Senate



Constitution


The Senate shall consist of the following :-

I. Ex-officio Fellows

(A)
(i) The Chancellor,

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor,

(iii) 2[The last Ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University residing in the state.

3(iii)
a) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor],

(iv) The Heads of University Departments,

(v) The Registrar

(B)

4[(i) .............................]

(ii) The Minister of Education, 5[Gujarat]

6[(iii) .............................]

(iv) The Vice-Chancellors of other Universities established by law in the State of [Gujarat]

(v) The secretary to the Government of [Gujarat,] Education Department,

7[(vi) The Director of Higher Education or an Officer not below the rank of a Joint Director of Higher Education designated by such Director]

(vii) The Surgeon-General with the Government of 8[Gujarat]

(viii) The Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science,

(ix) The Director of Agriculture or Joint or Deputy Director of Agriculture designated by the State Government,

(x) The Director of Industries,

(xi) 9[The Director of Technical Education or an officer not below the rank of a Joint Director of Technical Education designated by such Director;]

10[(xi)
a) The Director of Health and Medical Services and Medical Education or an officer not below the
rank of a Joint Director of Health and Medical Services and Medical Education designated by such
Director;]

(xii) The Chief Engineer or a Superintending Engineer; Public Works Department, nominated by the State Government,

11[(xiii) The Chairman of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.]

(C)

(i) Deans of Faculties,

(ii) Principals of Colleges,

12 [(iii) ...............................,]

(D)


(i)
(a) the President,
(b) the Chairman, and
(c) the Secretary of the Charutar Vidya Mandal;

13[(ii) ................................,].



1 This word was substituted for the word 'Bombay' by Gujarat Adaptation of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960;

2 These words were substituted for "The-ex-vice chancellors of the University" by Gujarat Universities Laws (Amendment) ordinance 2 of 2003.

3 This item was added by Gujarat Act No. 0 of 1982.

4 The words "The Chief Justice of Gujarat" were deleted, by Gujarat Act No. of 1966 S. 11(1) (a).

5 This word was substituted for the word 'Bombay' by Gujarat Adaptation of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960;

6 The words "The Deputy Minister of Education, Gujarat" were deleted, ibid. S. 11(1) (a)m (i.e. Gujarat Act No. of 1966).

7 These words were substituted for "The Director of Education or his nominee who shall not be lower in rank than of a Deputy Director of Education" by Gujarat Act No.10 of 1982.

8 This word was substituted for the word ‘Bombay’ by Gujarat Adaptation of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960.

9 These words were substituted for “The Director of Technical Education” by Gujarat Act No. 10 of 1982.

10 This clause was inserted by Gujarat Act No. 10 of 1982.

11 These words were substituted by Gujarat Act No. 14 of 2002

12 This clause was deleted by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966, S.11 (1) (b).

13 This clause was deleted S.11, (1) (c).

Constitution [Contd...]

II. Ordinary Fellows

(A)

Elected as specified below

(i) One teacher from each of the Faculties elected by the teachers of subjects comprised under that Faculty.

(ii) One teacher from each of the affiliated colleges, constituent colleges and recognized institutions to be elected by the teachers in each college or institution, as the case may be.

(iii) Five representatives of the registered graduates of the University to be elected faculty-wise as determined by Statutes; such representatives being persons who are not teachers or secondary teachers :

provided that no faculty shall be represented by more than one representative.

(iv) One representative to be elected by Head Masters, 14[....] in the University area from amongst themselves.

(v) One representative to be elected by secondary teachers in the University area from amongst themselves, such representative not being a Head Master.

15[(v-a)One representative to be elected by members of Kaira District Panchayat from among themselves.]

(vi) 16[Two representatives] to be elected by the members of the 17[Gujarat] Legislative Assembly from amongst its members;

provided that every person elected under clauses (i) to (vi) shall continue to hold the office of a Fellow only so long as he is a member of the electing body.

(B)

(i) 18[One representative of] the Birla Education Trust to be nominated by the Birla Education Trust.

(ii) 19[One representative of the Institute of Agriculture nominated by the trustees of Sheth Mansukhlal Chhaganlal Trust and by the Trustees of Sheth Mungalal Goenka Trust, by rotation.]

