THE CHOLISTAN UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES BAHAWALPUR ACT 2018

(Act XIII of 2018)

C O N T E N T S

 

Section                                Heading

 

           1.      Short title and commencement.

           2.      Definitions.

           3.      Incorporation.

           4.      Powers of the University.

           5.      Jurisdiction of the University.

           6.      Integration of Educational or Research Institutes with the University.

           7.      University to be open to all classes, creeds, etc.

           8.      Teaching in the University.

           9.      Officers of the University.

           10.    Chancellor.

           11.    Inspection and inquiry.

           12.    Revisional powers of the Chancellor.

           13.    Visitation.

           14.    Pro-Chancellor.

           15.    Vice-Chancellor.

           16.    Powers and duties of the Vice-Chancellor.

           17.    Pro-Vice Chancellor.

           18.    Registrar.

           19.    Treasurer.

           20.    Controller of Examinations.

           21.    Auditor.

           22.    Other officers.

           23.    Authorities.

           24.    The Syndicate.

           25.    Powers and duties of the Syndicate.

           26.    Academic Council.

           27.    Powers and duties of the Academic Council.

           28.    Constitution, functions and powers of other Authorities.

           29.    Appointment of committees by certain Authorities.

           30.    Statutes.

           31.    Regulations.

           32.    Amendment and repeal of statutes and regulations.

           33.    Rules.

           34.    Affiliation.

           35.    Additions of courses by affiliated educational institutions.

           36.    Reports from affiliated educational institutions.

           37.    Withdrawal of affiliation.

           38.    Appeal against refusal or withdrawal of affiliation.

           39.    University fund.

           40.    Recovery of University dues.

           41.    Audit and accounts.

           42.    Retirement from service.

           43.    Appeal.

           44.    Pension, insurance, gratuity, provident fund and benevolent fund.

           45.    Tripartite mobility.

           46.    Commencement of term of office of members of Authorities.

           47.    Filling of casual vacancies in Authorities.

           48.    Disputes about membership of Authority.

           49.    Proceedings of Authorities not invalidated by vacancies.

           50.    First Statutes.

           51.    Savings.

           52.    Transition.

           53.    Removal of difficulties.

 

SCHEDULE

THE FIRST STATUTES

           1.      Faculties.

           2.      Dean.

           3.      Teaching Departments and Chairpersons.

           4.      Board of Studies.

           5.      Advanced Studies and Research Board.

           6.      Selection Board.

           7.      Functions of the Selection Board.

           8.      Finance and Planning Committee.

           9.      Functions of Finance and Planning Committee.

           10.    Affiliation Committee.

           11.    Discipline Committee.

 


[1]THE CHOLISTAN UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES BAHAWALPUR ACT 2018

(Act XIII of 2018)

[20 March 2018]

 

An Act to establish Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur.

It is necessary to establish Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur for purposes of promoting and stimulating animal health services and, for the purpose, making provisions for advanced teaching, research, diagnostic and treatment methodologies, and for ancillary matters.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:

1.   Short title and commencement.– (1) This Act may be cited as the Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur Act 2018.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

 

2.   Definitions.– In this Act:

(a)        “Academic Council” means the Academic Council of the University;

(b)        “Act” means the Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur Act 2018;

(c)        affiliated college” means an educational institution affiliated to the University but not maintained or administered by it;

(d)       “Authority” means an Authority of the University appointed under the Act;

(e)        “Chairperson” means the head of a teaching Department;

(f)        “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University;

(g)        college” means an affiliated college;

(h)        “Commission” means Higher Education Commission set up under the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002 (LIII of 2002);

(i)         constituent college” means a college maintained and administered by the University;

(j)         “Dean” means the Chairperson of the Board of Faculty;

(k)        “Director” means the head of a teaching division, institute or directorate of the University;

(l)         educational institution” means an institution imparting instructions in the subject or subjects assigned to a Faculty;

(m)       “Faculty” means a Faculty of the University;

(n)        “Government” means Government of the Punjab;

(o)        prescribed” means prescribed by statutes, regulations or rules;

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

(q)        “Pro-Chancellor” means the Pro-Chancellor of the University;

(r)        “Pro-Vice Chancellor” means the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University;

(s)        “professional college” means a college providing instruction in courses of study leading to the degree in Animal Production, Business Management, Veterinary Sciences, Fisheries and Wildlife, or such other subjects as may be prescribed by regulations to be professional subjects;

(t)        “Professor Emeritus” means a retired Professor working in a faculty in an honorary capacity;

(u)        registered graduate” means a graduate of the University whose name is entered in the Register of Registered Graduates;

(v)        research officer” means a person engaged whole time by the University for research;

(w)       “statutes”, “regulations” and “rules” mean respectively the statutes, the regulations and the rules made or deemed to have been made under the Act;

(x)        “Syndicate” means the Syndicate of the University;

(y)        “teachers” mean Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Research staff having prescribed qualifications engaged whole time by the University for teaching certificate, diploma, degree or postgraduate classes, and such other persons as may be declared to be teachers by Regulations;

(z)        teaching department” means a teaching department maintained and administered by the University or recognized by the University;

(aa)      “University” means Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur;

(bb)      “University teacher” means a whole time teacher appointed by the University or recognized as such by the University; and

(cc)      “Vice Chancellor” means the Vice Chancellor of the University.

 

3.   Incorporation.– (1) The Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, establish Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

(2)  The University shall be a body corporate by the name of Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may, by the said name, sue and be sued.

(3)  The University may acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable and immovable property which vests in the University or has been acquired by it.

(4)  Consequent on the notification issued under subsection (1), all properties, rights and interests of whatever kind, used, enjoyed, possessed, owned or vested in or held in trust by or for the University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, a constituent college of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur established under the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Act, 1975 (IV of 1975), and all liabilities subsisting against the said College shall stand transferred to the University.

(5)  All employees and servants of the Government or of the Islamia University Bahawalpur serving at the University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur immediately before the commencement of the Act, shall be considered to be on deputation with the University.

(6)  Subject to the procedure notified by the University, an employee or servant of the Government or of the Islamia University Bahawalpur, on deputation with the University may, within three hundred and sixty five days from the commencement of the Act, opt for absorption in the service of the University on such terms and conditions and in such manner as may be prescribed but such terms and conditions shall not be less favourable than those admissible to such an employee or servant while in Government service or in the service of the Islamia University Bahawalpur, immediately before his deputation under subsection (5).

