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LAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY, LAHORE, ORDINANCE, 2002

XLIX of 2002

10 September, 2002

An Ordinance to provide for the

establishment of the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Preamble.– Whereas it is expedient to establish the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore and for matters ancillary and connected thereto in the manner hereinafter appearing;

 

            And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

 

            And whereas under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;

 

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

 

  1. Short title and commencement.– (1) This Ordinance may be called the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Ordinance, 2002.

 

(2)        It shall come into force at once.

 

  1. Definitions.– In this Ordinance, unless the subject or context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say –

 

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

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

(c)   “Academic Department” means a teaching, research and technological development Department maintained and administered by the University;

(d)   “Authority” means any of the Authorities of the University specified in the Ordinance;

(e)   “Chairperson” means head of an Academic Department;

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

(g)   “College” means a University College or an affiliated college;

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

(i)   “Director” means the Director of an Institute;

(j)   “Faculty” means a faculty of the University;

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

(l)   “Institute” means a teaching unit of the University;

(m)   “officer” means an officer of the University specified in the Ordinance;

(n)   “prescribed” means prescribed by Statutes, Regulations or Rules;

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

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

(q)   “Statutes”, “Regulations” and “Rules” mean respectively the Statutes, the Regulations and the Rules made or deemed to have been made under this Ordinance;

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

(s)   “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 engaged in research and development of technologies and such other persons as may be declared as teachers by Regulations;

(t)   “Teaching Unit” means a constituent or affiliated college, institute, department or such other unit where instruction for research is being undertaken;

(u)   “University” means the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore;

(v)   “University College” means a college maintained and administered by the University; and

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

 

  1. Incorporation.– (1) The Lahore College for Women, Lahore shall be reconstituted as the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

 

(2)        The University shall have its main campus at Lahore College for Women, Jail Road, Lahore.

 

(3)        The University may open and administer new campuses and institutes.

 

(4)        The University shall consist of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, members of the Syndicate and the Academic Council, officers, teachers and Authorities.

 

(5)        The University shall be a body corporate and shall have a perpetual succession and a common seal and may, by the aforesaid name, sue and be sued.

 

(6)        The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any property vested in it or enter into contract for purposes of this Ordinance.

 

(7)        All properties, owned or possessed and all rights and all interests held or enjoyed by, and all liabilities subsisting against the Lahore College for Women, Lahore shall stand transferred to the University.

 

(8)        All employees, regular or on contract basis, serving the College, immediately before coming into force of this Ordinance, shall stand transferred to the University except those who are working in the College on deputation with or without deputation allowance; provided that they shall remain on deputation with or without deputation allowance, as the case may be, and shall be liable to be transferred to their parent Department at any time.

 

  1. Powers of the University.– The University shall have the powers to –

 

(a)   provide for instruction in such branches of learning as it may deem fit, and to make provisions for teaching, training, research, demonstration and development of technologies in the fields of Arts, Sciences and applied disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels and for the advancements and dissemination of knowledge in such manner and by such means as the University may determine;

 

(b)   frame and prescribe courses of studies to be taught by it, and the institutes, affiliated and University colleges;

 

(c)   prescribe criteria of admission, migration and examination of students and to admit and examine students;

 

(d)   establish sub Campuses of the University;

 

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

 

(f)   accept the examinations passed and periods of study spent by the students of the University at other Universities and places of learning, as equivalent to such examination and period of study in the University as the University may determine, and to withdraw such acceptances at any time;

 

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

 

(h)   confer, in the prescribed manner, honorary degrees or other academic distinctions on such persons as the Chancellor may approve on the recommendation of the Syndicate;

 

(i)   collaborate with other universities, research and educational institutions and commercial or industrial organizations, in the public or private sectors or other public authorities in such manner and for such purposes as it may determine;

 

(j)   make provision for teaching, research, consultancy and advisory services and with these objects to enter into such arrangements with other institutions or organizations or with public bodies as the University may consider desirable;

 

(k)   recognize as teachers such persons as it may deem fit;

 

(l)   institute such offices whether academic or not as may be required by the University, and to appoint persons to and to remove them from such offices, and to prescribe their conditions of service;

 

