(1) The Academic Council shall consist of;
(a) the Vice-Chancellor (Chairman);
(b) all the Pro-Vice-Chancellors;
(c) the Deans;
(d) the Director of Advance Studies, Research and Technological Development;
(e) two senior most Professors, other than ex-officio members, from each academic department;
(f) all Professors Emeritus;
(g) the Chairmen of the Academic Departments;
(h) four University teachers [*][including at least one female teacher] other than Professors, two from each category of Associate professors and Assistant Professors, to be appointed by the Syndicate;
(i) three persons [**][including at least one woman] eminent in sciences, social sciences and engineering, of whom one shall be from each category, to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;
(j) Secretary to Government of Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;
(k) the Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Punjab, Lahore;
(l) the Director, Technical Education, Punjab, Lahore;
(m) the Librarian;
(n) the Controller of Examinations; and
(o) the Registrar (Member/Secretary).
(2) The Members appointed by nomination shall hold office for three years.
(3) The quorum or a meeting of the Academic Council shall be one-third of the total number of members.
Powers and duties of the Academic Council
(1) The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, have the power to lay down proper standards of instruction, research, technological development, publication and examination and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers and subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Academic Council shall have the powers to:-
(a) advise the Syndicate on academic matters;
(b) propose Rules and Regulations for:-
(i) the conduct of teaching, research, technological development, publication and examinations;
(ii) the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations in the University; and
(iii) the conduct and discipline of students of the University;
(c) propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organisation of Faculties, Academic Departments and Boards of Studies;
(d) consider or formulate proposals for the planning and development of teaching, research and technology development in the University;
(e) propose Regulations on the recommendations of the Boards of Faculties and the Boards of Studies, prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and the outlines of tests for all University examinations; provided that if the recommendations of the Board of a Faculty or a Board of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may continue for the next year the courses of studies already prescribed for an examination;
(f) recognise the examinations of other Universities or examining Bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;
(g) frame Regulations for the award of studentships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;
(h) frame any other Regulations for submission to the Syndicate;
(i) consider, at the end of each academic year, reports of Deans of Faculties on the performance of each academic unit and submit a report to the Syndicate on the teaching, research and technology development at the University, updating the syllabi and courses of study in the light of the latest developments of knowledge in the fields of study at the University and specific information on the improvement and development of technologies;
(j) appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and
(k) perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.
[*] Inserted by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).
[**] Inserted by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).