UGC Approval letter: F.13-2/2004(Desk-AC) Dated: 27-01-2005
Mangalore University letter: MU/ACC/CR36/2005-06/A2
Government letter No. ED/15/UDS/2005 Dated 16-10-2006
Government order: ED 60/UNE/2007 Dated 21-5-2007
Mangalore University letter No: MU / ACC/ CR.1/2007-08/A7/ 07-06-2007
Five members from the Management, Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society (MJES) with the Rector as the Chair Person.
Two Senior most teachers nominated by the Principal for a term of two years
An educationist / industrialist nominated by the Management
A nominee of UGC
A nominee of State Government (an academician not below the rank of a professor or a state government official of the Directorate of Collegiate Education/Higher Education/State Council of Higher Education).
A nominee of Mangalore University
The Principal- Secretary to the Governing Council
Registrar ( Evaluation)- Ex-Officio Member
The Chairman is authorized to invite any person or persons for a meeting for realizing the functions of the Governing Council. However, such invitees shall have no voting right and they are authorized to attend only the specific meetings for which they are invited.
Tenure of Membership: The tenure of a nominated member shall be two years except for the UGC nominee whose term will be as notified by UGC.
Powers & Functions:
Subject to the existing provision in the byelaws of autonomous college and rules laid down by the state government, the Governing Body shall have the following powers and functions:
- To lay down conditions of service of teaching and non-teaching staff including their emoluments and allowances.
- To provide a procedure for selection of teaching and non-teaching staff and to make their appointments.
- To be a disciplinary authority for the teaching and non-teaching staff in accordance with rules and procedure to be laid down by it.
- To deal with all financial matters including investment of college money and raising resources for the college.
- Fixing the fee and other charges payable by the students of the college on the recommendation of the finance committee.
- To delegate administrative and financial powers to the principal and other teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.
- To institute scholarships, Fellowships, Studentships, Medals, Prizes and Certificates on the recommendations of the Academic Council.
- To accept donations, endowments to the college.
- To recommend and approve the introduction of new programmes of study leading to Degrees and Diplomas.
- To constitute committees for special academic purposes.
- To perform such other functions as may be necessary and deemed fit for the proper development, and fulfillment of the objectives for which the college has been declared autonomous.
Notwithstanding anything contained above, the powers and functions of the Governing Body shall be exercised in accordance with the guidelines, rules, regulations that may be issued by UGC, the State Government and the University from time to time.
Chairman: The Rector of St. Aloysius Institutions shall be the Chairman of the Governing Council. The Chairman has the power of convening and conducting the proceedings of a meeting. The chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his vote as a member. The Chairman is authorized to invite any person / persons for a meeting for realizing the functions of the Governing Body.
Meetings: The Governing Body shall meet at least twice a year.
Quorum: The quorum for a meeting shall be 5 members.
Agenda of Meetings: A preliminary statement of business to be transacted at a meeting shall be sent to the members at least 7 clear days before the meeting.
Supplementary Agenda: A supplementary list of items and other urgent subjects shall ordinarily be supplied to each member at or before the meeting.
Resolutions: All issues are decided by passing resolutions in the meeting.
Proceedings: The proceedings of each meeting shall be drawn up and circulated to the members within 15 days after the meeting.
Propositions by Members: Every member is authorized to send the subjects to be included in the agenda and such subjects are ordinarily included unless disallowed by the Chairman for specific reasons.
Records: The decision taken on any subject at a meeting shall be properly recorded and maintained.
