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A list of UGC specified degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956 is available on UGC website at http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/1061840_specification-of-degrees-july-2014.pdf

A statutory university can award degree specified under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956, with the due approval of its competent councils and statutory councils, wherever required and in accordance with the Regulations notified by UGC from time to time.

Equivalence of degrees is not determined by the UGC. For higher education purposes, it is decided by the university concerned and for employment purposes by the employing organisation. UGC public notice No. 9-3/2016 dated 19.07.2016 on equivalence of degrees is available on UGC website at http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/1952431_UGC-Public-Notice-reg-equivalency-of-degrees.pdf

Equivalence between PGDM and Master degree is not determined by the UGC.

Diploma/certificate courses are not specified by UGC. However, universities can run the diploma / certificate courses and with due approval of its governing councils/statutory council wherever required.

UGC does not grant the approval / recognition to start pre university courses.

A copy of UGC D.O. letter No. 1-15/2015(CPP-II) dated 17th August, 2015 is available on UGC website at http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/2529491_UGC-Letter.pdf


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The marks secured by the candidates and qualifying cut-off percentage for UGC-NET conducted from December 2014 onwards are available on the CBSE website www.cbsenet.nic.in. Similar information for UGC-NET conducted from December 2006 to June 2014 is available on the UGC websites www.ugcnetonline.in & www.ugc.ac.in

The answer keys of the all NET subjects of UGC-NET examinations from June, 2012 to June, 2014 are available on the UGC website www.ugcnetonline.in. For UGC-NET conducted from December 2014 onwards, they are available on CBSE website www.cbsenet.nic.in.

The question papers of UGC-NET from December 2004 to June 2014 are available on the UGC websites www.ugcnetonline.in andwww.ugc.ac.in For UGC-NET conducted from December 2014 onwards, they are available on CBSE website www.cbsenet.nic.in.

The validity of UGC-NET certificate of Eligibility for Assistant Professor / Lectureship is forever.

The candidates having Post Graduate Diploma awarded by an Institution should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from the website of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) (www.aiu.ac.in).


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  • Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or a junior student.
  • Indulging in a rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or Psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student.
  • Asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not o in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or Psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
  • To derive a sadistic pleasure
  • To show off power, authority or superiority over juniors or freshers.

No. Ragging, in any form, is a reprehensible act of does no good to anyone. Every act of ragging, major or minor, is beyond the limits of decency, morality and humanity. Civilised societies across the world are doing away with this nefarious practice. Some states in India have done the same. Madhya Pradesh will do it this year.

  • Earlier, public opinion against ragging was not as strong as it is now.
  • It was not clearly defined what ragging is.
  • Earlier, the concern was limited to violent form of ragging and other forms were considered tolerable, even desirable. This is not the case now.

No act of ragging, major or minor, shall go unnoticed. No ragger, male or female, student or non-student, shall go unpunished. No institution that fails to take action against ragging shall be allowed to operate.


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Internal Complaint Committee has been constituted in UGC. The work of Gender Sensitization is being looked after by One Under Secretary, one Joint Secretary. Detail may please be seen at UGC website: ugc.ac.in

Internal Complaint Committee has been constituted in UGC. The work of Gender Sensitization is being looked after by One Under Secretary, one Joint Secretary. Detail may please be seen at UGC website: ugc.ac.in

UGC has communicated to all Universities vide Secretary's Letter No.F.91-3/2013(TFGS) dated 28th August, 2014 , D.O.No.F.91-3/2014(GS) dated 28th January, 2015, & D.O.Letter No.F.91-1/2013(GS) dated Ist October, 2015 respectively.

UGC has communicated to all Universities vide Secretary's Letter No.F.91-3/2013(TFGS) dated 28th August, 2014 , D.O.No.F.91-3/2014(GS) dated 28th January, 2015, & D.O.Letter No.F.91-1/2013(GS) dated Ist October, 2015 respectively.


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The University/Department which qualifies under Section-2(f) & 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956.The Department should have at least six teachers including oneProfessor to become eligible for induction under SAP.

No, only departments of a university are eligible for assistance under SAP scheme.

The Non-Recurring grant (excluding renovation grant of building) for the newly inducted department will be released in the first year. The Non-Recurring grant for on-going projects will be released only after settlement of accounts of previous phase.

