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National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, 2007

National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, 2007

First Statutes of the National Institutes of Technology
National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, 2007
Statute of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Statute, 2017
Statutes of the National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, 2017
The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, 2007
(No. 29 OF 2007)
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[5th June, 2007.] An Act to declare [certain institutions of technology, science education and research] to be Institutions of national importance and to provide for instructions and research in branches of engineering, technology, management, education, sciences and arts and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches and for certain other matters connected with such institutions.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows :­
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
Transitional provisions for Institutes in Second Schedule 6
CHAPTER I

Preliminary

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) This Act may be called the [National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research], 2007.
(2) It shall come into force on such [date] as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act.
2. Declaration of certain Institutions as Institutions of national importance. – Whereas the objects of the institutions mentioned in the [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule] are such as to make them Institutions of national importance, it is hereby declared that each such institute is an Institution of national importance.
3. Definitions. – In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,­
(a) “Board”, in relation to any Institute, means the Board of Governors thereof;
(b) “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Board;
(c) “Corresponding Institute”, in relation to a society mentioned in column (2) of the [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule], means the Institute as specified in column (3) of the [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule];
(d) “Council” means the Council established under sub-section (1) of section 30 [***], as the case may be];
(e) “Deputy Director”, in relation to any Institute, means the Deputy Director thereof;
(f) “Director”, in relation to any Institute, means the Director thereof;
(g) “Institute” means any of the Institutions mentioned in column (3) of [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule];
(h) “notification” means a notification published in the Official Gazette;
(i) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(j) “Registrar”, in relation to any Institute, means the Registrar thereof;
(k) “Schedule” means [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule] annexed to the Act;
(l) “Senate”, in relation to any Institute, means the Senate thereof;
(m) “Society” means any if the societies registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) and mentioned in column (2) of [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule];
(n) “Statutes” and “Ordinances”, in relation to any Institute, means the Statutes and Ordinances of that Institute made under this Act.
CHAPTER II

