University Grants Commission (India)


University Grants Commission (India)

Infobox_University
name = University Grants Commission - India


established = 1956
city = New Delhi
country = India
chairman = Prof. S.K.Thorat
nickname = UGC
website = [http://www.ugc.ac.in/ www.ugc.ac.in]

The University Grants Commission of India is a Union government body that provides funds for government-recognised universities and colleges. It is the body that provides recognition for universities in India. Its central office is in New Delhi, and it also has a southern regional office in Hyderabad. UGC conducts NET exams for the appointments of teachers in colleges and universities, nevertheless, some years back the NET had been exempted those having MPhil degree to teach at graduation level. However, PhD holders can teach at Post Graduation level since June 2006.

Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by 12 autonomous institutions established by the University Grants Commission [http://www.education.nic.in/higedu.asp] :

* INFLIBNET (INFORMATION AND LIBRARY NETWORK)
* 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 Homeopathy (CCH)
* Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
* Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (BTESSC)

External links

* [http://www.ugc.ac.in UGC official web site]

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