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Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994

Recently, Section 12 (2) & (3) of the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 has been amended to provide revised composition of the Search Committee, eligibility conditions and essential qualifications, and experience and expected skills and competencies for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.

Section 12(2):

The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor in the manner stated hereunder:

a) There shall be a committee consisting of the following members to recommend suitable names, for appointment of Vice-Chancellor, namely:-

i) a member nominated by the Chancellor, who shall be the retired Judge of the Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or an eminent scientist of national repute or a recipient of Padma Award in the field of education.
 

(ii)The Principal Secretary of Higher & Technical Education Department or any officer not below the rank of Principal Secretary to Government nominated by the State Government.

(iii) The Director or Head of an institute or organization of national repute, such as, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Space Research Organization or National Research Laboratory nominated by the Management Council and the Academic Council, jointly, in the manner specified by the State Government by an order published in the Official Gazette;

 
b)The member nominated by the Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the Committee;

Section 12(3) :

The committee shall recommend a panel of not less than five suitable persons for the consideration of the Chancellor for being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor. The names shall be in alphabetical order without any preference indicated. The report shall be accompanied by a detailed write-up on suitability for each persons included in the panel.

(3A) A persons recommended by the Committee for appointment as a Vice-Chancellor shall,-

a) be an eminent academician or an administrator of high caliber;

b) be able to provide leadership by his own example;

c) be able to provide vision and have ability to translate the same into reality  in the interest of students and society; and

d) possess such education qualification and experience as may be specified by the State Government, by an Order published in the Official Gazette, in consultation with the Chancellor.

(3B) The eligibility conditions and the process for recommendation of names for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be given wide publicity to ensure the recommendation of most suitable candidates.
 

  • In consultation with the Chancellor, the State Government may, by an Order published in the Official Gazette specify the eligibility conditions for being elected or nominated as a member of any authority of the university.” Section 24(A)
  • The State Government shall cause the audited annual accounts of the university, received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature. Section 103(A)
  • The State Government shall cause the annual report of the university, received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature”. Section 104 (2)

Eligibility criteria for the appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor:

No. Rajbh – 2009/(71/09)/VE-2. – Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor of a University is the principal academic and executive officer of the University, and is responsible for development of the academic programmes and general administration of the University for ensuring efficiency and good order of the university ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to ensure the highest level of education and encouraging good quality research, collaborative arrangements, extension activities and appropriate technological and infrastructural resource base, etc. ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to shape up the overall personality of the students in line with the National and Social priorities ;

     And whereas, having regard to the position of the Vice- Chancellor as aforesaid, it is expedient to provide a person being appointed shall possess certain qualification and experience;

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (d) sub-section (3A) of section 12 of the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 (Mah XXXV of 1994) ; and of all other powers enabling it in that, the Government of Maharashtra, in consultation with the Chancellor ; hereby –

  • specifies that the person being recommended by the Committee shall possess the essential qualification and experience as set out in part ‘A’ of the Scheduled appended hereto; and may possess desirable experience , expected skill and competencies as set out in Part B and part C, respectively of the said Schedule;
  • directs that the manner in which the application shall be submitted shall be such as set out in Part D of the said Schedule.

Schedule
PART ‘A’

Essential Qualification and Experience –

  • Earned Doctorate in any discipline and good academic record.
  • Experience in the field of Higher Education of at least 15 years in teaching and research in a university/ well-established institution of repute and/or at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  • Minimum of five research publication in peer-reviewed/referred international research journals after Ph.D and/or published quality books in a recognized discipline, referenced for study in higher education at the National/International level.
  • At least 5 years of administrative experience in the field of Higher Education not below the rank of Professor and Head of the Department in a university/Principal  (in Professor’s Guide) of a Senior College/ Head of a national/ international institution of Advanced Learning.
  • Execution of at least one major research project.
  • Experience of working with international bodies or international exposure through participation in workshops, seminars or conferences held outside the country.
  • Experience of organizing events such as workshops, seminars, conference at an international level within the country in the field of higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership.

 

 PART ‘B’

Desirable Experience –

  • Experience of working on the Statutory Authorities of a university such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Management Council or Executive Council of Board of Management , Senate etc.;
  • Demonstrable experience of handling Quality issues, assessment and accreditation procedures, etc.;
  • Experience to guide Ph.D students ;
  • Experience at the State or national or internation level in handling youth development work such as organizing student-centric activities for their all-round development and for providing them rich campus life as envisaged in the Maharashtra Universities Act.

