The University Grants Commission (Inspection of Universities) Rules, 1961
Published vide Notification in the Gazette of India, dated of the 28th January, 1961.
(a) "University" means a University as defined in clause (( of Section 2 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and includes an institution for higher education deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the said Act;
(b) "Financial Year" means the year commencing from the 1st April and ending on the 31st March of the following calendar year; and
(c) "Academic Year" means the academic year of the respective Universities.3. Appointment of Committees. - The Commission may appoint a Committee, wherever or whenever necessary, consisting of such persons as it may decide in each case and subject to the provisions of rule 6, to examine and report on the financial needs of a University or its standards of teaching examination and research or both. 4. Questionnaire to be supplied. - Before the Committee inspects a University, the Commission shall send to the Vice-Chancellor of the University a questionnaire seeking information on all relevant matters relating to the Department/Departments or Institution/Institutions to be inspected. 5. Communication of date of inspection. - After receipt of information under rule 4, the Commission shall fix a date for inspection by the Committee and communicate the same to the University concerned. 6. University to be associated. - The University shall be associated with the inspection in the following manner, namely :-
(a) The University shall nominate not more than three representatives who may include the Vice-Chancellor or the Registrar, the Dean who may include the Vice-Chancellor or the Registrar, the Dean or the Deans of Faculty/Faculties concerned and such other officers/teachers of the Department/Departments or Institution/Institutions as may be deputed by the University and their names shall be communicated to the Commission.
(b) The representatives of the University shall be associated with the inspection for such time and in such manner as may be determined by the Committee after consultation with the University.
(c) In carrying out the inspection, the Committee may have discussions with such officers/teachers and other members of the Department(s) or Institution(s) to be inspected as may be considered necessary by the Committee.7. Report to the Commission. - As soon as possible after the inspection, the Committee shall report its findings to the Commission.