AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY

20.     Authorities of the University.–

(1)      The following shall be the Authorities of the University:

(a)      Syndicate;

(b)      Academic Council;

(c)      Board of Faculties;

(d)      Board of Advanced Studies and Research;

(e)      Selection Board;

(f)       Finance and Planning Committee; and

(g)      such other Authority as may be prescribed.

(2)      The Syndicate may constitute committees consisting of its members or officers of the University or a combination of all or any of such persons.

21.     Syndicate.–

(1) The Syndicate shall consist of-

(a)   Pro-Chancellor who shall be its chairperson;

(b)   Vice Chancellor;

(c)    Secretary to the Government, Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department or a nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(d)   Secretary to the Government, Finance Department or a nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(e)   Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department or a nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(f)    Secretary to the Government, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department or a nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(g)   Chairman of the Commission or a nominee not below the rank of a whole-time member of the Commission;

(h)   one senior most Dean of the Faculties;

(i)     three members including at least one woman member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab preferably medical doctors to be nominated by the Speaker of the Assembly;

(j)    two retired Principals or Professors of Rawalpindi Medical College or University to be nominated by the Government;

(k)    two financial experts or bankers to be nominated by the Government;

(l)     two philanthropists or representatives of civil society to be nominated by the Government;

(m)  head of an associated faculty;

(n)   Medical Superintendent of an attached hospital having not less than two hundred beds;

(o)   the Dean of an attached nursing school; and

(p)   two Vice Chancellors, one from public sector university and one from a private sector university, to be nominated by the Chancellor.

 

(2)      The Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Syndicate.

(3)      The Pro-Chancellor may nominate a member of the Syndicate to preside over a meeting of the Syndicate in his absence.

(4)      The members of the Syndicate, other than ex-officio members & members al Assembly of the Punjab, shall hold office for a period of three years.

(5)      Seven members of the Syndicate shall constitute the quorum for a meeting of the Syndicate.

(6)      The Vice Chancellor shall, with the approval of the Pro-Chancellor, summon a meeting of the Syndicate.

(7)      The Syndicate shall take decisions by majority of the votes of the sent and voting and the Registrar shall clearly reflect the dissent, if any, and the reasons of such dissent.

 

22.         Powers and duties of the Syndicate.– (1) The Syndicate shall be the executive body of the university and shall, subject to the provisions of the Act and the statutes, take effective measures to raise the standard of medical teaching, research, technological development, publication and other academic pursuits and exercise general supervision over the affairs of the University and management of the property of the University.

(2)  Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers and subject to the provisions of the Act, the Syndicate may:

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

(b)     govern and regulate, with due regard to the advice of the Finance and Planning Committee in this behalf, the finances, accounts and investments of the University and, for that purpose, appoint such agents as it may deem fit;

(c)     consider and approve the annual report, the annual and revised budget estimates and to re-appropriate funds from one major head of expenditure to another;

(d)     transfer or accept transfer of movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;

(e)     enter into, vary, carry out or cancel contracts on behalf of the University;

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

(g)     invest any money belonging to the University including any unapplied income in any of the securities described in section 20 of the Trusts Act 1882 (II of 1882), or in the purchase of immovable property or in such other manner, as it may determine, with the like power of varying such investments;

(h)     receive and manage any property transferred, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University;

(i)      determine the form, custody and regulation of the use of the common seal of the University;

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

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

(l)      arrange for the inspection of the academic departments;

(m)    institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships, Lecturerships and other posts and to suspend or abolish such posts;

(n)     create, suspend or abolish such administrative, technical, research, extension or other posts as may be necessary;

(o)     appoint University teachers and other officers on the recommendation of the Selection Board for teaching and managerial posts;

(p)     confer, with prior approval of the Chancellor, an honorary degree;

(q)     prescribe the duties of the officers, teachers and other employees of the University and of those working in the University on deputation or on contract;

(r)     appoint members to the various Authorities, committees and bodies in the prescribed manner;

