[ See section 17 (2) ]
11. Notice of meeting
Notice of meetings of the Court shall be issued by the Secretary at least thirty days before the date of the meeting with an agenda paper, and no business which does not arise out of matters noted or mentioned in the agenda paper shall be considered unless the consent of at least two-thirds of the members of the Court present at the meeting be obtained thereto.
12. Notice of proposals or amendments
Every member who intends to bring forward any special business at a meeting of the Court or to propose any person for election as Chancellor shall give notice of such business or of the name of the person to be proposed, to the Secretary at least twenty days before the date appointed for such meeting ; and every member who intends to propose an amendment shall give notice thereof to the Secretary, ten days before the date fixed for the meeting.
13. Notice of special meeting
A notice of twenty-one days of any special meeting of the Court stating generally the nature of the business to be transacted shall be sent to each member of the Court, and no such meeting shall be competent to transact any business other than that mentioned in the notice or directly arising out of it; any member desiring to send a proposal relating to the nature of the business specified in the notice shall send such proposal to the Secretary so as to reach him at least ten days before the date of the meeting.
14. The Executive Council
(1) The Executive Council shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(a) The Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio,
(b) Eight persons nominated by the Visitor,
(2) Five members of the Executive Council shall form the quorum,
(3) The members of the Executive Council shall hold office for a term of three years.
15. Powers of the Executive Council
Subject to the provisions of the Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances, the Executive Council shall, in addition to any other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely :-
(i) to appoint, from time to time, such Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other members of the teaching staff as may be necessary, on the recommendation of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose, and to provide for filling temporary vacancies therein.
Provided further that it shall not be necessary to constitute any Selection committee for filling in special chairs of Professors in case of a person of high academic distinction, eminence and Professional attainments invited by the Executive Council to accept the chair based on the recommendations of a special Committee constituted by the Executive Council for such purpose and on such terms and conditions as it deems fit, and on the person agreeing to do so, appoint him on the post.
(ii) to fix the emoluments and define the duties and conditions of service of Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other members of the teaching staff :
Provided that no action shall be taken by the Executive Council in respect of the number, the qualifications and the emoluments of teachers otherwise than after consideration of the recommendation of the Academic Council ;
(iii) to appoint the Registrar, the Dean of Students, the Chief Proctor, the Librarian and other salaried officers and staff of the University and to fix their emoluments and define their duties and conditions of service ;
(iv) to manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property, business and all other administrative affairs of the University and, for that purpose, to appoint such agents as it may think fit ;
(v) to invest any money belonging to the University, including any unapplied income, in such stocks, funds, shares or securities, as it shall, from time to time, think fit, or in the purchase of immovable property in India, with the like powers of varying such investments from time to time ;
(vi) (a) to accept on behalf of the University any trust, bequest, donation or transfer of any movable or immovable property to the University ; and
(b) to transfer any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University ;
(vii) to provide the buildings, premises, furniture, apparatus, and other means needed for carrying on the work of the University ;
(viii) to enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University ;
(ix) to entertain, adjudicate upon, and if it thinks fit, to redress, any grievances of the salaried officers of the University the teaching staff and other employees of the University who may for any reason feel aggrieved :
Provided that, in matters of discipline and punishment, where the final power has ben vested in the Vice-Chancellor or any other officer of the University, no appeal shall lie to the Executive Council ;
(x) to appoint examiners and moderators and if necessary, to remove them, and to fix their fees, emoluments and travelling and other allowances after considering the recommendations of the Academic Council ;
(xi) to maintain registers of registered graduates and of registered donors to the University ;
(xii) to select a common seal for the University, and provide for the custody and use of the seal ;
(xiii) to manage Departments, Institutions of Research or Specialised Studies, Special Centres, Laboratories, Museums and Hostels managed by the University ;
(xiv) to arrange for and direct the inspection of Colleges, Departments, Institutions, Special Centres and Hostels and to issue instructions for maintaining their efficiency and ensuring proper conditions of employment for members of their staff ;
(xv) to make arrangements, from time to time, for periodical assessment of the work of the teachers of the University ;
(xvi) to institute fellowships including travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes ;
(xvii) to direct the conduct of examinations in conformity with the Ordinances and the publication of the results thereof ;
(xviii) to delegate any of these powers to the Vice-Chancellor, Rector, Registrar, Heads of Departments and Institution and Officers of the University or to a Committee appointed by it as it may deem fit.
