About the Senate

The University Senate is empowered to act upon “educational matters and regulations of the academic community.” Senate decisions in such matters are binding upon all faculties unless overruled by the Governing Council or the Promoters of the University, on an appeal lodged by a faculty. University-wide commissions report their findings and recommendations to the Senate. In addition, it is the deliberative body of the University for academic policies, structure, and procedures, including proposals for changes; it is concerned with the academic program and structure, personnel and budgetary policies, development of facilities, and community, professional, and educational relations of the University. It makes recommendations to the President and Chancellor, and, through the President and Chancellor, to the Governing Council and Promoters concerning the policies and practices of the University. The Senate may also make recommendations for consideration by each of the faculties concerning their internal educational programs and policies. The Senate is authorized to define the educational terms used in catalogs, bulletins, and other announcements, upon which it may also make advisory recommendations; it is responsible for fixing the academic calendar and determining the length of terms and vacations, for arranging the Commencement exercises, and for establishing regulations on academic costume.

The Senate in short is responsible for all the academic affairs of the University, including the provision of courses and the approval of their syllabuses, the admission and progress of students through examinations and otherwise, the award of degrees and such other qualifications as may be prescribed, the making of recommendations to the Council in respect of candidates for the award of honorary degrees, the establishment, organization and control of halls of residence in the University, and the granting of fellowships, scholarships, prizes and similar awards that are within the control of the University provided that funds are available.

The Senate shall consist of the following members:

  1. Vice-Chancellor – Chairman of the Senate
  2. The Registrar – Secretary of the Senate
  3. All Professors in the University;
  4. The Librarian of the University
  5. The Deans of Schools
  6. Dean of Student Affairs
  7. Directors of Academic Institutes/Centres
  8. All Heads of Academic Departments,
  9. Two elected Academic Staff from each School


Committees of Senate

The Senate shall have the following Committees to facilitate its work:

  1. Curriculum Development Committee
  2. Library and Publications Committee
  3. Ceremonies & Honors Committee
  4. Central Admissions Committee
  5. Committee of Deans
  6. Students Welfare Committee
  7. University Sports Committee
  8. Students Disciplinary Committee
  9. Examinations Committee
  10. Research Grants Committee
  11. ICT Development Committee
  12. Senate Business Committee


Essentially, the functions of the Senate are:

  1. The establishment, organization and control of Campuses, Colleges, Institutes, Schools, Departments, other teaching units and research units of the University, and the allocation of responsibility for different branches of learning;
  2. The organization and control of courses of study at the University and of the examinations held in conjunction with those courses, including the appointment of examiners, both internal and external;
  3. The award of degrees and such other qualifications as may be prescribed, in connection with examinations held as aforesaid;
  4. The making of recommendations to the Council with respect to the award to any person of honorary fellowship or honorary degree or the title of Professor Emeritus;
  5. The selection of persons for admission as students of the University;
  6. The establishment, organization and control of halls of residence and similar institutions at the University;
  7. The supervision of the welfare of students at the University and the regulation of their conduct including mode of dressing;
  8. The granting of Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes and similar awards, in so far as the awards are within the control of the University, and
  9. Determining what description of dress shall be academic dress for the purposes of the University, and regulating the use of academic dress.

Mewar University senate building