The Senate

The Senate

The Senate

The Senate is the soul of the academia and with students the raison d’tere for the university. Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, it is usually a relatively large deliberative and participative body made up of Professors and some non-professorial academic staff. It is the ultimate authority for academic decision-taking, normally acting on advice from the School Boards and its other Committees. Hence, the academic policy and procedures of the University are determined by a complex structure in which many members of the Academic Staff participate.

The Senate 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.

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
#  Committee Name  Members  Appointed Members  Functions
 1  Senate

The Senate shall consist of the following members:

  1. The Vice-Chancellor-Chairman
  2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  3. All Professors in the University;
  4. The Librarian of the University
  5. The Deans of Schools including the Postgraduate School
  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,

The Registrar - Secretary.

Bursar – In attendance

Prof. Sudhakar Kota – Vice-Chancellor 

Mr. Firoj Kumar Rauta – Registrar

Mrs. Sarada Maganti – DASS

Prof. Sanjoy Pal - Prof. Microbiology

Prof. Susanta Pahari - Prof. Biochemistry

Dr. Shahid Khan – Asso. Prof. Management

Dr. Senthil Kumar Asst. Prof. - Accounting

Dr. Ahmed Haruna – Sr. Lect. Computer Science

Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba - Head Librarian

Mr. Nazimul Islam – SSD

Observer: Eng. Dr. Bashir Garba – Head Corporate Affairs

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 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;
  6. The selection of persons for admission as students of the   University;
  7. The establishment, organization and control of halls of residence and similar institutions at the University;
  8. The supervision of the welfare of students at the University and the regulation of their conduct including mode of dressing;
  9. The granting of Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes and similar awards, in so far as the awards are within the control of the University, and
  10. Determining what description of dress shall be academic dress for the purposes of the University, and regulating the use of academic dress.

 In carrying out these functions, the Senate requires the concurrence of Council to provide the necessary financial and other resources.

 

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