11th December, 2010
No. F. 9 (27)/2010-Legis.—The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 8th December, 2010 and is hereby published for general information:—
An Act to provide for Degree Awarding
Status to Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions to grant degree awarding status to Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto;
It is hereby enacted as follows:—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the Degree Awarding Status to Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Act, 2010.
(2) It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the 29th day of November, 2009.
2. Definitions.—In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,—
(a) “Academic Council” means the Academic Council of the College established under section 22;
(b) “Authority” means any of the Authorities of the College specified in section 17;
(c) “Campus” means campus of the College;
(d) “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the College;
(e) “College” means the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi;
(f) “College Teacher” or “teacher” means a whole time teacher appointed and paid by the College or its campuses which includes Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers;
(g) “Commission” means the Higher Education Commission set up under the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002 (LIII of 2002);
(h) “Dean” means the head of a Faculty or the head of an academic body granted the status of a Faculty under this Act or by the statutes or regulations;
(i) “Department” means a teaching department maintained and administered or recognized by the College in the manner prescribed;
(j) “Director” means the head of a campus;
(k) “Faculty” means an administrative and academic unit of the College consisting of one or more departments as prescribed;
(l) “Government” means the Federal Government;
(m) “prescribed” means prescribed by statutes, regulations or rules made under the Act;
(n) “Principal” means the Principal of the College;
(o) “Pro-Chancellor” means the Pro-Chancellor of the College;
(p) “Representation Committee” means Representation Committee constituted under section 24;
(q) “Search Committee” means the Search Committee set up by the Senate under section 13;
(r) “Senate” means the Senate of the College;
(s) “Statutes”, “regulations” and “rules” means respectively the statutes, the regulations and the rules made under this Act and for the time being in force; and
(t) “Syndicate” means the Syndicate of the College.
3. Incorporation.—(1) The Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi is hereby reconstituted and set up as a degree awarding institution.
(2) The College shall consist of the following, namely:—
(a) the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor, the Principal and the members of the Senate;
(b) the members of the Authorities of the College established under section 17;
(c) all College Teachers and persons recognized as students of the College in accordance with terms prescribed from time to time; and
(d) all other full-time officers and members of the College.
(3) The College shall be a body corporate known as the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue and be sued by the said name.
(4) The College shall be competent to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable and to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable and immovable property which may have become vested in or been acquired by it.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the College shell have academic, financial and administrative autonomy, including the power to employ officers, teachers and other employees on such terms as may be prescribed, subject to the provisions of this Act. In particular and without prejudice to the authority granted to Ministry of Education by the law, the Government or an authority or auditor appointed by the Government shall have no power to question the policy underlying the allocation of resources approved by the Senate in the annual budget of the College.
(6) All properties, rights and interests of whatever kind, used, enjoyed, possessed, owned or vested in or held in trust by or for the College and liabilities legally subsisting against the College in existence shall pass to the College re-constituted under this Act.
4. Powers and purposes of the College.—The College shall have the following powers, namely:—
(i) to provide for education and scholarship in such branches of knowledge as it may deem fit, and to make provision for research, service to society and for the application, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine;
(ii) to prescribe courses of studies to be conducted by it and in its campuses;
(iii) to hold examination and to award and confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to and on persons who have been admitted to and have passed its examinations under prescribed conditions;
(iv) to prescribe the terms and conditions of employment of the officers, teachers and other employees of the College and to lay down terms and conditions that may be different from those applicable to government servants in general;
(v) to engage, where necessary, persons on contracts of specified duration and to specify the terms of each engagement;
(vi) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions on approved persons in the manner prescribed;
(vii) to provide for instructions for persons not being students of the College as it may prescribe and to grant certificates and diplomas to such persons;
(viii) to institute programmes for the exchange of students and teachers between the College and other universities, educational institutions and research organizations, inside as well as outside Pakistan;
(ix) to provide career counseling and job search service to students and alumni;
(x) to maintain linkages with alumni;
(xi) to develop and implement fund-raising plans;
(xii) to provide and support the academic development of the faculty of the College;
(xiii) to confer degrees on persons who have carried on independent research under prescribed conditions;
(xiv) to accept the examinations passed and the period of study undertaken by the students of the College at other universities and places of learning equivalent to such examinations and periods of study in the College, as it may prescribe, and to withdraw such acceptance;
(xv) to co-operate with other universities, public authorities or private organizations, inside as well as outside Pakistan, in such manner and for such purposes as may be prescribed;
(xvi) to institute Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships, Lecturerships and any other posts and to appoint persons thereto;
(xvii) to create posts for research; extensions, administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto;
(xviii) to organize selected members of the teaching staff of educational institutions admitted to the privileges of the College or such other persons as it may deem fit, as College teachers;
(xix) to institute and award financial assurance to students in need, fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, medals and prizes under prescribed conditions;
(xx) to establish teaching departments, institutes, museums and other centers of learning for the development of teaching and research and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may prescribe;
(xxi) to provide for the residence of the students of the College to institute and maintain halls of residence and to approve or license hostels and lodging;
(xxii) to maintain order, discipline and security on the campuses of the College;
(xxiii) to promote the extra curricular and recreational activities of such students and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;
(xxiv) to demand and receive such fees and other charges as it may determine;
(xxv) to make provision for research advisory or consultancy services and with these objects to enter into arrangements with other institutions, public or private bodies, commercial and industrial enterprises under prescribed conditions;
(xxvi) to enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts;
(xxvii) to receive and manage property transferred and grants, contributions made to the College and to invest any fund representing such property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations endowments or contributions in such manner as it may deem fit;
(xxviii) to provide for the printing and publication of research and other
(xxix) to do all such other acts and things, whether incidental to powers aforesaid or not, as may be requisite or expedient in order to further the objectives of the College as a place of education, learning, and research.
5. College open to all classes, creeds, etc.—(1) The College shall be open to all persons of either gender and of whatever religion, caste, race, creed, class, colour or domicile and no person shall be denied the privileges of the College on the ground of gender, religion, race, caste, creed, class, colour or domicile.
6. Teaching at the College.—(1) All recognized teaching in various courses shall be conducted by the College at its campus in the prescribed manner and may include lectures, tutorials, discussions, seminars, demonstrations, distance learning and other methods of instructions as well as practical work in the laboratories, hospitals, workshops and other governmental or private organizations.
(2) The authority responsible for organizing recognized teaching shall be such as may be prescribed