National University of Management Computer Science and Technology Act 1999

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ACT V****OF 2005

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT,

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT, 1999.

An Act To provide for the establishment of the National

University of Management , Computer Science

and Technology, at Karachi

[Gazette of Sindh, Extraordinary, Part IV,

28th July, 2005]

No.PAS/Legis-PB-28/1999, dated 28-7-2005.---The National University of Management, Computer Science and Technology Act, 1999 having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 5th October, 1999 and assented to by the Governor of Sindh on 30th June, 2005 is hereby published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh.

Preamble.--- Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the National University of Management, Computer Science & Technology, at Karachi and matters ancillary thereto.

It is hereby enacted as follows:

CHAPTER-I

PRELIMINARY

  1. Short title and commencement.--- (1) This Act may be called the National University of Management, Computer Science & Technology Act, 1999.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

  1. Definitions.--- In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:

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

(b) "Authority" means any of the authorities of the University specified in section 15.

(c) "Board" means the Board of Governors of the University.

(d) "Chairman" means the Chairman of a Teaching Department.

(e) "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the University.

(f) "Constituent institution or college" means an institution or college maintained and administered by the University.

(g) "Dean" means the Chairman of the Board of Faculty.

(h) "Director" means, the head of a teaching or administrative division or an institute.

(i) "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University.

(j) "Foundation" means National Education Foundation, established under the Societies Act (Act No. XXI of 1860).

(k) "Government" means the Government of Sindh.

(l) "Prescribed" means prescribed by statutes, regulations or rules.

(m) "Professor Emeritus" means a retired Professor working in the University in an honorary capacity.

(n) "Statutes, regulations and rules" means respectively statutes, regulations and rules made under this Act.

(o) "Teaching Department" means a Teaching Department of the University.

(p) "Teacher" means whole time teacher engaged as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lecturer and such other persons as may be declared to be the Teachers.

(q) "University" means the National University of Management, Computer Science & Technology.

(r) "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

(s) "College" means a College and includes an institution in which arrangements exist for imparting instructions in general, technical professional education or other disciplines of higher learning and such other subjects as may be prescribed.

CHAPTER-II

THE UNIVERSITY

  1. Incorporation.--- (1) There shall be established a University to be called a National University of Management, Computer Science & Technology, consisting of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the Deans, the Chairmen of the Teaching Departments and members of the Board, the members of the Academic Council and such other Officers as may be prescribed.

(2) The University shall be a body corporate by the name of the National University of Management, Computer Science & Technology, owned, managed and administered by the Foundation and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued by the said name.

(3) The University shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable and immovable property which may have become vested in or been acquired by it.

(4) The University shall be open to all persons of either sex or whatever religion, race, creed, colour or domicile who are academically qualified for admission to the courses of study offered by the University and no such person shall be denied the privilege on the ground only of sex, religion, creed, race, class, colour or domicile.

(5) The moral and ethical codes employed on the University campus, affiliated colleges or institutes and the constituent institutions will be based on and derived from the cardinal principles and the guidance embodied in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAWW).

(6) The University shall take measurers to setup campus/campuses within the premises of Sindh except the Division of Karachi.

  1. Power and Functions of the University.--- The University shall have the powers subject to the institutions of the government as issued from time to time:

(a) To provide for instruction in such branches of learning as it may deem fit, and to make provision for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine. Provided that the faculty of medicine shall be established as per requirement of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.

(b) To prescribe courses of studies and curricula.

(c) To admit and hold examinations and to award and confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to and on the persons who have been admitted to and have passed their examinations under prescribed conditions.

(d) To confer honorary degrees or other distinctions on approved persons in the manner prescribed.

(e) To establish faculties, teaching departments, research institutes and other learning centres in the ordained branches of learning and to provide and support other facilities for education, professional training and research.

(f) To inspect colleges and other educational institutions affiliated or seeking affiliation with it.

(g) To co-operate with the other Universities and public authorities in such manner and for such purposes as per rules and regulation.

(h) To institute Professorship, Associate Professorship, Assistant Professorship and Lecturership and any other posts and to appoint persons thereto.

