What is the full form of UGC

The full form of UGC is University Grants Commission. The UGC is a commission that grants Grants to all universities in the country.  Apart from this, University Grants Commission (UGC) also provides Affiliation to Colleges.

 It is a statutory body which was started in 1956.  It was established by the central government to maintain the standard of university education in India.  Professor Ved Prakash was a great educationist when he started this institute.  The headquarters of the UGC is in New Delhi.  As of today, offices can be located in all major cities including Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore.
UGC full form
UGC full form

 After independence, the Government of India thought that education should be given maximum importance from primary education to the highest level of education like PhD degree.  That is why they wanted to come up with a body that would ensure that education in India meets a certain standard.  UGC was originally Aligarh University, Banaras University and Delhi University.

UGC Chairman Name D.P.  Singh is  UGC's Head Office is in New Delhi and UGC's Headquarters are located in cities like Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Guwahati.

 The UGC ensures that all the top universities of the country have the same level of education so that all the passed students from those universities are equal and to do this, the knowledge of all university teachers should be same.

 The UGC also operates the NET, which is a qualification name required for an individual to teach in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  UGC also conducts National Eligibility Test NET, which is appointed as Professor Teachers in Universities and Colleges on the basis of Passed.  This NET qualification exam is exempted for M.Phil Passed people at graduation level and for PHD Passed people at PG level from June 2006.

There are totally sixteen institutions controlled by the UGC.  Some of them are AICTE, RCI, DCI, etc.  The decision of UGC is final when it comes to education in these institutions.  In 2009, it was proposed that UGC should be discontinued and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) should play the role of UGC.  However, UGC is still working.

UGC's most important objectives

 UGC includes many important objectives like -

 Maintaining standards of research, teaching and examination in universities is one of the important objectives of UGC.

 Promoting higher education is also one of the important objectives of the UGC.

 Making rules to maintain the minimum standard of education in the country is also included in the important objectives of the UGC.

 Working as a link between the central government and higher education institutions is also one of the important objectives of the UGC.

 Advising the government to improve the education system is also included in the important objectives of the UGC.

UGC conducts 16 types of examinations for some of the highest education such as -


 All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

 Rehabilitation Council

 Council of Architecture

 Bar Council of India (BCI)

 Indian Nursing Council (INC)

 Dental Council of India (DCI)

 Medical Council of India (MCI)

 Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)

 Distance Education Council (DEC)

 State Councils of Higher Education

 Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH)

 Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

 National Council for Rural Institutes

 Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)

 National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)

 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

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