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Bhavnagar University Act, 1978

Bhavnagar University Act, 1978 (PDF)Gujrat State

Gujarat Act No. 26 of 1978

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[Dated 17th April, 1978]
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6

 

·  Amended by Gujarat 11 of 1979

·  Amended by Gujarat 10 of 1982 (w.r.e.f. 09-12-1981)

·  Amended by Gujarat 9 of 1983 (w.r.e.f. 25-01-1983)

·  Amended by Gujarat 7 of 1987, dated 25-02-1987

·  Amended by Gujarat 24 of 1987 (w.r.e.f. 06-06-1987)

·  Amended by Gujarat 1 of 1988 (w.e.f. 14-12-1988)

·  Amended by Gujarat 3 of 1991, dated 06-03-1991

·  Amended by Gujarat 14 of 2002, dated 06-04-2002 (w.e.f. 01-08-2002)

·  Amended by Gujarat 25 of 2003, dated 17-09-2003 (w.r.e.f. 26-06-2003)

For the Statement of Objects and Reasons, see .Gujarat Government Gazette, Extraordinary Part V, dated the 27th March, 1978, pp. 204-205.

This Act was assented to by the Governor on the 17th April, 1978.

For transitory provision see Section 21 of Gujarat 7 of 1987.

An Act to establish and incorporate a teaching [and affiliating] University at Bhavnagar to be known as the Bhavnagar University.

It is hereby enacted in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

CHAPTER I

Preliminary

  1. Short title, extent and commencement.– (1) This Act may be called the Bhavnagar University Act, 1978.

(2) This section shall come into force at once and the remaining provisions shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions and any reference in any such provision to the date of the commencement of this Act shall be construed as reference to the date of the coming into force of that provision.

  1. Definitions.– In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(1) “affiliated college” means a college affiliated under Section 5 or 35;

(2) “approved institution” means an institution approved under Section 38;

[(2A) “autonomous college” means a college which exercises the powers conferred on it under Section 42A;

(2B) “autonomous recognised institution” means a recognised institution which exercises the powers conferred on it under Section 42A;

(2C) “autonomous University Department” means a University Department which exercises the powers conferred on it under Section 42A;]

(3) “college” means a degree college or an affiliated college teaching any of the courses [leading to a diploma or degree];

(4) “degree college” means an affiliated college which is authorised to submit its students to an examination qualifying for any degree of the University;

(5) “department” means a department designated as such by Ordinances with reference to a subject or a group of subjects;

(6) “head master” means the head of a Secondary School;

(7) “hostel” means a unit of residence for students maintained or recognised by the University under this Act;

(8) “Principal” means the head of a college;

(9) “recognised institution” means an institution recognised under Section 37;

(10) “registered graduate” means a graduate registered under the provisions of this Act;

(11) “secondary school” means a secondary school registered or deemed to have been registered under Section 31 of the Gujarat Secondary Education Act, 1972 (Gujarat 18 of 1973);

(12) “secondary teachers” means such class of teachers imparting instruction in secondary schools as may be declared to be secondary teachers by the Statutes;

(13) “Statutes”, “Ordinances”, “Regulations” and “Rules” mean respectively the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules made under this Act and for the time being in force;

[(13A) “student” means a person studying in a college or a University Department;]

(14) “teachers” means professors, readers, lecturers and such other persons imparting instruction in the University or a University college, or an affiliated college or a recognised institution or an approved institution, as may be declared to be teachers by the Statutes;

[(15) “teachers of the University” means teachers appointed by the University for imparting instruction in the University Department;]

(16) “University” means the Bhavnagar University constituted under this Act;

(17) “University area” means the areas specified in Schedule I;

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(19) “University college” means a college transferred to the University under Section 67 and maintained by it or a college which the University may establish or maintain under this Act;

(20) “University department” means any post-graduate or research institution or department maintained by the University.

CHAPTER II

The University

  1. Incorporation of the University.– (1) The Chancellor, the first Vice-Chancellor of the University and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council of the University and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of “The Bhavnagar University”.

(2) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue and be sued by the said name.

(3) The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable or immovable property which may vest in or be acquired by it for the purposes of the University, to raise loans on the securities of its assets and to contract and do all other things necessary for the purposes of this Act:

Provided that the power to raise any such loan shall be exercised after obtaining previous permission of the State Government.

(4) The headquarters of the University shall be at Bhavnagar.

  1. Powers of the University.– Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, the University shall have the following powers, namely:

(1) to provide for instruction, teaching and training in such branches of learning and courses of study as it may think fit, and to make provision for research, advancement and dissemination of knowledge and to conduct special under-graduate courses for talented students;

(2) to make such provision as would enable University colleges, affiliated colleges, recognised institutions and approved institutions to undertake specialisation of studies;

(3) to organise common laboratories, libraries museums and other equipment for teaching and research;

(4) to establish, maintain, take over by agreement and manage colleges, departments, faculties, centres and institutes of research or-specialised studies;

(5) to establish within the University area or outside that area such field stations, specialised laboratories, and other units for research and instructions as are necessary for the furtherance of its objects;

(6) to institute professorships, readership, lecturerships and any other posts of teachers required by the University;

(7) to create such teaching, administrative and other posts as the University may deem necessary from time to time and to make appointments thereto;

(8) to appoint or recognise persons as professors, readers or lecturers or otherwise as teachers of the University;

(9) to lay down the courses of instruction for the various examinations;

(10) to guide teaching and research work in college, [University departments and recognised institutions];

(11) to institute degrees, diplomas and other academic titles and distinctions;

(12) to hold examinations or tests and to confer degrees and diplomas on and grant certificates to persons who-

(a) have pursued approved courses of study in the University or in a University or affiliated college unless exempted therefrom, in the manner prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules and have passed the examinations prescribed by the University, or

(b) have carried on research under conditions prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations or Rules;

(13) to confer honorary degrees or other academic distinctions in the manner laid down by the Statutes;

(14) to grant such diplomas to, and to provide such lectures, instruction and training for, persons who are not enrolled as students of the University, as may be determined by the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules;

(15) to withdraw or cancel any degree, diploma or certificate conferred or granted by the University, in the manner prescribed by Statutes;

(16) to associate or admit educational institutions with or to the privileges of the University byway of affiliation, recognition or approval;

(17) to withdraw or modify either in whole or in part, affiliation, recognition or approval of educational institutions;

[(17A) to submit to the State Government proposals for conferment of autonomy on any affiliated college or a University college or a University Department or a recognized institution entitling it to privilege in the matters of admission of students, prescribing the courses of study, imparting instruction in teaching and training in the courses of study, the holding and conduct of examinations and the powers to make necessary rules for the purpose;

(17B) to recommend to the State Government withdrawal of autonomy conferred on any affiliated college, recognized institution or a University college or Department;]

(18) to inspect colleges, recognised institutions and approved institutions, and to take measures to ensure that proper standards of instruction, teaching and training are maintained in them, and that adequate library and laboratory provisions are made therein;

(19) to lay down and regulate the salary scales, allowances and other conditions of service of the members of the teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff of the University, affiliated colleges and recognised and approved institutions;

(20) (a) to control and co-ordinate the activities of, and to give financial aid to University colleges, affiliated colleges, recognised institutions and approved institutions; and

(b) to regulate the fees to be paid by the students in affiliated colleges, University colleges, recognised and approved institutions;

(21) to hold and manage trusts and endowments;

(22) to institute and to award fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals, prizes and other awards;

(23) to make special provision for the spread of University education among classes and communities which are educationally backward;

(24) to lay down courses of study to meet the requirements of rural planning, development and reconstruction and to provide for instruction, teaching and training in such courses;

(25) to make special provision for disseminating knowledge and promoting arts and culture, including holding of exhibitions;

(26) to fix, to demand and to receive or recover such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by Ordinances;

(27) to establish, maintain and manage hostels;

(28) to recognise hostels not maintained by the University, to inspect such hostels and to withdraw recognition thereof;

(29) to co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control the residence, conduct and discipline of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;

(30) to take disciplinary action against the students of the University and to impose such punishments upon them as may be deemed fit for misconduct or breach of discipline within or outside the University, including the use of unfair means at an examination or in relation thereto by themselves or by any other persons or abetment thereof;

(31) to co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control the conduct of undergraduate teaching and instruction in colleges;

(32) to conduct, co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control post-graduate teaching and research work in the University Departments, University colleges, affiliated colleges and institutions recognised or approved by the University;

(33) to institute and manage:

(a) Printing and Publication Department,

(b) University Extension Boards,

(c) Information Bureaux, and

(d) Employment Bureaux;

(34) to make provisions for the following activities and, activities allied thereto:

(a) for continuing Education, Adult Education, Extension Services, Extra-Mural teaching and other recognised educational activities;

(b) for physical education, National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, National Sports Organisation, Military training and such other recognised activities;

(c) for students’ unions; and

(d) for Sports and athletic activities;

(35) to co-operate with other Universities, authorities or associations or any other public or private bodies in such manner and for such purpose as the University may determine;

(36) to promote the development of the study of Gujarati and Hindi in Devnagari scripts and the use of Gujarati or Hindi in Devnagari script or both as a media of institution and examination;

(37) to make arrangements for training for competitive examinations for recruitment to the services under the Union and State Governments;

(38) to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property movable and immovable, including trust or endowed property within or outside the University area, for the purposes or objects of the University and to invest any funds representing such property in such manner as the University thinks fit;

(39) to raise public loans on the security of the assets of the University for the purpose of the University, with the previous approval of the State Government;

(40) to enter into any agreement for the incorporation in the University of any other institution and for taking over its rights, properties and liabilities and for any other purpose not repugnant to this Act;

(41) to do all such acts and things whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the University and generally to cultivate and promote Arts, Science and other branches of learning and culture.

  1. Jurisdiction and admission to privileges.– (1) No educational institution within the University area shall, save with the sanction of the State Government and the University, be associated in any way, with or seek admission to any privileges of, any other University established by law.

(2) Any such privileges enjoyed from the Saurashtra University before the date on which this Act comes into force by any educational institution situate within the University area shall be deemed to be withdrawn with effect from such date.

(3) With effect on and from such date all educational institutions admitted to the privileges of the Saurashtra University situate within the University area shall be deemed to be admitted to the privileges of the University, and such institutions shall, on and from such date cease to be associated with and to enjoy the privileges of the Saurashtra University and the Saurashtra University Act, 1965 (Gujarat 39 of 1965) shall thereupon cease to apply to them. The University shall, as far as may be possible and consistent with this Act, admit such institutions to all such privileges as they had from the Saurashtra University immediately before such date.

(4) Any educational institution in the State of Gujarat situate outside the University area or in other territories outside the State may, subject to such conditions and restrictions as the University and the State Government think fit to impose, be admitted to the privileges of the University.

  1. University open to all irrespective of sex, religion, class, creed or opinion.– (1) No person shall be excluded from any office of the University or from membership of any of its authorities or from admission to any degree, diploma or other academic distinction or course of study on the sole ground of sex, race, creed, caste, class, place of birth, religious belief or political or other opinion :

Provided that the University may, subject to the previous sanction of the State Government maintain, affiliate or recognise any college or institution exclusively for women, or reserve for women or members of classes and communities which are educationally backward, seats for the purpose of admission as students in any institutions maintained by the University.