(i) To create posts for research, extension, administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto.

(j) To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, medals and prizes under prescribed conditions.

(k) To control the residence of the students of the University, to institute and maintain halls of residence and to approve or license hostels and lodgings.

(l) To supervise and control the discipline of the students of the University and the colleges, to promote the extra-curricular and recreational activities of such students and to make arrangement for promoting there health and general welfare.

(m) To demand and receive such fees and other charges as it may determine.

(n) To enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts.

(o) To receive and manage property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or other contributions made to the University and to invest any funds representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments or contributions in such manner as it may deem fit.

(p) To undertake such research as it may determine in the ordained branches of learning.

(q) To provide for the printing and publication of research and other works.

(r) To appoint members of various bodies and committees, as the Board may determine for academic and administrative activities.

(s) To appoint such officers and staff and prescribe terms and conditions and powers and duties of such officers and staff.

(t) To establish academic linkages and collaborative activities with other institutions for the betterment of academic standards and

(u) To do all such acts and things, as may be requisite to further its objectives.

CHAPTER-III

OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

  1. Officers of the University.--- The following shall be the officers of the University:

(a) The Chancellor

(b) The Vice-Chancellor

(c) The Deans

(d) The Directors

(e) The Chairmen of the Teaching Departments

(f) The Registrar

(g) The Director of Finance

(h) The Controller of Examinations

(i) The Resident Auditor

(j) The Librarian and

(k) Such other persons as may be prescribed by the regulations to be the officers.

  1. The Patron.--- (1)(a) The Governor of Sindh shall be the Patron of the University.

(2)(b) The Patron shall, when present, preside at the Convocation of the University.

  1. Visitation.--- (1) The Patron may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of any matter connected with the affairs of the University and shall, for time to time, direct any person or persons to inquire into or carry out inspection of:

(a) The University, its building, libraries and other facilities.

(b) Any institution, department or hostel maintained by the University.

(c) The adequacy of financial and human resources.

(d) The teaching, research, curiculum, examination and other matters of the University and

(e) Such other matters as may be specified by him.

(2) The Patron shall communicate to the respective Board his views with regard to the result of visitation and shall, after ascertaining the views of the respective Board, on the action to be taken by it.

(3) The respective Board shall, within such time as may be specified by the Patron, communicate to him such action, if any, as has been taken or may be proposed to be taken upon the results of visitation.

(4) Where the respective Board does not, within the time specified, take action to the satisfaction of the Patron, the Patron may issue such directions as he deems fit and the respective Board shall comply with all such directions.

(5) The Patron shall have full powers to take any action as he may deem fit against the institution, including its closure, if found indulging in any subversive or unlawful activity.

  1. Chancellor.--- (1) The Chancellor shall be a person of eminence, known for his contribution in the field of knowledge of service to society and appreciated for high moral and his intellectual calibre.

(2) Subject to subsection (1), the Chancellor shall be appointed by the Foundation.

(3) The Chancellor shall, in the absence of the Patron, preside at the Convocation of the University.

(4) Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to Convocation by the Chancellor.

(5) The Chancellor may remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such person--

(a) has become of unsound mind, or

(b) has been incapacitated to function as member, or

(c) Has been convicted by a court of law in Pakistan of an offence involving moral turpitude.

(6) If the Chancellor is satisfied that the proceedings of any Authority are not in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the statutes, the regulations, or the rules, he may, after calling upon such Authority to show cause why such proceedings should not be annulled, by order in writing, annul the proceedings.

(7) Should the Chancellor be incapacitated from acting as such due to absence or any other cause, the Vice-Chancellor shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chancellor.

(8) The Chancellor may cause a visitation or inquiry to be made in respect of any matter connected with the affairs of the University and appoint such person as may deem fit for the purpose.

(9) The Chancellor shall, on receipt of a report under sub-section (f) above, issue such directions as he thinks fit and the Vice-Chancellor will comply with such directions through the Board.

  1. The Vice-Chancellor.--- (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor, for a period of three years, which may in the discretion of the Chancellor be further extended, on such terms and conditions as the Chancellor may determine.