 

PART ‘C’

Expected Skills and Competencies –

  • Technical Skills –
    1. Openness towards technology and a deep conviction regarding its potential applications in a knowled-based settings;
    2. Reasonably high level of comfort in the use of technology ;
  • Managerial Skills –
    1. Ability to anticipate issues and problems and prepare advance strategic plans;
    2. Ability to generate resources and allocate the same appropriately ;
    3. Capacity to work effectively under pressure and manage work and resources within tight deadlines;
    4. Good understanding of financial management including revenue generation, planning and fiscal control;
  • Alignment with corporate objectives and State as well as National level priorities
    1. Ability to identify the needs of the communities in key sectors;
    2. Deep understanding of the challenges before the National and how Higher Education can respond to developmental needs ;
    3. Demonstrable understanding f curriculum development issues, especially those relating to widening participation and social inclusion ;
  • Leadership skills –
    1. Exceptional ability to motivate a divers group of stakeholders ;
    2. Keen desire to further the mission and goals of the organization;
    3. Ability to think strategically and innovatively and maintain a broad perspective;
    4. Ability to lead by personal example with openness to new ideas and a consultative approach in implementation of the same
  • Interpersonal communication and collaborative skills- 
    1. Demonstrable success in developing and executing National and International collaborative arrangements;
    2. Ability to interact effectively and persuasively with a strong knowledge-base at senior levels and in large forums as well as on a one-to-one basis;
    3. Evidence of being an active member of professional bodies and associations in pertinent fields.

PART ‘D’

Procedure for the Search Committee for considering prospective candidates –

  • The Search Committee may identify on its own or on recommendations of eminent academicians the prospective candidates.
  • Apart from this, the Search Committee may also consider applications received by it.
  • The prospective candidates/applicants must provide a detailed chronological Resume that reflects their qualification, experience and achievements. Additionally, they should provide a summary description of fulfilling the essential requirements and justifying their competency for the position of Vice-Chancellor in the context of the specific skills and competencies listed herein to facilitate the Search Committee to judge competency/suitability of the candidate.
  • The Search Committee may relax any condition incase of deserving candidate.

 

By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra

 

J.S.Saharia,
Principal Secretary to the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE YASHWANTRAO CHAVHAN MAHARASHTRA
OPEN UNIVERSITY ACT, 1989

In section 10 of the Yashwantrao Chavhan Maharashtra Open University Act, 1989(hereinafter, in this Chapter, referred to as “the Open University Act), for sub-section (1) , the following sub-sections shall be substituted, namely –

“(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor in the manner stated hereunder : -

(a) There shall be a Committee consisting of the following members to recommend suitable names to the Chancellor for appointment of Vice-Chancellor, namely :-

  • a member nominated by the Chancellor, who shall be the retired Judge of the Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or an eminent Scientist of national repute or a recipient of Padma Award in the field of education ;
  • the Principal Secretary of Higher and Technical Education Department or any officer not below the rank of Principal Secretary to Government, nominated by the State Government;
  • the Director or Head of an institute or organization of national repute, such as, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Space Research Organization or National Research Laboratory nominated by the Board of Management and the Academic Council, jointly , in the manner specified by the State Government by an order published in the Official Gazette;
    • The member nominated by the Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the  Committee;
    • The members nominated shall be the persons who are not connected with the university
    • No meeting of the Committee shall be held unless all the three members of the Committee are present.

(1A) The process of preparing a panel shall begin at least three months before the probable date of occurrence of the vacancy of the Vice-Chancellor and shall be completed within the time limit fixed by the Chancellor. The Chancellor however, may, extend such time limit if in the exigency of the circumstances it is necessary so to do, so however that the period so extended shall not exceed three months in the aggregate.

(1B) The term of the Vice-Chancellor, his emoluments and other conditions of service, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

(1C) The Committee shall recommend a panel of not less than five suitable persons for the consideration of the Chancellor for being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor. The names so recommended shall be in alphabetical order without any preference being indicated. The report shall be accompanied by the detailed write up on suitability of each person included in the panel.

(1D) A person for being recommended by the Committee for appointment as a Vice-Chancellor shall, -be an eminent academician or an administrator of high caliber;

  • be able to provide leadership by his own example;
  • be able to provide vision and have ability to translate the same into reality in the interest of students and society ; and
  • possess such educational qualifications and experience as may be specified by the Government, by an order published in the Official Gazette, in consultation with the Chancellor.

(1E)  The eligibility conditions and the process for recommendation of names for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be given wide publicity to ensure the recommendation of most suitable candidates.

