The Board of Studies
Meetings of the Board of Studies:
1.The Board of Studies (UG/PG) shall ordinarily meet atleast once a year or as and when required.
2.Two fifth members shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Board of Studies.
3.The Chairperson of the Board of Studies shall convene and preside over the meeting of the Board of Studies.
4.Notice for a meeting of the Board of Studies, other than a special meeting, shall ordinarily be issued at least one week before the day fixed for the meeting.
5.Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson at his/her own initiative or on a written request by at least 1/3rd of the members of the Board of Studies.
6.In case of special meetings called at the request of the members, no item other than those notified in the agenda shall be discussed and that the presence of all members, at whose request the special meeting was called, shall be essential.
7.If in the opinion of the Dean of Faculty concerned, it is not necessary or expedient to convene a meeting of the Board of Studies to consider any item and if he considers that a matter could be disposed of by circulation among the members of the Board of Studies, he may issue necessary instructions to that effect.
8.The person presiding over the meeting shall record the minutes of the Board of Studies and send them to the Dean concerned within seven days from the date of meeting for circulation to the members of the Board of Studies
9.Any member of the Board of Studies who was present at the meeting may, within ten days of the issue of the minutes, communicate to the Dean concerned in writing any correction(s) to the minutes.
The Dean shall forward the same to the Chairperson for remarks. If the Chairperson is convinced that the objection raised is genuine, he may correct the minutes accordingly, otherwise, it shall be placed in the next meeting of the Board of Studies for information and decision.
The Dean shall submit the approved minutes of the Board of Studies to the Registrar who shall place the approved minutes in the next immediate Academic Council meeting for consideration and approval.
Functions of the Board of Studies:
Subject to the overall control and supervision of the Academic Council, the duties and functions of the Board of Studies (UG/PG) shall be as follows:
a) Review and revise the syllabi of the course being offered by the concerned
Department or Centre, ordinarily once in every two or three years, and include the latest advancements in the concerned subject(s). It being so, the Board of Studies shall also consider and implement the suggestions or guidelines issued by the regulatory bodies (MCI, DCI, INC, etc.) from time to time, for modernization of the syllabi;
b)Review the progress of the existing programmes in the Department, identify the deficiencies, if any, and recommend to the concerned Authorities of the University such other remedial measures as may be found necessary for improving the standard of the programmes;
c)Recommend to the Academic Council, through the Dean concerned, the starting of any new course in the concerned subject, its structure, admission criteria, and scheme of examination etc.;
d)Review the question papers set in the previous year examination(s), the reports of the evaluators on students’ performance, and suggest remedial measures, if necessary, for improving the quality of question papers and students’ performance;
e)Recommend to the Academic Council every year a panel of moderators, translators, paper setters, examiners (both internal and external) in all the papers including practical and viva-voce examination of the concerned subject(s), and adjudicators for PhD, DM, MCh. and other PG thesis through the Dean of the concerned Faculty.
f)Recommend to the Academic Council through the Dean concerned a panel of subject experts from outside, as and when required, for nomination of the selection committees meant for appointment of teachers in the concerned subject;
g)Consider the cases of equivalence of degrees/diplomas offered by other universities and make recommendations thereof; and
h)Consider and offer its opinion or recommendation on any matter relating to the subject under its jurisdiction, and referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor or Board or Academic Council or Faculty concerned.