The Academic Senate

 

EX-Officio Members

  1. Members of the Executive Council
  2. Deans of Faculties
  3. EX-Vice-Chancellors of the University concerned
  4. Director of Technical Education
  5. Director of Medical Education
  6. Director of School Education
  7. Director of Adult Education
  8. Director of Intermediate Education
  9. Chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education or in his absence the Vice-Chairman thereof
  10. Director, Telugu Academy
  11. Members of the University Planning and Monitoring Board

Life Members

  1. Donors who were earlier members of erstwhile Senate
  2. Persons who donate an amount of not less than rupees five lakhs to the University

Members nominated by the Government

  1. One third or twenty Professors whichever is less, of the University Colleges, by rotation
  2. One third or twenty Principles whichever is less of the Affiliated Colleges in the University area by rotation
  3. Seven persons of whom two shall belong to the members of the Scheduled Castes and belong to Scheduled Tribes, two shall belong to Backward Classes two and shall be women
  4. Two Principals of Junior Colleges or Higher Secondary Schools in the University area
  5. Ten persons to represent professionals belonging to the fields of Medicine, Engineering, Business, Law, Banking etc.
  6. Two persons belonging to the Non-teaching staff employed in the Colleges of the University area
  7. S ix students nominated on merit basis of whom too shall be undergraduates, two shall be postgraduates, one shall be a research scholar and one student of a professional College
  8. One Librarian of any College in the University area
  9. One Physical Director of any College in the University area
  10. Two persons from Research Laboratories or institutions of the Government of India in the University area
  11. One Professor from each of the other Universities in the State
  12. Two representatives of the management of private Colleges in the University area

Elected Members

  1. Ten teachers to be elected from among the teachers of the University Colleges from among themselves according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and according to procedure prescribed by the Statues.

  2. T en teachers to be elected from among the teachers of the affiliated Colleges in the University area from among themselves according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and according to procedure prescribed by the statutes.

  3. Ten members of the Legislative Assembly to be elected from among the Members of the Legislative Assembly of whom two each belong to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and One Scheduled Tribe from among themselves according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and according to procedure prescribed by the Statues.

The Academic Senate shall have the authority to provide instruction and training in such branches of learning as it thinks fit. it shall exercise general supervision over the Academic Policies of the University and provide leadership for raising the standard and quality of Education and research.

 

Academic Senate shall have power,

  1. To consider the annual report and budget estimates prepare by the Executive Council

  2. To advise the Board of Studies on all academic matters, including the control and management of the Libraries

  3. To constitute the several faculties as may be prescribed

  4. To formulate, modify or revise schemes for the constitution or reconstitution of departments of teaching

  5. To make recommendations to the Executive Council for the creation of posts of Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other Teaching posts and in regard to the duties and emoluments thereof

  6. To make recommendations to the Executive Council for the recognition of teachers qualified to give instruction in affiliated and Oriental Colleges

  7. To make recommendation to the Executive Council for the selection of a College in the University area on a reference made thereof by the Executive Council for the conferment of autonomy on such College of for withdrawal of autonomy already conferred

  8. To make regulations for the encouragement of cooperation and reciprocity among Colleges with a view to promoting academic life

  9. To make regulations regarding the admission of students to the University.
  10. To make regulation relating to courses, examinations and the conditions on which students shall be admitted to examinations for the degrees of the University 
  11. To decide the conditions under which exemptions relating to the admission of students to examination may be given
  12. To appoint standing committees and to delegate to them or the Vice-Chancellor, powers to execute any of the functions assigned by this Act 
  13. To make regulation for the use of Telugu as medium of instruction and examination.

Meetings and  Proceedings

    1. There shall be at least two ordinary meetings of the Academic Senate in a year, one of which shall be called the annual meeting at which the annual report, the annual accounts audit report and the financial estimates prescribed under sections 20 , 21 and 22 of the Act , shall be presented.