(2) At any time when the office of the Vice-Chancellor is vacant, or the Vice Chancellor is absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due to illness or other cause, the Chancellor shall make such arrangements for the performance of the duties of the Vice-Chancellor as he may deem fit.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Vice-Chancellor.--- (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive and academic officer of the University and shall be responsible for implementation of the provisions of the Act, the statutes, the regulations and the rules and execution of the policies and the programs of the University.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside over the meetings of the Authorities of which the Chancellor is the Chairman.

(3) The Vice-Chancellor may, in any emergency, which in his opinion requires immediate action, take such action as he may consider necessary and shall, as soon thereafter as possible, report his action to the officer, authority or other body which in the ordinary course, would have dealt with the matter.

(4) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, the Vice-Chancellor shall also have the powers:

(a) To create and fill temporary posts for a period not exceeding six months.

(b) To sanction all expenditures provided for in the approved budget and to re-appropriate funds within the same major head of expenditure.

(c) To sanction by re-appropriation an amount as fixed and revised by the Board from time to time for an unforeseen item not provided for in the budget and report it to the Board at the next meeting.

(d) To appoint paper setters and examiners for all examinations of the University after receiving panels of names from the relevant authorities.

(e) To make such arrangements for the security of papers, grades and results as he may consider necessary.

(f) To direct teachers, officers and other employees of the University to take up such assignments in connection with teaching, research, examination, administration and such other activities in the University as he may consider necessary.

(g) To appoint employees of such categories in respect of which powers have been delegated to him by the Board.

(h) To delegate, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed, any of his powers under this Act, to an officer or other employee of the University and

(i) To exercise and perform such other powers and functions as may be prescribed.

  1. Registrar.--- (1) The Registrar shall be a whole-time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Board on such terms and conditions as the Board may determine.

(2) The Registrar shall--

(a) be the custodian of the common seal and the academic records of the University and

(b) perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

  1. Director Finance.--- (1) The Director of Finance shall be a whole-time officer of the University and shall be appointed by the Board on such terms and conditions as the Board may determine.

(2) The Director shall:

(a) Manage the property, the finances and the investments of the University.

(b) Prepare the annual and revised budget estimates of the University and present them to the Finance and Planning Committee and the Board.

(c) Ensure that the funds of the University are expended for the purposes for which they are provided and

(3) Perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

  1. Controller of Examination.--- The Controller of Examination shall be a whole-time officer of the University and shall be responsible for all matters connected with the conduct of examinations and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

  2. The Resident Auditor.--- The Auditor shall be a whole-time officer of the University and shall be responsible for pre-audit of all payments from the University fund.

  3. The Director of Planning and Development.--- The Director of Planning and Development shall be a whole-time officer of the University and shall be responsible for planning and development of the University and shall also be responsible for preparation of short and long-term development plans for the resources, the facilities and the amenities and shall perform such functions as may be prescribed.

CHAPTER-IV

AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY

  1. Authorities.--- The following shall be the Authorities of the University;

(a) The Board of Governors.

(b) The Academic Council.

(c) The Boards of Faculties.

(d) The Boards of Studies.

(e) The Selection Board.

(f) The Board of Advance Studies and Research.

(g) The Finance and Planning Committee.

(h) The Discipline Committee and

(i) Such other Authorities as may be prescribed by the statutes.

  1. The Board of Governors.--- (1) The Board of Governors shall consists of:

(a) The Chancellor, who shall be its Chairman,

(b) The Vice-Chancellor.

(c) The Chief Justice of the High Court of Sindh or a Judge of High Court nominated by him.

(d) Two members of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh to be nominated by Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

(e) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi or his nominee.

(f) The Vice-Chancellor of NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi or his nominee.

(g) The Chairman, University Grants Commission or whole-time member of the Commission nominated by him.

(h) Two Deans to be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

(i) Secretary to the Government of Sindh, Education Department or his nominee.

(j) President Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Karachi .

(k) Two Directors of outstanding merit nominated by the Foundation.

