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Annual

Report
2014 - 15

University Grants Commission


Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi-110002 (India)
www.ugc.ac.in
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UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
List of the Commission Members during 2014-2015

CHAIRMAN
1. Prof. Ved Prakash

VICE-CHAIRMAN
2. Prof. H. Devaraj

MEMBERS
3. Sh. Ashok Thakur $
4. Sh. Satya N. Mohanty $$
5. Mrs. Anjuly Chib Duggal *
6. Sh. A. N. Jha **
7. Dr. Indu Shahani &
9. Dr. V. S. Chauhan @
10. Prof. D. Narasimha Reddy #
11. Prof. M.M. Ansari
12. Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande
13. Prof. Mohammad Miyan
14. Dr. K. N. Shanti
15. Sh. Patanjali (Patu) G. Keswani
16. Sh. Inder Mohan Kapahy ##

SECRETARY
Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu

$ upto 30th September, 2014


$$ w.e.f. 10th October, 2014
* upto 10th February, 2015
** w.e.f. 11th February, 2015
& upto 27th July, 2014
@ upto 28th November, 2014 & 2nd term w.e.f. 1st January, 2015
# upto 19th March, 2015
## w.e.f. 27th January, 2015

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CONTENTS
Page Number(s)
Foreword ix
Executive Summary 2014-2015 1
1. Introduction 20
1.1 Legend 20
1.1(a) Role and Organization of UGC 20
1.2 About Twelfth Plan 23
1.3 Special Cells Functioning in the UGC 25
(a) Right to Information Act (RIA) Cell 25
(b) Pay Scale Cell 25
(c) SC/ST/OBC Cell 26
(d) Minorities Cell 26
(e) Vigilance Cell 26
(f) Legal Cell 27
(g) Desk : Parliament Matters 28
(h) Cell Against Malpractices 28
(i) Cell against Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place 29
(j) Anti-Ragging Cell 29
1.4 Publications 30
1.5 Budget and Finances of UGC 31
1.6 Joint Cadre Review Committee (JCRC) for Central and Deemed to be Universities 38
1.7 Major Decisions during the year 39
2. Growth of Higher Education System 46
2.1 Institutions 46
2.2 Students Enrolment 53
2.3 Faculty Strength 58
2.4 Research Degrees 60
2.5 Growth in Enrolment of Women in Higher Education 61
2.6 Distribution of Women Enrolment by State and Faculty 61
2.7 Women Colleges 62
2.8 Condensed Statistics on Growth of Higher Education 63
3. Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Universities 64
3.1 Assistance to Universities 64
3.1(a) Central Universities 64
3.1(b) State Universities 76
3.1(c) Deemed to be Universities 81
4. Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges 86
4.1 Thrust of Twelfth Plan for the Development of Colleges 86
4.2 Colleges Recognized by UGC for Financial Assistance 86

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4.3 Grants to Colleges by the UGC Regional Offices 86
4.4 Scheme-wise position of release of Grants by the UGC Regional Offices 87
4.5 Grants to Delhi Colleges and Constituent Colleges of Banaras Hindu University 97
5. Quality and Excellence 103
5.1 Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE) 103
5.2 Centres with Potential for Excellence in a Particular Area (CPEPA) 105
5.3 Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE) 106
5.4 Establishment of New Centres/Institutes 108
5.5 Special Assistance Programme (SAP) 108
5.6 Autonomous Colleges 109
5.7 Human Resource Development Centres (HRDC) and Regional Centres of
Capacity Building (RCCB) (Previously Academic Staff Colleges (ASCs) 113
5.8 Promotion of Rajbhasha (Hindi) 113
5.9 Bilateral Cultural and Educational Exchange Programmes 114
5.10 National Education Testing for Development of Human Resource for Teaching and Research 118
5.11 Travel Grant 125
5.12 Inter-University Centres (IUCs) 126
5.13 National Facilities Centre 131
6. Promotion of Research 133
6.1 Research Projects for Teachers: Major and Minor 133
6.2 Research Awards/Research Scientist 134
6.3 Post Doctoral Fellowships 135
6.4 Research Fellowships (for M.Phil/Ph.D) 138
6.5 Post Graduate Scholarships 148
6.6 Under Graduate Scholarships 153
6.7 Incentivisation of Teachers, Subject/Discipline-based Association for
Organization of various Academic & Research Activities 156
6.8 Free Education for Sports Medal Winners/Participants of National/ International Events 157
6.9 Basic Scientific Research in Universities 157
6.10 Networking Research Centres: Summer-Winter Schools 158
6.11 Start up Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty 158
6.12 One Time Grant to teachers under BSR Programme 158
6.13 Development Grant for strengthening of infrastructure in colleges and University
Science Departments 159
7. Gender and Social Equity 161
7.1 Development of Women’s Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges &
Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education 161
7.2 Establishment of Centres in Universities for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy 161
7.3 Establishment of Special Cells for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 162
7.4 Standing Committee on SC/ST 162
7.5 Coaching for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) & Minority Community Students 162
7.6 Committee to Study the Impact of the Coaching Schemes for SC/ST/OBC
(Non-creamy Layer) / Minorities 163

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7.7 Equal Opportunity Cells in Universities/Colleges 163
7.8 Facilities for Persons With Disabilities 164
8. Relevant and Value Based Education 167
8.1 Introduction of Career Oriented Courses in Universities and Colleges 167
8.2 Area Study Centres in Universities 167
8.3 Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India 169
8.4 Human Rights Education (HRE) 170
9. Integration of Information and Communication Technologies 171
9.1 E-Governance 171
9.2 Production of Courseware E-Content for Postgraduate Subjects 171
9.3 Digital India Initiative- Mapping of Degree awarding Universities/Institutions 171
10. New Initiatives 174
10.1 Community Colleges 174
10.2 B.Voc. Degree Programme (B.Voc.) 179
10.3 Distance Education 184
10.4 Choice Based Credit System 189
List of Appendices 191
I. State-wise list of the Central, State (including UGC 12(B) universities),
State private Universities, Institutions established under State Legislature
Act and Institutions Deemed to be Universities (as on 31.03.2015) 191
II. Statement Showing the Grants paid to Universities and Colleges during the
year 2014-2015 (Major Head-wise) under General Plan 224
III. Statement Showing the Grants paid to Universities and Colleges during
the year 2014-2015 (Major Head-wise) under Non-Plan 241

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Foreword

The publication of the Annual Report of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been a regular feature since
the inception of UGC in 1953.
The Annual Report for 2014-2015 provides not only the major initiatives taken by the UGC as the apex body for
coordinating and maintaining standards of higher education in the country, but also highlights the initiatives undertaken
by the UGC to promote the general development of universities and colleges culminating in enhancing access, equity,
relevance and excellence.
During the third year of the XII Plan, the UGC has undertaken a number of new initiatives with a view to ensuring
excellence and equity driven expansion of higher education. I do hope that the data/information provided in this Annual
Report will be useful for the teachers, students, researchers, administrators and stakeholders in higher education.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the members of the Commission
for their unstinted support in carrying forward the agenda of the UGC.
I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by my colleagues in
bringing the Annual Report in the present form. My special thanks are due to Prof. H. Devaraj, Vice-Chairman,UGC;
Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, UGC; Shri Subhash Chandra, Ex-Coordinator,UGC and Dr. Diksha
Rajput, Publication Officer, UGC for their valuable contributions and untiring efforts to give proper shape to the
Annual Report.
My thanks are also due to Shri Prakash Chandra, Assistant, UGC; Shri Ramesh Kumar Yadav, LDC, UGC and Shri
Piyush Kumar, Project Officer, INFLIBNET, for assisting in the preparation of the Report.
Feedback for improving the contents of the Annual Report would be more than welcome.

New Delhi Prof. Ved Prakash


Chairman

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x Annual Report 2014-2015
Executive Summary: 2014-2015
The Executive Summary of the UGC Annual Report 2014-2015 encapsulates not only the activities of the UGC to
achieve its mandatory objectives but also physical targets achieved under its various schemes / programmes and the
expenditure entailed on the same, besides the statistical growth in the higher education sector.

1. Introduction
• The UGC functions through various Bureaus and Cells. The reports of various activities of these cells during
the year under reporting are reproduced below.
• As many as 16,648 applications and 1,199 appeals under Right to Information Act, 2005 had been received and
disposed off by CPIOs/Appellate Authorities of UGC during 2014-15 and `95,850/- were collected as RTI fee and
`46,259/- as additional fee.
• The Pay Scale Cell, which is entrusted with the responsibility of co-ordinating the work of Pay Review Committee
for teachers and resolving matters relating to pay scales and service conditions of teachers in Universities and
Colleges, had got circulated the regulations regarding minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers
and other academic staff and appointment of UGC Observers to oversee the process of selection/promotion of
Readers to Professors. No UGC observer was appointed to oversee the selection process for promotion from the
post of Reader to the post of Professor under CAS.
• The SC/ST/OBC Cell of the UGC has been monitoring the effective implementation of the Reservation Policy for
SC/ST/OBC in admissions and appointments to Teaching and Non Teaching posts in the University System.
• The Minority Cell, which was set up in 2008, deals with the issues related to Minorities such as according
Deemed University status and providing affiliation to Minorities institutions, etc. The Cell is strengthened by
employing Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers for discharging the functions of the Cell.
• The Vigilance Cell of UGC received as many as 310 complaints from CVC (15), MHRD (11), CBI (29)
and others (255) ( various Universities & Colleges and other agencies) during the reporting year and the
complaints of sensitive nature were placed before the Enquiry Committee and action was initiated according to
the recommendations of the Committee.
• The UGC had been impleaded in as many as 1369 cases filed in various courts of India during 2014-15 and
an expenditure of `208.05 lakhs was incurred on the bills of advocates as compared to `269.38 lakhs in the
previous year.
• The Desk-Parliament had received as many as 756 Parliament Questions during 2014-15 as compared to 505 in
the previous year. The number of starred questions was 63 out of which 8 questions had been under assurance
and the rest had been disposed off.
• The Cell against Malpractices which deals with the menace of existence and mushrooming of Fake Universities
and degrees has identified a total of 21 institutions and initiated action on them. In addition to these 21 Fake
Universities there are two more institutes, viz. (1) Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, and (2) Indian Institute
of Planning and Management (IIPM), which are not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC
ACT, 1956. The UGC filed an FIR against IIPM. The number of institutions varies with addition/deletion of
the names of certain institutions based on the concrete actions of the UGC. The UGC issued public notices/
press releases for awareness of public/students in newspapers at the beginning of academic session cautioning
the aspiring students not to seek admission in fake institutions.
• No complaint was received by the Cell against Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place from any woman
official of the UGC during the reporting year.
• The Anti-Ragging Cell, which was set up in 2008, is responsible for eradicating the menace of ragging
from higher educational institutions. All higher educational institutions have been asked to follow the UGC
regulations in regard to ragging. A nation-wide 24X7 toll-free anti-ragging help line 1800-180-5522 has been
established with call centre facilities in 12 languages. An anti-ragging web portal has been developed.

Executive Summary 1
During the reporting year (2014-2015), 211 complaints were received from various colleges/universities and
the institutions concerned were asked to take action on the complaints and send the action taken report to the
UGC. In 181 cases, action taken was reported by Institutions, however, in the remaining 30 cases action taken
reports are awaited.
• The Publication Bureau incurred an expenditure of `31.90 lakhs on Publication/ Printing during the reporting
year.

Finance Bureau
• The Budget and receipt of Grant-in-Aid for the financial year 2014-15 was to the extent indicated below:
Budget for the year 2014-2015
(` in crores)
S.N. Budget head Plan Allocation Non-Plan Allocation
BE RE BE RE
1. General 3905.00 3779.61w 5461.26 5666.94
Total 3905.00 3779.61 5461.26 5666.94
Grants received during 2014-2015 under Plan & Non-Plan (General)
(` in Crores)
S.N. Grants Received from Plan Non-Plan
1. MHRD, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi (General) 3480.52 5432.07
2. Ministry of Social & Justice Empowerment, New Delhi 148.85 0.00
3. Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi 0.00 0.00
4. Ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi 0.00 0.00
5. Indira Gandhi National Open University (DEB) 1250.00 0.00
Total 4879.37 5432.07

• Out of the plan grants (`4178.46 crores) released during 2014-15, 57.25% had gone to Central Universities,
2.63% to Deemed to be Universities, 12.33% to state universities and 5.72% to Colleges of State Universities,
1.15% to colleges of Central Universities, 3.15% to Inter University Centres, 13.85% to Regional Centres,
3.85% to Misc./Non Univ. Inst. , 3.24% to on line payment for Fellowships & Scholarships, 0.06% to Estt. and
0.05% to Distance Education Bureau.
• Out of the total Non-Plan grant (`5536.09 crores) released during 2014-15, 63.26% had gone to Central
Universities, 28.45% to colleges of Delhi , Banaras Hindu University and other central Universities, 4.53% to
Deemed to be Universities , 2.56% to State Universities, 0.87% to Inter University Institutions / Centres, 0.04%
to State Universities Colleges, 1.43% to Administrative Charges (Head Office & Regional Offices)
• The Joint Cadre Review Committee (JCRC) for evolving uniform cadre structure and rationalization of pay
scales, duties, qualifications of the posts of non-teaching staff (central and UGC maintained Deemed universities
only) who are not covered under the pay Review Committee for teaching staff, had finalized its reports in respect
of all 24 cadres in 2011-12. The reports approved by the Commission were sent to MHRD for its concurrence.
The MHRD vide its letter dated 07.05.2014 approved some of the recommendations of JCRC report which have
been communicated to all Central Universities/UGC maintained Deemed to be Universities for implementation.
The approved guidelines regarding implementation of ACP scheme in centrally funded institutions have also
been circulated.
• Having come into being on 28th December, 1953, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has completed 61
years of its existence with its mandate for the co-ordination and determination of standards in Universities. It
has, thus, covered 61 milestones of its journey for qualitative improvement of higher education in the country.

