THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956

                        THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

SECTIONS

  1. Short title and commencement.
  1. Definitions.
  1. Application of Act to institutions for higher studies other than Universities.

CHAPTER II

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION

  1. Establishment of the Commission.
  1. Composition of the Commission.
  1. Terms and conditions of service of members.
  1. Meetings of the Commission.
  1. Vacancies amongst members or defect in constitution not to invalidate acts or proceedings of the Commission.
  2. Temporary association of persons with the Commission for particular purposes.
  1. Staff of the Commission.
  1. Authentication of orders and other instruments of the Commission.

CHAPTER III

POWERS AND 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.

  1. Inspection.
  1. Consequences of failure of Universities to comply with recommendations of the Commission.
  1. Payment to the Commission.
  1. Fund of the Commission.
  1. Budget.
  1. Annual report.

19. Account and audit.

4 Arrangement of Sections

CHAPTER IV

MISCELLANEOUS

SECTIONS

  1. Directions by the Central Government.
  1. Returns and information.
  1. Right to confer degrees.
  1. Prohibition of the use of the word “University” in certain cases.
  1. Penalties.
  1. Power to make rules.
  1. Power to make regulations.
  1. Power to delegate.
  2. Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament.

THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION ACT, 1956

(3 of 1956)

[3rd March, 1956]

An Act to make provision for the co-ordination and determination of

standards in Universities and for that purpose, to establish a University Grants Commission.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

1.  (1) This Act may be called the University Grants Short title and
Comission Act, 1956. commencement
(2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the

Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- Definitions

  1. “Commission” means the University Grants Commission established under section 4;
  2. “executive authority” in relation to a University, means the chief executive authority of the University (by whatever name called) in which the general administration of the University is vested;
  1. “Fund” means the Fund of the University Grants Commission constituted under section 16;
  2. “member’ means a member of the University Grants Commission and includes the Chairman2 (and Vice-Chairman];
  1. “prescribed’ means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

 

 

  1. 5th November, 1956, vide notification No. S.R.O. 2608, dated the 1st November, 1956, see Gazette of India, 1956, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p.1882.

This Act has been extended to Pondicherry by Act. 26 of 1968, s. 3 and Sch. I.

  1. Ins. by Act 33 of 1972, s. 2 (w.e.f. 17-6-1972).

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Application of Act to institutions for higher studies other than Universities

    1. “University” means a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act, and includes any such institution as may, in consultation with the University concerned, be recoginsed by the Commission in accordance with the regulations made in this behalf under this Act.
  1. The Central Government may, on the advice of the Commission, declare by notification in the Official Gazette, that any institution for higher education, other than a University, shall be deemed to be a University for the purposes of this Act, and on such a declaration being made, all the provisions of this Act shall apply to such institution as if it were a University within the meaning of clause (f) of section 2.

Establishment of the Commission

Composition of the Commission

 

CHAPTER II

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION

  1. (1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, there shall be established a Commission by the name of the University Grants Commission.
    1. The said Commission shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall by the said name sue and be sued.

1[5. (1)  The Commission shall consist of –

  1. a Chairman,
  1. a Vice-Chairman, and
  1. ten other members,

to be appointed by the Central Government.

  1. The Chairman shall be chosen from among persons who are not officers of the Central Government or of any State Government.
  1. Of the other members referred to in clause (iii) of sub-section (1) –
    1. two shall be chosen from among the officers of the Central Government, to represent that Government;

 

1. Subs. by. Act 33 of 1972, s. 3, for s. 5 (w.e.f. 17-6-1972)

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  1. not less than four shall be chosen from among persons who are, at the time when they are so chosen, teachers of Universities; and
  2. the remainder shall be chosen from among persons-
    1. Who have knowledge of, or experience in, agriculture, commerce, forestry or industry;
    2. who are members of the engineering, legal, medical or any other learned profession; or
    3. who are Vice-Chancellors of Universities or who, not being teachers of Universities, are in the opinion of the Central Government, educationists of repute or have obtained high academic distinctions:

Provided that not less than one-half of the number chosen under this clause shall be from among persons who are not officers of the Central Government or of any State Government.

    1. The Vice-Chairman shall exercise such of the powers, and discharge such of the duties, of the Chairman as may be prescribed.
    2. Every appointment under this section shall take effect from the date on which it is notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.
  1. 1(1) A person appointed as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other member after the commencement of the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1985 shall, unless he sooner becomes disqualified for continuing as such under the rules that may be made under this Act, –
      1. in the case of Chairman, hold office for a term of five years or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier;
      1. in the case of Vice-Chairman, hold office for a term of three years or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier;
      2. in the case of any other member, hold office for a term of three years:

 

Terms and conditions of service of members

 

1. Subs. by Act 70 of 1985, for sub-section (1) of Section 6 (w.e.f. 20-12-1985)

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Provided that–

  1. a person who has held office as Chairman or Vice-Chairman shall be eligible for further appointment as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other member, and
  2. a person who has held office as any other member shall be eligible for further appointment as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other member:

Provided further that a person who has held office for two terms, in any capacity, whether as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other member [excluding a member referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 5], shall not be eligible for any further appointment as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other member.

  1. A member may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government; but he shall continue in office until his resignation

is accepted by the Central Government.

1[(3) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Chairman, whether by reason of his death, resignation or inability to discharge his functions owing to illness or other incapacity, the Vice-Chairman holding office as such for the time being shall, withstanding anything contained in sub- section (2) of section 5, act as the Chairman and shall, unless any other person is appointed earlier as the Chairman, hold the office of the Chairman for the remainder of the term of office of the person in whose place he is to so act:

Provided that where no Vice-Chairman is holding office at the time, when the vacancy in the office of the Chairman occurs, the Central Government shall, notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2) of section 5, appoint any other member to act as the Chairman and the person so appointed shall not hold the office of the Chairman for a period exceeding six months.

