(e)           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 (Act II of 1882), or in the purchase of immovable property or in such other manner, as it may prescribe, with the like power of varying such investments;

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

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

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

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

(j)            recommend to the Senate affiliation or disaffiliation of colleges;

(k)           arrange for the inspection of colleges and the Departments;

(l)            institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships, Lecturer ships, and other teaching posts or to suspend or abolish such posts;

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

(n)           prescribe the duties of Officers, Teachers and other employees of the University;

(o)           report to the Senate on matters with respect to which it has been asked to report;

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

(q)           propose drafts of statutes for submission to the Senate;

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

(s)           take actions necessary for the good administration of the University in general and to this end exercise such powers as are necessary;

(t)            delegate any of its powers to any Authority or Officer or a committee; and

(u)           perform such other functions as have been assigned to it by the provisions of this Act or the Statutes made there under.

24.          Academic Council. — (1) There shall be an Academic Council of the University consisting of the following:—

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

(b)           the Deans of Faculties and such Heads of Departments as may be prescribed;

(c)           the Directors of Advance Studies, Research and Technological Development;

(d)           five members representing the Departments, constituent institutions and constituent colleges to be elected in the manner prescribed by the Senate;

(e)           two Principals of affiliated colleges, one each from public and private affiliated colleges;

(f)            five Professors including Emeritus Professors;

(g)           the Registrar;

(h)           the Controller of Examinations; and

(i)            the Librarian.

(2)           The Senate shall appoint the members of the Academic Council, other than the ex-officio members, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor:—

                Provided that as regards the five professors and the members representing the Departments, constituent institutions and the constituent colleges, the Senate may, as an alternative to elections, prescribe a procedure for proposal of a penal of names by the Representation Committee set up in terms of section 26. Appointment of persons proposed by the Representation Committee may be made by the Senate on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

(3)           Members of the Academic Council shall hold office for three years.

(4)           The Academic Council shall meet at least once in six months.

(5)           The quorum for meetings of the Academic Council shall be two-thirds of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

25.          Powers and duties of the Academic Council.—(1) The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, have the powers to lay down proper standards of instruction, research and examinations and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University and the colleges.

(2)           Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, and subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Academic Council shall have the powers to,—

(a)           approve the policies and procedures pertaining to the quality of academic programmes;

(b)           approve academic programmes;

(c)           approve the policies and procedures pertaining to students related functions including admissions, expulsions, punishments, examinations and certification;

(d)           approve the policies and procedures assuring quality of teaching and research;

(e)           recommend the policies and procedures for affiliation of other educational institutions;

(f)            propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organization of Faculties, Teaching Departments and Boards of Studies;

(g)           appoint paper setters and examiners for all examinations of the University after receiving panels of names from the relevant authorities;

(h)           institute programmes for the continued professional development of University Teachers at all levels;

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

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

(k)           propose, from time to time, Regulations to the Senate on the recommendations of the Board of Faculties and the Board of Studies, prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and examinations:—

                                Provided that if the recommendations of the Board of a Faculty or Board of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may, subject to the approval of the Senate, permit the existing Regulation to continue for the following year;

(1)           prepare an annual report on the academic performance of the University; and

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

26.          Representation Committees. — (1) There shall be a Representation Committee constituted by the Senate through Statutes for recommendation of persons for appointment to the Senate in accordance with the provisions of sections 19.

                (2)           There shall also be a Representation Committee constituted by the Senate through Statutes for the recommendation of persons for appointment to the Syndicate and the Academic Council in accordance with the provisions of sections 22 and 24.

(3)           Members of the Representation Committee for the purposes of sub-section (1) shall consist of:— 

(a)           three members of the Senate who are not University Teachers;

(b)           two persons nominated by the Vice-Chancellor amongst the University Teachers;

(c)           one person from the academic community, not employed by the University, at the level of professor or Principal to be nominated by the Chancellor; and

(d)           one eminent citizen with experience in administration, philanthropy, development work, law or accountancy to be nominated by the Senate.

(4)           Members of the Representation Committee for the purpose of sub-section (2) shall consist of:—

(a)           two members of the Senate who are not University Teachers; and 

(b)           three University Teachers to be appointed by the Chancellor on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

(5)           The tenure of the Representation Committees shall be three years provided that no member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.

