Mandate

The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been 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.