(s)     remove any person from the membership of any Authority if such person has accepted any assignment which involves absence from the University for a continuous period of six months or more;

(t)     regulate, determine and administer, all other matters concerning the University and to this end exercise all necessary powers not specifically mentioned in the Act and statutes but not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act;

(u)     appoint Professor Emeritus on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;

(v)     suspend, punish and remove from service in the prescribed manner officers, teachers and employees it is empowered to appoint;

(w)    approve statutes and recommend those drafts of the statutes, for approval of the Chancellor, which pertain to the terms and conditions of service of the University employees;

(x)     approve regulations recommended by the Academic Council;

(y)     delegate any of its powers to an Authority or officer or a committee or sub-committee; and

(z)     perform such other functions as may be assigned to it under the Act and the statutes.

 

23.     Academic Council.– (1) The Academic Council shall consist of the Vice Chancellor who shall be the Chairperson of the Academic Council and the following members:

(a)     Pro-Vice Chancellor;

(b)     Deans;

(c)     Chairpersons;

(d)     one retired Principal or Professor of Rawalpindi Medical College or the University nominated by the Syndicate;

(e)     all Professors including Professors Emeritus;

(f)     two Associate Professors, two Assistant Professors and two lecturers to be elected from amongst themselves;

(g)     three academicians of eminence including at least one woman to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(h)     Secretary to the Government, Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department or a nominee not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary;

(i)      five experts including at least two women in the field of medical education to be nominated by the Chancellor;

(j)      Registrar (Member/Secretary);

(k)     Controller of Examinations; and

(l)      Librarian.

(2)      The members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for three years, and the vacancy, if any, shall be filled for the remaining period in the prescribed manner.

(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.

  

24.     Powers and duties of the Academic Council.–

(1)     The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University and may lay down proper standards of instruction, research, publication and examination and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University.

(2)      In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the Academic Council may:

(a)      advise the Syndicate on academic matters;

(b)      regulate teaching, research and examinations;

(c)      regulate the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations of the University;

(d)      regulate the award of studentships, scholarships, medals and prizes;

(e)      regulate the conduct and discipline of students of the University;

(f)       propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organization of faculties, institutes and other academic bodies;

(g)      propose regulations on the recommendations of the Boards of Faculties and the Boards of Studies for consideration and approval of the Syndicate;

(h)      propose for each academic year, on the recommendations of the Boards of Studies, regulations prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and the outlines of tests for all examinations, but if the recommendations are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may, subject to the approval of the Syndicate, permit such regulations to continue for the following year;

(i)       recognize the examinations given by other Universities or examining bodies as being equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;

(j)       nominate members of the Authorities in accordance with the provisions of the Act; and

(k)      perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the statutes.

 

25.            Board of Faculty.– (1) There shall be a Board of Faculty for each Faculty which shall consist of:

(a)      Dean of the Faculty;

(b)      Chairperson and Professors in the Faculty;

(c)      three teachers to be nominated by the Academic Council on the basis of their specialized knowledge of the subjects which, though not assigned to the Faculty, have in the opinion of the Academic Council, important bearing on the subjects assigned to the faculty;

(d)      two experts in the field from outside the University to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(e)      one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor and one Demonstrator to be appointed by rotation in order of seniority from each department of the faculty; and

(f)       one member to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor.

 

(2)      The members, other than ex-officio members, of a Board of faculty shall

hold office for a period of three years.

(3)      The quorum for its meeting shall be one-third of the total number of members.

(4)      A Board of Faculty, subject to the general control of the Syndicate and Academic Council, may:

(a)      co-ordinate the teaching and research work in the subjects assigned to the Faculty;

(b)      scrutinize the recommendations of the Board of Studies comprising the Faculty with regard to the appointment of paper setters and examiners for graduate and postgraduate examinations and to forward the panels of suitable paper setters and examiners for each examination to the Vice Chancellor;

(c)      consider any other academic matter relating to the Faculty and to submit its report to the Academic Council;

(d)      prepare a comprehensive annual report regarding the performance of each department, constituent college or Institute comprising the Faculty for presentation to the Academic Council; and

(e)      perform such other functions as may be prescribed by statutes.