(m)   create posts in connection with teaching, research, development of technology, administration, and for any other purpose related thereto and to select, appoint and promote academic and administrative staff;

 

(n)   institute and award fellowships, scholarships, medals, bursaries and prizes in the prescribed manner;

 

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

 

(p)   establish institutes, colleges, departments, faculties, centres of advanced studies, laboratories workshops, hospitals, farms, institutions, museums and other centres of learning for the development of teaching, research and technological development and make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration, as it may determine;

 

(q)   establish, control and maintain University halls of residence for students and approve any place as hostel or lodging for students;

 

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

 

(s)   take disciplinary action against, and impose penalty on students, in the prescribed manner;

 

(t)   charge and receive such fees and other payments as it may determine;

 

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

 

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

 

(w)   provide for the printing, recording, broadcasting, publication and distribution of teaching material, research reports, papers and other works which may be issued by the University;

 

(x)   affiliate or disaffiliate colleges and other educational institutions in the prescribed manner;

 

(y)   admit colleges and other educational institutions to its privileges or withdraw such privileges from them in the prescribed manner;

 

(z)   inspect colleges, affiliated or seeking affiliation;

 

(aa)   affiliate or associate itself with Examination Bodies and other institutions within Pakistan or abroad and to establish facilities in Pakistan or abroad for the effective discharge of its functions and responsibilities;

 

(bb)   provide for teaching specified courses of training for persons not being the students of the University and grant certificates and diploma to such persons;

 

(cc)   do such other acts or things, whether or not incidental to the powers aforesaid, as may be necessary to further the objectives of the University as a place of education, learning, research and technical development.

 

  1. Jurisdiction of the University.– The University shall have jurisdiction within the limits of the Province of the Punjab.

 

  1. University to be open to all classes, creeds, etc.– The University shall be open to all persons irrespective of their religion, race, creed, class or colour and no person shall be denied the privileges of the University on any such ground.

 

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

 

(2)        The teaching in any prescribed course in the University or affiliated colleges shall be organized by such Authority as may be prescribed.

 

(3)        The courses and the curricula for teaching in the University and affiliated colleges shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

(4)        A discipline to be called Islamic and Pakistan Studies shall be offered, as a compulsory subject at the Bachelor’s level, in the University and affiliated colleges provided that non Muslim students may opt for Ethics and Pakistan Studies.

 

(5)        The degree, diploma or certificate at the University shall only be granted to a student after fulfilling the prescribed requirements for the said degree, diploma or certificate.

 

(6)        A continuous evaluation shall be built into the system of studies.

 

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

 

(a)  the Chancellor;

(b)  the Vice-Chancellor;

(c)  the Deans;

(d)  the Associate Deans;

(e)  the Directors of Institutes;

(f)  the Principals University colleges;

(g)  the Chairmen of Academic Departments;

(h)  the Registrar;

(i)  the Treasurer;

(j)  the Controller of Examinations;

(k)  the Librarian; and

(l)  such other persons as may be prescribed to be officers.

 

  1. Chancellor.– (1) The 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 or the orders of any officer are not in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, the Statutes, the Regulations or the 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 or orders.

 

(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 University or withhold assent or refer them back to the University for reconsideration.

 

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

(i)   has become of unsound mind; or

(ii)   has become subject to any incapacity which prevents him from functioning as member of such Authority; or

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

(iv)   does not attend three consecutive meetings of the Authority, without intimation to the Vice-chancellor; or

(v)   remains absent from the country for more than six months without intimation to the Vice-Chancellor:

Provided that no order under this sub section shall be passed unless the person to be affected thereby is afforded an opportunity of being heard.

 

  1. Visitation.– (1) The Chancellor may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of any matter directly or indirectly connected with the affairs of the University and shall, from time to time, appoint one or more persons to conduct inspection of –

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

(ii)  any institution, college or hostel maintained, recognized or licensed by the University;

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

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

 

(2)        The Chancellor shall in every such case give 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)        After the inspection or inquiry is completed, the Chancellor shall cause his views as a result thereof to be communicated to the Syndicate, and after ascertaining the views of the Syndicate, the Chancellor may advise the Syndicate to refrain from taking an action or to take such action, and within such time, as he may specify in this behalf.

