1. The Self Supporting Programme (SSP)
1.1 In order to have partial support for the infrastructure, University shall run courses under self supporting programme (SSP).
1.2 University Teaching Departments, schools of studies and Centres may run courses under self supporting programme by
establishing a separate cell within the department/institution. University would retain 20% of the course fee of such course to
be utilized for academic and developmental programmes.
1.3 Affiliated colleges may run course under self-supporting programme with approval of the University on payment of Rs.
10,000/- (or 20% of the course fee whichever is higher ) per annum per course.
1.4 Private institutions may seek affiliation to the University of payment of an affiliation fees of Rs. 25,000/- per annum for running courses under SSP on the payment of an additional fee of Rs. 10,000/- (or 20% of the course fee whichever is higher)
per annum per course.
2. Professor-In-Charge of the Cell
2.1 A Professor-In-Charge shall be appointed by the Head of institution from amongst the regular faculty members of
the institution for each SSP course. If no suitabe person is available in the institution a person from outside the institution may be
2.2 The Professor-In-Charge shall be the academic and executive officer for the course and shall carry out his duties under the
overall supervision of the Head of the nodal department.
2.3 Professor-In-Charge alongwith Registrar shall be responsible for the safe custody of the funds and shall ensure observance
of financial norms.
2.4 Professor-In-Charge shall be responsible for maintaining the proper account and other relevant records including the
preparation of annual accounts, balance sheet and audit.
2.5 Professor-In-Charge shall be respobsible for the preparation of annual budget estimates for being submitted to the Finance
Committee and Administrative committee as well as to SSP Director and the Executive Council for their approval.
2.6 Professor-In-Charge shall be responsible for the preparation of annual progress report and present the same to the proper
authorities through Director for consideration and adoption.
2.7 Professor-In-Charge shall have powers to call visiting fellows.guest lecturers and others in consulation with the Head of
2.8 Professor-In-Charge shall exercise all such powers as may be delegated to him or otherwise required.
2.9 In the case of correspondence courses. professor-in-charge shall arrange the Personal Contact Programmes (PCP) in
consultation with the course Coordinator (s) and Head of institution.
3. Directorate of Self Supporting Programmes
31. For management of the courses run under the Self Supporting Programme,
there shall be a Directorate comprising of :
(i) Vice Chancellor Chairman
(ii) Registrar Member
(iii) Professor-In-Charge of all SSP cells Members
(iv) Director Member Secretary
Note: The Director will be nominated by the Kulpati
from amongst the Professors of the University or from outside the
University. For this work he will be entitled for honorarium/conveyance allowance only as per rules of SSP.
3.2 The Directorate shall frame policies for planning, execution and
evaluation for the self supporting programmes.
3.3 The Directorate shall decide remuneration/honorarium, conveyance and other allowances for the different purposes from
time to time.
3.4 The Directorate shall decide fees for various self supporting programmes.
3.5 The Directorate shall ordinarily meet atleast once in three months and the minutes will be circulated by the member
secretary, counter signed by the Registrar after the approval of the Chairman. The necessary orders shall be issued by the joint
signatures of the Director and the Registrar.
3.6 The Directorate shall function with the assistance of following persons who will normally be provided from the existing staff
of the University.
(ii) Officer-In-Charge or Administrative Officer, not below the cadre of
Superintendent/Senior Technical Assistant.
(iv) Office Assistant
personnel engaged in SSP Directorate and DEC will be given 6.25% of basic salary as
allowance. Moreover, the Director, the Registrar and the Finance Officer may be paid honorarium/conveyance allowance as
applicable for Professor Incharge of a course.
3.7 Wherever necessary the sanctions and approvals of relevant matters
pertaining to self supporting programmes will be given
by the competent authorities on the recommendations of the Director for which the recommendations in the files will be
obtained directly from the Finance Officer/Registrar. The processing of the files will be carried out within the Directorate.
3.8 A minimum of two percent of the course fee of each SSP will be made available to the Directorate for its expenses as per
the budgetary approval.