Academic Council Members 2016-2017
|ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBERS-2016-17|
|Chairman – Rev. Fr. Swebert D’Silva S.J. Principal|
|Secretary – Rev. Dr Melwyn D’Cunha S.J, Co-ordinator, Research Studies|
|Registrar – Dr. A. M. Narahari, Registrar (Evalustion)|
|Rev.Fr. Denzil Lobo SJ||Director AIMIT|
|Rev. Fr. Oswald Mascarenhas S.J.||Chairman MBA|
|Rev. Fr. Praveen Martis S.J||Vice Principal|
|Rev. Fr .W Marcel Rodrigues||Vice Principal|
|Mr. John Sherra||Vice Principal|
|Dr. Alwyn D’Sa||Vice Principal|
|Mr. John Edward D’Silva||Vice Principal|
|Ms. Rita D’Costa||Office Manager|
|Nominees of Mangalore University|
|Prof. Hanuma Nayak|
|Prof. Y Muniraju|
|Prof. S. M. Dharmaprakash|
|Dr. M. Abdul Rahiman
|Former VC, Kannur & Calicut Universities
|Mr. M.P. Noronha
|Mr. Aloysius Sequeira
|Head, Dept of Humanities ,Social Sciences and Management NITK|
|Mr. Ranjan Rao
|Prof. Indrani Karunasagar||Director , Nitte University|
|Dean, Microbiology, (Retd) Gulbarga University
|Prof. Cletus D’Souza||PG Studies in Biochemistry, Mysore|
|Prof. Surendra Rao||Former Chairman, Department of History, Mangalore University|
|Mr. Walter D’Souza
|Former President, Kanara Chamber of Commerce, Mangalore|
|Mr. John Prasad Menezes||Former Chairperson, FIFO|
|Heads of all UG and PG departments|
The Academic Council of the college shall consist of:
- The principal who shall be the Chairman
- All the Heads of Departments of the college
- Not less than four outside experts representing such areas as industry, commerce, law, education, and management nominated by the Governing Body
- Four teachers of the College representing different faculties by rotation on the basis of seniority of service in the college
- Three nominees of Mangalore University
- Registrar (Evaluation)- Ex-Officio member
- A faculty member nominated by the principal- Member Secretary
Powers and Functions: Without prejudice to the generality of functions mentioned, the Academic Council will have the following powers.
- To scrutinize and approve the proposals with or without modification of the Boards of Studies with regard to courses of study, academic regulations, curriculum, syllabi, and modifications thereof, instructional and evaluation arrangements, methods, procedures relevant thereto, etc. provided that where Academic Council differs on any proposal it will have the right to return the matter for reconsideration to the Board of Studies concerned or reject it, after giving reasons to do so.
- To make regulations regarding admission of students to different programmes of studies in the college.
- To make regulations for sports, extra-curricular activities, proper maintenance and functioning of the playgrounds and hostels.
- To recommend candidates for conferring Degrees or Diplomas by Mangalore University.
- To make recommendations to the Governing Body for instituting scholarships, studentships, fellowships, prizes and medals and to frame regulations for the award of the same.
- To recommend to the Governing body proposals for instituting new programmes of study
- To advise and assist the Governing Body on academic matters as it may be called upon and perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Governing Body, so that the aims and objectives of granting autonomous status are achieved.
Tenure of Members: The tenure of nominated members shall be two Years
Frequency of Meetings: Academic Council Meeting shall be held at least once a year
Quorum: Quorum for the Academic Council meeting shall be at least one third of the number of members entitled to attend the meeting. The meeting stands adjourned if the quorum is not present. No quorum is necessary for the reconvened meeting.
Chairman of the meeting: The principal shall preside over the meeting. He has the power to conduct the proceedings of the meeting. He has the power to disallow the private agenda initiated by any member by giving specific reasons.
Notice: Ten clear days notice of the meeting is given to all members. A shorter notice is valid in case the meeting is convened to discuss matters of urgency.
Resolution by members: Any member who wishes to move a resolution in the Academic Council Meeting shall forward it to the Principal so as to reach him at least 3 days before the meeting. Such resolutions may be allowed to be discussed in the meeting unless disallowed by the Chairman.
Business of the meeting:
- Confirmation of the minutes of the previous meeting.
- Business brought forward by the Principal
- Business brought forward by the Faculties and Boards of Studies.
- Business brought forward by the members of the Academic Council.
Records: The decision taken on any subject at a meeting shall be properly recorded and maintained.
The Board of Studies is the basic constituent of the academic system of an autonomous college. Every department shall have a BOS in the college.
- Head of the department shall be the Chair Person
- All the teachers of the department shall be its members
- Two experts in the subject from outside the college nominated by the Academic Council
- One expert nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from a panel recommended by the college principal or any other person.
- One representative from the industry/corporate sector/allied area relating to placement.
- One Post-Graduate meritorious alumnus nominated by the principal.
The Chairman of BOS may with the approval of the principal of the college, co-opt:
- Experts from outside the college.
- Other concerned staff members of the college.
Tenure: The tenure of the nominated members shall be two years.
