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Universities Act - Interpretation

INTERPRETATION


147. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires -

Interpretation.

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[*Omitted the definition of “administrative staff”, 7 of 1985]

“appropriate Instrument” means any Order, Ordinance, Statute, By-law, Regulation or Rule made in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

“By-law” means a By-law made by the governing authority of a Higher Educational Institution under this Act;

“Degree Awarding Institute” means any institution recognized under the provisions of section 25A;

[Inserted a new definition as “Degree Awarding Institute”, 7 of 1985 & substituted by Act, No. 24 of 1988]

“governing authority” in relation to -

(i) a University, means the Council of that University;

(ii) an Open University, means the Council of that Open University, and

(iii) a University College, means the Board of Management of that University College;

“Higher Educational Institution” means a University, Campus, Open University, University College, or Centre for Higher Learning established or deemed to be established under this Act;

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[*Omitted the definition of “non-academic staff”, 7 of 1985]

“old University” means the University of Sri Lanka established under the University of Ceylon Act, No. 1 of 1972;

“Order” means an Order made by the Minister under this Act;

“Ordinance” means an Ordinance made by the Commission or by the Appeals Board under this Act;

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[*Omitted the definition of “other employee”, 7 of 1985]

“President” means the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka;

“principal executive officer” in relation to -

(i) a University means the Vice-Chancellor of that University;

(ii) an Open University, means the Vice-Chancellor of that Open University; and

(iii) a University College, means the Director of that University College;

“recognized institution” means any institution recognized under section 25;

“Regulation” means any Regulation made by the Senate or the Academic Syndicate, as the case may be, of a Higher Educational Institution, under this Act;

“Rule” means any Rule made under this Act by the Commission, the Appeals Board, Specified Authority, or an Authority or other body of a Higher Educational Institution;

“Specified Authority” shall be the person appointed as a Specified Authority under section 70B of this Act;

[Inserted a new definition as “Specified Authority”,
7 of 1985]

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[*Omitted the definition of “Statute”, 7 of 1985]

“Teacher” means a Senior Professor, Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer Grade I, Senior Lecturer Grade II, Lecturer and Lecturer (Probationary) and the holder of any post, declared by Ordinance to be a post, the holder of which, is a teacher; and

[S 147, 57 of 2009]

“University” means a University established or deemed to be established under this Act.

 

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