UGC: Major Decisions during the Year


• In discharge of its cardinal function of coordinating and maintaining standards of higher education, and for
realization of the goals of the XII Plan, the UGC has taken several measures during the Third Year of the XII
Plan (2014-2015).

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• The Commission ratified and approved the continuation of Colleges under Colleges with Potential for Excellence
(CPE)/CE which get ‘A’ grade re-accreditation from NAAC within one year after discontinuation under the
scheme.
• The Commission ratified and approved the University Grants Commission’s Annual Report 2012-2013 (English
& Hindi) for placing before the Parliament through MHRD.
• The Commission approved the matter of 8 Deemed to be Universities to utilize portion of Internal Receipts of
2013-14 to meet the deficit on Non-Salary expenditure under Non-Plan.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of 300 Raman Fellowships for Post-Doctoral research in United
States for the year 2014.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of grants for the proposals on UGC-UKIERI (UK India
Education and Research Initiative) Thematic Partnership for the year 2013-2014.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of Joint Research Projects, 2014 under India New Zealand
Education Council (INZEC).
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding under the ‘Project-based Personnel Exchange’
Programme.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding for visit to South Asia Institute, Heidelberg.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding under “Exchange of Scientists Programme”.
• The Commission noted and approved the Agreement on Academic Cooperation between the University Grants
Commission (UGC), India, and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU),
Norway, signed on 14th February, 2014 in New Delhi.
• The Commission took note of the pending audit paras of the last several years and instructed that the UGC
Secretariat should promptly send replies to the pending paras.
• The Commission decided that Institutions Deemed to be Universities which have been conferred that status
for 25 years or more, and have a valid NAAC Grade A accreditation and have also been given ‘A’ Grade by
the Tandon Committee may be permitted relaxation to the provisions of clause 5.2 of the UGC Institutions
Deemed to be University Regulations, 2010 to the extent that the sponsoring Society/ Trust/ Company of such
an Institution can also appoint the President/Trustee/ Promoter of the sponsoring Society/Trust/Company or his/
her close relative as its Chancellor, provided that such a person is an eminent educationist or a distinguished
public figure. The existing Regulations are being amended accordingly.
• The Commission approved the Scheme for Creation and Management of ‘Reserve Fund’ through Internal
Receipts for Universities and Colleges maintained by the UGC.
• The Commission decided that a Committee be constituted consisting of 2 Commission members, representatives
from Central/State Universities, and a representative from Ministry of HRD to develop guidelines for norm
based funding by the UGC to Universities/colleges by aligning them with the norms under the RUSA.
• The Commission considered the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 21st January, 2014 on the
44 Category-‘C’ Institutions Deemed to be Universities, along with the Interlocutory directive dated 5th May,
2014 and resolved, as the time for submission of the Report to the Ministry is 31st July, 2014,to constitute a
Sub-Committee to undertake assessment of the 41 Category ‘C’ Institutions Deemed to be Universities
within the stipulated time.
• The Commission decided that the present UGC Regulations on Technical Education be kept on hold till the final
outcome of the decision of the Supreme Court.
• The Commission resolved to advise the University of Delhi under Section 12(d) of the UGC Act, 1956, to
review/reconsider the continuation of the FYUP.
• The Commission approved the Guidelines for Special Assistance Programme (SAP) during XII Plan Period
(2012-2017).

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• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Humanities & Social Sciences (Including Languages).
• The Commission approved the creation of 300 faculty positions under the UGC Faculty Recharge Programme
and also decided that a proposal should also be prepared by the UGC for inclusion of social sciences under the
Faculty Recharge Programme.
• The Commission approved the 25 posts under the XII Plan for strengthening NAAC headquarters.
• The Commission approved the recommendations of the report of the Committee constituted to review the
performance of the Inter-University Centres (IUCs) and decided to constitute the Implementation Monitoring
Committee.
• The Commission approved the XII plan Guidelines of Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region
with the observation that the parental income be reduced from the proposed `6 lakh per annum to `4.5 lakh per
annum. It also decided that the Scheme be launched from academic year 2014-15 onwards.
• The Commission approved the recommendations of the 7th Meeting of Standing Committee on Autonomous
Colleges held on 03.06.2014 for grant of 33 Fresh and 12 Extension cases of autonomous status to the colleges
and consider the approval of the revised guidelines on Autonomous Colleges.
• The Commission noted and approved that sanction order in respect of financial assistance to colleges should be
utilized within the time period specified under the GFR.
• The Commission approved the proposal to allow extension of time for completion of projects approved during
the XI Plan, and allow institutions to utilize the unspent amount, out of the allocation made during the XI Plan
for such projects, during the XII plan period for completion of the projects.
• The Commission approved of the Notification with the observations that the provisions for Undergraduate
programmes should also be extended to Postgraduate programmes and that no animal from any species shall be
dissected either by teachers or students for any purposes at these levels.
• The Commission approved the XII plan Guidelines for Post Doctoral Fellowship to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled
Tribe Candidates.
• The Commission approved the amendments in the Guidelines for Centres with Potential for Excellence in
Particular Areas (CPEPA) for XII Plan Period (2012-2017).
• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines prepared by the Expert Committee for establishment of
Hindi Department and promotion of Hindi in Central/State/Deemed to be Universities.
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding outsourcing of NET to the Central Board
of Secondary Education (CBSE) and also resolved to constitute a Committee to coordinate with the CBSE
on all matters relating to pre-conduct and post-conduct activities of the NET , UGC-NET to continue with
the existing pattern of NET; however , a sub-committee may be constituted to look into the feasibility of the
recommendations of the Committee.
• The Commission approved the “Guidelines for the Scheme of Granting Special Heritage Status to Universities
and Colleges” during XII Plan (2012 - 2017).
• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines “Regional Centre for Knowledge Enhancement and
Capacity Building” (RCKECB) & “Human Resource Development Centres” (HRDCs)with the observation
that “Regional Centre for Knowledge Enhancement and Capacity Building” (RCKECB) should be renamed as
‘Regional Centre for Capacity Building’ (RCCB), and also resolved that the minimum number of participants
in the Refresher/Orientation Courses to be 30 (Thirty).
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding inclusion of “Transgender” as “Third Gender”
under various Scholarship/Fellowships schemes of UGC.
• The Commission considered and approved the report of the Sub-Committee constituted by the Commission to
undertake assessment of the 41Category ‘C’ Institutions Deemed to be Universities and resolved that the report
of the Sub-Committee be forwarded to the MHRD for further necessary action at their level.

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• The Commission considered the modifications in the UGC (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of
Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2012 and after due
deliberations, resolved to approve the proposed amendments.
• The Commission considered and approved the draft of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for
Award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2014.
• The Commission considered and approved the modifications in UGC’s 12B Rules and application formats.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines for General Development Assistance (GDA)
for Central Universities, Institutions Deemed to be Universities and State Universities.
• The Commission considered and resolved to initiate the action on feasibility of formulating New Schemes and/or
Expending/Strengthening Existing Schemes in respect of Ideas/points mentioned in PMO’s communication.
• The Commission considered and approved the fresh proposals pending for approval of programmes under Open
and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
• The Commission considered and approved the Expert Committee’s Report on National Initiative for Fostering
Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Guidelines for Establishment of Centre for Fostering Social
Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities during XII Plan (2012 - 2017).
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding the inclusion of Establishment of Diaspora
Chair in Goa University in the Guidelines for the UGC Chairs in Universities during XII Plan (2012-2017).
• The Commission considered and approved the XII plan Guidelines of Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child
Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences and decided that it may be treated on a par with other fellowships
awarded for pursing Ph.D. program.
• The Commission considered and approved payment of Pension & Family Pension to the UGC Research
Scientists directly to the Pensioner’s by the Finance Division, UGC, as done in case of UGC Pensioners/family
pensioners cases.
• The Commission considered and approved the review of the Guidelines for the UGC Chairs in Universities
during XII Plan (2012-17) and amendment with regard to remuneration provided to Chair Professors.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines of the schemes ‘Development of Women
Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges’ & ‘Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education’.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII plan Guidelines for Swachh Bharat-Swasth Bharat Scheme
of the UGC.
• The Commission considered and approved the Report of the Expert Committee constituted to assess the
proposal of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, to establish off-campus centre
at Agartala (Tripura).
• The Commission considered the report of the Expert Committee constituted to examine the funds required for
‘Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education’ established by the National University of Educational Planning
and Administration (NUEPA) (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, and after due deliberation resolved to
approve the proposal with the condition that the progress of the Centre be reviewed on an annual basis and that
the Centre will undertake projects, on priority, which would be referred to it by the Commission from time to
time.
• The Commission considered the observations of the Sub-Committee of the Commission and approved their
recommendations with regard to approval of institutions under sections 2(f), 12B and compliance under Section
13 of the UGC Act, 1956.
• The Commission after due deliberations approved the guidelines for the Choice Based Credit System. Further,
the Commission resolved that before these guidelines are communicated to the Universities for adoption /
adaptation, they may be vetted by a Committee headed by the Commission Member Shri Patanjali (Patu) G.
Keswani.
• The Commission considered and approved the inclusion of a Chair in the name of Lakshminath Bezbaroa and
Sri Aurobindo in the existing guidelines for UGC Chair in Universities during Twelth Plan.

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• Based on the concurrence received from majority of the Members, the Commission approved the setting up
of IUC-TE at Varanasi with a budgetary requirement of `56 crore (Non-recurring) and `8.32 crore (Recurring)
per annum. MoA of the IUC was also approved for the purpose of registration under Societies Registration Act,
1860, or under the relevant Act of the State Government in whose jurisdiction the institution is located.
• The Commission considered and approved the draft amendment of “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace
of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 3rd Amendment, 2014, and also resolved that since the Raghavan
Committee is working for several years it may be requested to look into the issue in its entirety and suggest a
way forward.
• The Commission considered and approved the proposal to retain the internal receipts with the Central Universities
to cover up the short-fall of non-salary component under Non-Plan Grant till the appropriate allocation is made
by MHRD under non-salary components to meet the short-fall under non-salary expenditure (Non-Plan) and
also resolved that the internal receipts may also be got audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
of India.
• The Commission considered and approved the status quo strategy for continuation of recognition to Universities/
Institutions offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode for the academic session
2015-16.
• The Commission decided to give relaxation for releasing the grant under Plan and Non-Plan Scheme of Colleges
to all Universities / Colleges to apply for NAAC accreditation upto 31st December, 2015.
• The Commission considered and approved the amendment in the clause 7.3.0 of UGC Regulations, 2010
regarding composition of Selection-cum-Search Committee for deemed to be Universities for selection of Vice-
Chancellor.
• The Commission considered and approved of the recommendations of the Standing Committee on “Universities
with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) held on 17.11.2014.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines for the scheme ‘Epoch Making Social
Thinkers of India’.
• The Commission considered and approved the collaboration of Bhasha with M. S. University of Baroda for
promotion of indigenous languages and resolved that the funding should be given only to M.S University of
Baroda.
• The Commission considered and approved the Amendments in the Guidelines for Knowledge Upgradation
Centers for Skilled Human Action and Learning (KAUSHAL).
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Revised) Guidelines for Community Colleges.
• The Commission considered and approved the guidelines for Curricular Aspects, Assessment Criteria, and
Credit System in Skill based Vocational Courses under NSQF.
• The Commission considered and approved that extension will be given for a period of one year for the Centres
of Nano-Science, Nano-Technology/Bio-Medical, Nano-Technology of University of Mumbai, University of
Calcutta and University of Madras respectively which were allocated Special Grant of `100 crore each for
celebration of 150 years of their existence.
• The Commission noted and approved the amendment to the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities)
Regulations,2010 by removing the phrase ‘the senior most Dean or if there is no Dean’ from clause 6.2 (3) of
the said Regulations.
• The Commission considered and approved the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Specification of
Degrees to be notified as the First Amendment in UGC Notification dated 5th July, 2014.
• The Commission considered and examined the report of the UGC Expert Committee constituted by the
Commission to physically inspect 7 Institutions Deemed to be Universities which had filed Interlocutory

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Applications before Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Commission observed number of deficiencies in these
Institutions deemed to be Universities inspected by the Committee.
• The Commission considered and approved that the Report of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, be
sent to the MHRD and to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Furnishing of Information by Universities)
Regulations,2015.
• The Commission considered and approved the Guidelines for ensuring Safety of Students on Excursion/Study
Tours.
• The Commission considered and approved the Cadre Recruitment Rules of NAAC.
• The Commission considered and approved the transfer and release of `20 crores to INFLIBNET (an IUC
of UGC) on the recommendations of the Standing Committee constituted for the production of e-Content
Courseware on PG Subjects.
• The Commission considered and approved and also decided to set up a sub-committee to decide on parameters
and guidelines for conferment of Potential for Excellence Status for Deemed to be Universities.
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Gender Sensitization, Prevention and Prohibition of
Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students and Redressal of Grievances in Higher Educational
Institutions) Regulations, 2015.
• The Commission considered and approved the guidelines for empanelment of Adjunct Faculty in universities
and colleges.
• The Commission considered the revised pattern of assistance for release of grant for construction of Women
Hostesl for Central, State and Deemed Universities during the XII Plan period and decided to release 40% as
the first installment followed by 40% as second installment and 20% as the final installment.
• The Commission while taking a serious view of the procedure followed in issuing earlier grants and setting
up of EMMRC and National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS) reiterated its earlier
decision taken in its meeting held on 11th March,2013 and in addition the Commission also took cognizance of
the two enquiry committees which were set up to enquire into the irregularities of the Institute and decided that
the EMMRC and NISWASS be closed down with immediate effect.

