What is ugc net ?

The University Grant Commission (UGC), is a Statuary Body of Government of India,
Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, constituted under the University
Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), 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.