University Grants Commission

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Governance and Management :Education in India is coordinated by several agencies. While the university system falls within the jurisdiction of the UGC, professional institutions are coordinated by different bodies. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for coordination of technical and management education institutions, others are Medical Council of India (MCI)3 which inspects and visits to maintain proper standard of medical education, permission to start new medical college and new courses etc. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) which plans, conducts and promotes research, education and training related to agriculture area and other such organisations. Another coordinating agency is Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This board acquired legal status with its registration in 1967 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act.4. All the universities and other equivalent institutions are members of the AIU. The AIU has no executive powers, but plays an important role as an agency for sharing information and cooperation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas. In addition, as an advisor both to the government and/or UGC and universities. Organisation of the UGC: The first attempt to formulate a national system of education came in 1944, when Sargeant report recommended formation of a University Grants Committee to oversee the works of the three Central Universities of Banaras, Aligarh, and Delhi. In 1947, the Committee was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with all the then existing universities. Following the recommendations of the University Education Commission set up in 1948 and headed by Dr S Radhakrishnan; in 1952, the Union Government decided that all cases pertaining to the allocation of grants-in aid from public funds to the universities and institutions of higher learning...
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