(2) It shall not be lawful for the University to impose on any person any test whatsoever relating to sex, race, caste, class, place of birth, religious belief or profession, or political or other opinion in order to entitle him to be admitted as a teacher or a student or to hold any office or post in the University or to qualify for any degree, diploma or other academic distinction or to enjoy or exercise any privileges of the University or any benefaction thereof.

  1. Inspection and inquiry.– (1) The Chancellor 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, laboratories, libraries, museums, workshops and equipment, of any institution, college or hostel maintained, recognised or approved by, or affiliated to, the University, of the teaching and other work conducted by the University, and of the conduct of examinations held by the University; and to cause an inquiry to be made in respect of any matter connected with the University. The Chancellor shall in every case give notice to the University of his intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made and the University shall be entitled to be represented thereat.

(2) The Chancellor shall communicate to the Executive Council [* * *] his views with reference to the results of such inspection or inquiry and shall, after ascertaining the opinion of the Executive Council [* * *] thereon, advise the University on the action to be taken.

(3) The Executive Council shall report to the Chancellor such action, if any, as it has taken or may propose to take upon results of the inspection or inquiry. Such report shall be submitted [**********] within such time as the Chancellor may direct.

(4) Where the Executive Council does not within a reasonable time take action to the satisfaction of the Chancellor, the Chancellor 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.

(5) The State Government may, whenever it deems fit, cause a like inspection or inquiry to be made in the manner described in sub-sections (1) to (3) and shall have for the purposes of such inspection or inquiry, all the powers of the Chancellor under the said sub-sections.

CHAPTER III

Officers of the University

  1. Officers of the University.– The following shall be the officers of the University, namely:-

(i) The Chancellor,

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor,

[(ii-a) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor,]

(iii) The Deans of Faculties,

(iv) The Registrar, and

(v) Such other officers in the service of the University, as may be declared by the Statutes to be officers of the University.

[8A. Eligibility of age limit for appointment, nomination, co-option in various authorities and on various offices. – (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules, no person shall be appointed, nominated or, as the case may be, co-opted,-

(i) on the post of officers referred to in clauses (iii), (iv) and (v) of section 8;

(ii) on the post of teacher; or

(iii) as a member of any of the authorities of the University, any committee or any other body thereof after he attains the age of 62 years:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to the Chairman or a member of any of the authorities of the University, committee or any other body thereof, who holds the Chairmanship or membership by virtue of his office as a Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor or, as the case may be, the Pro-Vice Chancellor.

(2) Any person who has been appointed on the posts referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) of sub-section (1) or nominated or co-opted as a member of any of the authorities of the University, any committee or any other body thereof, shall cease to hold his office as such or, as the case may be, to be a member after attaining the age of 62 years.]

  1. The Chancellor.– (1) The Governor of Gujarat shall be the Chancellor of the University.

(2) The Chancellor shall, by virtue of this office, be the head of the University and the President of the Court and shall, when present, preside at the meetings of the Court and at any convocation of the University.

(3) The Chancellor shall have such other powers as may be conferred on him by this Act or the Statutes.

  1. The Vice-Chancellor.– (1) [The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor in consultation with the State Government]from amongst three persons recommended under sub-section (3) by a committee appointed for the purpose under subsection (2).

(2) [(a) For the purposes of sub-section (1), the Chancellor shall appoint a Committee which shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(i) two members (not being persons connected with the University or with any affiliated college, recognised institution or approved institution) out of whom one shall be a person nominated in the manner prescribed by the Statutes by the Executive Council and the Academic Council jointly and the other shall be a person nominated in the manner prescribed by the Statutes by the Vice-Chancellor of all the Universities established by law in the State of Gujarat;

(ii) one member to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(iii) one member to be nominated by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission:] [Provided that in any case where for any reason whatsoever a person is not nominated-

(a) under sub-clause (i) by the Executive Council and the Academic Council jointly, or by the Vice-Chancellors, or

(b) under sub-clause (iii) by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, it shall be lawful for the Chancellor to nominate a person to be a member of the Committee in any such case.]

(c) The Chancellor shall appoint one of the three members of the Committee as its Chairman.

(3) The Committee so appointed shall, within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by Statutes, select three persons whom it considers fit for being appointed as Vice-Chancellor and [shall recommend to the Chancellor the names of the persons so selected arranged in an alphabetical order] together with such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Statutes:

Provided that as far as possible the Committee shall not select any such person who if appointed as Vice-Chancellor, would cease to hold that office on account of attaining the age of 65 years before completion of the term of three years.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of three years and he shall be eligible for reappointment to that office for a further term of three years only:

Provided that no person appointed as the Vice-Chancellor shall continue to hold his office as such after he attains the age of 65 years.

(5) The emoluments to be paid to the Vice-Chancellor, and the terms and conditions subject to which he shall hold office, [shall be such,-as may be determined by the State Government]:

Provided that such emoluments or such terms and conditions shall not, during the currency of the term of the holder of that office, be varied to his disadvantage without his consent.

(6) (a) During the leave or absence of the Vice-Chancellor, or

(b) in the event of a permanent vacancy in the office of the Vice-Chancellor, until an appointment is made under sub-section (1) to that office, [Pro-Vice-Chancellor and in the absence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor [one of the Deans or] [the Senior professor nominated by the Chancellor] for that purpose shall carry on the current duties of the office of the Vice-Chancellor.

  1. Powers of the Vice-Chancellor.– (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive and academic officer of the University and shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at meetings of the Court and any convocation of the University. He shall be an ex-officiomember and Chairman of the Executive Council, and of the Academic Council. He shall be entitled to be present with the right to speak, at any meeting of any other authority or body of the University, but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of that authority or body.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall have power to convene meetings of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council and such other authority of the University of which he may be the Chairman. He may delegate this power to any other officer of the University.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules are faithfully observed and he shall have all powers necessary for the purpose.

(4) (a) If there are reasonable grounds for the vice-Chancellor to believe that there is an emergency which requires immediate action to be taken, he shall take such action as he thinks necessary, and shall at the earliest opportunity thereafter, [furnish information regarding his action] to such officer, authority or body as would have in the ordinary course, dealt with the matter.

(b) When action taken by the Vice-Chancellor under this sub-section affects any person in the service of the University, such person shall be entitled to prefer within thirty days from the date on which such action is communicated to him, an appeal to the Executive Council.

(5) Where any matter is required to be regulated by the Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations, but no Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations are made in that behalf, the Vice-Chancellor may, when in his opinion there is an emergency requiring such matter to be promptly regulated regulate the matter by issuing such directions as he thinks necessary, and shall, at the earliest opportunity thereafter, place them before the Executive Council or other authority or body concerned for approval. He may, at the same time, initiate the necessary action for the purpose of making the Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations, as the case may be, required to regulate such matter.

(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall give effect to the orders of the Executive Council and shall exercise general control over the affairs of the University. He shall be responsible for the discipline of the University in accordance with this Act, Statutes and Ordinances.

[(6-A) (a) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (4) and notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (5) and (6), where the Vice-Chancellor after making such inquiry as he deems fit is of the opinion that the execution of any order or resolution of an authority specified in or declared under Section 14, or the doing of anything which is about to be done or is being done by or on behalf of the University-

(i) is inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or of any statute, ordinance, rule or regulation, or

(ii) is not in the interest of the University, or

(iii) is likely to lead to breach of peace, he may forward a copy of the order or resolution or, as the case may be, refer the doing of the thing, with a statement of reasons, to the authority which made the order or passed the resolution or proposes to do the thing for reconsideration by that authority as to whether the said order or resolution may not be rescinded, or revised or modified in the manner stated by him, or the doing of the thing be refrained from.

(b) Where the authority after reconsideration revises or modifies the order or the resolution in the manner stated by the Vice-Chancellor, then notwithstanding anything contained in Clause (e) such revised or modified order or resolution shall revive from the date of the revision or modification.

(c) Where the authority revises or modifies the order or resolution in such manner as is inconsistent with the manner stated by the Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor shall refer the matter to [the Chancellor for his decision].

(d) [The Chancellor] may, on such reference, being made, revise or modify the order or resolution or direct that the order or resolution shall continue to be in force with or without modification permanently or for such period as it may specify:

Provided that the order or resolution shall not be revised or modified or continued by[the Chancellor] without giving the concerned authority a reasonable opportunity of showing the cause against the order.

(e) The order, resolution or, as the case may be, the doing of thing, shall remain in abeyance from the date of the action of the Vice-Chancellor of forwarding the copy of order or resolution or of making reference under Clause (a) till the date of the order of [the Chancellor] under Clause (d)].

(7) It shall be lawful for the Vice-Chancellor, as the principal executive and academic officer, to regulate the work with conduct of the officers, and of the teaching, academic and other employees of the University, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.

(8) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.

[11A. Pro-Vice Chancellor. – (1) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by [the Chancellor] from amongst three persons recommended by the Vice-Chancellor.

[(2) (a) The term of the office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be co-terminus with that of the Vice-Chancellor.

(b) Subject to the provisions of Clause (a), he shall be eligible for appointment to that office for a further term:

Provided that no person appointed as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall continue to hold his office as such after he attains the age of 65 years.]

(3) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole-time salaried officer and his emoluments and conditions of service shall be such as shall be determined by the State Government:

Provided that the emoluments and conditions of service of the holder of such office shall not during currency of the term of the holding of that office, be varied to his disadvantage without his consent.

(4) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal inspecting officer of the University and shall exercise such of the powers and perform such of the duties of the Vice-Chancellor as the Vice-Chancellor may either specially or generally confer or impose on him with the approval of the Executive Council.

(5) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall, in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor, or in the event of his being unable to perform duties of his office exercise all the rights and powers and discharge all the functions and duties of the Vice-Chancellor.

(6) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall preside-

(a) in the absence of the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor, at the meetings of the Senate, and

(b) in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor at the meetings of any other authority of the University or a committee thereof.]

  1. The Registrar.– The Registrar shall be a whole time salaried officer and shall act as the Secretary of the Court, of the Executive Council and of the Academic Council. He shall be appointed by the Executive Council in accordance with the recommendations made by the Selection Committee to be constituted by the Executive Council in the manner prescribed by Statutes and the qualifications, emoluments and conditions of service shall be determined by such Statutes. He shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.
  2. Other officers.– The powers and duties of the Officers of the University referred to in Clause (v) of Section 8 shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.

CHAPTER IV

Authorities of the University

  1. Authorities of University.– The following shall be the authorities of the University, namely:-

(1) The Court,

(2) The Executive Council,

(3) The Academic Council,

(4) The Faculties,

(5) The Board of Post graduate Teaching and Research,

(6) The Boards of Studies,

[(6-A) The Finance Committee,

(6-B) The Planning Board.]

(7) Such other Boards and bodies of the University as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the University.

  1. The Court.– (1) The Court shall consist of the following members, namely:-

Class-I ex-Officio Members

(A) (i) The Chancellor,

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor,

[(iii) The last Ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University residing in the State],

[(iii-a) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor],

(iv) The Registrar.

(B) [(i) “The Director of Higher Education], or an officer not below the rank of a Joint [Director of Higher Education] designated by such Director;

(ii) The Director of Technical Education, or an officer not below the rank of a Joint Director of Technical Education designated by such Director;

[(iii) The Director of Health and Medical services and Medical Education or an officer not below the rank of a Joint Director of Health and Medical Services and Medical Education designated by such Director;] [(iv) The Chairman of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board;]

(v) The Director of employment and Training,’if any, or an Officer not below the rank of a Joint Director of Employment and Training designated by such Director;

(Q (i) The Heads of the University Departments,

(ii) Deans of Faculties;

(iii) Principals of degree colleges;

(iv) Heads of recognised institutions.

