Section 3 in The University of Allahabad Act, 2005

Title: Definitions

Description: 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 Statutes; (c) "appointed day" means the date of establishment of the University of Allahabad under sub-section (1) of section 4; (d) "Centre" means a unit of the University or of a University Institute providing teaching, consultancy and research facilities; (e) "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the University appointed under section 13; (f) "Constituent College" means a college prescribed as such by the Statutes; (g) "Constituent Institute" means an Institute prescribed as such by the Statutes; (h) "Court" means the Court of the University; (i) "Department" means a Department of a Faculty; (j) "Director" means the head of a University Institute or Constituent Institute; (k) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University; (l) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University; (m) "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University; (n) "Finance Officer" means the Finance Officer of the University appointed under section 18; (o) "Ordinances" means the Ordinances of the University; (p) "Principal' means the head of a University College or a Constituent College; (q) "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" means the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 15; (r) "Registrar" means the Registrar of the University appointed under section 17; (s) "Regulations" means the Regulations of the University; (t) "Statutes" means the Statutes of the University; (u) "teacher" means Professors, Readers and Lecturers appointed or recognised by the University; (v) "University" means the University of Allahabad established and incorporated under section 4; (w) "University appointed teacher" means a teacher appointed by the University for imparting instruction and conducting research in the University or any college or institution maintained by the University; (x) "University College" means a college or an institution maintained by the University or admitted to the privileges of the University as a Faculty; (y) "University Institute" means an Institute, established and maintained by the University; (z) "University recognised teacher" means a teacher recognised by the University for imparting instruction and conducting research in a college or institution admitted to the privileges of the University; and (za) "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 14.

Title: Incorporation of University of Allahabad

Description: (1) The University of Allahabad in the State of Uttar Pradesh, established under the Uttar Pradesh State Universities Act, 1973 (President's Act 10 of 1973), shall be established as a body corporate under this Act having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name. (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 headquarters of the University shall be at Allahabad.

Title: Effect of incorporation of Allahabad University

Description: On and from the appointed day,-- (a) any reference to the University of Allahabad in any law (other than this Act) or 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 University of Allahabad shall vest in the University; (c) all rights and liabilities of the University of Allahabad shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the University; (d) every person employed by the University of Allahabad immediately before the appointed day 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 passed, and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such 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 every person employed before the appointed day, pending the execution of a contract under section 34, shall be deemed to have been appointed in accordance with the provisions of a contract consistent with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes: Provided also that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Vice-Chancellor and ProVice-Chancellor of the University of Allahabad 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 University, appointed under the provisions of the Uttar Pradesh State Universities Act, 1973 (President's Act 10 of 1973) shall be deemed to have been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor under this Act, and shall hold office for a period of three months or till such time the Vice-Chancellor is appointed, whichever is earlier.

Title: Objects of University

Description: 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 the humanities, the social sciences, the basic and applied science and technology in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, interdisciplinary and professional studies and research, removal of gender disparities and the digital divide, and the application of knowledge to social advancement, national progress and human welfare; and to educate and train human resource for the development of the country.

Title: Powers of University

Description: The University shall have the following powers, namely:-- (i) to provide for instruction 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 and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause; (iii) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes; (iv) to organise and to undertake open learning programmes, extramural studies, training and extension services; (v) to institute Chairs, Principalships, Professorships, Readerships and Lecturerships and other teaching and academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Chairs, Principalships, Professorships, Readerships and Lecturerships and other teaching and academic positions; (vi) to recognise persons as University recognised teachers; (vii) to declare persons working in any other University or organisation, as teachers of the University; (viii) 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; (ix) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto; (x) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct; (xi) to establish and maintain University Colleges and University Institutes for imparting instruction and conducting research; (xii) to admit to its privileges colleges and institutions situated within the territorial jurisdiction of the University, as University Colleges, Constituent Institutes and Constituent Colleges, and to withdraw all or any of those privileges in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes; (xiii) to confer autonomous status on a college or an institution or a Department, as the case may be, and to withdraw such status, in accordance with the Statutes; (xiv) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institution of higher learning in such manner as may be prescribed and for such purposes as the University may determine; (xv) to determine standards of admission, including examination, evaluation or any other method of testing, to the University, and the institutions maintained by or admitted to the privileges of the University; (xvi) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges; (xvii) to establish and recognise hostels and supervise the residence of the students of the University, make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare and guide the Constituent Colleges and the Constituent Institutes to like ends in respect of the students enrolled thereat; (xviii) 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; (xix) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (xx) 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: Provided that no immovable property shall be disposed off except with the prior approval of the Central Government; (xxi) 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; and (xxii) to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University.

The University of Allahabad Act, 2005