Meetings: The Registrar shall draw the schedule for meeting of BOS for different departments in consultation with the concerned Chairman. The meeting may be scheduled as and when necessary, but at least once a year.
Where ever inter disciplinary subjects are there in a Board, the concerned Board shall invite / consult the qualified expert /s in the subject concerned before finalizing the syllabus.
The suggested text or reference books may include the standard books written by foreign authors with two or three standard text books and other reference books.
Powers and functions:
- To prepare syllabi for various courses keeping in view the objectives and interests of the college, interest of the stake holders and national requirement for consideration and approval by the academic council.
- To suggest methodologies for innovative teaching and evaluation techniques.
- To suggest panel of examiners.
- To coordinate research, teaching, extension and other academic activities in the department / college.
- To prepare question banks.
Board of Appointment of Examiners (BOAE)
There shall be a BOAE for the appointment of examiners for examinations in each course / subject/faculty. The Registrar shall be the Chairman of the BOAE. The Chairman of concerned BOS and the seniormost teacher from the concerned department shall be members of the BOAE.
- The BOAE shall constitute the Board of Examiners.
- The BOAE shall prepare the list of examiners for each subject/course, from out of the panel of examiners prepared by the concerned BOS and submit for the approval of the Governing Body.
Board of Examinations (BOE)
There shall be a BOE for each subject/course/faculty as appointed by the BOAE and approved by the Governing Council. The BOE consists of the Chairman of BOS and other examiners.
- To scrutinize and approve the question papers.
- To hand over the approved question papers in sets to the Registrar.
- To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Academic Council.
The Finance committee will be an advisory body to the Governing Council regarding finances of autonomous status. It will meet at least twice a year.
The Principal- Chair person
Registrar- Ex-Officio Member
One person nominated by the Governing Council of the College for a period of two years.
One senior-most teacher of the College nominated on rotation by the principal for two years.
To prepare budget estimates relating to the grant received / receivable from UGC, income from fees collected for various activities to undertake the scheme of autonomy and funds received from any other source for realizing the objectives of autonomy.
To consider the audited accounts.
Any other function as may be assigned by the Governing Council.
Committee to deal with Examination Mal Practices and Staff Council
The principal shall appoint a committee to deal with examination malpractices. The committee shall comprise of four teachers including the Chief Office Superintendent of Examinations as the Chair Person. The tenure of the committee shall be one academic year. Malpractices of students relating to examinations and evaluations as defined and notified from time to time will be referred to this committee.
To deal with all kinds of examination malpractices and exercise all such powers as may be necessary to examine the issues.
To make recommendations to the principal regarding specific actions to be taken.
To assist the Registrar in defining and identifying the scope of examination malpractices.
The Principal shall set up a staff council to function as an advisory body. The staff council will advise the principal in specific matters of day to day functioning of the college.
- The principal (shall act as the Chairman)
- Vice Principal/s
- Registrar ( Evaluation)
- Campus minister
- All Heads of Departments as notified by the Principal
- Student Council Director
- President of SAC Staff Association
- Chief Librarian
- Physical Director
- Office Superintendent / Manager
- To deal with Calendar of events
- To make recommendations about staff and student discipline
- To discuss the issues relating to student elections
- To plan activities relating to research, new academic programmes, introducing new courses, subjects of study, etc.
- To suggest measures to qualitatively improve the academic, co-curricular and extra curricular activities
- To discuss the issues relating to student activities, festivals and other kind of programmes.
- To discuss the issues relating to regulations, examinations and general administration
- To assist the principal in all matters necessary for realising the objectives of the college
- To deal with any issues as may be assigned by the principal.
- The principal of the College is authorized to establish any such committee as may be necessary for effectively implementing the scheme of autonomy.
The principal of the college shall appoint a committee to function as Grievances Redressal Cell. The cell consists of at least 5 members from various departments of the college. A senior teacher will act as the chair person. The Committee has a tenure of one academic year.
Functions: To make all necessary arrangements for receiving representations/ complaints/ grievances from students relating to general administration, examination and evaluation and any other problems relating to the functioning of a student in the college.
- To examine the grievances.
- To make necessary recommendations to the Principal.
- To hand over the grievances relating to examination and evaluation to the Registrar (Evaluation).
- To do all such things as may be assigned by the principal.