Class-II Ordinary Members

(A) Elected as specified below:-

(i) Such number of members as is specified below against each Faculty by teachers (other than Heads of University Departments, Principals and Heads of recognised institutions) in the subject or subjects comprised in each such Faculty in the following manner as prescribed by Statutes :-

(a) Teachers in Arts (from amongst themselves) 2
(b) Teachers in Science (from amongst themselves) 2
(c) Teachers in Commerce (from amongst themselves) 2
(d) Teachers in Law (from amongst themselves) 1
(e) Teachers in Education (from amongst themselves) 1
(f) Teachers in Rural Studies (from amongst themselves) 1
(g) Teachers in each such additional Faculty as may be prescribed by the Statutes (from amongst themselves)

(ii) Two members from amongst such teachers of the University Departments, who are not the Heads of those Departments;

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(iv) One member by each of the following bodies from amongst its members, namely:-

(a) The Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

(b) The Bhavnagar Municipality.

(c) The Bhavnagar District Panchayat.

(d) The Saurashtra Chamber of commerce, Bhavnagar.

(v) One member by head-masters of secondary schools situated within the University area from amongst themselves in the manner specified in the Statutes;

(vi) One member by secondary teachers, other than head-masters of secondary schools, situate within the University area from amongst themselves in the manner specified in the Statutes;

(vii) One member each by-

(a) the Bar Council of the State of Gujarat from amongst its members,

(b) The Gujarat Medical Council, from amongst its members,

(c) The Institute of Engineers (India), Gujarat Centre, from amongst its members:

Provided that no person shall be elected to be a member of the Court by the Gujarat Medical Council if the University has no Faculty of Medicine or by the Institute of Engineers (India), Gujarat Centre, if the University has no Faculty of Engineering.

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(ix) One member (other than teachers or secondary teachers or head-masters) elected Facultywise by registered graduates from amongst themselves in each Faculty in the manner specified in the Statutes:

Provided that the number of such members shall not exceed seven and if the number of Faculties exceeds seven, the Faculties shall be suitably grouped in seven groups in the manner specified in the Statutes for the purpose of electing seven such members ;

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(B) (i) Four persons nominated by the Chancellor, from amongst distinguished educationists, scholars, social workers, women and representatives of the minorities, backward communities and such other class of persons;

(ii) four members to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor in the manner prescribed by Statutes as shown below:-

(a) two post-graduate students who are wholly engaged in the studies in the University, from the members of Faculties of the University,

(b) two under graduate students who are wholly engaged in the studies in college, from the first five students in order of their merit in an examination held immediately before their appointment.

[(C) (i) One member from amongst such teachers of recognised institutions who are not the Heads of those Institutions to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation in the manner specified in the Statutes;

(ii) One member from the management of colleges affiliated to the University to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation in the manner specified in the Statutes;

(iii) One member from the following donors to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation in the manner specified by the Statutes, namely:-

Donors each donating money or property of the value of not less than one lakh of rupees-

(a) to, or for the purposes of, the University, or

(b) to, or for the purposes of, a college or institution affiliated to or recognized by the University irrespective of whether the donation was made before or after such affiliation or recognition:

Provided that the right to be nominated on the Court shall not extend beyond the period of twenty years from the date of acceptance of such donation by the college, institution or, as the case may be, the University.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this paragraph the value of property means the market value of the property at the date of acceptance and the decision as to market value shall rest with the Executive Council and shall be final.]

(2) No employee, other than a teacher, of the University, an affiliated college or a recognised or approved institution shall be eligible for the election to the Court.

(3) The term of office of the elected members and the members nominated by the Chancellor shall be five years.

(4) The term of office of the students referred to in Clause (ii) of paragraph (B) of subsection (1) shall be the academic year in which they are appointed.

  1. Meetings of the Court.– (1) The Court shall, on a date to be fixed by the Chancellor meet once a year at a meeting to be called the annual meeting of the Court.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor may, whenever the thinks fit, and shall upon a requisition in writing signed by not less than one third of the total number of members of the court, convene a special meeting of the Court.

  1. Powers and duties of the Court.– Subject to the other provisions of this Act, the Court shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:-

(a) to review, from time to time, the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University;

(b) to consider and pass resolutions on the annual report and the annual accounts of the University and the audit report on such accounts;

(c) to advise the Chancellor in respect of any matter which may be referred to it for advice; and

(d) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by this Act or the Statutes.]

  1. The Executive Council.– (1) The Executive Council shall be the executive authority of the University and shall consist of the following, namely:-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio Chairman;

(ii) [The Director of Higher Education], and if he is unable to attend, the officer designated under clause (ii) of paragraph (B) of Class 1 of subsection (1) of Section 15;

[(ii-a) The Director of Technical Education, and if he is unable to attend, the officer designated under Clause (ii) of paragraph (B) of Class I of subsection (1) of Section 15;

(ii-b) The Director of Health and’ Medical Services and Medical Education and if he is unable to attend, the officer designated under clause (iii) of paragraph (B) of class 1 of sub-section (1) of Section 15;]

(iii) One dean of a Faculty nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from amongst the Deans of Faculties, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

[(iv) One Head of the University Department nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the members of the Court who are the Heads of the University Departments in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(v) Two persons to be nominated by the Chancellor from amongst the members of the Court who are neither teachers nor students nor employees of any University or affiliated college or recognised or approved institution;

(vi) One University Professor to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the members of the Court, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(vii) One teacher of a University Department other than the Head of the University Department to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the members of the Court, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(viii) Two Principals of affiliated colleges to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst such members of the Court who are Principals of affiliated colleges, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(viii-a) One teacher of the affiliated college other than a Principal dominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst such members of the Court who are teachers of affiliated colleges, in the manner specified by the Statutes;]

(ix) One member of the Academic Council who is a teacher elected by the Academic Council from amongst the members of the Court;

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(xi) One representative of the donors and of managements of the affiliated colleges, elected by the Court from amongst its members:

Provided that a nominated member or an elected member shall cease to hold office as such member if he ceases to be a member of the Court or, as the case may be, of the Academic Council, or to be a Dean, a University teacher, a Principal or, as the case may be, a teacher.

(2) The term of office of the elected and nominated members shall be three years.

  1. Powers and duties of the Executive Council.– (1) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, the Executive Council shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:-

(i) to hold, control and administer the property and funds of the University;

(ii) to enter into, vary, carry out or cancel contracts on behalf of the University in the exercise or performance of the powers and duties assigned to it by or under this Act or the Statutes;

(iii) to determine the form and provide for the custody and regulate the use of the common seal of the University;

(iv) to administer funds placed at the disposal of the University for specific purposes;

(v) to frame the annual financial estimates of the University and to place them before the Court for suggestions;

(a) to adopt annual financial estimates after considering the suggestions, if any, of the Court;

(b) to reduce the amount of any budget grant;

(c) to sanction the transfer of any amount within a budget grant from one minor head to another, or from a subordinate head under one minor head to a subordinate head under another minor head; and to sanction the transfer of any amount within a minor head from one subordinate head to another, or from one primary unit to another;

(d) to make provision for buildings, premises, furniture, apparatus and other means needed for carrying on the work of the University;

(vii) to accept, on behalf of the University, bequests, donations and transfers of any movable or immovable property to the University;

(viii) to transfer any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;

(ix) to recommend to the Court, the raising of public loans on the security of the assets of the University with the previous approval of the State Government;

(x) to manage and regulate the funds, finances, accounts and investments of the University;

(xii) to institute and manage-

(a) Printing and Publication Department;

(b) University Extension Boards;

(c) Information Bureaux;

(d) Employment Bureaux; and

(e) Such other institutions or organisations as may be necessary for the functioning of the University;

(xiii) to make provision for the following activities and activities allied thereto-

(a) for continuing Education and Adult Education;

(b) for extramural teaching and extension courses and research and other recognised educational activities;

(c) physical education, National Cadet Corps. National Service Scheme, National Sports Organisation, military training and such other recognised activities;

(xiv) to manage and maintain colleges, departments, institutes of research or specialized studies, laboratories, libraries, museums and hostels of the University;

(xv) to establish within the University area or outside that area such field stations and specialized laboratories and such other units for research and instruction as are necessary for the furtherance of object of the University;

(xvi) to recognise hostels, to inspect such hostels and to withdraw recognition therefrom;

(xvii) to provide housing accommodation for University teachers and other employees, to the extent the finances of the University permit;

(xviii) to register secondary schools situate outside the State of Gujarat as may be provided by Statutes;

(xix) to recommend to the State Government to affiliate colleges;

(xx) to arrange for and to direct the inspection of affiliated colleges, recognised or approved institutions and hostels, to issue instructions for maintaining their efficiency and for ensuring proper conditions of employment, including salary scales and allowances for members of their teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff, and in case of disregard of such instructions, to recommend modification of the conditions of their affiliation or recognition or to take such other steps as it may deem proper;

(xxi) to recommend to the State Government-

(a) the withdrawal, either in whole or in part, or to modify, the rights conferred on a college by affiliation;

(b) the withdrawal or reduction of a grant to a college which makes default in carrying out the conditions of affiliation;

(xxii) to withdraw recognition or approval of institutions or to modify the right conferred on an institution by recognition or approval;

(xxiii) (a) to control and co-ordinate the activities of, and to give financial aid to, affiliated colleges and recognized or approved institutions, and

(b) to regulate the fees to be paid by the students in affiliated colleges, recognised and approved institutions;

(xxiv) to call for reports, returns and other information from colleges, recognised or approved institutions, or hostels; <

(xxv) to supervise and control the residence, conduct and discipline of the students of the affiliated colleges, University colleges, University Departments and recognised and approved institutions and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare, and to take disciplinary action against the students;

(xxvi) to recommend to the Court, the institution and conferment or grant of degrees, diplomas and certificates, in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;

(xxvii) to recommend to the Court, the conferment of honorary degrees, and other academic distinctions in the manner prescribed by Statutes;

(xxviii) to institute and award fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals, prizes and other awards;

(xxix) to appoint academic, administrative and other staff of the University, fix their emoluments, if any, and define their duties and the conditions of their service, and to take disciplinary action against them;

(xxx) to recognize a member of the staff of an affiliated college or recognised or approved institution as a professor, reader, lecturer or teacher of the University, and to withdraw such recognition;

(xxxi) [to fix remuneration of examiners] and to arrange for the conduct and publication of the results of University examinations and other tests;

(xxxii) to fix, demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by Ordinances;

(xxxiii) to make, amend and cancel Ordinances;

(xxxiv) to make provision for instruction, teaching and training in such branches of learning and courses of study as it may think fit for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;

(xxxv) to make such provision as will enable affiliated colleges and recognised or approved institutions to undertake specialisation of studies;

(xxxvi) to organize and make provision for common laboratories, libraries museums and other equipment for teaching and research;

(xxxvii) to institute professorships, readerships, lecturerships and other posts of teachers required by the University ;

(xxxviii)to lay down and regulate salary scales, allowances and conditions of service of officers, members of teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff of the University ;

(xxxix) to lay down and regulate the salary scales, allowances and conditions of service of the members of the teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff of affiliated colleges and recognised or approved institutions;

(xl) to recommend to the Court, the institution of new Departments and Faculties in the University;

(xli) to enter into any agreement for the incorporation in the University of any other institution and for taking over its rights, properties and liabilities and for any other purpose not repugnant to this Act;

(xlii) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by or under this Act, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations;

(xliii) to exercise all powers of the University not otherwise provided for in this Act or the Statutes and all other powers which are requisite to give effect to the provisions of this Act or the Statutes.

