As per Section 14 of the NITs Act, 1007, the Senate of every Institute shall consist of the following persons, namely:
(a) the Director, ex-officio, who shall be the Chairman of the Senate;
(b) the Deputy Director, ex-officio;
(c) the Professors appointed or recognized as such by the Institute for the purpose of imparting instructions in the Institute;
(d) three persons, one of whom shall be woman, not being employees of the Institute, to be nominated by the Chairperson in consultation with the Director, from amongst educationalists of repute, one each from the field of science, engineering and humanities; and
(e) such other members of the staff as may be laid down in the Statutes.
DETAILS OF THE CHAIRMAN AND THE EXTERNAL MEMBERS OF SENATE OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, WARANGAL
Section 14 of the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 (Act 29 of 2007).
SENATE - FUNCTIONS & POWERS :
(A) FUNCTIONS: The Senate of an Institute shall have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes.
(B) POWERS: The Senate shall have the powers to:-
(i) frame and revise curricula and syllabi for the course of studies for the various Departments and Centres;
(ii) make arrangements for the conduct of examinations, appointment of examiners, moderators, tabulators and other matters relating to the examinations;
(iii) declare the results of the examinations or to appoint Committees or Officers to do so and to make recommendations to the Board regarding conferment or grant of degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles;
(iv) appoint Advisory Committees or Expert Committees or both for the Departments or Centres of the Institute to make recommendations on academic matters connected with the working of the Departments or Centres;
(v) appoint Committees from amongst the members of the Senate, other teachers of the Institute and experts from outside to advise on such specific and important academic matters as may be referred to any such Committee by the Senate.
(vi) consider the recommendations of the Advisory Committees attached to various Departments or Centres and that of Experts and other Committees and take such action (including the making of recommendations to the Board) as warranted by each case)
(vii) make periodical review of the activities of the Departments or Centres and take appropriate action (including the making of recommendations to the Board);
(viii) supervise the working of the Library of the Institute.
(ix) promote research and academic development or activity within the Institute and seek reports on such research or academic development or activity from the persons engaged therein;
(x) provide for the inspection of the class rooms, Laboratories, Library and the Residential Hostels;
(xi) plan co-curricular activities of the students of the Institute.
(xii) award stipends, scholarships, medals and prizes and make other awards in accordance with such conditions as may be attached to the awards;
(xiii) make recommendations to the Board with regard to the creation or restructuring of Departments or Programmes or Centres and the abolition of existing Departments or centres thereof;
(xiv) make recommendations to the Board of disseminate knowledge through distance learning mode to various parts of the State or country or abroad; and
(xv) invite upto two student representatives during discussion of general nature nor involving policy or disciplinary matters in the Senate meetings.
CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE TO EXERCISE POWERS IN EMERGENCY :
If, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Senate, any emergency has arise which requires immediate action, he may take such action as he deems necessary and shall report the same for approval to the Senate in its next meeting.