Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 14
For the first time in the past five years, Punjabi University, Patiala, will hold a Senate meeting on September 16.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Arvind said: “We are going to hold a meeting of the Senate. We will also come up with a decision on holding the long-pending convocation.”
The Punjabi University Senate comprises former VCs; the Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court; the Chief Minister and the Education Minister, besides six university deans, who are professors, heads of university research departments, principals of government and private colleges affiliated to the university.
The Senate also has three individuals nominated by the Chancellor’s Office, members co-opted by the Senate and others apart from the Chancellor and the VC.
Notably, not holding a Senate for the past five years is in contravention of the university charter, which states that “an annual meeting of the Senate shall be held on a date to be fixed by the VC. At such annual meetings, a report of the working of the university during the previous year together with a statement of the receipts and the expenditure and the financial estimates shall be presented.”
The Senate reviews the policies and programmes of the university. It passes resolutions on the annual report, annual accounts and the audit report.
It also advises the Chancellor on matters, as per the requirement.
Prof Arvind said the Senate would take up matters, including awarding degrees, looking at annual reports, formation of the Senate, nominating members for the finance committee and the Syndicate, among others.
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