Section 2 in The English and Foreign Languages University Act, 2006
In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University;
(b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Ordinances;
(c) "Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies of the University;
(d) "Chancellor", "Vice-Chancellor" and "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" mean, respectively, the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University;
(e) "College" means a College maintained by the University;
(f) "Court" means the Court of the University;
(g) "Department" means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies;
(h) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more such means;
(i) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University;
(j) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University;
(k) "Hall" means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, or of a College or an Institution, maintained by the University;
(l) "Institution" means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by the University;
(m) "Principal" means the head of a College or an Institution and includes where there is no Principal, the person for the time being duly appointed to act as Principal, and, in the absence of the Principal or the acting Principal, a Vice-Principal duly appointed as such;
(n) "recognised institution" means an institution of higher learning recognised by the University;
(o) "recognised teachers" means persons working in any recognised institution and recognised by the University for the purpose of imparting instruction or conducting research or both;
(p) "School" means a School of Studies of the University;
(q) "Statutes", "Ordinances" and "Regulations" mean, respectively, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University for the time being in force;
(r) "teachers of the University" means Professors, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and are designated as teachers by the Ordinances;
(s) "University" means the Central Institute of English, Hyderabad Society founded by the Central Government at Hyderabad in 1958 as a Society registered under the Hyderabad Society Registration Act, 1350 (Act 1 of 1350 Fasli) which was renamed as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad Society in 1972 and declared in 1973 as an Institution deemed to be a University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956);and which is incorporated as a university under this Act.
Title: Establishment of the University
(1) There shall be established, in the State of Andhra Pradesh, a University by the name of "The English and Foreign Languages University".
(2) The headquarters of the University shall be at Hyderabad, campuses at Lucknow and Shillong; and it may establish campuses at such other places as it may deem fit.
(3) The first Chancellor, the first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council, and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, shall constitute the University.
(4) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.
Title: Dissolution of the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad Society and transfer of all the properties and effect of establishment of the University
On and from the commencement of this Act,--
(i) the Society known as the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad Society, shall be dissolved, and all properties, movable or immovable, and all rights, powers and privileges of the said Society shall be transferred to and vest in the University and shall be applied to the objects and purposes for which the University is established;
(ii) all debts, liabilities and obligations of the said Society shall be transferred to the University and shall thereafter be discharged and satisfied by it;
(iii) all references in any enactment to the said Society shall be construed as references to the University;
(iv) any will, deed or other document, whether made or executed before or after the commencement of this Act, which contains any bequest, gift or trust in favour of the said Society shall be construed as if the University was therein named instead of the Society;
(v) subject to the provisions of this Act, every person employed immediately before the commencement of this Act in the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, shall hold such employment in the University by the same tenure and on the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension and gratuity as he would have held under the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, if this Act had not been passed.
Title: Objects of the University
The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional, research and extension facilities in the teaching of English and Foreign Languages and Literature in India; to train language teachers in methods and approaches appropriate to the Indian context; to provide expertise in language and teacher education to foreign professionals; to evolve indigenous ways of testing of languages proficiency; to make provisions for innovative teaching-learning materials in both print and electronic media; to take appropriate measures for inter-disciplinary studies and research in Literary and Cultural Studies; and to develop critical intercultural understanding of the civilizations.
Title: Powers of the University
The University shall have the following powers, namely:--
(i) to provide for instructions in the relevant branches of learning and to make provision for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge for furtherance of its objects;
(ii) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions 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, Readerships, Lecturerships and other teaching or academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Principalships,
Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships 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 educational institution 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 in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine;
(xi) to establish, with the prior approval of the Central Government, such Campuses, Centres and specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction, within or outside India, 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 recognise, guide, supervise and control Halls not maintained by the University and other accommodation for students, and to withdraw any such recognition;
(xvii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants, Scholars and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University;
(xviii) to confer autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department, as the case may be, in accordance with the Statutes;
(xix) to determine standards of admission to the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;
(xx) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;
(xxi) to supervise the residences of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;
(xxii) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct;
(xxiii) 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;
(xxiv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees;
(xxv) 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;
(xxvi) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University;
(xxvii) 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.