The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University and may lay down proper standards of instruction, research, publication and examination and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the Academic Council may:

(a) advise the Syndicate on academic matters;

(b) regulate teaching, research and examinations;

(c) regulate the admission of students to the courres of studies and examinations of the University;

(d) regulate the award of studentships, scholarships, medals and prizes:

(e) regulate the conduct and discipline of students of the University;

(f) propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organization of faculties, institutes and other academic bodies;

(g) propose regulations on the recommendations of the Boards of Faculties and the Boards of Studies for consideration and approval of the Syndicate;

(h) propose for each academic year, on the recommendations of the Boards of Studies, regulations prescribing the courses of studies, the syllabi and the outlines of tests for all examinations; provided that, if the recommendations of a Board of Faculties or the Board of Studies are not received by the prescribed date, the Academic Council may, subject to the approval of the Syndicate, permit such regulations to continue for the following years;

(i) recognize the examinations of other Universities or examining bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;

(j) appoint members to the Authorities in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and

(k) perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the statutes.