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ACT No. XVII OF 2015

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES ACT, 2015

An Act to establish the National University of Medical Sciences

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, 31st October, 2015]

No. F. 9(23)/2015-Legis., dated 29.10.2015.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 28th October, 2015, is hereby published for general information:–

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the National University of Medical Sciences and to provide for the matters connected therewith and incidental thereto;

It is hereby enacted as under:–

1.  Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be called the National University of Medical Sciences Act, 2015.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.  Definitions.–In this Act unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,–

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

(ii)      “Affiliated College” includes any college, institute, institution, centre or hospital affiliated to the University but not maintained or administered by it;

(iii)     “Authority” means any of the Authorities of the University specified or set up in terms of Section 16;

(iv)     “Board of Governors” means the Board of Governors of the University;

(v)      “Campus” means any infrastructure of the university within country or abroad;

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

(vii)    “College” means a college constituted or affiliated with the University;

(viii)   “Commission” means the Higher Education Commission set up by the Higher Education Commission Act, 2002 (LIII of 2002);

(ix)     “Constituent College” means an educational college or institute in the health studies, by whatever name described, maintained and administered by the Armed Forces University including Army Medical College, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute, Rawalpindi and such other college or institute or institution designated as such by the Board of Governors;

(x)      “Controller of Examinations” means the chief coordinator of examinations of the University;

(xi)     “Commandant” means administrative head of an institute or hospital;

(xii)    “Dean” means head of a faculty or academic head of institute under the University or the head of an academic body granted the status of a Faculty by this Act or by the Statutes or Regulations;

(xiii)   “Department” means a teaching department maintained and administered, or recognized by the University in the manner prescribed;

(xiv)   “Director” means the head of a department or section established by the University established by Statutes or Regulations in terms of the powers delegated by this Act including but not limited to: Director Administration; Director Finance; Director Legal; Director Research and Development; Director Academic Coordination; Director International Affairs; Director Quality Assurance; Director Human Resource or Director Planning and this post may be upgraded to Director General on need basis;

(xv)    “Director General” means the head of the directorate of Armed Forces of Pakistan wherever such post exists or head of an institute or department under University with duties as may be prescribed;

(xvi)   “Faculty'' means an administrative and academic unit of the University consisting of one or more departments as may be prescribed;

(xvii)  “Government” means the Federal Government;

(xviii) “Institute” means an institute constituted or affiliated with University;

(xix)   “prescribed” means prescribed by Statutes, Regulations or Rules and made under the Act;

(xx)    “Principal” means the head of a College or Institute;

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

(xxii)  “Registrar” means the Registrar of the University;

(xxiii) “Regulation” means regulations made under this Act;

(xxiv) “Representation Committees” means the Representation Committees constituted under Section 23;

(xxv)  “Search Committee” means the Search Committee set up by the Board of Governors under sub-section (2) of Section 11;

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

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

(xxviii) “Teachers” include Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, registrars, and Lecturers, Demonstrators engaged whole-time by the University or by a constituent or affiliated college and such other persons as may be declared to be teachers by Regulations;

(xxix) “Teaching Hospitals or Institutes” or “University Hospitals or Institutes” means any hospital or institute by whatever name described, designated by the University for teaching, training and research purposes presently including but not limited to Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Transfusion, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Urology. Rawalpindi: Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Radiological Imaging, Rawalpindi; Armed Forces Institute of Nutrition, Lahore; Army Medical Corps School and Centre Abbottabad; Combined Military Hospital. Rawalpindi; Military Hospital, Rawalpindi; Combined Military Hospital Lahore; Combined Military Hospital Peshawar; Combined Military Hospital Kharian; Combined Military Hospital Multan; Combined Military Hospital Malir; Combined Military Hospital Quetta; Combined Military Hospital Sialkot; Combined Military Hospital Okara; Combined Military Hospital Jhelum; Combined Military Hospital Gujranwala; Combined Military Hospital Mangla; Combined Military Hospital Sargodha; Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad; Combined Military Hospital Murree; Combined Military Hospital Chunian; Combined Military Hospital Zhob; Combined Military Hospital Khuzdar; Combined Militaty Hospital Loralai; Combined Military Hospital Sibbi; Combined Military Hospital Dera Ismail Khan; Combined Military Hospital Mardan; Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur; Combined Military Hospital Bahawalnagar; Combined Military Hospital Skardu; Combined Military Hospital Gilgit; Combined Military Hospital Nowshera; Combined Military Hospital Kohat; Combined Military Hospital Attack; Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad; Combined Military Hospital Pano Aqil; Combined Military Hospital Bannu; Combined Military Hospital Risalpur; Combined Military Hospital Landikotal; Combined Military Hospital Rahim Yar Khan; Combined Military Hospital Mailsi; Combined Military Hospital Chhor; Combined Military Hospital Dera Nawab Shah; Combined Military Hospital Badin; Combined Military Hospital Cherat; Combined Military Hospital Thai; Combined Military Hospital Tarbela; Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad; Combined Military Hospital Rawlakot; Combined Military Hospital Chunian; Army Cardiac Centre Lahore; Hand & Upper Limb Surgery Lahore; Heavy Industry Taxilla Hospital; Pakistan Naval Hospital; Hafeez, Islamabad; Pakistan Air Force Hospital, Islamabad. Shall include any other hospital or institute or institution designated as such by the Board of Governors. These hospitals or institutes shall act as University’s hubs for academic and research purposes and resource centres for continuing professional development opportunities;

