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MIZORAM UNIVERSITY ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 8 of 2000


  • Act nº 8 of 2000

MIZORAMUNIVERSITY ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 8 of 2000

Preamble

THE MIZORAM UNIVERSITY ACT, 2000

[Act, No. 8 of 2000]

[25th April, 2000]

PREAMBLE

An Act to establish and incorporate a teaching and affiliating University in the State of Mizoram and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:

Preamble

THE MIZORAM UNIVERSITY ACT, 2000

[Act, No. 8 of 2000]

[25th April, 2000]

PREAMBLE

An Act to establish and incorporate a teaching and affiliating University in the State of Mizoram and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:

Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Mizoram University Act, 2000.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Mizoram University Act, 2000.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, unless the contest otherwise requires,--

(a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University;

(b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Ordinances;

(c) "Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies of the University;

(d) "College Development Council" means the College Development Council of the University;

(e) "College" means a College maintained by, or admitted to the privileges of, the University;

(f) "Court" means the Court of the University;

(g) "Department" means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies;

(h) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more such means;

(i) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University;

(j) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University;

(k) "Hall" means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, or of a College or an Institution, maintained by the University;

(l) "Institution" means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by, or admitted to the privileges of, the University;

(m) "North-Eastern Hill University" means the University established under section 3 of the North-Eastern Hill University Act, 1973 (24 of 1973);

(n) "Principal" means the Head of a College or an Institution maintained by the University and includes, where there is no Principal, the person for the time being duly appointed to act as Principal, and in the absence of the Principal, or the acting Principal, a Vice-Principal duly appointed as such;

(o) "recognised Institution" means an institution of higher learning recognised by the University within the State of Mizoram;

(p) "recognised teachers" means such persons as may be recognised by the University for the purpose of imparting instructions in a College or an Institution admitted to the privileges of the University;

(q) "Regulations" means the Regulations made by any authority of the University under this Act for the time being in force;

(r) "School" means a School of Studies of the University;

(s) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and the Ordinances of the University for the time being in force;

(t) "teachers of the University" means Professors, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and are designated as teachers by the Ordinances;

(u) "University" means the Mizoram University established and incorporated as a University under this Act;

(v) "Vice-Chancellor" and "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" mean, respectively, the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, unless the contest otherwise requires,--

(a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University;

(b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Ordinances;

(c) "Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies of the University;

(d) "College Development Council" means the College Development Council of the University;

(e) "College" means a College maintained by, or admitted to the privileges of, the University;

(f) "Court" means the Court of the University;

(g) "Department" means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies;

(h) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more such means;

(i) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University;

(j) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University;

(k) "Hall" means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, or of a College or an Institution, maintained by the University;

(l) "Institution" means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by, or admitted to the privileges of, the University;

(m) "North-Eastern Hill University" means the University established under section 3 of the North-Eastern Hill University Act, 1973 (24 of 1973);

(n) "Principal" means the Head of a College or an Institution maintained by the University and includes, where there is no Principal, the person for the time being duly appointed to act as Principal, and in the absence of the Principal, or the acting Principal, a Vice-Principal duly appointed as such;

(o) "recognised Institution" means an institution of higher learning recognised by the University within the State of Mizoram;

(p) "recognised teachers" means such persons as may be recognised by the University for the purpose of imparting instructions in a College or an Institution admitted to the privileges of the University;

(q) "Regulations" means the Regulations made by any authority of the University under this Act for the time being in force;

(r) "School" means a School of Studies of the University;

(s) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and the Ordinances of the University for the time being in force;

(t) "teachers of the University" means Professors, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and are designated as teachers by the Ordinances;

(u) "University" means the Mizoram University established and incorporated as a University under this Act;

(v) "Vice-Chancellor" and "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" mean, respectively, the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Section 3. Establishment of the University

(1) There shall be established a University by the name of "Mizoram University".

(2) The headquarters of the University shall be at Aizawl.

(3) The first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of "Mizoram University".

(4) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.

Section 3. Establishment of the University

(1) There shall be established a University by the name of "Mizoram University".

(2) The headquarters of the University shall be at Aizawl.

(3) The first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of "Mizoram University".

(4) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.

Section 4. Objects of the University

The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the State of Mizoram; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.

Section 4. Objects of the University

The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the State of Mizoram; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.