2. Growth of Higher Education System: Some Statistics


• The Commission is empowered under Section 12 (h) of the UGC Act to collect information on all such matters
relating to University education in India and other countries as it thinks fit.
• In order to get timely and quality data in the education sector, which is having implications for human
development,the Ministry of Human Resource Development initiated an All India Survey of Higher Education
to build a database and to assess the overall picture of Higher Education in the country.
• A dedicated portal (http://aishe.gov.in) has been developed with the help of National Informatics Centre (NIC)
for collection and compilation of the data. All the institutions need to register on the portal for accessing the
portal and uploading the data. From 2014-15 the Information and Statistics Bureau of UGC has stopped
collecting data directly from the Universities. Compilation and estimation of data at the All India level is being
made through the portal http://aishe.gov.in and this enabled us to shift to paperless exercise.
• At the time of Independence of India, there were only 20 Universities and 500 Colleges in the country with 2.1
lakhs students in higher education. The numbers now have increased 40 times in the case of the Universities, 82
times in the case of Colleges and the students enrolment has gone up to over 127 times in the formal system of
higher education in comparison to the figures at the time of independence.
• As on 31.03.2015, the number of Universities had gone up to 711 – (46 Central, 329 State, 205 State Private,
128 Deemed to be Universities, three Institutions established under State Legislation) and 40760 colleges in the

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Higher Education sector. So far as the number of universities in states is concerned, Rajasthan tops the list with
68 universities, followed by Uttar Pradesh (64), Tamil Nadu (52), etc. It is observed from the list that there is
uneven establishment of universities in the states.
• During the reporting year 2014-2015, 18 State Public and 30 State Private Universities were included in the
UGC list of universities and 6 universities were declared fit to receive central assistance under 12B of the UGC
Act.
• As many as 1147 new colleges were established in various states during 2014-2015, thus taking the total number
of colleges from 39613 in 2013-14 to 40760 in 2014-2015.
• At the end of the financial year 2014-2015, the total number of colleges recognized under Section 2(f) of the
UGC Act, 1956, was 9940. The maximum number of colleges recognized so far under Section 2(f) is in the
State of Uttar Pradesh (2000), followed by Maharashtra (1266), Karnataka (848), Gujarat (521), etc.
• During the academic session 2014-2015, the total enrolment in all courses and levels in regular stream was
265.85 lakhs including 124.76 lakhs women students, constituting 46.93%. The maximum number of students
had been enrolled in the state of Uttar Pradesh (43.97 lakhs), followed by Maharashtra (28.60 lakhs), Tamil
Nadu (24.01 lakhs), Rajasthan (16.24 lakhs), etc.
• The student enrolment in terms of percentages at various levels had been observed as UG (88.26%), PG
(11.09%), Research (0.67%), Diploma/Certificate (1.57%) and Integrated (0.41%).
• About 88.37% of all the under-graduate students and 71.09% of all post-graduate students were in the affiliated
colleges while the remaining were in university departments and their constituent colleges.
• Out of the total enrolment of students (265.85 lakhs), 37.41% students were in the faculty of Arts, followed by
Science 17.59% and Commerce/Management 16.39%, thus constituting 71% enrolment in just three faculties,
while the remaining 29.00% enrolment were in professional faculties. This uneven distribution is an indicator
demanding a policy change.
• The strength of the teaching faculty in universities and colleges has gone up to 12.61 lakhs as compared to
10.49 lakhs teachers in the previous year. Out of 12.61 lakh teachers, 84.66% teachers were in colleges and the
remaining 15.34% in universities.
• The number of research degree Ph.D. awarded during 2013-14 was 22849. Out of this, the Faculty of Arts had
the highest number with 7480 Ph.D. Degrees, followed by the Faculty of Science with 7018 Ph.D. Degrees.
These two faculties together accounted for 63.45% of the total number.
• The number of women students enrolled per hundred men students enrolled at all levels was 88 in the reporting
year 2014-2015.
• In terms of percentages, the women enrolment has been the highest in Lakshdweep (71.17%), followed by
Goa (60.06%). In absolute numbers, UP had been on the top with 21.73 lakhs women enrolment, followed by
Maharashtra (13.01 lakhs), Tamil Nadu (12.32 lakhs), etc.
• The women enrolment had been the highest in the faculty of Arts (41.70%), followed by Science (18.60%)
and Commerce (15.73%), constituting 76.03% in the three faculties, while the remaining 23.97% in all the
professional faculties. The maximum percentage of women enrolment in professional faculties had been in the
faculty of Engineering/Technology (9.88%).
• Growth of higher education since 1950-51 in terms of degree awarding universities/institutions registered 24.7
fold increase, number of colleges had 58 fold increase, student enrolment had 67 fold increase and teacher
strength had 52 fold increase as observed in 2014-15.
3. Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Universities
• General Development Grants are being provided to the Central, State and Deemed Universities for their overall
development covering aspects like enhancing access, ensuring equity, imparting relevant education, improving
quality, making the administration effective, enhancing facilities for students, augmenting research facilities
and other plans of universities. Maintenance Grants are also being provided to a limited number of universities

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to meet their recurring expenditure on salaries of both teaching and non-teaching employees, maintenance of
labs, libraries, buildings and also for obligatory payments such as taxes, telephone & electricity bills, postage,
etc. The Central and a few Deemed Universities are being paid both Plan and Non-plan grants whereas the State
Universities are being paid only Plan grant.
• During 2014-15, the number of Central Universities including South Asian University was 46. Out of these,
six universities namely, (i) Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur (ii) Indira Gandhi National Open
University, New Delhi (iii) Indian Maritime University, Chennai (iv) South Asian University, New Delhi (v)
Nalanda University, Bihar and (vi) Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Uttar Pradesh are not funded
by the UGC. During 2014-15, only 39 Central Universities had been assisted by providing Plan and Non-plan
grants.
• General Development Grant amounting to `1835.67 crore was provided to 39 Central Universities during 2014-
15. Maintenance grant amounting to `3527.45 crores had been paid to 24 central universities and one medical
college during the reporting year.
• An amount of `1019.39 Lakhs was released to Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Maulana Azad
National Urdu University, Dr. B R Ambedkar University, Jamia Hamdard (Deemed University) for setting up
Residential Coaching Academies for Minorities/SCs/STs and Women.
• An amount of `20.00 lakh was released to Maulana Azad National Urdu University for Maulana Abdul Kalam
Azad Chair and `25.00 Lakhs released to Baba Sahab Bhim Rao Ambedkar University for establishment of
Ambedkar Chair.
• An amount of `1.80 lakh was released to Central University of Punjab under the scheme of Special Honorarium
to the Teachers who are fellows of at least two of the four specified Academies during the XI Plan.
• A Grant of `4060.94 lakhs was released to Central Universities for implementation of OBC reservation
policy.
• A One-time additional grant of `21788.50 lakh was provided to 7 Central Universities for Infrastructure
Development.
• An amount of `25.00 crore was released for implementation of the recommendations of the Sachar
Committee.
• The Union HRD Minister Smt. Simrti Z. Irani graced the two-day retreat of Vice-Chancellors of Central
Universities held at Chandigarh on 12-13 September, 2014. Highlight of the retreat are:
- A Group was constituted for developing a framework for the National Ranking System.
- The Council of Industry-Higher Education Collaboration (CIHEC) is being operationalized.
- 100 Centres of skilling excellence called Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human
Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) Centres will be established.
- A Working Group was constituted to frame the Guidelines on the following:
- Common admissions, common curricula, students’ mobility, Faculty Mobility, National System of Credit
Transfer.
- Global initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)
- Digital India initiative of SWAYM (Study Web of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) through
the MOOC’s platform
- National Eligibility has been launched to ensure Wi-Fi enabled Higher Education.
- Campus connect program.
• A two day conference of Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of Central Universities (CUs) was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan
on 4-5 February, 2015. The VCs adopted a detailed set of recommendations on five agenda items of the
conference, namely (1) Steps to create an eco-system for research and innovation (2) Capacity development
of faculty, alumni participation and use of technology (3) deepening engagement of Central Universities with
Community (4) Creating international and national networks for quality education and (5) adoption of Choice
Based Credit System.

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• The UGC has sanctioned for expansion and strengthening of teacher education in 19 Central Universities for
which approval was given for various teaching and non-teaching posts and during XII Plan an amount of
`110.00 crore was also sanctioned and released to these Central Universities, out of which an amount of
`35.00 crore was released during 2013-2014. At present 36 Central Universities have schools/departments of
education offering various pre services and other teacher education programmes.
• The UGC has conveyed its approval for establishment of Centres for Endangered Languages to the following 9
Central Universities :- Tezpur University,Rajiv Gandhi University, Sikkim University, Indira Gandhi National
Tribal University, Central University of Jharkhand, Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya, Central University of
Karnataka, Central University of Kerala and Visva Bharati.
• The UGC will provide financial assistanceof `5.00 lakh to each University for establishment and strengthening
of Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQACs) in them.
• The UGC has also decided that no Higher Educational Institution or its Faculties, Schools, Departments,
Centres or any other units therein, by whatever name called, shall be eligible for applying or receiving financial
assistance from the Commission from 1st April, 2016 onwards, under any of its schemes without their having
undergone assessment and accreditation on or before 31st December,2015.
• Out of 39 Central Universities, 13 Central Universities have obtained the NAAC accreditation. 9 Central
Universities have obtained the accreditation earlier, but accreditation period is over and applied for re-
accreditation. 11 Central Universities have applied first time for accreditation, 6 Central Universities have yet
to apply for accreditation.
• The UGC has framed guidelines for Establishment of Centres of Fostering Social Responsibility and Community
Engagement in Universities during the XII Plan Period.
• The UGC has formulated a scheme of granting special Heritage Status to Universities which have completed
100 years of their existence and are entitled for assistance with a one time lampsum grant of `10.00 crore during
the XII Plan.
• As on 31st March, 2015, there were 534 State and State Private Universities set up under laws enacted by
the legislatures of various states. But the UGC has made budgetary allocation of `2069.95 Crores for Plan
(Development) Grants to only 156 State Universities, excluding agricultural and medical universities. During
the XII Plan, eligible 156 State Universities had been provided Development Grant Assistance of `827.98
crores.
• During the XIIth Plan 137 State Universities are assisted with `2195.67 lakhs under coaching scheme for SCs/
STs/OBCs (Non Creamy Layer)/Minorities.
• During the XIIth Plan 116 State Universities are assisted with `60.75 lakhs under the scheme of Equal
Opportunity Cell.
• The UGC has introduced a new scheme “Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat” during 2014-15. The Universities
shall utilise the General Development grant for this purpose which has been already allocated to the State
Universities.
• During the financial year 2014-15 an amount of `40,03,93,965/- has been sanctioned to State Universities
under General Development Assistance Scheme.
• An amount of `33,59,95,600/- was sanctioned to University of Kashmir, Srinagar, towards Establishment of
various campuses of the University .
• An amount of `20,00,00,000/- was sanctioned to Calcutta University towards special grant on the occasion of
150 years of its establishment for the purpose of Research in Nano-Science & Nano-Technology.
• An amount of `15,71,07,242/- was sanctioned to Anna University towards Non-plan Maintenance grant under
Specific Programme for approved P.G. Courses.
• An amount of `2,00,00,000/- was sanctioned to Mumbai University, Mumbai towards 102nd Indian Science
Congress.