(4) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Vice-Chairman or any other member, whether by reason of his death, resignation or inability to discharge his functions owing to illness or other incapacity, such vacancy shall be filled up by the Central Government by making a fresh appointment and the member so appointed shall hold office for a term of three years.

 

 

1. Subs. by Act 33 of 1972, s.4, for sub-sections (3) and (4) (w.e.f. 17-06-1972)

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    1. The office of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman shall be whole-time and salaried and subject thereto, the terms and conditions of service of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other members shall be such as may be prescribed.]
  1. The Commission shall meet at such times and places and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as may be provided by regulations made under this Act.
  1. No act or proceedings of the Commission shall be deemed to be invalid by reason merely of any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of the Commission.

Meetings of the Commission

Vacancies amongst members or defect in constitution not to invalidate acts or proceedings of the Commission

  1. (1) The Commission may associate with itself, in such manner and for such purposes as may be determined by regulations made under this Act, any person whose assistance or advice it may desire in carrying out any of the provisions of this Act.
    1. A person associated with it by the Commission under sub-section (1) for any purpose shall have a right to take part in the discussions relevant to that purpose, but shall not have a right to vote at a meeting of the Commission, and shall not be a member for any other purpose.
  1. Subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government in this behalf, the Commission may appoint a Secretary and such other employees as it may think necessary for the efficient performance of its functions under this Act and the terms and conditions of service of the employees shall be such as may be determined by the Commission.
  1. All orders and decisions of the Commission shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman or any other member authorised by the Commission in this behalf, and all other instruments issued by the Commission shall be authenticated by the signature of the Secretary or any other officer of the Commission authorised in like manner in this behalf.

Temporary association of persons with the Commission for particular purposes

Staff of the Commission

Authentication of orders and other instruments of the Commission

CHAPTER III

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION

  1. It shall be the general duty of the Commission to take, in consultation with the Universities or other bodies concerned, all such steps as it may think fit for the promotion and co-ordination of University education and for the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in Universities, and for the purpose of performing its functions under this Act, the Commission may-
    1. inquire into the financial needs of Universities;
    1. allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act for the maintenance and development of such Universities or for any other general or specified purpose;
    1. allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, such grants to other Universities as it may deem 1[necessary or appropriate for the development of such Universities or for the maintenance, or development, or both, of any specified activities of such Universities] or for any other general or specified purpose:

Provided that in making any grant to any such University, the Commission shall give due consideration to the development of the University concerned, its financial needs, the standard attained by it and the national purposes which it may serve,

2[(cc) allocate and disburse out of the Fund of the Commission, such grants to institution deemed to be Universities in pursuance of a declaration made by the Central Government under section 3, as it may deem necessary, for one or more of the following purposes, namely:-

  1. for maintenance in special cases,
  1. for development,
  1. for any other general or specified purpose;]

 

  1. Subs. by Act 33 of 1972, s. 5, for certain words (w.e.f. 17-6-1972)
  1. Ins. by s. 5, ibid. (w.e.f 17-6-1972)

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1[“(ccc) establish, in accordance with the regulations made under this Act, institutions for providing common facilities, services and programmes for a group of universities or for the universities in general and maintain such institutions or provide for their maintenance by allocating and, disbursing out of the Fund of the Commission such grants as the Commission may deem necessary”.]

    1. recommend to any University the measures necessary for the improvement of University education and advise the University upon the action to be taken for the purpose of implementing such recommendation;
    1. advise the Central Government or any State Government on the allocation of any grants to Universities for any general or specified purpose out of the Consolidated Fund of India or the Consolidated Fund of the State, as the case may be;
    1. advise any authority, if such advice is asked for, on the establishment of a new University or on proposals connected with the expansion of the activities of any University;
    1. advise the Central Government or any State Government or University on any question which may be referred to the Commission by the Central Government or the State Government or the University, as the case may be;
    1. collect information on all such matters relating to University education in India and other countries as it thinks fit and make the same available to any University;
    1. require a University to furnish it with such information as may be needed relating to the financial position of the University or the studies in the various branches of learning undertaken in that University, together with all the rules and regulations relating to the standards of teaching and examination in that University respecting each of such branches of learning;
    1. perform such other functions as may be prescribed or as may be deemed necessary by the Commission for advancing the cause of higher
  1. Ins. by Act 59 of 1984 (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)

 

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Regulation of fees and prohibition of donations in certain cases

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education in India or as may be incidental or conducive to the discharge of the above functions.

[(12A*)(1) In this section

    1. “affiliation” together with its grammatical variations, includes, in relation to a college, recognition of such college by, association of such college with, and admission of such college to the privileges of, a university;
    1. “college” means any institution, whether known as such or by any other name which provides for a course of study for obtaining any qualification from a university and which, in accordance with the rules and regulations of such university, is recognised as competent to provide for such course of study and present students undergoing such course of study for the examination for the award of such qualification;
    1. “prosecution” in relation to a course of study, includes promotion from one part or stage of the course of study to another part or stage of the course of study;
    2. “qualification” means a degree or any other qualification awarded by a university;
    3. “regulations” means regulations made under this Act;
    4. “specified course of study” means a course of study in respect of which regulations of the nature mentioned in sub-section (2) have been made;
    1. “student” includes a person seeking admission as a student;
    2. “university” means a university or institution referred to in sub-section (1) of section 22.
  1. Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of section 12 if, having regard to –
    1. the nature of any course of study for obtaining any qualification from any university;
  1. the types of activities in which persons obtaining such qualification are likely to be engaged on the basis of such qualification;