3.9 The Directorate shall have powers to approve and file various positions recommended by individual SSP cells, as per
requirements and proper justification.
3.10 The selection committee for the academic positions will comprise of
(i) Vice Chancellor or His nominee Chairman
(not below the rank of Professor)
(iii) Professor-In-Charge of the course concerned
(iv) Two subject Experts nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, normally not below the rank of Reader. Atleast one expert
will be from outside the University.
Provided that atleast one subject expert must be present when the selection committee meets.
3.11 The appointments as various positions will be made by the
Directorate after the approval of the recommendations of the
selection committee by the Executive Council. Appointment letters will be issued by the Director.Wherever necessary, a
contract shall be signed between the Director and appointee.
3.12 In case of urgency the Director, on the basis of proposal made by the Professor-In-Charge of the cell, may appoint any
person with the approval of Vice Chancellor, if the position is not to continue for more than two months. Normally the same
person will not be appointed repeatedly.
4 Administrative Committee for each SSP cell
4.1 There shall be an Administrative Committee for each SSP Cell (course) consisting of :
(i) Director Chairman
(ii) Dean of the concerned Faculty Member
(iii) Registrar or his nominee Member
Not below the rank of Dy. Regr.
(iv) Head of the Department Member
(v) One Teacher of the Nodal Dept. Member
Nominated by HOD
(vi) Professor-In-Charge of the programme- Member/Secretary
4.2 The Administrative Committee shall scrutinise all matters such as
administration, examination. seminars, conferences,
infra-structural development and faculty development etc. related to the SSP course and refer the same to the Directorate for
4.3 The Administrative Committee shall have powers to recommend different positions for the concerning SSP and forward the
same with justification to the Directorate for approval and appointments. The incumbents will be paid out of the funds of the
concerned SSP cell and appointments will be purely on tenure basis.
4.4 The Administrative Committee shall meet as occasion demands for four members will form its quorum.
5 Academic Committee for each SSP Cell
5.1 There shall be an Academic Committee for each SSP course comprising of:
(i) Head of the Department Chairman
(ii) Chairman of concerned Board of Studies Member
of the University
(iii) One Teacher of the nodal dept nominated by Member
(iv) Two subject experts to be nominated by V.C. Member
(v) Professor-In-Charge Member Secretary
5.2 The Academic Committee shall work out the details of the course contents and the manner in which the course has to be
run for which consultation should be made with the recognised institutes of that subject.
5.3 The Academic Committee shall maintain the high standards of the course, by way of incorporating appropriate number of
theory and/or practical schedules and periodically monitoring the progress.
5.4 Regular faculty including Prof-In-Charge would take classes in the SSP with the consent of HOD, on payment basis,
subject to a maximum of 8 hours per week.
5.5 The Academic Committee shall meet as occasion demands and three members will form its quorum.
6 Financial Committee for each SSP Cell
6.1 There shall be a Finance Committee consisting of the following :
(i) Professor-In-Charge of the SSP Chairman
(ii) Finance Officer Member
(iii) One member to be nominated by V.C. not Member
below the rank of Reader
(iv) Professor-In-Charge of any other SSP Member
course nominated by the V.C.
6.2 The Finance Committee shall meet as occasion demands and three members will form its quorum.
6.3 The Finance Committee shall examine and scrutinize the annual budget of the programme prepared by the
Professor-In-Charge and make recommendations for onward submission to the Administrative Committee.
6.4 The Finance Committee shall consider the annual audited accounts and forward the same to the Administrative Committee.
6.5 The Finance Committee shall ensure maintenance of proper accounts and regulate expenditure as per financial rules and
procedures of SSP and the University.
6.6 The Finance Committee shall give its views and make recommendations on any proposal of the Professor-In-Charge on
any financial aspect concerning the programme.
6.7 The Finance Committee shall do all such other things incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objectives
of the programme.
7 Funds & Accounts of the Individual SSP Cell
7.1 All money received by way of application fee, registration fee, tuition fees, course fee, reading material fee, late fee and
other miscellaneous fees shall be deposited first in the joint Account in the name of the University Registrar & Prof-In-Charge.