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• An amount of `1,31,83,97,040/- was sanctioned to Panjab University, Chandigarh, towards Non-Plan grant.
• As on 31.03. 2015, there had been 128 Deemed Universities. Out of these 128, the UGC has been providing Plan
grants to 18 Deemed Universities and both Development & Maintenance grants to 10 Deemed universities.
• The UGC has released an amount of ` 5445.04 lakh to Deemed to be Universities during the year 2014-15 under
the General Development Assistance Scheme.
• An amount of `24792.94 lakh has been released during the year 2014-15 under the Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance
Grant) to 10 Deemed Universities.

4. Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges


• The focus of Development Assistance to colleges has been on supporting the teaching – learning process by
upgrading basic infrastructure. Emphasis has been on the expansion and consolidation of facilities in the existing
institutions, improvement of standards through modernization, rationalization and diversification of UG courses
especially to relate them to career opportunities. Setting up new colleges in educationally backward areas where
adequate facilities do not exist is also one of the priorities of the Commission.
• As on 31st March, 2015, there were 40760 colleges in the country. Out of these, only 9940 colleges are recognized
up to 31-03-2015 under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, constituting 24% of the total number of colleges. Out
of 9940 only 8201 are eligible to receive grants from the UGC under Section 12B of the UGC Act. All the
schemes/programmes relating to the college sector are being implemented through the UGC Regional Offices
located at Hyderabad, Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Bangalore.
• During 2014-15, as many as 5371 eligible colleges were assisted to the extent of `609.90 crores under the
College General Development scheme of XII Plan.
• During the year 2014-15, the UGC Regional Offices released a grant of `104.22 crore to 430 beneficiaries
(colleges) under the scheme of construction of Women’s Hostesl.
• During the year 2014-15, the Regional offices released agrant of `33.02 crore under the scheme of Autonomous
Colleges to 171 beneficiaries (colleges).
• During the year 2014-15, the Regional Offices released a grant of `44.29 crore in Sciences and `31 crore in
Humanities under the Scheme of Minor Research Project for Teachers to 2375 Teachers in Sciences & 2785
Teachers in Humanities.
• During the year 2014-15, the Regional Offices had approved as many as 2455 proposals for organizing Seminars/
Symposia/Workshops, etc., and had released `21.58 crores to the eligible colleges.
• During the year 2014-15, the Regional offices released a grant of `34.31 crore to 1473 beneficiaries (Teachers)
under the scheme of Faculty Development Programme.
• The UGC has taken a policy decision to direct all colleges to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell for which
it has decided t0 provide `3.00 lakh as seed money to each college to meet the establishment and strengthening
expenditure of IQAC. During the year 2014-15, the Regional Offices released a grant of `8.81 crore to 321
beneficiaries (Colleges) under this Scheme.
• During the year 2014-15, the Regional Offices released a grant of `65.49 crore to 352 beneficiaries (Colleges)
under the scheme of Sports Infrastructure & Equipment in colleges.
• During the year 2014-15 , Regional Offices released a Grant of `126.56 Crores under Committed Liabilities
(old UGC Schemes) to 1404 beneficiaries Colleges
• During the year 2014-15 , UGC released a total grant of `1458.83 crores to the 53 colleges of Delhi University
and an amount of `31.49 crores to the 4 constituent colleges of Banaras Hindu University as maintenance grant
.
• Financial assistance of `170.95 Lakh was provided to 64 colleges of Delhi University towards General
Development, Women’s Hostels, Sports Infrastructure, construction of Building and Seminar/Conference/
Workshop.

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5. Quality and Excellence
• In order to achieve excellence in teaching and research, the UGC has been assisting 15 identified universities
for granting the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ (UPE). During 2014-15, no grant was
released.
• During IX Plan, the Commission approved 12 Centres with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA)
in various universities in 2002 with an objective to encourage and facilitate the chosen departments to work
together and jointly launch new innovative academic research programmes. These Centres started functioning
during the X Plan only. During XI Plan 12 Centres were also selected under CPEPA Scheme. Out of 24 Centres,
21 Centres were functioning during 2014-2015 under the Scheme. All the Centres had been reviewed and
recommended for continuation.
• To achieve excellence mainly in teaching and to initiate a research culture in colleges, the UGC has initiated
a Scheme “College with Potential for Excellence” (CPE). Presently 172 colleges are enjoying the CPE
status and 14 colleges are enjoying the “College of Excellence” (CE) status. During 2014-15, an amount of
`51,93,50,000/- was released to colleges under this Scheme.
• The Commission during the year 2001 introduced a New Scheme “Establishment of New Centres/Institutes of
Excellence” in studies and research on various inter-disciplinary areas. At present only one centre on National
Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, is running. An amount of `4.00
crore was released to the Centre during 2013-14. During XII Plan period the Scheme has been discontinued.
• The university departments of Science including Bio-Science, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and
Social Sciences are being supported financially under the Scheme of Special Assistance Programme (SAP) for
achieving excellence in research and for improving the quality of post-graduate teaching programme. During
2014-15, the number of SAP supported departments stood at 863 as compared to 919 in the previous year.
During 2014-15, the departments at various levels were financially assisted to the extent of ` 31.26 Crores.
• To provide academic freedom for potential colleges which are recognized under Section 2(f) and 12B of the
UGC Act, the UGC has been conferring autonomous status on them. Up to 31.03.2015, autonomous status had
been given to 487 colleges spread over 92 universities of 24 states. During the reporting year, the UGC Regional
Offices released grants to the extent of ` 33.02 crores to 171 Autonomous Colleges.
• A comprehensive programme for professional development of teachers through Human Resource Development
Centres (HRDC) & Regional Centre of Capacity Building (RCCB), (Academic Staff Colleges - ASC) had been
carried out in different disciplines. During the year 2014-15 a grant of ` 46.87 crores had also been released to
these Centres functioning in various universities.
• Towards the promotion of Hindi Language, the Rajbhasha Cell of the UGC had organized Essay, Noting &
Drafting and Hindi Typing competitions for its employees, conducted workshops/Hindi Pakhwara and celebrated
Hindi Divas during the reporting year. During the year 2014-15, the Commission sanctioned grants to 26
Central/State/Deemed Universities for establishment/upgradation of Departments of Hindi.
• Bilateral Exchange programmes connected with Higher Education field have been in operation with 33 countries
and 09 other academic collaboration programmes with different countries. An expenditure of ` 46.19 crore was
incurred for various programmes during the year.
• The UGC offered Raman Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Research in USA with the aim to provide excellent
opportunity to young Indian researchers and teachers. During the year 2014-15, 144 candidates were awarded
these fellowships.
• The Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Kingdom, offered 10 Commonwealth Medical
Fellowship awards to enable promising faculty members in Universities and medical colleges in India to do
research work.
• The UGC invited applications from Indian students to pursue Graduate, Post-Graduate & Doctoral Studies in
Hungary. Selection will be done by the Hungarian Scholarship Board.
• For Exchange of Scientists Programme with Germany, four candidates were selected during 2014.

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• Under Project based Personal Exchange Programme (PPP) workedout by the UGC and the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD), three candidates were selected during 2014.
• The UGC recommended two candidates for South Asian Insitute, Heidelberg Fellowship award during 2014.
• During 2014, one Indian scholar was provided financial assistance under the scheme of Travel Grant to teachers
to visit foreign countries for collection of material for research.
• Under the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Thematic Partnership, 10 joint research
proposals received from Universities were approved during the year 2014-15.
• During 2014-15, four Joint Research proposals have been approved under the Indo US 21st Century knowledge
initiative for strengthening Educational partnership between India and the United States of America.
• Under Indo-New Zealand Joint Research Projects, 7 Projects were approved during the year 2014.
• Under Indo-Israel Joint Research Programme, the UGC and Israel Science Foundation (ISF) invited proposals
for Joint –Research Project and approved 21 projects in the year 2014.
• The Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Research (INCP) is a new initiative
that aims at enhancing higher education links between India and Norway. A MoU on cooperation in higher
education and on the Agreement on Academic Cooperation between the University Grants Commission and the
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) was signed on February 14, 2014. Under
the INCP 13 projects were selected in the year 2014.
• Australia-India-Educational Council (AIEC) awarded one project on student mobility to Jammia Millia Islamia
University, New Delhi.
• During the year 2014, 55 beneficiaries got the Joint Research Projects (consolidated).
• The UGC conducts a National Test (NET) twice a year for eligibility for Assistant Professorship and Junior
Research Fellowship to ensure minimum standards for entrants in teaching and research. UGC NET held in
December, 2014, was outsourced to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The NET examination
is being conducted in 79 subjects at 89 Centres spread across the country. On 29th June, 2014 and 28th Dec.,
2014 UGC NET, 5.39 lakh and 6.20 lakh candidates appeared for eligibility for Assistant Professor and out of
these candidates 30,229 (5.61%) and 35,731 (5.76%) qualified respectively. 3.71 lakh and 4.23 lakh candidates
appeared for Junior Research Fellowship and out of these candidates 4795 (1.29%) and 3702 (0.88%) qualified
respectively. The CSIR, on behalf of the UGC, has been conducting NET in five Science subjects. In June 2014
and December 2014 Joint CSIR–UGC NET, 1200 and 781 candidates qualified for the UGC-JRF and 2793
and 2097 candidates qualified for lectureship only. An expenditure of ` 16.25crores was incurred on conducting
the UGC – NET and on all ancillary activities of the NET Bureau.
• The Commission has also granted accreditation to states/group of states for conducting State Eligibility Test
(SET). The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) for lectureship prior to 1st June, 2002,
are exempted from appearing in the NET Examination. For SET examinations scheduled in or after June, 2002,
the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer/Assistant Professor only in the Universities/
Colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET Examination.
• In the year 2014-15, the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (jointly), Gujarat, Karnataka, North Eastern
States, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and West Bengal had conducted SET examinations successfully. The expenditure
for conducting SET is borne by the respective states.
• Under Travel Grant Scheme, 744 college teachers/librarians and 8 Vice-Chancellors had availed this facility for
presenting their research papers in International Conferences during the reporting year. The financial assistance
is paid for their foreign travel, registration fee, residence allowance, etc. The permanent teachers/ librarians
once in three years and Vice Chancellors, Commission Members and UGC Officers once in two years can avail
this facility. An amount of ` 9.00 crores had been paid to the beneficiaries during the reporting year.
• Seven Inter-University Centres (IUCs) set up as autonomous centres under Section 12(ccc) of the UGC
Act are functioning in Indian Universities System to provide common facilities, services, and programmes to
universities and research institutions, etc. by offering expertise in each field and providing access to the state-

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of-the–art equipment and excellent library facilities. During the reporting year, the UGC had paid an amount of
`63.84 crores under Plan and `89.48 crores under Non-Plan to the six Inter-University Centres.
• The UGC has established 4 National Facility Centres in selected Universities and assisted them regularly.
During the XII Plan the UGC released a grant of `3.15 crore to these Centres.