 

*  Ins. by S. 3 of Act 59 of 1984 (w.e.f. 1-10-84)

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    1. the minimum standards which a person possessing such qualification should be able to maintain in his work relating to such activities and the consequent need for ensuring, so far as may be, that no candidate secures admission to such course of study by reason of economic power and thereby prevents a more meritorious candidate from securing admission to such course of study; and
    1. all other relevant factors, the Commission is satisfied that it is necessary so to do in the public interest, it may, after consultation, with the university or universities concerned specify by regulations the matters in respect of which fees may be charged, and the scale of fees in accordance with which fees shall be charged in respect of those matters on and from such date as may be specified in the regulations in this behalf, by any college providing for such course of study from, or in relation to, any student in connection with his admission to, and prosecution of, such course of study:

Provided that different matters and different scales of fees may be so specified in relation to different universities or different classes of colleges or different areas.

  1. Where regulations of the nature referred to in sub-section (2) have been made in relation to any course of study, no college providing for such course of study shall –
    1. levy or charge fees in respect of any matter other than a matter specified in such regulations;
    1. levy or charge any fees in excess of the scale of fees specified in such regulations, or
    1. accept, either directly or indirectly, any payment otherwise than by way of fees; or any donation of gift (whether in cash or

kind),

from, or in relation to, any student in connection with his admission to, and prosecution of, such course of study.

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Prohibition regarding giving of any grant to a University not declared by the Commission fit to receive such grant

 

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  1. If, after making, in relation to a college providing for a specified course of study, an inquiry in the manner provided by regulations, and after giving such college a reasonable opportunity of being heard, the Commission is satisfied that such college has contravened the provisions of sub-section (3), the Commission may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, pass an order prohibiting such college from presenting any students then undergoing such course of study therein to any university for the award of the qualification concerned.
  1. The Commission shall forward a copy of the order made by it under sub-section (4) to the university concerned, and on and from the date of receipt by the university of a copy of such order, the affiliation of such college to such university shall, in so far as it relates to the course of study specified in such order, stand terminated and on and from the date of termination of such affiliation and for a period of three years thereafter affiliation shall not be granted to such college in relation to such or similar course of study by that or any other university.
  1. On the termination of the affiliation of any college under sub-section (5), the Commission shall take all such steps as it may consider appropriate for safe-guarding the interests of the students concerned.
  2. The provisions of this section and the regulations made for the purposes of this section shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force.]*

1[(12B) No grant shall be given by the Central Government, the Commission, or any other organisation receiving any funds from the Central Government, to a University which is established after the commencement of the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972, unless the Commission has, after satisfying itself as to such matters as may be prescribed, declared such University to be fit for receiving such grant.]

 

* Ins. by S.3 of Act 59 of 1984 (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)

  1. Ins. by Act 33 of 1972, s.6 (w.e.f. 17-6-1972) and renumbered as section 12B by S.3 of Act 59 of 1984 (w.e.f. 1-10-1984).

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  1. (1) For the purpose of ascertaining the financial needs of a University or its standards of teaching, examination and research, the Commission may, after consultation with the University, cause an inspection of any department or departments thereof to be made in such manner as may be prescribed and by such person or persons as it may direct.
    1. The Commission shall communicate to the University the date on which any inspection under sub-section (1) is to be made and the University shall be entitled to be associated with the inspection in such manner as may be prescribed.
    1. The Commission shall communicate to the University its views in regard to the results of any such inspection and may, after ascertaining the opinion of the University, recommend to the University the action to be taken as a result of such inspection.
    1. All communications to a University under this section shall be made to the executive authority thereof and the executive authority of the University shall report to the Commission the action, if any, which is proposed to be taken for the purpose of implementing any such recommendation as is referred to in sub-section (3).
  1. If any University 1[grants affiliation in respect of any course of study to any college referred to in sub-section (5) of section 12A in contravention of the provisions of that sub-section or] fails within a reasonable time to comply with any recommendation made by the Commission under section 12 or section 13, 2[or contravenes the provision of any rule made under clause (f) or clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 25, or of any regulation made under clause

(e) or clause (f) or clause (g) of section 26,] the Commission, after taking into consideration the cause, if any, shown by the University 3[for Such failure or contraventions may withhold from the University the grants proposed to be made out of the Fund of the Commission.

  1. The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to the

 

Inspection

Consequences of

failure of

Universities to

comply with

recommendations

of the Commission

Payment to the Commission

1. Ins. by S. 4 of Act 59 of 1984 (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)
2. Ins. by s. 7, ibid (w.e.f. 17-6-1972)
3. Subs. by s. 7, ibid., for certain words (w.e.f. 17-6-1972)

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Fund of the

Conunission

Budget

Annual report

Account and audit

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Commission in each financial year such sums as may be considered necessary for the performance of the functions of the Commission under this Act.

  1. (1) The Commission shall have its own Fund; and all sums which may, from time to time, be paid to it by the Central Government and all the receipts of the Commission (including any sum which any State Government or any other authority or person may hand over to the Commission) shall be carried to the Fund and all payments by the Commission shall be made therefrom.
    1. All moneys belonging to the Fund shall be deposited in such banks or invested in such manner as may, subject to the approval of the Central Government, be decided by the Commission.
    2. The Commission may spend such sums as it thinks fit for performing its functions under this Act, and such sums shall be treated as expenditure payable out of the Fund of the Commission.
  1. The Commission shall prepare, in such form and at such time each year as may be prescribed, a budget in respect of the financial year next ensuing showing the estimated receipts and expenditure, and copies thereof shall be forwarded to the Central Government.
  2. The Commission shall prepare once every year, in such form and at such time as may be prescribed, an annual report giving a true and full account of its activities during the previous year, and copies thereof shall be forwarded to the Central Government and the Government shall cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.
  1. (1) The Commission shall cause to be maintained such books of account and other books in relation to its account in such form and in such manner as may, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, be prescribed.
    1. The Commission shall, as soon as may be after closing its annual accounts, prepare a statement of accounts in such form, and forward the same to the Comptroller and Auditor-General by such date, as the Central Governments may, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General, determine.

