Board of Studies



THE BOARD OF POST-GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH
[Under Section 27 & 41 (g) of the Act]


S.84.
  1. The Board of Post-graduate Studies and Research (referred to hereinafter as the Board in this Chapter) shall consist of:-
    1. The Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)
    2. The Heads of University Departments
    3. he Principals of degree colleges
    4. The Deans of Faculties
    5. Such other persons as may be appointed thereon by the Syndicate.


      1. The Board shall comprise four groups depending on the subject or subjects included in that group as shown below:-
        1. Arts and Education: For all subjects included in those Faculties.
        2. Commerce & Law: For all subjects included in those Faculties.
        3. Science & Home Science: For all subjects included in those Faculties.
        4. Engineering & Technology: For all subjects included in that Faculty.
      2. Each of the groups mentioned above will meet and make recommendations to the Board in the matter of Post-graduate Studies and Research in the subject or the group of subjects falling within its purview.
      3. The members of each group shall be the same as those included in the Board for the subject or the group of subjects within the group.
      4. The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chairman of each of the groups. In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor, the meeting will elect its own Chairman.
      5. The functions of each group shall be to make recommendations to the Board on all matters enumerated under Statute 86 on which the Board is empowered to make recommendations to the Syndicate.
    1. Each group shall have the power to nominate such number of additional members as may be necessary.
S.85.
  1. The Board shall meet as and when necessary. The meetings of the Board shall be convened by the Registrar at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor, and the Registrar shall keep a record of the proceedings of the meeting,
  2. The quorum for a meeting of the Board or a Group shall be not less than one-third of the total number of members of the Board or of the Group.
S.86.
The Board shall have the following powers:-
  1. to make recommendations to the Academic Council and the Syndicate in regard to the organisation and co-ordination of post-graduate instruction, teaching and training in the University area, and to recommend measures for organising research on problems of village development;
  2. to make recommendations to the Academic Council and the Syndicate in regard to the number and qualifications of teachers, library facilities and/or laboratory equipment for each subject of post-graduate instruction and training;
  3. to recommend to the Syndicate the names of teachers in each Faculty to be recognised as University teachers (other than those who are appointed directly for Master’s degree by the affiliated management under P. G. Programme) for post graduate instructions or guidance in research.
  4. to recommend to the Academic Council and the Syndicate the subjects for which a particular college or recognised institution may enroll postgraduate students;
  5. to recommend to the Academic Council and the Syndicate the rules for the enrolment of post-graduate students, admission to post-graduate examinations, attendance at lectures, supervision of students' work and submission of theses;
  6. to recommend to the Syndicate the names of suitable persons as referees for examining theses submitted by students, in consultation with the Board of Studies in the particular subject;
  7. to report to the Senate or the Syndicate or the Academic Council on all matters referred to it by any of them;
  8. generally to advise on all academic matters falling within its purview, and
  9. to exercise such other powers and discharge such duties as may be provided for by Statutes.
S.86A.
Not withstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Ordinances relating to post-graduate degrees obtainable by research, persons who carry on research in Institutions as may be prescribed by Ordinances made in that behalf, be admitted to the degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions of the University without producing a certificate as prescribed by Section 34 of the Act.



BOARDS OF STUDIES [CHAIRMAN 2011]
[Under Sections 26 & 41 (g) (h) of the Act]

S.75.

There shall be a Board of studies for each of the following subjects or Group of subjects under appropriate Faculty of a joint Board, as specified, for subjects falling under more than one faculty under Statute: 71, subject to provision being made from time to time for the teaching of the particular subject or subjects in the university or the constituent or affiliated colleges or recognised institutions:

Faculty of Arts
1. English and Other Modern European Languages
2. Gujarati
3. Hindi and Modern Asian Languages
4. Sanskrit. Pali, Prakrit
5. Geography
6. History, Ancient Indian Culture and Archaeology
7. Logic and Philosophy
8. Political Science including constitutional History, Local
Self Government and Public Administration.
9. Psychology
10. Sociology
11. Fine Arts
12. Library Science

Faculty of ScienceFaculty of Engineering and Technology
1. Bio-Sciences
2. Chemistry
3. Industrial Chemistry
4. Computer Science
5. Physics
6. Electronics (Science)
7. Materials Science
1. Agricultural Engineering
2. Applied Mechanics and Structural Engineering
3. Architecture and Town Planning
4. Automobile Engineering
5. Civil Engineering
6. Electrical Engineering
7. Electronics Engineering and Tele-Communications
8. Energy Resources
9. Environmental Science
10. Mechanical Engineering
11. Mining and Metallurgy
12. Production Engineering
13. Rural Engineering
14. Computer Engineering





