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Purwanchal University Act, 2050 (1994)

Purwanchal University Act, 2050 (1994)

Purwanchal University Act, 2050 (1994)
Date of Authentication and Publication
2050/9/19 (Jan. 3, 1994)
Amendment:
1. Some Nepal laws Amendment Act, 2063 2063.6.28
2. Some Nepal Acts Amendment Act, 2064 2064.5.19
Act No 32 of 2050 (1994)
An Act to make provisions relating to the Purwanchal University
Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to establish the Purwanchal University for making
available opportunity of quality education and research to general public on Arts,
Science, Law, Management, Education, Technology and other subjects; for operation
of higher level educational institutions in order to enhance quality and standard of
education on competitive basis, and to make academic and educational atmosphere of
the country more fair, disciplined and result-oriented;
Be it enacted by Parliament in the 22 nd year of the reign of His Majesty
King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

2. Definitions

2. Definitions : Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this Act: –
(a) “University” means the Purwanchal University established
pursuant to Section 3.
* As appointed to be commenced from 2051-4-1 ( July 16, 1994)
(b) “Senate” means the University Senate as referred to in Section
(c) “Academic Council” means the Academic Council as referred
to in Section 10.
(d) “Executive Council” means the Executive Council as referred
to in Section 12.
(e) “Dean” means the chief of the faculty establish under the
University.
(f) “Campus” means the constituent campus of the University and
includes any campus affiliated to the University.
(g) “Teacher” means the Professor, Reader, Lecturer and Assistant
Lecturer engaged in providing education or conducting
research at the University and this word also includes the
instructors of various levels at the University and the person
specified as Teacher in the Regulation made under this Act.
(h) “Service Commission” means the Service Commission as
referred to in Section 19.
(i) “Education Council” means the Education Council under
section 29.
(j) “Prescribed” or “as prescribed” means prescribed or as
prescribed in the Rules framed under this Act

3. Establishment of the University

3. Establishment of the University :

(1) The Purwanchal University is hereby established for the operation of higher level educational institutions
of Arts, Science, Law, Management, Education, Technical and other prescribed subjects.
(2) The Central Office of the University shall be located in the Biratnagar of Eastern Development Region

4. University to be Autonomous Corporate Body

4. University to be Autonomous Corporate Body

: (1) The University shall be an autonomous corporate body with perceptual succession.
(2) The University shall have a separate seal of its own for all of its
business.
(3) The University may, like an individual, acquire, use, sell or
otherwise dispose of movable and immovable properties.
(4) The University may, like an individual, sue and may be sued in
the same name

5. Organization of the University

5. Organization of the University : The organization of the University
shall be as follows and their collective form shall be the structure of the
University:
(a) Senate,
(b) Academic Council,
(c) Executive Council,
(d) Resource Council,
(e) Campus,
(f) Faculty,
(g) Service Commission,
(h) Other bodies as prescribed.

7. Constitution of the Senate

7. Constitution of the Senate :

(1) There shall be a Senate as the supreme
body of the University.
(2) The constitution of the Senate shall be as follows: –
(a) Chancellor – Chairperson
(b) Pro-Chancellor -Vice-Chairperson
(c) Vice-Chancellor – Member
(d) Three persons from amongst the
Members of Parliament of the Eastern
Development Region
– Member
(e) Vice-Chancellors of other Universities – Member
(f) Member, National Planning Commission
(Education Sector)
-Member
(g) Secretary, Ministry of Education,
Cultural and Social Welfare
– Member
(h) Secretary, Ministry of Finance -Member
(i) Five persons from amongst the renowned
intellectual
– Member
(j) Deans – Member
(k) Four persons from amongst the Mayors
of the Municipalities of Eastern
Development Region including the
Mayor of Municipality where the Central
Office is located
– Member
(l) Six persons from amongst the Campus
Chiefs
– Member
(m) Three persons from amongst the
Chairperson of the Subject Committees
of the University
– Member
(n) Five Teachers elected from the election
body of Campus Unit Chief and
– Mem
Secretary of Nepal Professor Union of
the University on the basis of
proportional electoral system
 (n1)
Representative of Nepal Professor’s
Union
– Member
(n2) Representative of Professor’s Union of
Purwanchal University
– Member
(o) Four persons from amongst the
Presidents of the District Development
Committees of Eastern Development
Region including the President of the
District Development Committee where
Central Office is located
– Member
(p) Representative of Academic Council – Member
(q) Representative of Resource Council – Member
(r) Three persons from amongst those who
are fond of education and social workers
– Member
(s) Six persons from amongst the
industrialists, traders and farmers
– Member
(t) Two persons from amongst the donors -Member
(u) Two person from the presidents of the
Free Student Unions of the Campus
– Member
(v) Chief of the Research Center -Member
(w) Registrar -Member-Secretary
(3) Except the ex-officio members, the other members of the Senate shall be
nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Executive Council.
(4) The term of office of the nominated members shall be of three
years

