(1) The Syndicate shall consist of;
(a) the Vice-Chancellor (Chairman);
(b) all the Pro-Vice-Chancellors;
(c) the Chairman, University Grants Commission or his nominee not below the rank of a whole-time Member of the Commission;
(d) one Vice-Chancellor of any University of Engineering and Technology in the country to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;
(e) the Managing Director of Heavy Mechanical Complex, Taxila or his nominee not below the rank next to his own rank;
(f) the Managing Director of Aeronautical Complex, Kamra or his nominee not below the rank next to his own rank;
(g) the Commandant of Pakistan Ordnance Factory, Wah or his nominee not below the rank next to his own rank;
(h) three eminent industrialists to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;
(i) one eminent [*][female] educationist to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;
(j) two Deans to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor;
(k) Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;
(l) Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Finance Department or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;
(m) the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Lahore or his nominee from amongst the Judges of that Court;
(n) one eminent research scholar of National/International fame to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor; and
(o) one [**][female] Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab to be nominated by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(2) The Registrar will be the Secretary of the Syndicate.
(3) The members of the Syndicate, other than ex-officio Members, shall hold office for three years during the pleasure of the Chancellor.
(4) The quorum for a meeting of the Syndicate shall be one half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.
Powers and duties of the Syndicate
(1) The Syndicate shall be the executive body of the University and shall subject to the provisions of this Act and Statutes, take effective measures to raise the standards of teaching, research, technological development, publication and other academic pursuits and exercise general supervision over the affairs and management of the property of the University.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers and subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Syndicate shall have the powers to–
(i) take effective measures to raise the standards of teaching, research, industrially oriented technological development and publication keeping in view the national needs;
(ii) hold, control and administer the property and funds of the University;
(iii) govern and regulate, with due regard to the advice of the Finance Committee in this behalf, the finances, accounts and investments of the University and for that purpose, to appoint such agents as it may think fit;
(iv) consider and approve the annual report, the annual and revised budget estimates and to reappropriate funds from one major head of expenditure to another;
(v) consider and approve the recommendations of the Planning and Development Committee;
(vi) transfer and accept transfer of movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;
(vii) enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;
(viii) cause proper books of accounts to be kept for all sums of money received and expended by the University and for the assets and liabilities of the University;
(ix) invest any money belonging to the University including any unapplied income in any of the securities described in section 20 of the Trusts Act, 1882, or in the purchase of immovable property or in such other manner, as it may determine, with the like power of varying such investments;
(x) receive and manage any property transferred and grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions made to the University;
(xi) administer any funds placed at the disposal of the University for specified purposes;
(xii) determine the form, custody and regulation of the use of the Common Seal of the University;
(xiii) provide the buildings, libraries, premises, furniture, apparatus, equipment and other means required for carrying out the work of the University;
(xiv) establish and maintain halls of residence and hostels or approve or license hostels or lodgings for the residence of students;
(xv) admit educational institutions to the privileges of the University and withdraw such privileges;
(xvi) arrange for the inspection of the Academic Departments;
(xvii) institute Professorship, Associate Professorship, Assistant Professorship and other posts and to suspend or abolish such posts;
(xviii) create positions in the grade of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor or Technologists and to suspend or abolish such posts;
(xix) create, suspend or abolish such Administrative, technical, research, extension or other posts as may be necessary;
(xx) appoint University teachers and other officers on the recommendation of the Selection Board for teaching and other posts in BS-17 or equivalent and above;
(xxi) appoint Professors Emeritus on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;
(xxii) confer Honorary Degrees in accordance with the conditions prescribed;
(xxiii) prescribe the duties of the officers, teachers and other employees of the University;
(xxiv) suspend, punish and remove from service in the prescribed manner such officers, teachers and other employees as are appointed by the Syndicate;
(xxv) receive an annual report and future plans at the end of each academic year from a Sub-Committee of the Syndicate headed by the Vice-Chancellor on the teaching, research and development of technology in the University and to issue such instructions as may further improve the administrative and academic performance of the University as it may deem necessary;
(xxvi) appoint members to the various Authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
(xxvii) remove any person from the membership of any authority if such person has accepted any assignment which involves his absence from the University for a continuous period of six months or more;
(xxviii) approve drafts of Statutes or recommend drafts of Statutes to the Chancellor for approval, in accordance with the requirements of sub-section (2) of section 27;
(xxix) consider and deal in the manner prescribed in sub-section (2) of section 28, the Regulations made by the Academic Council; provided that the Syndicate may frame a Regulation at its own initiative and approve it after calling for the advice of the Academic Council;
(xxx) regulate, determine and administer all other matters concerning the University and exercise all other powers in this behalf mentioned in this Act and the Statutes;
(xxxi) delegate any of its powers to an Authority or Officer or a Committee or Sub-Committee;
(xxxii) appoint one or more Legal Advisers on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor for a term not exceeding 3 years on such terms and conditions as may be determined by it; and
(xxxiii) perform such other functions as are assigned to it by the Statutes.
[*] Inserted by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).
[**] Inserted by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).