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The Academic Council

(1) The Academic Council shall consist of:-
i. The Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)
ii. The Deans
iii. The Director of Institutes
iv. The Principals of the Constituent Colleges
v. The University Professors including Professors Emeritus
vi. The Chairmen of the Teaching Departments
vii. Education Secretary, the Regional Directors of Education and the Director of Technical Education, Punjab
viii. One Associate Professor, other than Chairmen of the Teaching Departments, to be elected by and from among themselves
ix. One Assistant Professor and two Lecturers out of whom at least one shall be a woman to be elected by and from among themselves
x. Three Principals of Affiliated Colleges to be elected by the Principals of all such colleges from among themselves, of whom at least one shall be from professional colleges and one from the women’s colleges
xi. Three teachers of Affiliated Colleges having at least five years service in an Affiliated college, other than the Principals, to be elected by the teachers of all such colleges from amongst themselves, of whom at least one shall be from professionals colleges and one from the women’s colleges
xii. Three persons including at least one woman eminent in the Islamic Learning, Arts, the Sciences and the Professions, of whom one shall be from each category to be nominated by the Chancellor
xiii. The Registrar
xiv. The Librarian; and
xv. The Controller of Examinations.
(2) Members appointed by nomination or election shall hold office for three years.
(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Academic council shall be one third of the total number of members.

Powers and duties of 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 instructions, research publication and examinations and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University and the Colleges.
(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:-
(a) to advise the Syndicate on academic matters
(b) to regulate the conduct of teaching, research, publication and examinations
(c) to regulate the admission of students to the courses of studies and examinations in the University
(d) to regulate the conduct and discipline of the students of the University
(e) to propose to the Syndicate scheme for the constitution and organization of Faculties, Teaching Departments and Board of Studies
(f) to consider or formulate proposals for the planning and development of teaching and research in the University
(g) to make 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, subject to the approval of the Syndicate, continue for the next year the courses of studies already prescribed for an examination
(h) to recognize the examinations of other Universities, examining bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University
(i) to regulate the award or studentships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes
(j) to frame regulations for submission to the Syndicate
(k) to appoint members to the various authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and
(l) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.

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