 

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  1. The accounts of the Commission shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General at such times and in such manner as he thinks fit.
  1. The annual accounts of the Commission together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded to the Central Government and the Government shall cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament and shall also forward a copy of the audit report to the Commission for taking suitable action on the matters arising out of the audit report.

CHAPTER IV

MISCELLANEOUS

20. (1) In the discharge of its functions under this Act, the Commission shall be guided by such directions on questions of policy relating to national purposes as may be given to it by the Central Government.

    1. If any dispute arises between the Central Government and the Commission as to whether a question is or is not a question of policy relating to national purposes, the decision of the Central Government shall be final.
  1. The Commission shall furnish to the Central Government such returns or other information with respect to its property or activities as the Central Government may, from time to time, require.
  1. (1) The right of conferring or granting degrees shall be exercised only by a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act or an institution deemed to be a University under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer or grant degrees.
    1. Save as provided in sub-section (1), no person or authority shall confer, or grant, or hold himself or itself out as entitled to confer or grant, any degree.
    1. For the purposes of this section, “degree’ means any such degree as may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, be specified in this behalf by the Commission by notification in the official Gazette.

Directions by the

Central

Government

Returns and information

Right to confer degrees

 

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Prohibition of the use of the word “University” in certain cases

Penalties

Power to make rules

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  1. No institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act shall be entitled to have the word “University” associated with its name in any manner whatsoever:

Provided that nothing in this section shall, for a period of two years from the commencement of this Act, apply to an institution which, immediately before such commencement, had the word “University” associated with its name.

  1. Whoever contravenes the provisions of section 22 or section 23 shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, and if the person contravening is an association or other body of individuals, every member of such association or other body who knowingly or wilfully authorises or permits the contravention shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees.
  1. (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purpose of this Act.
    1. In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following, matters, namely:–
      1. the procedure for the retirement of members under section 6;
      1. the disqualifications for continuing as a member of the Commission;
      1. the terms and conditions of service of members of the Commission;
      1. the terms and conditions of service of employees appointed by the Commission;
      1. the additional functions which may be performed by the Commission under clause
        1. of section 12;
      1. the return and information which are to be furnished by Universities in respect of their financial position or standards of teaching and examination maintained therein;
      1. the inspection of Universities.

(Chapter IV – Miscellaneous)

  1. the form and manner in which the budget and reports are to be prepared by the Commission;
  1. the manner in which the accounts of the Commission are to be maintained;
  2. the form and manner in which returns or other information are to be furnished by the Commission to the Central Government;
  1. any other matter which has to be, or may be, prescribed.

1[“(3) The power to make rules conferred by this section shall include the power to give retrospective effect from a date not earlier than the date of commencement of this Act, to the rules or any of them but no retrospective effect shall be given to any rule so as to prejudicially affect the interests of any person to whom such rule may be applicable.”]

  1. (1) The Commission2 [may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations] consistent with this Act and the rules made thereunder–
    1. regulating the meetings of the Commission and the procedure for conducting business thereat;
    1. regulating the manner in which and the purposes for which persons may be associated with the Commission under section 9;
    2. specifying the terms and conditions of service of the employees appointed by the Commission;
    1. specifying the institutions or class of institutions which may be recognised by the Commission under clause (f) of sub-section 2;
    2. defining the qualifications that should ordinarily be required of any person to be appointed to the teaching staff of the University, having regard to the branch of education in which he is expected to give instruction;
    1. defining the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of any degree by any University;

 

Power to make regulations

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  1. Subs. by s. 5, ibid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)
  1. Subs. by s. 6, Ibid., for certain words (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)

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  1. regulating the maintenance of standards and the co-ordination of work or facilities in Universities.

1[“(h) regulating the establishment of institutions referred to in clause (ccc) of section 12 and other matters relating to such institutions;

(i)  specifying the matters in respect of which
fees may be charged, and scales of fees in
accordance with which fees may be charged,
by a college under sub-section (2) of section
12A;
(j)  specifying the manner in which an inquiry
may be conducted under sub-section (4) of
section 12A;”]
(2) No regulation shall be made under clause (a) or
clause (b) or clause (c) or clause (d) 2[or clause
(h) or clause (j) or clause (j)] of sub-section (1)
except with the previous approval of the Central
Government.
3[(3) The power to make regulations conferred by this
section [except clause (i) and clause (j) of sub-
section  (1)]  shall  include  the  power  to  give
retrospective effect from a date not earlier than
the date of commencement of this Act, to the
regulations or any of them but no retrospective
effect shall be given to any regulation so as to
prejudicially affect the interests of any person to
whom such regulation may be applicable.”]
Power to delegate 4[27. (1) The Commission may, 5[by regulations made, by
notification in the Official Gazette,] under this
Act, delegate to its Chairman, Vice-Chairman or
any  of  its  officers,  its  power  of  general

superintendence and direction over the business transacted by, or in, the Commission, including the powers with regard to the expenditure incurred in connection with the maintenance of the office and internal administration of the Commission.