(1F)  If the Chancellor does not approve of any of the persons recommended under sub-section (1C), he may constitute the Committee if he deems fit and call for fresh recommendations,”

  1. After Section 15 of the Open University Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely :-“15A. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, in consultation with the Chancellor, the State Government may, by an order published in the Official Gazette, specify the eligibility conditions for being appointed or nominated as a member of any authority of the University.”
  1.  In section 21 of the Open University Act, in clause (a), for the words “the manner of appointment of  the Vice-Chancellor, the term of his appointment” the words “the term of appointment of the Vice-Chancellor” shall be substituted.
  1. In section 27 of the Open University Act, after sub-section (3), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:-“ (3A) The State Government shall cause the audited annual accounts of the University, received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature.”
  1. In section 28 of the Open University Act, after sub-section (3), the following sub-section shall be added, namely :-“ (4) The State Government shall cause the annual report of the University, received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature.”
  1. In the Second Schedule appended to the Open University Act, in paragraph 1, clauses (2) and (3) shall be deleted.

 

Eligibility conditions for the appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor:

No. USG – 2009/(89/09)/VE-2. – Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor of the Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik is the principal academic and executive officer of the University, and is responsible for development of the academic programmes and general administration of the University for ensuring efficiency and good order of the university ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to ensure the highest level of education and encouraging good quality research, collaborative arrangements, extension activities and appropriate technological and infrastructural resource base, etc. ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to shape up the overall personality of the students in line with the National and Social priorities ;

     And whereas, having regard to the position of the Vice- Chancellor as aforesaid, it is expedient to provide a person being appointed shall possess certain qualification and experience;

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (d) sub-section (1D) of section 10 of the Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Act, 1989 (Mah XX of 1989) ; and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Government of Maharashtra, in consultation with the Chancellor ; hereby –

  1. specifies that the person being recommended by the Committee shall possess the essential qualification and experience as set out in part ‘A’ of the Scheduled appended hereto; and may possess desirable experience , expected skill and competencies as set out in Part B and part C, respectively of the said Schedule;
  2. directs that the manner in which the application shall be submitted shall be such as set out in Part D of the said Schedule.

Schedule
PART ‘A’

Essential Qualification and Experience –

  1. Earned Doctorate in any discipline and good academic record.
  2. Experience in the field of Higher Education of at least 15 years in teaching and research in a university/ well-established institution of repute and/or at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  3. Minimum of five research publication in peer-reviewed/referred international research journals after Ph.D and/or published quality books in a recognized discipline, referenced for study in higher education at the National/International level.
  4. At least 5 years of administrative experience in the field of Higher Education not below the rank of Professor and Head of the Department in a university/Principal  (in Professor’s Grade) of a Senior College/ Head of a national/ international institution of Advanced Learning.
  5. Execution of at least one major research project.
  6. Experience of working with international bodies or international exposure through participation in workshops, seminars or conferences held outside the country.
  7. Experience of organizing events such as workshops, seminars, conference at an international level within the country in the field of higher education.
  8. Demonstrated experience in leadership.

 

PART ‘B’

Desirable Experience

  1. Experience of working on the Statutory Authorities of a university such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Management Council or Executive Council of Board of Management , Senate etc.;
  2. Demonstrable experience of handling Quality issues, assessment and accreditation procedures, etc.;
  3. Experience to guide Ph.D students ;
  4. Experience at the State or national or international level in handling youth development work such as organizing student-centric activities for their all-round development and for providing them rich campus life as envisaged in the Maharashtra Universities Act.

 

PART ‘C’

Expected Skills and Competencies –

    1. Technical Skills –
      • Openness towards technology and a deep conviction regarding its potential applications in a knowled-based settings;
      • Reasonably high level of comfort in the use of technology ;
    2. Managerial Skills –
      • Ability to anticipate issues and problems and prepare advance strategic plans;
      • Ability to generate resources and allocate the same appropriately ;
      • Capacity to work effectively under pressure and manage work and resources within tight deadlines;
      • Good understanding of financial management including revenue generation, planning and fiscal control;
    3. Alignment with corporate objectives and State as well as National level priorities -
      • Ability to identify the needs of the communities in key sectors;
      • Deep understanding of the challenges before the National and how Higher Education can respond to developmental needs ;
      • Demonstrable understanding of curriculum development issues, especially those relating to widening participation and social inclusion ;
    4. Leadership skills –
      • Exceptional ability to motivate a divers group of stakeholders ;
      • Keen desire to further the mission and goals of the organization;
      • Ability to think strategically and innovatively and maintain a broad  perspective
      • Ability to lead by personal example with openness to new ideas and a consultative apoproach in implementation of the same;
    5. Interpersonal communication and collaborative skills-
      • Demonstrable success in developing and executing National and International collaborative arrangements;
      • Ability to interact effectively and persuasively with a strong knowledge-base at senior levels and in large forums as well as on a one-to-one basis;
      • Evidence of being an active member of professional bodies and associations in pertinent fields.

