SUPERIOR UNIVERSITY LAHORE ACT, 2004
An Act to provide for
the establishment of the
Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the
Lahore in the private sector and matters connected therewith and ancillary
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
title and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be called the Superior
Lahore, Act 2004.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context–
“Board” means the Board of Governors;
“Chairman” means Chairman Board of Governors;]
“Company” means SAEPN (Pvt) Limited, registered under the Companies
Ordinance, 1984 (XLVIII of 1984);
“Government” means the Government of the Punjab;
“Patron” means Patron of the University;]
“Rector” means Rector of the University;]
“Regulations” mean the Regulations made or deemed to have been made under
this Act [;
“University” means the Superior University, Lahore, as constituted under
Establishment of the
(1) There shall be established a University to be called the Superior
University, Lahore, in the private sector with its principal campus located
(2) The University shall be a body corporate having perpetual
succession and a common seal with power to acquire, hold and dispose of
property and shall by the said name sue and be sued.]
and Powers of the University].–
The functions and powers of the [University]
to provide for instruction and training in–
Faculties of Business and Management Sciences, Economics and Commerce,
Computer Science and Information Technology, law, Sciences, Engineering and
Technology, Medical Science, Allied Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts
and Humanities, Art and Design, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Veterinary
(ii) such other branches of learning as the Board may
determine with the approval of the Patron given on the recommendation of a
committee constituted by the Education Department:
Provided that in case of medical and engineering
education, approval of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and Pakistan
Engineering Council respectively shall be a pre requisite;
to provide for research, demonstration and other services, and for the
advancement and dissemination of knowledge;
to hold examinations in a manner as may be determined by the Government and
confer on or award degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic
distinctions to persons who have passed its examinations;
to select and promote faculties;
to prescribe course of studies;
to establish and support other facilities for education, training and
to decide teaching methods and strategies including virtual, on-campus
and , online, distance learning, etc. in a such
manner as prescribed by the Board to ensure the most effective educational
and training programs.]
(1) The jurisdiction of the [University]
shall be restricted to the Province of the Punjab.
shall not open any sub-campus or affiliate any other educational institution
for a period of ten years from the commencement of this Act after which
period it may have sub-campuses with the approval of the Patron.
(1) The Governor of the Punjab shall be the Patron of the
The Patron or his nominee shall preside at the convocations of the
Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation
by the Patron.
Inspection and inquiry.–
(1) The Patron may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of
any matter connected with the affairs of the
The Patron shall communicate to the Board his views with regard to the
result of the inspection or inquiry and shall, after ascertaining the views
of the Board, advise the Board on the action to be taken by it.
The Board shall, within such time as may be specified by the Patron,
communicate to him such action as has been taken as a result of the
inspection or inquiry.
Where the Board does not, within the time specified, take action to the
satisfaction of the Patron, the Patron may issue such directions as he
thinks fit and the Board shall comply with all such directions.
(5) The Patron may,
on the recommendation of a Committee constituted by him and comprising a
nominee of the Board, a Judge of the Lahore High Court to be nominated by
the Chief Justice of the said Court and a Professor Emeritus or Vice
appropriate action against the
by appointing an administrator who shall exercise the powers of the Board to
run the affairs of the
till such time as may be specified:
Provided that no
action under sub-section (5) shall be taken unless the Chairman of the Board
is afforded an opportunity of being heard.
The Government may make Rules to give effect to the provisions of
The Patron shall have the authority to annul any decision or action of the
Board, which he thinks was taken against the interest of academic
excellence, religious and cultural ideology and national integrity.
Board of Governors.–
(1) The Board of Governors of the [University]
shall consist of the following:-
(i) the Chairman of the Company;
(ii) members of the Board of Directors of the Company subject to a
maximum of four members;
(iii) Chairman, Higher Education Commission or his nominee not below
the rank of a Director;
(iv) a Vice Chancellor of a public sector
in the Punjab nominated by the Patron;
(v) the Rector; and
(vi) Secretary to the Government of the
Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank
of Additional Secretary.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company shall be the Chairman
of the Board.
The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be one half of the total number
of members, a fraction being counted as one; provided that at least two
members shall be official members.
(1) The Rector shall be appointed by the Government, who shall be an eminent
scholar of national repute, on such terms and conditions as may be
determined on the recommendations of the Board.
The Rector shall perform such functions as are assigned to him by the Board.
Powers and functions of the Board of Governors.–
The administration and management of the affairs of the
shall vest in the Board.
Business of the Board.–
(1) The meetings and the business of the Board shall be conducted in such
manner and in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed in the
Regulations and until these matters are prescribed, as may be determined by
No Regulation or proceeding of the Board shall be invalid by reason of any
vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Board.
Delegation of powers.–
The Board may delegate to any person or a committee any of its powers,
duties or functions.
The Board may constitute such committees as may be deemed necessary for
carrying out the purposes of this Act.
may appoint such persons in its services as may be necessary on such terms
and conditions as may be determined by the Board.
There shall be a fund to be known as the Superior
Lahore Fund which shall vest in the
and to which shall be credited all sums received by the
Budget, audit and accounts.–
The budget of the [University]
shall be approved and its accounts shall be maintained and audited in such
manner as may be prescribed by the Board.
The Board may, by notification, make Regulations for the administration and
management of the affairs of the [University].
Removal of difficulties.–
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this
Act, the Board may, in consultation with the Government, give such
directions, not inconsistent with the said provisions, as it may consider
necessary for the removal of such difficulty.