The Institutes

4. Incorporation of Institutes. – (1) Each of the Institutes mentioned in column (3) of [the First Schedule, the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule] shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by its name, sue and be sued.
[(1A) The Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur shall be deemed to have been incorporated under this Act, and on such incorporation, be called the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.] (2) The body corporate constituting each of the said Institutes shall consist of a Chairperson, a Director and other members of the Board for the time being of the Institute.
5. Effect of incorporation of Institute. – On and from the commencement of this Act,­
(a) any reference to a society in any law, other than this Act, or in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the corresponding Institute;
(b) all property, movable and immovable, of or belonging to a society shall vest in the corresponding Institute;
(c) all the rights and liabilities of a society shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of the corresponding Institute; and
(d) every person employed by a society, immediately before such commencement shall hold his office or service in the corresponding Institute for the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held if this Act had not been passed, and shall continue to db so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Statutes :
Provided that if the alteration so made is not acceptable to such employee, his employment may be terminated by the Institute in accordance with the terms of contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment to him by the Institute, of compensation equivalent to three months’ remuneration in the case of permanent employee and one month’s remuneration in the case of other employee.
[5A. Effect of incorporation of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. – On and from the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014 –
(a) any reference to the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in any law, contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur;
(b) all property, movable and immovable, of or belonging to the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, shall vest in the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur;
(c) all the rights and liabilities of the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur shall be the rights and liabilities of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur;
(d) every person (including Director, officers and other employees) who is employed in the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, immediately before the date of commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014, shall, on and after such commencement, become an employee of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur and shall hold his office or service by the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held the same on the date of the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014, as if the said Act had not been brought into force and shall continue to do so until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration, terms and conditions are altered by the Statutes or Ordinances :
Provided that the tenure, remuneration, terms and conditions of service of such person shall not be altered to his disadvantage without the previous approval of the Central Government:
Provided further that any reference to the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor of the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in any law, instrument or other document made before the commencement of the said Act, shall be construed as a reference to the Visitor and the Director, respectively, of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur;
(e) Vice-Chancellor of the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur shall be the Director of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur till such date the Central Government appoints new Director for the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur;
(f) any examination conducted by the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur immediately before the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014 for admission or award of degrees shall be valid examination and shall be deemed to have been conducted by the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.] 6. Powers of Institute. – (1) Subject to the provisions of his Act, every Institute shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely :­
(a) to provide for instruction and research in such branches of engineering and technology, management; education, sciences and arts, as the Institute may think fit; and for the advancement of earning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches;
(b) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles;
(c) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions;
(d) to fix, demand and receive fees and other charges;
(e) to establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of students;
(f) to supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and corporate life;
(g) to provide for the maintenance of units of the National Cadet Corps for the students of the Institute;
(h) to in still academic and other posts with the prior approval of the trail Government, and to make appointments thereto excluding the Director [***];
(i) to frame Statutes and Ordinances and to alter, modify or rescind the same; VI to deal with any properly belonging to or vested in the Institute in such maimer as the Institute may deem fit for advancing the objects of the Institute;
(k) to receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations,and transfers of movable or immovable properties from testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be;
(l) to co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects Wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects;
(m) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals;
(n) to undertake consultancy in the areas or disciplines relating to the Institute; and
(o) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive.to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Institute.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), an Institute Shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property without the prior approval of the Central Government.
7. Institutes to be open to all races, creeds and classes. – (1) Every Institute shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class, and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members, students, teachers or wOrkers or in any other connection whatsoever.
(2) No bequest, donation or transfer of any properly Shall be accepted by any Institute, which in the opinion of the Council involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this section.
8. Teaching at Institutes. – All teaching at each of the Institutes shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances made in this behalf.
9. Visitor. – (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of every Institute.
(2) The Visitor may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of any Institute and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Visitor may direct.
(3) Upon receipt of any such report, the Visitor may take such action and issue such directions .as he considers necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions within reasonable time.
10. Authorities of Institutes. – The following shall be the authorities of an Institute, namely :-
(a) a Board of Governors;