PART ‘D’

Procedure for the Search Committee for considering prospective candidates

  1. The Search Committee may identify on its own or on recommendations of eminent academicians the prospective candidates.
  2. Apart from this, the Search Committee may also consider applications received by it.
  3. The prospective candidates/applicants must provide a detailed chronological Resume that reflects their qualification, experience and achievements. Additionally, they should provide a summary description of fulfilling the essential requirements and justifying their competency for the position of Vice-Chancellor in the context of the specific skills and competencies listed herein to facilitate the Search Committee to judge competency/suitability of the candidate.
  4. The Search Committee may relax any condition incase of deserving candidate.

By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra

 

J.S.Saharia,
Principal Secretary to the Government

 

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR
TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ACT, 1989

In section 12 of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Act, 1989 (hereinafter, in this Chapter, referred to as “the Technological University Act” ), -

1)for sub-sections (1),(2) and (3), the following sub-sections shall be substituted, namely : -

  • There shall be a Committee consisting of the following members to recommend suitable names to the Chancellor for appointment of Vice-Chancellor, namely ;-
    • a member nominated by the Chancellor, who shall be retired Judge of the Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or an eminent scientist of national repute or a recipient of Padma Award in the field of education;
    • the Principal Secretary of Higher and Technical Education Department or any officer not below the rank of Principal Secretary to Government, nominated by the State Government:
    •  the Director of Head of the an institute or organization of national repute, such as, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Space Research Organization or National Research Laboratory, nominated by the Executive Council and the Academic Council, jointly, in the manner specified by the State Government by an order published in the Official Gazette;
  • The member nominated by the Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the Committee ;
  • The member nominated shall be the person who are not connected with the University;
  • No meeting of the Committee shall be held unless all the three members of the Committee are present.

2)The process of preparing a panel shall begin at least three months before the probable date of occurrence of the vacancy of the Vice-Chancellor and shall be completed within the time limit fixed by the Chancellor. The Chancellor however, may, extend such time limit if in the exigency of the circumstances it is necessary so to do, so however that period so extended shall not exceed three months in the aggregate.

3)The Committee shall recommend a panel of not less than five suitable persons for the consideration of the Chancellor for being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor. The names so recommended shall be in alphabetical order without any preference being indicated. The report shall be accompanied by a detailed write up on suitability of each person included in the panel.

(3A) A person for being recommended by the Committee for appointment as a Vice-Chancellor shall,-

  1. be a distinguished technologist;
  2. be an eminent academician or an administrator of high caliber;
  3. be able to provide leadership by his own example;
  4. be able to provide vision and have ability to translate the same into reality in the interest of students and society; and
  5. possess such educational qualifications and experience as may be specified by the Government, by an order published in the Official Gazette, in consultation with the Chancellor.

(3B) The eligibility conditions and the process for recommendations of names for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be given wide publicity to ensure the recommendations of most suitable candidates.

(3C) If the Chancellor does not approve the name of any of the persons so recommended by the committee constituted under sub-sections (1), he may call for fresh recommendation.” (2) in sub-section (7), for the word, brackets and figure “sub-section (2)” the word, brackets and figure” sub-section (1)” shall be substituted.

After section 22 of the Technological University Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely : -

     “22A. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, in consultation with the Chancellor , the State Government may, by an order published in the official gazette, specify the eligibility conditions for being appointed or nominated as a member of any authority of the University”


                                                     
Eligibility conditions for the appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor:

     No. USG. 2009/89/09/VE – 2 – Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University is the Principal academic and executive officer of the University, and is responsible for development  of the academic programmes and general administration of the said University for ensuring efficiency and good order of the University ;

     And Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to ensure the highest level of education and encouraging good quality research , collaborative arrangements, and appropriate technological and infra-structural resource base, etc. ;

     And Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to shape up the overall personality of the students in line with the National and Social priorities;

     And Whereas, having regard to the position of the Vice-Chancellor as aforesaid, it is expedient to provide a person being appointed as Vice-Chancellor shall possess certain qualifications and experience ;

