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ACT FOR CONFERRING HONORARY DEGREES.
ACT NO. I OF 1884.
An Act to amend the law relating to the granting of honorary degrees
by the Universities at Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay. Whereas it is expedient to amend the law relating to the granting of honorary degrees, and to give to the Universities at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay the power of granting the degree of Doctor in the faculty of Law to persons who have not undergone a previous examination; and whereas the executive government of each of the said Universities is, by bye-laws made under the Acts establishing the same, vested in a Syndicate consisting of the Vice-Chancellor and certain of the Fellows;
It is hereby enacted as follows :1. Act No. XXI of 1875 (an Act to authorize the University at Cal
cutta to grant honorary degrees) is repealed. Repeal of Act XXI of 1875. 2. I the Vice-Chancellor and not less than two-thirds of the other Power confer honorary members of the Syndicate of any of the degree of Doctor in the faculty Universities at Calcutta, Madras and of Law.
Bombay recommend that an honorary degree be conferred on any person, on the ground that he is, in their opinion, by reason of eminent position and attainments, a fit and proper person to receive such a degree, and their recommendation is supported by a majority of those present at a meeting of the Senate and is confirmed by the Chancellor, it shall be lawful for the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Fellows to confer on that person the degree of Doctor in the faculty of Law without requiring him to undergo any examination.
1.-CONSTITUTION OF THE SENATE AND OF
THE FACULTIES. 1. The Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, the Deans of the Faculties of Arts, Law, Medicine and Engineering, the Syndics, and the Fellows of the University, according to sections III, IV, V, and VI of the Act of Incorporation, shall have seniority and precedence, first, in the order, above specified down to the Syndics, and, secondly, according to their official precedence in the case of ex-officio Fellows, and, thirdly, in the case of other Fellows, according to the sequence of appointments,
2. The Senate may, for gross misbehaviour unfitting a Fellow in its opinion for his office, and after hearing such Fellow or any other Fellow nominated by him on his behalf, request that his appointment be cancelled under the provisions of section VII of the Act of Incorporation.
3. At a convenient time, soon after the appointment of any Fellow, the Syndicate shall, and at any subsequent time the Syndicate may, consider and recommend his appointment to one or more of the Faculties. Such recommendation shall be considered and adopted or rejected at the next following meeting of the Senate.
4, Each Fellow shall inform the Registrar in writing of his address and of any change of address. The Registrar shall keep a record of the address so communicated to him, The last address of each Fellow so recorded by the Registrar shall be deemed his recorded address,
II.-THE FACULTIES. 5. There shall be four Faculties, namely, of Arts, Law, Medicine, and Civil Engineering. Every member of the Senate shall be a member of one Faculty at least, and any member of the Senate may be a member of more than one Faculty.
6. Each Faculty shall meet ordinarily once a year, within three weeks after the fixed date for the Annual Convocation for Conferring Degrees, for the purpose of electing a Dean and Syndics for the year, and at other times when convened by the Dean, or as provided in Bye-law 9.
7. A meeting of any Faculty shall also be convened by the Dean on the requisition of any three of its members. The Dean, or Senior Fellow present, shall be chairman at such Meeting, and the chairman shall have a vote, and, in case of an equality of votes, a casting vote.
8. The office of Dean shall be vacated by death, resignation, or by the Dean's ceasing to reside in the Presidency of Bombay for a period of more than three calendar months, or by his leaving the Presidency of Bombay without giving notice to the Registrar of his intention to return within three calendar months.
9. On the occurrence of such a vacancy the Vice-Chancellor shall direct the Senior Fellow in Bombay belonging to the Faculty in which
the vacancy has occurred to convene a Meeting of the Faculty for the election of a new Dean.
10. Three Members of any Faculty shall constitute a quorum of that Faculty
III.-THE SYNDICATE. 11. The Executive Government of the University shall be vested in a Syndicate, consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deans of the Faculties and ten Fellows, who shall be elected for one year by the several Faculties in the following proportions :
Four by the Faculty of Arts, one of whom shall be elected sepa.
rately to represent the Physical and Experimental Sciences.
» Civil Engineering. The Dean and Syndios of each Faculty shall constitute a Sub-Committee of the Syndicate, and the Syndicate shall have power to make rules for the delegation of business to tho Sub-Committees as it may from time to time find necessary.
12. It will be the duty of the Syndicato, subject to the revision and control of the Senate, to appoint [and, if necessary, to remove) Moderators or Superintending Examiners whenever the Syndicate may think it desirable for the purpose of revising and settling Examination papers and of supervising tho work of the Examiners in assigning marks ; to appoint and, if necessary, to remove the Examiners and all other officers and servants of the University except the Registrar ; to fix their salaries and emoluments, save as provided by any Bye-law ; to order Examinations in conformity with the Regulations, and declare the results as they bear on Degrees, Honours, 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; to consider proposals laid before it by members of the Senate, and from time to time frame such Bye-laws and Regulations as may be necessary, subject to the approval of the Senate.
13. The elections of Syndics shall take place within three weeks after the fixed date for the Annual Convocation for Conferring Degrees.
14. The Syndicate shall meet ordinarily once a month and at other times when convened by the Vice-Chancellor, or, in his absence, by the Senior Fellow in the Syndicate.
15. The office of Syndic shall be vacated by death, resignation, or by the Syndic's being absent from three consecutive ordinary monthly meetings.