    2. The Academic Senate may also meet at such other times as it or the Vice-Chancellor may from to time determine. 
    3. The dates for the meetings of the Academic Senate shall be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor. 
    4. The Vice-Chancellor may, whenever he thinks fit, convene an extraordinary meeting of the Academic Senate for the transaction of any urgent business. The Register, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor, shall give NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN DAYS NOTICE of such meetings and forward with the notice to each member a copy of the agenda paper for the meeting.  Any member who wishes to move an amendment to a resolution on the agenda paper shall forward the same to the Register in writing so as to reach him NOT LESS THAN FIVE CLEAR DAYS before the date appointed for the meeting. The Register shall, one receipt of amendments as in the original agenda paper and all the amendments and shall post a copy of it to each member three days before the date of the meeting.
    5. Special meeting of the Academic Senate may be held to discuss matters of urgent importance which could not without detriment to the interests of the University be postponed to an ordinary statutory meeting on a requisition in writing signed by not less than 20 members of the Academic Senate and sent to the Registrar.  All such requisitions shall contain the terms of the resolution or resolutions to be moved with the name of the mover of each resolution stated.
    6. The resolutions shall conform to the Statutes regulating the admissibility of resolutions and shall be open to be withdrawn. 
    7. Such a special meeting shall be convened within two months from the date on which the requisition is received.  In case the Vice-Chancellor does not call for a meeting, he shall report the matter to the Chancellor whose orders thereon shall be final. 
    8. The Register shall ,under the directions of The Vice-Chancellor, give NOT LESS THAN SIX WEEKS NOTICE of the date of an ordinary meeting.
    9. Any member who wishes to move a resolution at an ordinary meeting shall forward a copy of the resolution to the Register so as to reach him NOT LESS THAN 30 CLEAR DAYS before the date of the meeting.A member who has forwarded a resolution may, by giving written notice, which shall reach the Register not less than four clear days before the date fixed for the dispatch of the agenda paper, withdraw the resolution.
  1. No resolution shall be admissible which does not comply with the following conditions.   I t shall be clear and precisely expressed and shall raise a definite issue.  It shall not contain arguments, interferences, ironical expressions or defamatory statements, nor shall it refer to the conduct or character of persons except in their official or public capacity.  I t shall relate to a mater with in the cognizance of the body concerned.

No Resolution which does not comply with the following conditions shall ordinarily be admissible:

  1. It shall not be in a hypothetical form. 
  2. It shall not raise substantially the same question as that raised in a motion moved in the Academics Senate during the twelve months preceding the date of the meeting when it has to be moved.  

Notwithstanding the notice for resolutions prescribed in section 7 any member who whishes to move a resolution on any report or statement by the Executive Council included in the agenda paper or on any Ordinance or Regulation placed before the Academic Senate under Section 54 and 55 of the Act and included in the agenda paper , may do so by giving notice of the resolution which shall reach the Register NOT LESS THAN TEN CLEAR DAYS before the date of the meeting, provided, however that no such notice will be necessary in the case of resolutions relating to urgent business brought forward by the Executive Council or the Vice-Chancellor but not included in the agenda.

Resolutions of which due notice has been received by the Register under this Status shall be included in the amended (Final) agenda paper.

The Executive Council shall cause each resolution of which notice has been given and which has not since been withdrawn in accordance with section 7 of this Chapter and which has been admitted in accordance with the section 8 of this Chapter, to be placed in the agenda of the meeting at which it is to be moved.

NOT LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE DAYS before the date of ordinary meeting and NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN DAYS before the date of a special meeting, the Registrar shall issue to every member an agenda paper specifying the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and the business to be brought before the meeting, but the non-receipt of the agenda paper by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting, provided that the Executive Council or the Vice-Chancellor may bring any business which it its or his opinion is urgent before any ordinary meeting or special meeting with shorter notice or without placing the same in the agenda paper.

Any member wishing to move an amendment to a resolution on the Agenda paper of any ordinary or special meeting of the Academic Senate shall forward a copy of the same to the Registrar so as to reach him NOT LESS THAN TEN CLEAR DAYS before the day of the meeting at which at which the resolution is to be moved.

The Registrar shall on the receipt of the amendments given in accordance with Section 12 of this Chapter, prepare an amended agenda paper showing all the resolutions as in the original agenda paper and all the amendments and shall post a copy of it to each member of the Academic Senate NOT LESS THAN FIVE DAYS before the date of the meeting.

Every motion shall be affirmative in form. When a member wishes to move an amendment of which due notice has not been give to the Registrar, any member may object to the moving of the amendment, and the objection shall prevail, unless the Chairman allows the amendment to be moved.

In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor from any meeting of the Academic Senate the members present at the meeting shall choose one of their members to preside thereat.

One-fifth of the MEMBERS of the Academic Senate shall be the quorum for a meeting of the Academic Senate.

If a quorum is not present within thirty minutes after the time appointed for a meeting, the meeting shall not be held and the Registrar shall make a record of the fact.

If at any time during the progress of a meeting, any member shall call attention to the number of members present, the chairman shall within a reasonable time count the number of the members present, and, if a quorum be not present, he shall dissolutions shall be recorded by the Registrar and the record shall be signed by the Chairman.

The Chairman shall, if so directed by a meeting at which a quorum is present, adjourn the meeting from time to time but, subject to the provisions of the Code, no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place provided that the Executive Council may bring any Urgent business before an adjourned meeting, with or without notice.  when a meeting is adjourned for fifteen days or more not less than ten days notice of the adjourned meeting and of the business to be transacted at it shall be given. Save as aforesaid it shall not be necessary to give ant notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted at an adjourned meeting.


Business of Meeting

The Members shall sit in such order as the Vie-Chancellor may appoint.  At every meeting of the Academic Senate the following shall be the order of business, after election, when necessary, of the Chairman

  1. The answering of questions, if any
  2. Any motion for a change in the order of business as stated in the agenda paper
  3. Business brought forward by the Executive Council
  4. Business brought forward by the Vice-Chancellor
  5. Business brought forward by members of the Academic Senate

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