The Executive Council shall, from time to time, appoint such person or persons as it may think proper, either by virtue of office or by name, to enter into, execute and sign contracts for and on behalf of the University, and to present them for registration according to the law in force for the time being.
17. Academic Council
(1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(i) The Vice-Chancellor,
(ii) The Deans of Faculties,
(iii) Director of the Institute of Technology,
(iv) Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences,
(v) Director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences,
(vi) The Heads of the Teaching Departments,
(vii) All Professors who are not Heads of Teaching Departments,
(vii) The Librarian,
(ix) The Dean of Students,
(x) The Chief Proctor,
(xi) Two Readers and four Lectures by rotation according to seniority,
(xii) The Principal, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, and if there are two or more Mahila Mahavidyalaya, the Principals,
(xiii) All Principals of colleges admitted to the privileges of the University,
(xiv) Not more than five persons, not being employees of the University, co-opted by the Academic Council for their specialised knowledge.
(2) All members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years :
Provided that a member co-opted in his capacity as a member of a particular board or committee or as the holder of a particular post shall hold office so long only as he continues to be a member of that board or committee or the holder of that post.
(3) Eighty members of the Academic Council shall form the quorum.
18. Powers, duties and action of the Academic Council
Subject to the provisions of the Act, the Academic Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, duties and functions, namely :-
(i) to report on any matter referred to it by the Executive Council;
(ii) to make recommendations to the Executive Council with regard to the creation and abolition of teaching posts in the University and the colleges, and the classification of the said posts and the emoluments and duties attaching thereto;
(iii) to formulate, modify or revise schemes for the organisation of, and assignment of subjects to, Faculties and to report to the Executive Council as to the expediency of the abolition, reconstitution or division of any Faculty or the amalgamation of one or more Faculties ;
(iv) to promote research within the University and to require, from time to time, reports on such research;
(v) to consider proposals submitted by the Faculties;
(vi) to recognise diplomas and degrees of other Universities and institutions and to determine their equivalent diplomas and degrees of the Banaras Hindu University;
(vii) to make special arrangements, if any, for the teaching of women students and for prescribing for them special courses of study, after consulting the Advisory Board of Women's Education ;
(viii) to make such arrangements for the instruction and examination of persons, not being members of the University, as may be necessary ;
(ix) to recommend to the Executive Council the rates of fees and charges ;
(x) to make proposals to the Executive Council for the establishment of Colleges, Departments, Institutions of Research and Specialised Studies, Special Centres, Libraries, Laboratories and Museums ;
(xi) to make proposals to the Executive Council for the institution of fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes ;
(xii) to recommend to the Executive Council draft Ordinances regarding examinations of the University on the conditions on which students should be admitted to such examinations and the working, maintenance and use of the University Library ;
(xiii) to maintain proper standards of examination ;
(xiv) to constitute a Council of Students' Affairs consisting of such number of teachers and students as may be prescribed by the Ordinances to advise the Academic Council on matters relating to the welfare of the students of the University ;
(xv) to fix, subject to any conditions accepted by the Executive Council, the time, mode and conditions of competition for fellowships, scholarships and other prizes and to award the same ;
(xvi) to conduct examinations in conformity with the Ordinances and to fix dates for holding them ;
(xvii) to declare the results of the various University examinations, or to appoint committees or officers to do so, and to make recommendations regarding the conferment or grant of degrees, honours, diplomas, certificates titles and marks of honours;
(xviii) to award stipends, scholarships, medals, prizes and to make awards in accordance with the Ordinances and such other conditions as may be attached to the awards ;
(xix) to make recommendations to the Executive Council in regard to the appointment of examiners, and if necessary, their removal and the fixation of their fees, emoluments and the travelling and other allowances and the appointment of Boards of Examiners and Moderators ;
(xx) to appoint, whenever necessary, Inspectors or Boards of Inspectors for inspecting colleges and institutions applying for admission to the privileges of the University ;
(xxi) to publish lists of prescribed or recommended text-books and to publish syllabuses of the prescribed courses of study ;
(xxii) to prepare such forms and registers as are, from time to time, prescribed by the Ordinances ;
(xxiii) to appoint committees for admission to the University ;
(xxiv) to appoint, subject to the provisions of Statute 26, committees for such specific purpose as it may deem necessary ; and
(xxv) to person, in relation to academic matters, all such duties and to do all such acts as may be necessary for the proper carrying out of the provisions of the Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances.