(6)           The working procedures of the Representation Committees shall be such as may be prescribed.

(7)           There may also be such other representation committees set up by any of the other Authorities of the University as are considered appropriate for recommending persons for appointment to the various Authorities and other bodies of the University.

27.          Constitution, function and powers of other Authorities.—The constitution, functions and powers of other Authorities for which no specific provisions, or insufficient provisions, have been made in this Act shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

28.          Appointment of Committees by certain Authorities.—(1) The Senate, 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 place on such committee persons who are not members of the Authorities appointing the committees.

(2)           The constitution, functions and powers of the Authorities for which no specific provision has been made in this Act shall be such as may be prescribed by Statutes or Regulations.

CHAPTER -V

STATUTES, REGULATIONS AND RULES 

29.          Statutes. — (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, Statutes, my be made to regulate or prescribe all or any of the following matters, namely:— 

(a)           the contents of and the manner in which the annual report to be presented by the Vice-Chancellor before the Senate shall be prepared;

(b)           the University fees and other charges;

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

(d)           the scales of pay and other terms and conditions of service of Officers, Teachers and other University employees;

(e)           the maintenance of the register of registered graduates;

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

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

(h)           the establishment of Faculties, Departments, institutes, colleges and other academic divisions;

(i)            the powers and duties of Officers and Teachers;

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

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

(l)            efficiency and discipline of University employees;

(m)          the constitution and procedure to be followed by Representation Committees in carrying out functions in terms of this Act;

(n)           the constitution and procedure to be followed by the Search Committee for appointment of the Vice-Chancellor;

(o)           constitution, functions and powers of the Authorities of the University; and

(p)           all other matters which by this Act are to be or may be prescribed or regulated by Statutes.

(2)           The draft of Statutes shall be proposed by the Syndicate to the Senate which may approve or pass with such modifications as the Senate may think fit or may refer back to the Syndicate, as the case may be, for reconsideration of the proposed draft:—

                Provided that Statutes concerning any of the matters mentioned in clauses (a) and (l) of sub-section (1) shall be initiated and approved by the Senate, after seeking the views of the Syndicate:—

                Provided further that the Senate may initiate a Statute with respect to any matter in its power or with respect to which a Statute may be framed in terms of this Act and approve such Statute after seeking the views of the Syndicate.

30.          Regulations. — (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statues, the Academic Council may make Regulations, for all or any of the following matters, namely:—

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

(b)           the manner in which the Teaching referred to in sub-section (1) of section 7 shall be organized and conducted;

(c)           the admission and expulsion of students to and from the University;

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

(e)           the conduct of examinations;

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

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

(h)           the use of the Library;

(i)            the formation of Faculties, Departments and Board of Studies; and

(j)            all other matters which by this Act or the Statutes made there under are to be or may be prescribed by Regulations.

(2)           Regulations shall be proposed by the Academic Council and shall be submitted to the Senate which may approve them or withhold approval or refer them back to the Academic Council for reconsideration. A Regulation proposed by the Academic Council shall not be effective unless it receives the approval of the Senate.

(3)           Regulations regarding or incidental to matters contained in clauses (g) and (i) of sub-section (1) shall not be submitted to the Senate without the prior approval of the Syndicate.

31.          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.

32.          Rules. — (1) The Authorities and the other bodies of the University may make Rules, consistent with this Act, Statutes or the Regulations, to regulate any matter relating to the affairs of the University for which detailed provisions have been provided for by this Act or which is not required to be regulated by Statutes or Regulations, including rules to regulate the conduct of business and the time and places of meetings and related matters.

(2)           Rules shall become effective upon approval by the Syndicate.

33.          Affiliation of educational institution. — (1) An educational institution seeking affiliation to the University shall satisfy that:—

(a)           the educational institution is under the management of Government or 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 the purpose of teaching the prescribed courses;

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

(e)           the building of the educational institution is suitable and commodious for its requirements;

(f)            the educational institution has or can make a provision in the prescribed manner for the residence of students not residing with their parents or guardians, and their supervision and physical and general welfare;

(g)           the educational institution has a provision for a library and adequate library services;

(h)           the educational institution has properly equipped laboratories, museums and other places of practical work required for courses of studies taught therein; and

(i)            the educational institution has or can make provisions for residence of its Heads and other members of the teaching staff.