6. Promotion of Research
• The main objective of the scheme of “Research Projects for Teachers” is to promote excellence in research in
higher education by supporting research programmes of University/College teachers in various disciplines. The
emphasis is on such areas that cut across disciplines and subjects such as Health, Gerontology, Environment,
Nano-technology, Biotechnology, Stress Management, WTO and its impact on economy, etc. and other areas
as would be identified by subject experts. The maximum ceilings for Major Research Projects in Science and
Humanities including Engg./Tech./Medical/Pharmacy/Agriculture & Social Sciences including languages, Arts
and Law etc are `20.00 lakhs and `15.00 lakhs respectively. Even retired teachers upto the age of 70 may
undertake research projects. During the year 2014-15, 603 Major Research Projects in Science & Engineering
including Pharmacy & Medical, 414 Major Research Projects in Humanities, Social Science & Languages have
been recommended. A grant of `31.31 crore and `16.39 crores respectivelywas released .
• The scheme of Research Awards is for permanent teachers of eligible Universities and Institutions to do full-
time independent research for two years in their respective area of specialization without undertaking any
research guidance. Teachers who are doctorates and are under 45 years of age are considered for the award. The
selection of awardees is made for 100 slots in alternative years for all disciplines. An expenditure of `15.48
crores had been incurred towards payment to the awardees during 2014-15.
• To attract meritorious scientists of Indian origin, who may be working abroad, in order to promote high quality
research, the scheme of Research Scientists was initiated and implemented in 1983. At present, 67 Research
Scientists are working in various institutions. During 2014-2015, an expenditure of `10.10 crores had been
incurred towards the salary and contingencies of these Research Scientists.
• The objective of Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST scheme is to provide fellowships to SC/ST candidates
for doing advanced research in their chosen areas. The SC/ST candidates who have obtained a doctoral degree,
have published research work to their credit and have already shown evidence of independent research work
are eligible. The fellowship is for five years. The revised rate of fellowship amount is `38,800/- p.m. for first
2 years and `46,500 p.m. third year onwards with contingency amount of `50,000/- p.a. An expenditure of
`11.63 crores had been incurred towards payment to the selected 100 SC/ST Post-doctoral fellows against 100
slots during the reporting year.
• For the unemployed women, holding Ph.D. degrees and intending to pursue post-doctoral research on full-time
basis, the UGC has been providing 100 fellowships per annum with the fellowship amount of `38,800/- p.m.
for fresh candidates, and `46,500/- p.m. after 2 years and contingency amount of `50,000/- p.a. for five years.
During the reporting year, an expenditure of `20.67. crores had been incurred towards payment to the women
fellows.
• A new Scheme viz. Dr.S. Radha Krishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women in Humanities & Social Sciences
including languages provides an opportunity to carry out advanced studies and research in Indian Universities
& Colleges. The total number of slots available under the Scheme are 100 per year. The fellowship amount is
`38,800/- p.m. for first 2 years, `46,500/- after 2nd year and with contingency amount of `50,000/- p.a. 180
candidates have been selected during 2014-15. An amount of `2.17 crore had been disbursed.
• A new scheme of Post-Doctoral Fellowship named after Dr. D.S.Kothari has been implemented for the Science
Stream. Till date 1588 candidates have been awarded and 875 PDFs are in position. During 2014-15, an amount
of `26.93 crores had been released to the fellows working in various institutions.
• With a view to providing opportunity for continuance of research contributions in Basic Science Research by
talented Science and Technology teachers who are nearing superannuation in state universities, the UGC started
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Professors in Science & Technology in departments of universities are eligible. The fellowship carries an
amount of `46,500/- p.m. which is exclusive of pension and/or other retirement benefits. During 2014-15, an
amount of `3.74 crores was released to 59 BSR Faculty Fellows:
• The Emeritus Fellowship Scheme is for providing an opportunity to superannuated teachers upto the age of
70 years, of all recognized Universities to pursue active research in their respective field of specialization.
The number of slots available under the scheme is 100 for Science streams and 100 for Humanities & Social
Sciences every alternative year at any given time basis. The honorarium for Fellow is `31,000/- p.m. for two
years with contingency amount of `50,000/- p.a. During 2014-15, an expenditure of `4.67 crores had been
incurred towards payment to the Emeritus Fellows.
• Under the scheme of Junior Research Fellowships (Indian Nationals) Fellowships have been provided to the
candidates who qualify UGC NET conducted by either UGC or CSIR. The JRF carries the fellowship amount
of `25,000/- p.m. for first two years and `28,000/- p.m. for the remaining period with annual contingency
amounts.
• On the basis of evaluation of proposals by the Expert Committtee, UGC select 20 Foreign Nationals for Junior
Research Fellowship such as Students & Teachers from Developing Countries of Asia / Africa & Latin America
who wants to pursue M.Phil/ Ph.D in Indian Universities . Fellowship will be given for a period of 4 years.
• In the year under Report an expenditure of `433.00 crores was incurred under the JRF/RA for Sciences,
Humanities and Social Sciences.
• To minimize the social disparities in Higher Education, the UGC provides 2667 Rajiv Gandhi National
Fellowships to SC/ST candidates every year (2000 for SC and 667 for ST) to undertake advanced studies and
Research leading to M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees. The pattern of fellowship is the same as for JRF. During 2014-2015,
an expenditure of `149.58 crores for SC fellows and `46.61 crores for ST Fellows had been incurred under the
scheme.
• The objective of Maulana Azad National Fellowship is to provide integrated 5 year fellowships in the form of
financial assistance to students from minority communities as notified by the Central Government, to pursue
higher studies such as M.Phil and Ph.D. The number of slots available to students is 756 every year. The rate
of fellowship will be on a par with the other UGC fellowships. During 2014-15, 756 candidates were selected
from different states and an expenditure of `65.21 crores had been incurred.
• The UGC has been entrusted with the implementation of the Scheme of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for
students with Disabilities by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment since 2012 to provide opportunities
to students with disabilities for pursuing higher education leading to degrees such as M.Phil and Ph.D. The
Fellowship amount is on a par with other JRF Schemes. During the year 2014-15, 300 slots were allotted.
Payment to the scholars is made by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability
Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
• The UGC has been entrusted with the implementation of the scheme of National Fellowship for students of
Other Backward Classes (OBC) since 2014. There are 300 slots for award of Fellowships every year for all
subjects. The Fellowship amount is on a par with other UGC Fellowships. The Scheme is funded by Ministry
of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi.
• Keeping Swami Vivekananda’s ideas on women, and to achieve and promote girls’ education, the UGC has
introduced Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for research in Social Sciences during 2014-15.
The Fellowship amount is ` 12,400 p.m. for first two years and `15,500/- p.m. for next two years. 65 candidates
have been selected during 2014-15. An amount of `1.50 crore has been released to Canara Bank for making
payment in favour of selected candidates `4.46 lakh has been disbursed.
• The “Research Fellowships in Sciences for Meritorious Students” scheme has been implemented with an
aim to provide opportunities to meritorious candidates to undertake advanced studies and research leading to
Ph.D. degrees in Sciences. The candidates who are registered for Ph.D. in Science subjects in Universities with
Potential for Excellence/Centres with Potential for Excellence/Centres of Advanced Studies and Departments

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of Special Assistance identified by the UGC are eligible. The tenure of the Fellowship is initially for two years
and it can be extended to three more years based on the evaluation of work done by the Fellow. The financial
assistance initially is to the extent of `21,700/- p.m. as Fellowship amount and `12,000/-p.a. as contingency for
the first two years. In case of the extension it shall be ` 24,800/- p.m. for the next three years and contingency
amount of `25,000/- per annum. Up to the end of 2014-15, 9300 Research Fellowships had been allocated to
SAP/Non-SAP Departments and 8145 JRFs are in position. During 2014-15, a total grant of `75.65 crores had
been released.
• A new scheme viz. Post-graduate Scholarships for SC/ST Students in Professional Courses has been implemented
keeping in view the social background of the candidates from deprived sections of the society and to provide
them an opportunity to undertake post-graduate level studies. The number of slots is 1000 per year.
• The purpose of the scheme of PG studies named “Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child” is to promote
girls’ education by providing support through scholarships to such girls who happen to be the only child in
their families and also providing an incentive for the parents to observe small family norms. Girls who have
taken admission in Master’s degree programme in any recognized university or a PG College are eligible. The
duration of scholarship is for a period of two years with the scholarship amount of ` 3,100/- p.m. (for 10 months
a year). All eligible students will get the scholarship. As many as 3192 girls had been selected for the academic
session 2014-16 and an expenditure of `8.46 crores had been incurred towards payment to scholarship holders
during 2014-15.
• To help the graduate students pursue PG studies in higher educational institutions, the UGC has been providing
PG Scholarships for GATE qualified students of M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm. programmmes with Scholarship
amount of `12,000/- p.m. (60% above in all Semesters) and a contingency grant of `5,000/- p.a. An expenditure
of `17.42 crore incurred during the year 2014-15.
• With an objective to promote and nurture talented students to pursue PG education, the scheme of PG Merit
Scholarship for university Rank Holders at undergraduate level is implemented from 2005-06 onwards. The
awardees under the scheme can pursue their PG subjects (professional courses are not covered) in any area of
specialization as also in any institution of higher learning in the country. The first and second rank holders in
general courses and only first rank holders in Honours Courses are eligible for the scholarship. The duration of
scholarship is two years with scholarship amount of `3100/- p.m. (for 10 months a year). 976 candidates had
been selected and an expenditure of `2.87 crores had been incurred under the scheme during 2014-15.
• To promote Higher Education in North Eastern Region (NER) the UGC has decided to launch “Ishan Uday”
Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region from academic session 2014-15. The rate of scholarship
is `5,400/- p.m. for General Degree Courses & `7,800/- for Technical and Professional Degree courses with
effect from 01.12.2014. 10,000 candidates are selected under the Scheme . The process of payment is made
directly by Canara Bank as per agreement (MoU) made between UGC & Canara Bank
• During the XII Plan the UGC has introduced a Scheme to provide financial assistance to Medal Winners in
National Games or participants in recognized international sporting events and elite sportspersons who are
studying in Universities/Colleges for full-time regular courses. An amount of `40.00 lakh has been reimbursed
during 2014-15 to the 70 beneficiaries under the Scheme.
• Based on the recommendations of the Empowered Committee for Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities
the following Schemes are being implemented by the UGC :
• To strengthen high quality research in Science-related disciplines at internationally competitive levels and to
promote innovative teaching in universities through induction of fresh talent in an academic faculty, a Faculty
Recharage Programme is initiated. Under it, 200 positions are to be induced initially in the ratio 80:80:40
(Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors). It is open to fresh as well as in-service teachers. Initially,
the tenure is for a period of five years and it can go upto the age of superannuation, subject to review every five
years. For this purpose, a Cell had been established in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a National
Coordinator had been appointed to initiate the process of selection of teachers. At present 163 faculties have
been selected out of which 77 are in position. During 2014-15, `6.92 crores were released in respect of salaries
and start up grant to 72 selectees from various Universities/Colleges.

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• As many as 10 departments were approved by the Empowered Committee for the establishment of Network
Research Centres under the BSR programme, `7.61 crore had been released For two departments during
2014-15.
• Under the scheme Start-up Grant for newly recruited faculty, all teachers who are newly appointed at the level
of Assistant Professor with Ph.D degree and a minimum of two research publications in approved/cited journals
are eligible to receive financial support. 425 newly appointed faculty members have benefitted. An amount of
`25.48 crores was released during the year 2014-15 under the Scheme.
• UGC provides a ‘One-Time Grant to Teachers’ under BSR Programme to pursue their research in their
specialized areas. A teacher who has at least two years of service before the date of superannuation, a minimum
of 15 Ph.D.s produced during the service period and at least five Ph.Ds during the last five years, and who
has completed at least five sponsored research projects funded by National/International funding agencies, is
eligible for support under the Scheme. A teacher is provided `7.00 lakhs for his/her research work. During
2014-15, an amount of `2.18 crores had been released to 33 teachers who are pursuing their research in various
universities/institutions.
• During 2014-15, a total grant of `9.30 crores had been provided to eligible colleges/university departments for
strengthening infrastructure required for the component of research at PG level in Sciences.

7. Gender and Social Equity


• The objective of the scheme of Development of Women Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges and Capacity
Building & Women Managers in Higher Education is to strengthen and sustain the Women Studies Centres in
universities by establishing them as statutory departments in the university system, as also to facilitate their
own capacity to network with other constituents such that they are mutually reinforcing as well as synergizing
one another and also to increase the participation of Women in Higher Education Management for better gender
balance. The thrust is to develop field projects for action, research, evaluation and enhancement of knowledge
and partnership across boundaries of caste/class/religion, community and occupation and to involve many more
people and many more organizations in the network as well as to ensure that the focus and the quality of
this newly emerging discipline is maintained. Up to 31.03.2015, as many as 153 Women Study Centres had
been established and functioning in the university system. 205 Sensitization/Awareness/Motivation (SAM),
22 training of Trainers (ToT), 13 Management Skill Enhancement Module (MSEM) & 5 Refresher workshops
have been organized by various Universities and Centres. Grant of ` 9.54 crores has been released during the
year 2014-15.
• To support research on the issue of Social Exclusion and Inclusion, which has theoretical as well as policy
importance, the UGC has established teaching-cum-research centres in Universities called Centres for Study
of Social Exclusion and Inclusion Policy. As on 31.03.2015, as many as 35 Centres are functioning in 35
universities. UGC released a grant of `777.00 lakh under the Scheme during 2014-15.
• The Commission has been providing financial assistance to universities for the establishment of SC/ST Cells
to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy for SC/ST in admissions, recruitment of both
teaching & non-teaching staff, etc. in universities. Revised Guidelines of the Scheme for XII Plan are under the
consideration of the Commission.
• The SC/ST Cell of the UGC monitors the effective implementation of the Reservation Policy for SC , ST and
PWD candidates in admissions, and teaching and non-teaching posts in universities and colleges. A Standing
Committee on SC/ST has been constituted to oversee the effective implementation of the reservation policy in
universities and colleges.
• The UGC provides financial assistance for conducting special classes outside the regular time table to enable
students belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Minority Communities who need remedial/NET-SET
Examination/Entry into Service Coaching to come to the required level. A grant of `2195.67 lakh was released
to 137 State Universities during XII Plan period under Coaching Scheme for SCs/STs/OBC (Non-Creamy
Layer)/Minorities . The UGC constituted an expert committee to study the impact of such coaching schemes

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• To make Colleges and Universities more responsive to the needs and constraints of the disadvantaged social
groups, the UGC had planned to establish Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) in them. A grant of `60.75 lakh was
released to 116 Universities during XII Plan.
• With an aim of not ignoring persons with disabilities in the Higher Education System and with an objective
to develop courses for special teachers and counselors and also to provide facilities in various forms for the
differently abled persons, the UGC had been implementing two schemes viz. Teacher Preparation in Special
Education (TEPSE) and Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN). These schemes are now
looked after by a separate cell in the UGC and grants are being released by the Cell.

