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What is the full form of UGC

UGC: University Grants Commission

UGC stands for University Grants Commission. It is an organization which looks after the rules, regulation and standards of Universities of India.

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UGC is headquartered in New Delhi and it has six regional centers in Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.


UGC is setup by the Indian Union Government in 1956. It was established to maintain the standards of higher education. It provides the recognition to the universities of India and also provides funds to such recognized universities and colleges.

Professional Councils

Along with CSIR, UGC conducts Net for appointments in colleges and universities. UGC made it mandatory to teach at graduation level and Post Graduation level since July 2009. Ph.D holders are given 5% relaxation.

UGC regulates the following sixteen autonomous statutory institutions.

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Indian Nursing Council (INC)
  • Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH)
  • Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
  • Rehabilitation Council
  • National Council for Rural Institutes
  • State Councils of Higher Education
  • Council of Architecture
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