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UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions 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 for improvement of university education.

Recent Notification issued by UGC:

19.07. 2016 : UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016

30.06.2016 : UGC Caution Notice about Fake Universities

28.06.2016: NITI Aayog’s Online Applications for setting up of Incubation Centres under Atal Innovation  Mission – ‘Atal Incubation Centres’ and Scale-up support to Established Incubation Centres

06.05.2016 : UGC caution notice on territorial jurisdiction of ODL & Distance Education Institutes

05.05.2016: UGC Notice regarding Fee-Refund and Retention of Original Certificate

29.04.2016 : UGC letter reg.: Ph.D. Course in Yoga

26.04.2016 : UGC Letter reg.: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Ganga Rejuvenation.

22.04.2016 : Extension of last date for apply online application for ODL Institutions (2016-17)

21.04.2016 : List of the fresh identified CPE Colleges under the CPE scheme during XII plan period

13.04.2016 : Grant of Autonomous Status to Colleges accredited by (NAAC) without on-the-spot inspection

08.04.2016 : Implementation of orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding Persons with Disabilities

07.04.2016 : UGC Letter reg.: Use of Energy Efficient Appliances

06.04.2016 : UGC letter reg.: Seeking information about one year LLM course

30.03. 2016: National Survey – Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of INDIA

28.03.2016 : Continuation of Recognition to ODL Institutions from the academic year 2016-17

21.03.2016 : UGC Letter reg.: Anti Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions

17.03.2016 : UGC Letter reg.: Celebration of International Day of Yoga

16.03.2016 : UGC Letter reg.: Vigilance Awareness Week

11.03.2016 : Initiatives to develop Green Campuses under “Development of Solar Cities” Programme

10.03.2016: UGC Letter reg.: Badge for Gender Champions in Universities and Colleges

03.03.2016: Prevention of Caste based discrimination in Higher Educational Institutions

01.03.2016:  UGC Clarification on counting of the period of active service spent on pursuing Ph.D.

25.02.2016 : UGC letter reg.: Swachh Bharat Mission, Pledge for Swachh Bharat

11.02.2016 : UGC Public Notice reg.: Distance Education Programmes

10.02.2016: UGC Letter reg.: Jammer Policy in Universities and Colleges






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