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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.
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 reason
able 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 Annual accounts,
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 University shall once in every year be submitted for such examination and audit as the said Governor of Fort St. George in Council may direct.
Power of Universi
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 Cal.
cutta, Madras, and Bombay, established Preamble.
under 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 ties to confer Degrees. Calcutta, Madras, or Bombay respectively, to confer such Degrees, and to grant such Diplomas or Licenses in respect of Degrees, as the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of any such University shall have appointed, or shall appoint by any Bye-laws 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. Construction,
pect to the Degrees therein mentioned and to the examinations for those Degrees, shall apply to any Degrees which may be conferred under this Act and to the examinations for such Degrees.
Bye-Laws and Regulations
UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS.
I. THE SENATE.
1. The Senate shall meet ordinarily once a year in the month of April, and at other times when convened by the Vice-Chancellor.
2. The Vice-Chancellor, or, in his absence, the senior Fellow, according to date of appointment, shall convene a Meeting of the Senate on the requisition of any six of the Fellows.
3. Nine Fellows shall constitute a quorum, and all questions shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the Fellows present.
4. The Vice-Chancellor, in the absence of the Chancellor shall preside at Meetings of the Senate, or, if the Vice-Chancellor be not present, a Chairman for the occasion shall be elected by the Fellows present. If the votes including that of the Chairman are equally divided, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
II. THE FACULTIES.
5. The Senate shall be divided into four Faculties, namely, Arts, Law, Medicine, and Engineering : every Fellow shall belong to one Faculty at least, and any Fellow may belong to more than one Faculty.
6. The Faculties shall be appointed by the Senate at its Annual Meeting in April.
9. Each Faculty shall elect its own President at the Annual Meeting in April. Every Meeting of a Faculty shall be convened by its President, or, in his absence, by the senior Fellot belonging to that Faculty according to date of appointment.
8. If any Faculty omit to elect a President within one month after its appointment or after a vacancy occurs, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint
any Fellow of such Faculty to be its Presi. dent.
9. At all Meetings of a Faculty the President shall take the Chair, but in case of his absence the Fellows present shall appoint a Chairman. If the votes including that of the Chairman are equally divided, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
10. Three Fellows of any Faculty shall constitute a quorum of that Faculty
III. THE SYNDICATE. 11. The executive government of the University shall be rested in a Syndicate, consisting of the Vice-Chancellor and six of the Fellows, who shall be elected for one year by the several Faculties; at the Annual Meeting of the Senate, in April, in the following proportions
Three by the Faculty of Arts.
One by the Faculty of Engineering 12. No Fellow shall be eligible as a Member of the Syndi. cate who is not resident in or near Madras; and any Member of the Syndicate who shall have been absent from the town of Madras for a period of more than three months, or shall have quitted the town of Madras with the intention of being absente for more tlian three months, may be declared by the Syndicate to have vacated his seat.
13. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the Syndicate, a new Member shall forthwith be elected by the Faculty for the remainder of the current year.
14. If any Faculty omit to elect a Member of the Syndicate within one month after a vacancy occurs, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint one from amoug the Members of that Faculty,
15. The Syndicate shall meet ordinarily in the first week of every alternate month, or at other times when convened by the Vice-Chancellor, or, in his absence, by the senior Member of the Syndicate according to date of election.
16. Three Members of the Syndicate shall constitute & quorum, and all questions shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the Members present.
17. The Vice-Chancellor shall preside at Meetings of the Syndicate ; but, in case of his absence, the Members present shall appoint a Chairman for the occasion, and, if the votes including that of the Chairman are equally divided, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
18. It shall be the duty of the Syndicate to appoint and to remove the Examiners and all other Officers of the University, except the Registrar; to regulate examinations; to recommend for Degrees, Honors, and Rewards; to keep the accounts of the University; and to correspond on the business of the University with the Government and all other authorities and persons.
19. The Syndicate shall be empowered to appoint during the current year, until the Annual Meeting of the Senate in April any Fellow recently appointed, to any one or more of the Facul. ties.
20. The Syndicate shall be empowered to frame such ByeLaws as may, from time to time, be necessary, and to submit them to the Senate for confirmation.
21. The Syndicate shall be empowered to refer any subject to a Faculty for consideration, and to call upon it for a report thereupon.
22. No question shall be brought under the consideration of the Senate which has not first been submitted to the Syndicate.
23. Any Faculty or Fellow shall be at liberty to submit any question to the Syndicate for its consideration, and subsequently to bring before the Senate the decision of the Syndicate, there. upon, with a view to its modification or annulment.
24. It shall be in the power of the Syndicate, under special circumstances, to dispense with a strict compliance with the