(2)           The application shall further contain an undertaking by educational institution that after it is affiliated, any changes in management or teaching staff shall forthwith be reported to the University and that the teaching staff shall possess such qualification as are, or may be, prescribed.

(3)           The Syndicate shall after considering the recommendations of the Affiliation Committee, dispose of the application for affiliation in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed and may grant or refuse affiliation; provided that affiliation shall not be refused, unless the educational institution has been given an opportunity of making a representation against the proposed decision.

34.          Extension of Affiliation. —When an affiliated college desires to add to the courses of studies in respect of which it is granted affiliation, the procedure prescribed for affiliation of college shall, as far as possible, be followed.

35.          Inspection and Reports. — (1) Every affiliated educational institution 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 affiliated educational institution to take, within a specified period, such action in respect of any matter mentioned in sub-section (1) as the University may deem fit.

36.          Disaffiliation.—(1) If an educational institution affiliated to the University has failed to fulfill any requirement of this Act or has failed to observe any of the conditions of affiliation or its affairs are conducted in a manner prejudicial to the interest of education, the Syndicate may, in the prescribed manner, and after considering any representation that the educational institution may wish to make, modify or withdraw all or any of the privileges conferred on the educational institution by the affiliation.

(2)           Where any educational institution has been refused affiliation or all or any of the privileges conferred on any educational institution by affiliation have been modified or withdrawn under sub-section (1), it may, within the prescribed period, apply for review to the Syndicate against such refusal and the application shall be disposed of in such manner as may be prescribed.

CHAPTER -VI

UNIVERSITY FUND

37.          University Fund.—There shall be a Fund of the University to be called the University Fund to which shall be credited all money received by it from fees, donations, trusts, bequests, endowments, contributions, grants and other sources. All cash University Fund shall be deposited in a Bank, where the Bank of Khyber would be given preference, within 24 hours of the receipt of such payment.

38.          Recovery of University Dues. —All dues of the University shall be recoverable as arrears of land revenue.

39.          Audits and accounts. — (1) The Accounts of the University shall be maintained and audited in such from and in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2)           The Teaching Departments and all other bodies designated as such by the Syndicate in terms of Statutes shall be independent cost centers of the University with authority vested in the head of each cost centre to sanction expenditure out of the budget allocated to it:—

                Provided that re-appropriation from one head of expenditure to another may be made by the head of a cost centre in accordance with and to the extent prescribed by the Statutes.

(3)           All funds generated by a Teaching Department, constituent colleges or other unit of the University through consultancy, research or other provision of service shall be credited to the University fund:—

Provided that the Teaching Department, constituent college or other unit concerned may be allowed enhanced budget allocation equivalent to a part of the funds generated in accordance with prescribed terms and procedure.

(4)           No expenditure shall be made from the funds of the University, unless a bill for its payments has been issued by the head of the cost centre concerned in accordance with the Statutes and the Treasurer has verified that the payment is provided for in the approved budget of the cost centre, subject to the authority to re-appropriate the fund available to the head of the cost centre.

(5)           Provision shall be made for an internal audit of the finances of the University.

(6)           Without prejudice to the requirement of audit by an auditor appointed by Government in accordance with the provisions of any other law in force, the annual audited statement of accounts of the University shall be prepared in conformity with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) by a reputed firm of Chartered Accountants and signed by the Treasurer. The annual audited statement of accounts so prepared shall be submitted to the Auditor General of for his observations.

(7)           The observations of the Auditor General of , if any, together with such annotations as the Treasure may make, shall be considered by the Syndicate and shall be placed before the Senate within six months of closing of the financial year.

CHAPTER -VII

GENERAL PROVISIONS

40.          Opportunity to show cause. —Except otherwise provided by law, no Officer, Teacher or other employee of the University, holding a permanent post, shall be reduced in rank, or removed or compulsorily retired from service for cause arising out of any act or omission on the part of the person concerned, unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken. 