8. Relevant and Value Based Education


• The objective of the programme of Career Orientation to Education is to introduce career and market oriented,
skill enhancing add-on courses that have utility for job, self-employment and empowerment of the students.
Under this programme, the UGC has been assisting eligible institutions to the tune of ` 7.00 lakhs per course
for Humanities and Commerce and ` 10.00 lakhs per course for Science Streams as one-time seed money for
five years towards purchase of books and journals, lab and other equipment, remuneration to guest faculty, etc.
The Colleges/ Universities are required to opt for need based three courses only. 522 Colleges/Universities
were approved for financial assistance for approved courses in the month of February,2013, 353 Colleges/
Universities have been provided funds during 2014-15. A total grant ` 28.32 crore was released during
2014-15.
• To promote holistic understanding of the areas outside India with its cultural, social, economic and strategic
specificities and to provide critical input to the policy makers particularly in India’s economic, strategic and
political interests, the UGC has been identifying universities from time to time for establishing Area Study
Centres. As on 31.03.2015, 8 Centres were working (for the period 01.04.2011 to 31.04.2016) and 40 centres
were working (for the period 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2019) under the Area Studies Programme.
• To acquaint teachers and students with the thoughts and ideas of great social thinkers of India, there are 404
Study Centres established in various Universities/Colleges. A total grant of ` 6.98 crores were released during
2014-15.
• For introduction of an under-graduate degree, post-graduate degree, diploma and certificate courses as well
as for holding seminars, symposia and workshops on Human Rights and Duties Education and for spreading
awareness among the teachers, students and public, the UGC has been providing financial assistance to various
Universities and Colleges under Human Rights Education Scheme. 244 Universities/Colleges have benefitted
during 2014-15 under the scheme. During the XIIth Plan 2012-17 (2014-15) `4.43 crore was released.

9. Integration of Information and Communication Technologies


• As part of E-Governance, E-Office has been implemented in the UGC to create paperless environment as regards
receipt and movement of files, etc. During the year under report, a training programme has been organized for
UGC officials upto the level of Joint Secretary. NIC is developing web based online applications for the XII
Plan Schemes of the UGC.
• For developing courseware e-content in post-graduate subjects across all disciplines, the UGC has constituted
a Standing Committee to prepare blueprints and to observe the entire operation of the scheme. The task of
development of e-content has been entrusted to INFLIBNET. The e-content so developed would be available in
open access through a Learning Management System (LMS) set up at INFLIBNET Centre as well as through
Sakshat Portal. The total cost incurred in the project during 2014-15 is `9.08 crores.
• The UGC has taken mapping of the Universities in reference to (a) Universities connected with Digital Fibre (b)
Universities having LAN (c) Universities having Wi-Fi facility. 636 Universities responded and it was found
that (i) 89% of universities are connected with Optical Fibre (ii) 92% of universities have LAN and (iii) 85%
of universities haveWi-Fi facility.

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• The UGC’s Information & Statistics Bureau is using the portal (http://aishe.gov.in) developed by NIC for
Collection & Compilation of Statistical Data of Students Enrolment, Teaching Staff, etc.

10. New Initiatives


• The UGC has launched the scheme of Community Colleges on Pilot basis during the year 2013-14. The main
objective of the scheme is to offer low cost, high quality education locally which encompasses both traditional
skill development as well as traditional course work, thereby providing opportunities to the learner to move
directly to employment sector or to move to the Higher Education sector. 157 Community Colleges were
approved under the scheme during 2014-15 (16 in Universities &141 in colleges). An amount of `35.89 crores
was released during the year 2014-15.
• The UGC has launched a scheme on skill development based higher education as a part of College/University
education leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) Degree with multiple entry and exit option such as Diploma/
Advance Diploma under the NSQF. 127 Universities & Colleges (20 Universities + 107 Colleges) have been
approved under the Scheme and grant of `80.64 crores was released during the year 2014-15.
• The Ministry of Human Resource Development vide its order dated 29th Dec,2012 issued directives under section
20(1) of the UGC Act, 1956 with regard to regulation, maintenance of standards and according recognition in
respect of Distance Education Programmes conducted by institutions of higher education. The UGC has taken
several steps on these directions. During the year 2014-15, 157 Universities/Institutions were recognized to
offer programmes through Distance Education mode and an amount of `1557.50 lakh was released to 7 State
Open Universities as Development Grant.
• CBCS is the part of the numerous measures taken by UGC to enhance academic standards and quality in higher
education through innovation and improvements in curriculum, teaching-learning process, examination and
evaluation system. Under CBCS, universities are requested to shift from numerical marking system, which is
followed presently in Universities, to grading system of evaluation.

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1
Introduction
1.1 Legend
The University Grants Commission (UGC) came into existence on 28th December, 1953 and became a statutory body
of Government of India by an Act of Parliament in 1956, for the coordination, determination, and maintenance of
standards of university education.
• As per the Section 18 of the UGC Act, the Commission shall prepare once every year an Annual Report giving
a true and full account of its activities during the 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.
• The Commission consists of the Chairman , Vice-Chairman and ten members (Secretary-Education, Secretary-
Expenditure, 8 other members) appointed/ nominated by the Government of India. The Secretary, UGC, headed
the Commission’s Secretariat with 557 working staff including 89 Group ‘A’ and 251 Group ‘B’ officers and
206 Group ‘C’ officials. Out of working staff strength, 28.01 % are women, 18.67 % Scheduled Caste, 4.67 %
Scheduled Tribe employees.
• The UGC has decentralized its functioning by opening seven Regional Offices in the country since 1994,
in a phased manner, for easy access and speedy release of grants and implementation of various schemes/
programmes relating to college sector.
• The main objective of the Twelfth Plan (2012-2017) of UGC is to expand enrolment in higher education with
quality, inclusiveness and relevance with academic reforms. The target of 30% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER)
is set for XII Plan and it is being achieved by adopting the dual strategy of increasing the number of educational
institutions and enhancing the intake capacity of the existing institutions.

1.1(a) Role and Organization of UGC


The University Grants Commission which came into existence on 28th December, 1953 became a statutory body
of Government of India by an Act of Parliament in 1956. Section 12 of the UGC Act provides that the Commission
shall, in consultation with the universities concerned, take all such steps as it may think fit for the promotion and
coordination of university education and for the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination
and research.
The UGC serves as a vital link between the Union and State Governments and the institutions of higher learning.
In addition to its role of giving grants to universities and colleges, the University Grants Commission also advises
Central and State Governments on the measures necessary for the improvement of university education. It also frames
regulations such as those on the minimum standards of instruction and qualifications of teachers.
In order to accomplish the multi-dimensional objectives of higher education and in discharge of its cardinal function
of coordinating and maintaining standards of higher education, the UGC has, over the years, evolved and implemented
a wide variety of programmes for realization of the goals of higher education.

Organisational Structure
The Commission consists of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and ten other members appointed by the Central
Government. The Chairman is selected from amongst persons who are not officers of the Central Government or
of any State Government. Of the ten members, two are selected from among the officers of Central Government to
represent the Government. Not less than four, selected from amongst persons who, at the time they are selected, shall
be teachers in the Universities.

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The remaining members are selected from amongst the following 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.
The Executive Head of the UGC is the Secretary. The Commission’s Secretariat was headed by the Secretary with the
following staff during 2014-15 :
Table: 1.1(a)
Group Sanctioned Strength Total Working Out of Total Working Strength
Strength Women (%) SC (%) ST (%)
Group ‘A’ 105 89 38 09 2
(84.76%) (42.69%) (10.11%) (2.25%)
Group ‘B’ 315 251 100 56 10
(79.68%) (39.84%) (22.31%) (3.98%)
Group ‘C’ 322 206 17 36 14
(63.97%) (8.25%) (17.48%) (6.79%)
Canteen 19 11 1 3 Nil
(57.89%) (9.09%) (27.27%)
Total 761 557 156 104 26
(73.19%) (28.01%) (18.67%) (4.67%)

• In the formulation, evaluation or monitoring of programmes, the UGC seeks the help of subject experts from
Universities, Colleges, National laboratories and other Institutions.

Graph 1.1(a):The Commission’s Secretariat


Graph 1.1(a):The Commission's Sanctioned
Secretariat & Working
Sanctioned & Working Strength
Strength during 2014-15 during 2014-15
350
322
315

300

251
250 Sanctioned Strength
Working Strength
206
200
Number

150

105
100 89

50

19
11

0 Graph 1.1(b) : Level-wise working Strength of Commision's Secretariat


Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Canteen
Level

Graph 1.1(b) : Level-wise working Strength of Commision’s Secretariat


Canteen
Group ‘A’
11
89
2%
16%
Group ‘C’
206
37%

Group ‘B’
251
45%

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ORGANISATIONAL CHART, UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION

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CHAIRPERSON

VICE CHAIRPERSON

SECRETARY

FINANCIAL ADVISER

ADDL. SECRETARY DIRCTOR (Admn.)

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JOINT SECRETARY CHIEF STAT. OFFICER LEGAL ADVISER PR. SYSTEM ANALYST

DEPUTY SECRETARY SR. LIBRARY & INF. OFFICER PUBLIC RELATION & INFORMATION OFFICER ASSISTANT LEGAL ADVISER CO-ORDINATOR

UNDER SECRETARY EDUCATION OFFICER SR. STATISTICAL OFFICER LIB. & INF. OFFICER PUBLICATION OFFICER DEPUTY DIRECTOR (I.A)

JR. STATISTICAL OFFICER

ACCOUNTS OFFICER

SECTION OFFICER PRIVATE SECRETARY

JR. ACCOUNTS SR. STATISTICAL SCIENTIFIC SECURITY SR. LIB. & INF. PRODUCTION TECHNICAL ASSISTANT PERSONAL
OFFICER ASSISTANT ASST. SUPERVISER ASST. ASST. ASST. ASST.

UDC DATA ENT. OPERATOR STENOGRAPHERS MANAGER CANTEEN

LDC STAFF CAR ASST. DESPATCH RONEO ASST. PHOTO LIFT ASSISTANT HALWAI
DRIVER CARETAKER RIDER OPERATOR OPERATOR OPERATOR MANAGER

ASST. HALWAI COUPON CLERK KITCHEN CLERK/SALESMAN COOK

HOSPT. ATTNDENT JR. RONEO OPERATOR

MTS
Regional Offices
The UGC has established seven Regional Offices at Hyderabad, Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangalore and
Delhi for implementation of various schemes/programmes relating to college sector. The Northern Regional Office is
operated from UGC office at 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi. List of Regional Offices and the States from where
colleges are covered by them are as under:
S.No. Regional Office States/Union Territories covered
1. South Eastern Regional Office (SERO), Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andman& Nicobar,
Puducherry
2. Western Regional Office (WRO), Pune Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Dadar& Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
3. Central Regional Office (CRO), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh
4. North Eastern Regional Office (NERO), Guwahati Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh,
Nagaland
5. Eastern Regional Office ( ERO), Kolkata West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Sikkim, Jharkhand
6. South Western Regional Office (SWRO), Bangalore Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep
7. Northern Regional Office Bureau (NRCB), Delhi Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh

1.2 About the Twelfth Plan


Higher education is the chief instrument for ensuring the upward mobility of the people and the advancement of the
country. The Indian higher education system is being supported by assistance under each Plan. The University Grants
Commission sponsored a number of studies on various dimensions of higher education in the country in order to
develop necessary information base as a source material to prepare a report on approach and strategy for the Twelfth
Plan. The studies are related to Expansion, Inclusiveness, Quality and Finance. The information generated by these
studies has been used for preparation of perspective of the XII Plan and the findings have helped in shaping its goals
and objectives.
The main objective of the XII Plan is to expand enrolment in higher education with inclusiveness, quality and relevant
education along with necessary academic reforms in the university/college system. Thus, the main focus has been
on expansion and access to higher education through increasing institutional capacity and enhancement of intake
capacity, promotion of inclusive education through equal access to various groups in higher education, undertaking
academic and governance reforms, etc.
A target of 30 % Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) by 2017 from 15 % in 2012 was set for the XII Plan. The fifteen per
cent net increase was sought to be achieved through a dual strategy that includes increasing the number of educational
institutions and enhancing the intake capacity of the existing institutions.
The main objectives of the XII Plan are as follows:-
a) To help increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) from the level of about 15 % to 30 % by the end of XII
Plan;
b) Expansion of educational capacity in terms of number of universities, colleges and other institutions to meet the
target of 30 % GER;
c) To increase the enrolment ratio in districts that suffer from less access to higher education;
d) To increase the enrolment of educationally backward groups and enhance inclusiveness;
e) To promote quality and excellence;
f) To promote relevant education;
g) To promote the use of information and communication technology and focussing on other related issues;
h) To undertake reforms in admission, examination and evaluation systems in the universities and colleges;
i) To improve the work efficiency of the UGC through computerization in its internal working and inter-connectivity
with educational institutions, including the improvement in human resources in the UGC;
j) To improve the data base and research capabilities in order to strengthen the education policies and programs
on sound basis and to create a proper institutional set up.