8. Meeting of the Senate

8. Meeting of the Senate :

(1) The meeting of the Senate shall be held at least once a year.
(2) The meeting of the Senate shall be presided over by the
Chairperson, and in absence of the Chairperson, by the Vice-Chairperson of
the Senate and by the Vice-Chancellor in absence of the both Chairperson
and the Vice-Chairperson.
(3) Other procedures relating to the meeting of the Senate shall be as
prescribed and the procedures relating to meeting shall be determined by
Senate itself until so prescribed.

9. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Senate

9. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Senate:

The functions, duties and powers of the Senate shall be as follows:
(a) To formulate policies of the University.
(b) To guide to the University.
(c) To conduct and manage or to cause to conduct and
manage academic programs of the University.
(d) To make or cause to make necessary arrangements
relating to the establishment and affiliation of
campuses.
(e) To determine the degrees to be conferred by the
University.
(f) To approve annual budget and programs of the
University.
(g) To approve Bye-laws relating to University.
(h) To issue directions and to provide guidelines to the
constituent campuses of the University and the
campuses affiliated to the University.
(i) To discuss on annual reports of bodies under the
University and to evaluate programs.
(j) To discuss on audit report and to approve
(k) To determine or cause to determine educational and
administrative policies of the bodies under the
university.
(l) To allow the University to launch a new program.
(m) To fix the terms and condition of the official,
employees and teachers of the University.
(n) To constitute various committees, sub-committees or
task-forces as per the need of the University.
(o) To perform other functions as may be prescribed

10. Constitution of Academic Council

10. Constitution of Academic Council :

(1) There shall be an Academic Council consisting of the following members as the educational academic
and research body of the University:
(a) Vice-Chancellor – Chairperson

(b) Registrar -Member
(c) Deans -Member
(d) Five persons from amongst the chairmen of various subject
committees of the University -Member
(e) Chief of Curriculum Research and Development Center  -Member
(f) Chiefs of the Research Division and Planning Divisions of the University
-Member
(g) Two persons from amongst the Senior Professor- Member
-Member
(h) Four persons from amongst the Campus Chiefs – Member
-Member
(i) Two persons from amongst the renowned intellectual
-Member
(j) The Dean designated by the Vice- Chancellor from amongst the Deans
-Member Secretary
(2) The members  other than the ex-officio members shall be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Executive Council.
(3) The term of office of the nominated members shall be of three years.
(4) Procedures relating to the meeting of the Academic Council shall be as prescribed and the procedures relating to meeting shall be determined by Academic Council itself until so prescribed

11. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Academic Council

11. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Academic Council : The functions,
duties and powers of the Academic Council shall be as follows:–
(a) To determine the curriculum of the University and to
approve.
(b) To fix the modes of examination.
(c) To determine the qualifications and numbers relating to
the admission of students.
(d) To formulate policies relating to research and to
approve the research programs.
(e) To evaluate the academic programs of the students.
(f) To determine the standard of teaching and research.
(g) To arrange the honorary degree
(h) To perform such other functions as prescribed

12. Constitution of Executive Council

12. Constitution of Executive Council :

(1) There shall be an Executive Council consisting of the following members to act as the executive body of
the University:
(a)Vice-Chancellor -Chairperson
(b) Two persons from amongst the Deans -Member
(c) One person from amongst the Campus Chiefs who are members of the Senate -Member
(d) Registrar -Member-Secretary
(2) The members referred to in Clauses (b) and (c) of Sub-section (1) shall be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice- Chancellor.
(3) The term of office of the nominated members shall be of three years.
(4) Procedures relating to the meeting of the Executive Council shall be as prescribed and the procedures relating to meeting shall be determined by Executive Council itself until so prescribed.

13. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Executive Council

13. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Executive Council :

The functions, duties and powers of the Executive Council shall be as follows :
(a) To execute or cause to execute the decisions and
directives of the Senate,
(b) To carry or cause to carry out the functions of the
University under the National Education Policy,
(c) To prepare annual programs, budget, progress report,
auditing report and other resolutions and to introduce
them in to the Senate for approval,
(d) To carry out other functions as prescribed.

14. Resource Council

14. Resource Council:

(1) There shall be a Resource Council consisting of the following member to carried out the management of physical and economic resource of the University.
(a) Person nominated from the Executive  Council -Chairperson
(b) Three persons from amongst the Deans -Member
(c) Three persons from amongst the Campus Chief -Member
(d) Eight persons from amongst the -Member industrialists, traders and farmers
(e) Four persons from amongst the Mayors of the Municipalities of
Eastern Development Region including the Mayor of Municipality
where the Central Office is located – Member
(f) Four persons from amongst the Presidents of the District
Development Committees of Eastern Development Region including the
President of the District Development Committee where Central Office is
located – Member
(g)  Three persons from amongst the renowned intellectual  – Member
(h)Registrar–Member-Secretary
(2) The members other than the ex-officio members shall be
nominated by the Executive Council.
(3) Except the ex-officio members, the term of office of the other
members shall be of Three years and they may be re-appointed after the
expiry of the term.
(4) Procedures relating to the meeting of the Resource Council shall
be as prescribed and the procedures relating to meeting shall be determined
by the Resource Council itself until so prescribed.

16. Operation of Campuses

16. Operation of Campuses:

(1) The University may, in order to impart higher education, establish and operate campuses of various subjects
according to the National Education Policy.
(2) Provisions relating to the campuses to be established and operated by the University shall be as prescribed by the Government of Nepal.

17. Provision Relating to Transfer of Campus

17. Provision Relating to Transfer of Campus:

(1) If, any campus of Nepal, operated as constituent campus of Tribhuvan University at a time of
commencement of this Act, desires its transfer to the University as constituent campus, may be transferred to the University as per the approval of Tribhuvan University on the prescribed condition.
(2) The University may provide affiliation to any campus which is affiliated to Tribhuvan University at a time of commencement of this Act, on the basis of agreement.
(3) The campus interested to get affiliation from the University pursuant to Sub-section (2) shall provide pre-information to the Tribhuvan University.
(4) The other provisions relating to transfer and affiliation shall be as prescribed

18. Faculty

18. Faculty :

(1) There shall be such faculties on such subjects as may be prescribed for the higher education to be imparted by the University.
(2) The functions, duties and powers of the faculties referred to in Sub-section (1) shall be as prescribed.

19. Constitute of Service Commission

19. Constitute of Service Commission :

(1) In order to recommend for the appointment and promotion of the teachers and employees of the
University, there shall be a service commission as follows:-
(a) The Person appointed by the Chancellor – Chairperson
(b) Member, Public Service Commission – Member
(c) One person from amongst Professors – Member
(2) The Chancellor shall constitute a committee in the Chairmanship of Pre-Chancellor and two member of Senate for the recommendation of the Chairperson and the member referred to in Clauses (a) and (c) of Sub-section
(1) and the Chancellor shall appoint Chairman and Member on the recommendation of such committee.
(3) The term of office of the Chairperson and the member to be appointed pursuant to Sub-section (2) shall be of four years.
(4) Procedures relating to the meeting of the Service Commission shall be as prescribed and the procedures relating to meeting shall be determined by Service Commission itself until so prescribed

22. Chancellor

22. Chancellor:

(1) The Prime Minister shall be the Chancellor of the University.
(2) The Chancellor shall be the chief of the University and Chairperson of the Senate.
(3) The Chancellor may inspect or cause to inspect any subject or any thing relating to the University

23. Pro-Chancellor

23. Pro-Chancellor:

(1) The Minister or the Minister of State for Education, Cultural and Social Welfare shall be the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
(2) The Pro-Chancellor may inspect the University and give directions as required.