(2) The Executive Council shall not transfer any immovable property in exercise of its powers under clause (ix) of sub-section (1) except with the previous sanction of the Court; and no transfer of immovable property which is not made with such previous sanction shall be binding on the University.

(3) The powers and duties under clauses (xix) to (xxii), (xxvi) to (xxviii), (xxx), (xxxiii) to (xxxvii) and (xl) of sub-section (1) shall not be exercised by the Executive Council except upon the recommendations made by the Academic Council.

[(3-A) The powers and duties under clauses (xxxviii) and (xxxix) of the Executive Council, in so far as they relate to the laying down and regulating salary scales and allowances of the officers, members of the teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff of the university, affiliated colleges and recognised or approved institutions are concerned, shall be subject to the approval of the State Government.]

(4) The Executive Council, may by Ordinances appoint Committees to carry out its administrative work and define their constitution, functions and tenure.

(5) The Executive Council, shall make a report of every case of acceptance of property under clause (viii) of sub-section (1) to the Court.

  1. The Academic Council.– (1) The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University and shall consist of the following persons, namely:-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio Chairman;

[(i-a) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any, ex-officio;]

(ii) The Deans of the Faculties;

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(iv) One member, other than the Dean, elected by each Faculty from amongst its members;

[(v) not more than five Head of the University Department to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(vi) One Head of the recognised institution to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the Heads of recognised institutions, in the manner specified by the Statutes:] [(vii) two principals of colleges to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation, in the manner specified by the Statutes.] [Provided that a member specified in any of the clauses (ii) to [(vii)] shall cease to hold office as such member if he ceases to be a Dean of a Faculty, a member of a Faculty, a Head of the University Department [a Head of the recognised institution or, as the case may be, a Principal of a College.]]

(2) As soon as the Academic Council is constituted under sub-section (1), it may co-opt as its additional members, two eminent persons who are experts in any of the subjects taught in the University whether those persons are or are not connected with the University as its members, teachers or otherwise.

(3) The term of office of the members of the Academic Council other than ex-officiomembers shall be three years.

  1. Powers and duties of the Academic Council.– (1) The Academic Council shall have the control and general regulation of, and be responsible for the maintenance of the standards of teaching and examinations with the University.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, the Academic Council shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely :-

(i) to approve Regulations made by the Faculty concerned laying down courses of study;

(ii) to approve Regulations made by the Faculty concerned laying down special courses of study;

(iii) to arrange for co-ordination of studies and teaching in affiliated colleges and recognised and approved institutions;

(iv) to promote research within the University;

(v) to approve proposals for allocating subjects to the Faculties ;

(vi) to make proposals for the establishment of Departments, Institutes of Research and specialised studies, Libraries, Laboratories and Museums;

(vii) to recommend the institution of professorships, readerships, lecturerships and any other posts of teachers required by the University and for prescribing the duties of such posts;

(viii) to recommend proposals for the institution of fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, and medals and other awards and to make Regulations for their award;

(ix) to make Regulations regarding the examinations of the University and the conditions on which students shall be admitted to them;

(x) to make and approve Regulations prescribing the equivalence of examinations;

(xi) to approve Regulations prescribing the manner of granting exemption from approved courses of study in the University or in affiliated colleges for qualifying for degrees, diplomas and certificates;

(xii) to recommend to the Executive Council the institution and conferment of degrees, diplomas, and certificates in the manner prescribed by Statutes;

(xiii) to recommend to the Executive Council the conferment of honorary degrees and other academic distinctions in the manner prescribed by Statutes;

(xiv) to recommend to the Executive Council the institution of Departments and Faculties;

(xv) to recommend to the Executive Council the affiliation of colleges and recognition or approval of institutions ;

(xvi) to refer any academic matter to the relevant University authority or for consideration ;

(xvii) generally to advise the University on all academic matters; and

(xviii) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by or, under this Act, statutes and ordinances.

  1. Faculties and their functions.– (1) The University shall include the Faculties of Arts, Education, Science, Law, Commerce and Rural Studies and such other Faculties as may be prescribed by the Statutes. Each Faculty shall comprise such subjects as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(2) Each Faculty shall consist of-

(i) All Chairmen of the Boards of Studies for the subjects comprised in the Faculty;

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(iii) the University professors of subjects comprised in the Faculty and not covered by clauses (i) and (ii);

[(iv) One University reader of the subject comprised in the Faculty to be nominated by Vice-Chancellor by rotation, in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(v) One member who is a teacher to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the members of the Board of Studies other than the Chairman in the manner specified by the Statutes.] [(2-A) As soon as the Faculty is constituted under sub-section (2), it may co-opt as its additional members two persons who are experts in the subject comprised in the Faculty, whether they are or are not connected with the University as its members, teachers or otherwise.]

(3) A teacher in a subject included in more Faculties than one shall, within one month from the date on which he becomes a member of the Court, select by intimation in writing to the Registrar, any one of such Faculties to which he wishes to be assigned. If he fails to make such selection, the Executive Council shall assign to him any one of such Faculties. A selection or assignment so made shall be irrevocable for the entire term of his membership.

(4) All Faculties shall be located at the head quarters of the University:

Provided that in respect of any of the Faculties the State Government after consulting the University may, by notification in the Official Gazette direct that the Faculty specified in the notification shall be located at such place outside the headquarters of the University as may be specified in the notification and there upon the Faculty shall be located accordingly.

[(5) The term of office of a member of the Faculty shall be three years.]
  1. Powers and duties of Faculties.– (1) Each Faculty shall have the general control and power of regulation of, and be responsible for, the maintenance of standards of teaching and examinations of the University for the subject comprised in it.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, each Faculty shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely :-

(i) to make Regulations in consultation with the Boards of Studies concerned, laying down courses of study in the Faculty ;

(ii) to make Regulations regarding special courses of study in the Faculty;

(iii) to make Regulations for the standards of passing the relevant examinations in the Faculty and for awarding classes at such examinations;

(iv) to make proposals for promoting research in the subjects assigned to the Faculty;

(v) to make proposals for allocating subjects to the Faculty;

(vi) to make proposals for the establishment of departments, institutes of research and specialized studies, libraries, laboratories and museums concerned with the Faculty;

(vii) to make proposals for the institution of professorships, readership, lecturerships, and other posts of teachers in the Faculty and for prescribing the duties of persons occupying such posts;

(viii) to make proposals for the institution of fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals, prizes and other awards, and to make Regulations for their grant;

(ix) to make Regulations prescribing the minimum teaching work for every subject and the minimum laboratory work and any other prescribed work to be done by students for any subject in the Faculty;

(x) to make Regulations prescribing the manner of granting exemption from approved courses of study in the University or in affiliated colleges for qualifying for degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty;

(xi) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by the Act, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations; and

(xii) generally to advice the University in all academic matters pertaining to the courses of study in the Faculty.

  1. Deans of Faculties.– [(1) There shall be a Dean of each Faculty who shall be nominated by Vice-Chancellor by rotation from amongst the Heads of the University Departments related to the subject comprised in the Faculty, in the manner specified by the Statutes.

(2) The Dean shall hold office for a term of three years.]

(3) The Dean shall be the principal executive authority of the Faculty, and shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:-

(i) he shall be the Chairman of the Faculty and shall preside at its meetings;

(ii) he may attend the meeting of any Board of Studies in the Faculty;

(iii) he shall supervise and co-ordinate the work of the different Boards of Studies under the Faculty;

(iv) he shall plan and organise seminars, refresher courses, and workshops pertaining to the subjects under the Faculty;

(v) he shall inspect and guide University Departments, affiliated colleges, recognised institutions and approved institutions in respect of subjects under the Faculty; and in cases where he considers it necessary to do so, also make a report of such inspection to the Vice-Chancellor;

(vi) he shall recommend to the Executive Council for approval proposals for the programmes of visiting teachers and for the exchange of teachers;

(vii) he shall be responsible for the due observance of the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations relating to the Faculty.

  1. The Boards of Studies.– (1) There shall be a Board of Studies for every subject or group of the subjects as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(2) Each Board of Study shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(i) Head of the University Departments, in the subject or each of the subjects with which the Board is concerned (hereinafter in this section referred to as “the subject”) pertaining to the Board;

(ii) Professors of the University Departments in the subject;

(iii) One Reader and one Lecturer of the University Department in the subject to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(iv) Head of the Department in the subject in the degree colleges, and recognized institutions;

(v) One teacher in the subject from each of the degree colleges, teaching the subject, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor in the manner specified by the Statutes;

(vi) A post-graduate student in the final year of the Master’s Degree Course, who has obtained the highest number of marks in the subject at the previous examination held by the University;

(vii) Not more than three experts in the subject to be co-opted by the Board from amongst those University teachers who do not belong to the class of teachers represented under any of the clauses (i) to (v) and who have teaching experience of at least five years in the subject, or from amongst persons who are qualified in the subject or who possess practical experience of the subject.

(3) Each Board shall consist of at least four members:

Provided that where the number of members is less than four the Vice-Chancellor shall nominate such number of members as may be necessary to make up the deficiency subject however, to the condition that the total number of co-opted and nominated members shall not exceed three.

(4) The Head of the University Department shall be the Chairman of the Board:

Provided that-

(a) where there are on the Board more than one University Department represented by its Head, the Head of such University Department as may be determined by the Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the Board;

[(b) Where there is no such Head of the University Department on the Board, the Chairman shall be nominated by rotation by the Vice-Chancellor from amongst the other members of the Board in the manner specified in the Statutes.],

(5) The term of office of the members of the Board of Studies other than the student specified in clause (vi) of sub- section (2) shall be three years and that of the student member specified in the said clause (vi) shall be period expiring on the expiry of the academic year in which he is appointed.

  1. The powers and duties of the Boards of Studies.– (1) The powers and duties of the Boards of Studies shall be as follows:-

(i) to recommend courses of studies in the subject or subjects with which the Board is concerned (hereinafter in this section referred to as “the subject”);

(ii) to recommend and prescribe, where necessary, books for study in the subject;

(iii) to recommend programmes for extension services and research in the subject;

(iv) to recommend organization of seminars, refresher courses and work-shops to the Dean of the Faculty concerned;

(v) to recommend programmes for experiments and research in the courses of study prescribed in the subject ;

(vi) to recommend schemes for preparation and translation of books in the subject and suggest bibliographies of books for study;

(vii) to propose Regulations pertaining to the courses of study and examinations in the subject;

(viii) to review periodically’ the terminology current in the subject;

(ix) to prepare panels of examiners for the subject at the different examinations including the panels of applicants who fulfil the qualifications laid down by the Academic Council for appointment as examiners and to suggest from among the panels, persons particularly suited for any branch or any paper of a subject;

(x) to bring to the notice i^f the relevant University authority important matters connected with examinations in the subject and also to address the Faculty concerned on any matters connected with the improvement of courses in the subject;

(xi) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(2) Any two or more Boards may, and at the request of the Executive Council or the Academic Council or the Dean of the Faculty shall hold a joint meeting and make a joint report upon any matter which lies within the purview of both. In such cases the joint meeting shall elect its own Chairman and the quorum for such a joint meeting shall include the full quorum of each Board represented, no member present being counted more than once for the purpose of determining the quorum.