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The Commission in its meeting held on 10.05.2013 has approved the allocation of `19800 crore. The Plan
Allocation for UGC has been divided into six broad sectors as given below:
(` In Crores)
Support for Central Universities `10500.00
Support to Deemed Universities under the Central Govt. `300.00
State Universities `2048.00
Regional Office, NRCB and Delhi Colleges `2026.00
UGC Schemes `4200.00
New State Universities and Colleges to be included nder 12B Teacher/Student Centric Schemes to Self-financed `726.00
Universities/Colleges, New IUCs, Innovation Universities, Promotion of Sports and Other new schemes likely to be
launched and other miscellaneous programmes.
Total ` 19800.00

Graph 1.2 : Sector-wise XII Plan Allocation (` in Crore)


UGCSchemes
4200
21%

NewStateUniversitiesand
Collegestobeincluded
under12B,Teacher/Student
CentricSchemestoSelf
financedUniversities/
Colleges,NewIUCs
innovation
Universities,Promotionof
sportsandOtherNew
Schemes.
726
4%
SupportforCentral
Universities
RegionalOffices/NRCB 10500
DelhiColleges 53%
2026
10%

StateUniversities SupporttoDeemed
2048 Universitiesunderthe
10% CentralGovt.
300
2%

It has been decided to discontinue the following schemes with effect from the financial year 2013-2014.
1. Lifelong Learning & Extension;
2. Innovative Programmes;
3. Establishment/upgradation of Computer Centres;
4. Development Assistance for upgradation of existing and new management departments in universities;
5. UGC-info-net connectivity programme;
6. UGC-info-net Digital Library Consortium;
7. UGC-Network Resource Centres;
8. Jubilee, Centenary grants to Colleges;
9. Setting up of Media Centres/affiliated media centres;
10. Centres under New Scheme.
The following schemes have been grouped with other schemes:
1. Human Rights & Duties Education (HRDE)- grouped with General Development Assistance (GDA);
2. Capacity Building of Women Managers- grouped with Women Study Centres;
3. Promotion of Yoga Education- grouped with Promotion of Sports;

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4. ENCORE- grouped with GDA;
5. Instrumentation Maintenance Facilities- grouped with GDA;
6. Development of sports infrastructure and equipment in universities and colleges- grouped with Promotion of
Sports;
7. Appointment/honorarium of Guest/Part-time teachers-grouped with GDA.
The expenditure incurred/to be incurred towards the above seven schemes shall be met from the Head of those schemes
with which these have been grouped.
The Commission has also decided to continue or launch the following new schemes during the XII Plan:
(i) Medal Winners
(ii) Incentives for Resource Mobilization
1.3 Special Cells Functioning in the UGC
(a) Right to Information Act (RIA) Cell
The University Grants Commission is an autonomous body under MHRD and provides information to the applicants
under Right to Information Act, 2005. The RIA cell receives the applications/appeals and forwards them to different
Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs)/ Appellate Authorities who have the relevant information.
• There are 24 Appellate Authorities and 39 CPIOs in the office of the UGC, including the main office, branch
offices and Regional offices.
• All the Bureau Heads in the UGC are designated as Appellate Authorities under RTI and the Deputy Secretaries/
Under Secretaries/Education Officers in the bureau under them are designated as Central Public Information
Officers.
• The RTI applications / appeals from the applicants and notices/ decisions from Central Information Commission,
etc. are centrally received in the name of Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) at the main office and
forwarded to the CPIOs concerned who have the requisite information.
• A copy of the RTI application/appeal/notice/decision is retained in the RIA cell for record.
• The data of quarterly/ annual report of number of RTI applications/ appeals/fee, etc. is prepared by RIA Cell and
uploaded on the CIC portal and on UGC website.
• The RTI applications/appeals received at Regional Offices are being dealt directly by the respective Central
Public Information Officers/ Appellate Authorities.
• The record of the RTI fee collected from the applicants is also maintained by the RIA Cell.
• The list of Central Public Information Officers/ Appellate Authorities is placed on the UGC website.
During the year 2014-15, UGC received and disposed of 16,648 RTI applications and 1,199 Appeals. The RTI fee
collected was `95,850 /-and the additional fee `46,259/- during the year 2014-15.
(b) Pay Scale Cell
The Pay Scale Cell, set up in 1984, is entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the work of Pay Review
Committees set up from time to time. It interacts with the National Level Organizations of teachers and also the
MHRD in matters relating to Pay Scales, Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) advance increments for M.Phil/
Ph.D. degree holders, Refresher Courses/Orientation Courses, Counting of Past Service & other Misc. queries in
Universities and Colleges. The Pay Scale Section also deals with policy matters relating to Minimum qualifications,
Age of Superannuation & other service conditions of teachers and other academic staff in Universities and
Colleges.
Evaluation/Assessment Reports/Papers for promotion from Reader to Professor under Career Advancement
Scheme for the period 2014-15.
The UGC has been monitoring the Selection Process for promotion from Reader to the post of Professor under CAS
in all recognized Universities. During the reporting year i.e. 2014-15, no UGC observer was appointed to oversee
the Selection Process for promotion from the post of Reader to the post of Professor under CAS. However, the reports/
papers/publications/evaluation – assessment reports in respect of the candidates concerned who were interviewed

Introduction 25
by the Selection Committee were sent by the Universities/Colleges to the Commission and the same are assessed by
the Bureau. Further, the UGC has framed UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other
Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education)
Regulations, 2010 which came into effect from 30.06.2010. There is no provision for nomination of UGC observer
as per these Regulations, 2010.
(c) SC/ST/OBC Cell
The SC/ST/OBC Cell of UGC monitors the effective implementation of the Reservation Policy for SC, ST& OBC
candidates in admissions, and teaching and non-teaching posts in universities and colleges. The UGC constituteda
Standing Committee to oversee the effective implementation of the reservation policy in universities and colleges.
The Committee consists of academic experts, former Vice-Chancellors and distinguished persons in the field of higher
education. The Standing Committee and Sub-Standing Committee meet from time to time and monitor the status of
reservations and the backlog in vacancies in universities and colleges.
As per the directions of the Government of India, the UGC has been striving for the implementation of reservation
policy for other backward classes (OBCs) in teaching, non-teaching and in admissions. Instructions have been issued
to implement 27% reservation for OBCs in all the grant-in-aid institutions funded by the Central Government, except
minority Intuitions under Article 3(1) of the Constitution of India. A Standing Committee has also been constituted
by the UGC for the welfare of Other Backward Classes to assess and monitor the implementation of the reservation
policy for OBCs in appointments and admissions in universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education.
The cell collects information from Central, State and Deemed universities under section 12B of the UGC Act on
backlog vacancies and the action taken by the universities to fill up these posts. The information collected is forwarded
to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
(d) Minorities Cell
The Minorities Cell of the UGC deals with the issues relating to minorities, like giving the status of Deemed
Universities to Minorities Institutions, providing affiliation to Minorities Institutions with the Universities and dealing
with other minorities – related issues.
The Standing Committee for Welfare of Minorities regularly monitors and reviews the ongoing schemes for welfare of
Minorities. The Standing Committee holds its meeting once or twice in a year, as per the direction of the Government
of India, and the meeting of the Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Minorities constituted is held from time to time.
The Committee recommended the inclusion of Sub-Component to enhance the number of schemes for welfare of
Minorities.
(e) Vigilance Cell
The University Grants Commission has set up a Vigilance Cell in accordance with the instructions of the Government
of India to keep a close watch on official work so that it does not indulge in acts of corruption. The Cell, generally,
is headed by an officer of Joint Secretary rank or above on the recommendation of the Chairman, UGC, which is
duly vetted by the Central Vigilance Commission. The Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) is mainly responsible for the
prevention and detection of corruption cases in the UGC, Universities / Colleges and to take legal action wherever
necessary. The CVO is to further ensure the following:
o maintainance of proper surveillance on officers of doubtful integrity;
o prompt observance of Conduct Rules relating to integrity covering (i) statement of assets and
acquisitions (ii) gifts (iii) relatives employed in private firms or doing private business (iv) benami
transactions;
o locating sensitive spots, regular and surprise inspections of such spots and proper scrutiny of personnel
who are posted in sensitive posts;
o introduction of preventive measures for bringing transparency and simplicity in the process of allocation
and disbursement of grants to universities and colleges.
The UGC observed the Vigilance awareness week from 27th October, 2014 to 1st November, 2014 by administering
the pledge, displaying banners and posters and distributing pamphlets, etc. during the period under report.

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During 2014-15, the Vigilance Cell received complaints from CVC (15), MHRD (11), CBI (29) and various
Universities / Colleges and other agencies(255). The complaints received against Universities and Colleges have
been forwarded to the bureau concerned of the UGC for taking necessary action. The Complaints of sensitive nature
had been placed before the Standing Committee on Vigilance (SCV) appointed by Chairman, UGC. The Cell initiates
action according to the recommendations of SCV/Vigilance Enquiry Committee.
On the recommendation of SCV, Enquiry Committees were constituted in some cases by the Chairman, UGC to
look into the complaints regarding misuse of UGC funds. On the basis of the findings of Enquiry Committee and
recommendation of SCV the release of further UGC grant to three colleges were stopped till further orders during the
year under report.
As on 31.12.2014 there are 40 complaints pending for disposal. Out of 40 cases 4 cases are against UGC employees
and rest of them are against University / Colleges employees.
(f) Legal Cell
The Legal Cell was established in 1989 in the UGC main Office. The Legal Cell deals with Court Cases in Supreme
Court of Court of India, various High Courts, District Courts, Tribunals/ Forums / Commissions, etc.
Presently, most of the running cases are regarding pay scales, qualifications, age of superannuation, selection of teaching
and non-teaching staff in the Universities and Colleges, admission in Professional Courses, UGC NET examination
and Establishment of different Institutions / Fake Institutions, etc. Some cases are regarding Administrative matters
of UGC staff also.
A panel of Advocates in different courts including Supreme Court of India has been prepared with the approval of
Competent Authority and assigned the task of defending the cases on behalf of UGC.
Detailed below are the year wise number of cases involved and the expenditure incurred on them (2012-13 to 2014-15).
Year No. of cases received Exp. Incurred on the Bills of Advocates. (` In lakhs.)
2012-2013 1034 224.00

2013-2014 1126 269.38


2014-2015 1369 208.05
Total 3529 701.43
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Graph 1.4(f) :Year-wise number of cases received and Expenditure incurred (` In Lakh)
1600

1400 1369

1200
1126

1034  No. of cases received


1000
Exp. Incurred on the Bills of Advocates ( Rs. In
Lakhs)

800 

600 

400 
269.38 
224 208.05
200 

0
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015

(g)Desk:ParliamentMatters Introduction 27
Desk: Parliament matters in the UGC office coordinates the replies to Parliament Questions related to h
education received from various Ministries of the Govt. of India, particularly the Ministry of Human Res
(g) Desk: Parliament Matters
Desk: Parliament matters in the UGC office coordinates the replies to Parliament Questions related to higher
education received from various Ministries of the Govt. of India, particularly the Ministry of Human Resource
Development.
The number of parliament questions received & replied during budget / monsoon / winter Sessions of Lok Sabha /
Rajya Sabha during 2014-2015 is given below:
Year Total number of Parliament Questions Out of Total, Number of Starred Number of Assurances
Received Questions
2014-15 756 63 8

2014-15 (1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015)


