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|Universities and University Colleges Act 1971|
|Parliament of Malaysia|
|Territorial extent||Throughout Malaysia|
|Enacted by||Dewan Rakyat|
|Passed||18 March 1971|
|Enacted by||Dewan Negara|
|Passed||26 March 1971|
|Royal assent||27 April 1971|
|Commenced||29 April 1971|
|Effective||30 April 1971|
|Bill introduced in the Dewan Rakyat||Universities and University Colleges Bill 1971|
|Introduced by||Hussein Onn, Minister of Education|
|First reading||9 March 1971|
|Second reading||17 March 1971|
|Third reading||18 March 1971|
|Bill introduced in the Dewan Negara||Universities and University Colleges Bill 1971|
|Introduced by||Hussein Onn, Minister of Education|
|First reading||22 March 1971|
|Second reading||26 March 1971|
|Third reading||26 March 1971|
|Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1971 [Act A80]|
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1975 [Act A295]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1983 [Act A550]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1996 [Act A946]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 2009 [Act A1342]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 2012 [Act A1433]
|Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 74, 1971|
|University, university college|
|Status: In force|
University and University College Act 1971 (Malay : Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti 1971) or AUKU 1971 is an act of Parliament that was legislated by the Malaysian government that was approved by the king on 27 April 1971. It is also an act that is partially under the legislative authority of the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) to "provide for the establishment, organization and management of Universities and Public University Colleges and for matters connected herewith." This act was amended in 1975 and 1995 and became the University and University College Act (Amended) 1995.
The Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, in its current form (1 August 2012), consists of 5 Parts containing 27 sections and 2 schedules (including 6 amendments).
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