  1. Board of Post Graduate Teaching and Research.– (1) There shall be a Board of Post-Graduate Teaching and Research to deal with all matters relating to Post-Graduate instruction and research in the various subjects taught in the University.

(2) The constitution, powers and duties of the Board shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

  1. University Boards.– (1) The University may establish a Board of Extra-mural Studies, a Board for Hostels and Community Life, a Board for Students’ Welfare, an Academic Planning Board, and such other Boards as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(2) The constitution, powers and duties of each of the Boards established under subsection (1) shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

  1. Constitution, powers, etc. of other bodies.– The constitution, powers and duties of such other bodies as may be declared by the Statutes to be authorities of the University shall be as prescribed by the Statutes.

CHAPTER V

Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations

  1. Statutes.– Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely :-

(i) conferment of honorary degrees;

(ii) holding of convocations to confer degrees;

(iii) powers and duties of the officers of the University;

(iv) constitution, powers and duties of the authorities of the University save as provided in this Act;

(v) institution and maintenance by the University of departments, institutes of research or [specialised studies, Post-graduate centres in affiliated colleges] and hostels;

(vi) acceptance and management of bequests, donations and endowments;

(vii) registration of graduates and maintenance of a register of registered graduates;

(viii) procedure at meetings of the authorities of the University and for the transaction of their business;

(ix) qualifications of professors, readers, lecturers and teachers in affiliated colleges and recognized institutions;

(x) the maximum number of students to be admitted in a college;

(xi) all matters which by this Act are to be or may be prescribed by the Statutes.

[31. Making amendment operations and repeal of Statutes. – (1) The Statutes may be made by the Executive Council, or may be amended, repealed or added to by the Executive Council in the manner hereinafter provided.

(2) The Executive Council may take into consideration the draft of a Statute either of its own motion or on a proposal by any other University authority.

(3) Such draft shall be considered by the Executive Council at its next succeeding meeting. The Executive Council may approve such draft, and pass the Statute or may reject it or return it to the concerned University authority for reconsideration either in whole or in part together with any amendment which the Executive Council may suggest. After any draft so returned has been further considered by the concerned University authority together with any amendment suggested by the Executive Council, it shall be again presented to the Executive Council with the report of the concerned University authority thereon and the Executive Council may then deal with the draft in any manner it thinks fit.

(4) Where a draft of a Statute seeks to provide for academic matter or matters relating to discipline of teachers or students, the Executive Council shall, before passing such Statute, consult the Academic Council.

(5) Where a Statute affects the powers or duties of any officer, authority or Board of the University-

(i) the Executive Council shall, before proposing the draft of such Statute, ascertain and consider the views of the officer, authority or Board concerned; and

(ii) the Executive Council, before passing any such Statute take into consideration of its own motion, shall ascertain and consider the views of the officer, authority or Board concerned.

(6) Every Statute passed by the Executive Council shall be presented to the Chancellor who may give or withhold his assent thereto or refer it back to the Executive Council for reconsideration.

(7) No Statute passed by the Executive Council shall have validity until assented to by the Chancellor.]

  1. Ordinances.– Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by or under the provisions of this Act, the Executive Council may make Ordinances to provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:

(i) conditions under which students shall be admitted to courses of studies for degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions;

(ii) conditions governing the appointment and the duties of examiners;

(iii) conduct of examinations;

(iv) recognition of teachers of the University;

(v) conditions of residence, conduct and discipline of the students of the University;

(vi) recognition of hostels;

(vii) inspection of affiliated colleges, recognised institutions, approved institutions and hostels;

(viii) rules to be observed and enforced by colleges and recognised institutions and approved institutions in respect of transfer of students;

(ix) mode of execution of contracts or agreements for, or on behalf of, the University;

(x) all matters which by this Act or the Statutes are to be or may be provided for by the Ordinance; and

(xi) generally all matters for which provision is, in the opinion of the Executive Council, necessary for the exercise of the powers conferred or the performance of the duties imposed upon the Executive Council by this Act or the Statutes.

  1. Making of Ordinances.– (1) Ordinances shall be made by the Executive Council:

Provided that no Ordinance concerning the matters referred to in clauses (i) to (iv) of Section 32 or any other matter connected with the maintenance of the standards of teaching and examinations within the University shall be made unless a draft of the same has been proposed by the Academic Council.

(2) The Executive Council shall not have power to amend any draft proposed by the Academic Council under sub-section (1) but, may reject it or return it to the Academic Council for reconsideration, either in whole or in part together with any amendments which the Executive Council may suggest.

(3) All Ordinances made by the Executive Council shall except as provided by this Act, have effect from such date as it may direct but, every ordinance so made shall be laid before the Court and shall be considered by the Court at its next succeeding meeting.

(4) The Court shall have power by a resolution to cancel or to refer back but not to amend any such Ordinance. The resolution cancelling any such Ordinance shall be passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present at such meeting, the majority comprising not less than one-half of the members of the Court.

(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall, on application of not less than one-third of the members of the Court suspend the operation of any such Ordinance until the Court has considered it as provided in sub-section (3).

  1. Regulations and Rules.– (1) The Academic Council, and subject to the approval of the Academic Council, each faculty, may make Regulations consistent with this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances providing for all matters which by this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances are to be provided for by Regulations and for all other matters solely concerning itself.

(2) Any authority of the University specified in Clauses (5) to (7) of Section 14 may, subject to the approval of the Executive Council make Rules, consistent with this Act, the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations, providing for all matters solely concerning such authority.

(3) All Regulations made by the Academic Council or any Faculty and all Rules made by any authority or Board shall have effect from such date as the authority making the Regulations or Rules, may direct:

Provided that, a Regulation or a Rule which involves expenditure from the University Fund shall not be effective until it is approved by the Executive Council.

CHAPTER VI

Affiliation, Recognition and Approval

  1. Affiliation.– (1) A college applying for affiliation to the University shall send a letter of application to the Registrar and shall satisfy the Executive Council and the Academic Council-

(a) that the college will supply a need in the locality having regard to the type of education intended to be provided by the College, the existing provisions for the same type of education made by other colleges in the neighbourhood, and the suitability of the locality where the college is to be established;

(b) that the college is to be under the management of a regularly constituted governing body;

(c) that the strength and qualifications of the teaching staff and the conditions governing their tenure of office are such as to make due provision for the courses of instruction, teaching or training to be undertaken by the college;

(d) that the buildings in which the college is to be located are suitable, and provision will be made in conformity with the Ordinances, for the residence in the college or in lodgings approved by the College, of students not residing with their parents or guardians and for the supervision and welfare of students;

(e) that due provision has been made or will be made for a library;

(f) that where affiliation is sought in any branch of experimental science, arrangements have been or will be made in conformity with the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations for imparting instructions in that branch of science in a properly equipped laboratory or museum;

(g) that due provision will, as far as circumstances may permit, be made for the residence of the Principal and some members of the teaching staff in or near the college or the place provided for the residence of the students;

(h) that the financial resources of the college are such as to make due provision for its continued maintenance and efficient working; and

(i) that the college rules fixing the fees, if any, to be paid by the students have not been so framed as to involve such competition with any existing college in the same neighbourhood as would be injurious to the interests of education;

(j) that for recruitment of the Principal and members of the teaching staff to the college there is a selection committee of the college which shall include-

(1) in the case of recruitment of the Principal, a representative of the University nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, and

(2) in the case of recruitment of a member of the teaching staff of the college, a representation of the University nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and the Head of the Department, if any, concerned with the subjects to be taught by such member;

(k) that the college shall comply with the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations providing for conditions of service including salary scales and allowances, of the teaching and other academic and non-academic staff of an affiliated college;

(l) such other conditions as may be specified in the Statutes in accordance with the provisions of this Act :

Provided that, nothing in Clause (j) shall apply to a Government college, a college maintained by Government or a college established and administered by minority whether based on religion or language.

(2) The application shall contain an assurance that after the college is affiliated, any transference of management and all changes in the teaching staff and all other changes which result in any of the aforesaid requirements not being fulfilled or continued to be fulfilled shall be forthwith reported to the Executive Council.

(3) On receipt of a letter of application under sub-section (1) the Executive Council shall-

(a) direct a local inquiry to be made by a competent person or persons authorised by the Executive Council in this behalf in respect of the matters referred to in sub-sections (1) and such other matters as may be deemed necessary and relevant;

(b) make such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary;

(c) give due consideration to the request, if any, made by the applicant for reconsideration of any of the conditions conveyed to him;

(d) record its opinion after consulting the Academic Council on the question whether the application should be granted or refused either in whole or in part, stating the result of an inquiry under Clauses (a) and (b) of subsection (1) :

Provided that, where the views of the Academic Council with regard to the affiliation of a college are not acceptable to the Executive Council, the Executive Council shall refer the matter again to the Academic Council, with or without its comments, and the Academic Council shall communicate again to the Executive Council its views with regard to the affiliation of the College.

(4) The Registrar shall submit the application and all proceedings, if any, of the Academic Council and the Executive Council relating thereto to the State Government which shall, after such inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, grant or refuse the application or any part thereof.

(5) Where the application or any part thereof is granted, the order of the State Government shall specify the courses of instruction in respect of which the college is affiliated and where the application or any part thereof is refused, the grounds of such refusal shall be recorded.

(6) As soon as possible after the State Government makes its order, the Registrar shall submit to the Executive Council and the Academic Council a full report regarding the application, the action taken thereon under sub-sections (3) to (5) and of all proceedings connected therewith.

(7) An application under sub-section (1) may be withdrawn at any time before an order is made under sub-section (4).

(8) Every college, not being a college established and administered by a minority whether based on religion or language, which immediately before the commencement of this Act was affiliated to the Saurashtra University and is on such commencement affiliated to the University, shall as and when occasion first arises after such commencement for recruitment of the Principal and the teachers of the college, constitute or reconstitute its selection committee in conformity with the requirement mentioned in Clause (j) of sub-section (1) as if the said college had been affiliated subject to the condition mentioned in the said Clause (j).

  1. Extension of affiliation.– Where a college desires to add to the courses of instruction in respect of which it is affiliated, the procedure prescribed by Section 35 shall, so far as may be, be followed.
  2. Recognition of institution of research and specialised studies.– (1) The Executive Council shall have the power after consultation with the Academic Council, so recognise as a recognised institution any institution of research or specialised studies other than a college.

(2) An institution which desires to have such recognition shall send a letter of application to the Registrar and shall give full information in the letter of application in respect of the following matters, namely:

(a) constitution and personnel of the managing body;

(b) subjects and courses in regard to which recognition is sought;

(c) accommodation, equipment, library facilities and the number of students for whom provision has been or is proposed to be made;

(d) the strength of the staff, their qualifications and salaries and the research work done by them;

(e) fees levied or proposed to be levied and the financial provision made for capital expenditure on buildings and equipment and for the continued maintenance and efficient working of the institution.