Section 5. Powers of the University

The University shall have the following powers,namely:--

(i) to provide for instructions in such branches of learning asthe University may, from time to time, determine and to make provisions forresearch and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;

(ii) to grant, subjectto such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificatesto, and confer degrees or otheracademic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons,and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for goodand sufficient cause;

(iii) to organise and to undertake extramural studies, trainingand extension services;

(iv) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;

(v) to provide facilities through the distance education systemto such persons as it may determine;

(vi) to institute Principalships, Professorships, Readerships,Lecturerships and other teachingor academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons tosuch Principalships, Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships or other teaching or academic positions;

(vii) to recognise an institution of higher learning for suchpurposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition;

(viii) to recognise persons for imparting instructions in anyCollege or Institution admitted to the privileges of the University;

(ix) to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teachers of the Universityfor a specified period;

(x) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointmentsthereto;

(xi) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority orinstitution of higher learning in such manner and for such purposes as theUniversity may determine;

(xii) to establish, with the prior approval of the CentralGovernment, such Centres and specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in the opinionof the University necessary for the furtherance of its objects;

(xiii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships,studentships, medals and prizes;

(xiv) to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions andHalls;

(xv) to make provision for research and advisory services andfor that purpose to enter into such arrangements with other institutions, industrial or other organisations, as the University may deem necessary;

(xvi) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops,seminars and other programmesfor teachers, evaluators and otheracademic staff;

(xvii) to admit to its privileges colleges and institutionswithin the State of Mizoram not maintained by the University; to withdraw allor any of those privileges in accordance with such conditions as may beprescribed by the Statutes; to recognise, guide, supervise, and control Hallsnot maintained by the University andother accommodation for students, and to withdraw any such recognition;

(xviii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants,Scholars and such other personswho may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University;

(xix), to confer autonomous status on a College or anInstitution or a Department, as the case may be, in accordance with theStatutes;

(xx) to determine standards of admission to the University,which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;

(xxi) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;

(xxii) to supervise the residences of the students of theUniversity and to make arrangements for promoting their health and generalwelfare;

(xxiii) to lay down conditions of service of all categories ofemployees, including their code of conduct;

(xxiv) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students andthe employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may bedeemed by the University to be necessary;

(xxv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and generalwelfare of the employees;

(xxvi) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and toacquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable,including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University;

(xxvii) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government,on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes ofthe University;

(xxviii) to do all suchother acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive tothe attainment of all or any of its objects.

Section 5. Powers of the University

The University shall have the following powers,namely:--

(i) to provide for instructions in such branches of learning asthe University may, from time to time, determine and to make provisions forresearch and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;

(ii) to grant, subjectto such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificatesto, and confer degrees or otheracademic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons,and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for goodand sufficient cause;

(iii) to organise and to undertake extramural studies, trainingand extension services;

(iv) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;

(v) to provide facilities through the distance education systemto such persons as it may determine;

(vi) to institute Principalships, Professorships, Readerships,Lecturerships and other teachingor academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons tosuch Principalships, Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships or other teaching or academic positions;

(vii) to recognise an institution of higher learning for suchpurposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition;

(viii) to recognise persons for imparting instructions in anyCollege or Institution admitted to the privileges of the University;

(ix) to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teachers of the Universityfor a specified period;

(x) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointmentsthereto;

(xi) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority orinstitution of higher learning in such manner and for such purposes as theUniversity may determine;

(xii) to establish, with the prior approval of the CentralGovernment, such Centres and specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in the opinionof the University necessary for the furtherance of its objects;

(xiii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships,studentships, medals and prizes;

(xiv) to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions andHalls;

(xv) to make provision for research and advisory services andfor that purpose to enter into such arrangements with other institutions, industrial or other organisations, as the University may deem necessary;

(xvi) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops,seminars and other programmesfor teachers, evaluators and otheracademic staff;

(xvii) to admit to its privileges colleges and institutionswithin the State of Mizoram not maintained by the University; to withdraw allor any of those privileges in accordance with such conditions as may beprescribed by the Statutes; to recognise, guide, supervise, and control Hallsnot maintained by the University andother accommodation for students, and to withdraw any such recognition;

(xviii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants,Scholars and such other personswho may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University;

(xix), to confer autonomous status on a College or anInstitution or a Department, as the case may be, in accordance with theStatutes;

(xx) to determine standards of admission to the University,which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;

(xxi) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;

(xxii) to supervise the residences of the students of theUniversity and to make arrangements for promoting their health and generalwelfare;

(xxiii) to lay down conditions of service of all categories ofemployees, including their code of conduct;

(xxiv) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students andthe employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may bedeemed by the University to be necessary;

(xxv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and generalwelfare of the employees;

(xxvi) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and toacquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable,including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University;

(xxvii) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government,on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes ofthe University;

(xxviii) to do all suchother acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive tothe attainment of all or any of its objects.

Section 6. Transfer of properties of North-Eastern Hill University

On and from the commencement of this Act, all properties of the North-Eastern Hill University in the State of Mizoram shall stand transferred to, and vest in, the University and shall be applied to the objects for which the University is established.

Section 6. Transfer of properties of North-Eastern Hill University

On and from the commencement of this Act, all properties of the North-Eastern Hill University in the State of Mizoram shall stand transferred to, and vest in, the University and shall be applied to the objects for which the University is established.