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (3A) of section 12 of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Act, 1989 (Mah. XXII of 1989); and of all other powers enabling it in that, the Governmetn of Maharashtra in consultation with the Chancellor, hereby –

    1. Specifies that the person being recommended by the Committee shall possess the essential qualifications and experience as set out in Part A of the Schedule appended hereto; and may possess desirable experience, expected skill and competencies as set out in Part B and Part C, respectively of the said Schedule ;

 

    1. directs that the manner in which the application shall be submitted shall be such as set out in Part D of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE
PART “A”

Essential Qualification and Experience –

  1. Shall be a distinguished Technological.
  2. Earned Doctorate in any discipline and at least post-graduation in Technological and Engineering field and good academic record.
  3. Experience in the field of Higher Education of at least 15 years in teaching and research in a university or well established institution of repute or at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  4. Minimum of five research publications in peer-reviewed/referred international research journals after Ph.D and/or published quality books in a recognized discipline, referred for study in higher education at the national or international level.
  5. At least 5 years of administrative experience in the field of Higher Education not below the rank of Professor and Head of the Department in a university or principal (in professor’s Grade) of a Senior College or Head of a national/ international institution of Advanced Learning.
  6. Execution of at least one major research project.
  7. Experience of working with international bodies or international exposure through participation in workshops, seminars or conference held outside the country.
  8. Experience of organizing events such as workshops, seminars, conferences at an international level within the country in the field of higher education.
  9. Demonstrated experience in leadership

 

 

PART B


Desirable Experience

  1. Experience of working on the Statutory Authorities of a university such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Management Council or Executive Council, or Board of Management, Senate, etc. ;
  2. Demonstrable experience of handling Quality issues, assessment and accreditation procedures, etc.;
  3. Experience to guide Ph.D. students ;
  4. Experience at the State or national international level in handling youth development work such as organizing students-centric activities for their all round development.

 

PART ‘C’

Expected Skills and Competencies –

  1. Technical Skills–
    • Openness towards technology and a deep conviction regarding its potential applications in a knowledge-based settings ;
    • Reasonably high level of comfort in the use of technology ;
  1. Managerial Skills –
    • Ability to anticipate issues and problems and prepare advance strategic plans;
    • Ability to generate resources and allocate the same appropriately ;
    • Capacity to work effectively under pressure and manage work and resources within tight deadlines ;
    • Good understanding of financial management including revenue generation, planning and fiscal contr
  2. Alignment with corporate objectives and State as well as National level priorities
    • Ability to identify the needs of the communities in key sectors ;
    • Deep understanding of the challenges before the National and how Higher Education can respond to development needs ;
    • Demonstrable understanding  of curriculum development issues, especially those relating to widening participation and social inclusion ;
  3. Leadership skills –
    • Exceptional ability to motivate a diverse group of stakeholders ;
    • Keen desire to further the mission and goals of the organization ;
    • Ability to think strategically and innovatively and maintain a broad perspective.
    • Ability  to lead by personal example with openness to new ideas and a consultative approach in implementation of the same ;
  4. Interpersonal communication and collaborative skills –
    • Demonstrable success in developing and executing National and International collaborative arrangements ;
    • Ability to interact effectively and persuasively with a strong knowledge-base at senior levels and in large forums as well as on a one-to-one basis ;
    • Evidence of being an active member of professional bodies and associations in pertinent fields.

 

PART D

Procedure for the Search Committee for considering prospective candidates

  1. The Search Committee may identify on its own or on recommendations of eminent academicians the prospective candidates.
  2. Apart from this, the Search Committee may also consider applications received by it.
  3. The prospective candidates or applicants must provide a detailed chronological Resume that reflects their qualifications, experience and achievements. Additionally, they should provide a summary description of fulfilling the essential requirements and justifying their competency for the position of Vice-Chancellor in the context of the specific skills and competencies listed herein to facilitate the Search Committee to judge competency or suitability of the Candidate.
  4. The Search Committee may relax any condition in case of deserving candidate.

 

                   By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra

J.S. Saharia,

Principal Secretary to the Government,

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE KAVI KULGURU KALIDAS SANSKRIT
VISHVAVIDYALAYA (University) Act, 1997.