 

4.   Powers of the University.– The University shall have the powers to:

(a)        provide for instruction in veterinary and animal sciences, social and natural sciences, humanities, and such other branches of learning as it may deem fit, and to make provisions for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine;

(b)        prescribe courses of studies for the University, institutes and colleges;

(c)        hold examinations and award and confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to and on persons who have been admitted to and have passed its examinations under the prescribed conditions;

(d)       confer honorary degrees or other distinctions on approved persons in the manner prescribed;

(e)        provide such instructions for persons, not being students of the University, as it may determine and to grant certificates and diplomas to such persons;

(f)        confer degrees on persons who have carried on independent research under the prescribed conditions;

(g)        affiliate and disaffiliate educational institutions in the prescribed manner;

(h)        admit educational institutions to its privileges and to withdraw such privileges in the prescribed manner;

(i)         inspect colleges and other educational institutions affiliated or seeking affiliation with it;

(j)         accept the examinations passed and the periods of study spent by students of the University at other Universities and places of learning as equivalent to such examinations and periods of study in the University, as it may determine, and to withdraw such acceptance;

(k)        co-operate with other Universities and public authorities in such manner and for such purposes as it may determine;

(l)         institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and Lectureships and any other posts and to appoint persons thereto;

(m)       create posts for teaching, research, extension administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto;

(n)        recognize selected members of the teaching staff of affiliated educational institutions admitted to the privileges of the University or such other persons as it may deem fit as University teachers;

(o)        institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, medals and prizes under the prescribed conditions;

(p)        establish teaching departments, schools, colleges, faculties, institutes, centers of excellence, museums, campuses or sub-campuses and other centers of learning for the development of teaching and research and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may determine;

(q)        control the residence of the students of the University and the colleges and institutes and maintain halls of residence and approve or license hostels and lodgings;

(r)        supervise and control the discipline of the students of the University and the colleges, promote the extracurricular and recreational activities of such students and make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;

(s)        demand and receive payment of such fees and other charges as it may determine;

(t)        make provisions for research and advisory services and, for the purpose, enter into arrangements with other institutions or with public bodies under the prescribed conditions;

(u)        enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts;

(v)        receive and manage property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University and invest any fund representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or contributions in such manner as it may deem fit;

(w)       provide for the printing and publication of research and other works; and

(x)        do all such other acts and things necessary for accomplishing the objectives of the Act.

 

5.   Jurisdiction of the University.– The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to whole of the Punjab.

 

6.   Integration of Educational or Research Institutes with the University.– (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, notification, contract, agreement or instrument, the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, integrate with the University any educational or research institution situated anywhere in the Punjab.

(2)  On the publication of a notification under subsection (1):

(a)        all rights, properties, assets and liabilities vested in or undertaken by such educational institution shall become the rights, properties, assets and liabilities of the University; and

(b)        all persons serving in connection with the affairs of such educational institution in any capacity, shall stand transferred for service under the University on such terms and conditions as the Government may, in consultation with the University, determine but such terms and conditions shall not be less favourable than those admissible to them immediately before their transfer to the University:

Provided that if any such person is a Government servant on deputation to the institution, he shall not be transferred for service to the University without his consent in writing.

(3)  Any question arising under the proviso to clause (b) of subsection (2) shall be referred to the Government and the decision of the Government on such question shall be final.

 

7.   University to be open to all classes, creeds, etc.– (1) Subject to subsection (2), the University shall be open to all persons of either and of whatever religion, race, creed, class or colour and no person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the ground of sex, religion, race, creed, class or colour.

(2)  Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to prevent religious instructions being given to the students in their own religious faith in such manner as may be prescribed.

 

8.   Teaching in the University.– (1) All recognized teaching in various courses shall be conducted by the University in the prescribed manner and may consist of lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations as well as practical work in the laboratories, workshops and farms and other methods of instruction.

(2)  The authority responsible for organizing recognized teaching shall be such as may be prescribed.

(3)  The courses and the curricula shall be such as may be prescribed.

(4)  A subject to be called Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies shall be taught as a compulsory subject at the Bachelor’s Degree level in all Faculties but a non-Muslim student may opt for Ethics and Pakistan Studies.

(5)  A degree shall not be awarded to a student unless he has passed the examination in the subjects mentioned in subsection (4).

 

9.   Officers of the University.– The following shall be the officers of the University:-

(a)        Chancellor;

(b)        Pro-Chancellor;

(c)        Vice-Chancellor;

(d)       Pro-Vice Chancellor;

(e)        Deans;

(f)        Directors;

(g)        Principal of the constituent college;

(h)        Chairperson of the teaching departments;

(i)         Registrar;

(j)         Treasurer;

(k)        Controller of Examinations;

(l)         Librarian; and

(m)       such other persons as may be prescribed.

 

10. Chancellor.– (1) Governor of the Punjab shall be the Chancellor of the University.

(2)  The Chancellor or his nominee shall preside at the convocation of the University.

(3)  If the Chancellor is satisfied that the proceedings of any Authority are not in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the statutes, regulations or rules, he may, after calling upon such Authority or officer to show cause why such proceedings or orders should not be annulled, by order in writing, annul such proceedings.

(4)  Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation by the Chancellor.

(5)  The Chancellor shall have the power to assent to such Statutes as are required to be submitted to him by the Syndicate or withhold assent or refer them back to the Syndicate for reconsideration.

(6)  The Chancellor may remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such person:

(a)   has become of unsound mind; or

(b)   has been incapacitated to function as member of such Authority; or

(c)   has been convicted by a court of law of an offence involving moral turpitude; or

(d)   has failed to attend three consecutive meetings of the Authority without information to the Vice Chancellor; or

(e)   has accepted any assignment which involves his absence from the University for a continuous period of six months or more.

(7)  An order under subsection (6) shall not be passed unless the person likely to be affected thereby is afforded an opportunity of being heard.

(8)  In the performance of his functions under the Act, the Chancellor shall act and be bound in the same manner as Governor of the Punjab acts and is bound under Article 105 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 

11. Inspection and inquiry.– (1) The Chancellor may direct inspection or inquiry into the affairs of the University.

      (2)  The Chancellor shall convey the views with regard to the result of the inspection or inquiry to the Syndicate and may, after ascertaining the views of the Syndicate, direct any remedial action to the Syndicate.

      (3)  The Syndicate shall, within the time specified by the Chancellor, submit a report to the Chancellor about the action taken on the direction of the Chancellor.

      (4)  If the Syndicate fails to take action to the satisfaction of the Chancellor within the specified time, the Chancellor may issue such directions as the Chancellor deems appropriate and the Syndicate shall comply with the directions.

      (5)  The Chancellor may set aside a decision or action of the Syndicate, which, in his opinion, is against the law, interest of academic excellence of the University, religious or cultural ideology, or national integrity.

