Academic Council

Academic Council: Minutes of Meeting

Academic Council

   1 The Vice-Chancellor Chairperson
   2 A nominee of Principal Secretary Technical Education. Govt. of Uttar Pradesh Member
   3 All the Deans of University Member
   4 The Dean of Academic Affairs Member Secretary
   5 A representative of Director IIT Kanpur Member
   6 A representatives of IIIT Allahabad and IIIT Lucknow Member
   7 A representative of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University,
Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
   8 All Heads of Departments, Centers and Units of the University Member
   9 Professor of the University Departments, Centers and Units, where
the Head thereof is an Associate Professor
   10 The Chief Librarian of the University Member
   11 Five persons of academic eminence not being the employees of the
University to be nominated by Executive Council in such manner, as may be


Constitution, responsibilities and powers

(As per clause 30 of UP HBTU Act, 2016)

1. The Academic Council shall meet at least twice in a year.
2. The term of office of members other than the ex-officio members shall be three years.
3. The quorum shall be half of its total number of members.
4. The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the University for providing academic feed back to the University on current and future academic programmes. Subject to the provisions of this Act; the Council:
(a) shall have the control and general regulation of, and be responsible for the maintenance of the standard of instructions, and education carried on or imparted in the University.
(b) may advise the Executive Council on all academic matters including matters relating to co-ordination of the working of the Boards of Studies, and examinations conducted by the University.
(c) Shall report suitable matters of academic irregularities to Executive Council for administrative action.
(d) Shall consider matters referred to it by the Executive Council.
(e) Shall have such powers and duties as may be prescribed.
5. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions. the powers and the functions of the Academic Council shall be:
(a) to review the curricula regularly, getting input from industry trade and commerce for making technical education employment-oriented.
(b) to recommend to the Executive Council regarding institution of degrees. dualdegree,diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
(c) to recommend to the Executive Council to make amend or repeal Ordinances on issues related to academic matters.
(d) to make proposals for the establishment of new University schools
departments, centers units of higher learning, research and specialized studies,academic services, libraries, laboratories and museums etc.
(e) to consider and make recommendations regarding new proposals for creation of Professorships, Associate Professorships. Assistant Professorships, and non-vocational academic staff required by the University.
(f) to recommend to the State Government or otherwise of the qualifications as prescribed by the University Grants Commission or All India Council of Technical Education for different categories of teachers and non-vocational
academic staff, and for a particular post in these categories, whether in the University, and prescribe additional qualifications if any.
(g) to make proposal to the Executive Council for the institution of fellowships, travelling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes, research awards, industry attachments of faculty membersconsultancy to the industry etc. and make their regulations.
(h) to prescribe qualifications and norms for appointment of papers setter,
examiners, moderators and others, concerned with the conduct of examinations.
(i) to approve the list of all recipients of Post-Doctoral degrees (DSc, DLit),Doctoral degrees, Under Graduate and Post Graduate degrees, Post Graduate diplomas, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
(j) to propose name(s) for conferment of honorary degree to the Chancellor for approval through the Executive Council.
(k) to decide date for convocation and hold the convocation.
(l) to promote consultancy to industries.