Act No. of Year:
NO. 40 OF 1992
Enactment Date: [26th December,
Act Objective: An Act to provide for the
establishment and incorporation of a University for the
North-Eastern region for the development of agriculture and for the
furtherance of the advancement of learning and prosecution of
research in agriculture and allied sciences in that region. BE it
enacted by Parliament in the Forty-third Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-
1.Short title and
(1) This Act may be called the Central
Agricultural University Act, 1992.
(2) It shall come into
force on such date*1 as the Central Government may, by notification
in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. Definitions. In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder,
unless the context otherwise requires,--
Council" means the Academic Council of the University;
"academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated
as academic staff by the Ordinances;
means the basic and applied sciences of the soil and water
management, crop production including production of all garden
crops, control of plants, pests and diseases, horticulture
including floriculture, animal husbandry including veterinary and
dairy science, fisheries, forestry including farm forestry, home
science, agricultural engineering and technology, marketing and
processing of agricultural and animal husbandry products, land use
(d) "Board" means the Board of Management
of the University;
(e) "Board of Studies" means the Board
of Studies of the University;
(f) "Chancellor" means the
Chancellor of the University;
(g) "college" means a
constituent college of the University whether located at the
headquarters, campus or elsewhere;
(h) "Department" means
a Department of Studies of the University;
1. 26-1-1993: Vide Notfin. NO. S.O. 72 (E), dated 25-1-1993).
(i) "employee" means any person appointed by the
University and includes teachers and other staff of the University;
(j) "extension education" means the educational activities
concerned with the training of orchardists, farmers and other
groups serving agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and improved
practices related thereto and the various phases of scientific
technology related to agriculture and agricultural production
including post harvest technology and marketing;
"Faculty" means Faculty of the University;
"North-Eastern region" means the North-Eastern region of India
comprising the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura;
(m) "Ordinances" means the
Ordinances of the University;
(n) "Regulations" means the
Regulations made by any authority of the University;
"Research Advisory Committee" means the Research Advisory Committee
of the University;
(p) "Statutes" means the Statutes of
(q) "student" means a person enrolled in
the University for undergoing a course of studies for obtaining a
degree, diploma or other academic distinction duly instituted;
(r) "teachers" means Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant
Professors, Teaching Faculty Members and their equivalent appointed
for imparting instruction or conducting research or extension
education programmes or combination of these in the University,
college or any institute maintained by the University and
designated as teachers by the Ordinances;
means the Central Agricultural University established under this
(t) "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of
(u) "Visitor" means the Visitor of the
3. The University.
(1) There shall be established a University by the name of the
"Central Agricultural University".
(2) The headquarters of
the University shall be at Imphal in the State of Manipur and it
may also establish campuses at such other places within its
jurisdiction as it may deem fit.
(3) The first Chancellor
and the first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Board,
the Academic Council and all persons who may hereafter become such
officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office
or membership are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name
of the Central Agricultural University.
(4) The University
shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and
be sued by the said name.
of the University.
The objects of the University shall
(a) to impart education in different branches of
agricultural and allied sciences as it may deem fit;
to further the advancement of learning and prosecution of research
in agriculture and allied sciences;
(c) to undertake
programmes of extension education in the States under its
(d) to undertake such other activities
as it may, from time to time, determine.
5. Powers of the University.
The University shall
have the following powers, namely:--
(i) to make provision
for instructions in agricultural and allied sciences;
to make provision for conduct of research in agricultural and
allied branches of learning;
(iii) to make provision for
dissemination of the findings of research and technical information
through extension programmes;
(iv) to grant, subject to
such conditions as it may determine, diplomas or certificates to,
and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of
examination, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons,
and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other
academic distinction for good and sufficient cause;
confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner
prescribed by the Statutes;
(vi) to provide lectures and
instructions for field workers, village leaders and other persons
not enrolled as regular Students of the University and to grant
certificates to them as may be prescribed by the Statutes;
(vii) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other
University or authority or institution of higher learning in such
manner and for such purposes as the University may determine;
(viii) to establish and maintain colleges relating to agriculture,
fisheries, dairying, veterinary medicine and animal Science, home
science, agricultural engineering, forestry and allied sciences;
(ix) to establish and maintain such campuses, special centres,
specialised laboratories, libraries, museums or other units for
research and instruction as are, in its opinion, necessary for the
furtherance of its objects;
(x) to create teaching,
research and extension education posts and to make appointments
(xi) to create administrative, ministerial and
other posts and to make appointments thereto;
institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals
(xiii) to determine standards of admission to
the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any
other method of testing;
(xiv) to provide and maintain
residential accommodation for students and employees;
to supervise the residences of the students of the University and
to make arrangements for promoting their health and general
(xvi) to lay down conditions of service of all
categories of employees, including their code of conduct;
(xvii) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students and
the employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this
regard as it may deem necessary;
(xviii) to fix, demand
and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by the
(xix) to borrow, with the approval of the
Central Government on the security of its property, money for the
purpose of the University;
(xx) to receive benefactions,
donations and gifts and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any
property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment
properties for its purposes;
(xxi) to do all such other
acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the
attainment of all or any of its objects.
(1) The jurisdiction and responsibility
of the University with respect to teaching, research and programmes
of extension education at the University level, in the field of
agricultural shall extend to the States of Arunachal Pradesh,
Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.
colleges, research and experimental stations or other institutions
coming under the jurisdiction and authority of the University shall
be its constituent units under the full management and control of
its officers and authorities and no such units shall be recognised
as affiliated units.
(3) The University may assume
responsibility for the training of field extension workers and
others and may develop such training centres as may be required in
various parts of the States under its jurisdiction.