(b) a Senate; and
(c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute.
11. Board of Governors. – The Board of every [Institute mentioned in the First Schedule] shall consist of the following members, namely :­
(a) the Chairperson to be nominated by the Visitor;
(b) the Director, ex officio;
(c) two persons not below the rank of the Joint Secretary to the Government of India to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons dealing with technical education and finance;
(d) two persons to be nominated by the Government of the State in which the [Institute mentioned in the First Schedule] is situated, from amongst persons, who, in the opinion of that Government, are technologists or industrialists of repute;
(e) two persons, at least one of whom shall be a woman, having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, engineering or science to be nominated by the Council; [* * *] (f) one professor and one assistant professor or a lecturer of the [Institute mentioned in the First Schedule] to be nominated by the Senate.
[(g) the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology in whose zone the Institute is located, or his nominee, not below the rank of a Professor.] [11A. Board of Institutes of Second Schedule and Third Schedule. – The Board of every Institute mentioned in the Second Schedule and Third Schedule shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(a) the Chairperson to be nominated by the Visitor;
(b) Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India, or his nominee not below the rank of the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, ex officio;
(c) Director of the Institute, ex officio;
(d) Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, ex officio;
(e) Director of one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, to be nominated by the Central Government;
(f) two Secretaries to the Government of India, to be nominated by the Central Government representing its Scientific or Industrial Ministries;
(g) Chief Secretary of the State in which the Institute is located, or his nominee not below the rank of the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, ex officio;
(h) two professors of the Institute to be nominated by the Senate;
(i) two eminent scientists, to be nominated by the Council, having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, engineering or science, one of whom shall be a woman; and
(j) Financial Advisor, Ministry of Human Resource Development, ex officio.] 12. Term of office vacancies among, and allowances payable to, members of Board. – Save as otherwise provided in this section,­
(a) the term of office of the Chairperson or other members of the Board shall be three years from the date of his nomination;
(b) the term of office of an ex officio member shall continue so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member;
(c) the term of office of a member nominated under clause (f) of section 11 [and clause (h) of section 11A] shall be two years from the date of his nomination;
(d) a casual vacancy shall be filled up in accordance with the provisions of section 11 [or section 11A, as the case may be,];
(e) the term of office of a member nominated to fill a casual vacancy shall continue for the remainder of the term of the member in whose place he has been nominated;
(f) the member of the Board shall be entitled to such allowances, if any, from the Institute as may be provided for in the Statutes but no member other than the members referred to in clauses (b) and (f) of section 11 [and clauses (c) and (h) of section 11A] shall be entitled to any salary by reason of this clause.
13. Powers and functions of Board. – (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board of every Institute shall be responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute and shall exercise all the powers of the Institute not otherwise provided for by this Act, the Board and the Ordinances, and shall have the power to review the acts of the Senate.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Board of every Institute shall,­
(a) take decisions on questions of policy relating to the administration and working of the Institute;
(b) institute courses of study at the Institute;
(c) make Statutes;
(d) institute and appoint persons to academic as well as other posts in the Institute;
(e) consider and modify or cancel Ordinances;
(f) consider and pass resolutions on the annual report, the annual accounts and the budget estimates of the Institute fur the next financial year as it thinks fit and submit them to the Council together with a statement of its development plans;
(g) exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may he conferred or imposed upon it by this Act or the Statutes;
(3) The Board shall have the power to appoint such committees, as it considers necessary for the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this Act.
14. Senate. – The Senate of every Institute shall consist of the following persons, namely :-
(a) the Director, ex officio, who shall be the Chairman of the Senate;
(b) the Deputy Director, ex officio;
(c) the Professors appointed or recognised as such by the Institute for the purpose of imparting instructions in the Institute;
(d) three persons, one of whom shall be a woman, not being employees of the Institute, to he nominated by the Chairperson in consultation with the Director, from amongst educationists of repute, one each from the field of science, engineering and humanities; and.
(e) such other members of the staff as may be laid down in the Statutes.
15. Function of Senate. – Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Senate of an Institute shall have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may he conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes.
16. Chairperson of Board. – (1) The Chairperson shall ordinarily preside at tile meetings of the Board and at Chairperson of the Convocations of the Institute.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to ensure that the decisions taken by the Board are implemented.
(3) The Chairperson shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or, the Statutes.
17. Director [***]. – (1) The Director [***] of an Institute shall be appointed by the Visitor, on such terms and conditions of service and on the recommendations of a Selection Committee constituted by him in such manner, as may he prescribed by the Statutes.
(2) The Director shall be the principal academic and executive officer of the Institute and shall be responsible for the proper administration of the Institute and for the imparting of instruction and maintenance of discipline therein.
(3) The Director shall submit annual reports and accounts to the Board.
(4) The Director shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may he assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes or Ordinances.
[(5) The Deputy Director of every Institute shall be appointed in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be laid down by the Statutes and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes or by the Director.] OLD LAW 6
18. Registrar. – (1) The Registrar of every Institute shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as may be laid down by the Statutes and shall be the custodian of records, the common seal, the funds of the Institute and such other property of the Institute as the Board shall commit to his charge.
(2) The Registrar shall act as the Secretary of the Board, Senate and such committees as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
(3) The Registrar shall be responsible to the Director for the proper discharge of his functions.