 

12. Revisional powers of the Chancellor.– The Chancellor may, of his own motion or otherwise, call for and examine the record of any proceedings in which an order has been passed by any Authority for purposes of satisfying himself as to the correctness, legality or propriety of any finding or order and may pass such orders as he may deem fit but no order shall be so passed unless the person likely to be affected thereby is afforded an opportunity of being heard.

 

13. Visitation.– (1) The Chancellor may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of any matter connected with the University and shall, from time to time, appoint such person or persons as he may deem fit for purposes of carrying out inspection of:

(a)        the University, its buildings, laboratories, libraries, museums, workshops and equipment;

(b)        any institution, college or hostel maintained or recognized by or affiliated to the University;

(c)        the teaching and other work conducted by the University; and

(d)       the conduct of examinations held by the University.

(2)  The Chancellor shall, in every such case as aforesaid, give a notice to the Syndicate of his intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made, and the Syndicate shall be entitled to be represented thereat.

(3)  The Chancellor shall communicate to the Syndicate his views with regard to the results of such inspection or inquiry and shall after ascertaining the views thereon of the Syndicate, advise the Syndicate on the action to be taken.

(4)  The Syndicate shall communicate to the Chancellor, within such time as is specified by him, the action taken or proposed to be taken as a consequence of the inspection or inquiry.

(5)  Where the Syndicate does not, within a reasonable time, takes action to the satisfaction of the Chancellor, the Chancellor may, after considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the Syndicate, issue such directions as he thinks fit, and the Vice Chancellor shall comply with such directions.

 

14. Pro-Chancellor.–(1) The Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Department of the Government shall be the Pro-Chancellor of the University.

      (2)  The Pro-Chancellor shall perform such duties and functions and exercise such powers as may be assigned or delegated to him by the Chancellor.

 

15. Vice-Chancellor.– (1) An eligible person who is not more than sixty five years of age on the last date fixed for submission of applications for the post of the Vice Chancellor may apply for the post.

(2)  The Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, determine the qualifications, experience and other relevant requirements for the post of the Vice Chancellor.

(3)  The Government shall constitute a Search Committee consisting of not less than three and not more than five members including experts in the area for making recommendations for appointment of the Vice Chancellor.

(4)  The Search Committee shall follow such procedure and criteria for the selection of the panel for the post of the Vice Chancellor, as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, determine.

(5)  The Search Committee shall recommend to the Government, in alphabetical order, a panel of three persons who, in its opinion, are suitable for appointment as the Vice Chancellor.

(6)  The Chancellor shall appoint the Vice Chancellor for a term of four years but he shall serve during the pleasure of the Chancellor.

(7)  The Government shall determine the terms and conditions of service of the Vice Chancellor.

(8)  The incumbent Vice Chancellor shall not be allowed any extension in his tenure but subject to eligibility he may again compete for the post of the Vice Chancellor in accordance with the procedure prescribed by or under this section.

(9)  If the office of the Vice Chancellor is vacant or the Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor owing to any cause, the Pro-Vice Chancellor shall perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor but, if at any time, the office of Pro-Vice Chancellor is also vacant or the Pro-Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor owing to any cause, the Chancellor shall make such temporary arrangements for the performance of the duties of the Vice Chancellor as he may deem fit.

 

16. Powers and duties of the Vice-Chancellor.– (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive and academic officer of the University and shall ensure that the provisions of the Act, the statutes, regulations and rules are faithfully observed in order to promote the general efficiency and good order of the University and shall have all powers necessary for the purpose, including administrative control over all officers, teachers, students and employees of the University.

(2)  The Vice Chancellor shall preside at the meetings of the Authorities of which he is the Chairperson and be entitled to attend and preside any meeting of any other Authority or body of the University.

(3)  Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, the Vice Chancellor may, in an emergency, take an action which is not otherwise in the competence of the Vice Chancellor but is in the competence of any other Authority.

(4)  The vice Chancellor shall, within seven days of taking an action under subsection (3), submit a report of the action taken to the Pro-Chancellor and to the members of the Syndicate; and, the Syndicate shall, within forty days of such an action of the Vice Chancellor, pass such orders as the Syndicate deems appropriate.

(5)  The Vice Chancellor shall also have the power to:

(a)        sanction all expenditure provided for in the approved budget and to re-appropriate funds within the same major head of expenditure;

(b)        sanction, by re-appropriation, an amount not exceeding rupees two hundred thousand for an unforeseen item not provided for in the budget and report it to the Syndicate at the next meeting;

(c)        appoint paper-setters and examiners for all examinations of the University on receipt of the panels of names from the concerned Authorities;

(d)       make such arrangements for the scrutiny of papers, marks and results as he may consider necessary;

(e)        direct teachers, officers and other employees of the University to take up such assignments in connection with teaching, research, examination, administration and such other activities as he may consider necessary for achieving the objectives of the University;

(f)        delegate subject to such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed, any of his powers under the Act to an officer or officers of the University;

(g)        appoint employees in Basic Pay Scales 1 to 16; and

(h)        exercise and perform such other powers and functions as may be prescribed.

 

17. Pro-Vice Chancellor.– (1) The Chancellor shall nominate the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, from amongst three senior most Professors of the University, for a term of three years.

      (2)  The Pro-Vice Chancellor shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him under the Act, statutes or regulations.

      (3)  The Syndicate or the Vice Chancellor may assign any other functions to the Pro-Vice Chancellor in addition to his duties as Professor.

 

18. Registrar. (1) The Registrar shall be a whole time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Syndicate on such terms and conditions as may be determined by it.

(2)  The Registrar shall:

(a)        be the custodian of the common seal and the academic records of the University;

(b)        maintain a register of Registered Graduates in the prescribed manner;

(c)        be the Secretary of the Syndicate and Academic Council and be responsible to record and issue the minutes with the approval of Chairperson of the concerned statutory body;

(d)       conduct elections of members to the various authorities in the prescribed manner; and

(e)  perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

 

19. Treasurer. (1) The Treasurer shall be a whole time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Chancellor on such terms and conditions as the Chancellor may determine.

(2)  The Treasurer shall:

(a)        manage the property, finances and investments of the University;

(b)        prepare the annual and revised budget estimates of the University and present them to the Finance and Planning Committee and the Syndicate;

(c)        ensure that the funds of the University are spent for the purposes for which they are provided; and

(d) perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

 

20. Controller of Examinations.– (1) The Controller of Examinations shall be a whole time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Syndicate on such terms and conditions as may be determined by it.

