Kathmandu University Act, 2048 (1991)


Published: 1991

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Kathmandu University aCT, 2048 English
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Kathmandu University Act, 2048 (1991)
Date of Authentication and Publication
2048/8/4 B.S.
(Nov. 20, 1991 A.D.)
Amendment
Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws 2066/1/7
Amendment Act, 2066 (Jan. 21, 2010)
Act Number 34 of the Year2048 (1991)
An Act made for the establishment of Kathmandu University
Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to establish and manage a University in the
non-governmental sector to operate higher level educational institutions for the
study, teaching and research on Arts, Science, Management, Technology and other
miscellaneous subjects ;
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the Parliament on he Twentieth reign
of His Majesty Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
1. Short Title and Commencement: (1) This Act may be called as the
"Kathmandu University Act, 2048 (1991)".
(2) This Act shall come into force on such date as appointed by
the Government of Nepal by a Notification in the Nepal Gazettee.

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2. Definitions: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in
this Act: –
(a) "University" means the Kathamndu University established
pursuant to this Act.
(b) "Senate" means Senate of the University as referr d to in
Section 4.
(c) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council as referred to
in Section 6.
(d) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council as referred to
in Section 8.
(e) "Dean" means the chief of the different faculties established
under the University.
(f) "School" means the institutions where the programmes are to be
operated of each faculty of the University.
(g) "College" means the educational institution affiliated to the
University.
(g) "Professor (Pracharya)" means the professor of college.
(h) "Prescribed" or "as prescribed" means prescribed or as
prescribed in the Rules framed under this Act.


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3. Establishment of the University: (1) The Kathmandu University
shall be established to operate higher level education l institution on
Arts, Science, Law, Management, Education, Technical and other
Vocational subjects.
(2) The University shall be an autonomous corporate body with
perceptual succession.
(3) The University shall have a separate seal.
(4) The University may, like an individual, acquire, use, sell,
mortgage or otherwise dispose of movable and immovable property.
(5) The University may, like an individual, sue and may be sued
in the same name.
(6) The Central Office of the University shall be located at
Dhulikhel.
4. Constitution of the Senate: (1) There shall be a Senate consisting
following members: -
(a) Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Pro-Chancellor - Member
(c) Vice-Chancellor - Member
(d) Registarar - Member
(e) Member, National Planning

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Commission (looking after Education
sector) - Member
(f) Secretary, Ministry of Education
and Culture – Member
(g) Secretary, Ministry of Finance – Member
(h) Deans – Member
(i) One person from amongest the
Professors – Member
(j) Mayor, Banepa Municipality - Member
(k) Mayor, Dulikhel Municipality -Member
(l) ....................
(m) Five persons from amongest the highly
renowned learned persons – Member
(n) One person from amongest the
Industrialists -Member
(o) One person from amongest the Teachers - Member
Omitted by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act,
2066

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(p) One person from amongest the Students - Member
(q) Chief librarian of the University – Member
(2) The members pursuant to Clause (i), (m), (n), o , (p) and (q)
shall be nominated by the Senate on the recommendatio of Executive
Council and the members pursuant to Clause (l ) shall be nominated by
the Chancellor on the recommendation of Pro-chancellor.
(3) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be Three
years.
(4) Senate shall be the supreme and authorised body of the
University.
5. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Senate: The functions, duties
and powers of the Senate shall be as follows:
(a) To operate and arrange the programmes of the concerned
subject,
(b) To make necessary arrangements about educational affili tion of
college,
(c) To determine and award the degrees,
(d) To approve annual programme and budget,
(e) To approve Bye-laws relating to the University,
(f) To give direction and guide the schools of the University and the

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affiliated colleges,
(g) To discuss on annual reports of the University and bodies
thereunder and to evaluate their programmes,
(h) To discuss and approve the audit report of the University,
(i) To approve the post of necessary teachers and employees for the
educational and administrative function of various bodies of the
University.
(j) To provide approval for the operation of new programmes.
(k) To constitute a committee to recommend for the appointment of
Vice-chancellor to the Chancellor,
(j) To constitute various committees as per necessity,
(k) To perform other functions as prescribed.
6. Constitution of Executive Council: (1) There shall be an Executive
Council consisting the following members:
(a) Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Registrar - Member
(c) Two persons from amongst the Deans - Member
(d) One representative nominated by the
Senate from the Teachers - Member

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(2) The members pursuant to Clause (c) of Sub-section (1) shall
be member according to chronological order from time to time.
(3) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be Three
years.
7. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Executive Council: The
functions, duties and powers of the Executive Council shall be as
follows:
(a) To execute or cause to execute the decisions and directives of
the Senate,
(b) To follow the policy and direction determined by Government of
Nepal,
(c) To prepare annual programmes, budget, progress port, audit
report and other resolutions,
(d) To accept grant, donation to the University,
(e) To protect the fund and movable or immovable property of the
University and sell such property subject to the policy and
guidelines of the Senate as per necessity,
(f) To coordinate, look after and supervise the programmes
conducted by the University and to submit report thereof to the
Senate,
(g) To draft Rules relating to the University and submit them to the

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Senate for approval,
(h) To appoint teachers and employees necessary for the University,
(i) To determine the terms and conditions of service of the
employees and to submit report thereof to the Senate.
8. Constitution of Academic Council: (1) There shall be an Academic
Council, as a main body in the educational and academic field,
consisting as follows:
(a) Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Registrar - Member
(c) Deans - Member
(d) Five persons from amongst the
Chairperson of the Subject Committees - Member
(e) Two persons from amongest the
affiliated Campus -Member
(2) The members other than the ex-officio members shall be
nominated by the Senate.
(3) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be Three
years.


