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Senate List (Marathi) (new)

The Senate, headed by the vice Chancellor, typically consists of around 107 members, and is the Principal Authority for all financial estimates; reviewing current and future academic programs, and suggesting changes consistent with societal development; it also suggests measures for improvement of the University.

  1. The Senate shall be the principal authority for all financial estimates and budgetary appropriations and for providing social feedback to the University on current and future academic programmes.

  2. The Senate shall consist of the following members, namely :-

  1. The Chancellor;

  2. The Vice-Chancellor;

  3. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, if any;

  4. The Director of Higher Education or his nominee not below the rank of joint Director;

  5. The Director of Technical Education;

  6. The Director of Medical Education;

  7. The Director, Board of College and University Development;

  8. The Director of Students Welfare;

  9. The Librarian of the University library;

  10. One head of the Academic Services Units of the University, by rotation
    as prescribed;

  11. The Director of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Services;

  12. Eighteen principals, of the affiliated, conducted and autonomous college, of whom not less than two shall be women and at least one shall be a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis)/Nomadic Tribes or Other Backward Classes, by rotation elected by the electoral college consisting of principals;

  13. Eight representatives of the Managements of affiliated colleges or recognized institutions elected by the electoral college consisting of Chairman or President or the representative of the Managements as the Management may recommend. Where a management conducts one or more colleges or institutions, only one Chairman or President or representative of such management as the case may be, shall be the member of the electoral college; Provided that, out of the eight representatives, two shall be women and one shall be a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis)/Nomadic Tribes or Other Backward Classes, by rotation.

  14. The president and the secretary of the University's students Council

  15. The Registrar, who shall act as the Secretary of the Senate;

  16. Twenty teachers of which three shall be women and two shall be persons
    belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis)/Nomadic Tribes or Other Backward Classes, by rotation, having teaching experience of not less than five years other than heads of University departments or university institutions or principals or Heads of recognized institutions, elected by the teachers from amongst themselves, these seats being allotted faculty wise proportionately and the election shall be faculty wise proportionately but voting to be in common;

  17. Two members of the State Legislative Assembly and two members of the
    State Legislative Council, elected by the respective House of the State Legislature, of which they are members;

  18. Ten members from the registered graduates of the university elected by
    electoral college constituted as provided in sub-section (5) of section 99,
    of whom one shall be a woman and one each shall be from the category
    of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis)
    Nomadic Tribes and other Backward Classes;

  19. Provided that, the registered graduates shall not include the graduates
    falling in or covered by the category of teachers (regular or on contract
    basis, irrespective of their teaching experience), principals, heads of the
    departments, management or any other categories mentioned in this subsection ;

  20. Seven persons, nominated by the Chancellor, who shall include distinguished Educationist, scholars, social workers, women, persons belonging to the minorities, backward communities, industry and professions;

  21. Two persons from amongst the heads of recognised institutions nominated by the Chancellor;

  22. Three persons from amongst heads of the university department or of the university institutions not the below the rank of reader, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor ;

  23. Deans of the Faculties;

  24. Two persons, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor one of whom shall be an employee of the university and other shall be from amongst the employees of the affiliated colleges or recognized institutions other than
    university teachers, teachers, registrars, deputy registrars, assistant registrars;

  25. One representative of the donor individuals or donor organisations, nominated by the Chancellor;

  26. Five post graduates teachers, having not less than five years teaching experience at the post graduate level, elected by the post graduates teachers from amongst themselves of which two shall be women and one shall be a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis)/Nomadic Tribes or Other Backward Classes, by rotation;

  27. One representative of the Education Committees of Zilla Parishad within
    the university area, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor for the term of one year by rotation;

  28. One representative of a Municipal Council or a Municipal Corporation, within the university area nominated by the Vice-Chancellor for a term of one year by rotation.

  1. The Chancellor shall normally preside over the Senate and in his absence the Vice-Chancellor shall preside.

  2. The Senate shall meet at least twice a year on the date to be fixed by the Chancellor. One of the meetings shall be the annual meeting.

Functions and duties of Senate

  1. The Senate shall transact the following business at its annual meeting, namely

  1. review current academic programmes and collaborative programmes;

  2. suggest new academic programmes consistent with the societal requirements in higher education;

  3. suggest measures for improvement and development of the university;

  4. suggest institution of new degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions; and

  5. confer, on the recommendations of the Management Council, honorary degrees or other academic distinctions.

  1. The Senate shall receive, discuss and approve the annual financial estimate  (budget), the annual reports, accounts and audit reports of the university.

  2. The Senate shall review broad policies and programmes of the university and suggest measures for its improvement and development.

 

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