By-Laws of the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval
Medicine and Sciences:
There shall be established hereunder, a national trust in Aligarh (India) called the “Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences” with the following purposes:
- 1. To promote public awareness of the contributions undertaken by scientists in the field of medicine and sciences during medieval times.
- 2. To establish a library to include manuscripts and indexes of the world medical and scientific manuscripts, photocopies, in addition to the recently published books concerning history of Unani / Islamic Medicine & Sciences.
- 3. To issue a Journal twice a year for publishing researches and articles related to history of Islamic Medicine & Sciences.
- 4. To convene meetings and conferences every two years.
- 5. To allocate a nominal prize to be awarded every two years to the best contribution to the history of Unani / Islamic Medicine and / or science.
- 6. Cooperation with other institutions/organizations having similar purposes.
The Academy will be composed of Fellows and Life Members of an Individuals and an Institution.
Member: shall mean any person or individual, irrespective of nationality and religion, interested in history of Medieval Medicine & Science and whose membership is approved by the Academy’s Executive Council and who will pay the prescribed fees. He/she can vote and hold office.
Fellows: shall mean a person who has made substantial achievements in History of Islamic Medicine & Science or a person who has offered considerable financial contributions to support the academy’s activities. Fellows shall be approved by the Executive Council and awarded the Certificate of Honorary membership. He/she shall not vote or hold office.
Applications for life-membership shall be submitted to the General Secretary, and accompanied by a brief CV. Acceptance shall take effect after one time payment of Rs. 2500 fee. The member will then receive a membership certificate. The active member shall receive on a regular basis the Journal of the Society, Newsletter (NISA), and all publications of the Academy. Membership will terminate under the following circumstances:
- 1. Official resignation
- 2. Cessation of payment of membership fee
The financial resources of the trust shall consist of:
- 1. Membership fees.
- 2. Donations offered to the Academy by organizations, agencies and individuals.
- 3. Subscription fees through Newsletter and Journal
- 4. Other resources as may be approved by the Executive Council from time to time.
The Academy will be run by an Executive Council of 11 members and composed of President/Mutawalli, two (2) Vice Presidents, a General Secretary, a Joint Secretary, a Treasurer and 5 members for 3 years renewable term. Members of the Executive Council shall be nominated by the President/Mutawalli of the trust.
The President of the Academy will be the Mutawalli of the trust. Duties and responsibilities of the President shall be to represent the academy in all conferences and meetings, to approve the Agenda of the Executive Council and Administrative Council, and to Chair all meetings.
The Vice-Presidents shall be elected by the Executive Council for a three-year term. The duties and responsibilities shall be to assume all duties and authority of the President in the latter’s absence or otherwise by delegation by the President. Quorum: The presence of 50% of the members of the Administrative Council and Executive Council shall constitute a quorum.
The Secretary General will be nominated by the President/Mutawalli for a 3-year renewable term. The Secretary General shall be responsible for conduction of communication with all members of the Academy as well as with other relevant associations, planning the Agenda of the meetings of the Executive Council and Administrative Council.
The Joint Secretary will be nominated by the President/Mutawalli for a 3-year renewable term. The duties and responsibilities shall be to assume all duties and authority of the Secretary General in the latter’s absence.
The Treasurer shall be nominated by the President to a 3-year term. He must have permanent office in Aligarh, which is the Academy’s headquarter. The duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer shall be to look after for the Academy’s funds deposited in Indian Rupees in the Academy’s name in an Aligarh Bank. Cheques must be signed by the Treasurer and the President or one of the Vice-Presidents. The Treasurer will submit to the Executive Council an annual report on the financial turnover.
Meetings of the Executive Council shall be held at the headquarter at least once a year as called by the President of the Academy, whereas the Local Administrative Council (LAC) shall meet twice a year. The LAC will consist of local members of the Executive Council.
The meetings of the General Assembly (all members) will be chaired by the President of the Academy. Such a meeting will be held in the course of the Conference/Meeting for the discussion of the Academy’s activities, and presentation of proposals, and suggestions made by the members. During these meetings, an administrative report will be presented by the Secretary General and a financial report audited by an independent auditor will be submitted by the Treasurer.
The place and date of the conferences will be determined by the Executive Council.
As this Academy has been formed only recently, these By-laws are subject to modification by the Executive Council without reference to the General Assembly until this paragraph is nullified by the General Assembly.