Grant is released after receipt of plan and estimates alongwith other certificates duly signed by the University Engineer and Registrar. Details may be seen on UGC website.


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e-PGPathshala is a one portal under which High quality, curriculum-based,interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts & humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages is being developed. MHRD, under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT), has assigned work to the UGC for development of e-content in 68 subjects at postgraduate level. The content and its quality is the key component of education system.

e-Content is content creation in 4 quadrants.

Quadrant 1 is e-text which comprises of Textual Document, PDF / e-Books / illustration , video demonstrations / documents & Interactive simulations wherever required

Quadrant 2 is e-tutorial Video and Audio Content in an organised form, Animation, Simulations, Virtual Labs

Quadrant 3 is web resources comprising Related Links, Wikipedia Development of Course, Open Content on Internet, Case Studies, Anecdotal information, Historical development of the subject, Articles

Quadrant 4 is self assessment which has MCQ, Problems, Quizzes, Assignments & solutions, Online feedback through discussion forums & setting up the FAQ , Clarifications on general misconceptions.

The students and teachers can use this e-content as an Open Educational Resource (OER) or as resource material in a Flipped Classroom model where, in contrast to the conventional classroom teaching, the students watch the video lecture/study material at home and classroom is used for discussions and critical thinking including discussion/problem solving and assignments with the help of teachers and peers.

The acronym "MOOC" stands for Massive Open Online Courses. The word "massive" here means that there is no limit on the number of learners who can enrol in the course. The word "open" means that there are no madatory requirements for the learner to enrol in this course. These courses are fully online and delivered through internet. These courses are highly multimedia enriched interactive online courses which offer a unique opportunity to the learners to learn these courses as per their convenience. The basic philosophy of MOOCs is 3A's i.e., Anytime, Anyone, Anywhere


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The mandate of the UGC is to take all steps as it may think fit for the promotion and co-ordination of University education and for the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in Universities

The following are various types of degree granting Institutions in India:-

Central Universities:- These Universities are established by the Act of Parliament and are funded by the Central Government.

Institutions of National Importance :-These Institutions are established/declared by the Act of Parliament (IITs, NITs, IIMs, IISERs, etc.)

State Universities :- These Universities are established by the Act of the State Legislature concerned and are funded by the State Government.

Private Universities :- These Universities are established by the Act of the State Legislature concerned and are self-financing Institutions.

Institutions Deemed to be Universities :- These Institutions are declared by the Notification of the Government of India, on the advice of UGC, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

Both are degree granting Institutions. The criteria and procedure of their establishment is different. Universities are established by Central/State Act under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 whereas an Institution Deemed to be University is declared by a Notification of the Central Government, on the advice of UGC, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

The criteria/norms to establish a State Private University is as decided by the concerned State Government. The Higher Education Department of the concerned State can be contacted in this regard.


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The University Grants Commission will provide support to permanent/regular working/retired teachers in the State, Central, Deemed and Private Universities and Colleges (Under Section 2(f) and 12 B of UGC Act, 1956) only.

Only the teaching faculty of Library Science is eligible to participate in this scheme.

All eligible permanent teachers may submit their MRP applications ONLINE in the prescribed proforma available on the UGC website. Before submitting to UGC, the concerned institute should get the proposal assessed by their Research bodies with a certificate that the proposed research work is in conformity with the MRP guidelines.

After completion of one project (date of finalization of accounts of the project), if a teacher desires to undertake another UGC project, a gap of one year will be necessary.


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Whereas, the policy of the Central Government is that the Central Universities and Institutions which are Deemed to be Universities receiving grants-in-aid from the public exchequer, the percentage of reservation in admissions and recruitments in teaching and non-teaching posts is to be 15% for Scheduled Castes and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes except in minority institutions under Article 30(1) of the Constitution.

The concerned University will decide the “Good Academic Record” at the Graduation level and provide 5% relaxation to SC/ST and PWD candidates in the appointment to the post of Lecturer/Asstt. Professor and equivalent post in Universities and Colleges.

Government order No.F.6-30/2005 U-5 dated 6th December, 2005 is reproduced below for information. Last para .. “ Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers vested under Section 20(1) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 the Government hereby directs the UGC to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy in the Central Universities and those of Institutions Deemed to be Universities receiving aid from the Public funds except in minority institutions under Article 30(1) of the Constitution.” .


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