(2)  The Controller shall be responsible for all matters connected with the conduct of examinations and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

 

21. Auditor.– The Resident Auditor shall be taken on deputation from the Government.

 

22.       Other officers.– Subject to the Act, the terms and conditions of service and powers and duties of other officers shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

23. Authorities.– The following shall be the Authorities of the University:

(a)  Syndicate;

(b)  Academic Council;

(c)  Board of Faculties;

(d) Selection Board;

(e)  Advanced Studies and Research Board;

(f)  Finance and Planning Committee;

(g)  Affiliation Committee;

(h)  Discipline Committee; and

(i)   such other Authorities as may be prescribed by the statutes.

 

24. The Syndicate. (1) The Syndicate shall consist of:

(a)        the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be its Chairperson;

(b)        three members, including at least one female member, of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab to be nominated by the Speaker of the Assembly;

(c)        Vice Chancellor, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore;

(d)       Pro-Vice Chancellor;

(e)        four senior scientists, including at least two female, to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(f)        Secretary to the Government, Livestock and Dairy Development Department or his nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(g)        Secretary to the Government, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department or his representative not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(h)        Secretary to the Government, Finance Department or his representative not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(i)         Secretary to the Government, Agriculture Department or his representative not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(j)         Managing Director, Cholistan Development Authority, Bahawalpur;

(k)        one nominee of Higher Education Commission not below the rank of a member;

(l)         one nominee of Punjab Higher Education Commission ;

(m)       one Dean to be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor;

(n)        one Professor, one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor and one such Lecturer who has completed a minimum of two years’ service in the University, to be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendations of the Vice Chancellor;

(o)        three persons of eminence including at least one woman from amongst stakeholders including professionals from relevant disciplines of industry or trade to be nominated by the Chancellor; and

(p)        One of the heads of the constituent colleges, institutions or schools to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor.

(2)  The members of the Syndicate, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for three years.

(3)  The quorum for a meeting of the Syndicate shall be one third of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

 

25. Powers and duties of the Syndicate.– (1) The Syndicate shall be the principal executive body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, take effective measures to raise the standard of teaching, research and publication and other academic pursuits and exercise general supervision over the affairs and management of the property of the University.

(2)  Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, and subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, the Syndicate shall have the power to:

(a)        take effective measures to raise the standard of teaching, research and publication in the light of national needs and public interest;

(b)        hold control and administer the property and funds of the University;

(c)        govern and regulate, with due regard to the advice of the Finance and Planning Committee in this behalf, the finances, accounts and investments of the University and for that purpose to appoint such agents as it may think fit;

(d)       consider and pass the annual report, the annual statement of accounts, the annual and revised budget estimates and re-appropriate funds from one major head of expenditure to another;

(e)        transfer and accept transfer of movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;

(f)        enter into, vary, carry out and cancel a contract on behalf of the University;

(g)        cause proper books of accounts to be kept for all sums of money received and expended by the University and for the assets and liabilities of the University;

(h)        invest any money belonging to the University including any unapplied income, in any of the securities described in section 20 of the Trusts Act, 1882 (II of 1882) or in the purchase of immovable property or in such other manner, as it may determine, with the like power of varying such investments;

(i)         receive and manage any property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University;

(j)         administer any funds placed at the disposal of the University for specified purposes;

(k)        determine the form, provide for the custody and regulate the use of the Common Seal of the University;

(l)         provide buildings, libraries, premises, furniture, apparatus, equipment and other means required for carrying out the work of the University;

(m)       establish and maintain halls of residence and hostels or approve or license hostels or lodgings for the residence of students;

(n)        affiliate and disaffiliate colleges;

(o)        admit educational institutions to the privileges of the University and withdraw such privileges;

(p)        arrange for the inspection of the teaching departments, colleges and institutes;

(q)        institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships, Lectureships and other teaching posts or suspend or abolish such posts;

(r)        create, suspend or abolish such administrative, research, extension or other posts, as may be necessary;

(s)        appoint University Teachers and other officers in Basic Pay Scale 17 and above, on the recommendation of the Selection Board;

(t)        appoint Professor Emeritus on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;

(u)        confer an honorary degree in accordance with the conditions prescribed;

(v)        prescribe the duties of officers, teachers and other employees of the University;

(w)       suspend, punish and remove from service in the prescribed manner such officers, teachers and other employees as are appointed by the Syndicate;

(x)        report to the Chancellor on matters on which it has been asked to report;

(y)        appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with the provisions of the Act;

(z)        approve statutes and recommend the drafts of statutes requiring approval of the Chancellor;

(aa)      consider and deal, in the manner prescribed in subsection (2) of section 31, the regulations made by the Academic Council but the Syndicate may frame regulation on its own initiative and approve it after advice of the Academic Council;

(bb)      regulate, determine and administer all other matters concerning the University and exercise all other powers in this behalf;

(cc)      delegate any of its powers to an Authority or officer or a committee or sub-committee;

(dd)     perform such other acts, functions and things, not inconsistent with the Act or the statutes, necessary to achieve the objectives of the University as a place of education, learning, research and administration; and

(ee)      perform such other functions as are assigned under the Act or the statutes.

 

26. Academic Council.– (1) The Academic Council shall consist of:

(a)        Vice Chancellor (Chairperson);

(b)        Pro-Vice Chancellor;

(c)        Deans of all Faculties;

(d)       Deans of the Faculties of Veterinary Science and Animal Production and Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore;

(e)        Directors;

(f)        Professors;

(g)        Chairperson of the teaching departments;

(h)        Registrar;

(i)         Librarian;

(j)         Controller of Examinations;

(k)        three Animal Science Educationists, including at least one female Educationist, to be nominated by the Chancellor; and

(l)         one nominee of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council.

(2)  The members appointed by nomination or election shall hold office for three years.

(3)  The quorum for a meeting of the Academic Council shall be one-third of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

 

27. Powers and duties of the Academic Council.– (1) The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, have the power to lay down proper standards of instruction, research, publications and examinations and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University and the constituent colleges.

(2)  Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, and subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, the Academic Council shall have the power to:

(a)        advise the Syndicate on academic matters;

(b)        regulate the conduct of teaching, research publications and examinations;

(c)        regulate the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations in the University;

(d)       regulate the conduct and discipline of the students of the University;

(e)        propose to the Syndicate the schemes for the constitution and organization of faculties, teaching departments, institutes, schools, campuses, centres of excellence, other centres of learning, faculty boards and boards of studies;

(f)        consider or formulate proposals for the planning and development of teaching and research in the University;

(g)        make regulations, on the recommendations of the Boards of Faculties and the Boards of Studies, prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and the outlines of tests for all University examinations; provided that if the recommendations of the Board of a Faculty or a Board of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may, subject to the approval of the Syndicate, continue for the next year the courses of studies already prescribed for an examination;

(h)        recognize the examinations of other Universities or examining bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;

(i)         regulate the award of studentships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;

(j)         frame regulations for submission to the Syndicate;

(k)        appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with provisions of the Act; and

(l)         perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

 

28. Constitution, functions and powers of other Authorities.– The constitution, functions and powers of the Authorities for which no specific provision has been made in the Act shall be such as may be prescribed by statutes.