(l) Four persons of eminence representing various disciplines and professions nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

(m) The Registrar who shall act as Secretary of the Board.

(n) Members of the Board other than ex-office members shall hold office for three years and shall be eligible for re-nomination.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Board.--- (1) The Board shall be the executive body of the University and shall subject to the provisions of this Act and the statutes, exercise general supervision over the affairs and management of the University.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers and subject to the provisions of this Act and the statutes, the Board shall have the powers:

(a) To hold, control and administer the property and funds of the University.

(b) To govern and regulate, with due regard to the advice of the Finance and Planning committees, the finances, accounts and investments of the University and for that purpose, to appoint such agents as it may think fit.

(c) To consider annual and revised budget estimates and to advise the Foundation thereon, and to re-appropriate funds from one major head of expenditure to another.

(d) To transfer and accept transfer of movable or immovable property on behalf of the University.

(e) To enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University.

(f) To cause proper books of accounts to be kept for all sums of money received and expended by the University and for the assets and liabilities of the University.

(g) To receive and manage any property transferred and grants, bequests, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University.

(h) To administer any funds placed at the disposal of the University for specified purposes.

(i) To determine the form, provide for the custody and regulate the use of the common seal of the University.

(j) To provide the buildings, libraries, premises, furniture, apparatus, equipment and other means required for carrying out the work of the University.

(k) To establish and maintain halls of residence and hostels or approve or license hostels or lodgings for the residence of students.

(l) To institute Professorship, Associate Professorship, Assistant Professorship, Lecturership and other teaching posts or to suspend or abolish such posts.

(m) To create, suspend or abolish such administrative, teaching, research or other posts as may be necessary.

(n) To make appointments on the recommendation of the Selection Board to the posts of teachers, officers and such other cadres as may be determined by the Board.

(o) To appoint Emeritus and Distinguished Professors on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(p) To confer Honorary Degrees in the fields of ordained disciplines in accordance with the conditions prescribed.

(q) To prescribe the duties of officers, teachers and other employees of the University.

(r) To suspend, impose penalty and remove from service officers (other than the Vice Chancellor), teachers and other employees in the manner prescribed.

(s) To appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

(t) To propose statutes for submission to the Chancellor.

(u) To consider and dispose of the regulations made by the Academic Council, provided that the Board may frame a Regulation on its own initiative and approve it after Consulting the Academic Council.

(v) To regulate, determine and administer all other matters concerning the University and to this end exercise all other powers not specifically mentioned in this Act and the statutes.

(w) To delegate any of its powers to an Authority or Officer or a Committee or Sub-Committee and

(x) To perform such other functions as have been assigned to it under this Act, or may be assigned to it by the statutes.

  1. Meeting of the Board.--- (1) The Board shall meet at least four times in a year on the dates to be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor provided that a special meeting may be called at any time on the direction of the Chancellor or on a requisition made by not less than four members of the Board to consider a matter of urgent nature.

(2) Not less than ten clear days' notice of a special meeting shall be given to the members of the Board, and the agenda of the meeting shall be restricted to the matter for which the special meeting is called.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be one half of is members, a fraction being counted as one.

(4) The decision of the Board shall be expressed in terms of the views of the majority of the members present and if the members are equally divided the Chairman of the Board shall have and exercise a casting vote.

  1. Academic Council.--- (1) The Academic Council shall consists of:

(a) The Vice-Chancellor who shall be the Chairman.

(b) The Deans.

(c) The Directors.

(d) The University Professor including Emeritus and Distinguished Professors.

(e) The Chairman of the Teaching Departments.

(f) Five eminent persons known for their intellectual calibre on international level, service to society or leadership in profession nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

(g) The Controller of Examination.

(h) The Librarian and

(i) The Registrar who shall act as its Secretary.

(2) Members appointed by nomination shall hold office for three years and shall be eligible for re-nomination.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Academic Council shall be one-third of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Academic Council.--- (1) The Academic council shall be the highest academic body of the University and shall subject to the provisions of this Act and the statutes, have the powers to lay down proper standards of instruction, scholarship, research and examinations and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions the Council shall have the powers:

(a) To advise the Board on academic matters.

