Section 6 in The Central Universities Act, 2009

Title: Powers of University

Description: The University shall have the following powers, namely:-- (i) to provide for instructions in such branches of learning like natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, technology and medicine as the University may, from time to time, determine and to make provisions for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge; (ii) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on, persons, on the basis of examination, evaluation or any other method of testing, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinction for good and sufficient cause; (iii) to organise and to undertake extramural studies, training and extension services; (iv) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes; (v) to provide facilities through the distance education system to such persons as it may determine; (vi) to institute Principalships, Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and other teaching or academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons such Principalships, Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships or other teaching or academic positions; (vii) to recognise an institution of higher learning for such purposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition; (viii) to appoint persons working in any other University or academic institution, including those located outside the country, as teachers of the University for a specified period; (ix) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto; (x) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institution of higher learning, including those located outside the country, in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine; (xi) to establish such centers and specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects; (xii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (xiii) to establish and maintain colleges, Institutions and Halls; (xiv) to make provision for research and advisory services and for that purpose to enter into such arrangements with other institutions, industrial or other organisations, as the University may deem necessary; (xv) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops, seminars and other programmes for teachers, evaluators and other academic staff; (xvi) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University; (xvii) to confer autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department, as the case may be, in accordance with the Statutes; (xviii) to determine standards of admission to the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing; (xix) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges; (xx) to supervise the residences of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare; (xxi) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct; (xxii) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students and the employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may be deemed by the University to be necessary; (xxiii) to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees; (xxiv) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and to acquire, hold and manage, and to dispose of, with the previous approval of the Central Government, any property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties, for the purposes of the University; (xxv) to borrow, with the previous approval of the Central Government, on the security of the Property of the University, money for the purposes of the University; and (xxvi) to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of its objects. (2) in exercising its powers referred to in sub-section (1), it shall be the endeavour of the University to maintain an all-India character and high standards of teaching and research, and the University shall, among other measures which may be necessary for the said purpose, take, in particular, the following measures, namely:-- (i) admission of students and recruitment of faculty shall be made on all-India basis; (ii) admissions of students shall be made on merit, either through Common Entrance Tests conducted individually by the University or in combination with other Universities, or on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination in such courses where the intake of students is small; (iii) inter-University mobility of faculty, with portable pensions and protection of seniority, shall be encouraged; (iv) semester system, continuous evaluation and choice-based credit system shall be introduced and the University shall enter into agreements with other Universities and academic institutions for credit transfer and joint degree programmes; (v) innovative courses and programmes of studies shall be introduced with a provision for periodic review and restructuring; (vi) active participation of students shall be ensured in all academic activities of the University, including evaluation of teachers; (vii) accreditation shall be obtained from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council or any other accrediting agency at the national level; and (viii) e-governance shall be introduced with an effective management information system.

Title: University open to all castes, creed, race or class

Description: The University shall be open to the persons of either sex and of whatever caste, creed, race or class, and it shall not be lawful for the University to adopt or impose on any person, any test whatsoever of religious belief or profession in order to entitle him to be appointed as a teacher of the University or to hold any other office therein or to be admitted as a student in the University or to graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof: Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the University from making special provision for the employment or admission of women, persons with disabilities or of persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the other socially and educationally backward classes of citizens: Provide further that no such special provision shall be made on the ground of domicile.

Title: Visitor of University

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of the University. (2) The Visitor may, from time to time, appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the University, including Colleges and Institutions maintained by it, and to submit a report thereon; and upon receipt of that report, the Visitor may, after obtaining the views of the Executive Council thereon through the Vice-Chancellor, take such action and issue such directions, as he considers necessary, in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the University shall abide by such action and be bound to comply with such directions. (3) The Visitor shall have the right to cause an inspection to be made by such person or persons, as he may direct, of the University, its buildings, libraries, laboratories and equipment, and of any College or Institution maintained by the University; and also of the examinations, teaching and other work conducted or done by the University and to cause an inquiry to be made in like manner in respect of any matter connected with the administration or finances of the University, College or Institutions. (4) The Visitor shall, in every matter referred to in sub-section (3), give notice of his intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made, to the University, and the University shall have the right to make such representations to the Visitor, as it may consider necessary. (5) After considering the representations, if any, made by the University, the Visitor may cause to be made such inspection or inquiry as is referred to in sub- section (3). (6) Where any inspection or inquiry has been caused to be made by the Visitor, the University shall be entitled to appoint a representative, who shall have the right to be present and be heard at such inspection or inquiry. (7) The Visitor may, if the inspection or inquiry is made in respect of the University or any College or Institution maintained by it, address the Vice-Chancellor with reference to the result of such inspection or inquiry together with such views and advice with regard to the action to be taken thereon, as the Visitor may be pleased to offer, and on receipt of address made by the Visitor, the Vice-Chancellor shall communicate, to the Executive Council, the views of the Visitor with such advice as the Visitor may offer upon the action to be taken thereon. (8) The Executive Council shall communicate through the Vice-Chancellor to the Visitor such action, if any, as it proposes to take or has been taken upon the result of such inspection or inquiry. (9) Where, the Executive Council does not, within a reasonable time, take action to the satisfaction of the Visitor, the Visitor may, after considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the Executive Council, issue such directions, as he may think fit, and the Executive Council shall comply with such directions. (10) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, the Visitor may, by order in writing, annul any proceeding of the University which is not in conformity with this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances: Provided that before making any such order, he shall call upon the Registrar to show cause why such an order should not be made, and, if any cause is shown within a reasonable time, he shall consider the same. (11) The Visitor shall have such other powers as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Officers of University

Description: The following shall be the officers of the University, namely:-- 1. The Chancellor; 2. The Vice-Chancellor; 3. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor; 4. The Deans of Schools; 5. The Registrar; 6. The Finance Officer; 7. The Controller of Examination; 8. The Librarian; and 9. Such other officers as may be declared by the Statutes to be the officers of the University

Title: Chancellor

Description: (1) The Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes. (2) The Chancellor shall, by virtue of his office, be the head of the University and shall, if present, preside at the Convocations of the University held for conferring degrees and meetings of the Court

The Central Universities Act, 2009