Law Creating The Universidad Autónoma Chapingo

Original Language Title: Ley que crea la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo

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Law that Creates the Autonomous University of Chapingo


Official Journal of the Federation December 30, 1974

Last reform published in the DOF on December 30, 1977

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

LUIS ECHEVERRIA ALVAREZ, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known:

That the H. Congress of the Union has been used to address the following


" The Congress of the United Mexican States, decrees:



Of Your Nature, Objectives, and Media

ARTICLE 1o.- The Autonomous University of Chapingo is created as a decentralized agency of the State, with legal personality, its own patrimony and seat of government in Chapingo, State of Mexico.

ARTICLE 2.- The University will be able to establish Regional Units and Regional University Centres in any part of the country, preferably in rural areas.

ARTICLE 3o.- The Autonomous University of Chapingo has as its objectives:

I.- Starting higher education-technical, undergraduate and graduate-to train teaching staff, researchers, and technicians with critical, democratic, nationalist and humanistic training to help solve the problems of rural areas. Also if the University considers it appropriate, it may provide medium-level teaching;

II.- Develop scientific, basic and technological research, linked to teaching to obtain the best economic and social exploitation of the country's agricultural, forestry and other natural resources and find new ones. procedures that meet the needs of independent national development;

III.- Preserve, disseminate and enhance culture and promote the realization of man especially in the rural environment to achieve a more just and creative society;

IV.- To encourage free research through the participation of students and academic staff in an educational process open to all currents of thought;

V.- Promote the training of high-level professionals in accordance with academic and research programs that collaborate in establishing a viable strategy to combat underdevelopment.

VI.- To fight because scientific and technological innovations arrive in the rural sector in a timely manner, in order to promote social change to achieve a better economic and cultural level of its members;

VII.- i) to ensure, in coordination with other agricultural institutions, adequate planning for agriculture, in particular temporary agriculture, taking account of the ecological, credit, agricultural mechanisation, and production and industrialization techniques, fertilizers, plant health, agricultural security, agricultural marketing, forms of organization, care services, and others, in order to raise productivity, income and standard of living farmers and other workers in the countryside.

ARTICLE 4.- The Autonomous University of Chapingo, in order to fulfill its objective, will have the following privileges:

I.- Organize as you deem necessary, within the general guidelines that inspire this Law;

II.- Plan and schedule activities in accordance with the principles of teaching and research freedom;

III.- Create, modify, or delete regional units, divisions, departments, programs, and regional centers;

IV.- Issuing certificates of study, granting diplomas, professional qualifications, academic degrees and honorary mentions;

V.- Revalidate and establish equivalences of educational levels that you provide;

VI.- Establish policies for the entry and permanence of students and academic staff, taking into account the point made in Art. 3o. of the Political Constitution and in Art. 5. of the Federal Law of Education, and other applicable laws;

VII.- Provide technical assistance and social service to rural communities according to their academic plans and when deemed appropriate;

VIII.- Collaborate on national development plans and with institutions or people linked to the rural environment according to their academic plans and when they deem it appropriate;

IX.- Support and develop school and social services to be provided to the university community;

X.- Create the administrative units that are required for operation.

ARTICLE 5o.- Each regional university unit will perform its academic functions through divisions, departments and programs, according to the educational levels that The University. Divisions will be established by areas of knowledge, departments by specific disciplines or by homogeneous groups of these and programs by interdisciplinary curricular components. The Regional Centres are academic support entities that will be established on the basis of ecological or agro-social peculiarities, or both.

ARTICLE 6o.- The University will take the corresponding measures, based on their respective regulations, to ensure in any circumstances, the stability and continuity of scientific, basic and technological research activities.


From University Authorities

ARTICLE 7o.- The University Community made up of students, professors and researchers from the Autonomous University of Chapingo will govern itself by the authorities that it designate in the terms of this Law and its Regulations, and may know, discuss and decide on any matter relevant to the institution except for the academics.

ARTICLE 8.- The Autonomous University of Chapingo will establish the procedures to constitute the various collegiate bodies responsible for resolving, among others, their questions. academic and administrative, which will be made up of students and academic staff.

ARTICLE 9o.- The exercise of the academic-administrative functions of the University will be carried out by the Rector, the Vice-Chancellors, the Division Directors and the Heads of Department and Administrative Units to be established.