 

29. Appointment of committees by certain Authorities.– The Syndicate, the Academic Council and other Authorities may, from time to time, appoint such standing, special or advisory committees, as they may deem fit, and may nominate such persons on these committees as are not members of the Authorities appointing the committees.

 

30. Statutes.– Subject to the provisions of the Act, statutes may be made to regulate or prescribe all or any of the following matters:

(a)        the constitution of pension, insurance, gratuity, provident fund and benevolent fund for the University employees;

(b)        the scales of pay and other terms and conditions of service of officers, teachers and other employees of the University;

(c)        the maintenance of the Register of Registered Graduates;

(d)       affiliation and disaffiliation of educational institutions and related matters;

(e)        admission of educational institutions to the privileges of the University and the withdrawal of such privileges;

(f)        the conduct of elections for membership of the Authorities of the University and related matters;

(g)        the establishment of faculties, institutes, colleges and other academic divisions;

(h)        the powers and duties of officers and teachers;

(i)         conditions under which the University may enter into arrangements with other institutions or with public bodies for purposes of research and advisory services;

(j)         conditions for appointment of Professors Emeritus and award of honorary degrees;

(k)        efficiency and discipline of the University employees;

(l)         the general schemes of studies including the duration of courses and the number of subjects and papers for an examination; and

(m)       all other matters which by the Act are to be or may be prescribed or regulated by statutes:

      Provided that:

(i)         the Syndicate shall not propose or approve draft of statutes affecting the constitution or powers of any Authority of the University until such authority has been given an opportunity of expressing an opinion in writing about the proposal; and

(ii)        the draft of statutes concerning any of the matters mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) of this section, shall be forwarded to the Chancellor and shall not be effective until it has been approved by the Chancellor.

 

31. Regulations. (1) Subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, regulations may be framed for all or any of the following matters:

(a)        courses of study for degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University;

(b)        the manner in which the recognized teaching referred to in subsection (1) of section 8 shall be organized and conducted;

(c)        admission of students to the University;

(d)       the conditions under which the students shall be admitted to the courses and the examinations of the University for the award of degrees, diplomas or, as the case may be, certificates;

(e)        conduct of examinations;

(f)        fees and other charges to be paid by the students for admission to the courses of study and the examinations of the University;

(g)        conduct and discipline of students of the University;

(h)        conditions of residence of the students of the University or the colleges, including the levy of fees for residence in halls of residence and hostels;

(i)         approval and licensing of hostels and lodgings;

(j)         conditions under which a person shall carry on independent research to entitle him to a degree;

(k)        institution of fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;

(l)         institution of stipends and free and half free studentships;

(m)       academic costume;

(n)        use of the Library;

(o)        formation of teaching departments and Boards of Studies; and

(p)        all other matters which by the Act and the statutes are to be, or may be, prescribed by regulations.

(2)  The regulations shall be prepared by the Academic Council and shall be submitted to the Syndicate which may approve them or withhold approval or refer them back to the Academic Council for reconsideration.

(3)  The regulations prepared by the Academic Council but shall not be valid unless approved by the Syndicate.

 

32. Amendment and repeal of statutes and regulations.– The procedure for adding to, amending or repealing the statutes and the regulations shall be the same as that prescribed respectively for framing or making statutes and regulations.

 

33. Rules. (1) The Authorities and the other Bodies of the University may make rules, not inconsistent with the Act, statutes and regulations, to regulate the conduct of their business, the time and place of meetings and related matters but the Syndicate may direct the amendment or the annulment of any rule made under this section by another Authority or body:

Provided that if the Authority is dissatisfied with the direction of the Syndicate, it may appeal to the Chancellor and the decision of the Chancellor shall be final.

(2)  The Syndicate may make rules, not inconsistent with the Act, statutes and regulations, to regulate any matter relating to the affairs of the University for which no provision or no sufficient provision exists in the Act, statutes and regulations.

 

34. Affiliation.– (1) An educational institution applying for affiliation to the University shall make an application to the University and shall satisfy it that:

(a)        the educational institution is under the management of the Government or of a regularly constituted governing body;

(b)        the financial resources of the educational institution are sufficient to ensure its continued maintenance and efficient working;

(c)        the strength and qualifications and the terms and conditions of service of the teaching and other staff of the educational institution are satisfactory for purposes of teaching of the prescribed courses of studies and training in the institution;

(d)       the educational institution has framed proper rules governing the conduct and discipline of its employees;

(e)        the building in which the educational institution is to be located is suitable, and that provisions shall be made in conformity with the statutes and the regulations for:

(i)         the residence of students, not residing with their parents or guardians, in the hostel established and maintained by the educational institution, or in hostels or lodgings approved by it; and

(ii)        the supervision and physical and general welfare of students;

(f)        provision has been made for a library and adequate library services;

(g)        where affiliation is sought in any branch of experimental sciences, due arrangements have been made for imparting instruction in that branch of science in a properly equipped laboratory, museum and other places of practical work;

(h)        due provision shall, so far as circumstances may permit, be made for the residence of the Principal and members of the teaching staff in or near the educational institution or the place provided for the residence of students; and

(i)         the affiliation of educational institution having regard to the provision which may have been made for students by another educational institution in its neighborhood will not be injurious to the interests of education or discipline.

      (2)  The application shall further contain an undertaking that after the educational institution is affiliated, any transference of, and changes in, the management and in the teaching staff, save in the case of Government Colleges, shall forthwith be reported to the University, and that the teaching staff shall possess such qualifications as may be prescribed.

      (3)  The procedure to be followed in disposing of an application for the affiliation of an educational institution shall be such as may be prescribed.

      (4)  The Syndicate may, on the recommendation of the Affiliation Committee, grant or refuse affiliation to an educational institution:

      Provided that the affiliation shall not be refused unless the educational institution has been given an opportunity of making a representation against the proposed decision.

 

35. Additions of courses by affiliated educational institutions.– Where an educational institution desires to add to the course of instruction in respect of which it is affiliated, the procedure prescribed under subsection (3) of section 34 shall, as far as possible, be followed.

 

36. Reports from affiliated educational institutions.– (1) Every educational institution affiliated to the University shall furnish such reports, returns and other information as the University may require to enable it to judge the efficiency of the educational institution.

      (2)  The University may call upon any educational institution affiliated to it to take, within a specified period, such action as may appear to the University to be necessary in respect of any of the matters referred to in subsection (1) of section 34.