The statement of all receipt of funds will be prepared periodically and submitted to University.
7.2 20% of the course fee will be transferred to the Self Source Account of the University.
7.3 Out of the 80% course fee available to the individual SSP cell, 20% shall be credited to the endowment fund ( may be
kept in fixed deposit as for as possible ) of the SSP cell, rest will be budgeted and used for the SSP course. The endowment
fund should only be used during emergency and for the development of the concerned programme.
7.4 A minimum of 2% of the course fee available to SSP cell will be transferred to the Directorates account.
7.5 Since every expenditure to be incurred is pre-audited, the Professor-In-Charge would be authorized to sanction and issue
cheques upto a limit of Rs. 5,000/- all cheques would be signed jointly by Professor-In-Charge and the Registrar after due
7.6 All payments will be made through cheques.
7.7 All expenditures shall be pre-audited by the Local Fund Accounts, who also certify the annual accounts. The
Professor-In-Charge shall submit yearly-audited statement of account duly signed by the Local Fund, Finance Officer,
Prof-In-Charge, and Registrar to Directorate. Audit fees will be paid by the concerned cell.
8. Purchase Committee for Self Supporting
Programme Directorate & Self Supporting Cells.
There shall be a purchase Committee consisting of the following members:
(i) Director SSP Chairman
(ii) Two members nominated by VC Member
(From amongst the Prof-In-Charge of the Cells) Member
(iii) Head of nodal Department or his nominee Member
(iv) Registrar or his nominee Member
(v) Prof-In-Charge of the concerned cell Member Secretary
(In case of the purchases for the Directorate, Officer-In-Charge or Administrative Officer will be the secretary of the
Purchase Committee )
9. Delegation of Financial Powers
Summary of Powers to incur expenditure by various authorities are as under :
1. Honorarium/Conveyance Full Powers subject
Allowance to Visiting Fellows/ to prescribed scale
Guest Lecturers & Academicians
2. Remuneration to Part time -do-
academic positions, Ministerial staff
3. Payment of Travelling Full Powers ---
4. Purchase of Teaching and other Upto Full Power
course material, photocopy Rs. 5000/-
5. Purchase of equipment -do- -do-
6. Advertisement Full Power after obtaining -
the approval from VC
7. Printing of Prospectus & Upto Full Power
Application forms and Rs. 5000/-
other printing matter
8. Marking of Answer Books Upto Full Power
Rs. 5000/- At a time
9. Postage & Telegrams Full Power -
10. Seminars Full Power subject to -
budget provision on the
11. Contribution to Journals, Upto Rs. 1000/- Full Power
Periodicals, Papers, etc. at a time
12. Contingent & Misc. Upto Rs. 1000/- Full Power
Expenses at a time
13. Repair & Servicing of -do- Full Power
14. Purchase of Books Upto Rs 5000/- Full Power
15. Sanction of leave to Part Full Power -
time Academic Positions &
16. Other Remunerations Upto Rs. 5000/- Full Power
1. For reappropriation - The Executive Council will have Full Power
within the same unit of SSP on the recommendation of the
2. For Appointment of various positions and for periods exceeding two months, the Executive Council will have full power.
3. All items of expenditure will be subject to budget provisions.
10. Modification of Rules and Interpretation
These rules may be modified from time to time by the Executive Council on the recommendations of the
Directorate. In case of any ambiguity in any clause of this regulation or in interpretation, the decision of the Vice Chancellor
shall be final. If need be DEC may frame a separate regulation.
