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    What is the function of UGC and how does it maintain the education in India?


    What is the University Grants Commission? How does UGC regulates higher education in India? Find out answers to all such questions related to UGC and how it operates in India.

    We know UGC (University Grants Commission) is formed to transform and regulates the higher education in India. My question is how does it do that? What is the primary aim of UGC and how does it maintain uniformity among the various universities in India?
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  • UGC is the authoritative body- statutory organization -set up in our country by the Central Government in 1956 to control, coordinate, determine and maintain the standards of Higher education. Universities can start functioning only after getting the prior sanction and recognition of the UGC. Necessary funding also is through this august body.
    The mandates of UGC can be summarised as follows:

    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.

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