 

37. Withdrawal of affiliation.– (1) If an educational institution affiliated to the University fails at any time to fulfill any of the requirements mentioned in the Act, or if an institution fails to observe any of the conditions of its affiliation, or its affairs are conducted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of education, the Syndicate may, on the recommendation of the Affiliation Committee, and after considering such representation as the educational institution may wish to make, withdraw, either in whole or in part, the rights conferred on the educational institution by affiliation or modify such rights.

      (2)  The procedure to be followed for the withdrawal of affiliation shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

38. Appeal against refusal or withdrawal of affiliation.– An appeal shall lie to the Chancellor against the decision of the Syndicate refusing to affiliate an institution, or withdrawing in whole or in part the rights conferred on an institution by affiliation, or modifying such rights but no such order shall be passed without affording an opportunity of being heard to the institution to be affected thereby.

 

39. University fund.– The University shall have a fund to which shall be credited its income from fees, donations, trusts, bequests, endowments, contributions, grants and all other sources.

 

40. Recovery of University dues.– The University or any person generally or specially authorized by it may apply to the Collector for recovery of any sum due to the University and the Collector shall thereupon proceed to recover the sum due as arrears of land revenue:

      Provided that the University shall not take action unless the person concerned is given an opportunity of being heard.

 

41. Audit and accounts.– (1) The accounts of the University shall be maintained in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

      (2)  No expenditure shall be made from the funds of the University unless:

(a)        the expenditure is included in the approved budget of the University; and

(b)        a bill for its payment has been audited in conformity with the statutes, regulations and rules by the Auditor appointed by the Government.

      (3)  The annual statement of the accounts of the University signed by the Treasurer and the Auditor shall be submitted to the Government within six months of the closing of the financial year.

      (4)  The accounts of the University shall be audited once a year, in conformity with the statutes, regulations and rules by the Auditor appointed by the Government for this purpose.

      (5)  The observations of the Government Auditor, together with such annotations as the Treasurer may make, shall be presented to the Syndicate.

 

42. Retirement from service.– An officer, other than the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, or other employee of the University shall retire from service:

(a)        on such date, after he has completed twenty five years of service qualifying for pension or other retirement benefits, as the competent authority may, in the public interest, direct, or

(b)        where no direction is given under clause (a), on the completion of the sixtieth year of his age.

Explanation.– In this section “competent authority” means the appointing authority or a person duly authorized by the appointing authority in that behalf, not being a person lower in rank than the officer, teacher or other employee concerned.

 

43. Appeal. (1)   If an order is passed by an Authority, body or officer of the University, other than the Chancellor, and an appeal against the order is not provided under the statutes or the regulations, an aggrieved person may, within thirty days of the receipt of the order, prefer an appeal to the Syndicate against the said order.

 

(2)  The Syndicate may constitute a committee of its members to hear and dispose of the appeal under subsection (1) on behalf of the Syndicate.

 

(3)  If a member of the Syndicate is the officer who passed the order or who is also member of the authority against whose order, the appeal filed, such member shall not hear the appeal as member of the Syndicate or the committee constituted to hear and dispose of the appeal.

 

(4)  The person aggrieved by a final order of the Syndicate, other than an order on an appeal under subsection (1), may, within thirty days of the receipt of the order, prefer an appeal to the Chancellor and the Chancellor may pass such orders as he may deem fit.

 

(5)  The appeal under subsection (4) shall be submitted to the Vice Chancellor and he shall, within ten days of the receipt of the appeal, submit it to the Chancellor with his comments.

 

(6)  No order under this section shall be passed unless the person likely to be affected thereby is afforded an opportunity of being heard either by the appellate authority or by an officer or committee nominated by that authority.

 

44. Pension, insurance, gratuity, provident fund and benevolent fund.– (1) The University shall constitute for the benefit of its officers, teachers and other employees, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, such pension, insurance, gratuity,  provident  fund and  benevolent fund schemes as it may deem fit.

      (2)  Where a provident fund has been constituted under the Act, the provisions of the Provident Fund Act, 1925 (XIX of 1925) shall apply to such fund as if it were a Government Provident Fund.

 

45. Tripartite mobility.– (1) Any officer, teacher of the  Government or employee of the University, on the recommendation of the Syndicate, may be directed to serve in any post in the University or under the Government or an educational or research institution in public interest.

      (2)  The Government may, in consultation with the Selection Board, place the services of an employee of the Government or of any other University or an educational or research institution at the disposal of the University in public interest.

      (3)  The terms and conditions of service of an officer or employee under this section shall not be less favourable than those enjoyed by him immediately before his services are placed at the disposal of the University, Government, educational or research institution, and full benefit of his previous service shall continue to remain in force until altered in accordance with law.

 

46. Commencement of term of office of members of Authorities.– (1) When a member of newly constituted Authority is elected, appointed or nominated, his term of office, as fixed under the Act, shall commence on such date as may be prescribed.

      (2)  Nothing in sub section (1) shall affect the provisions of section 48.

 

47. Filling of casual vacancies in Authorities.– (1) Any casual vacancy among the elected, appointed or nominated members of any Authority shall be filled as soon as may be, by the person or persons or the body who elected, appointed or nominated the member whose place has become vacant and the person elected, appointed or nominated to the vacancy shall be a member of such authority for the residue of the term for which the person whose place he fills would have been a member.

      (2)  Whenever there occurs a vacancy in the constitution of an Authority, as constituted by the Act, because of the abolition of a specified office under the Government, or because an Organization, institution or other body outside the University has been dissolved or has ceased to function, or because of some other similar reason, it shall be filled in such manner as the Chancellor may direct.

 

48. Disputes about membership of Authority.– If a question arises whether or not any person is entitled to be a member of any Authority, the matter shall be referred to a Committee consisting of the Vice-chancellor, Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Livestock and Dairy Development Department, and Dean who is member of the Syndicate and the decision of this Committee shall be final.

 

49. Proceedings of Authorities not invalidated by vacancies.– No act, resolution or decision of any Authority shall be invalid by reason of any vacancy on the Authority doing, passing, or making it or by the reason of want of qualification or invalidity in the election, appointment or nomination of any de facto member of the Authority, whether present or absent.

 

50. First Statutes.– Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Act, the statutes, set out in the Schedule appended to the Act, shall be deemed to be the statutes framed under section 30 of the Act and shall continue to remain in force until amended or repealed.

