Powers and Functions of the University
   
  The University shall have the following powers and functions, namely:

a)   to provide for instruction and training through distance education;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (i) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

b)   to provide for instruction in such branches of learning, technology or vocations as it may deem fit, and to make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in such manner as it may determine;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (i) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

c)  to hold examinations and to confer degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions on persons who have pursued a course of study in the University and its study centres;

d)  to confer degrees and other academic distinctions on persons who have carried on research under conditions prescribed;

e)   to confer honorary degrees or other academic distinctions on approved persons under conditions prescribed;

f)   to create posts, with the prior sanction of the Government, for teaching research, extension service, administration and other related purposes and to appoint persons thereto;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (ii) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

g)   (...............................)

    (Omitted vide Section 8(4) (ii) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

h)   to acquire, hold and transfer property, both movable and immovable, which may have been acquired by it, for the purposes of the University and to accept on behalf of the University, endowments, bequests, donations and other transfers of property made to it and to contract and to do all other things necessary for or incidental to the purposes of the University;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (iii) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

i)    to establish teaching departments, faculties, laboratories, libraries, museums, workshops, audience level regional centres (study centres) and other centres of learning for the development of teaching and research and educational technology and to make such arrangements for their maintenance, management and administration as it may determine;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (iii) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

j)   (.....................................)

    (Omitted vide Section 8(4) (iii) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

k)   to inspect the study centres and to take measures to ensure that proper standards of instruction are maintained in them;

l)   (....................................)

    (Omitted vide Section 8(4) (iv) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

m)   to make special provision for the spread of higher education among educationally backward classes of citizens;

n)    to make special provision for study centres and institutions for women students;

o)   to establish research institutions in any part of the University area;

p)   to fix fees and to demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed;

q)   to institute and manage:

    i) a Department of Publications;

    ii) a University Press;

    iii) an Employment Bureau;

    iv) an Information Bureau;

    v) Boards of University Extension;

    vi) Guidance and Counselling centres and such other organisations created by it;

r)   to cooperate, collaborate or associate with any other University, authority or institution of learning in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine;

    (Substituted vide Section 8(4) (v) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)

s)   generally to do all such other acts and things whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be necessary or desirable to further the objects of the University as to cultivate and promote arts, fine arts, sciences, professional studies, technology and other branches of learning and to promote the interests of its students;


t)   to supervise and control the conduct and discipline of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting general welfare;

* u)   to provide educational facilities to people who cannot leave their homes and jobs, in such manner, as it may determine;

* v)   to provide such facilities to masses for their educational uplift as it may determine;

* w)  to provide facilities for the training of teachers in such manner as it may determine;

* x)   to provide for such instruction for persons not being students of the University as it may determine, and to grant certificates and diplomas to such persons;

* y)   to make provisions for research and development of educational technology and advisory services and with those objects to enter into arrangements with other institutions or with public bodies under prescribed conditions;

* z)   to provide for making of films and cassettes and other audio-visual material and enter into arrangements with All India Radio and Doordarshan and such other organisations as it may deem fit;

    * z-1) to provide for the reproduction and publication of teaching material and other works;

    * z-2) to undertake educational experiments and evolve contents, systems and methods of education for the furtherance of the objects of the University;

    * z-3) to approve any institution of higher learning or studies for such purposes as the University may determine, and to withdraw such approval;

    * z-4) to appoint visiting professors, emeritus professors, fellows, scholars, resident artists, resident writers or such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University;

    * z-5) to approve persons working in -

    a) any institution cooperating, collaborating or associating with the University or

    b) any approved institution for imparting instruction or supervising research or both and to withdraw such approval;

    * z-6) to appoint persons working in any other University, institution or organisation as teachers of the University for a specified period;

    * z-7) to establish campuses within the territorial limits of the University;

    * z-8) to admit students of any other University or college to any examination of the University subject to such conditions as the University may lay down for the purpose;

    * z-9) to accept funds from the Government of India, the State Government, the University Grants Commission and also borrow money from a bank or a corporation, for the purposes of the University;

Provided that where the University intends to borrow money from a bank or a corporation or both, exceeding an amount of rupees fifty thousand at a time or in the aggregate, it shall obtain the prior written approval of the Government therefor.

    *  (Inserted vide Section 8(4) (vi) of A.P.University Acts (Second Amendment) Act, 1985)