    1. No regulation shall be made under this section except with -the previous approval of the Central Government.]
  1. Ins. be s. 6 of Act 59 of 1984
  1. Ins. by s. 6(b), ibid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)Back

 

  1. Ins. by s. 6(c), ibid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)
  2. Ins. by Act 33 of 1972, s. 8 (w.e.f. 17-6-1972)
  3. Subs. by s. 7, ibid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)

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(Chapter IV – Miscellaneous)

1[“28. Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session, or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation or both Houses agree that the rule or regulation should not be made, the rule or regulation shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may, be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or regulation.”]

2[No rule made or purporting to have been made, with retrospective effect, under section 25 of the principal Act before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been invalid or ever to have been invalid merely on the ground that such rule was made with retrospective effect and accordingly every such rule and every action taken or thing done thereunder shall be as valid and effective as if the provisions of section 25 of the principal Act, as amended by this Act, were in force at all material times when such rule was made or action or thing was taken or done.]

Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament

Validation

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  1. Ins. by s. 8, ibid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)
  1. Vide s. 9, lbid (w.e.f. 1-10-1984)

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2.0 UGC Inspection of Universities Rules, 1960

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA

PART II

NOTIFICATION

No. F. 24-6/56-A. 1 Dated the –––––––

Short title and commencement

Definitions

Inspection

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (g) of Sub-Section (2) of Section 25 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 (3 of 1956) the Central Government hereby makes the following rules:-

  1. (1) These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Inspection of Universities) Rules, 1960.
    1. They shall come into force with immediate effect.
  1. In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:-

(a) “Commission” means the University Grants Commission;

(b) “University” means a University as defined in Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; and includes an institution of higher learning deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the said Act;

    1. “Financial Year” means the year commencing from the Ist April and ending 31st March of the following calendar year; and
    1. “Academic Year” means the academic year of the respective Universities.
  1. The Commission may appoint a Committee, wherever or whenever necessary consisting of such persons as it may decide in each case and subject to the provision of rule 6, to examine and report on the financial needs of a University or its standards of teaching, examination and research or both.
  1. Before the Commission inspects the University, the Commission shall send to the Vice-Chancellor of the University a questionnaire seeking information on all relevant matters relating to the Department/ Departments or institution/institutions to be inspected.
  1. After receipt of information under rule 4, the Commission shall fix the date of inspection by the Committee and communicate the same. to the University concerned.

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Association of Universities

  1. The University shall be associated with the inspection in the following manner, namely:-
    1. The University shall nominate not more than three representatives who may include the Vice-Chancellor or the Registrar, the Dean or the Deans of Faculty/Faculties concerned and such other officers/teachers of the department/ departments or institutions as may be deputed by the University and their names shall be communicated to the Commission.
    1. The representatives of the University shall be associated with the inspection for such time and in such manner as may be determined by the Committee after consultation with the University.
    1. In carrying out the inspection, the Committee may have discussions with such officer/teachers and other members of the department(s) or institution(s) to be inspected as may be considered necessary by the Committee.
  1. As soon as possible after the inspection, the Committee shall report its findings to the Commission.

(P.N. KIRPAL)

Secretary

To

The Publisher,

The Gazette of India,

The Government of India Press,

New Delhi.

Copies forwarded for information to:-

  1. Secretary, U.G.C., New Delhi (with 50 spare copies)
  1. Registrars of all Universities in India.
  1. All State Governments and Union Territories in India.
  1. All Ministries of the Government of India, President’s Secretariat, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Lok Sabha Secretarial Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Department of Parliamentary Affairs. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, the Accountant General, Central Revenues, New Delhi.
  1. All the Sections of this Ministry.

By Order.

(P.D. SHUKLA)

Deputy Educational Advisor

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3.0 UGC Rules regarding Fitness of Universities

Contents

3.1 UGC (Fitness of Certain Universities for Grants) Rules, 1974.

3.2 UGC (Fitness of Agricultural Universities for Grants) Rules, 1975.

3.3 UGC (Fitness of Technological Universities for Grants) Rules, 1978.

3.4 UGC (Fitness of Open Universities for Grants) Rules, 1988.

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3.1. UGC (Fitness of Certain Universities for Grants) Rules, 1974

To be Published in the Gazette of India

Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

No. F.9-2/74-U.2.

Government of India

Ministry of Education & Social Welfare

(Department of Education)

New Delhi, the 9th Sep., 1974.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) read with Section 12-A Now read as 12-B of that Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

  1. Short title, application and commencement:
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Fitness of Certain Universities for Grants) Rules, 1974.
    1. They shall apply to every university established after the commencement of the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (33 of 1972), other than,
      1. an agricultural university,
      1. a university established against the- advice of the Commission for imparting, exclusively, technological or medical education; and
      1. an institution recognised by the Commission, under the clause (f) of Section 2 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), on or after the 17th day of June 1972, the date on which the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (33 of 1972) came into force.
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Fitness for Grant – “No University to which these rules apply shall be declared to be fit to receive grants from the Central Government the University Grants Commission or any other Organisation receiving any funds from the Central Government unless the Commission is satisfied that:

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  1. the University is a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, or
  1. in the case of any other University, the establishment of the University is justified on one or more of the following grounds, namely:-
    1. inadequacy of the facilities for higher education and research in the area in which the University is situated and the inability of the existing University or Universities of the state concerned to provide for such facilities either in its or their existing faculties or schools or by the establishment of post-graduate centres or campuses.
    1. the University has or shall have some special features or new, programme and activities which will augment the existing academic resources in the country.
    1. the University has or shall have programmes for the upliftment of backward areas or removal of regional imbalances.
  1. the law under which the University is established contains a provision for the establishment of a Planning Board or Commit-tee consisting of eminent educationists to indicate the lines on which the University shall develop.
  1. in the law under which the University established, due weight has-been given to the recommendations made by:-
    1. the Education Commission (1964-66) constituted by a resolution of the Government of India;
    1. the Committee on the Governance of Universities appointed by the Commission; and
    1. the Committees of Panels appointed by the Commission during the last ten years:
  1. the University is not merely an affiliating University but a multifaculty University having adequate facilities, for teaching and research in a number of subjects.
  1. the university has powers to provide instruction through correspondence courses and to declare a college, department, centre or campus as an autonomous college, department, centre-or campus, respectively,
  1. every teaching department, centre, discipline in the University has a provision for a minimum staff of one Professor, two Raiders and an adequate number of lecturers alongwith the necessary supporting staff,

(viii)adequate machinery for the health residence and welfare for the students has either been provided in, or resources are being made available for the purpose to the University;

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  1. the university has been provided with adequate facilities in respect of building, equipment, books, library, hostel and staff quarters, excluding colleges library or institutions affiliated or admitted to its privileges, whose aggregate value is not less than Rs 2 crores alongwith the developed land or the State Government is prepared to give an assurance to the Commission that a minimum amount of Rs 2 crores shall be made available to the University during the initial period of five years for the provision of the above mentioned facilities in addition to the developed land.

Sd/-

(I.D.N. Sahi)

Secretary to the Government of India

The Manager,

Government of India Press,

Ring Road, New Delhi.

Copy forwarded for information to:-

  1. The Secretary, UGC, New Delhi.
  1. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
  1. The Accountant General, Central Revenues, New Delhi.
  1. All State Governments and Administrations.
  1. All Ministries of the Government of India.
  1. All the Universities in India.
  1. All the coordination Sections of various Divisions in the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare.

Sd/-

(M.N. Sinha)

Under Secretary

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3.2 UGC (Fitness of Agricultural Universities for Grants) – Rules, 1975

To be published in the Gazette of India

Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

No.F.16-28/75-L.U.

Government of India

Ministry of Education & Social Welfare

(Department of Education)

New Delhi, the 13th Aug., 1975.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) read with Section 12-A Now read as 12-B of that Act, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

  1. Short title, application and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Fitness of Agricultural Universities for Grant) Rules, 1975.
    1. They shall apply to every Agricultural University established after commencement of the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (33 of 1972)
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Fitness for grant: No Agricultural University to which these rules apply shall be declared to be fit to receive grant from the Central Government, the Commission, or any other Organisation receiving any funds from the Central Government, unless the Commission is satisfied in respect of the following matters, namely:-
  1. the establishment of the agricultural University is justified on one or more of the following grounds, namely:-
    1. inadequacy of the facilities for higher education and research in agriculture in the area in which the University is situated and the inability of the existing University or Universities of the State concerned to provide for such facilities either in its or their existing faculties or schools or by the establishment of post-graduate centres or campuses;

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    1. the University has or shall have some special features or new programmes and activities which will augment the existing academic resources in the country;
    1. the University has or shall have programme for the upliftment of backward areas or removal of regional imbalances;
  1. in the law under which the agricultural University is established, due weight has been given to the recommendations made by-
    1. the Education Commission (1964-66) constituted by the resolution of the Government of India.
    1. the Committee on the governance of Universities appointed by the Commission;
  1. the State Government concerned with the University has accepted the principle of integration of teaching, research and extension education in the broad area of agriculture and in pursuance of this has agreed to transfer research, in the broad area of agriculture within the State to the University.
  1. to facilitate co-ordination between the agricultural University and the concerned Departments of the State Government, a convention is developed between the agricultural University and the Department of the State Government, delineating the responsibilities and functions of each in the area of research and extension education and also an apex body at the State Level has been set up by the State Government consisting of the representatives of the University and the State Government,
  1. the University will have the necessary discipline to provide for study and research and extension education in the subjects related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, forestry, agricultural engineering, fisheries and home science, keeping in view the requirements of the ate;
  1. the University provides for integration of teaching, research and extension education in each of the departments and assures the minimum staff required for the undergraduate and post-graduate education, research and extension education in accordance with the recommendations of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and that the State Government ensures the recurring grant to the University for the maintenance of its activities:
  1. the State Government ensures the provision of adequate basic facilities in respect of scientific staff, supporting staff, building, equipment, library, hostels staff quarters, playgrounds, regional research stations, agroclimatic zonewise instructional and research farm facilities, poultry, dairy, livestock, farm machinery and veterinary clinical facilities in

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accordance with the recommendations of the Indian Council of Agricultural research; and

(viii)Adequate facilities for the health, residence and welfare of the students have either been provided or resources are being made available for the purpose by the State Government to the University.

Sd/-

(K.N. Channa)

Secretary to the Govt. of India.

To

The Manager

Government of India Press

Ring Road

New Delhi.

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3.3. UGC (Fitness of Technological Universities for Grants) Rules, 1978

To be published in the Gazette of India

Part II – Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

Government of India

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare

(Department of Education)

New Delhi, the 31st May, 1978

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R_____________ In exercise of the power conferred by Section 25,

read with Section 12-A Now read as 12-B of the University Grants Commission 1956 (3 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely-

  1. Short title, application and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Fitness of Technological Universities for Grants) Rules, 1978.
    2. They shall apply to every Technological University established on or after the 17th day of June, 1972 the date on which the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (33 of 1972) came into force.
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Definitions: In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

(a) “‘Industry” means any business, trade undertaking manufacture or calling employers and includes any calling, service, employment, handicraft, or industrial occupation or a vocation of workmen:

(b) “Technological University” means a university which provides for instruction and research in any branch or branches of engineering and technology, and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branch or branches.