(iii) 20[One representative to be elected in the manner specified below from amongst themselves by donors other than those to whom clause (i) or (ii) applies, each donating money or property of the value of not less than five lakhs of rupees to, or for the purposes of the University, a college of the University or an institution of the University:

(1) if the donor is an individual, for the purpose of voting, the name of each such donor shall be enrolled on the register maintained by the University;

(2) if the donor is an undivided Hindu family, trust, firm, company or body corporate, for the purpose of voting, the name of the person nominated from time to time by each such undivided Hindu family, trust, firm, company or body corporate shall be enrolled on the register maintained by the University;

provided that the right of electing representatives on the Senate shall not extend beyond the period of twenty years from the date of the acceptance of such donation by the University or college, or institution as the case may be.]

(iv) 21[Two] representatives to be elected in the manner specified below from amongst themselves by donors other than those to whom clause (i), (ii) or (iii) applies, each donating money or property of the value of not less than one lakh of rupees-

(a) to, or for the purposes of, the 22[University, a college of the University or an institution of the University, or],

23 [(b) ..................,]

(1) if the donor is an individual, for the purpose of voting, the name of each such donor shall be enrolled on the register maintained by the University;

(2) if the donor is an undivided Hindu family trust, firm, company or body corporate, for the purpose of voting, the name of the person nominated from time to time by each such undivided Hindu family, trust, firm, company or body corporate shall be enrolled on the register maintained by the University;

(3) where sub-clause (4) does not apply, the persons whose names are enrolled on register under sub-clauses (1) and (2) shall elect 24[Two] representatives to the Senate;

(4) if the number of names enrolled under sub-clauses
(1) and (2) is 25[Two], or less than 1[Two], each person whose name is so enrolled shall be deemed to have been elected;

provided that the right of electing representatives on the Senate shall not extend beyond the period of twenty years from the date of the acceptance of such donation by the college institution or 26[University], as the case may be.

Explanation I : 27[..........]

Explanation II : For the purposes of clauses (iii) and (iv) of paragraph (B), the value of the property means, in the case of property donated, whether prior to or after the date of the coming into force of this Act, the market value of the property at the date of acceptance. The decision as to the market value shall rest with the Syndicate and shall be final.

(C)

28[Fifteen] persons nominated by the State Government.


14 The words and letters “Other than the Head Master of the G. J. Sharda Mandir at Vallabh Vidyanagar,” were deleted, by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966, S. II (2) (A) (i).

15 This clause was added, ibid. S. 11 (2) (A) (ii).

16 These words were substituted for “One representative,” ibid. 11 (2) (A) (iii).

17 This word was substituted for the word “Bombay” by Gujarat Adaptation of Laws (State & Concurrent subject) Order, 1960.

18 These words were substituted for the words “Three representatives,” by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966, S. 11 (2) (B) ( i ).

19 This clause was substituted, ibid, S.11 (2) (B) (ii ).

20 This clause was substituted, ibid. S.11 (2) (B) (iii).

21 The word was substituted for “Five” by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966, S.11 (2). (B) (iv) (a).

22 These words were substituted for the words “University, or”, ibid. S.11 (2) (B) (iv) (b).

23 This clause was deleted, ibid. S. 11(2) (B) (iv) (c).

24 This word was substituted for the word “Five”, ibid. S. 11 (2) (iv) (d).

25 This word was substituted for the word “Five” by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966. S.11 (2), (B) (iv) (d).

26 This word was substituted for the word “Syndicate”, ibid. S.11 (2) (B) (iv) (e).

27 The ‘Explanation 1” was deleted, Ibid. S.11 (2) (B) (v).

28 This word was substituted for the word “Five” ibid. S.11 (2) (c).


Constitution[Contd...]

Registered graduates

16.
(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the following persons shall be entitled to have their names entered in the register of graduates or to be registered graduates namely:-

(a) persons who are the graduates of the University,

(b) persons who being graduates of any other University are recognized as registered graduates in accordance with the Statutes.