(3) Before taking the application into consideration the Executive Council may call for any further information which it may deem necessary.

(4) If the Executive Council decides to take the application into consideration, it may direct a local inquiry to be made by a competent person or persons authorised by it in this behalf. After considering the report made as a result of such local inquiry and making such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, the Executive Council shall, after obtaining the opinion of the Academic Council, grant or refuse the application or any part thereof. Where the application or any part thereof is granted, the Executive Council shall specify the subjects and courses of instructions in respect of which the institution is recognised and make a report to that effect to the Academic Council at its next succeeding meeting. Where the application or any part thereof is refused the grounds of such refusal shall be stated.

  1. Approval of institution.– (1) The Executive Council shall have the power after consultation with the Academic Council, to approve an institution as an approved institution for specialised studies, laboratory work, internship, research or other academic work approved by the Academic Council under the guidance of a single qualified teacher.

(2) An institution which desires to have such approval shall send a letter of application to the Registrar and shall give full information in the letter of application in respect of the following matters, namely:

(a) the name, qualifications, experience and research work of the teacher under whom approved work is to be done;

(b) the nature of work or the subjects for which work is proposed to be done;

(c) accommodation, equipment, library facilities and the number of students for whom provision has been made or is proposed to be made;

(d) fees levied or proposed to be levied and the financial provision made for capital expenditure on buildings and equipment and for the continued maintenance and efficient working of the institution.

(3) Before taking the application into consideration the Executive Council may call for any further information which it may deem necessary.

(4) If the Executive Council decides to take the application into consideration, it may direct a local inquiry to be made by a competent person or persons authorised by it in this behalf. After considering the report made as a result of such local inquiry and making such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, the Executive Council shall after obtaining the opinion of the Academic Council, grant or refuse the application or any part thereof. Where the application or any part thereof is granted, the Executive Council shall specify the subjects and courses of instruction is respect of which the institution is approved and make a report to that effect to the Academic Council at its next succeeding meeting. Where the application or any part thereof is refused, the ground of such refusal shall be stated.

  1. Inspection of colleges and report.– (1) Every affiliated college, recognised institution and approved institution shall furnish such reports, returns and other information as the Executive Council after consulting the Academic Council, may require to enable it to judge the efficiency of the college or institution.

(2) The Executive Council shall cause every such college or institution to be inspected from time to time by one or more competent persons authorised by the Executive Council.

(3) The Executive Council may call upon any college or institution so inspected to take, within a specified period, such action as may appear to it to be necessary in respect of any of the matters referred to in sub-section (1) of Section 35, sub-section (2) of Section 37, or, as the case be, sub-section (2) of Section 38.

  1. Withdrawal of affiliation.– (1) The rights conferred on a college by affiliation may be withdrawn in whole or in part or modified if the college has failed to carry out any of the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 35 or the college has failed to observe any of the conditions of its affiliation or the college is conducted in a manner which is prejudicial to the interest of education.

(2) A motion for the withdrawal or the modification of such rights shall be initiated only in the Executive Council. The member of the Executive Council who intends to move such a motion shall give notice of it and shall state in writing the grounds on which it is made.

(3) Before taking the said motion into consideration the Executive Council shall send a copy of the notice and written statement mentioned in sub-section (2) to the principal of the college concerned together with an intimation that any representation in writing submitted within a period specified in such intimation on behalf of the college will be considered by the Executive Council:

Provided that, the period so specified may, if necessary, be extended by the Executive Council.

(4) On receipt of the representation or on the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (3), the Executive Council, after considering the notice of motion, statement and representation, and after such inspection by any competent person or persons authorised by the Executive Council in this behalf, and such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary and after consulting the Academic Council, shall record its opinion in the matter:

Provided that, where the views of the Academic Council with regard to the withdrawal or modification of the rights conferred by affiliation are not acceptable to the Executive Council, the Executive Council shall, before passing such resolution, refer the matter again to the Academic Council, with or without its comments and the Academic Council shall communicate again to the Executive Council its views in the matter.

(5) The Registrar shall submit the proposal and all proceedings, if any, of the Academic Council and the Executive Council relating thereto, to the State Government which, after such further inquiry, if any, as may appear to it to be necessary, shall make such order as it deems fit, and communicate the same to the Executive Council.

(6) Whereby an order made under sub-section (5) the rights conferred on any college by affiliation are withdrawn in whole, or in part or modified the grounds for such withdrawal or modification shall be stated in the order.

(7) The Executive Council may, on recommendation of the Academic Council, recommend to the State Government withholding or reduction of a grant to an affiliated college which, on a report by an inspection committee or otherwise, is found making persistent default in carrying out the conditions of affiliation.

  1. Withdrawal of recognition.– (1) The rights conferred on an institution may be withdrawn or suspended for any period if the institution has failed to observe any of the conditions of its recognition or the institution is conducted in a manner which is prejudicial to the interest of education.

(2) A motion for such withdrawal or suspension shall be initiated only in the Executive Council. The member of the Executive Council who intends to move such a motion shall give notice of it and shall state in writing the grounds on which it is made.

(3) Before taking the said motion into consideration, the Executive Council shall send a copy of the notice and written statement mentioned in sub-section (2) to the head of the institution conferred, together with an intimation that any representation in writing submitted within a period specified in the intimation on behalf of the institution will be considered by the Executive Council :

Provided that, the period so specified may, if necessary, be extended by the Executive Council.

(4) On receipt of the representation or on the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (3), the Executive Council after considering the notice of motion, statement and representation and after such inspection by any competent person or persons authorised by the Executive Council in this behalf, and after such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary and after consulting the Academic Council, shall decide whether the recognition, should or should not be withdrawn or suspended, and pass a resolution accordingly.

  1. Withdrawal of approval.– (1) The rights conferred on an institution by approval may be withdrawn or suspended for any period by the Executive Council if the institution has failed to observe any condition of its approval or the work assigned to it is conducted in a manner which is prejudicial to the interest of education, or the teacher recognised by the University leaves the institution.

(2) Before making an order under sub-section (1) in respect of any approved institution, the Executive Council shall, by notice in writing, call upon the institution to show cause within one month from the date of the receipt of the notice, why such an order should not be made. The period so given for showing the cause may, if necessary, be extended by the Executive Council.

(3) On receipt of the explanation, if any, made by the institution in reply of the notice and where no such reply is received, on the expiry of the period referred to in sub-section (2), the Executive Council shall, after consulting the Academic Council and after such inquiry, if any, as may appear to it to be necessary, decide whether the approval should or should not be withdrawn or as the case may be, suspended and make an order accordingly.

[CHAPTER VI-A]

Autonomous Colleges, Autonomous Institutions and Autonomous University Departments

42A. Conferment of autonomy on colleges, etc. in certain matters. – (1) Any affiliated college or University college or a recognised institution or a University Department may, by a letter addressed to the Registrar, apply to the Executive Council to allow the college, institution or, as the case may be, Department, to enjoy autonomy in the matters of admission of students, prescribing the courses of studies, imparting instructions and training, holding of examinations and the powers to make necessary rules for the purpose (hereinafter referred to as “the specified matters”).

(2) Either on receipt of a letter of application under sub-section (1) or where it appears to the Executive Council that the standards of education in any affiliated college or University college or recognised institution or University Department are so developed that it would be in the interest of education to allow the college, institution or Department to enjoy autonomy in the specified matters, on its own motion the Executive Council shall-

(a) for the purpose of satisfying itself whether the standards of education in such college, institution or Department are so developed that it would be in the interest of education to allow the college, institution or Department to enjoy autonomy in the specified matters-

(i) direct a local enquiry to be made by such body of persons authorised by the Executive Council in this behalf, out of whom at least one person shall be a representative of the University Grants Commission; and

(ii) make such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary;

(b) after consulting the Academic Council on the question whether the college, institution or Department should be allowed to enjoy autonomy in the specified matters and stating the result of the inquiry under Clause (a) record its opinion on that question.

(3) The Registrar shall thereupon submit the proposals for conferring such autonomy on such college, institution or Department and all proceedings, if any, of the Academic Council, and the Executive Council relating thereto, to the State Government.

(4) On receipt of the proposals and proceedings under sub-section (3), the State Government, after such inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary may sanction the proposals or reject the proposals.

(5) Where the State Government sanctions the proposals, it shall be an order published in the Official Gazette confer on the college, institution or Department specified in the proposals, powers to regulate the admission of students to the college, institution or, as the case may be, the Department, prescribing the course of studies in the college, institution or Department, the imparting of instructions, teaching and training in the course of studies, the holding of examination and such other powers as may have been specified in the proposals.

(6) A college, recognised institution or University Department exercising the powers under sub-section (5) shall be called an autonomous college, autonomous recognised institution or, as the case may be, autonomous University Department.

(7) In the case of an autonomous college, autonomous recognised institution or autonomous University Department, the University shall continue to exercise general supervision over such college, institution or Department and to confer degrees on the students of the college, institution or Department passing any examination qualifying for any degree of the University.

42B. Standing Committee. – (1) For the purpose of enabling it to exercise the powers conferred on it under Section 42A, an autonomous college, autonomous recognised institution or autonomous University Department shall appoint a Standing Committee consisting of such members, including the Chairman, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(2) The Standing Committee shall exercise such of the powers of the college, institution or Department under Section 42A as the college, institution or Department may delegate to it.

(3) The Standing Committee may appoint a special committee or committee for the1 purpose of exercising such powers and performing such function of an authority of the University other than the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council, in relation to the college, institution or Department as the Standing Committee may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit to impose, assign to it or them.

42C. Autonomous colleges, etc. to furnish reports, etc. and inspection of such colleges, etc. – (1) Every’ autonomous college, institution or Department shall furnish such reports, returns and other information as the Executive Council may require to enable it to judge the efficiency of the college, institution or Department.

(2) The Executive Council shall cause every autonomous college, institution or Department to be inspected from time to time by one or more competent persons authorised by it in this behalf.

42D. Withdrawal of power of autonomous college, etc. – (1) When in respect of an autonomous college, institution or Department the Executive Council is of opinion that the efficiency of the college, institution or Department has so deteriorated that in the interest of education it is necessary to withdraw the powers conferred on the college, institution or Department under Section 42A, the Executive Council shall send an intimation to that effect to the Principal of the college, or head of the institution or Department stating that any explanation in writing submitted within the period specified in the intimation on behalf of the college, institution or Department will be considered by the Executive Council:

Provided that, the period so specified may if necessary be extended by the Executive Council.

(2) On receipt of the explanation or on the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (1), the Executive Council, after considering the explanation, if any, and after such inspection by a competent person or persons authorised by the Executive Council in this behalf and such further inquiry as may appear to it to be necessary and after consulting the Academic Council, shall pass a resolution recommending the withdrawal of powers conferred under Section 42A:

Provided that, no resolution of the Executive Council recommending the withdrawal of the powers conferred under Section 42A, shall be deemed to have been passed by it unless the resolution has obtained the support of two-thirds of the members present at the meeting of the Executive Council such majority comprising not less than one-half of the members of the Executive Council.

(3) The Registrar shall submit the proposal and all proceedings, if any, of the Academic Council and the Executive Council relating thereto, to the State Government which, after such further inquiry, if any, as may appear to it to be necessary, shall make such order as it deems fit and communicate it to the Executive Council.