Fitness for Grant: No Technological University to which these rules apply be declared to be fit to receive grant from the Central Government, the Commission or any other organisation receiving any funds from the Central Government unless the Commission is satisfied in respect of the following matters, namely-

  1. there is a felt need to set up such a university and there is an

Backevidence that the existing universities in a state cannot effectively

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meet the requirements of development of Engineering and Technological education through its colleges either directly maintained by or affiliated to it;

  1. it has adequate facilities for postgraduate teaching and research and has facilities for adequate support of science departments of its own;
  2. it provides adequate link with the industry for its courses and is in a position to provide for high level consultancy to the industry;
  3. it provides courses of extension and devotes attention for regional development;
  4. the State Government ensures the provision of adequate basic facilities in respect of scientific staff, supporting staff, buildings, equipment, library, hostels, staff quarters, playgrounds and the like as may be determined in consultation with the All India Council for Technical Education;
  1. in the law under which such university is established, due weightage has been given to the recommendations made by-
    1. the Education Commission (1964-66) constituted by a Resolution of the Government of India,
    2. the Committee on the Governance of Universities appointed by the Commission.

No.F.16-84/76-LU(U.5)

Sd/-

(S.N. Pandita)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

The Manager

Government of India Press

Ring Road, New Delhi.

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3-4. UGC (Fitness of Open Universities for Grants) Rules, 1988

To be published in the Gazette of India

Part II – Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

Government of India

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Department of Education

New Delhi, 8th March, 1989

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R. __________ In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25,

read with Section 12-B of the University Grants Commission 1956 (3 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely-

  1. Short title, application and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Fitness of Open Universities for Grants) Rules. 1988.
    1. They shall apply to every Open University except an Open University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act.
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Definitions:

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-

(a) “Open University” means a University which imparts education exclusively through distance education in any branch or branches of knowledge: and

(b) “Study Centre” means a centre established, maintained or recognised by the Open University for the purpose of advising, counselling or for rendering any other assistance required by the students.

  1. Fitness for Grant:

The University Grants Commission shall not declare an Open University to be fit to receive grants from the Central Government, the Commission or any other Organisation receiving any funds from the Central Government, unless the Commission is satisfied in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The law under which the Open University is established or incorporated

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is broadly in line with the provisions made in the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985.

  1. The Open University has a network of Study Centres in accordance with the recommendations of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  1. The State Government has ensured provision of adequate facilities in respect of the following:

(i) Developed land 40-60 Acres

  1. Core staff of 5 Professors/ 5 Readers and 20 Lecturers.
  1. Buildings:
(a) Administrative 4000 Sq. mts.
(b) Academic (for Core Faculty, Guest & 3.000 Sq. mts
Part-time Faculty and their Supporting
staff, Library for Books & Cassettes,
Seminars and Committee rooms)
(c) Material storage and distribution 2.000 Sq. mts
(d) Studio with auxiliary accommodation 10,000 Sq. mts.

 

Total = 10,000 Sq. mts.

 

  1. Faculty guest house for atleast 20 persons.
  1. Quarters for essential staff.
  1. Computer system, including site preparation, and equipment for studio, as recommended by the Indira Gandhi National Open University

(vii) Books and Journals Rs. 20 lakhs.

(viii)Infrastructure facilities for Study Centre established

or maintained by the Open University. Rs. I Lakh per

Study Centre.

Provided that before the University is declared fit to receive grant, the University shall have developed land and core staff as provided for in sub-clause

  1. and (ii) and has incurred expenditure atleast to the extent of fifty percent of the estimated cost on items mentioned in sub-clauses (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and
  1. (vii).

(J.D. Gupta)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

No.F.10.-40/88-Desk(U)

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To

The Manager,

Government of India Press

Mayapuri, Ring Road, New Delhi.

Copy forwarded for information to:-

  1. The Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  1. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
  1. The Accountant General, Central Revenues, New Delhi.

(M.M. Wadhwa)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

4.0 UGC (Returns of Information by Universities) Rules, 1979

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary

Part II- Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

Government of India

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare

(Department of Education)

New Delhi, the 18th January, 1979

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub -section (i) read with (f) & (k) of sub-section (2) of Section 25, of the University Grants Commission Act. 1956 (3 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely-

  1. Short title, and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Returns of Information by Universities) Rules, 1979.
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Returns and Information to be furnished:

Every university shall, on or before the date specified by the University Grants Commission every year in this behalf, furnish the following returns and information to the Commission, namely-

(a)  up-to-date copies of,

      1. the Act., Statutes and Ordinances concerned;
      1. rules for grant in aid to the colleges belonging to or affiliated to it;
      1. rules of the inspection of colleges belonging to or affiliated to it;

(b)  reports on the inspection of colleges belonging to or affiliated to it;

  1. minimum working days in the university, period of vacations, examination days and the number of days when actual teaching is conducted exclusive of the days for the preparation for examinations;
  1. where there are admission tests, a note indicating the minimum criteria laid down alongwith admission policy and variations, if any, from the basis specified for admission;

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  1. the statistics of the students admitted below the minimum qualifications referred to in clause (d);
  1. residence for students;
  1. residence for staff;
  1. the annual accounts of the university including the audit report;
  1. the total staff strength in different categories with qualifications and research experience. (This could be intimated by the university once in every five years, with changes, if any, to be intimated every year);
  1. student strength at various stages;
  1. teacher-pupil ratio;
  1. results of examinations with divisions.

Explanations: For the removal of doubts it is hereby declared that for the purpose of this rule, the term “university” means a university as defined in clause (f) of Section 2 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), and includes an institution deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the said Act.