7. University open to all classes, castes and creed. The
University shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever
caste, creed, race or class, and it shall not be lawful for the
University to adopt or impose on any person, any test whatsoever of
religious belief or profession in order to entitle him to be
appointed as a teacher of the University or to hold any other
office therein or be admitted as a student in the University or to
graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof:
Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent
the University from making special provisions for the employment or
admission of women, handicapped or of persons belonging to the
weaker sections of the society and, in particular, of the Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.
(1) The President of India shall be the
Visitor of the University.
(2) Subject to the provisions
of sub-sections (3) and (4), the Visitor shall have the right to
cause an inspection to be made, by such person or persons as he may
direct, of the University, its buildings, laboratories, libraries,
museums, workshops and equipments, and of any institution or
college and also of the examination, instruction and other work
conducted or done by the University, and to cause an inquiry to be
made in like manner in respect of any matter connected with the
administration and finances of the University.
Visitor shall, in every case, give notice to the University of his
intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made and the
University shall, on receipt of such notice, have the right to
make, within thirty days from the date of receipt of the notice or
such other period as the Visitor may determine, such
representations to him as it may consider necessary.
After considering the representations, if any, made by the
University, the Visitor may cause to be made such inspection or
inquiry as is referred to in sub-section (2).
(5) Where an
inspection or inquiry has been caused to be made by the Visitor,
the University shall be entitled to appoint a representative who
shall have the right to appear in person and to be heard on such
inspection or inquiry.
(6) The Visitor may address the
Vice-Chancellor with reference to the results of such inspection or
inquiry together with such views and advice with regard to the
action to be taken thereon as the Visitor may be pleased to offer
and on receipt of the address made by the Visitor, the
Vice-Chancellor shall communicate forthwith to the Board the
results of the inspection or inquiry and the views of the Visitor
and the advice tendered by him upon the action to be taken thereon.
(7) The Board shall communicate through the Vice-Chancellor to the
Visitor such action, if any, as it proposes to take or has been
taken by it upon the results of such inspection or inquiry.
(8) Where the Board does not, within a reasonable time, take action
to the satisfaction of the Visitor, the Visitor may, after
considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the
Board, issue such directions as he may think fit and the Board
shall be bound to comply with such directions.
prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, the Visitor
may, by an order in writing, annul any proceeding of the University
which is not in conformity with this Act, the Statutes or the
Ordinances: Provided that before making any such order, he shall
call upon the University to show cause why such an order should not
be made and, if any cause is shown within a reasonable time, he
shall consider the same.
(10) The Visitor shall have such
other powers as may be specified by the Statutes.
9. Officers of the University.
following shall be the officers of the University, namely:--
(1) the Chancellor;
(2) the Vice-Chancellor;
(5) the Registrar;
(6) the Comptroller; and
(7) such other officers as may be
prescribed by the Statutes.
(1) The Chancellor shall be appointed by
the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2) The Chancellor shall, by virtue of his office, be the Head of
(3) The Chancellor shall, if present,
preside at the convocations of the University held for conferring
11. The Vice-Chancellor.
(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such
manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal executive and academic
officer of the University and shall exercise general supervision
and control over the affairs of the University and give effect to
the decisions of all the authorities of the University.
(3) The Vice-Chancellor may, if he is of opinion that immediate
action is necessary on any matter, exercise any power conferred on
any authority of the University by or under this Act and shall
report to such authority the action taken by him on such matter:
Provided that if the authority concerned is of opinion that such
action ought not to have been taken, it may refer the matter to the
Visitor whose decision thereon shall be final:
further that any person in the service of the University who is
aggrieved by the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor under this
sub-section shall have the right to appeal against such action to
the Board within three months from the date on which decision on
such action is communicated to him and thereupon the Board may
confirm, modify or reverse the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor.
(4) The Vice-Chancellor, if he is of opinion that any decision of
any authority of the University is beyond the powers of the
authority conferred by the provisions of this Act, the Statutes or
the Ordinances or that any decision taken is not in the interest of
the University, may ask the authority concerned to review its
decision within sixty days of such decision and if the authority
refuses to review the decision either in whole or in part or no
decision is taken by it within the said period of sixty days, the
matter shall be referred to the Visitor whose decision thereon
shall be final.
(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise
such other powers and perform such other duties as may be
prescribed by the Statutes or the Ordinances.
12. Deans and Directors.
Every Dean and every Director
shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers
and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
13. The Registrar.
Registrar shall be appointed in such manner as may be prescribed by
(2) The Registrar shall have the power to
enter into agreements, sign documents and authenticate records on
behalf of the University and shall exercise such powers and perform
such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
14. The Comptroller.
The Comptroller shall be
appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform
such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
15. Other officers. The manner of appointment and powers
and duties of the other officers of the University shall be
prescribed by the Statutes.
Authorities of the University. The following shall be the
authorities of the University, namely:--
(1) the Board;
(2) the Academic Council;
(3) the Finance Committee;
(4) the Research Programme Committee;
(5) the Extension
Education Advisory Committee;
(6) the Board of Studies;
(7) such other authorities as may be prescribed by the
17. The Board.
The Board shall be the principal executive body of the University.
(2) The constitution of the Board, the term of office of its
members and its powers and functions shall be prescribed by the
18. The Academic Council.
(1) The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of
the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act,
the Statutes and Ordinances, have the control and general
regulation of, and be responsible for, the maintenance of standards
of learning, education, instruction, evaluation and examination
within the University and shall exercise such other powers and
perform such other functions as may be conferred or imposed upon it
by the Statutes.
(2) The constitution of the Academic
Council and the term of office of its members shall be prescribed
by the Statutes.
19. The Finance
The constitution, powers and functions of the
Finance Committee shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
20. The Research Programme Committee. The constitution,
powers and functions of the Research Programme Committee shall be
prescribed by the Statutes.