Board of Studies
(1) There shall be a Board of Studies for every subject or group of subjects prescribed by the Statutes. The Board of Studies shall be the primary academic body of the university.
(2) The Board of Studies shall consist of the following members, namely:—
(a) head of the university department or institution in the relevant subject :
Provided that, where there is no university department in the subject, the Board shall, at its first meeting co-opt the head of the department who is recognized for imparting teaching to post graduate students in an affiliated college or a recognized institution having post graduate teaching in that subject;
(b) six teachers having minimum ten years teaching experience, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the Dean of the respective faculty, from the following categories, namely :—
(i) one teacher from amongst the full time teachers of the university departments in the relevant subject;
(ii) two teachers from amongst recognized post-graduate teachers in affiliated colleges, or recognized institutions or post-graduate centers offering post- graduate programme in the concerned subject;
(iii) three teachers from affiliated colleges and recognized institutions other than heads of departments;
(c) three heads of departments from affiliated colleges and recognized institutions to be elected from amongst the collegiums of heads of departments of affiliated colleges and recognized institutions.
(d) the Board of Studies, at its first meeting, shall,-
(i) Subject to the provisions of section 65, elect one of the members as a chairperson of the board of the studies from amongst its members :
Provided that the member to be elected as a chairperson of Board of Studies shall be a post graduate recognized teacher imparting teaching to post graduate students; and thereafter co-opt -
(ii) one professor from other universities; and
(iii) four experts as under :-
(A) a person holding a rank not lower than that of Assistant Director, in national laboratories or institutions; or recognized institutions or industry or experts in the related field having published at least one reference book in the subject; or at least three research papers in recognized national or international journals;
(B) an eminent scholar in the subject;
(C) an eminent person from the subject-related industries or association or professional body;
(D) person having at least ten years working or ownership or advisory or consultancy experience in the field relevant to the subject.
(e) top rankers of the Final Year Graduate and Final Year Post Graduate examina- tion of previous year of the concerned subject as invitee members for discussions on framing or revision of syllabus of that subject or group of subjects for one year.
Powers and duties of Board of studies.
The Board of Studies shall have the following powers and duties, namely:—
(a) to recommend to the Management Council through the faculty or faculties concerned and the Academic Council, the introduction of new diplomas and degrees;
(b) to recommend to the Management Council through the faculty or faculties concerned and the Academic Council, the discontinuation of diplomas and degrees which have become irrelevant;
(c) to recommend to the faculty concerned, the course syllabi, course structures and evaluation schemes of various courses;
(d) to recommended to the reference books or supplementary reading books and such other material useful for study of the course;
(e) to recommend to the faculty, modifications in respect of addition or deletion or updating of courses;
(f) to prepare the panels of paper-setters, examiners and moderators for the university examinations and evaluation, based on the criteria laid down by the Academic Council and recommend them to the Board of Examination and Evaluation ;
(g) to suggest to the Dean of the faculty concerned, organization of orientation and refresher courses in the subject in the summer or winter vacations;
(h) to prepare the requirements with regard to library, laboratory, equipment in respect of courses concerned;
(i) to suggest extension programmes with respect to the courses introduced;
(j) to understand the requirements of industry or corporate or society at large and to incorporate them into the syllabi to make the teaching-learning process relevant to the needs of the time;
(k) to encourage learning by collaboration and participation by using information and communication technology tools;
(l) to design curricula, add vocational content to every discipline and to prescribe the minimum period to pursue skill development programme and the level of proficiency expected;
Board of University Departments and Interdisciplinary studies.
(1) There shall be a Board of University Departments and Interdisciplinary Studies to promote interdisciplinary education and research on campus and also network with national and international institutions and create an academic and research and development environment that allows free flow of ideas amongst several disciplines.
(2) The Board of University Departments and Interdisciplinary Studies shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(a) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson;
(b) the Deans of faculties and Associate Deans, if any ;
(c) four experts, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from other universities or national level research and development laboratories, one each having minimum experience of five years as a professor or equivalent position in research and development laboratories, in each of the disciplines of science, technology, humanities, commerce and management and interdisciplinary studies;
(d) four heads of departments or senior professors representing various subjects or disciplines in an equitable manner, to be nominated by the Vice- Chancellor. (3) The Dean of Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies shall act as a Member- Secretary.
(4) The Board shall meet at least three times a year.
Powers and duties of Board University Departments and Interdisciplinary studies.
The Board of University Departments and Interdisciplinary Studies shall have the following powers and duties, namely:—
(a) to devise long term policy and strategy for promotion of quality postgraduate education on university campus;
(b) to prepare a comprehensive development plan for post-graduate education in university departments;
(c) to work on annual financial estimates (budget) for university departments;
(d) to co-ordinate the research and development activities with the Board of Research;
(e) to establish linkages with foreign and Indian premier teaching and research and development institutions or universities for strengthening of teaching and research and development activities on the campus of the university;
(f) to work in tandem with the Board of National and International Linkages to collaborate with national and international agencies, universities (including deemed or self-financed universities) and institutions for sharing of academic resources, running joint teaching programmes, running joint degree programmes with national and international universities or institutions;
(g) to promote interdisciplinary teaching programmes on the campus by coordinating amongst teachers and also to make policy for sharing of academic and research and development infrastructure;
(h) to promote the choice based credit system in the university departments, the affiliated colleges and recognized institutions;
(i) to work out and initiate use of technology in delivery of education;
(j) to promote the face-to-face and e-learning process in classroom teaching, use of mini-research and maxi research projects as an integral part of post- graduate learning;
(k) to initiate new approaches and methodology for assessing learning by students as a continuous online process;
(l) to recommend to the Vice-Chancellor,—
(i) the posts of university teachers (including aided posts and the posts for the purposes of sub-section (2) of section 8) to be filled by selection, who possess the prescribed minimum and additional qualification ;
(ii) emoluments and the number of posts to be filled ; and
(iii) the number of posts under sub-clause (i), which may be reserved for the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, Vimukta Jatis (De-Notified Tribes) or Nomadic Tribes or Other Backward Classes.
(m) to undertake any other task as may be assigned by the university authorities to carry out the objectives of the Board of University Departments and Interdisciplinary Studies and of the university.