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THE RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY ACT, 1973

(ACT NO. XXVI OF 1973).
  Section No: [ 25th September, 1973  
 

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  Powers and duties of the Academic Council  
27. (1) The Academic Council shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and Statutes, and the powers conferred on the Vice-Chancellor and the Syndicate, have power to make regulations prescribing the courses of study and curricula, and laying down proper standards of instruction, research and examinations.



(2) Subject to the powers conferred on the Vice-Chancellor and the Syndicate, the Academic Council shall have the following powers, namely:-



(a) to call for reports from persons engaged in research and to make recommendations to the Syndicate thereon;



(b) to make regulations for the encouragement of co-operation and reciprocity among colleges with a view to promoting academic life;



(c) to decide the conditions under which exemptions relating to the admission of students to examinations may be given;



(d) to propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution of the University Departments and Committees of courses;



(e) to deal with University teaching and to make proposals for the initiation of fresh academic developments;



(f) to prescribe, subject to the approval of the Syndicate, and upon the recommendations of the Committees of Courses, the Courses of Reading, the Syllabi and the outline of texts in each paper for all the examinations:



Provided that the Academic Council shall have power only to accept, reject, or refer back, but not to amend the recommendations of the Committees of Courses:



Provided further that in the event of differences of opinion between the Academic Council and the Committee of Courses after the first reference, the opinions of both the bodies shall be placed before the Syndicate for decision;

(g) to approve or reject any subject proposed for a thesis by a candidate for the degree of Doctor in any subject after consideration of the report of the Board of Advanced Studies:



Provided that in the event of difference of opinion between the Academic Council and the Board of Advanced Studies after the first reference, the opinions of both the bodies shall be placed before the Syndicate for decision;



(h) to recognise the examinations of other Universities or Boards as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;



(i) to advise upon the proposals referred to it on new developments in teaching and research in the University by the Planning and Development Committee;



(j) to approve, reject or refer back Regulations regarding use of University Library proposed by the Library Committee:



Provided that Academic Council shall not have power to amend the proposal of the Library Committee:



Provided further that in the event of difference of opinion between the Academic Council and the Library Committee after the first reference, the opinion of both the bodies shall be placed before the Syndicate for decision;



(k) to propose Academic Ordinances to the Syndicate for the award of studentships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals, prizes; and



(l) to make recommendations for the promotion of research within the University and to advise the Syndicate on such other matters of academic interests, as may be referred to them.
 
 

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