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(Received the Asseni of the Governour General on

the 18th July 1357.)

An Act to establish and incorporate a University

at Bombay. WHEREAS, for the better encouragement of Her Preamble.

Majesty's subjects of all classes and

denominations within the Presidency of Bombay and other parts of India in the pursuit of a regular and liberal course of education, it has been determined to establish a University at Bombay for the purpose of ascertaining, by means of examination, the persons who have acquired proficiency in different branches of Literature, Science, and Art, and of rewarding them by Academical Degrees as evidence of their respective attainments, and marks of honour proportioned thereunto ; and whereas, for effectuating the purposes aforesaid, it is expedient that such University should be incorporated : It is enacted as follows: (that is to say)1. The following persons, namely, The Right Honour

able John, LORD ELPHINSTONE, Incorporation.

Governour of Bombay, The Honourable Sir William Yardley, Knight, Chief

Justioe of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Bombay, The Right Reverend John Harding, Doctor of Divinity,

Bishop of Bombay, Ex officio, The Honourable Sir Henry SOMERSET, Lieutenant

General, Knight Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces

in Bombay, Ex officio. The Honourable JAMES GRANT LUMSDEN, Member of

the Council of Bombay, Ex officio, The Ilonourable Arthur Malet, Member of the Council

of Bombay, Er officio, EDWARD IRVINE HOWARD, Esquire, Director of Public

Instruction, Ex officio, Robert Haines, Esquire, M.B., Acting Educational

Inspector, Presidency Division, Ec officio, C. MOREHEAD, Esquire, M.D., Principal of the Grant

Medical College, Ex officio, John HarkNESS, Esquire, LL.D., Principal of the

Elphinstone College, Ex officio, The Reverend JAMES MCDOUGALL, Acting Principal of

the Poona College, Ex officio, Philip William LEGEyt, Esquire, Member of the

Legislative Council of India, The Honourable Sir MATTHEW Richard Sausse, Knight,

Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature at

Bombay, Sir JAMSETJEE JEJEEBHOY, Knight, Metcalf LARKEN, Esquire, Judge of the Sudder Court in

Bombay, and President of the late Board of Education,

JUGONNATH SUNKERSETT, Esquire, Member of the late

Board of Education, BOMANJEE HORMUSJEE, Esquire, Member of the late

Board of Education, BHAO DAJEE, Esquire, Graduate of the Grant Medical

College, Member of the late Board of Education, MATTHEW STOVELL, Esquire, Surgeon in the Bombay

Army, Secretary to the late Board of Education, CLAUDIUS JAMES ERSKINE, Esquire, Civil Service, late

Director of Public Instruction, William EDWARD FRERE, Esquire, Member of the

Royal Asiatic Society, and President of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Judge of the Sud

der Court in Bombay, Major-General CHARLES WADDINGTON, Companion of the

Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Chief Engineer of Public Works, The Reverend John Wilson, Doctor of Divinity, Fellow of the Royal Society, Honorary President of the Bombay

Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, The Reverend Philip ANDERSON, Master of Arts, Chap

lain on the Bombay Establishment, HENRY BARTLE EDWARD FRERE, Esquire, Commissioner

in Sind, Lieutenant EDWARD FREDERICK TIERNEY FERGUSSON,

Indian Navy, MAHOMED Yusoor MOORGAY, Cazee of Bombay, JAMES JOHN BERKLEY, Esquire, Fellow of the Geogra

phical Society, M.I.C.E., President of the Bombay Mechanics' Institute, and Chief Resident Engineer of the

Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, HENRY LACON ANDERSON, Esquire, Secretary to Govern

ment,

Being the first Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of the said University, and all the persons who may hereafter become or be appointed to be Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellows as hereinafter mentioned, so long as they shall continue to be such Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellows, are hereby constituted and declared to be one Body Politic and Corporate by the name of the University of Bombay; and such Body Politic shall, by such name, have perpetual succession, and shall have a common Seal, and by such name shall sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and answer and be answered unto, in every Court of Justice within the territories in the possession and under the Government of the East India Company.

II. The said Body Corporate shall be able and capable

in law to take, purchase, and hold any Power to hold and dispose of property.

property, moveable or immoveable, which

may

become vested in it for the purposes of the said University, by virtue of any purchase, grant, testamentary disposition, or otherwise ; and shall be able and capable in law to grant, demise, alien, or otherwise dispose of all or any of the property, moveable or immoveable, belonging to the said University; and also to do all other matters incidental or appertaining to a Body Corporate.

III. The said Body Corporate shall consist of one

Chancellor, one Vice-Chancellor, and Constitution of Body Corporate.

such number of ex-officio and other

Fellows as the Governor of Bombay in Council hath already appointed, or shall from time to time, by any order published in the Bombay Gazette, hereafter appoint; and the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor,

and Fellows for the time being shall Senate.

constitute the Senate of the said University. Provided, that if any person being Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellow of the said University, shall

leave India without the intention of Office vacated by leaving India.

returning thereto, his office shall thereupon become vacant.

IV. The Governour of Bombay for the time being shall

be the Chancellor of the said UniChancellor.

versity, and the first Chancellor shall be the Right Honourable John, LORD ELPHINSTONE. V. The first Vice-Chancellor of the said University

shall be Sir WilIAM YARDLEY, Vice-Chancellor.

Knight. The office of Vice-Chancellor shall be held for two years only; and the ViceChancellor hereinbefore nominated shall go out of office on the 1st day of January 1859. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of Vice-Chancellor of the said University by death, resignation, departure from India, effusion of time, or otherwise, the Governour of Bombay in Council shall, by notification in the Bombay Gazette, nominate a fit and proper person, being one of the Fellows of the said University, to be Vice-Chancellor in the room of the person occasioning such vacancy. Provided that, on any vacancy in the said office which shall occur by efflusion of time, the Governour of Bombay in Council shall have power to re-appoint the Vice-Chancellor hereinbefore nominated, or any future Vice-Chancellor, to such office. VI. The Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Supreme

Court of Judicature, the Bishop of Fellows.

Bombay, the Members of the Council of Bombay, the Director or Acting Director of Public Instruction, the Educational Inspector or Acting Educational Inspector of the Presidency Division, the Principals and Acting Principals of Government Colleges, all for the time being, shall, while filling such Offices, be ex-officio Fellows of the said University. The whole number of the Fellows of the said University, exclusive of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor for the time being, shall never be less than twenty-six ; and whenever the number of the said Fellows, exclusive as aforesaid, shall, by death, resignation, departure from India, or otherwise, be reduced below twenty-six, the Governour of Bombay in Council

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