CHAPTER III 
OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Officers of University

(11)   The following shall be the officers of the University namely:
          i) the Kuladhipati;
         ii) the Kulapati;
            **iia) the Rector;
        iii) the Deans of the Faculties;
        iv) the Registrar;
         v) the Dean of Students Welfare; and
         vi) such other officers in the service of the University as may be declared by the Statutes to be officers of the
              University.

Kuladhipati and his powers

(12)  (1) The Governor of Madhya Pradesh shall be the Kuladhipati of the University.
         (2) The Kuladhipati shall, by virtue of his office, be the Head of the University and the President of the court
               and shall, when present preside at meetings of the court and at any convocation of the University.
         (3) The Kuladhipati may :
               (a) call for any papers or information relating to the affairs of the University; and     
             *(b) for reasons to be recorded, refer any mater except a matter falling under section 55 for reconsideration to
                    any officer or authority of the University that has previously considered such matter.

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*The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1998(No. 8 of 1998)
** The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1983(No. 23 of 1983)

        (4) The Kuladhipati may, by an order in writing, annul:
              *(a) any proceedings of any officer, authority, committee or body of the University, constituted by or under
                     this Act, which is not in conformity with this Act, the Statutes, Ordinances or the Regulations, or    
                (b) any proceedings of any authority, Committee or other body which has been referred to him by the
                      Kulapati under sub-section (7) of section 15, if he is satisfied that such proceedings are prejudicial to
                      the interests of the University;

                                   Provided that before making such order he shall call upon the officer, authority, committee or
body concerned to show cause why such an order should not be made and if any cause is shown within the time
specified by him in this behalf he shall consider the same.

**(4-1) Where the Kuladhipati passes an order annulling the proceedings under sub-section (4), he may make such
              subsequent order in relation thereto in conformity with this Act, rules, Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations,
              as he may deem fit in the interest of the University and the order so made shall be final.
    (5)      Every proposal to confer an honorary degree shall be subject to the confirmation of the Kuladhipati.
    (6)      The Kuladhipati shall exercise such powers as may be confered on him by or under this Act.

Appointment of Kulpati   

(13) (1) The Kulapati shall be appointed by the Kuladhipati from a panel of not less than three persons recommended
             by the committee constituted under sub-section (2) or sub-section (6):
                                                 Provided that if the person or persons approved by the Kuladhipati out of those
recommended by the committee are not willing to accept the appointment, the Kuladhipati may call for fresh   recommendations from such committee:
                     @“Provided also that the first Kulapati of each University specified in part II of the second Schedule shall
be appointed by the Kuladhipati after consultation with the State Government.”

       (2) The Kuladhipati shall appoint a committee consisting of the following persons, namely:
             (i) one person elected by the Executive Council
        **(ii) one person nominated by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission
            (iii) one person nominated by the Kuladhipati
                                The Kuladhipati shall appoint one of the three persons to be the Chairman of the Committee.
  **(3) For constituting the committee under sub-section (2), the Kuladhipati shall, six months before the expiry of
            the term of the Kulapati, call upon the Executive Council and the Chairman of the University Grants
            Commission to choose their nominees and if any or both of them fail to do so within one month of the receipt
            of the Kuladhipati’s communication in this regard, the Kuladhipati may further nominate any one or both of
            the persons, as the case may be.

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*The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1994(No. 19 of 1994)
** The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1991(No. 23 of 1991)
@ The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1983(No. 23of 1983)

     (4) No person who is connected with the University or any college shall be elected or nominated on the
           committee under sub-section (2).
     (5) The committee shall submit the panel wihtin six weeks from the date of its constitution or such further time not
           exceeding four weeks as may be extended by the Kuladhipati.
     (6) If for any reasons the committee constituted under sub-section (2) fails to submit the panel within the period
          specified in sub-section (5), the Kuladhipati shall constitute another committee consisting of three persons, not
          connected with the University or any college one of whom shall be designated as the Chairman. The committee
           soconstituted shall submit a panel of three persons within a period of six weeks or such shorter period as may
           be specified, from the date of its constitution.
     (7) If the committee constituted under sub-section (6) fails to submit the panel within the period specified therein
           the Kuladhipati may appoint any person whom he deems fit, to be the Kulapati.

Emoluments and conditions of Kulapati terms of office of and vacancy in the office of Kulapati

(14)  (1)   The Kulapati shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University and his emoluments and other
                 terms and conditions of service shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
    **(2) The Kulapati shall hold office for a term of four years and shall not be eligible for appointment for
              more than two terms:

                                                 **Provided that notwithstanding the expiry of his term he shall continue to hold office
until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office but this period shall not in any case exceed six months.

   (2-a) The Person holding office of the Kulapati in any University immediately before the commencement of the
            Madhya Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya (Sansodhan) Adhiniyam, 1988, shall continue to hold his office till the
            expiry of his term of office notwithstanding anything contained in the first proviso to sub-section (2).