Sd/-

(S.N. Pandita)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

(No.F.16-64/76-LU(U.5)

The Manager

Government of India Press

Ring Road, New Delhi

Copy forwarded for information to:-

  1. The Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  1. All Ministries of the Govt. of India, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Planning Commission,
  1. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
  1. The Accountant General, Central Revenues, New Delhi.
  1. All State Govts., Administrations of Union Territories.
  1. The Registrars of all Universities and all Institutions deemed to be Universities in India.

5.0UGC (Fitness of Institutions for Grants) Rules, 1975

To be published in the Gazette of India

Part II- Section 3, Sub-Section (i)

No.F.9-59/74-U2(B)

Government of India

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare

(Department of Education)

New Delhi, June 24, 1975

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by Section 25, read with Section 12-B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely-

  1. Short title, application and commencement:-
    1. These rules may be called the University Grants Commission (Fitness of Institutions for Grants) Rules, 1975.
    1. They shall apply to every institution recognised by the Commission under clause (f) of section 2 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) on or after the 17th day of June, 1972 the date on which the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Act, 1972 (33 of 1972) came into force.
    1. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  1. Fitness for grant:

No institution to which these rules apply shall be declared to be fit to receive grants from the Central Government, the Commission or any other Organisation receiving any fund from the Central Government unless the Commission is satisfied that the institution:

  1. Provides instruction upto a Bachelor’s degree or upto a post-graduate degree only or provides instructions for a diploma course of duration of not less than one academic year and for which the minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s degree;
  1. is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act. 1860 (21 of 1860) or is a body corporate established or incorporated under a Central Act, a provincial Act or a State Act, for the time being in force or is a Trust with Trustees being appointed and vested with legal powers and duties: and

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  1. is permanently affiliated to a University which has been declared fit under section 12-B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) for receiving grants.

Sd/-

(K.N. Channa)

Secretary to the Government of India.

To

The Manager,

Government of India Press,

Ring Road,

New Delhi.

Copy forwarded for information to—

  1. The Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  1. Member Secretary, University Grants Commission, Review Committee.
  1. All State Governments.
  1. All Ministries of the Government of India, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, the Planning Commission, the Secretary to the President, the Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
  1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
  1. The Accountant General, Central Revenues, New Delhi.
  1. The Registrars of all Universities in India and all Institutions deemed to be Universities.

6.0 Recognition of College in Terms of Regulations,

1974 framed under the UGC Act

University Grants Commission

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi – 110 002

No.F.33-34/65(CD/CP)Pt. IV) Dated 12 July, 1974

The Registrar,

________________________

________________________

Subject: Recognition of college in terms of regulations framed under section 2(f) of the UGC Act read with Section 26(1) (d) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Sir,

I am directed to say that in exercise of the power conferred by clause (d) of Sub-section 26(1) of Section 26 of the UGC Act, 1956 (3 of 1956 as modified upto 17th June, 1972) and in supersession of the regulations in force at present for according recognition to Institution under clause (f) of Section 2 of this Act, the University Grants Commission with the approval of the Central Government has made the following regulations:-

Recognition of Institution:

  1. The Commission may, in consultation with the University concerned recognise an institution under clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956, If :–
    1. It is affiliated to, or forms as constituent member of, or is run directly as a University college by or is an institution recognised by a university established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act and the Statutes and Regulations made thereunder or run by Government or local authority.
    1. It provides instructions upto a Bachelor’s degree or upto a post-graduate degree or for a post-graduate degree only or provides instruction for a Diploma course of a duration of not less than one academic year and for which the minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s degree; and
    1. It is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or is a body corporate, established or incorporated under a Central or State Act, for time being in force or is a Trust with trustees being appointed and vested with legal powers and duties. Provided that the requirements of this clause

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shall not apply in the case of an Institution run by the Government or a local authority or any University.

  1. In relation to such institution, where it does not fall within clause (iii), a bond is executed by the registered society or trust by which it is managed or run guaranteeing the proper utilisation of the grants that might be paid by the Commission to the institutions and agreeing to refund such part of the grant as may not have been properly utilised for the purpose of the institution and also agreeing to furnish to the Commission the balance sheet of the registered society or trust, as the case may be, alongwith the annual accounts of each of the institutions managed or run by the registered society or trust.

The above regulations would come into force with effect from 1.7.1974. It is requested that the University while sending proposals for inclusion of affiliated colleges in the list of colleges prepared under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act may also send documentary evidence to the effect that the college/ institution is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 (21 of 1860) or is a body corporate or incorporated under Central or state act for the time being enforced or is a trust, the trustees being appointed and vested with legal powers and duties.

The proforma in which the particulars of the colleges are to be sent, has been suitably amended to incorporate the above and copy thereof is enclosed for reference.

With regard to colleges already on the list prepared under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act and which fall under Clause (1) (iv) of the regulations indicated above it is suggested that such colleges/institutions may be advised that a bond is executed by the Registered Society or Trust by which it is managed or run on the lines indicated under the above clause. The University may arrange such bonds duly signed by the Principal concerned and the Secretary or President/Chairman of the concerned Governing Body of the Trust along with a certified copy of the resolution of the Governing Body in support of the Bond executed to be forwarded to the Commission within six months, i.e. by 31.12.74 from the date on which the new regulations came into force. In the case of new institutions falling under clause (iv) above and awaiting recognition under section 2(f) it is requested that the University may ensure that the above mentioned documents are invariably forwarded alongwith the proforma seeking recognition of such colleges under section 2 (f) The details of colleges already recognised and falling under clause (1) (iv) may be communicated to the Commission at your earliest.