(xxx)  “University” means the National University of Medical Sciences established under this Act; and

(xxxi) “Vice-Chancellor” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under Section 10.

3.     Establishment and incorporation of the University.–(1) There shall be established a University to be called the National University of Medical Sciences consisting of–

(a)      the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Board of Governors, the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Committee, the Syndicate, the Academic Council, the Principals, the Deans, the Commandants and the Director Generals;

(b)      the officers and members of such other councils, committees and advisory bodies as the Board 

of Governors may establish or authorize from time to time;

(c)      the members of the faculties and students of the colleges, institutes, institutions, centers, hospitals; and

(d)      such other officers and members of the staff as the Board of Governors may from time to time, specify.

(2)      The University shall be a body corporate by the name of the National University of Medical Sciences, having perpetual succession and common seal, with power, among others, to acquire, hold and dispose of any property and shall by the said name sue and be sued.

(3)      The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable and immovable property which may have become vested in or been acquired by it.

(4)      The principal seat of the University shall be at Islamabad, and it may set up any number of Campuses, Colleges, Institutes, Institutions, Centers, Hospitals, etc., at such places in Pakistan as the Board of Governors may determine.

(5)      The University shall have academic, financial and administrative autonomy, including the power to employ officers, teachers and other employees on such terms as may be prescribed, subject to this Act.

4.     Purposes, powers and functions of the University.–(1) The purposes of the University shall be the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and technology and to provide for instruction, training, research, demonstration and service in the health sciences and such related branches of learning as the Board of Governors may deem fit.

(2)  The University shall be a fully autonomous body with autonomy to govern its academic and administrative functions in order to achieve its objectives and to.–

(i)       determine courses of study in various fields of medical sciences and such other branches of learning as it may determine;

(ii)      select and examine students;

(iii)     award degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions;

(iv)     pursue and coordinate research;

(v)      affiliate itself or associate with other institutions and establish faculties in Pakistan or abroad for better discharge of its function and responsibilities;

(vi)     grant affiliation to educational institutes or colleges;

(vii)    establish campuses abroad independently or in collaboration with that country;

(viii)   decide teaching methods and strategies in order to ensure the most effective educational and research programs;

(ix)     use the financial and other resources allocated to it for the execution of its functions;

(x)      confer in the manner prescribed honorary degrees or other distinctions on persons approved by the Board of Governors for the purpose;

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

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

(xiii)   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 detenuine, and to withdraw such acceptance;

(xiv)   institute Professorship, Associate Professorship, Assistant Professorships, Research Associateships and other posts, and to make appointment thereto;

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

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

(xvii)  provide and support the academic development of the faculty of the University;

(xviii) establish colleges, institutes, institutions, centres, hospitals, faculties, libraries, laboratories, workshops, museums and other centres of learning for the development of teaching and research and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may determine;

(xix)   make provisions for research and advisory services and with these objects to enter into arrangements with other institutions or with public bodies within Pakistan and abroad under prescribed conditions;

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

(xxi)   receive and manage property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University and to invest any funds, representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or contributions and to convert one kind of property into other, in such manner as it may deem fit;

(xxii)  provide support for the printing and publication of research and other work;

(xxiii) authorize and agree when required by the colleges to the mobility of qualified staff among universities, research organizations and the Government or corporate bodies, provided that the rights and privileges of the staff under this arrangement shall be protected;

(xxiv) institute programmes for the exchange of students and teachers between the University and other universities, educational institutions and research organizations, inside as well as outside Pakistan;

(xxv)  provide career counselling and job search services to students and alumni;

(xxvi) maintain linkages with alumni;

(xxvii) develop and implement fund raising plans;

(xxviii) offer online and virtual courses, and telemedicine services;

(xxix) veterinary courses as may be prescribed;

(xxx)  use the financial and other resources allocated to it for the execution of its functions; and

(xxxi) do all such other acts and things, whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be requisite in order to further its objects as a place of education, learning and research.