(2) A person —

(a) who is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court;

(b) who is an undischarged insolvent,

(c) who is convicted by a Court of an offence punishable with transportation for life or imprisonment for more than six months and such offence involves moral turpitude, or

(d) who is a registered graduate of any other University established by law in the State of 29[Gujarat]
shall be disqualified to have his name entered in the register of graduates or to be a registered graduate.

30[.......]

Vacating a Office

(1) Any Ordinary Fellow may, by a letter addressed to the Chancellor resign his office and on the acceptance of his resignation the office shall become vacant.

(2) If, for a period of two consecutive years, any Ordinary Fellow except a Fellow nominated or elected under paragraph (B) under heading “II. Ordinary Fellows” in section 15, has not attended a meeting of the Senate, other than a convocation, the Chancellor may declare his office to be vacant.

(3) Any person, who holds any office in this University by virtue of his being a Fellow, shall cease to hold such office on his ceasing to be a Fellow.

Term of office of Ordinary Fellow

(1) The Ordinary Fellows shall, save as herein otherwise provided, hold office for five years.

(2) An Ordinary Fellow who has vacated his office may, subject to the provisions of this Act, be elected or nominated to be an Ordinary fellow.

Appointment of Fellows may be cancelled

(1) The Chancellor may, on the recommendation of the Senate supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the number of Fellows present at the meeting and such majority comprising not less than one-half of the total number of Fellows, cancel the appointment of an Ordinary Fellow of the University if in his opinion, he has been convicted by a court of law of any offence which is serious and involves moral turpitude or if he has been guilty of disgraceful conduct; provided that the Senate shall give to the Fellow concerned an opportunity to be heard in his defence before making such recommendation.

(2 ) As soon as such order is notified in the Official Gazette, such person shall cease to be a Fellow; and he shall not be eligible for re-appointment or re-election until the disqualification has been removed by the Chancellor by a notification in the Official Gazette.



29 The word ‘Gujarat’ was substituted for ‘Bombay’ by the Gujarat Adaptation of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order 1960.
30 This proviso was omitted, ibid.


Powers and duties of Senate

  1. Subject to such conditions as may be provided by or under the provisions of this Act, the Senate shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:

    1. to make provision for instruction, teaching and practical training in such branches of learning and courses of study, as it may think fit, for research and for the advancement of learning, dissemination of knowledge and improvement of technical skill;
    2. to make such provision as will enable affiliated colleges and recognized institutions to undertake specialization of studies and to organize and make provision for University laboratories, libraries, museums and other equipment for teaching and research;
    3. to establish and maintain colleges, 31[University departments], hostels and institutions of research and specialized studies;
    4. to institute and maintain professorships, readerships, lecturer ships and other posts of teachers required by the University;
    5. to institute and maintain fellowships travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibitions and medals;
    6. to institute and confer degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions;
    7. to confer, on the recommendation of the Syndicate, honorary degrees or other academic distinctions;
    8. to make, amend or repeal Statutes;
    9. to consider the annual accounts and the annual financial estimates placed before it by the Syndicate and pass them with such modifications as the Senate may deem fit;
    10. to consider and cancel or refer back, but not amend, Ordinances;
    11. to consider the annual reports and to pass resolutions on and adopt such reports;
    12. to elect office-bearers and authorities as provided in this Act and the Statutes;
    13. to make grants from the funds of the University for the purposes of the National Cadet Corps;
    14. to make provision for the physical and military training of students;
    15. to provide for training for competitive examinations for services under the Union or State Government;
    16. to lay down scales of salaries and condition of employment of members of the staff in constituent colleges and constituent recognized institutions, and to ensure the observance of the same through the Syndicate;
    17. to exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by or under this Act;
    18. to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Act;
  2. The powers and duties under clauses (i) to (vi) of
  3. sub-section
(1) shall not be exercised except upon recommendations made by the Syndicate.


31 These words were substituted for the word “departments” by Gujarat Act No. 8 of 1966 S. 12

Meetings of the Senate


  1. The Senate shall on a date to be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor meet once a year at a meeting to be called the annual meeting of the Senate.
  2. The Vice-Chancellor may whenever he thinks fit and shall upon a requisition in writing signed by not less than fifteen members of the Senate convene a special meeting of the Senate.

List of the members of the Senate


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