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University Grants Commission

Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman, UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1956 to coordinate, determine, and maintain standards of teaching, examination, and research in university education. Now, UGC has become an important pillar of higher education.

The UGC's mandate includes:

Promoting and coordinating university education.
Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination, and research in universities
Framing regulations on minimum standards of education.
Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education.

Disbursing grants to the Universities and Colleges.
Serving as a vital link between the Union and State Governments and institutions of higher learning.
Advising the Central and State Governments on the measures necessary to improve university education.

While allocating funding and promoting excellence in higher education, UGC is committed to protecting the institutions' academic freedom and institutional autonomy. At the same time, the institutions are also expected to be responsible and accountable to the public.

We are committed to supporting the aspiration of our universities to be world-class institutions in nurturing the next generation of new talents and producing new knowledge for the benefit of the country and the world. I welcome your ideas and look forward to your steadfast support.

Please look at the different sections of our website and the UGC's annual reports to learn more about the progress of our work and other initiatives.