DIRECTORATE OF SELF SUPPORTING PROGRAMME
Honorarium/Remuneration Rates/Conveyance Allowance
Part-A : Remuneration for conduct of Entrance Test
Part-B : Honorarium/conveyance
allowance/remuneration to Prof. Incharge/Co-ordinator/Class III/IV Employees
Part-C : Contractual appointments of Academic positions/ Teachers/ Resource persons
Part-D : Contractual appointments of class III and IV employees
Part-E : Preparation of reading materials for correspondence course
Part-F : Personal contact Programme/Practical training Programme
Part-G : Remuneration rate for the staff of the nodal depts
Part-H : Remuneration for conduct of Annual/Semester Exams. of DEC only
Part-I : Conditions and savings
PART-A: REMUNERATION RATES FOR CONDUCT OF ENTRANCE TEST
(i) Paper setting per paper (including memorandum)
(ii) Valuation of each answer book Rs. 5/-
(with a minimum of Rs. 100/-)
(iii) Viva-voce (per candidate per member) Rs. 3/-
(with a minimum of Rs. 75/- to each member of
the board consisting of not more than 3 members)
(iv) Supervision of group discussion (per candidate per Rs. 2/-
member (with a minimum Rs. 75/- to each supervisor)
(v) Conduction of the Entrance test
(a) Coordinator Rs.150/-
(Ex-office Prof. Incharge or any other person (per session)
appointed for the purpose by the Kulpati)
(b) Superintendent Rs.125/-
(c) Deputy Superintendent Rs. 100/-
(d) Invigilators (two for every 25 students) Rs. 50/-
(In special circumstances Vice Chancellor may (per session)
permit more invigilators for the efficient conduct
of the examination)
(e) Class III employee (one for the purpose of the Rs.150/-
(f) Class IV employee (one for the purpose of the Rs.100/-
(g) Water-man (one between two rooms) Daily wages as per
the Collectors rate
(vi) Refreshment to officials and staff
(a) TA/DA as per University rules
(b) Actual transportation charges for the travel
to and from railway station to outstation
observer with a maximum of Rs. 200/-
(c) Honorarium Rs.150/-
(viii) Contingency expenses for the examination
centre (with a minimum of Rs. 300/-) per candidate
PART - B : HONORARIUM/CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE/
TO PROF-IN-CHARGE/ COORDINATOR/CLASS III/IV EMPLOYEES
(i) Conveyance allowance to Prof. Incharge of course Rs. 1000/-
(ii) Conveyance allowance to Course
various courses under Distance Education Centre (DEC)
(iii) Conveyance allowance to Part Time
Accounts Officer for different courses/ DEC
If a person is
engaged in more than one self supporting programmes he would be entitled for an honorarium
600/- per month for all additional programmes in addition to the conveyance allowance of Rs. 1000/- for the first course as
mentioned above. A professor/teacher will be normally made I/C of atmost two such courses.
PART- C: CONTRACTUAL APPOINTMENTS OF TEACHERS/RESOURCE PERSONS
(a) The honorarium/salary/conveyance allowance
be negotiated depending upon the work load and period of contractual
appointment. The orders must bear the emoluments as well as the duration of the appointment specifically.
(b) The payment to visiting faculty and guest
faculty- Rs. 150/- per hour lecture with a maximum not exceeding Rs. 6000/-
per course per month (maximum Forty lectures @ Rs. 150/- per lecture) to a person, beside the TA/DA as per University
rules. In exceptional cases Kulpati may permit higher payment on the basis of the assignment. However, the total payment to
any person will not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per course per month.
(c) University/local guest faculty @ Rs. 100/-
per hour lecture as conveyance allowance but not exceeding Rs, 1500/- per
month per course.
PART- D: CONTRACTUAL APPOINTMENTS OF CLASS III AND IV EMPLOYEES
salary of class III and IV employees would be as per the rates fixed by the collector for
daily wage employee from
time to time.
PART- E: PREPARATION OF READING MATERIALS FOR CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
(a) Lesson writing per lesson
(b) Lesson review/editing per lesson Rs. 150/-
(c) Lesson translation per lesson Rs. 400/-
(d) Proof reading per page Rs. 3/-
(e) Typing charges of lessons (in duplicate) per page
(admissible line spacing 1.5)
(i) Manual typewriter Rs. 6/-
(ii) Electronic typewriter Rs. 10/-
(iii) Computer print out Rs. 15/-
These charges can be revised each year at the start of the session.
