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ACADEMIC COUNCIL (AC)

ACADEMIC COUNCIL (AC)

The AC shal be the Principal academic body of the College and shall, subject to provisions of Rules of the College. Have the control over and be responsible for the maintainance of standards of education, teaching and training, interdepartmental co-ordination, research, examination and tests within the College and shall excercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed or conferred upon it by the EC. The decision taken by the AC shall not be subject to any further ratification by the academic councillor other statutory bodies of the University.

Composition: The AC shall comprise

i) Principal of the College shall be the Chairman, Ex-officio.

ii) All Heads of the teaching departments.

iii) Four senior most teachers of the college to be nominated by the Principal.

iv) No fewer than four specialists from outside the College representing, Commerce, Education, Industry, Law, Medicine, Engineering etc. To be nominated by the EC. Vacancies arising out of exigency shall be filled in from the appropriate category by the Principal for the rest of the term.

v) Three Faculty members of the Sambalpur University, not below the rank of Professor belonging to three different disciplines. A faculty member of the college to be nominated by the Principal as Member Secretary of the AC.

Term: Two years on rotation, except for ex-officio members. In case of members nominated under (ii), (iii) and (v) above they shall continue to be the members of AC for two years or till such date as they shall continue to be the members of the staff of the College / University, whichever is earlier.

Function:

i) To excercise general supervision over the academic work of the College and to give direction regarding methods of instruction, evalutation and research for improvement of academic standard.

ii) To prescribe curriculam/ courses of studies for courses leading to Diploma.

iii) To scrutinize and approve the proposals of the BS with or without modification. If the Ac differs from the proposal it may reject or return the matter to BS for reconsideration with necessary reasons thereof. In case, the BS resubmits the same without any change, the AC shall reserve the right to accept or reject the proposals.

iv) To formulate rules and regulations for the conduct ot examination and evaluation, which need to be consistent with the provisions of Byelaw framed there under.

v) To formulate rules and regulations for admission to different programmes of study, sports and other extra-curricular activities, discipline, attendance, study, admission, to Hotels and for award of scholarships, fellowships and free-studentship, for proper maintainance and functioning of the play ground and hostels etc.

vi) To recommend to EC measures for improvement of standards of teaching, training and research, introduction of new programmes. Of study, if necessary, abolition or withdrawal of in effective/failing discipline(s)

vii) To appoint sub-committee(s) to advise on such matters as may be referred to it by the EC, consider the recommendations and take actions including making of recommendation to EC as the circumstance may demand.

viii) To take a periodic view of the activities of various departments.

ix) To recommend institution of teaching posts to EC.

x) To avail the services of Guest Faculty, Faculty Exchange Programmes for different disciplines as and when required.

xi) To excercise such other power and perform such other duties as may be necessary from time to time.

Meetings:

i) The AC shall ordinarily meet at least once a year with a fifteen days notice by the Secretary for each meeting. An extra-ordinary meeting may be convened by the Chairman as and when necessary.

ii) One third of the total members shall constitute the quorum for a meeting. Decisions may be made by the AC through circulation of a resolution among the menbers of the AC such decisions shall be deemed to have passed in a meeting provided that at least one-third of the members record their views in affairative.

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