 

(4)        Where the Syndicate fails to carry out the advice of the Chancellor given under sub-section (3), the Chancellor may, after considering the explanation or representation, if any, made by the Syndicate, issue such directions as he may deem fit, and the Vice-Chancellor shall comply with such directions.

 

  1. Vice-Chancellor.– (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor on such terms and conditions as the Chancellor may determine, and shall hold office during the pleasure of the Chancellor for a term not exceeding four years.

 

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

 

  1. 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 this Ordinance, the Statutes, the Regulations and the Rules are faithfully observed in order to promote the general efficiency and good order of the University and shall have all powers necessary for this purpose, including administrative control over all officers, teachers, students and employees of the University.

 

(2)        The Vice Chancellor shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at a convocation of the University and shall, if present, preside at the meetings of the Authorities or other bodies of the University, colleges and institutes of which the Vice Chancellor may or may not be the head.

 

(3)        The Vice Chancellor may take such actions in an emergency as may be considered necessary by him and report thereafter as soon as possible, the action so taken to the officer, Authority or other body which in the ordinary course would have taken that action.

 

(4)        The Vice Chancellor shall also have the powers to –

(i)   create and fill temporary posts for a period not exceeding six months;

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

(iii)   sanction and re-appropriation of an amount not exceeding one lac and fifty thousand rupees for an unforeseen item not provided for in the budget and report it to the Syndicate at its next meeting;

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

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

(vi)   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 in the University as Vice Chancellor may consider necessary for the purpose of the University;

(vii)   delegate, subject to such conditions if any, as may be prescribed, any of the powers under this Ordinance to an officer of the University;

(viii)   to exercise general control and supervision over the system of examinations in the University;

(ix)   to appoint visiting Professors in various disciplines for a period not more than one academic year on the terms and conditions as prescribed; and

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

 

  1. Registrar.– (1) The Registrar shall be a whole time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendations of the Government which shall consider for this purpose a panel of three persons recommended by a Search Committee appointed by the Syndicate and headed by the Vice-Chancellor on such terms and conditions as it may determine.

 

(2)        Under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor, the Registrar shall –

(i)   be the custodian of the Common Seal and the academic records of the University;

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

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

(iv)   be the Secretary of the Syndicate, the Academic Council, Advanced Studies and Research Board, the Selection Board and such other Committees as may be prescribed; and

(v)   perform such other duties as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor and other authorities from time to time.

 

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

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

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

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

(iv)   perform such other duties as may be prescribed; and

(v)   be the Secretary of the Finance and Planning Committee.

 

  1. Controller of Examinations.– The Controller of Examinations shall be a whole time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendations of the Government which shall consider for this purpose a panel of three persons recommended by a Search Committee appointed by the Syndicate and headed by the Vice-Chancellor on such terms and conditions as may be determined by it. The Controller of Examination shall be responsible for all matters connected with the conduct of examinations and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

 

  1. Resident Auditor.– The Resident Auditor shall be taken from the Audit Department of the Government on deputation on such terms and conditions as the Syndicate may determine.

 

  1. Other officers.– Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the terms and conditions of service and powers and duties of other officers of the University shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

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

(a)  the Syndicate;

(b)  the Academic Council;

(c)  the Board of Faculties;

(d)  the Selection Board;

(e)  the Advanced Studies and Research Board;

(f)   the Finance and Planning Committee;

(g)  the Affiliation Committee;

(h)  the Discipline Committee; and

(i)   such other Authorities as may be prescribed by Statutes and Regulations.

 

  1. The Syndicate.– (1) The Syndicate shall consist of –

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

(ii)   the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court or a Judge of the Lahore High Court nominated by him;

(iii)   the Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

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

(v)   the Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

(vi)   the Chairman of the University Grants Commission or his nominee not below the rank of a whole time member of the Commission;

(vii)   one Vice-chancellor of any public University of the Punjab to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(viii)   three Deans of the faculty to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(ix)   three Directors of Institutes to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor;

(x)   four persons of eminence to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(xi)   Chairman Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore,

(xii)   two Principals of constituent colleges to be nominated by the Government;

(xiii)   two Principals of affiliated colleges to be nominated by the Government; and

(xiv)   the Executive District Officer (Education), Lahore.