 

51.       Savings.– (1) Everything done, action taken, obligations or liabilities incurred, rights and assets acquired, persons appointed or authorized, jurisdiction or power conferred, endowments, bequests, funds or trusts created, donations or grants made, scholarships, studentships, or instituted, affiliations or privileges granted and orders issued under any of the provisions of the statutes, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Act, 1975 (IV of 1975), the regulations and rules made or deemed to have been made thereunder, shall, if not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the statutes, regulations or rules made under this Act, be continued and, so far as may be, be deemed to have been respectively done, taken, incurred, acquired, appointed authorized, conferred, created, made, instituted, granted and issued under this Act. Any document referring to any of the provisions of the said Act, statutes, regulations and rules first referred to, shall, so far as may be, be considered to refer to the corresponding provisions of this Act or the statutes, regulations and the rules.

(2) The statutes, regulations or rules made or deemed to have been made, if not inconsistent with provisions of the Act, be deemed to be the statutes, regulations or rules made under the Act having regard to the various matters which by this Act have to be regulated or prescribed by statutes, regulations or rules respectively and shall continue to be in force until they are repealed, rescinded or modified in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

 

52. Transition.– The Chancellor shall constitute a Chancellor’s Committee to exercise the powers assigned to the Syndicate under the Act till such time the Syndicate is constituted in accordance with the provisions of the Act or until expiry of one year from the date of establishment of the University, whichever is earlier.

 

53. Removal of difficulties.– If any difficulty arises as to the first constitution of any Authority after the commencement of the Act, the Chancellor may, on the recommendations of the Vice-Chancellor, give appropriate directions, not inconsistent with the Act, to remove such difficulty.


 

SCHEDULE

THE FIRST STATUTES

(see section 50)

1.   Faculties.– (1) The University shall include the following faculties with departments, institute, centers and directorates:

(i)      Faculty of Animal Production and Technology;

a)      Department of Animal Nutrition;

b)      Department of Livestock Management;

c)      Department of Poultry Sciences;

d)     Department of Breeding and Genetics; and

e)      Department of Meat Technology.

(ii)     Faculty of Bio-Sciences;

a)      Department of Anatomy and Histology;

b)      Department of Physiology and Bio-Chemistry;

c)      Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology;

d)     Department of Food Sciences;

e)      Department of Zoology; and

f)       Department of Social and Allied Sciences.

(iii)    Faculty of Veterinary Science;

a)      Department of Pathology;

b)      Department of Parasitology;

c)      Department of Microbiology;

d)     Department of Theriogenology

e)      Department of Medicine;

f)       Department of Surgery;

g)      Department of Epidemiology and Public Health;

h)      Pet and Wild Animal Hospital; and

i)          Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, Central Diagnostic Laboratory.

(iv)    Institute of Continuing Education and Extension.

(v)     Dairy Animals Teaching and Research Centre;

(vi)    Beef Animals Teaching and Research Centre;

(vii)   Sheep and Goat Teaching and Research Centre;

(viii)  Camel Teaching and Research Centre;

(ix)    Poultry Teaching and Research Centre;

(x)     Pet and Wild Life Teaching and Research Centre;

(xi)    Directorate of Office of Research, Innovation and Commercilizaton; and

(xii)   Directorate of Advanced Studies.

(2)  There shall be a Board of each Faculty which shall consist of:

(i)         the Dean to be appointed in the manner prescribed in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 2;

(ii)        the Professors and the Chairperson of the teaching departments in the Faculty;

(iii)       two members of each Board of Studies of the Faculty, to be nominated by the Board of Studies concerned;

(iv)       three teachers to be nominated by the Academic Council by reason of their specialized knowledge of the subjects, which though not assigned to the Faculty, have, in the opinion of the Academic Council, important bearing on the subjects assigned to the Faculty; and

(v)        one representative each from younger teachers namely Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers to be nominated by the Dean.

      (3)  The members mentioned in clauses (iii) and (iv) of sub-paragraph (2) shall hold office for three years.

      (4)  The quorum for a meeting of the Board of a Faculty shall be one-half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

      (5)  The Board of each Faculty shall, subject to the general control of the Academic Council and the Syndicate, have the powers to:

(i)         co-ordinate the teaching, publication and research work in the subjects assigned to the Faculty;

(ii)        scrutinize the recommendations of the Boards of Studies of the Faculty in regard to the appointment of paper setters and examiners, except for research examinations and to forward the panels of suitable paper setters and examiners for each examination to the Vice-Chancellor;

(iii)       consider any other academic matter relating to the Faculty and to report thereon to the Academic Council; and

(iv)       perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.

 

2.   Dean.– (1) There shall be a Dean of each Faculty and he shall be the Chairperson and Convener of the Board of Faculty.

      (2)  The Dean of each Faculty shall be appointed by the Chancellor from amongst the three senior most Professors in the Faculty for a period of three years and may be re-appointed.

      (3)  The Dean shall present the candidates for admission to degrees except honorary degrees, in the courses falling within the purview of the Faculty.

      (4)  The Dean shall exercise such administrative and academic powers as may be delegated to him.

 

3.   Teaching Departments and Chairpersons.– (1) There shall be a teaching department for each subject or a group of subjects, as may be prescribed by the regulations and each teaching department shall be headed by a Chairperson.

      (2) The Director of an institute shall be appointed by the Syndicate on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor from amongst the Professors and Associate Professors in the University for a period of three years and may be re-appointed.

(3)  The Chairperson of a teaching department of a Faculty shall be appointed by the Syndicate on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor from amongst the three senior most Professors of the teaching department of the Faculty for a period of three years and may be re-appointed:

      Provided that in a teaching department where there are less than three Professors, the appointment shall be made from amongst the three senior most Professors and Associate Professors in the department:

      Provided further that where in a teaching department of a Faculty, there is no Professor or Associate Professor, no such appointment shall be made and in such a case the teaching department shall be looked after by the Dean of the Faculty or as the case may be the Director of the institute, with the assistance of the senior most teacher of the Department.

      (4)  The Chairperson of the department shall plan, organize and supervise the work of the Department and shall be responsible to the Dean for work of his Department.

      (5)  The Principal of a constituent college shall be appointed by the Syndicate, on the recommendations of the Vice Chancellor from amongst the Professors of the College for a period of three years and may be re-appointed.

 

4.   Board of Studies.– (1) There shall be a separate Board of Studies for each subject, as may be prescribed by Regulations.

      (2)  Each Board of Studies shall consist of:

(a)  all the teachers of the Department concerned; and

(b)  one expert to be appointed by the Dean.

      (3)  The term of office of members of the Board of Studies, other than ex officio members, shall be three years.

      (4)  The quorum for meetings of the Board of Studies shall be one-half of the number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

      (5)  The Chairperson of the teaching department concerned shall be the Chairperson and Convener of the Board of Studies but where in respect of a subject, there is no University teaching department, the Chairperson shall be appointed by the Syndicate.

