Aligarh Muslim University Act,1920

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Act No : 40


Section : Powers of the University.

5. Powers of the University. The University shall have the following powers, namely:- (1) to provide for instruction in such branches of learning as the University may think fit, and to make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge; (2) 1*[(a)] to promote Oriental and Islamic studies and give instruction in Muslim theology and religion and to impart moral and physical training; 2*[(b) to promote the study of the religions, civilisation and culture of India;] 3*["(c) to promote especially the educational and cultural advancement of the Muslims of India;"] 4*[(3) to hold examinations and to grant diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees and other academic distinctions on, persons subject to such conditions as the ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Relettered by Act 34 of 1972, s. 4 (w.e.f. 17-6-1972). 2. Ins. by s. 4, ibid. (w.e.f. 17-6-1972). 3. Ins. by Act 62 of 1981, s. 4 (w.e.f. 10-2-1982). 4. Subs. by Act 34 of 1972, s. 4, for cl. (3) (w.e.f. 17-6-1972). 42 University may determine and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause;] (4) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions 1*** in the manner laid down in the Statutes; 2*[(5) to provide instruction for such persons who are not members of the University, as the University may determine;] (6) to co-operate 3*[or collaborate] with other Universities and authorities in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine; (7) to institute professorships, readerships, lectureships and 4*** other 5*[teaching or academic posts] required by the University, and to appoint persons to such professorships, readerships, lectureships 6*[and other posts] 7*["and determine their conditions of service in accordance with the Statues"] 3*[(7A) to appoint persons working in any other University, institution or organisation as teachers of the University for a specified period;] (8) to institute and award fellowships (including travelling fellowships), scholarships, 8*[studentships,] exhibitions and prizes in accordance with the Statutes and the Ordinances; 9*["(9) to institute and maintain Halls for the students of the University;"] 3*[(9A) to establish within a radius of twenty-five kilometres of the University Mosque such Special Centres, ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The words "on approved persons" omitted by Act 62 of 1951, s. 3. 2. Subs. by Act 34 of 1972, s. 4, for cl. (5) (w.e.f. 17-6-1972). 3. Ins. by s. 4, ibid. (w.e.f. 17-6-1972). 4. the word "any" omitted by Act 62 of 1951, s. 3. 5. Subs. by Act 34 of 1972, s. 4, for "teaching posts" (w.e.f. 17-6- 1972). 6. Subs. by Act 62 of 1951, s. 3, for "and posts". 7. Added by Act 62 of 1981, s. 4 (w.e.f. 10-2-1982). 8. Ins. by Act 62 of 1951, s. 3. 9. Subs. by Act 62 of 1981, s. 4, for "and posts" (w.e.f. 10-2-1982). 43 Specialised Laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects;] (10) to demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by the Ordinances; (11) to supervise and control the residence and 1*[to regulate the] discipline of students of the University, and to make arrangements for promoting their health; 2*** 1*[(11A) to make special arrangements in respect of the residence, discipline and teaching of women students; (11B) to create administrative, ministerial and other 3* posts and to make appointments thereto 4*["and determine their conditions of service in accordance with the Statutes"]; 3***] 5*[(11C)to regulate and enforce discipline among the employees of the University and to take such disciplinary measures as may be deemed necessary; (11D)to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of property, movable or immovable, including trust or endowed property for the purposes of the University; (11E)to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University; (11F)to declare a Department of Studies to be an autonomous Department; and] (12) to do all such other acts and things whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the University 6***


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