(b) To regulate the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations.

(c) To propose to the Board, schemes for the constitution and organization of Faculties, Teaching Department, Institutes and Boards of Studies.

(d) To consider or formulate proposals for the planning and development of teaching and research in the University.

(e) To make regulations on the recommendations of the Board of Faculties and the Boards of Studies prescribing the course of studies and the syllabi for all University examinations provided that, if the recommendations of Board of Faculties and Boards of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Council may, subject to the approval of the Board, continue for the next year the courses of studies already prescribed for an examination.

(f) To recognize the examinations of other University or examining bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University.

(g) To frame regulations for submission to the Board.

(h) To appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act and

(i) To perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the statues.

CHAPTER-V

STATUTES, REGULATIONS AND RULES

  1. Statutes.--- (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, Chancellor may make/promulgate statutes to regulate or prescribe all or any of the following matters namely:

(a) Terms and conditions of service of employees of the University including scales of pay, constitution of pension, insurance, gratuity provident fund, benevolent fund and other fringe benefits.

(b) Terms and conditions of contractual appointment of teachers, researchers and officers.

(c) Establishment of Faculties, Teaching departments and other academic units and divisions.

(d) Powers and duties of officers and teachers.

(e) Conditions under which the University may enter into arrangements with other public or private organizations for purposes of instruction, research and other scholarly activities.

(f) Conditions of appointment of Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor.

(g) Award of honorary degrees.

(h) Standard of evaluation of efficiency and exercising disciplinary measures over the employees of the University.

(i) Acquisition and administration of properties and investments of the University and

(j) All other matters which under this Act are required to be or may be prescribed or regulated by the statutes.

(k) The draft of the statue shall be proposed by the Board for approval by the chancellor who may refer them back to the Board for reconsideration.

(2) The Chancellor shall have the powers to assent to the statutes submitted to him for approval.

(3) No statute shall be valid until it has been approved by the Chancellor.

  1. Regulations.--- (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and the statutes, regulations may be made for all or any of the following matters:

(a) The courses of study for degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University.

(b) The admission of students to the University.

(c) The conditions under which students shall be admitted and shall become eligible for the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates.

(d) The conduct of examinations.

(e) Fees and other charges to be paid by students for admission to the courses of study and examination of the University.

(f) The conduct and discipline of students of the University.

(g) Condition of residence of the students of the University or the colleges, including the levy of fees for residence in the halls of residence and hostels.

(h) The approval and licensing of hostels and lodgings.

(i) Conditions under which a person should carry on independent research to entitle him to a degree.

(j) The institution of fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes.

(k) The institution of stipends and free and half-free assistantship.

(l) The academic costumes.

(m) The use of Library.

(n) The formation of Teaching Departments and Boards of Studies.

(o) All other matters which by this Act and the statutes are to be or may be prescribed by regulations.

(2) The regulations shall be prepared by the Academic Council and shall be submitted to the Board which may approve them or withhold approval or refer them back to the Academic Council for reconsideration.

(3) A regulation prepared by the Academic Council shall not be valid, unless it receives the approval of the Board.

  1. Amendments and repeal of Statutes and Regulations.--- The procedure for add in to, amending or repealing the statutes and the regulations shall be the same as that prescribed respectively for framing or making the statutes and regulations.

  2. Rules.--- (1) The Authorities and the other bodies of the University may make rules consistent with this Act, the statutes and the regulations, to regulate the conduct of their business and the time and place of meeting and related matters:

Provided that the Board may direct the amendments or the annulment of any rules, made by another Authority or body under this section:

Provided farther that if such other Authority or body is dissatisfied with the such directions it may appeal to the Foundation whose decision in the matter shall be final.

(2) The Board may make many rules to regulate matters relating to affairs of University which has not been specifically provided for by this Act, the statutes or the regulations.

CHAPTER-VI

THE UNIVERSITY FUND

  1. The University Fund, Audit and Accounts.--- (1) The University shall have a fund to which shall be credited its income from fees, donations, trusts, bequests, endowments, grants, contributions and all other sources.

