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Oxford University Gazette, 13 December 2007: University Acts


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 28 December.

Establishment of the Ajit Gulabchand Professorship Of Indian Business Studies

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Numata Professorship of Buddhist Studies' insert:

'Ajit Gulabchand Professor of Indian Business Studies'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 403, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 37 and renumber existing §§ 37–137 as §§ 38–138:

'§ 37. Ajit Gulabchand Professor of Indian Business Studies

1. The benefaction of £3m from Mr Gulabchand, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain the Ajit Gulabchand Professorship of Indian Business Studies.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship, and associated overheads.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of income, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Board of the Saïd Business School.

4. The Ajit Gulabchand Professor of Indian Business Studies shall lecture and give instruction in Indian business and management studies.

5. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board; and

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Saïd Business School.

6. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Chair.

7. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 3–6 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish a professorship in the Social Sciences Division endowed by the benefaction from Mr Gulabchand, Chairman of HCC. Responsibility for the benefaction is assigned to the Executive Board of the Saïd Business School. The professor will be on the establishment of the Business School in the Social Sciences Division and normally shall also be the Director of the Oxford University India Business Centre.]

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Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the Vice-Chancellor on 4 October 2007 was declared presented.

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Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Bell, A.R., Faculty of Physics

Bell, S.D., Wadham

Booth, M.J., Jesus

Clifton, W.J., Sub-department of Theoretical Physics

Cooper, C., St Peter's

Cornelissen, B., Department of Radiation Oncology and Biology

Deakin, S., Chemistry Research Laboratory

Flaim, S.N., Balliol

Li, T.S.F., University Development Office

Lloyd, S.L., Faculty of Computer Science

Munoz-Basols, J.F., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Murphy, R.A., St Antony's

Norman, G.J., Magdalen

Parker, D.A., Faculty of Computer Science

Yeung, T.M., Green College

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