—(1) The President may by order grant to the University any State land for the purposes of the University subject to such restrictions, conditions and prohibitions relating to the use, occupation or disposition of the land as may be specified in the order.
(2) Where any immovable property, not being State land, is needed for the purposes of the University, the University may request and the President may if he thinks fit direct the acquisition of that immovable property.
(3) In such a case the immovable property may be acquired in accordance with the provisions of any written law relating to the acquisition of land for a public purpose.
(4) Any declaration required to be made under any such written law that the property is so needed may be made (notwithstanding that compensation is to be paid out of the funds of the University) and the declaration shall have effect as if it were a declaration that the property is needed for a public purpose made in accordance with that written law.
(5) Expenses and compensation in respect of any immovable property acquired under subsection (3) shall be paid by the University.
(6) All State land granted or immovable property acquired under this section shall vest in the University and an entry to that effect shall be made in the appropriate register by the appropriate registering authority.
(7) 1 No compulsory acquisition of any immovable property before 15th April 1983 shall be called in question in any court on the ground that the acquisition was not in compliance with subsection (3) as in force before that date.
1 See section 3 of the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1983 (No. 7 of 1983).