University Grants Commission (Inspection of Universities) Rules, 1960
To Be Published in the Gazette of India, Part II.
a. "Commission" means the University Grants Commission;
b. "University" means a University as defined in Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; and includes an institution of higher learning deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the said Act;
c. "Financial Year" means the year commencing from the 1st April and ending 31st March of the following calendar year; and
d. "Academic Year" means the academic year of the respective Universities.3. Inspection. - 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 provision 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. Before the Commission inspects the 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. After receipt of information under rule 4, the Commission shall fix the date of inspection by the Committee and communicate the same, to the University concerned. 6. Association of Universities. - 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 or the Deans of Faculty/Faculties concerned and such other officers/teachers of the department/departments or 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 officer/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.