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** The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1997(No.6 of 1997)

     (3)  If at any time upon representation made or otherwise and after making such enquiries as may be deemed
            necessary, it appears to the Kuladhipati that the Kulapati:
             i) has made default in performing any duty imposed on him, by or under this Act: or
             ii) has acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the University, or
             iii) is incapable of managing the affairs of the University the Kuladhipati may, notwithstanding the fact that the
                 terms of office of the Kulapati has not expired, by an order in writing stating the reasons therein, require the
                 Kulapati to relinquish his office as from such date as may be specified in the order.
     (4)   No order under sub-section (3) shall be passed unless the particulars of the grounds on which such action
            is proposed to be taken are communicated to the Kulapati and he is given a reasonable opportunity of
            showing cause against the proposed order
     (5)   As from the date specified in the order under sub-section (3), the Kulapati shall be deemed to have
            relinquished the office and the office of the Kulapati shall fall vacant.
   *(6) in the event occurance of any vacancy including a temporary vacancy in the office of the Kulapati by reasons
          of his death, resignation, leave, illness or otherwise, the Rector and if no Rector has been appointed or if the
          Rector is not available, Dean of any faculty or the Seniormost Professor of University Teaching Departmen
          nominated by the Kuladhipati for that purpose shall act as the Kulapati until the date on which the Kulapati
          appointed under sub-section (1) or sub-section (7) of section 13, enters or re-enters, as the case may be.

                                Provided that the arrangement contemplated in this sub-section shall not continue for a period of
more than six months.

Powers and duties of Kulapati

(15)  (1)  The Kulapati shall be the principal administrative and Academic officer of theUniversity and shall in the
                absence of the Kuladhipati preside at the meetings of the court. He shall be an ex-officio member and
                Chairman of the Executive Council and of the Academic Council, Member of the Court, and Chairman
                of the Executive Council and Chairman of such other authorities, committees and bodies of the University
                of which he is a member. He shall be entitled to be present and to speak at any meeting of any authority,
                committee or other body of the University but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of
                the authority, committee or body concerned.

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*The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1994(No. 19 of 1994)

        (2)   It shall be the duty of the Kulapati to ensure that this Act, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations
               are faithfully observed and he shall have all powers necessary for this purposes.
       (3)  The Kulapati shall have the power to convene meetings of the court, the Executive Council, the Academic
               Council and of such other authorities, Committees and bodies of the University of which he is the Chairman.
               He may delegate this power to any other Officer of the University.
       (4)   If in the opinion of the Kulapati any emergency has arisen which requires immediate action to be taken, the
                Kulapati shall take such actions as he deems necessary and shall at the earliest opportunity thereafter report
                his action to such officer, authority, committee or other body as would have in the ordinary course dealt with
                the matter:

                                             Provided that the action taken by the Kulapati shall not commit the University to any
recurring expenditure for a period of more than three months:

                                             Provided further that where any such action taken by the Kulapati affects any persons
in the service of the University such person shall be entitled to prefer, within thirty days from the date on which such
action is communicated to him, an appeal to the Executive Council.

                                            *Provided also that this power shall not extend to matters regarding amendment in the
Ordinances, Statutes, Regulations or any matter relating to appointments.
      (5)  On receipt of a report under sub-section (4) of the authority, Committee or body concerned does not approve
             the action taken by the Kulpati it shall refer the matter to the Kuladhipati whose decision thereon shall be final.
      (6) The action taken by the Kulapati under sub-section (4) shall be deemed to be the action taken by the
            appropriate authority until it is set aside by the Kuladhipati on a reference made under sub-section (5) or is
            set aside by the Executive Council on an appeal under the second proviso to sub-section (4).
      (7)  f in the opinion of the Kulapati, any proceeding of any authority, committee or other body of the University
            is likely to be prejudicial to the interests of the University, he shall record his reasons and refer the matter
            to the Kuladhipati and so inform the authority, committee or other body concerned whereupon the decision
            concerned shall not be given effect to till the matter is decided by the Kuladhipati under sub-section (4) of
            section 12.
     (8) The Kulapati shall exercise general control over the affairs of the University and shall give effect to the
            decisions of the authorities of the University.
      (9) The Kulapati shall exercise such other power as may be prescribed by the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.

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*The M P Vigshwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1994(No.19 of 1994)

Power and duties first Kulapati:

*(15-A)    It shall be the duty of first Kulapati of each of University specified in Part II of the Second Schedule to
                  constitute Court, Executive Council, Academic Council and other authorities of the University within a
                  period of two years from the date of the establishment of the University and till the said authorities are
                  constituted, the Kulapati shall be deemed to be the Court, Executive Council, Academic Council or such
                  other authority, as the case may be, and shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred or
                   imposed on such authorities by or under this Act:

                                  Provided that the Kuladhipati may, if he considers it necessary or expedient so to do, appoint
a committee after consultation with the State Government consisting of an Educationist, an administrative expert and a
financial expert to aid and advise the Kulapati in the exercise of his powers and performance of functions in lieu of
each such authority.