16. On the occurrence of such a vacancy the Vice-Chancellor shall direct a meeting of the Faculty in which the vacancy has occurred to be convened for the election of a new Syndic,
17. Four members of the Syndicate shall constitute a quorum, and all questions shall be decided by a majority.
18. The Vice-Chancellor, or, in his absence, the Senior Fellow present, shall preside at all Meetings of the Syndicate. The Chairman at such Meetings shall have a vote and, in case of an equality of votes, a casting vote.
19. Each Faculty shall report on any subject that may be referred to it by the Syndicate.
20. Any Faculty, or any Member of the Senate, may make any recommendation to the Syndicate, and may propose any Bye-law or Regulation for the consideration of the Syndicate.
21. Subject to Bye-law 41, the decision of the Syndicate on any such recommendation or proposal may be brought before the Senate by any member of the Senate by way of Resolution at one of its Meetings, and the Senate may approve, revise, modify or overrule any such decision, or may direct the Syndicate to review it.
22. No proposal shall be entertained by the Senate that has not, in the first instance, been considered by the Syndicate, or submitted for a period of at least three months for consideration by the Syndicate: Provided that when any proposal has been duly brought before the Senate, it shall be competent to the Senate to deal with all proposed amendments or modifications thereof, in whatever form the same may be submitted to the Senate, without referring such amendments or modifications to the Syndicate for consideration,
IV.-BOARD OF ACCOUNTS. 23. A Board of Accounts, consisting of three Fellows of the University not being members of the Syndicate, shall be appointed annually by the Senate within three weeks after the fixed date for the Annual Convocation for Conferring Degrees.
24. The Board shall meet ordinarily once every three months, and at other times when convened by the Vice-Chancellor.
25. The Board shall examine and audit the University Accounts; prepare the University Budget, and the account of Endowment and Trust Funds; consider ways and means; and make recommendations, where necessary,
to the Syndicate on all matters relating to the finances of the University.
26. Members of the Board shall hold office until the next Annual Election. They shall be eligible for re-appointment at the expiration of their office. All vacancies in the Board occurring between two Annual Elections shall be filled up by persons appointed by the Syndicate.
V.-THE REGISTRAR. 27. The Registrar shall be appointed by the Senate at an Ordinary Annual Meeting. His term of office shall be two years, but the Registrar may be re-appointed.
28. The duties of the Registrar shall be as follows :(a) To be the custodian of the Records, Library, Common Seal, and
such otber property of the University as the Syndicate shall
commit to his charge. (6) To act as Secretary to the Syndicate and to attend all Meetings
of the Senate, Faculties, Syndicate, Board of Accounts and
Examiners, and to keep Minutes thereof. (c) To conduct the official correspondenoe of the Syndicate. (d) To issue all notices oonvening meetings of the Senate, Faculties,
Syndicate and Board of Accounts. (e) To perform such other duties as may be from time to time pre
scribed by the Syndicate, and generally to render such assistance as may be desired by the Vice-Chancellor in performance
of his official duties. 29, The salary of the Registrar shall be Rs. 360 per month,
30. Leave of absence may be granted to the Registrar by the Syndicate for a period not exceeding two months for any one term of office, or six months in all, on such terms as to salary as the Syndicate may think proper. During the absence of the Registrar on leave, an Acting Registrar may be appointed by the Syndicate, who shall be paid at such rate not exceeding the salary of the Registrar as the Syndicate may determine. If the Registrar shall overstay his leave, his appointment shall become vacant.
31. In case of necessity the Vice-Chancellor is empowered to provide for the performance of the duties of the Registrar.
VI.-MEETINGS OF THE SENATE. 32. Meetings of the Senate shall be held in the Sir Cowasjee Jehanghier Hall of the University, unless for special reasons the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor otherwise directs.
33. Such proposals and amendments only as are immediately connected with the University of Bombay, and are in accordance with the Act of Incorporation, shall be entertained and debated in the Senate.
34. The Senate shall meet ordinarily once a year, on the Fourth Saturday in the First Term in Arts, and at other times when convened by the Vice-Chancellor, or, in his absence from the Presidency, by the Syndicate.
35. A meeting of the Senate shall be convened on the requisition of any six of the Fellows to the Vice-Chancellor.
36, A Convocation for Conferring Degrees shall be held on the Third Tuesday in February, and on such other graduation days as may be appointed by the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor.
37. Persons entitled to Degrees, and desirous of being admitted, must apply in writing ten days previously to the Registrar, who will communicate their names, together with the necessary certificates, to the respective Deans of Faculty, for submission to the Senate on the next graduation day.
38. The Senate will, on the motion of the Deans of Faculty, respectively pass the necessary graces in that behalf, and the Dean of Faculty will then present the persons so approved of to the Chancellor or ViceChancellor successively in the following order :-Licentiate of Agriculture, Licentiate of Civil Engineering, Licentiate of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Medicine,
39. Nothing in the foregoing is to be held to prevent the Chancellor admitting to the Degree of M.D. or M.A. any person who may be presented to him by the Senate with a certificate that he has been examined and judged worthy of such special distinction,
40. In special cases and at the discretion of the Syndicate, Candidates who have passed the Examinations may be permitted to take their Degrees in absentia.
41. Sixteen days before the day fixed for a meeting of the Senate the Registrar shall forward to each member of the Senate a statement of all business to be brought before the Meeting and of the terms of all Resolutions to be then proposed, together with the name of the proposer of each, intimation in writing of which has previously reached him. Notice in writing of proposed amendments and the terms thereof and of motions for any change in the order of business as set forth in the statement