BOARDS OF STUDIES - II


S.76.
Each Board of studies shall consist of the members as indicated below : The appointments of the members will be subject to the following provisions :
  1. The Heads of the Post-graduate Departments, the Principals/Deans of the Colleges and the Heads of the Departments of Colleges will be the ex-officio members. The other members from the Post-graduate Departments and Colleges of this University will be nominated by the Syndicate. The members to be co-opted will be persons of recognised merit and will be nominated by the local members on the Board.
  2. Only teachers with atleast five years teaching experience will be appointed on the Board.
  3. When a Professor/Reader from the Post-graduate Department is to be appointed on the Board and no Professor/Reader is available for such an appointment, a Reader/Lecturer will be appointed instead. When a Lecturer of the selection grade is to be appointed from a college and when such a Lecturer is not available, a Lecturer not having selection grade will be appointed.
  4. Appointments of members be so made as to give due representation to all the branches/subjects of specialization covered under the Board.
  5. The number of co-opted members will be two if the number of local members on the Board exceeds ten and one otherwise.
    1. Under Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce & Business Studies:
      1. From Post-graduate Department:
        • Head of the Department
        • One Professor (other than the Head)
        • Two Readers
        • One Lecturer
          (Note : Where there is more than one branch of specialization in the subject (such as Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry) one Professor from P. G. Department from each such branch will be appointed on the Board in addition to the above members, if need be, where P. G. Courses are run in affiliated colleges, one Lecturer from each branch of specialization be appointed if necessary)
      2. From each of the Colleges where the subject is taught as the Principal subject:
        • Head of the Department
        • Two Lecturers of Selection Grade
        • One Lecturer, not having selection grade
        • Principal (on the Board of the subject of his specialization).
      3. From each of the colleges where the subject is taught as a subsidiary or a supporting subject only:
        • One Teacher
      4. Co-opted members
      5. Special Invitees:
        • When the subject has a link with industry, one person from the industry will be invited, when and if necessary, on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Board as a 'Special Invitee' (A Special Invitee will have no voting right.)
    2. Under the Faculty of Home Science:
      1. From Post-graduate Department:
        • Head of the Department
        • One Professor (other than the Head)
        • Two Readers
        • One Lecturer
          (Note : The appointments will be so made as to give representation to each of the branches of Foods and Nutrition, Child Development, Clothing and Textile and Home Management).
      2. From College:
        • Principal
        • One teacher from each of the branches of Foods and Nutrition, Child Development, Clothing & Textile, Home Management and Education Extension.
      3. Co-opted members.
    3. Under the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law:
      1. From College
        • Head of the Department
        • Two Professors
        • Two Associate/Assistant Professors
        • Two Lecturers
        • Principal (On the Board of the subject of his specialization).
      2. Co-opted members.
    4. Under the Faculty of Homoeopathy:
      1. From each College:
        • Principal
        • Two Head of the Departments
        • Two Professors
        • One Assistant/Associate Professor
        • One Lecturer
      2. Co-opted members.
    5. Under the Faculty of Education:
      1. From Post-graduate Department:
        • Head of the Department
        • One Professor (other than the Head)
        • Two Readers
        • One Lecturer
      2. From each College:
        • Principal
        • Two Teachers of Reader's rank
        • One Lecturer
      3. Co-opted members



BOARDS OF STUDIES - III

S.77.
The term of office of the nominated members shall be three years. They will, however, be eligible for re-nomination.

S.78.
The Chairman of each Board of Studies shall be appointed by the Syndicate from among the Senior teachers in the University, or in any of the constituent or affiliated colleges, or recognised institutions, for a period ot three years. He will be eligible for reappointment.

S. 79.

  1. The meeting of a Board shall be convened by the Chairman through the Registrar who shall keep a record of the proceedings of the meeting. In the absence of the Chairman, the meeting shall be convened by the Registrar.
  2. No Board shall meet more than twice in a year save with the permission of the Vice-Chancellor which shall be given only if:-
    1. he is satisfied on a written request made by the Chairman that there is sufficient business to justify the calling of the meeting and that the meeting is urgently necessary, or
    2. not less than three members of the Board have sent a request to the Chairman asking him to convene a meeting to dispose of urgent business.
  3. The quorum for the meeting of the Board shall be not less than one-third the number of members of the Board.

S.80.
Provided that no member of the Board objects to such a course, any item of business falling within the province of the Board may, at the discretion of the Chairman, be disposed of by circular. Such item shall, however, be placed before the next meeting of Board for confirmation.

S.81.
The duties of Boards of Studies shall be to recommend text-books, to recommend courses of study in their respective subjects, to advise on all matters relating to their respective subjects referred to them by the Syndicate or the Academic Council or the Board of Post-graduate Studies and Research or the Faculty to which they belong, and to prepare panels for appointments to University examinerships.

S.82.
A Board of Studies may also bring to the notice of the Syndicate or Academic Council important matters connected with the examination in the subject or subjects to which it relates, and address the Faculty to which the Board belongs on any matter connected with the improvement of the courses of study in its subject or subjects.

S.83.
Any two or more Boards may, and at the request of the Syndicate shall, meet and act in concurrence and render a joint report upon any matter which lies within their province jointly. In such cases the joint meeting shall elect its own Chairman from among the Chairmen of the individual Boards meeting jointly. The quorum of a joint meeting of the Boards must include a full quorum of each Board represented, no member present being counted on more than one separate quorum.