The Central Sanskrit Universities Act, 2020

Act Number5
Coming into Force30 Apr 2020
CourtMinistry of Human Resource Development
Record Number202005
1. Short title and commencement.
2. Definitions.
3. Establishment of Universities.
4. Effect of establishment of University.
5. Objects of University.
6. Powers of University.
7. University to be open to all castes, creed, race or class.
8. Visitor of University.
9. Officers of University.
10. Chancellor.
11. Vice-Chancellor.
12. Deans of Schools of Studies.
13. Registrar.
14. Director of Campus.
15. Finance Officer.
16. Controller of Examinations.
17. Librarian.
18. Other officers.
19. Authorities of University.
20. The Court.
21. Executive Council.
22. Academic Council.
23. Board of Studies.
24. Finance Committee.
25. Planning and Monitoring Board.
26. Other authorities of University.
27. Power to make Statutes.
28. Statutes, how to be made.
29. Power to make Ordinances.
30. Regulations.
31. Annual report.
32. Annual accounts.
33. Returns and information.
34. Conditions of service of employees, etc.
35. Procedure of appeal and arbitration in disciplinary cases against students.
36. Right to appeal.
37. Provident and pension funds.
38. Disputes as to constitution of authorities and bodies.
39. Filling of casual vacancies.
40. Proceedings of authorities or bodies not invalidated by vacancies.
41. Protection of action taken in good faith.
42. Mode of proof of University record.
43. Power to remove difficulties.
44. Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations to be published in Official Gazette and to
be laid before Parliament.
45. Transitional provisions.
46. Councils, Boards, Standing Committees and Cells of University.
47. Constitution of Committees.
ACT NO. 5 OF 2020
[25th March, 2020.]
An Act to establish and incorporate Universities for teaching and research in Sanskrit, to
develop all-inclusive Sanskrit promotional activities and to provide for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:
1. Short title and commencement.(1) This Act may be called the Central Sanskrit
Universities Act, 2020.
(2) It shall come into force on such date
as the Central Government may, by notification in the
Official Gazette, appoint.
2. Definitions.In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, unless the context otherwise
(a) Academic Council means the Academic Council of the University;
(b) academic staff means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by
the Statutes and Ordinances made thereunder;
(c) Board of Studies means the Board of Studies of a Department of the University;
(d) Campus means any unit established or constituted by the University at any place
within or outside India for making arrangements for instruction, research, education and training
in Sanskrit and includes an existing Campus established by the University prior to the
commencement of this Act;
(e) Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor mean, respectively, the Chancellor and the Vice-
Chancellor of the University;
(f) College means a College recognised or affiliated or maintained by the University;
(g) corresponding University and deemed to be University, in relation to the society
known as
(i) the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, mean the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New
Delhi established in the year 1970 which has been conferred the status of deemed to be
University in the year 2002;
(ii) Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, mean Shri Lal
Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi established in the year 1962
which has been conferred the status of deemed to be University in the year 1987;
(iii) the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati, mean the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth,
Tirupati established in the year 1961 which has been conferred the status of deemed to be
University in the year 1987;
(h) Court means the Court of the University;
(i) Department means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies;
1. 30th April, 2020 , vide notification No. S.O. 1263(E), dated 17th April, 2020, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II,
sec. 3 (ii).

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