(4) The Registrar shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes or by the Director.
19. Other authorities and officers. – The powers and duties of authorities and officers other than those mentioned above shall be determined by the Statutes.
20. Grants by Central Government. – For the purpose of enabling the Institutes to discharge their functions efficiently under this Act the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to every Institute in each financial year such sums of money and in such manner as it may think fit.
21. Fund of Institute. – (1) Every Institute shall maintain a Fund to which shall be credited,­
(a) all moneys provided by the Central Government;
(b) all fees and other charges received by the Institute;
(c) all moneys received by the Institute by way of grants, gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers; and
(d) all moneys received by the Institute in any other manner or from any other source.
(2) All moneys credited to the Fund of every Institute shall be deposited in such banks or invested in such manner as the Institute may, with the approval of the Central Government, decide.
(3) The Fund of every Institute shall be applied towards meeting the expenses of the Institute including expenses incurred in the exercise of its powers and discharge of its duties under this Act.
22. Accounts and audit. – (1) Every Institute shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the balance sheet in such form as may be specified by notification, by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
(2) The accounts of every Institute shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor­General of India and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Institute to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
(3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of any Institute shall have the same rights, privileges and authority in connection with such audit as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India has in connection with the audit of the Government accounts, and, in particular shall have the rights to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and to inspect the offices of the Institute.
(4) The accounts of every Institute as certified by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India or any other person appointed by him in this behalf together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the Central Government and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament in accordance with such procedure as may be laid down by the Central Government.
23. Pension and provident fund. – Every Institute shall constitute for the benefit of its employees such provident or Pension and pension fund or provide such insurance scheme as it may deem fit in such manner and provident fund. subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
24. Appointments. – All appointments of the staff of every Institute, except that of the Director [***], shall be made in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Statutes, by­
(a) the Board, if the, appointment is made on the academic staff in the post of Lecturer or above or if the appointment is made on the non-academic staff in any cadre the maximum of the pay scale for which exceeds rupees ten thousand five hundred;
(b) the Director, in any other case.
25. Statutes. – Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely :­
(a) the conferment of honorary degrees;
(b) the formation of departments of teaching;
(c) the fees to be charged for courses of study in the Institute and for admission to the examinations of degrees and diplomas of the Institute;
(d) the institution of fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;
(e) the term of office and the method of appointment of officers of the Institute;
(f) the qualifications of teachers of the Institute;
(g) the classification, the method of appointment and the determination of the terms and conditions of service of teachers and other staff of the institute;
(h) the constitution of pension, insurance and provident funds for the benefit of the officers, teachers and other staff of the Institute;
(i) the constitution, powers and duties of the authorities of the Institute;
(j) the establishment and maintenance of halls and hostels;
(k) the conditions of residence of students of the Institute and the levying of fees for residence in the halls and hostels and of other charges;
(l) the allowances to he paid to the Chairperson and members of the Board;
(m) the authentication of the orders and decisions of the Board; and
(n) the meetings of the Board, the Senate, or any Committee, the quorum at such meetings and the procedure to be followed in the conduct of their business.
26. Statutes how made. – (1) The first Statutes of each Institute shall he framed by the Central Government with the prior approval of the Visitor and a copy of the same shall he laid as soon as may be before each House of Parliament.
(2) The Board may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes in the manner provided in this section.
(3) Every new Statute or addition to the Statutes or any amendment or repeal of statutes shall require the previous approval of the VISitor who may grant assent or withhold assent or remit it to the Board for consideration.
(4) A new Statute or a Statute amending or repealing an existing Statute shall have no validity unless it has been assented to by the Visitor.
27. Ordinances. – Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Ordinances of every Institute may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely :-
(a) the admission of the students to the Institute;
(b) the courses of study to be laid down for all degrees and diplomas of the Institute;
(c) the conditions under which students shall be admitted to the degree or diploma courses and to the examinations of the Institute, and shall be eligible for degrees and diplomas;
(d) the conditions of award of the fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;
(e) the conditions and mode of appointment and duties of examining bodies, examiners and moderators;
(f) the conduct of examinations;
(g) the maintenance of discipline among the students of the Institute; and
(h) any other matter which by this Act or the Statutes is to be or may be provided for by the Ordinances
28. Ordinances how made. – (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, Ordinances shall be made by the Senate.
(2) All Ordinances made by the Senate shall have effect from such date as it may direct, but every Ordinance so made shall be submitted, as soon as may be, to the Board and shall be considered by the Board at its next meeting.
(3) The Board shall have power by resolution to modifY or cancel any such Ordinance and such Ordinance shall from the date of such resolution stand modified accordingly or cancelled, as the case may be.
29. Tribunal of Arbitration. – (1) Any dispute arising out of a contract between an Institute and any of its employees shall, at the request of the employee concerned or at the instance of the Institute, be referred to a Tribunal of Arbitration consisting of one member appointed by the Institute, one member nominated by the employee, and an umpire appointed by the Visitor.
(2) The decision of the Tribunal shall be final and shall not be questioned in any court.
(3) No suit or proceeding shall lie in any court in respect of any matter, which is required by sub-section (1) to be referred to the Tribunal of Arbitration.
(4) The Tribunal of Arbitration shall have power to regulate its own procedure.
(5) Nothing in any law for the time being in force relating to arbitration shall apply to arbitrations under this section.
CHAPTER III

