Section 6 in The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007

Title: Powers of Institutes

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every Institute shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:- (a) to provide for instruction and research in such branches of engineering and technology, management, education, sciences and arts, as the Institute may think fit, and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches; (b) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles; (c) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions; (d) to fix, demand and receive fees and other charges; (e) to establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of students; (f) to supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and corporate life; (g) to provide for the maintenance of units of the National Cadet Corps for the students of the Institute; (h) to institute academic and other posts with the prior approval of the Central Government, and to make appointments thereto excluding the Director 1***; (i) to frame Statutes and Ordinances and to alter, modify or rescind the same; (j) to deal with any property belonging to or vested in the institute in such manner as the Institute may deem fit for advancing the objects of the Institute; (k) to receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be; (l) to co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects; (m) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals; (n) to undertake consultancy in the areas or disciplines relating to the Institute; and (o) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Institute. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), an Institute shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property without the prior approval of the Central Government. 1. The words "and the Deputy Director" omitted by Act 28 of 2012, s. 7 (w.e f. 7-6-2012).

Title: Institutes to be open to all races, creeds and classes.

Description: (1) Every Institute shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class, and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members, students, teachers or workers or in any other connection whatsoever. (2) No bequest, donation or transfer of any property shall be accepted by any Institute, which in the opinion of the Council involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this section.

Title: Teaching at Institutes

Description: All teaching at each of the Institutes shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances made in this behalf.

Title: Visitor

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of every Institute. (2) The Visitor may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of any Institute and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Visitor may direct. (3) Upon receipt of any such report, the Visitor may 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 Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions within reasonable time

Title: Authorities of Institutes

Description: The following shall be the authorities of an Institute, namely:-- (a) a Board of Governors; (b) a Senate; and (c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute.