The Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act, 2008

Section 6

6. Powers and Functions of the University
The University shall have the following powers and functions, namely:- (1) To make provision for providing, upgrading and promoting professional and technical education, training and research for advancement and dissemination of knowledge; (2) To create teaching, technical and administrative posts; (3) To grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluations or any other method of testing and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause; (4) To confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;
(5) To institute prizes, medals, research studentships, exhibitions and fellowships; (6) To institute Chairs, Principalships, Professorships, Readerships and Lecturerships and other teaching and academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Chairs, Principalships, Readerships and Lecturerships and other teaching and academic positions; (7) To recognize persons as professors, readers/associate professors, or lecturers/assistant professors and others as teachers of the University; (8) To appoint, on contract or otherwise, visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants, Scholars and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University; (9) To make appointments to the positions for administrative and support services; (10) To lay down conditions of services of all categories of staff, including their code of conduct; (11) To admit to its privileges, colleges or institutions situated within the territorial jurisdiction of the University as its affiliate, and to withdraw all or any of those privileges including the complete affiliation in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes or Ordinances or Regulations; (12) To cooperate or Collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institutions of higher learning in India or abroad or research bodies in such manner as may be prescribed and for such purpose as the University may determine; (13) To regulate fees and other charges to be levied on the students of self-financing colleges and institutions affiliated to the University; (14) To determine standards of admissions, including examination, evaluation or any other method of testing, to the University or to the institutions admitted to the privileges of the University; (15) To establish and recognize hostels, halls and residence of the students of the University, make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare and guide the affiliate colleges and institutions admitted to the privileges of the University; (16) To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (17) To formulate code of conduct for management of affiliated colleges or institutions; (18) To regulate and enforce discipline among students and employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may be deemed necessary by the University; (19) To receive benefactions, donations and gifts and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose off and property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties, for the purpose of the University:
Provided that no immovable property shall be disposed off except with the prior approval of the State Government; (20) To lend and borrow, with the approval of the Executive Council, and in the matters related to borrowing money for the purpose of the University on the security of the property of the University prior approval of the State Government shall be obtained; (21) To assess the needs in terms of disciplines or subjects of studies, fields fo specialization, levels of education, skills and training of technical manpower in the State, both on short term and long term basis, and to initiate necessary programmes to meet these needs; (22) To evolve a mechanism for securing accountability of the teachers and other employees working for the University, and for the affiliated colleges or institutions; (23) To do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University. (24) To institute prizes, medals, research studentships, exhibitions and fellowships; (25) To promote research, design and development activities which have a relevance to social needs and the developed programmes of the State; (26) To initiate measures to enlist the co-operation of industries and Government to provide complementary facilities; (27) To facilitate continuous experimentation in imparting knowledge, training and preparation of textbooks and instructional materials; (28) To arrange for progressive introduction of continuous evaluation and reorientation of the subjects in educational measures; (29) To further entrepreneurial ability among its teachers and students; (30) To educate the public with regard to the requirement of, opportunities in the profession of Science, Engineering & Technology and its responsibilities and services to the society.

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