 

(2)        The Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Syndicate.

 

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

 

(4)        The number of members to constitute the quorum for a meeting of the Syndicate shall be eight.

 

  1. Powers and duties of the Syndicate.– (1) The Syndicate shall be the executive body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and Statutes, take effective measures to raise the standard of teaching, research, technological development, 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 this Ordinance, the Syndicate shall have the powers to –

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

(ii)   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 deem fit;

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

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

(v)   enter into, vary, carry out or cancel contracts on behalf of the University;

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

(vii)   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;

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

(ix)   determine the form, custody and regulation of the use of the Common Seal of the University;

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

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

(xii)   affiliate or disaffiliate Colleges and Institutes;

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

(xiv)   arrange for the inspection of the Academic Departments;

(xv)   institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships, Lectureships and other posts and to suspend or abolish such posts.

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

(xvii)   appoint University teachers and other officers on the recommendation of the Selection Board for teaching and other posts in BS-17 or equivalent and above;

(xviii)   confer with prior approval of the Chancellor, Honorary Degrees in accordance with the conditions prescribed;

(xix)   prescribe the duties of the officers, teachers and other employees of the University and of those working in the University on deputation or on contract;

(xx)   appoint members to the various Authorities, Committees and Bodies in a prescribed manner;

(xxi)   remove any person from the membership of any authority if such person has accepted any assignment which involves his absence from the University for a continuous period of six months or more;

(xxii)   regulate, determine and administer, all other matters concerning the University and to this end exercise all necessary powers not specifically mentioned in this Ordinance and the Statutes but not inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance;

(xxiii)   appoint Professors Emeritus on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;

(xxiv)   suspend, punish and remove from service in the prescribed manner officers, teachers and employees whom it is empowered to appoint;

(xxv)   consider and approve regulations recommended by the Academic Council;

(xxvi)   approve Statutes and recommend those drafts of the Statutes, for approval of the Chancellor, which pertain to terms and conditions of service of the University employees;

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

(xxviii)   perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by this Ordinance and the Statutes.

 

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

(i)   the Vice-chancellor who shall be its Chairperson;

(ii)   the Deans;

(iii)   the Directors of Institutes;

(iv)   the Principals of constituent colleges;

(v)   the Principals of affiliated colleges;

(vi)   the Professors including Professors Emeritus;

(vii)   two Associate Professors, two Assistant Professors and two lecturers to be elected from amongst themselves;

(viii)   the Chairpersons of the Academic Departments;

(ix)   five persons to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(x)   three persons of eminence to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(xi)   the Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

(xii)   the Executive District Officer (Education), Lahore;

(xiii)   two persons from the private sector to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(xiv)   two experts in the field of education to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(xv)   the Registrar (Member/Secretary);

(xvi)   the Controller of Examinations; and

(xvii)   the Librarian.

 

(2)        The members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for three years; and if the office of any such member becomes vacant before the expiry of such terms, such vacancy shall be filled in the prescribed manner.

 

(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.

 

  1. 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 this Ordinance, the Statutes and the Regulations, have the powers to lay down proper standards of instruction, research, publication and examination and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University and affiliated colleges.

 

(2)        In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions and subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Statutes and the Regulations, the Academic Council shall have the powers to –

(i)   advise the Syndicate on academic matters;

(ii)   regulate teaching, research and examinations;

(iii)   regulate the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations of the University and affiliated colleges;

(iv)   regulate the award of studentships, scholar ships, medals and prizes;

(v)   regulate the conduct and discipline of students of the University and affiliated colleges;

(vi)   propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organization of faculties, institutes and other academic bodies;

(vii)   make Regulations on the recommendations of the Boards of Faculties and the Boards of Studies for consideration and approval of the Syndicate;

(viii)   propose for each academic year, on the recommendations of the Boards of Studies of the University, Regulations prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and the outlines of tests for all examinations; provided that, if the recommendations of a Board of Faculties or the Board of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may, subject to the approval of the Syndicate permit such Regulations to continue for the following years;

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

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