In section 12 of the Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya (University) Act, 1997 (hereinafter, in this Chapter, referred to as “the Sanskrit University Act”), -

  1. for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely –

“(1) The Kulguru shall be appointed by the Kuldhipati in the manner stated hereunder:-
(a) There shall be a Committee consisting of the following members to recommend suitable names to the Kuladhipati  for appointment of Kulaguru, namely :-

    1. a member nominated by the Kuladhipati, who shall be the retired  Judge of the Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or an eminent scientist of national repute or a recipient of Padma Award in the field of education ;
    2. the Principal Secretary of Higher and Technical Education Department or any officer not below the rank of Principal Secretary to Government, nominated  by the State Government;
    3. a renowned Sanskrit Scholar or the Director of Head of an institute or organization of national repute, such as, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Space Research Organization or National Research Laboratory, nominated by the Vyavasthapana Parishad and the Vidvat Parishad, jointly, in the manner specified by the State Government by an order published in the Official Gazette;
  1. The member nominated by the Kuladhipati shall be the Chairman of the Committee ;
  2. The member nominated shall be the persons who are not connected with the university ;
  3. No meeting of the Committee shall be held unless all the three members of the Committee are present.”

(b) for sub-section (3), of the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely : -

“(3) The Committee shall recommend a panel of not less than five suitable persons for the consideration of the Kuladhipati for being appointed as the Kulguru. The names so recommended shall be in alphabetical order without any preference being indicated. The report shall be accompanied by a detailed write up on suitability of each person included in the panel.

(3A) A person for being recommended by the Committee for appointment as a Kulguru shall , -

    1. be an eminent academician or an administrator of high caliber ;
    2. be able to provide leadership by his own example;
    3. be able to provide vision and have ability to translate the same into reality in the interest of students and society ; and
    4. possesses such educational qualifications and experience as  may be specified by the Government, by an Order published in the Official Gazette, in consultation with the Kuladhipati.

 

(3B) The eligibility conditions and the process for recommendation of names for appointment as Kulguru shall be given wide publicity to ensure the recommendation of most suitable candidates.”

After section 24 of the Sanskrit University Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely :-

24A. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, in consultation with the Kuladhipati, the State Government may, by an order published in the Official Gazette, specify the eligibility conditions for being appointed or nominated as a member of any authority of the university.”

In section 82 of the Sanskrit University Act, after sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely :-
“(2A) The State Government shall cause the audited annual accounts of the university, received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature.”

Section 83 of the Sanskrit University Act shall be re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof ; and after sub-section (1) as so re-numbered , the following sub-section shall be added, namely : -

     “ (2) The State Government shall cause the annual report of the university,         
      received by it, to be laid before each House of the State Legislature.”

  1. (1) The Maharashtra Universities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2009 and the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University and the Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya (University) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2009, are herby repealed.

 

(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken (including any order issued) under the corresponding provisions of the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Act, 1989, the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Act, 1989, the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 and the Kavi Kulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya (University) Act, 1997, as amended by the said Ordinances, shall be deemed to have been done, taken or issued, as the case may be, under the corresponding provision of the relevant Acts, as amended by this Act.

 

Eligibility conditions for the appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor :

No. USG – 2009/(89/09)/VE-2. – Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor of a Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya (University), Ramtek is the principal academic and executive officer of the University, and is responsible for development of the academic programmes and general administration of the University for ensuring efficiency and good order of the university ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to ensure the highest level of education and encouraging good quality research, collaborative arrangements, and appropriate technological and infrastructural resource base, etc. ;

     And whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to shape up the overall personality of the students in line with the National and Social priorities ;

     And whereas, having regard to the position of the Vice- Chancellor as aforesaid, it is expedient to provide a person being appointed shall possess certain qualification and experience;

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (d) sub-section (3A) of section 12 of the Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya University Act, 1997 (Mah XXXIII of 1997) ; and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Government of Maharashtra, in consultation with the Chancellor ; hereby –

    1. specifies that the person being recommended by the Committee shall possess the essential qualifications and experience as set out in part ‘A’ of the Scheduled appended hereto; and may possess desirable experience , expected skill and competencies as set out in Part B and part C, respectively of the said Schedule;
    2. directs that the manner in which the application shall be submitted shall be such as set out in Part D of the said Schedule.

 

Schedule
PART ‘A’

Essential Qualification and Experience –

  1. Earned Doctorate in any discipline at least post graduation in Sanskrit and  good academic record.
  2. Experience in the field of Higher Education of at least 15 years in teaching and research in a university/ well-established institution of repute and/or at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  3. Minimum of five research publications in peer-reviewed/referred international research journals after Ph.D and/or published quality books in a recognized discipline, referenced for study in higher education at the National/International level.
  4. At least 5 years of administrative experience in the field of Higher Education not below the rank of Professor and Head of the Department in a university/Principal  (in Professor’s Grade of a Senior College/ Head of a national/ international institution of Advanced Learning.
  5. Execution of at least one major research project.
  6. Experience of working with international bodies or international exposure through participation in workshops, seminars or conferences held outside the country.
  7. Experience of organizing events such as workshops, seminars, conference at an international level within the country in the field of higher education.
  8. Demonstrated experience in leadership.