PART- F: CONTACT PROGRAMME/PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
(1) Supervisor contact programme/training
(per working day)
(2) Asstt. Supervisor Rs. 150/-
(per working day)
(3) Resource persons (per lecture) Rs. 150/-
(4) Conveyance allowance per day (on holidays and Rs. 25/-
non-office hours for all persons)
(5) Technical staff (part-time) per working day Rs. 100/-
one for every 20 students (or one per lab)
(6) Training Assistants (part-time) per working day Rs. 75/-
one for every 20 students (or one per lab)
(7) Lab.Attendants Rs. 60/-
(8) Office Assistance (during contact programme/training session)
(i) For clerical work (to maintain records and other office Rs. 50/-
assistance) per session one clerk is allowed per day
(ii) Peon (only one allowed per session) part-time work Rs. 30/-
(iii) Sweeper/Safai wallah (one allowed per session) Rs. 20/-
part-time work per day
(iv) Contingency expenses (per programme) during contact Rs. 500/-
(v) Remuneration to Librarian (one per session if library Rs. 75/-
is used by the student) per day
(vi) Lab. expenses during PCP (if lab. session are of more Rs. 10/-
than 3 hours per day) per student per day
(vii) Valuation of home assignment/response sheet Rs. 2/-
(Per assignment/per candidate; minimum Rs. 50/-)
(viii) Evaluation of project report (where not covered Rs. 30/-
in the examination rules/ordinance)
(ix) Honorarium for conducting the job training for a Rs. 400/-
period of 10-15 days under the supervision of a per candidate
competent person in the establishment (on
completion of the training the supervisor would
award the marks and send a brief report).
NOTE: Proper accounts are
to be maintained for the expenditure incurred during PCP/training programme and should be
submitted within 30 days of the completion of the PCP/Training Programme)
(9) Test during contact programme/training
(a) Paper setting Rs. 100/-
(Only one paper to be set covering all the
aspects dealt during PCP)
(b) Valuation of test/answersheets (per candidate) Rs. 3/-
(Minimum Rs. 50/-)
during test should be done by the staff working during PCP/training programme and to extra
remuneration will be paid for the invigilation.
PART-G: REMUNERATION RATE FOR THE STAFF OF THE NODAL DEPTS.
(i) Part-time clerical assistance for the
courses (one) per month
(ii) Part-time clerical assistance for the Distance Rs. 150/-
Education Courses per month
(iii) Part-time assistance (peon) for the regular courses Rs. 100/-
(one) per month
(iv) Part-time assistance (peon) for the Distance Rs. 50/-
Education Courses per month
PART- H: REMUNERATION FOR CONDUCT OF ANNUAL SEMESTER EXAMS OF DEC ONLY
(a) Sr. Superintendent
(b) Superintendent Rs. 125/- perday
(c) Asstt. Superintendent Rs. 100/- perday
(d) Invigilators (two for every 25 students) Rs. 50/- perday
(e) Class III employees (per candidate) Rs. 3/-
(minimum Rs. 150/- for complete duration of exam)
(f) Class IV (per candidate) Rs. 2/-
(minimum Rs. 100/- for complete duration of exam)
(g) Water-man (one for two rooms) Daily wage as per
(h) Contingency Rs. 12/-
(subject to a minimum of Rs. 500/-) per candidate
(I) Conveyance allowance Rs. 25/-
(only for holidays)
PART-I: CONDITIONS AND SAVINGS
(1) For other remunerative work (not covered here) rules existing in the university would be applicable.
(2) In special circumstances the Directorate
may sanction honorarium etc. for any work related to Self Supporting
(3) These rates will be applicable w.e.f. July
1, 1998, and prior to it, the already existing rates (both for correspondence
course as well as for the courses under self financing scheme) will remain applicable. The rates may be reviewed in two
(4) The committed expenditures in the heads
(given above) on various courses should generally be limited to 50% of the
total fee collected for the individual programme. If in any year the expenditures exceed this limit, the Directorate should
review the viability of the course or justification of such expenses.
(5) Coordinator of individual courses and the
Professor Incharge must ensure the proper maintenance of the records and
assets generated out of the expenses incurred as above.