(3)      The principal teaching facilities of the University shall consist of the constituent and affiliated institutes, colleges and hospitals and such other institutes, colleges and hospitals as may be determined by the Board of Governors from time to time.

(4)      The University may enter into agreements, contracts and arrangements with governments, national or international organizations, institutions, hospitals, bodies and individuals for the purpose of carrying out its functions and activities.

(5)      The University may do all such other acts and things as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the University.

(6)      The University may, with the approval of the Board of Governors, provide facilities to the representatives of the Commission and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council or such similar relevant organizations for visitation to enable them to verify that appropriate academic standards are being maintained by the University.

5.  University to be open to all classes, creeds, etc.–(1) The University shall be open to all persons of either gender of whatever religion, race, class, creed colour or domicile who qualify for admission to the courses of study offered by the University based on the criteria and policy determined by the Board of Governors, and no such person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the ground only of gender, religion, race, class, creed, colour or domicile.

(2)  The University shall institute financial aid programmes for students in need, to the extent considered feasible by the Board of Governors given the resources available, so as to enable admission and access to the University and the various opportunities provided by it to be based on merit rather than ability to pay.

6.     Officers of the University.–The following shall be the principal officers of the University, namely:–

(a)      the Chancellor;

(b)      the Pro-Chancellor

(c)      the Vice-Chancellor;

(d)      the Pro-Vice-Chancellor;

(e)      the Principles or Commandants of Constituent Colleges;

(f)       the Deans;

(g)      Chairperson of the teaching departments;

(h)      the Registrar;

(i)       the Controller of Examination; and

(j)       such person as may be prescribed to be an officer by the Board of Governors.

7.     The Chancellor.–(1) The President of Pakistan shall be the ex officio Chancellor of the University.

(2)      The Chancellor shall preside the convocations of the University.

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

(4)      If the Chancellor is satisfied, that the proceedings or orders of any authority are not in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the statutes, regulations or the rules, he may, after calling upon such authority to show-cause in writing, annul such proceedings or orders.

8.     Pro-Chancellor.–(1) The Chief of the Army Staff shall be the ex officio Pro-Chancellor of the University.

(2)      The Pro-Chancellor shall attend the meetings at which business of the University is transacted.

(3)      The members of the Board of Governors as well as the Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Pro-Chancellor from amongst the persons recommended by the Representation Committee set up for this purpose or the Search Committee established in accordance with the Act and the Statutes, as the case may be, alongwith those elected.

(4)  If the Pro-Chancellor is satisfied that serious irregularity or mis-management with respect to the affairs of the University has occurred, he may,–

(a)      as regards proceedings of the Board of Governors, direct that specified proceedings be reconsidered and appropriate action taken within one month of the direction having been issued:

          Provided that if the Pro-Chancellor is satisfied that either no reconsideration has been carried out or that the reconsideration has failed to address the concern expressed he may, after calling upon the Board of Governors to show-cause in writing, appoint a five member Review Panel to examine and report to the Pro-Chancellor on the functioning of the Board of Governors. The report of the Review Panel shall be submitted within such time as the Pro-Chancellor may prescribe. The Review Panel shall be drawn from persons of eminence in academics and in the fields of law, accountancy and administration; and

(b)      as regards proceedings of any Authority or with respect to matters within the competence of any Authority other than the Board of Governors, direct the Board of Governors to exercise powers under Section 17.

9.  Removal from the Board of Governors.–(1) The Pro-Chancellor may, upon the recommendation of the Review Panel, remove any person from the membership of the Board of Governors on the ground that such person has,–

(a)      become of unsound mind;

(b)      become incapacitated to function as member of the Board of Governors;

(c)      been convicted by a Court of law for an offence involving moral turpitude;

(d)      absented himself from two consecutive meetings without just cause; or

(e)      been guilty of misconduct, including use of position for personal advantage of any kind, or gross inefficiency in the performance of functions.

(2)  The Pro-Chancellor shall remove any person from the membership of the Board of Governors on a resolution calling for the removal of such person supported by at least three-fourths of the membership of the Board of Governors:

Provided that before passing such resolution the Board of Governors shall provide the member concerned a fair hearing:

Provided further that the provisions of this section shall not be applicable to the Vice-Chancellor in his capacity as a member of the Board of Governors.