 

PART ‘B’

Desirable Experience –

  1. Experience of working on the Statutory Authorities of a university such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Management Council or Executive Council of Board of Management , Senate etc.;
  2. Demonstrable experience of handling Quality issues, assessment and accreditation procedures, etc.;
  3. Experience to guide Ph.D students ;
  4. Experience at the State or national or international level in handling youth development work such as organizing student-centric activities for their all-round development and for providing them rich campus life as envisaged in the Maharashtra Universities Act.

 

PART ‘C’

Expected Skills and Competencies

    1. Technical Skills –
      • Openness towards technology and a deep conviction regarding its potential applications in a knowled-based settings;
      • Reasonably high level of comfort in the use of technology ;
    2. Managerial Skills –
      • Ability to anticipate issues and problems and prepare advance strategic plans;
      • Ability to generate resources and allocate the same appropriately ;
      • Capacity to work effectively under pressure and manage work and resources within tight deadlines;
      • Good understanding of financial management including revenue generation, planning and fiscal control;
    3. Alignment with corporate objectives and State as well as National level priorities –
      • Ability to identify the needs of the communities in key sectors;
      • Deep understanding of the challenges before the National and how Higher Education can respond to developmental needs ;
      • Demonstrable understanding of curriculum development issues, especially those relating to widening participation and social inclusion ;
    4. Leadership skills –
      • Exceptional ability to motivate a divers group of stakeholders ;
      • Keen desire to further the mission and goals of the organization;
      • Ability to think strategically and innovatively and maintain a broad perspective;
      • Ability to lead by personal example with openness to new ideas and a consultative apoproach in implementation of the same;
    5. Interpersonal communication and collaborative skills-
      • Demonstrable success in developing and executing National and International collaborative arrangements;
      • Ability to interact effectively and persuasively with a strong knowledge-base at senior levels and in large forums as well as on a one-to-one basis;
      • Evidence of being an active member of professional bodies and associations in pertinent fields.

PART ‘D’

Procedure for the Search Committee for considering prospective candidates

  1. The Search Committee may identify on its own or on recommendations of eminent academicians the prospective candidates.
  2. Apart from this, the Search Committee may also consider applications received by it.
  3. The prospective candidates/applicants must provide a detailed chronological Resume that reflects their qualifications, experience and achievements. Additionally, they should provide a summary description of fulfilling the essential requirements and justifying their competency for the position of Vice-Chancellor in the context of the specific skills and competencies listed herein to facilitate the Search Committee to judge competency/suitability of the candidate.
  4. The Search Committee may relax any condition incase of deserving candidate.

 

By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra

 

J.S.Saharia,
Principal Secretary to the Government

 

 

 

AMENDEMENTS TO THE MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES ACT, 1998.

(1) This Ordinance may be called the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (Amendment) Ordinance, 2009.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2. In section 14 of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998, -

  1. for sub- section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted , namely :-

     “(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Chancellor in the manner stated hereunder :-
     (a) There shall be a Committee consisting of the following members to recommend suitable names to the Chancellor for appointment of Vice-Chancellor, namely :-
(i) a member nominated by the Chancellor, who shall be the retired Judge of the Supreme Court or retired Chief Justice of a High Court or an eminent scientist of national repute or a recipient of Padma Award in the field of Health Science Education ;

(ii) the Secretary or Principal Secretary of Medical Education and Drugs Department or any officer not below the rank of Secretary to Government nominated by the State Government ;

(iii) the Director or Head of an institute or organization of national repute and dealing with Health Science and related research, such as, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, National Institutes under Indian Council of Medical Research or any other National Health Science Institute or Research Laboratory nominated by the Management Council and the Academic Council, jointly, in the manner specified by the State Government by an order published in the Official Gazette ;

  1. the member nominated by the Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the Committee;
  2. The members nominated shall be the persons who are not connected with the University or any college or any recognized institution of the University ;
  3. No meeting of the Committee shall be held unless all the three members of the Committee are present.”

 

(b) for sub-section (3), the following sub-sections shall be constituted, namely : -

“(3) The Committee shall recommend a panel of not less than five suitable persons for the consideration of the Chancellor for being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor. The names so recommended shall be in alphabetical order without any preference being indicated. The report shall be accompanied by a detailed write up on suitability of each person included in the panel.

