UGC Full Form

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What is UGC Full Form?

UGC is an acronym used by many students. UGC is also known as the University Grants Commission which is a statutory body set up under the UGC act 1956 under the Ministry of Education.
The University Grants Commission is responsible for the maintenance and standardizes of higher education in India. UGC provides recognition to Universities and regularized the disbursement of funds to various universities and colleges.

The headquarter of The University Grants Commission is in Delhi and has Six Regional Centres across India which is in Bangaluru, Bhopal, Guwahati Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Pune.

• History of UGC
The University Grants Commission was formed in 1945 to initially oversee the work of three universities which is Aligarh, Varanasi, and Delhi and later the Central Government has given it to all the universities across the nation.
S.Radhakrishnan former President of India was the first Chairman of the University Grant Commission which was inherited from University Grants Committee United Kingdom. In 1952 UGC has got all the necessary ordeals and power to handle all the universities and higher education centres across the nation.

• Functions of UGC (University Grants Commission)
The main functions of The University Grants Commission are
– Development of Proposals for the basic requirements and amenities for quality education
– Provide protocols to the centre and state government for improvements in universities and higher education institutes.
– Setting up and maintaining standards such as ICAR NET, CISR NET, and  UGC NET for examinations
– Scrutiny and fast expansion of colleges and universities in the urban as well as rural area.
– Maintain a professional relationship with the State and Union Government as well as various entities for higher and advanced education.

• Professional Councils of UGC
Along with CISR, UGC conducts Net for appointments in colleges and Universities. Since 2009 The University Grants Commission made it mandatory at graduation and Post Graduation level since July of 2009 with the relaxation of 5% for PhD holders.

Also Read: IAS also stands for Indian Administrative Services

• Institutions Regularized by UGC
There are Sixteen autonomous statutory regularized by The University Grants Commission which Includes:
– Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
– Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
– Medical Council of India (MCI)
– Dental Council of India( DCI)
– Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
– Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
– Rehabilitation Council
– All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
– Distance Education Council (DEC)
– Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
– Indian Nursing Council (INC)
– Bar Council of India (BCI)
-National Council for Teacher Education  (NCTE)
-National Council for Rural Institutes (NCRI)
– Council of Architecture
– State Council of Higher Education

Here are the few Institutions which are regularized by The University Grants Commission. Hopefully, you have understood the full form and the functions of UGC from the above article