21. Finance Committee
(1) The Finance Committee shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(i) The Vice-Chancellor ;
(ii) Two persons nominated by the Visitor ;
(iii) Two persons, who are not employees of the University, appointed by the Executive Council.
(iv) Two Deans of Faculties by rotation according to seniority for a term of two years.
(2) The Finance Officer shall be the Secretary of the Finance Committee.
(3) Four members of the Finance Committee shall form the quorum.
(4) All members of the Finance Committee, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years.
(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall preside at meetings of the Finance Committee.
(6) A member of the Finance Committee shall have the right to record a minute of dissent if he dissents from the other members.
(7) The Finance Committee shall meet at least twice every year to examine accounts and to scrutinise proposals for expenditure.
(8) The annual accounts and the budget of the University for the next financial year prepared by the Finance Officer shall be laid before the Finance Committee for consideration and comments and thereafter submitted to the Executive Council for approval with or without amendments.
(9) The Finance Committee shall fix limits for the total recurring expenditure and the total non-recurring expenditure for the year, based on the income and resources of the University which, in the case of productive works, may include the proceeds of loans; no expenditure shall be incurred by the University in excess of the limits so fixed.
The University shall include the faculties of -
(i) Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Sankaya,
(v) Engineering and Technology,
(x) Visual Arts,
(xi) Performing Arts,
(xiii) Management Studies,
(xiv) Social Sciences
23. Constitution of Faculties
(1) Each Faculty shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(i) the Dean of the Faculty who shall be the Chairman ;
(ii) the Director of the Institute of Technology in the Faculty concerned ;
(iii) the Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences in the Faculty concerned ;
(iv) the Director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Faculty concerned ;
(v) the Heads of Departments of Studies in the Faculty ;
(vi) all Professors in the Faculty ;
(vii) the Training and Placement officer of the Institute of Technology in the Faculty concerned ;
(viii) one Reader and one Lecturer, by rotation according to seniority, from each Department in the Faculty ;
(ix) one teacher by rotation according to seniority from the Mahila Mahavidyalaya.
Provided that the College provides instruction in any of the subjects assigned to the Faculty.
Provided further that the rotation according to seniority shall be amongst teachers of subjects assigned to the Faculty.
Provided further that where no Mahila Mahavidyalaya imparts instruction in Commerce one teacher by rotation, according to seniority, from amongst Commerce teachers from each affiliated College (in Faculty of Commerce only).
(x) Persons not connected with the University having special knowledge of the subject or subjects concerned nominated by the Academic Council, one for each department of the Faculty provided that the number of members to be nominated to each of the Faculties of Law, Education, Commerce and Management Studies under this sub-clause shall be two.
(2) The term of office of a member under sub-clause (vii), (viii) and (ix) of clause (1) shall be three years.
24. Powers of the Faculties
(1) The Faculty shall have such powers and shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by these Statutes and the Ordinances and shall, from time to time, appoint such and so many Boards of Studies in different branches of knowledge as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(2) The Faculties shall also consider and make such recommendations to the Academic Council on any question pertaining to their respective spheres of work as may appear to them necessary or on any matter referred to them by the Academic Council.
(1) The Departments of Studies in the University and the Faculties relating thereto are set out in the annexure to this schedule.
(2) No Department shall be established, reconstituted, amalgamated with another, or divided or abolished except in accordance with the provisions of these Statutes.
(3) Each Department shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(i) Teachers of the Department ;
(ii) Persons conducting research in the Department ;
(iii) Dean of the Faculty or Deans of the Faculties concerned;
(iv) Honorary Professors, if any, attached to the Departments ;
(v) Such other persons as may be members of Departments in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinances.
(4) (1) Each Department shall have a Head whose duties, functions and conditions of appointments shall be laid down by the Ordinances.
(2) In the case of Departments having the sanctioned strength of more than one Professor, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint one of the Professors by rotation according to seniority as the Head of Department for a specified period as laid down in the Ordinances.
Provided that, if at any particular time, such Department in effect has only one Professor, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint the Head of Department in accordance with the provisions given in Clause (3).
Provided further that a Professor/Reader who has been the Head of Department earlier or who declined the option under Clause (5) shall not be reappointed until all the Professor/Reader as the case may be in the Department have been duly considered.
Provided further that in the event of Professor/Reader not being available at the time of commencement of his tenure, the Professor/Reader, as the case may be, next in order of seniority shall be appointed as Head of Department and the tenure of such as were not available shall commence after the expiry of the term of the Professor/Reader appointed in his absence.