(3A) A person recommended by the Committee for appointment as a Vice-Chancellor shall , -

  1. be an eminent academician or an administrator of high caliber;
  2. be able to provide leadership by his own example;
  3. be able to provide vision and have ability to translate the same into reality in the interest of students and society ; and
  4. possess such educational qualification and experience as may be specified by the State Government, by an order published in the Official Gazette, in consultation with the Chancellor.

 

(3B) The eligibility conditions and the process for recommendation of names for appointment as Vice-Chancellor shall be given wide publicity to ensure the recommendation of most suitable candidates.”

 
Eligibility criteria for the appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor:

MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES ACT, 1998

     No. MAV. 2009/CR-118/09/Edu -1  –  Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor of the University is the Principal academic and Executive Officer of the University, and is responsible for development  of the academic programmes and general administration of the said University for ensuring efficiency and good order of the University ;

     And Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to ensure the highest level of education and encouraging good quality research, collaborative arrangements, extension activities and appropriate infra-structural resource base, etc. ;

     And Whereas, the Vice-Chancellor is required to shape up the overall personality of the students in line with the National and Social priorities;

     And Whereas, having regard to the position of the Vice-Chancellor as aforesaid, it is expedient to provide a person to be appointed shall posses certain qualifications and experience ;

     Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (d) of sub-section (3A) of section 14 of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998 (Mah. X of 1999); and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Government of Maharashtra in consultation with the Chancellor, hereby –

     “Specifies that the person being recommended by the Committee shall possess the essential qualifications and experience as set out in Part A, B and C, Schedule appended hereto ; and may possess desirable experience expected skill and competencies as mentioned in the said Schedule.

                                          
SCHEDULE

Part ‘A’

Essential Qualification and Experience –

    1. Having post graduate degree in Health Sciences of a statutory University with good academic record.
    2. Experience in the field of Health Science Education of at least 15 years in teaching and research in a university/ well-established institution of repute at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
    3. Minimum of 5 research publication in peer-reviewed/referred national or international research journals or published quality books in a recognized discipline, referenced for study in health science education at the National or International level.
    4. Execution of at least one major research project in health sciences.
    5. Experience of organizing events such as workshops, seminars, conference at national or international level and presented a paper in the field of medical education.
    6. Demonstrated experience in leadership.

 

 PART B
 

Desirable Experience –

    1. Preference may be given to a person who has held administrative experience of minimum 3 years as a Dean of Medical College.
    2. Experience of working on the Statutory Authorities of a Health Sciences University such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Management Council or Executive Council, or Board of Management, Senate, etc. ;
    3. Preferably 5 years experience to guide post graduate students;
    4. Experience at the State or National or international level in handling youth development work such as organizing students-centric activities for their all round development and providing them reach campus life as envisaged in the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998.

 

PART ‘C’

Desirable Skills and Competencies –
(1) Skills –(i)  Openness towards Medical technology and a deep conviction regarding its potential applications in a knowledge-based settings ;
(ii) Reasonably high level of comfort in the use of Medical technology ;

(2) Managerial Skills –
(i) Ability to anticipate issues and problems and prepare advance strategic plans;
(ii) Ability to generate resources and allocate the same appropriately ;
(iii) Capacity to work effectively under pressure and manage work and resources within tight deadlines ;
(iv) Good understanding of financial management including revenue generation, planning and fiscal control ;

(3) Alignment with corporate objectives and State as well as National level priorities
(i) Ability to identify the needs of the communities in health sectors ;
(ii) Deep understanding of the challenges before the nation and how Medical Education can respond to development needs ;
(iii) Demonstrable understanding  of curriculum development issues, especially those relating to widening participation and social inclusion ;

(4) Leadership skills –
(i) Exceptional ability to motivate a diverse group of stakeholders ;
(ii) Keen desire to further the mission and goals of the Health Sciences Institutes;
(iii) Ability to think strategically and innovatively and maintain a broad perspective.
(iv) Ability  to lead by personal example with openness to new ideas and a  consultative approach in implementation of the same ;

V. Interpersonal communication and collaborative skills –
(i) Demonstrable success in developing and executing National and International collaborative arrangements ;
(ii) Ability to interact effectively and persuasively with a strong knowledge-base at senior levels and in large forums as well as on a one-to-one basis ;
(iii) Evidence of being an active member of professional bodies and associations in pertinent fields.

                                                  
                   By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra

 

 

                                                                             J.S. Saharia,

                                                          Principal Secretary to the Government,

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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