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FREDERICK JOHN Mouat, Esquire,
of the Bengal Infantry;
Principal of Bishop's College ;
Doctor of Divinity;
THOMAS OLDHAM, Esquire,
Henry WOODROW, Esquire,
LEONIDAS CLINT, Esquire,
PROSONNO COOMAR TAGORE,
The Reverend James OGILVIE,
Master of Arts;
Bachelor of Arts ;
Moulavy MUHAMMUD WUJEEH,
ISWAR CHUNDRA BIDYA SAGUR,
ALEXANDER GRANT, Esquire,
HENRY STEUART REID, Esquire,
Provinces, being the first Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of the said University, and all the persons who may hereafter become or be appointed to be Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellows as hereafter mentioned, so long as they shall continue to be such Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellows, are hereby constituted and declared to be one Body Politic and Corporate by the name of the University of Calcutta : and such Body Politic shall by such name have perpetual succession, and shall have a common seal ;
and by such name shall sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and answer and be answered unto, in every Court of Justice within the territories in the possession and under the Government of the East India Company. II. The said Body Corporate shall be able and capable
in law to take, parchase, and Power to hold and dis. pose of property.
hold any property, moveable or
immoveable, which may become vested in it for the purposes of the said University by virtue of any purchase, grant, testamentary disposition, or otherwise ; and shall be able and capable in law to grant, demise, alien, or otherwise dispose of, all or any of the property, moveable or immoveable, belonging to the said University; and also to do all other matters incidental or appertaining to a Body Corporate. III. The said Body Corporate shall consist of one
Chancellor, one Vice-Chancellor, Constitution of Body Corporate and of Senate.
and such number of ex-officio
and other Fellows as the Governor-General of India in Council hath already appointed, or shall from time to time, by any order published in the Calcutta Gazette, hereafter appoint; and the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows for the time being shall constitute the Senate of the said University : Provided that, if any person being Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, or Fellow of the said University, shall leave India without the intention of returning thereto, his office shall thereupon become vacant. IV. The Governor-General of India for the time being
shall be the Chancellor of the Chancellor.
said University, and the first Chancellor shall be the Right Honorable Charles John Viscount Canning. V. The first Vice-Chancellor of the said University
shall be Sir James William Vice-Chancellor.
Colvile, Knight. The office of Vice-Chancellor shall be held for two years only ; and the Vice-Chancellor hereinbefore nominated shall go out of office on the first day of January, 1859. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of Vice-Chancellor of the said University by death, resignation, departure from India, effluxion of time, or otherwise, the Governor-General of India in Council shall, by notification in the Calcutta
Gazette, nominate a fit and proper person, being one of the Fellows of the said University, to be Vice-Chancellor in the room of the person occasioning such vacancy: Provided that on any vacancy in the said office which shall occur by effluxion of time, the Governor-General of Iydia in Council shall have power to re-appoint the Vice-Chancellor hereinbefore nominated or any future Vice-Chancellor to such office. VI. The Lieutenant-Governors of Bengal and the North
Western Provinces, the Chief Fellows.
Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, or of any Court of Judicature hereafter to be constituted, to or in which the powers of the said Supreme Court may be transferred or vested, the Bishop of Calcutta and the Members of the Sapreme Council of India, all for the time being, shall be ex-officio Fellows of the said University. The whole number of the Fellows of the said University, exclusive of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor for the time being, shall never be less than thirty; and whenever the number of the said Fellows, exclusive as aforesaid, shall by death, resignation, departure from India, or otherwise, be reduced below thirty, the Governor-General of India in Council shall forthwith, by notification in the Calcutta Gazette, nominate so many fit and proper persons to be Fellows of the said University as, with the then Fellows of the said University, shall make the number of such Fellows, exclusive as aforesaid, thirty. But nothing herein contained shall prevent the Governor-General of India in Council from nominating more than thirty persons to be Fellows of the said University, if he shall see fit. VII. The Governor-General of India in Council may
cancel the appointment of any The appointment of Fela
person already appointed, or herelows may be cancelled.
after to be appointed, a Fellow of the University, and as soon as such order is notified in the Gazette, the person so appointed shall cease to be a Fellow.
VIII. The Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows for Chancellor, Vice-Chan.
the time being shall have the cellor, and Fellows to entire management of and supersuperintend the affairs of intendence over the affairs, conthe University.
cerns, and property of the said
University; and in all cases unprovided for by this Act, it shall be lawful for the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows to act in such manner as shall appear to them best calculated to promote the purposes intended by the said University
The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows shall Bye-laws.
have full power from time to time
to make and alter any bye-laws and regulations (so as the same be not repugnant to law or to the general objects and provisions of the Act) touching the examination for Degrees and the granting of the same ; and touching the examination for Honors and the granting of marks of Honor for higher proficiency in the different branches of Literature, Science, and Art; and touching the qualifications of the candidates for Degrees and the previous course of instruction to be followed by them, and the preliminary examinations to be submitted to by them; and touching the mode and time of convening the meetings of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows; and, in general, touching all other matters whatever regarding the said University. And all such bye-laws and regulations when reduced into writing, and after the common seal of the said University shall have been affixed thereto, shall be binding upon all persons, members of the said University, and all candidates for Degrees to be conferred by the same, provided such bye-laws and regulations shall have been first submitted to and shall have received the approval of the Governor-General of India in Council. IX. All questions which shall come before the Chan
cellor, Vice-Chancellor, and FelMeetings of the Senate.
lows, shall be decided at a meeting of the Senate by the majority of the Members present ; and the Chairman at any such meeting shall have a vote, and in cases of an equality of votes, a second or casting vote. No question shall be decided at any meeting, unless the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, and five Fellows, or in the absence of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, unless six Fellows at the least, shall be present at the time of the decision. At every meeting of the Senate, the Chancellor, or in his absence the Vice-Chancellor, shall preside as Chairman; and, in the absence of both, a Chairman shall be chosen by the Fellows present, or the major part of them.
X. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows
for the time being shall have full Appointment and removal of Examiners and power from time to time to Officers.
appoint, and, as they shall see
occasion, to remove all Examiners, Officers, and servants of the said University.
XI. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows Power to confer Degrees. tion, to confer the several Degrees
shall have power, after examinaof Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Licentiate of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, and Master of Civil Engineering; they shall also have power, after examination, to confer upon the candidates for the said several Degrees, marks of honor for a high degree of proficiency in the different branches of Literature, Science, and Art, according to rules to be determined by the byelaws to be from time to time made by them under the power in that behalf given to them by this Act. XII. Except by special order of the Senate, no person
shall be admitted as a candidate Qualification for admis- for the Degree of Bachelor of sion of candidates for Degrees.
Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of
Laws, Licentiate of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, or Master of Civil Engineering, unless he shall present to the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows, a certificate from one of the Institutions authorized in that behalf by the Governor-General of India in Council, to the effect that he has completed the course of instruction prescribed by the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows of the said University, in the bye-laws to be made by them under the power in that behalf given by this Act. XIII. The said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows
shall cause an examination for Examination for Degrees.
Degrees to be held at least once in every year; on every such examination, the candidates shall be examined either by Examiners appointed for the purpose from among the Fellows by the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows, or by other Examiners so to be appointed ; and on every such examination, the candidates, whether candidates for an ordinary Degree or for a Degree with honors, shall be examined on as many subjects and in such manner as the said Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Fellows shall appoint.