(2) Capital and recurrent expenditure of the University shall be met from the contributions made by the Foundation, including any other foundations, universities, associations, societies or individuals and from the income derived from any other source.

(3) No contribution, donation or grant which may directly or indirectly involve any immediate or subsequent financial liability for the University or which may involve an activity not included in the programs for the time being, shall be accepted without the prior approval of the Board.

(4) The accounts of the University shall be maintained in such form and manner as may be determined by the Board and shall be audited each year within four months of the closing of the financial year of the University by a Chartered Accountant by the Board.

(5) The accounts, together with the report of the auditor thereon, shall be submitted to the Board for approval.

(6) The auditors' report shall certify that the report has complied with the standards of audit and certification laid down by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

CHAPTER-VII

GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Retirement from Service.--- (1) An employee of the University shall retire from service:

(a) Qualifying for pension or other retirement benefits, as the competent authority may direct:

Provided that no employee shall be retired unless he has been informed in writing of the grounds of the action proposed to be taken against him and has been given reasonable opportunity of showing cause against.

(b) Where no direction is given under clause (i) on the completion of sixty years of his age.

(2) Except as otherwise provided, no officer, teacher or other employee of the University holding a permanent post, shall be reduced in rank, or removed or compulsorily retired from service, unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken against him.

(c) Where an order is passed punishing an employee (other than the Vice-Chancellor) of the University or altering or interpreting to his disadvantage the prescribed terms or conditions of his service, he shall, where the order passed by the Vice-Chancellor or any other officer or Teacher of the University, have the right to appeal to the Board against the order and where the order is made by the Board, have the right to apply to the Board for review.

(4) The appeal or application for review shall be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor who shall lay it before the Board with his views and record of the case.

(5) No order in appeal or review shall be made unless the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, has been given an opportunity of being heard.

  1. Pension Insurance, Gratuity, Provident Fund and Benevolent Fund.--- (1) The University shall constitute for the benefit of its employees in such manner and subject to such condition as may be prescribed, schemes such as pension, insurance, gratuity, provident fund and benevolent fund as it may deem fit.

(2) Where any Provident Fund has been constituted under this Act, the provisions of the Provident Funds Ordinance, 1925 shall apply to such funds.

  1. Terms of office of members of Authorities.--- When a member of a newly constituted Authority is appointed or nominated, his term of office, as fixed under this Act, shall commence from such date as may be prescribed.

  2. Filling of Casual Vacancies in Authorities.--- (1) Any casual vacancy among the appointed or nominated members of any Authority shall be filled as soon as conveniently may be, by the person or the body who appointed or nominated the member whose place has become vacant, and the person appointed or nominated to the vacancy shall be a member of such Authority for the residue of the term for which the person whose place he fills would have been a member:

Provided that where a vacancy in the membership of an Authority, other than the Board, cannot be filled for the reason that the member was ex-officio, and the office has ceased to exist, or the organization, institution or other body, other than the University has ceased to exist or has ceased to function, or for any other circumstances which make it impracticable to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall be filled in such manner as the Chancellor may direct on the recommendations of the Board.

(2) The office of a nominated member shall become vacant if he resigns or fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Authority without sufficient cause or leave of absence, or his nomination is changed by the nominating Authority.

  1. Disputes about membership of Authorities.--- (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, a person nominated or appointed to any Authority shall cease to be a member of such Authority as soon as he has ceased to hold the position by virtue of which he was nominated or appointed.

(2) If a question arises whether any person is entitled to be a member of any Authority, the matter shall be referred to a committee consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, the Judge of the High Court of Sindh, who is the member of the Board and a nominee of the Chancellor and the decision of the committee shall be final and binding.

  1. Constitution, Functions and Powers of other Authorities.--- The constitution, functions and powers of other Authorities for which no specific provision or insufficient provision has been made in this Act shall be such as may be prescribed by the statutes.

  2. Appointment of Committee by the Authority.--- The Board, the Academic Council or other Authorities may appoint such Standing, Special or Advisory Committees, as they may consider advantageous in the performance of their functions.

