Withdrawl of Affiliation / Valuntary closure of colleges
Withdrawal of Affiliation:
The rights conferred on a college by affiliation, either temporary or permanent, may be withdrawn in whole or in part or modified, if the college has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Act or if the college has failed to comply with any of the conditions of the affiliation or if the college conducted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of education.
A motion for the withdrawal or the modification of such rights shall be initiated only in the Syndicate. Any Member of the Syndicate, including an Ex-Officio Member, who intends to move such a motion, shall give a notice of it in writing setting out the grounds on which such a mo9tion is made.
Before taking the said motion into consideration, the Syndicate shall send a copy of the said notice to the Principal of the College concerned specifically intimating that any representation in writing on the motion shall be submitted by the College within a period to be specified in such intimation and the same will be considered by the Syndicate.
The period so specified in sub-section (3) may, if so expedient, be extended by the Syndicate upto a reasonable time.
On receipt of the representation or on the expiry of the period referred to in the preceding sub-sections, the Syndicate shall, after considering the notice of motion, the grounds set out therein and the representation received thereon and after such inspection by a Committee constituted and authorized by it in this behalf and after such further enquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, pass a resolution regarding the reasons thereof and shall transmit it to the Academic Council.
On receipt of the report under sub-section (5), the Academic Council shall, after such further enquiry, if any, as may appear to it to be necessary, record its opinion and refer back to the Syndicate.
The Syndicate, after considering the resolution of the Academic Council, shall pass a final resolution recommending the withdrawal of affiliation. Such a resolution shall not be deemed to have been passed by the Syndicate unless it has obtained the support of two thirds of the members present at a meeting.
The Registrar shall submit the proposal, with all the documents including the notice of motion, the reply of the College, Resolutions of the Syndicate and the Academic Council, to the State Government for taking decision.
The State Government, after such further enquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, may direct the University to withdraw the affiliation in whole or in part or as modified and as applicable from a particular academic year or to reject the proposal.
The University shall, on receipt of such directions, pass formal orders in accordance with such directions.
The students of a college, the affiliation of which has been withdrawn in whole or in part, shall be accommodated in the nearby colleges by the University by increasing the intake in respect of particular course of study to the extent of such students to be accommodated. All the documents in respect of such students shall be transferred from the college in respect of which the affiliation has been withdrawn to the college to which they are transferred by the University.
Voluntary closure of a College or a Course:
The management of any college, which intends to close down a college or a course in view of its incapacity or financial viability or breakdown of the Management, shall give a notice, in writing, of not less than three months prior to the intended closure of the college, to the University and to the State Government, stating the reasons therefore.
The application for closure of the college or a course shall be considered by the Academic Council and the Syndicate and pass appropriate resolutions thereon.
The Registrar shall transmit the application and the resolutions of the Academic Council and the Syndicate to the Government which shall, on consideration of the same, issue directions either to permit the closure or to reject the closure to the University and the University shall on receipt of such directions, pass orders accordingly.
The Management shall not close down the college and a course during the currency of the academic year, and until the annual examinations conducted by the University in respect of the course of study are over and the formal order is issued by the University to do so.
The students of such closed colleges shall, on transfer, be accommodated in the nearby colleges by the University, by increasing the intake in respect of a particular course of study to the extent of such students to be accommodated from such closed colleges and all documents in respect of each student shall be transmitted to the college in which such students are admitted.
If, within ninety days after the expiry of the term of notice under sub-section (1), the State Government does not issue any direction either permitting or rejecting the closure, it shall be deemed, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), that the Management is permitted to close the Ccllege or the course as the case may be.