AICTE, CSIR, DEC, Distance Education, DST, Fee, Higher Education, Hostel,
ICAR, MCI, NAAC, NCTE, Campus Centre, PCI, Regulating Body, Sponsoring
Body, Student of the University, Study Centre, UGC

Jaipur, May 11, 2005
F. 2 (5) Vidhi-2/2005.—In pursuance of clause (3) of Article 348 of
the Constitution of India, the Governor is pleased to authorize the
publication in the Rajasthan Gazette of the following translation in
English language of the Rajasthan Private Vishwavidhyalaya
Adhiniyam, 2005 ( 2005 ka Adhiniyam Sankhyank 10)
(Authorised English Translation)
(ACT NO. 10 OF 2005)
(Received the assent of the Governor on the 8th day of May, 2005)
to provide for establishment and incorporation of private universities
in the State for imparting higher education and to regulate their
functions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by the Rajasthan State Legislature in the Fifty-sixth
Year of the Republic of India, as follows:-

  1. Short title, extent and commencement. -(1) This Act may be
    called the Rajasthan Private Universities Act, 2005.
    (2) It extends to the whole of the State of Rajasthan.
    (3) It shall come into force at once.
  2. Definitions. -In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
    (a) “AICTE” means All India Council of Technical Education
    established under All India Council of Technical Education
    Act, 1987 (Central Act No. 52 of 1987);
    (b) “CSIR” means the Council of Scientific and Industrial
    Research, New Delhi- a funding agency of the Central
    (c) “DEC” means the Distance Education Council established
    under section 28 of Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Act, 1985 (Central Act No.50 of 1985);
    (d) “distance education” means education imparted by combination
    of any two or more means of communication, viz. broadcasting,
    telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact
    programmes and any other such methodology;
    (e) “DST” means the Department of Science and Technology of the
    Central Government;
    (f) “employee” means a person appointed by the university to work
    in the university, colleges, institutions or study centers and
    includes teachers, officers (other than the Visitor) and other
    employees of the university;
    (g) “fee” means collection made by the university from the students
    by whatever name it may be called, which is not refundable;
    (h) “Government” means the State Government of Rajasthan;
    (i) “higher education” means study of a curriculum or course for
    the pursuit of knowledge beyond 10+2 level;
    (j) “hostel” means a place of residence for the students of the
    university, or its colleges, institutions or centers, maintained or
    recognized to be as such by the university;
    (k) “ICAR” means the Indian Council of Agriculture Research, a
    society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860
    (Central Act No. 21 of 1860);
    (l) “MCI” means Medical Council of India, Delhi;
    (m) “NAAC” means the National Council of Assessment and
    Accreditation, Bangalore, an autonomous institution of the
    (n) “NCTE” means the National Council of Teacher Education,
    (o) “of campus Centre” means a centre of the university established
    by it outside the main campus operated and maintained as its
    constituent unit, having the university’s complement of
    facilities, faculty and staff;
    (p) “PCI” means Pharmaceutical Council of India, Delhi;
    (q) “prescribed” means prescribed by Rules made under this Act;
    (r) “Regulating Body” means a body established by the Central
    Government for laying down norms and conditions for ensuring
    academic standards of higher education, such as UGC, AICTE,.
    NCTE, MCI, PCI, NAAC, ICAR, DEC, CSIR etc. and includes
    the State Government;
    (s) “Rules” means the Rules made under this Act.
    (t) “Schedule” means the schedule to this Act;
    (u) “sponsoring body” in relation to a university established under
    this Act means-
    (i) a Society registered under the Rajasthan Societies
    Registration Act, 1958 (Rajasthan Act No. 28 of 1958) or
    the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Central Act No. 21 of
    1860); or
    (ii) any Public Trust registered under the Rajasthan Public Trusts
    Act, 1959 (Act No. 42 of 1959) or the Indian Trusts Act,
    1882 (Central Act No. 2 of 1882) or under the relevant laws
    in any other State or Union Territory; or
    (iii) a company registered under section 25 of the Companies
    Act, 1956 (Central Act No. 1 of 1956);
    (v) “Statutes”, “Ordinances” and “Regulations” mean respectively,
    the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University
    made under this Act;
    (w) “Student of the University” means a person enrolled in the
    university for taking a course of study for a degree, diploma or
    other academic distinction duly instituted by the university,
    including a research degree;
    (x) “study centre” means a centre established and maintained or
    recognized by the university for the purpose of advising,
    counselling or for rendering any other assistance required by
    the students in the context of distance education;
    (y) “teacher” means a Professor, Reader, Lecturer or any other
    person required to impart education or to guide research or to
    render guidance in any other form to the students for pursuing a
    course of study of the university;
    (z) “UGC” means the University Grants Commission, established
    under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (Central
    Act No.3 of 1956);
    (za) “university” means a university established and incorporated
    under sub-section (1) of section 5.

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