The CUST Syndicate is one of the wider forums for the discussion of the University- varied policies and proposed changes in University practices and structure. The Syndicate usually acts for the betterment of the educational subjects and regulations of the academic community that have impact on more than one school/department/ unit. It sets its agenda with particular concern for academic programs and structure, disciplinary affairs, personnel and budgetary policies, development of facilities and community, professional, and educational relations. The Syndicate may make recommendations regarding policies and practices to the concerned bodies and to the Board of Trustees in particular.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Syndicate of CUST

  • The CUST syndicate is one of the executive bodies of the University and it generally supervises over the affairs and management of the University.
  • In order to obtain approval from the BoT, the Syndicate would discuss and make recommendation on the annual work-plan and annual budget prepared by Finance committee of the CUST.
  • With the due consideration of legal provision, the Syndicate would make its recommendations to the BoT for its approval on the formation of post/ position of the officials; proposal for employment; determining the roles and responsibility of the created post/ position, service rules, salary structure of these created position/ post; and fixing the tuition fees to be collected from the students.
  • The syndicate would approve the examinations and their results which are recommended by the Academic Council of the CUST.
  • The syndicate would endorse the certificates which are the outcomes of the examination undertaken by the students and the Syndicate would also be the forefront of the approved security-mark of the certificates.
  • In order to ensure that the proper discipline is in place at all levels of the CUST, the Syndicate would examine and would also communicate the final decision on the recommendations made by the Disciplinary Committee of CUST.
  • In order to erase sexual abuse, ‘Eve-teasing’ and to ensure gender prejudice-free atmosphere at all levels at CUST, the Syndicate would examine and provide final decision on the complains and recommendations made by the Disciplinary Committee of CUST.
  • The Syndicate would be an authority to consider and to provide decision on the recommendations made by the Academic Council if the BoT does not have any observation.
  • The Syndicate would ensure high protected record-keeping on various affairs such as Student Registration, Examinations, Accounts and other important documents.
  • The Syndicate would help in preparing statute and other legal documents and would seek their final approval for those documents from the BoT.
  • To Prepare the Annual Report and to submit it to the Chancellor, Government and UGC.

* The above indicated duties and responsibilities of the CUST Syndicate are determined following the Private University Act-2010. In case of any conflict arises with this version, the outlined duties in the Private University Act-2010 will stand. However, this forum may also undertake other responsibilities as identified in statute of the CUST or delegated by the BoT.

Members of the Syndicate