(3) In the case of the Departments which have the sanctioned strength of only one Professor, the Vice-Chancellor shall first appoint the Professor as the Head of Department and thereafter one of the Readers from amongst the two seniormost Readers by rotation according to seniority for a specified period as laid down in the Ordinances. After the term of the Readers is over the Professor would again be appointed as the Head and the rotation would continue.
(4) In the case of Departments where there is no Professor, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint one of the Readers from amongst the two seniormost Readers by rotation according to seniority, as the Head of the Department for a specified period as laid down in the Ordinances.
(5) Any Professor or Reader shall have the option to resign the Headship at any time during his tenure or also to decline the offer of appointment on his turn as Head of the Department.
(6) If no Professor or Reader is appointed Head of the Department or when the place of the Head of the Department is vacant for any reason the Dean of the Faculty concerned shall act as the Head of the Department.
(7) Notwithstanding anything contrary contained anywhere in these statutes, whenever the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that appointment of a person, whose appointment is due on the basis of seniority as the Head of the Department, will not be in the overall interest of the Department he may, with the prior approval of the Executive Council, appoint another Professor or Reader next in seniority, as the case may be, as the Head of the Department.
(8) Notwithstanding anything contained to the contrary in these statutes. Faculties consisting of a single Department the office of the Head and the office of the Dean shall continue to be held conjointly.
Provided that in the event of Professor exercising his option to resign from the Headship or declining the offer of the appointment as Head of Department under Clause (5), his term as Dean shall also come to an end notwithstanding the provisions of para 30 of the Statutes.
(9) If any dispute or doubt arises about the interpretation of these Statutes, the same shall be referred to the Executive Council and the decision of the Executive Council shall be final.
(10) These amended Statutes shall be deemed to have come into force w.e.f. 4th April, 1984.
25(A). (1) There shall be established an Institute of Technology integrating the following departments of the University namely:-
Department of :
(i) Mechanical Engineering ;
(ii) Electrical Engineering ;
(iii) Civil Engineering ;
(iv) Mining Engineering ;
(v) Metallurgical Engineering ;
(vi) Chemical Engineering and Technology;
(vii) Ceramic Engineering ;
(ix) Electronics Engineering ;
(x) Computer Engineering ;
(xi) Applied Physics ;
(xii) Applied Chemistry ;
(xiii) Applied Mathematics
(2) The existing Faculty of Medical Sciences be bifurcated into two Faculties under the Institute of Medical Sciences consisting of the Departments as noted below :-
1. Faculty of Medicine
(i) Anatomy ;
(ii) Biochemistry ;
(iii) Forensic Medicine ;
(iv) Medicine ;
(v) Microbiology ;
(vi) Obstetrics and Gynaecology ;
(vii) Ophthalmology ;
(viii) Physiology ;
(ix) Pharmacology ;
(x) Pathology ;
(xi) Preventive and Social Medicine ;
(xii) Paediatrics ;
(xiii) Radiology ;
(xiv) Surgery ;
(xv) Anaesthesiology ;
(xvi) Biophysics ;
(xvii) Dentistry ;
(xviii) Orthopaedics ;
(xix) Otorhinolaryngology ;
(xxi) Radiotherapy & Radiation Medicine
(xxii) Dermetology and Venereology
(xxiii) Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
(xxv) Plastic Surgery
(xxvii) Paediatrics Surgery
(xxxii) Cardiothoracic Surgery
2. Faculty of Ayurveda
(i) Ayurveda Samhita;
(ii) Basic Principles ;
(iii) Dravyaguna ;
(iv) Kaya Chikitsa ;
(v) Prasuti Tantra ;
(vi) Shalya Shalakya ;
(vii) Medicinal Chemistry (Bhaisajya Rasayan Vibhag)
(viii) Rasa Shastra
3. There shall be established an Institute of Agricultural Sciences integrating the following departments of the University, namely :-
Departments of -
(i) Agronomy ;
(ii) Genetics and Plant Breeding ;
(iii) Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry ;
(iv) Horticulture :
(v) Plant Physiology :
(vi) Mycology and Plant Pathology ;
(vii) Entomology and Agricultural Zoology ;
(viii) Agricultural Economics.
(ix) Extension Education ;
(x) Animal Husbandry & Dairying and
(xi) Farm Engineering ;
4. The Institute of Technology, the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Agricultural Sciences established under the Statute shall each have a Director as its head.