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anprovided for by this Act, it shall be lawful for the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows to act in such manner as shall appear to them best calculated to promote the parposes intended by the said University. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows shall have full power, from
time to time, to make and alter any ByeBye-laws.
laws and Regulations (so as the same be not repugnant to law or to the general objects and provisions of this Act) touching the examination for Degrees and the granting of the same, and touching the examination for honors and the granting of marks of honor for a higher proficiency in the different branches of Literature, Science, and Art; and touching the qualifications of the candidates for Degrees and the previous course of instruction to be followed by them, and the preliminary examinations to be submitted to by them; and touching the mode and time of convening the meetings of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows; and, in general, touching all other matters whatever regarding the said University. And all such Bye-laws and Regulations, when reduced into writing, and after the common seal of the said University shall have been affixed thereto, shall be binding upon all persons, members of the said University, and all candidates for Degrees to be conferred by the same, provided such Byelaws and Regulations shall have been first submitted to, and shall have received the approval of, the Governor of Fort St. George in Council.
IX. All questions which shall come before the Chancellor, Meetings of the
Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows shall be
decided at a Meeting of the Senate by the majority of the Members present; and the Chairman at any such Meeting shall have a vote, and, in case of an equality of votes, a second or casting vote. No questions
shall be decided at any Meeting unless the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, and five Fellows, or, in the absence of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, unless six Fellows at the least shall be present at the time of the decision. At every Meeting of the Senate the Chancellor, or, in his absence, the Vice-Chancellor, .shall preside as Chairman; and, in the absence of both, a Chairman shall be chosen by the Fellows present, or the major part of them. X. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows
for the time being shall have full power, Appointment and removal of Examin
from time to time, to appoint, and, as ers and Officers,
they shall see occasion, to remove all Examiners, Officers, and servants of the said University.
XI. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows Power to confer
shall have power, after examination, to Degrees.
confer the several Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Licentiate of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, and Master of Civil Engineering; they shall also have power, after examination, to confer apon the candidates for the said several Degrees marks of honor for a high degree of proficiency in the different branches of Literature, Science, and Art, according to rules to be determined by the Bye-laws to be from time to time made by them under the power in that behalf given to them by this Act. XII. Except by special order of the Senate, no person
shall be admitted as a candidate for the Qualification for admission of candi- Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Master of dates for Degrees.
Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Licentiate of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, or Master of Civil Engineering, unless he shall present to the said Chancellor, ViceChancellor, and Fellows, a certificate from one of the Institutions authorized in that behalf by the Governor of Fort St. George in Council, to the effect that he has completed the course of instruction prescribed by the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of the said University, in the Bye-laws to be made by them ander the power in that behalf by this Act.
XIII. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fel
lows shall cause an examination for deExamination for Degrees.
grees to be held at least once in every year ;
on every such examination, the candidates shall be examined either by Examiners appointed for the purpose from among the Fellows by the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Fellows, or by other Examiners, so to be appointed ; and on every such examination, the candidates, whether candidates for an ordinary degree or for a degree with honors, shall be examined on as many subjects and in such manner as the said Chancellor, Vice. Chancellor, and Fellows shall appoint. XIV. At the conclusion of any examination of the can.
didates, the Examiners shall declare the Grant of Degrees.
name of every candidate whom they shall have deemed entitled to any of the said Degrees, and his proficiency in relation to other candidates ; and also the honors which he may have gained in respect of his proficiency in that department of knowledge in which he is about to graduate ; and he shall receive from the said Chancellor a certificate, under the seal of the said University of Madras, and signed by the said Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, in which the particulars so stated shall be declared.
XV. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows
shall have power to charge such reasonable
fees for the Degrees to be conferred by them, and upon admission into the said University, and for
continuance therein, as they, with the approbation of the Governor of Fort St. George in Council, shall from time to time see fit to impose. Such fees shall be carried to one General Fee Fund for the payment of expenses of the said University, under the directions and regulations of the Governor of Fort St. George in Council, to whom the accounts
of income and expenditure of the said UniAnnual accounts.
versity shall once in every year be submitted for such examination and audit as the said Governor of Fort St. George in Council may direct.
ACT No. XLVII OF 1860. The following Act passed by the Legislative Council of India, received the assent of the Right Honorable the Governor-General on the 6th October, 1860. An Act for giving to the Universities of Calcutta, Madras, and
Bombay, the power of conferring Degrees, in addition to those mentioned in Acts II., XXII., and XXVII. of 1857. WHEREAS it is expedient to give to the Universities of
Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay, established Preamble.
ander Acts II., XXII., and XXVII. of 1857, the power of conferring Degrees other than the Degrees in that Act expressly provided for; It is enacted as follows: I. It shall be competent to the Chancellor, Vice-Chan
cellor, and Fellows of the Universities of Calcutta, Madras, or Bombay respectively,
to confer such Degrees, and to grant such Diplomas or Licences in respect of Degrees, as the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of any such University shall have appointed, or shall appoint by any Byelaws or Regulations made and passed, or to be made or passed by them in the manner provided in the said Acts, and submitted to, and approved by, the Governor-General in Council as far as regards the University of Calcutta, or by the Governor in Council of Madras or Bombay as regards the Universities of Madras and Bombay respectively. II. All the provisions contained in the said Acts II.,
XXII., and XXVII. of 1857, with res
pect to the Degrees therein mentioned and the examinations for those Degrees, shall apply to any Degrees which
be conferred ander this Act and to the examinations for such Degrees.
Power of Universities to confer Degrees.