Regulation of Standards of Higher Education in the Country


The UGC has issued regulations for regulating the establishment and maintenance of standards in private universities. These regulations are available at UGC has further informed that, as per its policy on territorial jurisdiction of a University, a University established or incorporated by or under a State Act shall operate only within the territorial jurisdiction allotted to it under its Act and in no case beyond the territory of its location. Franchising of Study Centres is not allowed by UGC.

UGC has asked Universities to follow the UGC policy on territorial jurisdiction and close down any centre opened in violation of UGC policy. Public notices have also been issued in leading newspapers and also displayed on UGC website advising general public and students not to take admissions in the unapproved Study centres/ off- campus centres etc. A copy of the public notice is available at

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been established by the UGC Act, 1956 for co-ordination and determination of standards of higher education in Universities in the country. The UGC Act, 1956 and Rules and Regulations made thereunder, for regulating the standards of higher education, are available at Regulatory Councils viz. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI), Bar Council of India (BCI), Nursing Council of India, Pharmacy Council of India, Central Council of Homoeopathy, Central Council of Indian Medicine and Indian Council of Agricultural Research have been established by statute for regulating professional and technical education in the country.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

Source: PIB