University Constituency - Other Countries

Other Countries

  • India: India had university constituencies before independence, but these were abolished with the adoption of the modern Constitution of India. Nevertheless, today the President of India has the authority to appoint not more than twelve scientists, artists, or other persons who have special knowledge in similar fields, to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house in the Parliament of India. Currently, the upper houses of the state legislatures in the six states that have them have graduate's constituencies, that elect one-twelfth of their members.
  • Thirteen Colonies: The College of William & Mary held a seat in the House of Burgesses of the Virginia Colony in 1663, and was supported by taxes on tobacco and furs. This seat was revoked after the House of Burgesses became the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia within the newly-independent United States of America.
  • Australia: The University of Sydney had a seat in the New South Wales legislative assembly between 1876 and 1880. It was abolished one year after the second member elected, Edmund Barton, took his seat.

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