 

26.     Board of Advanced Studies and Research.–

(1)    The Board of Advanced Studies and Research shall consist of the Vice Chancellor who shall be the chairperson and the following members:

(a)      all the Deans;

(b)      Controller of Examinations;

(c)      one University Professor from each Faculty to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(d)      one member to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor;

(e)      three members from the relevant field, research organizations or the Government to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(f)       three professors other than Deans to be nominated by the Syndicate; and

(g)      Registrar (Secretary).

(2)      The term of office of the 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-third of the total number of members.

 

27.     Functions of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research.– The Board of Advanced Studies and Research shall:

(a)      advise an Authority on all matters connected with the promotion of advanced studies and research publication in the University;

(b)      consider and report to an Authority with regard to a research degree of the University;

(c)      propose regulations regarding the award of a research degree;

(d)      appoint supervisors for a postgraduate research student and to approve title and synopsis of the thesis or dissertation;

(e)      recommend panel of examiners for evaluation of a research examination; and

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

 

28.     Selection Board.–

        (1)         The Selection Board shall consist of the Vice Chancellor who shall be the   chairperson of the Board and the following members:

(a)      Secretary to the Government, Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of an Additional Secretary;

(b)      two members of the Syndicate to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(c)      Dean of the Faculty concerned;

(d)      Chairperson concerned;

(e)      one eminent scholar to be nominated by the Syndicate;

(f)       two eminent medical practitioners or scientists in the relevant field to be nominated as experts by the Government on recommendation of the Syndicate; and

(g)      Registrar (member/secretary).

(2)      The members, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for a period of three years.

(3)      Five members including at least one expert shall constitute the quorum for a meeting of the Selection Board.

(4)      The member who himself or whose relative is a candidate for a post to which selection is to be made, shall not take part in the whole proceedings of the Selection Board.

(5)      In selection of candidates for the post of Professor or Associate Professor, the Selection Board shall co-opt or consult three experts in the subject and in selecting candidates for any other teaching post, two experts in the subject, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor from a standing list of experts for each subject approved by the Syndicate.

(6)      The Syndicate may approve or revise the standing list of experts of a subject on the recommendation of the Selection Board.

 

29.     Functions of the Selection Board.– The Selection Board shall:

(a)      recommend to the Syndicate, suitable applicants for appointment to teaching and other posts as also the pay package, if not already prescribed; and

(b)      consider cases of promotion or selection of officers of the University and recommend suitable officers for such promotion or selection to the Syndicate.

 

30.     Finance and Planning Committee.–

(1)      The Finance and Planning Committee shall consist of the Vice Chancellor who shall be the chairperson of the Committee and the following members:

(a)      all the Deans;

(b)      one member of the Syndicate to be nominated by the Syndicate;

q(c)    Chairman Planning and Development Board of the Government or his nominee not below the rank of a member;

(d)      one member of the Academic Council to be nominated by the Academic Council;

(e)      Director Planning or any other nominee of the Commission;

(f)       Registrar;

(g)      Medical Superintendents of the constituent hospitals; and

(h)      Treasurer (member/secretary).

(2)      A member other than an ex officio member shall hold office for three years.

(3)      Five members of the Finance and Planning Committee shall constitute the quorum for a meeting of the Committee.

 

31.     Functions of Finance and Planning Committee.– The Finance and Planning Committee shall:

(a)      prepare the annual statement of accounts and propose annual budget estimates and make recommendations to the Syndicate;

(b)      periodically review the financial position of the University;

(c)      advise the Syndicate on all matters relating to finance, investments and accounts of the University; and

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

32.     Appointment of Committees by Authorities: An Authority may constitute such standing, special or advisory committees as it may deem fit and appoint to such committees, persons who may not be its members.

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