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List of Higher Education in India 

India has one the largest Higher Education System in the World.

Following are the government councils responsible for recognition of courses, promotion of professional institutions and providing grants to undergraduate programmes and various awards.

University Grants Commission (UGC) is responsible for coordination, determination and maintenance of standards, release of grants.

The statutory professional councils are:

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),                
Distance Education Council (DEC)
Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR),
Bar Council of India (BCI),
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
Medical Council of India (MCI),
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
Indian Nursing Council (INC)
Dentist Council of India (DCI)
Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)

Academic Framework - Degree Structure

In India there are three principle levels of qualifications within the higher education system :

Bachelor / Undergraduate level
Master's / Post-graduate level
Doctoral / Pre-doctoral level

Diploma courses are available at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Bachelor's degree in arts, commerce and sciences is three years of education.

Master's degree is normally of two-year duration.

A pre-doctoral programme - Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) is taken after completion of the Master's Degree.

National Eligibility Test (NET) is being conducted by the UGC for eligibility for lectureship. Around 50000 students appear for the test every year. Pass percentage is around 5%. 

Central Universities:

    Assam University, Dorgakona, Silchar, Assam    

    Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

    University Of Hyderabad

    University Of Delhi

    Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha

    Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow

    Pondicherry University

    Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

    Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    Banaras Hindu University, VARANASI

    Jawahar Lal Nehru University, NEW DELHI

    Maulana Azad National Urdu University

    Nagaland University, Kohima

    Tezpur University, Nappam, Assam

    North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong




Established by an act of Parliament in 1956. It discharges maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in the field of University and Higher Education and disburses grants to the universities and colleges; advises Central and State Governments on the measures necessary for the improvement of university education.


UGC Regional Offices - Six Regional Offices

Name of Regional Office States Address
Southern Regional Office Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Joint Secretary
A.P. State Finance Corp. Building, Post Box No. 125, 5-9-194, Chirag Ali Lane, Hyderabad-500001
Tele:91-42-320 4735 
Fax :91-42-320 4734
Northern Regional Office Jammu & Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Joint Secretary & NRO,UGC
Nehru Vikas Minar
Nehru Parivahan Commercial Complex, G.T. Road, Ghaziabad – 201 001.
Tele: 91- 73 5968 
Fax : 91- 73 5968
Central Regional Office Madhya Pradesh
Joint Secretary & CRO UGC
Tawa Complex, Bitton Market, E-5, Arera Colony,
Bhopal – 462 016.
Tele: 91-755 – 567 892 
Fax : 91-755 – 567 893
Eastern Regional Office West Bengal
Joint Secretary & ERO UGC
LB-8, Sector – III, Salt Lake
Calcutta – 700 091.
Tele: 91-33 – 358 0586 
Fax : 91-33 – 358 0586
North Eastern Regional Office Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
Joint Secretary & NERO UGC
3rd Floor, House Fed, Rental Block – 5, Beltola Baristha Road, Dispur,
Guwahati – 781 006.
Tele : 91-361 – 564 818 
Fax : 91-361 – 567 056
Western Regional Office Goa
Joint Secretary & WRO UGC
Ganeshkhind, Pune – 441 007.
Tele : 91-20 – 350 477 
Fax : 91-20 – 350 477

Inter University Centres (IUCs)

UGC has established the following Inter – University Centres to provide common facilities, service and programmes to Universities:-

Centre Objective Contact person & Address
  1. Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi 
Accelerator oriented research Director, NSC,
NSC Campus,
Post Box No. 10502
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi – 110 067
Tele: 011- 683 955
Fax : 011- 6893666
  • IUC for Astronomy an Astrophysics, Pune
State-of-the-art instrumentation for research in astronomy Director, IUCAA,
Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind
Pune – 411 007
Tele: 020 – 31414 (O)
Fax :91-212-356417 (Direct)
                     350760 (General)
  • Inter – University Consortium for DAE facilities, Indore 
Use of facilities of Department of Atomic Energy Director, University Campus, Khandura Road
Indore – 452 017
Tele: 0731 – 462265 (O)
  • Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Ahmedabad 
Networking of libraries through electronic media Director,
INFLIBNET Centre, Near Gujarat University Guest House, P.B. No. 4116,
Tele: 91-79 – 6308528 (O)
Fax : 91-79 – 6300990
E-mail webmaster@inflibnet.ac.in 
Home Page http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/ 
  • Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) New Delhi 
To disseminate Countrywide programme through television Director, CEC
NSC Campus,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi – 110 067.
Tele: 011-689 6637 (O)
Fax : 011 – 689 7416
  • National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NACC) Bangalore 
To assess and accredit public & Private institutions of higher learning 2/4, ‘Aragini Bhavana’
Post Box No. 1075
Bangalore-560 010
Fax:91-80-338 4047

National Facilities

UGC has set up the following Centres as National facilities in selected Universities:-

Centre Objective
Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, Bombay Design and development of indigenous equipment and training to staff in instrumentation.
Regional Instrumentation Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Design and development of indigenous equipment and training to staff in instrumentation.
Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Madras Research and dissemination of knowledge and oorganization of training programme in crystal growth.
M.S.T. Radar Centre SriVenkateswara Tirupati Studies in atmospheric Dynamics to enable teachers to use MST/Radar facility.
Eastern Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Calcutta University Research in Astrophysics
Japal – Rangapur observatory, Osmania University, Hyderabad Science Research Observatory
Centre for Science Education & Communication, New Delhi Popularization of Science