(4) Where in the case of an autonomous college, autonomous recognised institution or autonomous University Department the rights conferred under Section 42A are withdrawn by an order made under sub-section (3), the college, institution, or, as the case may be, the Department shall cease to be an autonomous college, institution or Department from the date specified in the order.

CHAPTER VII

Organisation Within the University Area for Post-Graduate Teaching

[43. Post-graduate instruction, teaching and training. – Within the University area all post-graduate instruction, teaching and training in such subjects as may be prescribed by the Statutes shall be conducted by the University or. subject to control of the University by such affiliated colleges or institutions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.]

43A. Affiliated Colleges and Institutions. – The relations of the affiliated colleges, University colleges and recognised of approved institutions within the University area shall be governed by the Statutes to be made in that behalf, and such Statutes shall provide in particular for the exercise by the University of the following powers in respect of the affiliated degree colleges and recognised institutions, namely:

(i) to lay down minimum educational qualifications for the different classes of teachers and tutorial staff employed by such colleges and institutions and the conditions of their service;

(ii) to approve the appointments of the teachers made by such colleges and institution;

(iii) to require each such college and institutions to contribute a prescribed quota of recognised teachers in any subject for teaching on behalf of the University;

(iv) to co-ordinate and regulate the facilities provided and expenditure incurred by such colleges and institutions in regard to libraries, laboratories and other equipment for teaching and research;

(v) to require such colleges and institutions, when necessary, to confine the enrolment of students to certain subjects;

(vi) to levy contributions from such colleges and institutions and make grants to them; and

(vii) to require satisfactory arrangements for tutorial and similar other work in such colleges and institutions and to inspect such arrangements from time to time:

Provided that, a degree college or recognised institution shall supplement such teaching by tutorial or other instruction, teaching or training in a manner to be prescribed by the Regulation to be made by the Academic Council.]

CHAPTER VIII

Enrolment and Degrees

  1. Qualifications for enrolment of student of the University.– No student shall be enrolled as a student of the University unless he has passed-

(i) the Secondary School Certificate Examination [***] or the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination [conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board] in such subjects and with such standards of attainments as may be prescribed by the Statutes, or

(ii) the Entrance Examination, if any, which may be instituted by the University with the consent of the State Government and held in such subjects and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes, or

(iii) any other examination prescribed as equivalent to the examinations referred to in Clauses (i) and (ii), and also possess such further qualifications, if any, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Explanation. – In this section “Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination” means the examination of the students in the twelfth standard.

  1. Residence of students.– Every student of the University shall reside in a hostel or under such conditions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
  2. Degree, Diplomas and other academic distinctions.– The Court may, on the recommendation of the Executive Council and the Academic Council, institute and confer such degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
  3. Honorary degree.– If, on a recommendation of the Academic Council in this behalf, not less than two-thirds of the members of the Executive Council recommend that an honorary degree or other academic distinction be conferred on any person on the ground that he is, in their opinion, by reason of eminent [position and attainments a fit and proper person to receive such degree or other academic distinction and where their recommendation is supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Court present at a meeting of the Court, such majority comprising not less than one-half of the members of the Court, and the recommendation is confirmed by the Chancellor, the Court may confer on such person the honorary degree or other academic distinction so recommended without requiring him to undergo any examination.
  4. Removal from membership of University and withdrawal of degree or diploma.– (1) The Chancellor may, on the recommendation of the Executive Council and of the Court supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of each body present at its meeting such majority comprising not less than one-half of the members of each body remove the name of any person from the register of graduates or withdraw from any person a diploma or degree conferred upon him by the University, if he has been convicted by a Court of law of any offence which in the opinion of the Executive Council and the Court is a serious offence involving moral turpitude or if he has been guilty of scandalous conduct.

(2) No action under this section shall be taken unless the person concerned is given an opportunity to be heard in his defence in the manner prescribed by the Statutes.

CHAPTER IX

Committees

  1. Committees for selection of University teachers.– (1) There shall be Committees for selection of different classes of full time teachers of the University, including tutors and demonstrators.

(2) No person shall be appointed as full time teacher of the University except on the recommendation of the Committee.

(3) The constitution of every such Committee, the term of office of its members and the procedure to be followed by it shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

[50. Examiners’ Committee. – (1) There shall be formed every year a committee for each faculty, for the purpose of drawing-up the list for appointment to University Examiners consisting of-

(i) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio Chairman,

(ii) the Dean of the concerned Faculty,

(iii) the Chairman of the Board of Studies, and

(iv) two members of the Board of Studies, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor for the year.

(2) The list of examiners prepared by the Committee shall be placed through the Academic Council before the Vice-Chancellor for his approval who may either approve or modify the same for reasons to be recorded in writing.

(3) The procedure to be followed by the committee shall be such as may be prescribed by statutes.]

  1. Joint Consultative Committee.– (1) There shall be constituted as many Joint Consultative Committees for the purpose of promoting welfare of members of the nonteaching staff of the University, affiliated colleges and recognised institutions as may be deemed necessary by the University.

(2) The constitution of every such Committee, the term of office of its members and its powers and functions shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

  1. Other Committees.– (1) Any of the authorities of the University referred to in Section 14 may from time to time appoint such other Committees consisting of such persons from amongst its members as the authority thinks fit and may refer or entrust, to any such Committee for inquiry and report or for opinion, any of the matters dealt with by the authority and may at any time discontinue or alter the constitution of any such Committee.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, but, subject to the approval of the appointing authority, it shall be lawful for a Committee appointed under sub-section (1) to co-opt such number of persons who are not members of the appointing authority as its members as it thinks fit.

CHAPTER X

Finance

  1. University Fund.– (1) The University shall establish a fund to be called the University Fund.

(2) The following shall form part of, or be paid into the University Fund:

(a) any contribution or grant by the State Government, the Union Government, or the University Grants Commission,

(b) the income of the University from all sources including income from fees and charges,

(c) bequests, donations, endowments and other grants, if any,

(d) any sum borrowed from the Banks with the permission of the State Government.

(3) The University Fund shall be kept in any corresponding new bank constituted under Section 3 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970) or Scheduled Bank as defined in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (II of 1934), or in a co-operative bank approved by the State Government for the purpose or invested in securities authorised by the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (II of 1882), at the discretion of the Executive Council.

  1. Annual Accounts and Financial estimates.– (1) The annual accounts of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council and shall be submitted to be the State Government for audit.

(2) The Executive Council shall, after the accounts are audited, submit a copy thereof along with a copy of the audit report to the Court and to the State Government.

(3) The Executive Council shall, having regard to the Government grants that are likely to be available, prepare before such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes the financial estimates for the ensuing year.

(4) The annual accounts and the financial estimates shall be considered by the Court at its annual meeting and the Court may pass resolutions with reference thereto and communicate the same to the Executive Council which shall take them into consideration and take such action thereon as it thinks fit and finally adopt the accounts and financial estimates. The Executive Council shall inform the Court at its next meeting of the action taken by it or if no action is taken of its reasons for taking no action.

  1. Annual Report.– The annual report of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council and shall be submitted to the Court on or before such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes and shall be considered by the Court at the annual meeting. The Court may pass resolutions thereon and communicate the same to the Executive Council which may take such action as it thinks fit, and the Executive Council shall inform the Court at its next meeting of the action taken by it or if no action is taken of its reasons for taking no action.

CHAPTER XI

Supplementary Provisions

  1. Conditions of service.– Save as otherwise provided by or under this Act, every salaried officer and teacher of the University shall be appointed under a written contract. The contract shall be lodged with the Registrar of the University and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the officer or teacher concerned.
  2. Officers and employees to be public servants.– Every officer and employee of the University shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of Section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (XLV of 1860).

Explanation. – For the purposes of this section any person who is appointed by the University for a specified period, or for a specified work of the University, or who receives any remuneration by way of compensatory allowance or fee for any work done from the University Fund shall be deemed to be an officer or employee of the University while he is performing, and in relation to all matters relatable to the performance, of the duties and functions connected with such appointment or work.

[58. Tribunal of Arbitration.] Deleted by Gujarat 1 of 1988, Section 18, Schedule, Sr. No. 5.

  1. Pension, Insurance and Provident Fund.– The University shall make such provisions for the benefit of its officers, teachers and other servants in such matters as insurance, pension, provident fund or other benefits as it may deem fit, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

[59A. Provident Fund to be deposited in Government Treasury. – (1) Where the University has constituted a provident fund for the benefit of its officers, teachers and other employees under Section 38, such fund shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, be deposited in the State Government treasury in accordance with such directions as the State Government may, from time to time, by an order in writing give, and thereupon,-

(i) the subscriber to the fund shall be entitled to interest on the balance in his provident fund account at the same rate at which, the State Government servant is for the time being entitled to on the balance in his provident fund account, and

(ii) the rules for the time being in force relating to the limits of withdrawals from the provident fund as applicable to such Government servant shall, so far as may be, apply to the subscriber.

(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to a provident fund established by the University to which the Employees Provident Funds Act, 1952 applies].

  1. Officers responsible for damage.– (1) It shall be the duty of every officer, teacher and other employee of the University to ensure that the interests of the University are duly safeguarded.

(2) If it is found that any damage or loss has been caused to the University by any unlawful act not done in good faith, on the part of any such officer, teacher or other employee, or by any wilful failure to act in conformity with the provisions of this Act, the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations or Rules, or by any wilful neglect or default on his part, such damage or loss shall be liable to be recovered from him in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Statutes.

  1. Power to annul, suspend, etc. proceeding of officers and authorities.– Without prejudice to provisions of Section 60 or any other provisions of this Act, the Chancellor, may, by order in writing, annul, suspend or modify any resolution, order or proceeding of any officer or authority of the University which, in his opinion, is not in conformity with this Act, or the Stautes, Ordinances, Regulations or Rules:

Provided that before making any such order, the Chancellor shall call on the officer or authority to show cause why such an order should not be made, and if any cause is shown with the time fixed by the Chancellor, be shall consider the same and decide, and his decision shall be final.

  1. Election to be by system of proportional representation.– Every’ election to any authority of the University made under this Act shall be made according to the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote by ballot in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
  2. Vacating of office.– (1) The Vice-Chancellor may by writing under his hand addressed to the Chancellor his office.

(2) Any member of any authority or body of the University may resign his office by letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor through the Registrar and the resignation shall take effect on its acceptance by the Vice-Chancellor or on the expiry of thirty days from the date of the receipt of the letter by the Vice-Chancellor, whichever event occurs earlier.

(3) Any member of any authority or body’ of the University shall cease to be a member on his being convicted by a court of law of an offence which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor in the case of a member of the Court; and in the opinion of the Court in the case of a member of any other authority of body, involves moral turpitude.

  1. Filling of casual vacancies.– When any vacancy occurs in the office of a member, other than an ex-office member of any authority or other body of the University before the expiry of the term of office of such member, the vacancy shall be filled up, as soon as conveniently may be, by the election nomination, appointment or co-option, as the case may be, of a member who shall hold office so long only as the member in whose place he has been elected, nominated, appointed or co-opted would have held it, if the vacancy had not occurred:

Provided that, if the vacancy be of an elected member of the Court and occurs within six months preceding the date on which the term, of office of such member expires, the vacancy shall not be filled.