The Council

30. Establishment of Council. – (1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf, there shall be established for all the Institutes specified in column (3) of the [First Schedule] [the Second Schedule and the Third Schedule], a central body to be called the Council.
(2) The Council shall consist of the following members, namely :­
(a) the Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government having administrative control of the technical education, ex officio, as Chairman;
(b) the Secretary to the Government of India in charge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government having administrative control of the technical education, ex officio, as Vice-Chairman;
(c) the Chairperson of every Board, ex officio;
(d) the Director of every Institute, ex officio;
(e) the Chairman, University Grants Commission, ex officio;
(f) the Director Genera~ Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, ex officio;
(g) four Secretaries to the Government of India, to represent the Ministries or Departments of the Central Government dealing with biotechnology, atomic energy, information technology and space, ex officio;
(h) the Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, ex officio;
(i) not less than three, but not more than five persons to be nominated by the Visitor, at least one of whom shall be a woman, having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, industry, science or technology;
(j) three members of Parliament, of whom two shall be chosen by the House of the People and one by the Council of States:
Provided that the office of member of the Council shall not disqualify its holder for being chosen as or for being, a member of either House of Parliament;
(k) two Secretaries to the State Government, from amongst the Ministries or Departments of that Government dealing with technical education where the Institutes are located, ex officio;
(l) Financial Advisor, dealing with the Human Resource Development Ministry or Department of the Central Government, ex officio;
(m) one officer not below the rank of10int Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry or Department of Central Government having administrative control of the Technical Education, ex officio, as Member-Secretary.
OLD LAW – Omitted section 30A6
31. Term of office of, vacancies among, and allowances payable to members of Council. – (1) The terms of office of a member shall be three years from the date of notification :
Provided that the term of office of an ex officio member shall continue so long as he holds office by virtue of which he is such a member.
(2) The term of office of a member elected under clause (j) of sub-section (2) of section 30 [***] shall expire as soon as he ceases to be member of the House, which elected him.
(3) The term of office of a member nominated or elected to till a causal vacancy shall continue for the remainder of the term of the member in whose place he has been appointed.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section an outgoing member shall, unless the Central Government otherwise directs, continue in office until another person is appointed as a member in his place.
(5) The members of the Council other than ex officio member shall be paid such travelling and other allowances as may be prescribed.
32. Functions of Council. – (1) It shall be the general duty of the Council to co-ordinate the activities of all the Institutes.
(2) without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Council shall perform the following functions, namely :­
(a) to advise on matters relating to the duration of the courses, the degrees and other academic distinctions to be conferred by the Institutes, admission standards and other academic matters;
(b) to lay down policy.regarding cadres, methods of recruitment and conditions of service of employees, institution of scholarships and freeships, levying of fees an4 other matters of common interest;
(c) to examine the development plans of each Institute and to approve such of them as are considered necessary and also to indicate broadly the financial implications of such approved plans;
(d) to advise the Visitor, if so required, in respect of any function to be performed by him under this Act; and
(e) to perform such other functions as are assigned to it by or under this Act.
33. Chairman of Council. – (1) The Chairman of the Council shall ordinarily preside at the meetings of the Council:
Provided that, in his absence, the Vice-Chairman of the Council shall preside at the meetings of the Council.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Council to ensure that the decisions taken by the Council are implemented.
(3) The Chairman shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are assigned to him by this Act.
(4) The Council shall meet once in every year and follow such procedure in its meetings as may be prescribed.
34. Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Chapter. – (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Chapter.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely :­
(a) the travelling and other allowances payable to members of the Council under sub-section (5) of section 31; and
(b) the procedure to be followed in the meetings of the council under sub-section (4) of section 33.
(3) Every rule made by (he Central Government under this Chapter shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of any­thing previously done under that rule.
CHAPTER IV

