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THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956
(As modified up to the 20th December, 1985)

AND RULES & REGULATIONS UNDER THE ACT

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
NEW DELHI

NOTE : “This publication has been printed under the direction and control of UGC and the Govt. of India shall not be deemed responsible for the material reproduced in this copy of the UGC Act, 1956 and Rules and Regulations under the Act, which is strictly meant for Official Use and shall not be used for commercial purposes.”

July 2002 1000 copies

Printed and Published by Secretary, University Grants Commission Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110 002; and Printed at : Mohan Printing Press, New Delhi-110 015, Ph: 5932597

UGC Act 1956 as Modified upto the 20th December 1985 and Rules and Regulations under the Act

CONTENTS Page 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 UGC Act, 1956 as Modified upto the 20th December, 1985 UGC Inspection of Universities Rules, 1960 UGC Rules regarding Fitness of Universities, 1974-88 UGC Returns of Information by Universities Rules, 1979 UGC Fitness of Institutions for Grants Rules, 1975 Recognition of College in Terms of Regulations, 1974 Framed under the UGC Act. UGC (Establishment and Maintenance of Institutions) Regulations, 1985 UGC Regulations, 1985 regarding the Minimum Standards of Instruction for the Grant of the First Degree UGC Regulations, 1991 regarding Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers in Universities and Colleges List of Degrees specified for the purposes of Section 22 of the UGC Act. UGC Rules, 1996 regarding Fitness of Health Sciences and Medical Universities for receiving grants 1 23 25 37 39 41 43 46 57 62 73

THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956

(3 of 1956)

(As modified up to the 20th December, 1985)

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
NEW DELHI

This Act has been amended by the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (No. 33 of 1972).

This Act has been further amended by (i) The University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act,1 1984 (No. 59 of 1984) and (ii) The University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act,2 1985 (No. 70 of 1985).

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED Ins. P. Pt. S. Sch. Sec. Subs. w.e.f. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... for Inserted ” ” ” ” ” ” ” Page Part Section Schedule Section Substituted with effect from

1. 2.

See The Gazette of India, Extraordinary-Part II - Section 1 - No. 72-C dated August 31, 1984 See The Gazette of India, Extraordinary-Part II - Section 1 - No. 88 dated December 23, 1985

THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS 1. Short title and commencement. 2. Definitions. 3. Application of Act to institutions for higher studies other than Universities.

CHAPTER II ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION
4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Establishment of the Commission. Composition of the Commission. Terms and conditions of service of members. Meetings of the Commission. Vacancies amongst members or defect in constitution not to invalidate acts or proceedings of the Commission. Temporary association of persons with the Commission for particular purposes.

10. Staff of the Commission. 11. Authentication of orders and other instruments of the Commission.

POWERS

AND

CHAPTER III FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION

12. Functions of the Commission. 12A. Regulation of fees and prohibition of donations in certain cases. 12B. Prohibition regarding giving of any grant to a University not declared by the Commission fit to receive such grant. 13. Inspection. 14. Consequences of failure of Universities to comply with recommendations of the Commission. 15. Payment to the Commission. 16. Fund of the Commission. 17. Budget. 18. Annual report. Back 19. Account and audit.

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Arrangement of Sections

CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS SECTIONS
20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Directions by the Central Government. Returns and information. Right to confer degrees. Prohibition of...
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