41.          Appeal to the Syndicate and the Senate.—Where an order is passed punishing any Officer (other than the Vice-Chancellor), Teacher or other employee of the University or altering or interpreting to his disadvantage the prescribed terms or conditions of his service, he shall, where the order is passed by any Officer or Teacher of the University other than the Vice-Chancellor, have the right to appeal to the Syndicate against the order, and where the order is passed by the Vice-Chancellor, have the right to appeal to the Senate.

42.          Service of the University.—(1) All persons employed by the University in accordance with the terms and conditions of service prescribed by Statutes shall be persons in the service of Pakistan for the purposes of any court or tribunal set up by law in terms of Article 212 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973:—

Provided that any provision as regards the terms and conditions of employment of persons in the service of in general or in comparable employment notwithstanding the service of persons employed by the University shall be entirely governed by the terms and conditions prescribed by the relevant Statutes.

 (2)          An Officer, Teacher or other employee of the University shall retire from service on the attainment of such age or tenure of service as may be prescribed.

43.          Benefits and Insurance. — (1) The University shall constitute for the benefit of its Officers, Teachers and other employees schemes, as may be prescribed, for the provision of post-employment benefits as well as health insurance while in service.

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

44.          Commencement of Term of Office of Members of Authority.—(1) When a member of a newly constituted Authority is elected, appointed or nominated, his term of office, as fixed under this Act, shall commence from such date as may be prescribed.

 (2)          Where a member who without adopting prescribed procedure remains absent from the University for a month he shall be deemed to have resigned and vacated his seat.

45.          Filling of casual vacancies in Authorities. —Any casual vacancy among the members of any Authority shall be filled, as soon as conveniently may be, in the same manner and by the same person or Authority that had appointed the member whose place has become vacant and the person appointed 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.

46.          Flaws in the constitution of Authorities. —Where there is a flaw in the constitution of an Authority, as constituted by this Act, the Statutes or the Regulations on account of the abolition of a specified office under 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, such flaw shall be removed in such manner as the Senate may direct.

47.          Proceedings of Authorities not invalidated by the 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 reason of any want of qualification or invalidity in the election, appointment or nomination of any de-facto member of the Authority, whether present or absent.

48.          First Statutes. —Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the Statutes, set out in the Schedule appended to this Act shall be deemed to be the Statutes framed under section 29 of this Act and shall continue to remain in force until amended or repealed.

49.          Removal of Difficulties. — (1) If any question arises as to the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Act, it shall be placed before the Pro-Chancellor for interpretation.

                (1A)        The interpretation made by the Pro-Chancellor shall be placed before the Chancellor, whose decision their on shall be final.

 (2)          If any dispute arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this Act, the Chancellor may make such order after obtaining the views of the Senate, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as ma y appear to him to be necessary for removing the difficulty.

 (3)          Where this Act makes any provision for anything to be done but no provision or no sufficient provision has been made as respects the authority by whom, or the time at which, or the manner in which, it shall be done, by such authority, at such time, or in such manner as the Chancellor may direct after obtaining the views of the Senate. 

50.          Bar of Jurisdictions. —No Court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings, grant any injunction or make any order in relation to any thing done in good faith or purported to have been done or intended to be done under this Act.

51.          Indemnity.—No suit or legal proceedings shall lie against the University or any Authority, Officer or employee of the University or any person in respect of any thing which is done in good faith or purported to have been done or intended to be, or has been, done under this Act.

52.          Power to acquire Officers, Teachers or employees to serve under Government or any other Organization. — (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act:—

(a)          the Senate may, after consultation with the Syndicate and in the public interest, direct that any Officer, University Teacher or other employee of the University shall serve in any post under Government or any other university or an educational or research institution and such direction shall be binding on the Officer, Teacher or other employee concerned; and

(b)           the Senate may, on the advice of the Syndicate, direct any post in the University to be filled by appointing an employee of Government or any other university or an educational or research institution.

(2)           Where any appointment or transfer has been made under this section, the terms and conditions of service of the appointee or transferee shall not be less favorable than those admissible to him immediately before such appointment or transfer and he shall be entitled to all benefits of his post of service.

