How to know if a University is UGC approved

By Sara . Updated: January 16, 2017
How to know if a University is UGC approved
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UGC is the abbreviated form of University Grant Commission. It is a statutory body in India and was set up in 1956 by the Indian Union Government. Professor Ved Prakash is the incumbent Chairman of UGC, India. Headquarter of UGC is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi. Also two additional bureaus are operating in Feroze Shah Road and the South Campus of Delhi. UGC has decentralized its operation by setting up six regional centers in Bhopal, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Guwahati.

In this article we will know about UGC and how to know if a university is UGC approved.

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History of UGC

In 1946 UGC was created to look over the work of three central universities located in Banaras, Aligarh and Delhi. The following year i.e. in 1947 the committee of UGC was entrusted to deal responsibly with all the universities that existed at that time. After India gained its independence, under the chairmanship of S. Radhakrishnan, the University Education Commission was set up in the year 1948.

On 28 December 1953, UGC was officially opened by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was at that time the Minister of Education, Natural Resource and Scientific Research of India. On November 1956 UGC was established as a statutory body of Government of India by the Indian Parliament.

Operations of UGC

UGC is charged with determination, coordination and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India. The funds of the universities and colleges which are recognized by UGC are disbursed by UGC.

How to check if a college id UGC approved?

To know whether a university or college is recognized by UGC or not visit its official website

If you are looking for a specific university or college then at first refer the official website of the particular university or college and check whether the letter of approval by UGC is present in the website or not.

If the letter of approval is present, then the university or college is UGC approved. If you can’t find the letter of approval then refer to the official website of University Grant Commission (UGC). Then check wether the particular college or university is recognized by it or not.

If you want a list of all the colleges and universities that is affiliated by UGC then go to the website and then check the Universities tab for list of Universities recognized by UGC. In the Universities tab you will find the list of Central universities, State universities, Deemed universities, Private universities and universities with PE. UGC has also released the list of fake universities which you can check here.

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Prince Kumar
Kind guide National institute of management malad Mumbai is UGC approved or not.
OneHowTo Editor

It appears not to be legitimate. In fact, there was a place in New Delhi which used the title National Institute of Management which has proven to be making false claims and is not accredited by any governing body.
Nitinkumar Gohil
Is Children's University Gandhinagar approved by UGC
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Nitinkumar
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Sheebha Taj
Sir my Martin Luther Christian university is approved by the UGC
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how to check particular university UGC approved
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Charles sturt university in Australia is approved
Dear Sir,
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kunal singh
i want to know about Himalayan university arunachal predesh, mats University C.G. and sunrise university R.J
OneHowTo Editor
Dear Kunal,
We advise you to follow the steps mentioned in the article to know if the University is UGC approved.
Hope it helps
AK Singh
what if an university is mentioned in the list of ugc but ugc inspection committee does not visit. Is that university approved bu UGC??
OneHowTo Editor
We advise you to get in contact with UGC to ask them directly why it has not been inspected and if it is still on the list.
Hope this helps
How to know if a University is UGC approved
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