NUR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAHORE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

ACT VII OF 2022

An Act to amend the NUR International University Lahore Act, 2015.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 12th January, 2022]

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No. PAP/Legis-3(93)/2021/2732. The NUR International University Lahore (Amendment) Bill 2021, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on December 28, 2021, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on January 12, 2022, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the NUR International University Lahore Act, 2015 (VII of 2015) in the manner hereafter appearing.

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

1. Short Title and Commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the NUR International University Lahore (Amendment) Act, 2021.

(2) It shall stand notified and come into force at once.

2. Amendment in Section 4 of Act (VII of 2015).–In the Act, in Section 4, for clause (a), the following shall be substituted:

“(a)     Provide instruction, training, and confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates in:

(i)       Basic Sciences, Applied Sciences, Nursing & Allied Health Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Management Sciences, Medical & Dental Sciences, Computer Sciences, and any other branches of knowledge, as the Board may determine and, where applicable, subject to the prior approval of the relevant statutory body of professional education; and

          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.

(ii)      for clause (s) the following shall be substituted:

“(s)     Institute Fellowships, Scholarships, Bursaries, Medals and Prizes in the prescribed manner”; and

(iii)     after clause (aa), following new clauses shall be inserted:

“(ab)   Sandwich Programs and Split Programs between National and International Universities;”

“(ac)   Affiliate any College or other Educational Institution to its privileges or disaffiliate such privileges in the prescribed manner;”

3. Substitution of Section 10 of Act (VII of 2015).–In the Act, Section 10 shall be substituted as follows:

10. Vice Chancellor.–(1) The Vice Chancellor of the University shall be appointed and removed by the Chancellor on the recommendations of the Board, on such terms and conditions as the Board may determine.

(2) The Vice Chancellor shall be the person who possesses the prescribed Academic Qualifications and Experience determined by Board.

(3) The Vice Chancellor shall perform functions as are given in the Act or as are assigned to him by the Board.

4. Substitution of Section 12 of Act (VII of 2015).–In the Act, Section 12 shall be substituted as follows:

12. Acting Vice Chancellor.–If the office of the Vice Chancellor is vacant or the Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of the Vice Chancellor, the Board will nominate an Acting Vice Chancellor till such time a new Vice Chancellor is appointed as per Section 10 of this Act.

5. Substitution of Section 30 of Act (VII of 2015).–In the Act, Section 30 shall be substituted as follows:

30. Removal of Difficulties.–(1) If any question arises as to the interpretation of any of the provision of this Act, it shall be placed before the Chairperson and his/her decision in consultation with the Board thereon shall be final.

(2) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this Act, the Chairperson may make such order after obtaining views of the Board; not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as may appear to him/her 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 provisions has been made in respect of the authority or the time at which it shall be done, then it shall be done by such authority, at such time, or in such manner as the Chairperson may direct after obtaining the views of the Board.

6. Amendment of First Statutes of Act (VII of 2015).–(1) In the Act, in the First Statues, paragraph 1; for sub-paragraph (2), the following shall be substituted:

(2) The University shall include the following Faculties:

(a)      Faculty of Basic Sciences;

(b)      Faculty of Applied Sciences;

(c)      Faculty of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences;

(d)      Faculty of Public Health Sciences;

(e)      Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences;

(f)       Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences;

(g)      Faculty of Law;

(h)      Faculty of Management Sciences;

(i)       Faculty of Medical & Dental Sciences; and,

(j)       Faculty of Computer Sciences.

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