  3. First Statute.--- Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the statutes set out in the Schedule, shall be deemed to be the statutes framed under section 21 and shall remain in force until they are amended or replaced by new statutes framed in accordance with this Act.

  4. Removal of difficulties.--- If any difficulty arises as to the first constitution or reconstruction of any Authority upon coming into force of this Act or otherwise in giving effect to any provision of this Act, the Chancellor may give appropriate directions to remove such difficulty.

  5. Proceedings of Authorities not invalidated by Vacancies.--- No act, proceedings, resolution or decision of any Authority shall be invalid by reason only of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of, or in the appointment or nomination of any member of the Authority.

  6. Bar of Jurisdiction.--- No court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings, grant any injunction or make any order in relation to anything done in good faith or purported to have been done or intended to be done under this Act.

  7. Indemnity.--- No Suit or legal proceedings shall lie against Government, the University or any Authority or an employee of Government or the University or any person, in respect of anything which is done, or purported to have been done in good faith or intended to, or has been done under this Act.

THE FIRST STATUTES

(See Section 34)

  1. Faculties.--- The University shall have the following Faculties:--

(a) Faculty of Computer Science

(b) Faculty of Information Technology

(c) Faculty of Engineering

(i) Computer Engineering

(ii) Electrical Engineering

(iii) Mechanical Engineering

(iv) Civil Engineering

(v) Industrial Engineering

(vi) Metallurgical Engineering

(vii) Electronic Engineering

(viii) Petroleum Engineering

(ix) Chemical Engineering

(x) Mineral Engineering

(xi) Telecom Engineering

(d) Faculty of Technology

(i) Computer Technology

(ii) Electrical Technology

(iii) Mechanical Technology

(iv) Civil Technology

(v) Industrial Technology

(vi) Metallurigal Technology

(vii) Electronic Technology

(viii) Petroleum Technology

(ix) Mineral Technology

(x) Telecom Technology

(xi) Plastic Technology

(xii) Textile Technology

(e) Faculty of Business Administration

(f) Faculty of Commerce

(g) Faculty of Textile Sciences

(h) Faculty of Fine Arts

(i) Faculty of Architectural Sciences

(j) Faculty of Law

(k) Faculty of Hospital Sciences

(l) Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Sciences

(m) Faculty of Food Sciences

(n) Faculty of Bio-Medical Sciences

(o) Faculty of Environmental Sciences

(p) Faculty of Public Administration

(q) Faculty of Library Sciences

(r) Faculty of Applied Sciences

(s) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

(t) Faculty of Languages & Culture

(3) The Dean shall present candidates for admission to degrees, except honorary degrees, to the Chancellor in the courses falling within the purview of the Faculty.

(4) The Dean shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed.

  1. Teaching Department.--- (1) There shall be a teaching department for each subject or a group of subjects as may be prescribed by the regulations and each teaching department shall be headed by a Chairman.

(2) The Chairman of a teaching department shall be appointed by the Board on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor from amongst the three most senior Professors and three most senior Associate Professors of the department for a period of three years:

Provided that where there is no Professor or Associate Professor in a department, it shall be looked after by the Dean of the Faculty with the assistance of the most senior teacher of the department.

(3) The Chairman of the Department shall plan, organize and supervise the work of the department and shall be responsible to the Dean for the work of this department.

  1. Board of Studies.--- (1) There shall be a separate Board of Studies for each subject or group of subjects, as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(2) Each Board of Studies shall consist of:

(a) The Chairman of the Department who shall act its Chairman and Convener.

(b) All Professors and Associate Professors in the Department or the Institute.

(c) Three Teachers other than University Teachers to be appointed by the Faculty Board. The number will be determined by the Faculty Board according to the needs of each Board and

(d) Three experts to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.

(3) The term of office of member of the Board of the Studies other than ex-officio member shall be three years.

(4) The quorum for meeting of the Board of the Studies shall be one-half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

(5) The functions of the Board of Studies shall be:

(a) To advise the authorities on all academic matters connected with instruction, research and examination in the subject or subjects concerned.