Miscellaneous

35. Acts and proceedings to be invalidated by vacancies, etc. – No act of the Council, or any Institute or Board or Senate or any other body set up under this Act or the Statutes, shall be invalid merely by reason of­
(a) any vacancy or defect in the constitution thereof, or
(b) any defect in the election, nomination or appointment of a person acting as a member thereof, or
(c) any irregularity in its procedure not affecting the merits of the case.
36. Power to remove difficulties. – (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act the Central Government m.y, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as may appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty :
Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of two years from the date on which this Act receives the assent of the President.
(2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.
37. Transitional provisions. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act­—
(a) the Board of Governors of every Institute [mentioned in the First Schedule] functioning as such immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to so function until a new Board is constituted for that Institute under this Act, but on the constitution of a new Board under this Act, the member of the Board holding office before such constitution shall cease to hold office;
(b) every Senate constituted in relation to every Institute before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to be the Senate constituted under this Act until a Senate is constituted under this Act for that Institute but on the constitution of new Senate under this Act, the members of the Senate holding office before such Institution shall cease to hold office.
[(c) recruitment process and disciplinary proceedings, which had commenced before the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2012, shall be completed, mutatis mutandis, in accordance with the relevant provisions in force immediately before such commencement.
Explanation.-Recruitment process for a post may be taken to have commenced from the date of publication of the advertisement inviting application for the post, and disciplinary proceedings against an employee of the Institute may be taken to have commenced on the date of issue of charge sheet for major penalty or show cause notice for minor penalty to such employee;
(d) all matters, which are meant to be provided through Statutes and Ordinances under sections 25 and 27, respectively, shall, till such Statutes and Ordinances are made, be governed, mutatis mutandis, by the corresponding provisions in force immediately before the commencement of this Act.] [(e) the court, the Academic Council and the Executive Council of the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur performing functions as such immediately before the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall continue to function until a Board is constituted for the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur under this Act, but on and after the constitution of a Board under this Act, the members of the court, the Academic Council and the Executive Council, shall cease to hold office;
(f) the authorities of the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, by whatever names so called, performing functions as such immediately before the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall continue to function until a new Authority is appointed or constituted for performing the same functions under the said Act, but on and after such appointment or constitution, the authorities performing the functions under the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur Act, 2004 (13 of 2004) or any Statutes or Ordinances made thereunder shall cease to hold office;
(g) every Senate or any other authorities in the names so called constituted in relation to every Institute before the commencement of the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall be deemed to be the Senate constituted under the said Act until a new Senate is constituted under this Act for that Institute, but on the constitution of a new Senate under this Act, the members of the Senate holding office before such constitution shall cease to hold office;
(h) until the first Statutes and the Ordinances are made and brought in force under the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2014, the Statutes, Ordinances and rules made for the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur immediately before the commencement of the said Act shall continue to apply to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of the said Act.] THE FIRST SCHEDULE
[See sections 3(g), (m) and 4 (1)] List Of Central Institutions Incorporated Into The Act

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Society
Corresponding Institute
1
2
3
1.
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahahad Society
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.
2.
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal Society
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.
3.
National Institute of Technology, Calicut Society
National Institute of Technology, Calicul.
4.
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Society
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
5.
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Society
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur.
6.
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Society
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.
7.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Society
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
8.
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur Society
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur.
9.
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra Society
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.
10.
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur Society
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
11.
National Institute of Technology, Patna Society
National Institute of Technology, Patna.
12.
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela Society
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.
13.
National Institute of Technology, Silchar Society
National Institute of Technology, Silchar.
14.
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar Society
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar.
15.
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat Society
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.
16.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal Society
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.
17.
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Society
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
18.
National Institute of Technology, Warangal Society
National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
19.
National Institute of Technology, Raipur Society
National Institute of Technology, Raipur.
20.
National Institute of Technology, Agartala Society
National Institute of Technology, Agartala.
[21.
National Institute of Technology, Goa, Society
National Institute of Technology, Goa.
22.
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry Society
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry.
23.
National Institute of Technology, Delhi Society
National Institute of Technology, Delhi.
24.
National Institute of Technology, Sumari (Srinagar), Uttarakhand Society
National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand.
25.
National Institute of Technology, Sohra (Meghalaya) Society
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya.
26.
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram Society
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram.
27.
National Institute of Technology, Manipur Society
National Institute of Technology, Manipur.
28.
National Institute of Technology, Nagaland Society
National Institute of Technology, Nagaland.
29.
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh Society
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
30.
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim.] [31.
National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh.] [THE SECOND SCHEDULE
[See sections 3(g), (m), 4(1) and 11A] List Of Indian Institutes Of Science Education Research

SI. No.
Society
Corresponding Institute
1
2
3
1.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata Society.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata.
2.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Society.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.
3.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali Society.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali.
4.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal Society.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal.
5.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram Society.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram.] [6.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati Society
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati.
7.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur Society
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur.] [The Third Schedule] [See sections 3(g),(k), (m), 4(1) and 11A] LIST OF INDIAN INSTITUTES OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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No.
University or Society
Corresponding Institute
(1)
(2)
(3)

Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur.
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.”.

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