  1. Delegation of powers.– Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, any officer or authority of the University may, by order, delegate his or its powers, except the power to make Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules, to any other officer or authority under his or its control, and subject to the condition that the ultimate responsibility for the exercise of the powers so delegated shall continue to vest in the officer or authority delegating them.
  2. Acts and proceedings not invalidated merely on the ground of defect in constitution, vacancy, etc.– No act or proceeding of any authority or other body of the University shall, at any time, be deemed to be invalid on the ground only that it is not duly constituted, or that there is a defect in its consultation or reconstitution, or that there is a vacancy in the membership thereof; and the validity of any such act or proceeding shall not be questioned in any court or before any authority or officer merely on any such ground.

[67. Disputes as to constitution of University authority or body. – Where any question arises as to-

(1) the interpretation of any provision of this Act, or of any Statute, Ordinance, Regulation or Rule, or

(2) whether a person has been duly elected or appointed as, or is entitled to be or ceases to be entitled to be a member of any authority or other body of the University,

(a) it may be referred to the State Government if it relates to a matter specified in clause (1), and

(b) it shall be referred to the State Government if-

(i) it relates to a matter specified in clause (2), or

(ii) if twenty members of the Court so require, irrespective of whether it relates to a matter specified in clause (1) or Clause (2), and

the State, Government shall after making such inquiry as it deems fit (including giving an opportunity of being heard where necessary) decide the question and its decision shall be final.]

  1. Protection of acts and orders.– All acts and orders in good faith done and passed by the University or any of its authorities or officers shall be final and no suit shall be instituted against or damage claimed from the University or its authorities, bodies or Officers for anything purporting to be done in pursuance of this Act and the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules framed thereunder.

CHAPTER XII

Transitory Provisions

  1. Transfer of certain Colleges, Departments and the Centres of the Saurashtra University to the University.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Saurashtra University Act, 1965 (Gujarat 39 of 1965) or in the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations, Rules and Orders made thereunder, the Colleges, Departments and the Centres specified in Schedule-II, shall, from the date of the commencement of this Act, cease to be the Colleges, Departments or, aS the case may be, Centres of the Saurashtra university, and shall be transferred to and vest in the University.

(2) The control and management of the Colleges, Departments and Centres referred to in sub-section (1) shall, with effect on and from the date of the commencement of this Act, stand transferred to the University and all properties and assets (whether movable or immovable) and liabilities of the Saurashtra University in relation thereto shall stand transferred to and vest in or devolve upon the University.

(3) Where before the date of the commencement of this Act, the Saurashtra University has made any contract in relation to the said Colleges, Departments or Centres, such contracts shall be deemed to have been made by the University and any reference therein to the Saurashtra University shall be construed as reference to the University.

(4) Where immediately before the commencement of this Act, the Saurashtra University is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property and assets transferred to the University under this section or with respect to any of the rights, liabilities, or obligations of the Saurashtra University which have become the rights, liabilities and obligations of the University, the University shall be deemed to be substituted for the Saurashtra University as a party to those proceedings and the proceedings shall continue accordingly.

  1. University to absorb staff of Colleges, Departments and Centres transferred to it.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 69 the existing staff serving at the headquarters of the Saurashtra University at Bhavnagar and that serving in the Colleges, Departments and Centres, transferred to the University under Section 69 shall be taken over and employed by the University on the same terms and conditions of service as may be applicable to them immediately before the date of such taking over, with effect from such date as the State Government may by notification in theOfficial Gazette, specify and every person so taken over and employed shall be subject to the provisions of this Act, Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules made thereunder:

Provided that the terms and conditions of service applicable immediately before the date of such taking over to any person so taken over, shall not be varied to his disadvantage except with the previous approval of the State Government.

  1. Completion of courses of colleges affiliated to the Saurashtra University.– Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, or the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations made thereunder, any student of a college situated within the University area and affiliated to or established or maintained by the Saurashtra University who immediately before the date of commencement of this Act was studying or was eligible for any examination of the Saurashtra University’ shall be permitted to complete his course in preparation therefor and the University shall provide for such period and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes for the instruction, teaching, training and examination of such students in accordance with the course of studies of the Saurashtra University.
  2. Appointment of the first Vice-Chancellor.– Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 10 the first Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the State Government as soon as practicable after the passing of this Act for a period not exceeding three years and on such terms and conditions as the State Government thinks fit.
  3. Appointment of the first Registrar.– Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 12 the first Registrar shall be appointed by the State Government as soon as practicable after the passing of this Act for a period not exceeding three years and on such conditions as the State Government thinks fit.
  4. Transitory powers of the first Vice-Chancellor.– (1) It shall be the duty of the first Vice-Chancellor,-

(a) to give recognition to institutions, if any, as far as possible consistently with the provisions of Section 37; and

(b) to make arrangements for constituting the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and other authorities of the University, within six months after the date of his appointment or such longer period not exceeding one year as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.

(2) The first Vice-Chancellor shall, with the assistance of the Advisory Committee consisting of not more than fifteen members nominated by the State Government,-

(a) subject to the provisions of this Act and the approval of the Chancellor,-

(i) make provisional Statutes necessary for constituting the aforesaid authorities and regulating the procedure at their meetings and the transaction of their business ;

(ii) draw up any rules that may be necessary for regulating the method of election to the aforesaid authorities ;

(b) frame the first Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations under this Act and submit them for confirmation to the respective authorities when they commence to exercise their functions.

(3) The authorities constituted under sub-section (1) shall commence to exercise their functions on such date or dates as the State Government may by notification in theOfficial Gazette, direct.

(4) The Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations framed by the first Vice-Chancellor shall, when confirmed by the respective authorities, be published in the Official Gazette,

  1. First appointment of the officers and teachers of the University.– (1) At any time after the passing of this Act, until such times as the authorities of the University shall commence to exercise their functions-

(a) any officer of the University may be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor with the previous sanction of the Chancellor,

(b) teachers of the University may be appointed by the Chancellor after considering the recommendations of an Advisory Committee consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, the Director of Education and such other person or persons, if any, as the Chancellor thinks fit to associate with them.

(2) Any appointment made under sub-section (1) shall be for such period not exceeding three years and on such conditions as the appointing authority thinks fit:

Provided that no such appointment shall be made until financial provision has been made therefor.

  1. Extraordinary powers of the first Vice-Chancellor.– The Vice-Chancellor appointed under Section 72 shall have powers until the Executive Council commences to exercise its functions :-

(a) with the previous approval of the Chancellor to make additional Statutes to provide for any matter not provided for by the first Statutes,

(b) to constitute provisional authorities and; bodies and on their recommendations to make rules providing for the conduct of the work of the University,

(c) subject to the control of the State Government to make such financial arrangements as may be necessary to enable this Act or any part thereof to be brought into force,

(d) with the sanction of the Chancellor, to make for a period not exceeding three years, such appointments as may be necessary to enable this Act or any part thereof to be brought into force,

(e) to appoint any committee as he may think fit, to discharge such of his functions as he may direct, and

(f) generally to exercise all or any of the powers conferred on the Executive Council by or under the provisions of this Act.

  1. Prohibition of simultaneous membership of authorities of Saurashtra and Bhavnagar Universities.– Notwithstanding anything contained in the Saurashtra University Act, 1965 (Gujarat 39 of 1965), if any person who is a member of any of the authorities of the Saurashtra University immediately before the date of the commencement of this Act is chosen as a member of any of the authorities of the University established under this Act, then, such person’s seat in the concerned authority of the Saurashtra University shall become vacant, unless he has previously resigned such seat:

Provided that if such person is so chosen by nomination such person shall be entitled to exercise option, within a period of fifteen days of his being so chosen, whether he desires to retain his seat in the concerned authority of the Saurashtra University or to accept the seat in the authority of the University to which he is nominated.

  1. Power to remove difficulty.– If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the State Government may, by order not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, remove the difficulty:

Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of two years from the date of the commencement of this Act.

  1. Amendment of Gujarat 39 of 1965.– The Saurashtra University Act, 1965 (Gujarat 39 of 1965) shall stand amended in the manner and to the extent specified in Schedule-III.

[Schedule I]

(See Sections 2 (17) and 5)

The area comprising the limits of the Bhavnagar University (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Gujarat 7 of 1987).]

Schedule II

(See Section 69)

(1) Samaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar.

(2) Sir P.P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar.

(3) M.J. College of Commerce, Bhavnagar.

(4) Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University.

(5) Department of Mathematics, Saurashtra University.

(6) Post-graduate Centre in Education, Saurashtra University.

(7) Post-graduate Centre in Economics, Saurashtra, University.

(8) Post-graduate Centre in commerce, Saurashtra University.

(9) Post-graduate Centre in Gujarati, Saurashtra University.

Schedule III

(See Section 79)

(Amendments to the Saurashtra University Act, 1965).

Sr. No. Extent of amendments
1 2
1. In Section 3, for sub-section (4), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-
“(4) The headquarters of the University shall be located at Rajkot.”
2. In Section 8,
(1) for clause (iii), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(iii) the Pro-Vice Chancellor, if any,”;
(2) clause (va) shall be deleted.
3. In Section 10, in sub-section (6) ; for the words “Pro-Vice-Chancellor and in the absence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor” the words “Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any, and in the absence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor” shall be substituted.
4. In Section 11, in sub-section (1), for the words, figures and letter “Subject to the provision of Section 12-A the Vice-Chancellor” the words “The Vice-Chancellor” shall be substituted.
5. For Section 12, the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“12. The Pro-Vice Chancellor.– (1) (a) The Senate may, by resolution, decide that appointment shall or shall not be made to the office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
(b) If the Senate decides under clause (a) that appointment shall be made to the office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice- Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole time salaried officer and his emoluments and conditions of service shall be determined by the Statutes.
(2) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal inspecting officer of the University and his powers and duties shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes. He shall also exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated to him by the Vice-Chancellor, and shall, in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor, preside at all meetings and exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Vice-Chancellor.”
6. Sections 12-A and 12-A shall be deleted.
7. In Section 16, –
(1) in-sub-section (1),-
(a) under the heading “Class-I ex-officioMembers,” in paragraph (A),-
(i) for sub-clause (iv), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(iv) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any,”;
(ii) sub-clause (vi) shall be deleted;
(b) under the heading “Class-II Ordinary Members”, in paragraph (A) in clause (iv),-
(i) for item (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(a) one member by the Municipal corporation of the City of Rajkot;”
(ii) item (aa) shall be deleted ;
(iii) in item (b), for the words “other Municipalities” the word “Municipalities” shall be substituted;
(2) to sub-section (2), the following proviso shall be added, namely:-
“Provided that the member referred to in item (aa), in clause (iv) in paragraph (A) in Class II Ordinary Members, elected by the Bhavnagar Municipality who may be holding office as such member immediately before the deletion of the said item (aa) by the amendments made to this Act by the Bhavnagar University Act, 1978 (Gujarat 26 of 1978) shall cease to hold such office on and from the date on which such amendments shall come into force.”.
8. In Section 19, in sub-section (1), in clause (ii) for the words “The Pro-Vice-Chancellor” the words “The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any,” shall be substituted.
9. In Section 21, in sub-section (1), in clause (ii) for the words “The Pro-Vice-Chancellor” the words “The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any,” shall be substituted.
10. Section 60-A shall be deleted.
11. In the Schedule, for entry 2, the following entry shall be substituted, namely: –
“(2) Bhavnagar District excluding the Bhavnagar University area.”.

 

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