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Get to know about UGC!- 7-Nov-2023

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The University Grants Commission (UGC), an autonomous body established by the Central Government, plays a pivotal role in the promotion and coordination of universities across the nation, ensuring the quality of higher education.


The UGC was founded in 1956 through an Act of Parliament. Serving as a vital link between the central and state governments and higher education institutions, the UGC performs a range of functions, from regulating universities to providing essential financial support.

Entrance exams like the National Eligibility Test (NET), Common University Entrance Test (CUET), and others are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) under the guidance of the UGC.

Headquartered in Delhi, the UGC maintains branch offices in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Bengaluru.

UGC's core responsibilities: 

Providing funding and formulating quality policies for higher education institutions.

Facilitating the development and integration of university education.

Monitoring and upholding standards for teaching methods, examination norms, and research conducted in universities.

Establishing regulations for the minimum standards of education in universities and colleges.

Investigating and granting funds to advance education.

Offering advice to Central and State Governments for the improvement of education.

Number of Universities Under UGC:

Central Universities: 56

State Universities: 460

Online Universities: 128

Private Universities: 430

In total, 1,074 universities are recognized by the UGC.

Fake Universities:

Notably, the UGC has identified and listed 20 universities as fraudulent in the states and union territories of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Puducherry, and Maharashtra.

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