UGC – University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has come into existence on 28th December 1953. Firstly University Education Commission was set up in order to report on Indian university education and suggest improvements and extensions that will be desirable to suit the present and future needs and aspirations of the country.

Later, it recommended the University Grants Commission. Its Head Office is at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. UGC has six regional centers to Monitor its Operations from Pune, Kolkata, Bhopal, Guwahati,
Hyderabad and Bangalore.

University Grants Commission
University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission comes under the Union Ministry of Higher Education- MHRD, where its intention is to maintain the  Education system and to make more literates in India.

The Goal of the University Grants Commission is to provide Quality Education for All. It frames regulations on the minimum standard of Education. Monitors the colleges and universities education or further development. UGC advises the State and Central governments to make the responsible measures for the improvement of higher education and also acts as a link between the state and Union Government.

University Grants Commission

The University Responsibilities

1. providing funds
2. coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.

The Mandatory functionalities  of UGC are to


Chairman – Prof. D. P. Singh, Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

                    UGC Chairman Prof D P Singh

Vice-Chairman – Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Secretary – Prof. Rajnish Jain, Secretary & CVO, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.


  1. UGC -Main Office, New Delhi
  2. UGC Office at 35 Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi
  3. NET – National education Testing Office UGC, South Campus of Delhi University, New Delhi
  4. UGC Regional Offices

Universities of UGC

  1. Central Universities
    The UGC consists of 47 Central Universities in all over India. The List of Central Universities in India is here.
  2. State Universities
  3. Deemed Universities
  4. State Private Universities
  5. Consolidated List of All Universities
  6. Institutions of National Importance
  7. Fake Universities

UGC – Institute Of Eminence:

Institutions of Eminence scheme has been launched in order to empower the Higher Educational Institutions and also to help them become world-class teaching and research institution.

Institute Of Eminence
    Institute Of Eminence

UGC Colleges

List of colleges:

1.Colleges under section 2 (f)& 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956.
UGC Provides Financial Assistance to the Colleges which are under Act 2(f) & grants under the Act 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956.
2.Autonomous Colleges.

Every Year UGC recruits for the various posts all over India. To apply for the job you can visit the official website of UGC. You can also know the Tenders, events of UGC going to conduct from the site.

UGC Scholarships and Fellowships:

UGC Scholarships and Fellowships to the students who are eligible are granted by the UGC Commission.


Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
pincode: New Delhi -110002.
Phone: 011-23604446, 011-23604200

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