10.  The Vice-Chancellor.–(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be a notable academician with finest credentials and qualifications in medical sciences preferably Ph.D. or FCPS or equivalent from within the country or abroad or higher education in clinical and management sciences and shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board of Governors.

(2)      The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the University responsible for overall administrative and academic functions of the University and for ensuring that the provisions of the Act, Statutes, Regulations and Rules are faithfully observed in order to promote the general efficiency and good order of the University. The Vice-Chancellor shall have all powers prescribed for this purpose, including administrative control over the officers, teachers and other employees of the University.

(3)      The Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible for implementation of the decisions and policies of the Board of Governors and shall have the following powers, namely:–

(a)      oversee, monitor and supervise all academic activities including examinations and applied research to ensure that proper academic standards are maintained;

(b)      exercise administrative control over the academic and administrative staff employed by the University including their recruitment;

(c)      submit the plans of work and budget estimates of the University for approval of the Board of Governors;

(d)      sanction by re-appropriation an amount not exceeding an amount prescribed by the Board of Governors for an unforeseen item not provided for in the budget and report it to the Board of Governors at the next meeting;

(e)      direct the activities connected with execution of programmes for instruction, training, research, demonstration and service, and authorize expenditure provided for in the budget as approved by the Board of Governors;

(f)       make appointments of teachers, officers, doctors and members of the staff of the University and other persons on regular basis in accordance with the policies and procedures approved by the Board of Governors so as to ensure the highest intellectual and moral qualities in the persons appointed;

(g)      suspend, punish and remove, in accordance with prescribed procedure, from service officers, teachers and other employees of the University except those appointed by or with the approval of the Board of Governors;

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

(i)       exercise and perform such other powers and functions as may be prescribed;

(j)       submit to the Board of Governors, in accordance with the rules of procedure framed by it, reports on the activities of the University and the execution of the plans of works;

(k)      prepare and revise from time to time statutes and regulations with the approval of the Board of Governors for the efficient and effective operations of the University; and

(l)       provide the necessary requisite service to the Board of Governors.

(3)  The Vice-Chancellor shall, if present, be entitled to attend any meeting of any Authority or body of the University.

(4)      The Vice-Chancellor may, in an emergency that in his opinion requires immediate action ordinarily not in the competence of the Vice-Chancellor, take such action and forward, within seventy-two hours, a report of the action taken to the members of the Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors, to be set up by Statute. The Emergency Committee may direct such further action as is considered appropriate.

(5)      The Vice-Chancellor shall present an annual report before the Board of Governors within three months of the close of the academic year. The annual report shall present such information as regards the academic year under review as may be prescribed including disclosure of all relevant facts pertaining to–

(a)      academics;

(b)      research;

(c)      administration; and

(d)      finances.

(6)  The Vice-Chancellor’s annual report shall be made available, prior to its presentation before the Board of Governors, to all officers and University teachers and shall be published in such numbers as are required to ensure its wide circulation.

11.  Appointment and removal of the Vice-Chancellor.–(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Pro-Chancellor on the recommendations made by the Board of Governors.

(2)      A Search Committee for the recommendation of persons suitable for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be constituted by the Board of Governors on the date and in the manner prescribed by the Statutes and shall consist of two eminent academicians nominated by the Pro-Chancellor of whom one shall be appointed as Convener, two members of the Board of Governors and two distinguished University Teachers who are not members of the Board of Governors. The two distinguished University Teachers shall be selected by the Board of Governors through a process, to be prescribed by Board of Governors that provides for the recommendation of suitable names by the University Teachers in general. The Search Committee shall remain in existence till such time that the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor has been made by the Pro-Chancellor.

(3)  The persons proposed by the Search Committee for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be considered by the Board of Governors and of these a panel of three, in older of Priority, shall be recommended by the Board of Governors to the Pro-Chancellor:

Provided that the Pro-Chancellor may decline to appoint any of the three persons recommended and seek recommendation of a fresh panel. In the event of a fresh recommendation being sought by the Pro-Chancellor the Search Committee shall make a proposal to the Board of Governors in the prescribed manner.

(4)      The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed for a renewable tenure of four years on such terms and conditions as prescribed by Statutes. The tenure of an incumbent Vice-Chancellor shall be renewed by the Pro-Chancellor on receipt of a resolution of the Board of Governors in support of such renewal:

Provided that the Pro-Chancellor may call upon the Board of Governors to reconsider such resolution once.