24. Vice-Chancellor

24. Vice-Chancellor:

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the chief official working for full-time at the University.
(2) In order to recommend for appointment to the post of Vice- Chancellor, a committee consisting of two members of the Senate shall be constituted by the Chancellor under Chairpersonship of the Pro-Chancellor
and the Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the committee.
(3) The term of office of the Vice-Chancellor shall be of four years.
(4) The remuneration, facilities and conditions of service of the Vice- Chancellor shall be as prescribed

25. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Vice-Chancellor

25. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Vice-Chancellor :

(1) The functions, duties and powers of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as follows: –
(a) The Vice-Chancellor shall have general control over all  functions and activities of the University and he/she
may give direction and inspect the functions of the University.
(b) The Vice-Chancellor shall or cause to implement the decision and directions of the Senate.
(c) The Vice-Chancellor shall carry out the functions other than those which are so mentioned to be carried out by
any agency or official under this Act or Rules framed thereunder. The Vice-Chancellor shall immediately
inform to the Chancellor about such functions and shall be approved by the meeting of the Senate to be held
immediately thereafter.
(d) All the matters to be introduced to the Senate shall be introduced through Vice-Chancellor.
(e) Other functions duties and powers of the Vice- Chancellor shall be as prescribed

26. Registrar

26. Registrar:

(1) The Registrar of the University shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The Registrar shall be the official working for the full time at the University.

(3) The term of office of the Registrar shall be of four years.
(4) The functions, duties, powers, remuneration, facilities and conditions of service of the Registrar shall be as prescribed

27. Dean

27. Dean :

(1) The Dean shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The term of office of the Dean shall be of four years.
(3) The functions, duties and powers and remuneration, facilities and conditions of the Dean shall be as prescribed

28B. Responsibility to be fixed

28B. Responsibility to be fixed : Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, if a post is vacant in the University, Chancellor, in case of Vice- chancellor, in consultation of the Pro-chancellor and Vice-chancellor in case
of any other Authority, shall designate any of the senior (most) Professor to that post to conduct daily business for a period of three months till the date of fulfillment of the vacant post.

29. Formation of Education council

29. Formation of Education council :

(1) In order for operation of educational and academic programs in each faculty, there shall be an Education Council.
(2) Under the Education Council referred to in Sub-section (1), there shall be committees as prescribed.
(3) Functions, duties and powers and procedures relating to meeting of the Council and committees thereunder shall be as prescribed

30. Establishment and Operation of Research Centre

30. Establishment and Operation of Research Centre :

(1) The University may establish various Research centre in order to carry out the functions relating to educational academic and research activities.
(2) The functions, duties and powers and modus operandi of the research center to be established pursuant to Sub-section (1) shall be as prescribed.

31. Fund of the University

31. Fund of the University:

(1) there shall be a separate fund of the University and the fund shall consist of the following amounts:
(a) Grants received from Government of Nepal,
(b) The amount given by any person or organization as donation, charity and financial assistance,
(c) The amount received as assistance and donation by concerned person, organization.
(d) The amount received as assistance and donation by District Development Committee, Municipality, Village
Development Committee of Eastern Development Area.
(e) The amount received as assistance or loan from foreign government, international organizations, associations or
financial institutions.
(f) Fees or the amount to be received from any other source.
(2) While receiving any amount pursuant to Sub-section (e) of Sub- section (1), the University shall have to obtain approval of Government of Nepal.
(3) The amount of the fund of the University shall be deposited in an account opened with the prescribed bank and the operation account of the University shall be as prescribed.
(4) All the expenditure of University shall be borne by fund pursuant to Sub-section (1)

32. Accounts and Auditing

32. Accounts and Auditing :

(1) The accounts of incomes and expenditures of the University shall be kept in accordance with the prevailing laws.
(2) The auditing of the accounts of the University shall be carried out by the Auditor General as appointed by the Senate.

33. Conferring the Degree and Certificate and Fixation of Equivalency and Standards

33. Conferring the Degree and Certificate and Fixation of Equivalency and Standards:

(1) The University may confer certificate as may be prescribed to the students, trainees or researchers having
obtained higher education as prescribed and may confer honorary degrees to the persons carrying out research oriented activities and appreciable work in the educational and academic field.
(2) The University may recognize the educational degrees of any native or foreign University or of educational institution, and may fix the equivalency and standard of various degrees of the University with those degrees.

36. Delegation of Power

36. Delegation of Power :

(1) The Senate may delegate any or all of the powers conferred on it under this Act or the Rules framed hereunder to the Executive Council, Research Council, Campus, Faculty, any Official, Academic Council, Education Council or any Committee, Sub-committee or working group, constituted as per this Act.
(2) Executive Council, may delegate any of the powers conferred on it under this Act or the Rules framed hereunder, to any official or any committee of the University.