Section 3 in The Manipur University Act, 2005
Title: Establishment of the University
(1) The Manipur University in the State of Manipur, established under the Manipur University Act, 1980 (Manipur Act 8 of 1980), shall be established as a body corporate under this Act by the same name of "Manipur University".
(2) 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.
(3) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.
(4) The headquarters of the University shall be at Imphal.
Title: Effect of establishment of the University
On and from the date of commencement of this Act,--
(a) any reference to the Manipur University in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the University;
(b) all properties, movable and immovable, of or belonging to the Manipur University shall vest in the University;
(c) all rights and liabilities of the Manipur University shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the University;
(d) every person employed by the Manipur University immediately before the commencement of this Act shall hold his office or service in the University by the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held the same if this Act had not been enacted, and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such promulgated tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Statutes:
Provided that if the alteration so made is not acceptable to such employee, his employment may be terminated by the University in accordance with the term of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment to him by the University of compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in case of permanent employees and one month's remuneration in the case of other employees:
Provided further that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Vice-Chancellor and ProVice-Chancellor of the Manipur University in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference respectively to the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University;
(e) the Vice-Chancellor of the Manipur University, appointed under the provisions of the Manipur University Act, 1980 (Manipur Act 8 of 1980) shall be deemed to have been appointed as the ViceChancellor under this Act, and shall hold office for a period of three months or till such time the first Vice-Chancellor is appointed under section 47 of the Act, whichever is earlier; and
(f) all Colleges, Institutions, Schools and Departments affiliated to, or admitted to the privileges of, or maintained by, the Manipur University shall stand affiliated to, or admitted to the privilege of, or maintained by, the University.
Title: Objects of the University
The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the State of Manipur; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
Title: Powers of the University
The University shall have the following powers, namely:--
(i) to provide for instructions in such branches of learning 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 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 recognise persons for imparting instructions in any College or Institution admitted to the privileges of the University;
(ix) to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teachers of the University for a specified period;
(x) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto;
(xi) 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;
(xii) to establish, with the prior approval of the Central Government, such Centres 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;
(xiii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
(xiv) to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions and Halls;
(xv) 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;
(xvi) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops, seminars and other programmes for teachers, evaluators and other academic staff;
(xvii) to admit to its privileges colleges and institutions within the State of Manipur not maintained by the University; to withdraw all or any of those privileges in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes; to recognise, guide, supervise, and control Halls not maintained by the University and other accommodation for students, and to withdraw any such recognition;
(xviii) 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;
(xix) to confer autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department, as the case may be, in accordance with the Statutes;
(xx) to determine standards of admission to the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;
(xxi) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;
(xxii) to supervise the residences of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;
(xxiii) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct;
(xxiv) 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;
(xxv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees; (xxvi) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University;
(xxvii) 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;
(xxviii) 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.
The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to the whole of the State of Manipur.