53.          First appointment of Vice Chancellor. —The first Vice Chancellor of this University shall be appointed by the Chancellor of this University on the recommendation of Government as soon after the commencement of this Act as possible.

54.          Transitional Provision. —Till such time the University frames its own Rules, Regulations and Statutes, the rules, regulations and statutes made by the University of Peshawar shall, mutatis mutandis, be followed by the University in administering its affairs.

55.          Repeal. — The Abdul Wali Khan University , Mardan Ordinance, 2009 (N.-W.F.P. Ord. No. V of 2009) is hereby repealed. 

SCHEDULE

STATUTES

(see section 29 and 48)

 1. Faculties. —The University shall initially include the following Academic Units:— 

(i)            Faculty of Chemical Science;

(ii)           Faculty of Physical and Numerical Sciences;

(iii)          Faculty of life Sciences;

(iv)          Faculty of Management and Social Sciences;

(v)           Faculty of Religious and Legal Studies;

(vi)          Faculty of Languages and Literature; and

(vii)         such other Faculties as may be determined by Statutes.

2.             Board of Faculties. — (1) There shall be a Board of each Faculty, which shall consists of:—

(i)            the Dean;

(ii)           the Professor and the Chairpersons of the Teaching Departments and Directors of Institutions;

(iii)          one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor, and one Lecturer to be nominated by rotation in order of merit form each Department/Institute constituted in the Faculty; and

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

(2)           The members mentioned at sub-clauses (iii) and (iv) of clause (1) shall hold office for three years.

(3)           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.

3.             Powers and functions of the Board of Faculty.—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 Board of Studies comprised in 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 report thereon to the Academic Council; and

(iv)          perform such other functions as may be assigned to it.

4.             Dean. — (1) There shall be a Dean of each Faculty, who 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 two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment; provided that if no Professor is available in a Faculty, a Professor from some other Faculty may act as a Dean till a Professor of the Faculty itself is appointed.

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

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

5.             Teaching Department/Institute and Chairperson/ Director. — (1) There shall be a Teaching Department/ Institute for each subject or a group of subjects, as may be prescribed by Regulations and each Teaching Department/ Institute shall be headed by a Chairperson/Director.

(2)           The Chairperson of a Teaching Department/Director of an Institute shall be appointed by the Syndicate on the recommendations of the Vice Chancellor from amongst the three senior most Professors of the Department/Institute for a period of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment:—

                Provided that in a Department/Institute where there are less than three Professors, the appointment shall be made from amongst the three senior most Professors, and Associate Professors of the Department/Institute:—

                Provided further that in a Department/Institute in which there is no Professor or Associate Professor, no such appointments shall made and the Department/Institute shall be looked after by the Dean of the Faculty with the assistance of the senior most teacher of the Department/ Institute.

(3)           The Chairperson of Department/Director of the Institute shall plan, organize and supervise the work of the Department/Institute and shall be responsible to the Dean for the work of his Department/Institute.

6.             Board of Studies. — (1) There shall be a separate Board of Studies for each subject or groups, as may be prescribed by Regulations.

                (2)           Each Board of the Studies shall consist of:—

(i)            the Chairperson/Director of the Teaching Department/Institute;

(ii)           all Professors and Associate Professors in the Teaching Department/Institutes;

(iii)          two University Teachers, other than Professors or Associate Professors, to be appointed by the Academic Council;

(iv)          three teachers, other than the University teachers, to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor from affiliated colleges/affiliated institutions; and

(v)           one Assistant Professor and one Lecturer to be appointed by rotation in order of merit from the Department concerned:—

                Provided that in the case of professional subjects which are taught in the affiliated colleges or affiliated institutions only and not in the University, the Board of Studies shall consist of,—

(a)                 two Principals of the colleges, Directors of the Institutes, concerned; and

(b)           two experts to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor.

(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 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. Where in respect of a subject there is no University Teaching Department, Chairperson shall be appointed by the Vice Chancellor.