(5)      The Board of Governors may, pursuant to a resolution in this behalf passed by three-fourths of its membership, recommend to the Pro-Chancellor the removal of the Vice-Chancellor on the ground of in-efficiency, moral turpitude or physical or mental incapacity or gross misconduct, including misuse of position for personal advantage of any kind:

Provided that the Pro-Chancellor may make a reference to the Board of Governors stating the instances of inefficiency, moral turpitude or physical or mental incapacity or gross misconduct on the part of the Vice-Chancellor that have come to his notice. After consideration of the reference the Board of Governors may, pursuant to a resolution in this behalf passed by two-thirds of its membership, recommend to the Pro-Chancellor the removal of the Vice Chancellor:

Provided further that prior to a resolution for the removal of the Vice-Chancellor being voted upon the Vice-Chancellor shall be given a fair opportunity of being heard.

(6)      A resolution recommending the removal of the Vice-Chancellor shall be submitted to the Pro-Chancellor forthwith. The Pro-Chancellor may accept the recommendation and order removal of the Vice-Chancellor or return the recommendation to the Board of Governors.

(7)      At any time when the office of the Vice-Chancellor is vacant, or the Vice-Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due to illness or some other cause, the Board of Governors shall make such arrangements for the performance of the duties of the Vice-Chancellor as it may deem fit.

12.   Pro Vice-Chancellor.–(1) There shall be a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University to be appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(2)      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be an illustrious academician or an administrator with prescribed credentials in the healthcare field.

(3)      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall serve as deputy to the Vice-Chancellor and assist him in overall administrative and academic functions of the University.

(4)      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be full-time officer of the University and assist in implementation of the decisions and policies of the Board of Governors and the Vice-Chancellor.

13.   Registrar.–(1) There shall be a Registrar of the University to be appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be Prescribed.

(2)      The experience as well as the professional and academic qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Registrar shall be as may be prescribed.

(3)      The Registrar shall be a full-time officer of the University and shall,–

(a)      be the administrative head of the secretariat of the University and be responsible for the provision of secretariat support to the Authorities of the University;

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

(c)      maintain a register of registered graduates in the prescribed manner;

(d)      supervise the process of election, appointment or nomination of members to the various authorities and other bodies in the prescribed manner; and

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

(4)  The term of office of the Registrar shall be a renewable period of three years:

Provided that the Board of Governors may, on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the appointment of the Registrar on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.

14.  Treasurer.–(1) There shall be a Treasurer of the University to be, appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(2)      The experience and the professional and academic qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Treasurer shall be as prescribed.

(3)      The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the University and shall,–

(a)      manage the assets, liabilities, receipts, expenditures, funds and investments of the University;

(b)      prepare the annual and revised budget estimates of the University and present them to the Syndicate or a committee thereof for approval and incorporation in the budget to be presented to the Board of Governors;

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

(d)      have the accounts of the University audited annually so as to be available for submission to the Board of Governors within six months of the close of the financial year; and

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

(4)      The term of office of the Treasurer shall be a extendable period of three years:

Provided that the Board of Governors may, on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the appointment of the Treasurer on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.

15.   Controller of Examinations.–(1) There shall be a Controller of Examinations, to be appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(2)      The minimum qualifications necessary for appointment to the post of the Controller of Examinations shall be as may be prescribed.

(3)      The Controller of Examinations shall be a full-time officer of the University and shall be responsible for all matters connected with the conduct of examinations and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

(4)      The Controller of Examinations shall be appointed for a renewable term of three years:

Provided that the Board of Governors may, on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor, terminate the appointment of the Controller of Examinations on grounds of inefficiency or misconduct in accordance with prescribed procedure.

16.   Authorities.–(1) The following shall be the Authorities of the University, namely:–

(a)      the Board of Governors;

(b)      the Syndicate;

(c)      the Academic Council;

(d)      the Board of Studies; and

(e)      such other authorities as may be constituted by the Board of Governors.

(2)  The Board of Governors, the Syndicate and the Academic Council may set up such other committees or sub-committees, by whatever name described, as are considered appropriate and desirable through Statutes or Regulations. Such committees or sub-committees shall be Authorities of the University for the purposes of this Act.

17.   Board of Governors.–(1) The governance and control of the affairs of the University, and the power to lay down the policies of the University shall vest in a Board of Governors and shall consist of,–

(a)      Pro-Chancellor who shall be ex-officio chairman of the Board of Governors;

(b)      Adjutant General, General Headquarters:

(c)      Surgeon General, Director General Medical Services (Inter Services) Medical Directorate;

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