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
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.