Rector

*(15-B )  (1)  A Rector shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Kulapati. If the
                       Executive Council does not accept the recommendation of the Kulapati the matter shall be referred to
                        the   Kuladhipati whose decision thereon shall be fine.
                (2) The Rector shall be a salaried officer of the University.
                (3) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the term of office, conditions of service and emoluments of the
                      Rector shall be such as may be prescribed by statutes and till so prescribed as may be determined by
                      the Kuladhipati.
                (4) The Rector shall perform such duties and exercise such powers of Kulapati as may be assigned to him
                      by   the Kuladhipati in consultation with the Kulapati and he shall perform such other duties and exercise
                      such   other powers as may be prescribed by Regulations. State University Service
**(15-C)   (1) With effect from such date as the State Government may,by notification, appoint in this behalf, there
                        shall be constituted the State Univesity Service for the purpose of providing officers to all the
                        Universities in the State. The State University Service shall consists of the cadre of Registrars and
                        such cadres of other officers covered under clause (vi) of section 11 as the State Government may,
                         by notification, specify.
                  (2) The State Government may make rules for regulating the recruitment and the conditions of services
                        of persons appointed to the State University Service;

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*The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1983(No. 23 of 1983)
** The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1980(No. 19 of 1980)

                                  Provided that until the State University Service is constituted under sub-section (1) and the rules
  are made under this sub-section, appointments to the posts of Registrars vacant on the date of commencement of the
Madhya Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya (Sanshodhan) Adhiniyam, 1980 or to the posts of other officers specified in the
notification under sub-section (1) vacant on the date of publication of the notification specifying the cadres of officers,
as the case may be, shall be filled in by the Kuladhipati by securing the services of suitable officers on deputation.

                 (3) All the rules made under this section shall be laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly.
                 (4) The persons holding the post of Registrars on the date appointed under sub-section (1) or the persons
                       holding the posts of officers included in the cadre specified in the notification under the said sub-section,
                       if confirmed in the said posts before the Ist day of September, 1980, shall be permanently absorbed
                      and included in the State University Service. The remaining persons holding the aforesaid posts on the
                      1st day of September, 1980 may, if found suitable after following such procedure as may be prescribed
                       by rules, be absorbed in the State University Service either provisionally or finally. If any person is not
                       absorbed finally in the State University Service his services shall be liable to be terminated at any time
                       on payment of one month’s salary last drawn by him.
                (5) where any person referred to in the aforesaid sub-section is finally absorbed in the State University
                      Service as provided therein, the conditions of service applicable to him immediately before his
                      absorption, shall not be changed to his disadvantage by making them less favourable to him, except
                      that he shall be liable to transfer from one University to another.”

Registrar
  (16)  “(1)  The Registrar shall be a whole time salaried officer of the University and shall discharge his duties
                   under the Act, subject to the general superintendence and control of the Kulapati. He shall act as the
                   Secretary of the Court, of the Executive Council, of the Academic council and of the Academic
                   Planning and Evaluation Board.
            (2)  The Registrar shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 15-C and the rules made
                   thereunder.”

                            *Provided that the first Registrar of each University specified in Part II of the Second Schedule
shall be appointed by the Kuladhipati after consultation with the State Government and shall hold office for such
period not exceeding four years and on such terms and conditions as the Kuladhipati may determine.

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*. The M P Vishwavidyalaya(Sansodhan)Adhiniyam,1983(No. 23 of 1983)
           *(3) Omitted.
             (4)  Subject to the powers of the Executive Council the Registrar shall, unless otherwise provided in the
                   Statutes, be responsible for seeing that all moneys are expended for the purpose for which they are
                    granted or allotted.
             (5) Unless otherwise proved for by or under this Act, all Contracts shall be signed and all documents and
                   records shall be authenticated by the Registrar on behalf of the University.
             (6) The Registrar shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be conferred or imposed on
                   him, by the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations.

Dean of Students Welfare

(17)   (1)   The Dean of Students’ Welfare shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the Recommendation                    of the Kulapati.
         (2)    The Dean so appointed under sub-section (1) shall be a whole time salaried officer;

                             Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is considered necessary to appoint, on the
recommendation of the Kulapati, a teacher, not below the rank of a Reader to discharge the duties of the Dean of
Students’ Welfare in addition to his duties as such teacher, and in such a case, the Executive Council may sanction a
suitable allowance to be paid to him.
        (3)   The terms and conditions of service and the duties and powers of the Dean of Students’ Welfare shall be
                prescribed by the Statutes.

Other Officers

(18)   The appointment of other officers of the University referred to in section 12, shall be made in such manner and
         the conditions of their service and powers and duties shall be such as may be prescribed by the statutes,
         Ordinances and Regulations.

Section 18 to cease to apply on inclusion in State University Service of certain other officers

*(18-A)   On the inclusion of post of other officers covered under clause (vi) of section 11 in the state University
                Service constituted under section 15-C ** the provisions of section 18, shall cease to apply in respect of
                 such other officers.