ARTICLE 10.- The University Rector will be the legal representative of the institution, will last for four years and will not be able to be re-elected more than once.

To be University Rector requires:

I.- Be Mexican;

II.- Be less than sixty-five years old on the day of the election;

III.- A bachelor's degree, having at least five years of professional experience, three of which must be of academic experience at the National School of Education. Agriculture or the Autonomous University of Chapingo.

IV.- To be an honorable person and of recognized prestige and professional competence.

ARTICLE 11.- The Rector's powers and obligations shall be:

I.- Comply and enforce the provisions of this law and the regulations of the University.

II.- Propose to the corresponding Collegiate Bodies candidates for administrative officers and employees;

III.- Coordinate the activities of the different units of the University, and

IV.- The others to point out this order and its regulatory provisions.


University Heritage

ARTICLE 12.- The University's heritage will be constituted by:

I.- The assets assigned by the Federal Government and located at the service of the National School of Agriculture.

II.- The subsidies granted to the governments of the Federation, the States and the Municipalities;

III.- The revenue you get for the services you provide, and

IV.- The goods, rights and other income that you acquire for any legal title.


Various Provisions

ARTICLE 13.- The University's income and property of its property will not be subject to taxes or federal rights. Nor shall the acts or contracts in which it intervenes, if the taxes, in accordance with the respective law, be borne by the institution.

ARTICLE 14.- The working relations between the Autonomous University of Chapingo and its workers will be governed by the Federal Law of Workers to the State Service, Regulation of Article 123 (B) of the Constitutional Treaty.

ARTICLE 15.- They will be considered trusted employees: the Rector, the Vice-Chancellors, the Division Directors, the Heads of Department, the Regional Center Chiefs, and the other personnel having such a character, in accordance with the provisions of Article 5o. of the Federal Law of Workers to the State Service, Regulatory of Article 123 of the Constitutional Treaty.

ARTICLE 16.- The Staff of the Autonomous University of Chapingo will be incorporated into the Law of the Law of the Institute of Safety and Social Services of the State Workers.


FIRST.- This Law shall enter into force on the fifteenth day of the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

SECOND.- As this Law enters into force, the National School of Agriculture will appoint a commission of eleven teachers and eleven students, who will be responsible for drawing up More than 30 days, the regulations governing the establishment of the structures that allow the full functioning of the University, the mechanisms of choice of Rector and other officials, as well as the integration of the collegiate bodies. The appropriate regulatory status, for its improvement and enforcement, must be approved by the community, teachers and students, from the National School of Agriculture within the next 30 days to the date it is made known. the respective project.

The College of Postgraduates will continue to be structured and function as a deconcentrated organ of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. This dependence of the Federal Executive on a period of not more than three years, based on the needs presented and the resources available, will determine the coexistence of the relocation of the College of Postgraduates; in the meantime, it will continue in position and enjoyment of the facilities, equipment and other movable and immovable property which it has been using in the development of its functions.

THIRD.- The Board of Directors of the National School of Agriculture will cease in its duties, once the university authorities elected in accordance with the regulations apply to take possession of your charges.

FOURTH.- The University will recognize the rights acquired by the staff who have provided their services to the National School of Agriculture under the Workers ' Law. Regulatory State Service of Article 123 (B) of the Constitutional Treaty.

QUINTO.- The Agricultural Education Act of 1946 is repealed and all provisions that oppose this Law are repealed.

Mexico, D. F., at 21 December 1974.- Victor Cervera Pacheco, D. P.- Francisco Luna Kan, S. P.- José Octavio Ferrer Guzmán, D. S.- Carlos Pérez Camara, S. S.-Rubicas "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 (I) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and for their proper publication and observance, I request the present Decree, in the Residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, D. F., at the twenty-two days of the month of December of a thousand nine hundred and seventy-four.-"Year of the Federal Republic and of the Senate."- Luis Echeverría Alvarez.-Heading.- The Secretary of Public Education, Victor Bravo Ahuja.-Heading.-The Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, Oscar Brauer Herrera.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Treasury and Public Credit, José López Portillo.-Heading.-The Secretary of the National Heritage, Horacio Flores de la Peña.- Secretary of Government, Mario Moya Palencia.-Heading.