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9. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Academic Council: The
functions, duties and powers of the Academic Council shall be as
follows:–
(a) To function as a main body in the educational and academic
field of the University,
(b) To determine the standard of study and teaching, curriculum,
standard of the examination and their types, modes of
evaluation, educational materials, numbers of the student to be
admitted and qualification thereof in the University,
(c) To formulate the policy relating to research and approve
research programmes,
(d) To evaluate the educational programmes of the sudents.
(e) To determine the standard of teaching and reseach,
(f) To arrange for honorary degrees,
(g) To determine the minimum qualification of the tacher of all
different levels.
10. Organisation of the University: (1) The collective form of
Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, Deans, Registrar and affiliated colleges
shall be the structure of the University.
(2) There shall be prescribed schools on prescribed subjects for
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(3) Functions, duties and powers of the schools shall be as
prescribed.
(4) The provision relating to colleges shall be as prescribed.
11. Responsibility and Delegation of Powers: (1) Subject to this Act and
Rules made thereunder all the powers of the University shall be vested on
the Senate.
(2) The Senate may delegate any or all of the powers conferred on
it under this Act or the Rules framed thereunder to the Executive
Council, Academic Council or any officials or Committees formed as
prescribed as per necessity.
12. Officials: The University shall have the following officials:
(a) Chancellor,
(b) Pro-Chancellor,
(c) Vice-Chancellor,
(d) Registrar,
(e) Deans,
(f) Other officials.
13. Chancellor: (1) The Prime Minister shall be the Chancellor of the
University.

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(2) The Minister for Education shall be the Pro-Chancellor of the
University.
(3) The Chancellor shall be the chief of the University and
chairperson of the Senate.
(4) The Chancellor shall have power to inspect or inquire or
cause to inspect or inquire any subject or matter relating to the
University.
(5) The Chancellor may revoke any act done against thi Act and
Rules made thereunder.
(6) Others powers of the Chancellor shall be as pre cribed.
(7) The functions to be performed by the Chancellor may be
caused to be performed by the Pro-chancellor.
14. Vice-Chancellor: (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the
Chancellor for Four years from the persons recommended by Three
member committee constituted by the Senate.
(2) The Vice-chancellor shall be the chief administrative official
of the University.
(3) The Vice-chancellor shall be the full-time working paid
official. His/her remuneration and conditions of service shall be as
prescribed.
(4) In absence of the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-

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Chancellor shall preside over of the Senate.
(5) The Vice-chancellor shall have the duty to abide by or cause
to abide by this Act and Rules made thereunder and for this purpose
he/she may carry out an appropriate and necessary function if in his/her
opinion it is an emergency and it has to be done immediately and a
notice thereof shall be provided as soon as possible to the concerned
official or institution.
(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall execute the decision or order of the
Senate.
(7) The Vice-Chancellor shall have general control over all the
educational and academic functions of the University.
(8) All the proposals (matters) to be submitted to the Senate shall
be submitted through the Vice-chancellor.
(9) The Vice-Chancellor shall implement all the functions of the
University as per the direction of the Senate.
15. Registrar: (1) The Registrar of the University shall be appointed by
the Chancellor for Four years on the recommendation of the Vice-
Chancellor.
(2) The Registrar shall be the full-time working paid official.
(3) The Registrar shall authenticate the decision or order of the
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(4) The Registrar shall have the power to accomplish or cause to
accomplish the all kinds of administrative and academic functions of the
University.
(5) The general administration, financial administration and
academic functions shall be accomplished under the Registrar.
(6) Other Functions, Duties, Powers and Remuneration of the
Registrar shall be as prescribed.
16. Dean and other Officials: (1) The Dean shall be appointed for Three
years.
(2) The Dean shall be the chief of the faculty and he/she shall be
a full time working official.
(3) The Dean shall be appointed by the Executive Council.
(4) Functions, Duties and Powers of the Dean and other officials
shall be as prescribed.
17. School: The main educational programmes of the University hall be
conducted in the schools. The schools shall be established for the
faculty of Arts, Science, Management, Technology etc.
18. Education council and Subject Committee: (1) In order for
operation of educational and academic programmes thre shall be an
Education Council in each school.
(2) There shall be various subject committees under the Education

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Council to determine the curriculum of various educational and academic
programmes to be operated in each school.
(3) Constitution, functions, duties and powers of the Education
Council and Subject Committee shall be as prescribed.
19. Auditing: The audit of the University shall be carried out by the
Auditor appointed by the Senate.
20. Qualification Required for Admission to the University: The
qualification required for admission to the University is to pass the
prescribed examination.
21. Provisions relating to Dissolution: In the event of dissolution of the
University, all of its property shall devolve on Government of Nepal.
22. Power to Frame Rules: The University may frame necessary Rules
for the implementation of the objectives of this Act.