      (6)  The functions of the Board of Studies shall be to:

(a)        advise the Authorities on all academic matters connected with instruction, publication, research and examination in the subjects concerned;

(b)        propose curricula and syllabi for all degree, diploma and certificate courses in the subjects concerned;

(c)        suggest a panel of names of paper setters and examiners in the subjects concerned; and

(d)       perform such other functions as may be prescribed by regulations.

 

5.   Advanced Studies and Research Board.– (1) The Advanced Studies and Research Board shall consist of:

(a)        the Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson);

(b)        the Deans;

(c)        All University Professors other than Deans;

(d)       three University teachers having research qualifications and experience, one shall preferably be a female, to be appointed by the Academic Council;

(e)        five experts from other sister institutions, one shall preferably be a female, to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(f)        the Dean Faculty of Veterinary science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore;

(g)        Principals of the constituent colleges; and

(h)        Directors of the institutes.

      (2)  The term of office of members of the Advanced Studies and Research Board, other than ex officio members, shall be three years.

      (3)  The quorum for a meeting of the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall be one-half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

      (4)  The functions of the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall be to:

(a)        advise the Authorities on all matters connected with the promotion of Advanced Studies and Research in the University;

(b)        consider and report to the Authorities on the institution of research degrees in the University;

(c)        propose regulations regarding the award of research degrees;

(d)       appoint supervisors for research studies and to determine the subjects of their thesis;

(e)        recommend panels of names of paper setters and examiners for research examinations after considering the proposals of the Board of Studies in this behalf; and

(f)        perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the statutes or regulations.

 

6.   Selection Board.– (1) The Selection Board shall consist of:

(a)        the Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson);

(b)        the Chairman or a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission to be nominated by the Chairman;

(c)        the Dean of the Faculty concerned or, as the case may be, the Principal of the constituent college;

(d)       the Chairperson of the teaching department concerned or Director of the Institute concerned; and

(e)        one member of the Syndicate and two other members of eminence who are not employees of the University to be appointed by the Syndicate.

      (2)  The members mentioned in clause (e) of sub paragraph (1) shall hold office for three years.

      (3)  The quorum of Selection Board in case of selection of a Professor or Associate Professor and other teachers shall respectively be four and three members; but in case of officers, other than teachers, the Selection Board shall consist only of members mentioned at (a), (b) and (e) of sub-paragraph (1) and the quorum shall be three.

      (4)  A member, who is a candidate for the post to which an appointment is to be made, shall not take part in the proceedings of the Board.

(5)  The Dean of a Faculty or the Chairperson of a department who is inferior in rank to the post for which appointment is to be made, shall not take part in the proceedings of the Selection Board.

      (6)  In selecting candidates for the posts of Professors and Associate Professors, the Selection Board shall co-opt or consult three experts in the subject concerned and in selecting candidates for other teaching posts, two experts in the subject concerned, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from a standing list of experts for each subject approved by the Syndicate on the recommendation of the Selection Board and revised from time to time.

 

7.   Functions of the Selection Board.– (1) The Selection Board for teaching and other posts shall consider the applications received in response to advertisement and recommend to the Syndicate the names of suitable candidates for appointment to teaching or other posts and may also recommend –

(a)        the grant of a higher initial pay in a suitable case for reasons to be recorded; or

(b)        the appointment of an eminently the qualified person to a Professorship in the University on the terms and conditions other than those prescribed.

      (2)  The Selection Board may in case of leave vacancy, tenure post and any post, other than teaching post, without advertising the post, recommend suitable candidates from amongst the University employees to the Syndicate for approval.

      (3)  In the event of an unresolved difference of opinion between the Selection Board and the Syndicate, the matter shall be referred to the Chancellor whose decision shall be final.

 

8.   Finance and Planning Committee.– (1) The Finance and Planning Committee shall consist of:

(a)  Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson);

(b)        one Dean to be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor;

(c)        one member of the Syndicate to be appointed by the Syndicate;

(d)       two members of the Academic Council to be appointed by the Academic Council;

(e)        two nominees of the Chancellor, one each from Livestock & Dairy Development Department and Finance Department;

(f)  one nominee of the Higher Education Commission; 

(g)  Registrar; and

(h)  Treasurer.

      (2)  The term of office of the appointed members shall be three years.

      (3)  The quorum for a meeting of the Finance and Planning Committee shall be three members.

 

9.   Functions of Finance and Planning Committee.– The functions of Finance and Planning Committee shall be to:

(a)        consider the annual statement of accounts and the annual and revised budget estimates and advise the Syndicate thereon;

(b)        review periodically the financial position of the University;

(c)        advise the Syndicate on all matters relating to planning, development, finances, investments and accounts of the University; and

(d)       perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.

 

10. Affiliation Committee.– (1) The Affiliation Committee shall consist of:

(a)        the Chairperson to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(b)        one Dean to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;

(c)        two Professors to be nominated by the Academic Council; and

(d)       Chairman District Education Authority, Bahawalpur.

      (2)  The term of office of the members of the Committee, other than ex officio members, shall be two years.

      (3)  The Affiliation Committee may co-opt not more than three experts and such co-opted experts shall count towards the quorum for purposes of inspection by the Affiliation Committee.

      (4)  The quorum for a meeting of, or an inspection by, the Affiliation Committee shall be three.

      (5)  An officer of the University to be designated by the Vice-Chancellor for the purpose shall act as the Secretary of the Committee.

      (6)  The functions of the Affiliation Committee shall be to:

(a)        inspect the educational institution seeking affiliation or admission to the privileges of the University and to advise the Academic Council thereon;

(b)        inquire into complaints alleging breach of conditions of affiliation by affiliated colleges and to advise the Academic Council thereon; and

(c)        perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Regulations.

 

11. Discipline Committee.– (1) The Discipline Committee shall consist of:

(a)        Chairperson to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;

(b)        two Professors to be nominated by the Academic Council;

(c)        one member of the Syndicate to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(d)       one Principal of the constituent colleges to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;

(e)        the teacher or officer incharge of students’ affairs by whatever name called (Member/Secretary); and

(f)        the senior tutor.

      (2)  The term of office of the members of the Committee, other than ex officio members, shall be two years.

      (3)  The quorum for a meeting of Discipline Committee shall be four members.

      (4)  The functions of the Discipline Committee shall be to:

(a)        propose Regulations to the Academic Council relating to the conduct of University students, maintenance of discipline and breach of discipline; and

(b)        perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Regulations.

 

 



[1]This Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 14 March 2018; assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on 19 March 2018; and, was published in the Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary), dated 20 March 2018, pages 6673-93.