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

(i)            advice the Authorities on all academic matters concerning instructions, publications, research and examinations in the subjects concerned;

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

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

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

7.             Advanced Studies and Research Board. — (1) The Advanced Studies and Research Board shall consist of:—

(i)            the Vice Chancellor (Chairperson);

(ii)           the Dean of Faculty concerned and Directors of Institutes;

(iii)          three University Professors other than Deans to be appointed by the Syndicate;

(iv)          Principal of constituent college;

(v)           three University teachers, having research qualifications and experience to be appointed by the Academic Council; and

(vi)          three teachers from affiliated colleges/ affiliated institutions having research qualifications to be appointment by the Academic Council.

                (2)           The term of office of members of the Advanced Studies and Research Board, other than ex-officio members, shall be two 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,—

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

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

(iii)          propose Regulations regarding the award of research degrees;

(iv)          appoint supervisors for postgraduate research students and to approve titles and synopses of their theses dissertations;

(v)           recommend panels of names of examiners for evaluation of their thesis and other research examinations; and

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

8.             Selection Board. — (1) The Selection Board shall consist of,—

                (i)            the Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson);

(ii)           one Vice-Chancellor of a university in a public sector to be appointed by the Chancellor;

(iii)          the Chairman or a member of the North-West Frontier Province Public Service Commission or his nominee;

(iv)          the Dean of the Faculty concerned;

(v)           the Chairperson of the Teaching Department/ Director of the Institute and Principal of the constituent college concerned; and

(vi)          one member of the Syndicate and head of the concerned section.

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

(3)           The quorum of Selection Board in case of selection of a Professor/Associate Professor and other teachers shall be four and three respectively. In case of selection of officers other than teachers, the Selection Board shall consist only of members mentioned at sub-clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of clause (1) and the quorum shall be three.

(4)           No member who is a candidate for the post to which appointment is to be made shall take part in the proceedings of the Board.

(5)           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 recommendations of the Selection Board and revised from time to time.

9.             Functions of the Selection Board. — (1) The Selection Board for teaching and other posts shall consider the applications received in response to an advertisement and recommend to the Syndicate the names of suitable persons for appointment to teaching or other posts as the case may be and may also recommend,—

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

(ii)           the appointment of an eminent qualified person to a position in the University on terms and conditions other than those prescribed; and

(iii)          cases of award of increments or cash award on the basis of research contribution as prescribed.

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

10.          Finance and Planning Committee. — (1) The Finance and Planning Committee shall consists of,—

(i)                the Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson);

(ii)               a representative of the Commission;

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

(iv)              two members of Academic Council to be nominated by the Academic Council;

(v)               the Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

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

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

  (viii)              the Registrar; and

(ix)               the Director Finance/Treasurer (Secretary).

                (2)           The term of office members of the Finance and Planning, other than ex-officio members, shall be two years.

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

11.          Functions of Finance and Planning Committee. —The functions of Finance and Planning Committee shall be to,—

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

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

(iii)              advise the Syndicate on all matters relating to planning, development, finance, investment and accounts of the University; and

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

12.          Affiliation Committee. — (1) The Affiliation Committee shall consists of,—

(i)            the Vice Chancellor (Chairperson);

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

(iii)          the Secretary to Government, Science & Technology and Information Technology Department or his nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary; and

(iv)          the Director of Higher Education (colleges), North-West Frontier Province.

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

                (3)           The Affiliation Committee may co-opt experts not exceeding three.

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

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

13.          Function of the Affiliation Committee. —The functions of the Affiliation Committee shall be to,—

(i)            constitute an inspection committee to inspect the educational institution seeking affiliation with or admission to the privileges of the University and to advise the Syndicate thereon; provided that the Affiliation Committee may itself inspect the institution concerned and advise the Syndicate accordingly;

(ii)           inquire into the complaints alleging breach of conditions of affiliation by affiliated colleges/affiliated institution and to advise the Syndicate thereon; and

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

14.          Discipline Committee. — (1) The Discipline Committee shall consist of:—

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

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

(iii)          two Professors to be nominated by the Syndicate; and

(iv)          the teacher or officer incharge of Students Affairs by whatever name called Member-cum-Secretary.

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

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

15.          Functions of the Discipline Committee. —The Functions of the discipline Committee shall be to,—

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

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