(1). The body responsible for the governance of the University shall be described as the Senate, and shall consist of the following, namely:

(a) The Chancellor who shall be the Chairperson of the Senate

(b) The Pro Chancellor

(c) The Vice Chancellor

(d) The Pro Vice Chancellor;

(e) Two Deans of the University, nominated by the Vice Chancellor on rotational basis;

(f) The Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court or his nominated Judge of Balochistan High Court;

(g) Two University teachers, not below the rank of Associate Professor, nominated by the Vice Chancellor on rotational basis
Provided if no Associate Professors are on the University roll, the Vice Chancellor may nominate two Assistant Professors on rotational basis.

(h) The Secretary to Government of Balochistan, Colleges, Higher & Technical Education Department, or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

(i) The Secretary to Government of Balochistan, Finance Department, or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

(j) Four persons form society at large, being persons of distinction in the fields of administration, management, education, academics, law, accountancy, medicine, fine arts, agriculture, science, technology and engineering, such that the appointment of these persons reflects a balance across the various fields nominated by the Colleges, Higher & Technical Education Department.
Provided that the special focus or affiliation of the University, to be declared in the manner prescribed, may be reflected in the number of persons of distinction in an area of expertise relevant to the University who are appointed to the Senate;

(k) One principal of the affiliated colleges to be nominated by the concerned Administrative Department

(l) Two persons, one male and one female from the academic community of the country, other than an employee of the University, at the level of professor or principal of a colleges, nominated by the Vice Chancellor; and

(m) One person nominated by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

(2) The numbers of the members described in clauses (e), (g) and (j) of sub-section (1), may be increased by the Senate through statutes:
Provided that the total membership of the Senate shall not exceed twenty-one with a maximum of three University Teachers; and this increase shall be balanced to the extent possible, across the different categories of the members.

(3) All the members of the Senate shall be appointed by the Chancellor as prescribed in section 23, sub-section (1) and relevant clauses.:
Provided that the appointments of persons described in clause (e), (g) and (j) of sub-section (1) may be made from amongst a panel of three names for each vacancy, recommended by the relevant nominating forum:
Provided further that effort shall be made, without compromising on quality of qualification, to give fair representation to women on the Senate

(4) The members of Senate other than the exofficio members shall hold office for three years, who on expiry of the three years from the date of their appointment shall cease to be member of the Senate.
Provided that no person, other than an ex-officio member may serve on the Senate for more than one term

(5) The Senate shall meet at least twice in a calendar year.

(6) Service on the Senate shall be on honorary basis:
Provided that actual expenses may be reimbursed as prescribed:

(7) The Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Senate.

(8) In the absence of Chancellor, the meeting of Senate shall be presided over by the Pro-Chancellor or such member, not being an employee of the concerned University or the Government, as the Chancellor may nominate from time to time. The member so nominated shall be the convener of the Senate.

(9) Unless otherwise prescribed by this Act, all decisions of the Senate shall be taken on the basis of the opinion of a majority of the members present. In the event of the members being evenly divided on any matter the person presiding over the meeting shall have a casting vote.

(10) The quorum for a meeting of the Senate shall be one half of its membership, a fraction being counted as one.

Powers and functions of the Senate

(1) The Senate shall have the powers of general supervision over the University and shall hold the Vice Chancellor and the Authorities accountable for all the functions of the University. The Senate shall have all powers of the University not expressly vested in an Authority or officer by the Act and all other powers not expressly mentioned by this Act that are necessary for the performance of its functions.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, the Senate shall have the following powers:-

(a) to approve the proposed annual plan of work, the annual and revised budgets, the annual report and the annual statement of account;

(b) to hold, control and lay down policy for the administration of the property, funds and investments of the University, including the approval of the sale and purchase or acquisition of immovable property;

(c) to oversee the quality and relevance of the University’s academic programmes and to review the academic affairs of the University in general;

(d) to approve the appointment of the, Professors, Associate Professors and such other senior faculty and senior administrators on the recommendation of the Selection Board as may be prescribed;

(e) to institute schemes, directions and guidelines for the terms and conditions of appointment of all officers, teachers and other employees of the University;

(f) to approve strategic plans;

(f) to approve strategic plans;

(g) to approve financial resource development plans of the University;

(h) to consider the drafts of Statutes and Regulations proposed by the Syndicate and the Academic Council and deal with them in the manner as provided for in sections 30, 31, 32 and 33, as the case may be:
Provided that the Senate may frame a Statute or Regulation on its own initiative and approve it after calling for the advice of the Syndicate or the Academic Council as the case may be;

(i) to annul by order in writing the proceedings of any Authority or officer if the Senate is satisfied that such proceedings are not in accordance with the provisions of the Act, Statutes or Regulations after calling upon such Authority or officer to show cause why such proceedings should not be annulled;

(j) to make appointment of members of the Syndicate, other than ex-officio members, in accordance with the provisions of the Act;

(k) to appoint Emeritus Professors on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;

(l) to remove any person from the membership of any Authority, other than the Senate, if such person:

(i) has become of unsound mind; or

(ii) has become incapacitated to function as member of such Authority; or

(iii) has been convicted by a court of law for an offence involving moral turpitude; and

(m) to determine the form, provide for the custody and regulate the use of the common seal of the University.

(3) The Senate may, subject to the provisions of this Act delegate all or any of the powers and functions of any Authority, officer or employee of the University at its main campus, to any Authority, committee, officer or employee at its additional campus for the purpose of exercising such powers and performing such functions in relation to such additional campus, and for this purpose the Senate may create new posts or positions at the additional campus.

(4) The Senate may, in accordance with the terms and procedures as may be prescribed, cause an inspection to be made in respect of any matter connected with the University.

(5) The Chancellor may remove any member of the Senate in accordance with the provisions of the Act.