(b) To propose curricula and syllabi for all degrees, diplomas and certificate courses in the subject or subjects concerned.

(c) To suggest a panel of names of paper setters and examiners in the subject or subjects concerned and

(d) To perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(c) The Dean of the Faculty concerned

(d) The Chairman of the Teaching Department concerned and

(e) One person to be nominated by the Foundation.

(2) The members of the Selection Board, other than ex-oficio members, shall hold office for three years.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Selection Board shall be five members.

(4) No member of the Selection Board who is a candidate for the post to which appointment is to be made shall take part in such proceedings of the Selection Board.

(5) In selecting candidates for the post of Professors and Associate Professors, the Selection Board shall co-opt or consult three experts in the subject concerned and in selecting candidates for other teaching posts, two experts in the subject concerned, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, from a standing list of experts of each subject approved by the Board on the recommendations of the Selection Board as revised from time to time.

  1. The Board of Advance Studies and Research.--- (1) The Advance Studies and Research Board shall consist of

(a) The Vice Chancellor who shall be the Chairman

(b) The Deans

(c) Three University Professors other tan Deans to be appointed by the Board

(d) Three scholars of eminence in a field not represented on the Board of Advanced Studies and Research to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Academic Council.

(2) The term of office of members of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research other than ex-officio members shall be three years.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research shall be one half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

(4) The function of the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall be:

(a) To advise the authorities on all matters connected with the promotion of Advanced Studies and Research in the University.

(b) To consider and report to the authorities on the institution of research degree in the University.

(c) To appoint supervisors for research studies.

(d) To propose regulations for award of research degrees and

(e) To recommend the names of examiners for the research degrees.

  1. The Selection Board.--- (1) There shall be Selection Board consisting of:

(a) The Vice-Chancellor who shall be the Chairman

(b) One member of the Board and two persons of eminence to be nominated by the Board, provided that none of them is an employee of the University.

(6) The functions of the Selection Board shall be:

(a) The Selection Board shall consider all applications for teaching and other posts received in response to an advertisement and shall recommend to the Board the names of suitable candidates for appointment to such posts.

(b) The Selection Board may recommend to the Board the grant of a higher initial pay in a suitable case for reasons to be recorded in writing.

(c) The Selection Board may recommend to the Board the appointment of an eminently qualified person to a position in the University on the terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(d) The Selection Board shall consider all cases of promotion of officers of the University and recommend to the Board the names of suitable candidates for such promotions.

(e) In the event of an unresolved difference of opinion between the Selection Board and the Board, the matter shall be referred to the Chancellor whose decision shall be final.

  1. The Finance & Planning Committee.--- (1) There shall be a Finance and Planning Committee consisting of:

(a) The Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairman

(b) Two nominees of the Foundation

(c) One nominee of the Board

(d) Three experts in the field of finance and planning to be nominated by the Chancellor and

(e) One Dean to be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor

(f) Director Finance who shall act as its Secretary

(2) The quorum for a meeting of the Finance & Planning Committee shall be four members.

(3) Functions of Finance and Planning Committee shall be:

(a) To consider annual statement of accounts and revised budget estimates and advise the Board thereon.

(b) To review periodically the financial position of the University.

(c) To advise the Board on all matters relating to planning, development, finance, investments ad accounts of the University.

(d) To prepare short term and long term development plans.

(e) To prepare resource development plans and

(f) To prepare such other functions as may be prescribed by the statutes.

  1. The Discipline Committee and its Function.--- (1) The Discipline Committee shall consist of:

(i) The Vice-Chancellor or his nominee

(ii) Two Professors to be nominated by the Academic Council

(iii) One member to be nominated by the Foundation and

(iv) The Teacher or Officer Incharge of Students' Affairs by whatever name called who shall act as Member/Secretary.

(2) The term of office of the members of the Discipline Committee, other than ex-officio members, shall be two years.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Discipline Committee shall be three members.

(4) The functions of the Discipline committee shall be:

(i) To propose regulations to the Academic Council for the conduct of University students, maintenance of discipline and for dealing with cases of indiscipline and

(ii) To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by statutes or regulations.

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