Session Date Lok Sabha Parliament Rajya Sabha Parliament Total Total Grand
Questions received Questions received Admitted / Starred Total
Admitted / Starred Admitted / Starred Unstarred
Unstarred Unstarred
7th July 2014 to 14th August 2014 150 14 122 14 272 28 300
24th November 2014 to 23rd December 125 14 89 8 214 22 236
2014
23rd February 2015 to 20thMarch 142 6 65 7 207 13 220
2015
Total 693 63 756
(h) Cell against Malpractices
The Cell against Malpractices, established on 30 May, 1996, deals with matters relating to the existence/ functioning
of fake or unrecognized universities/ institutions in the country which are awarding degrees in contravention of the
UGC Act, 1956. These are not established institutions under a State Act or a Central Act or a Provincial Act or an
Institution specially empowered to confer or grant degrees. Therefore, the fake Universities/ Institutions are not
recognized under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.
1. The basic objective of the Cell is to collect information through print media and other sources and bring it to
the notice of the commission and to identify fake universities on the basis of complaints received from public/
students/parents and include the name of fake universities in the list of fake universities maintained by the
UGC.
2. For awareness of public/students the UGC every year publishes Public Notice on fake universities as well as
unrecognized status of IIPM in the leading daily newspapers in Hindi & English language and warn them not
to seek admission in such fake universities. These are also posted on the UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in.
3. The UGC requests the Chief Secretaries/Education Secretaries/Principal Secretaries of all States/U.T for taking
action against fake universities functioning in their jurisdiction.
Presently, there are 21 fake Universities/Institutions on the list of fake Universities maintained by the UGC. The
Statewise list of 21 Fake Universities is available at UGC website.
Action taken by the UGC during 2014-15
In addition to 21 fake Universities, there are two more institutes which are not recognized by the UGC under Section
2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. Therefore, these two institutes are not empowered to confer degrees. The names of these
two institutes are as below:-
A. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP. In the year 2011 the UGC placed the name of BSP in the footnote
of the list of fake universities.
B. Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM).
The Delhi High Court passed final judgment against IIPM on 26/09/2014 in WP(C) No. 5937/2010 titled B. Mahesh
Vs. GOI & others. The court also restrained IIPM and its management with immediate effect from using the words

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MBA, BBA, Management Courses, Management School, Business School or B-School in relation to the courses
offered by IIPM. The Court disposed off the case on 31/10/2014. On the basis of the final judgement of Delhi High
Court passed against IIPM, the UGC filed FIR against IIPM.
(i) Cell against “Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place”
To look into the grievances of women employees at work place, the Cell against “Sexual Harassment of Women at
Work Place” is headed by a Joint Secretary, UGC. In the period of report there were no instances of any complaint.
(j) Anti-Ragging Cell
In pursuance to the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 8.5.2009 in Civil Appeal No. 887/2009), the
University Grants Commission has framed “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational
institutions, 2009” notified on 17th June, 2009 which are in force. The UGC has informed all Universities that the
Regulations are mandatory.
The Commission has made it mandatory for all institutions to incorporate in their prospectus the directions of the
Government regarding prohibition and consequences of ragging. The Commission has included a specific condition
in the Sanction Letter in respect of any financial assistance or grants-in-aid to any institution under any of the general
or special schemes of the Commission that the institution has complied with the anti-ragging measures. The UGC
reminds all Universities every year before the start of the academic session through public notices, website and letters
to Universities to ensure strict compliance of anti-ragging measures.The UGC has issued a circular to all universities
dated 04.08.2014 for constitution of various Committees and compliance of UGC Regulations on curbing the menace
of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 and also sent a letter to the Vice-Chancellors dated 28.04.2014 &
04.08.2014 regarding menace of ragging in higher education and requested to display hoardings, distribute pamphlets
etc. The UGC has also published a public notice on 18.07.2014 on curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher
Educational Institutions in the leading newspapers. All the above circulars & public notice have been displayed on the
UGC website i.e. www.ugc.ac.in
A video film on anti-ragging developed by Consortium for Educational Communications (CEC) has been uploaded
on the UGC website and all universities/institutions which come under the purview of UGC have been asked to give
wide publicity amongst students, staff, other stakeholders and colleges under their jurisdiction. As per the second
amendment to the UGC Anti-ragging Regulations published on 29.03.2014 in the Gazette of India, the UGC has
made it mandatory for all students/parents to submit filled anti-ragging related online undertaking to the institutions
at the time of admission and every academic year.
A nationwide toll free anti-ragging helpline 1800-180-5522 has been established which can be accessed by students
in distress owing to ragging related incidents. The helpline has been established with call centre facilities in 12
languages, viz. English, Hindi and regional languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Oriya,
Assamese, Gujarati and Bengali), for helping victims of ragging besides facilitating effective action in respect of such
incidents. The Helpline directly receives complaints from the complainant/victim of ragging. The same is forwarded
by the help-line to the respective institutions and the local administration (SHO & SP) for taking necessary corrective
action. The Anti-Ragging Cell in the UGC office coordinates the various anti-ragging measures. All complaints
regarding alleged ragging incidents received in the Cell are being promptly attended to and action taken report is
sought from the institutions concerned. In cases of delayed response, repeated reminders are made and when no action
taken is reported, punitive action is being initiated.
During 2014-15, the UGC received 211 alleged ragging complaints. The UGC has brought these complaints to the
notice of respective institutions and vigorously followed up with them through reminders and show-cause notices to
take urgent and immediate action in this regard. 181 complaints were closed during 2014-15 at the level of the UGC.
In the remaining 30 cases action taken report is awaited and in case no response is received, relevant punitive action
shall be initiated as per the UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging, 2009.

Introduction 29
Year Total number of No. of cases in which Pending Remarks
complaints received in action taken was complaints
the year 2014-15 reported by institutions

1st April, 2014 to 211 181 30 In case no report is received relevant


31st March, 2015 punitive action shall be initiated as per
UGC Regulations.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009 in its judgment dated 8.5.2009 had constituted a
Committee comprising of psychiatrists/mental health specialists, etc. to ascertain the psychological impact of ragging
on students and recommend urgent and mandatory mental health measures to be implemented in Schools, Colleges
and all educational and vocational institutions, so as to avoid the occurrence of ragging.
The UGC has approved a proposal of the Committee constituted by Hon’ble Supreme Court to conduct Psycho Social
Study of Ragging in selected educational institutions in India. An amount of `49.12 Lakh has been approved and
`24,56,000/- & `10,00,000/- has been released for this purpose on 5.10.2012 & 28.03.2014. The report of the
Committee was to be submitted by 31.07.2015. The UGC has given extension to Monitoring Agency i.e. Aman Satya
Kachroo Trust, Gurgaon from 2nd January, 2015 to 1st July, 2015.
The 4th meeting of the Inter Council Committee & Coordination Group was held on 17.12.2014. It was decided in
the meeting to request the Universities/Institutions to strictly follow the Anti Ragging Regulations made by the UGC
and other Regulatory authorities and emphasized the use of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in other Regulatory
Bodies for quick disposal of the complaints.
The following are the Committees constituted by the Chairman UGC:
i. Committee for Selection of New Anti Ragging Helpline.
ii. Committee for selection of Monitoring Agency
The Commission in its meeting held on 22.12.2014 has approved the draft 3rd Amendment in the UGC Regulations
on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions regarding inclusion of the cases of Ethnic & Racial
discrimination in the institutions of higher education and sent to Dr. R. K. Raghvan Committee for their suggestion.

1.4 Publications
The Publication Bureau has been bringing out various publications such as the UGC Annual Report, Guidelines for
various schemes/ programmes being implemented in the higher education sector, UGC enactments, Reports on
UGC- Conferences, Committee Reports and Statistical Reports.. It also gets various stationery items printed for use
by various UGC officials viz; visiting cards, envelops, UGC TA/DA forms, certificates of UGC Hindi Divas and the
Annual Confidential Report (ACR) proforma. Apart from regular printing work, the Publication Bureau has brought
out the following publications:-

S. No. Printed Documents


1. UGC Act with Rules & Regulations (Reprinting)
2. SAKSHAM Measures for Ensuing the Safety of Women and Programmes for Gender Sensitization on Campuses (Book)
(Reprinting)
3. University Development in India-Directory of Teaching Departments in Universities/PG/Centres/Constitutent Colleges. Faculty
wise for 2011-12
4. XII Plan Guidelines for Skill Development based Vocational Courses under National Skill Qualifications Framework (NSQF) 2012-
17

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The year wise details of expenditure incurred towards printing of Publications/other items during XIIth Plan period
are as under:
Year Expenditure (in lakhs)
2012-2013 7.11
2013-2014 28.68
2014-2015 31.90

Graph 1.4: Yearwise Expenditure towards Printing of Publications

Expend…
40
31.9
35
28.68
30
25
Rs. in Lakhs

20
15 7.11
10
5
0
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
1.5 Budget and Finances of UGC
The UGC Act empowers the Commission to allocate and disburse funds, out of the fund of the Commission,
to universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education in the form of Maintenance (Non-Plan) and
Development (Plan) grants through various programmes / schemes of the Commission to maintain and improve
standards in the higher education sector. The budget for the year 2014-15 had been as given in the Table 1.5(a)
Table 1.5(a): Budget for the year 2014-2015
(` in crore)
S. No. Budget Head Plan Allocation Non-Plan Allocation
BE RE BE RE
1 General 3905.00 3779.61 5461.26 5666.94
Total: 3905.00 3779.61 5461.26 5666.94

Graph 1.5(a) : General Budget for the year 2014-15

6000 5461.26 5666.94

5000
3905 3779.61
4000
Rs. in Crore

3000

2000

1000

0
BE RE BE RE

Plan Allocation Non-Plan Allocation

Introduction 31
Table 1.5(b) : Grants received during 2014-2015 under Plan & Non-Plan (General) Budget Head
(` in crore)
S. No. Grant Received From Plan Non-Plan
1 MHRD, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. (General) 3480.52 5432.07

2 Ministry of Social & Justice Empowerment New Delhi. 148.85 0.00

3 Ministry of Tribal Affairs New Delhi. 0.00 0.00


4 Ministry of Minority Affairs New Delhi. 0.00 0.00

5 Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for Distance Education Bureau (DEB) 1250.00 0.00

  Total: 4879.37 5432.07

Graph 1.5(b) : Grants received during 2014-15 under Plan & Non Plan (General) Budget Head
6000
5432.07

5000

4000
3480.52
Rs. in Crore

Plan Non-Plan
3000

2000

1250

1000

148.85
0 0 0 0 0 0
0
MHRD, Shastri Ministry of Social & Ministry of Tribal Affairs Ministry of Minority Indira Gandhi Open
Bhawan, New Delhi. Justice Empowerment New Delhi. Affairs New Delhi. University, New Delhi
(General) New Delhi. (DEB)

Table 1.5(c) : Grants received during Graph 1.5(c) : Grant received during 2014-15 (General and
2014-2015 ( General and unspent unspent Balance 2013-14)
Balance 2013-14) 6000
5432.07
(` in crore)
5000
S. B u d g e t Plan Non-Plan
No. head
s. In Crore

4000
Grants Grants 3480.52
Received Received
3000
1 General 3480.52 5432.07
Rs

2000
2
Unspent 565.38 42.36
Balance 1000 565.38
(2013-14)
42.36
Total: 4045.90 5474.43 0
Plan Non-Plan Plan Non-Plan

General Unspent Balance (2013-14)


Budget Head

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Table 1.5(d): Plan Grants Released to Institutions during 2014-2015
(` in crore)
S. No. Type of Institutions Plan Grants % of total Plan Grants +
Unspent balance
1 State Universities 499.04
12.33
2 Colleges of State Universities 231.43
5.72
3 Central Universities 2316.29
57.25
4 Colleges of Central Universities 46.61
1.15
5 Inter-University Centres 127.27
3.15
6 Institutions Deemed to be Universities 106.38
2.63
7 Miscellaneous/Non-Univ. &Instts. 155.62
3.85
8 Online Payments through Banks for Scholarships/Fellowships 131.00 3.24
9 Regional Centres 560.41 13.85
10 Estt. 2.31 0.06
11 Distance Education Bureau 2.10 0.05
  Total: 4178.46 103.28

Graph 1.5(d) : Plan Grant ( ` in crore ) released to Institutions during 2014-15


Regional Centres, 560.41,
Distance Education Bureau,
13.85%
Online Payments through Banks for
2.1, 0.05%
Scholarships/Fellowships, 131, State Universities, 499.04,
3.24% Estt., 2.31, 0.06% 12.33%

Miscellaneous/Non-Univ. &Instts.,
155.62, 3.85%
Institutions Deemed to be Colleges of State Universities,
Universities, 106.38, 2.63% 231.43, 5.72%

Inter-University Centres,
127.27, 3.15%

Colleges of Central
Universities, 46.61, 1.15%

Central Universities, 2316.29,


57.25%

Table1.5(e): Non-Plan Grants Released to Institutions during 2014-2015


(` in crore)
S. No. Type of Institutions Non-Plan Grants % of total Non-Plan Grants + Unspent
Balance
1 Maintenance to:    
a) Central Universities (including UCMS) 3462.93 63.26
b) (i) Colleges of Delhi 1458.14 26.64
(ii) Colleges of BHU 31.49 0.58
c) Institutions Deemed to be Universities 247.93 4.53
d) Colleges of Central Universities 67.28 1.23
2 State Universities 140.27 2.56
3 Inter- University Institutions/Centres 47.88 0.87
4 State Colleges 2.19 0.04
5 Administrative Charges (Head Office) 69.99 1.28
6 Administrative Charges (Regional Offices) 7.99 0.15
  Total: 5536.09 101.14

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Graph 1.5(e) : Non-Plan Grant Released to Institutions during 2014-15
Colleges of Central Administrative Charges
Universities, 62.55, 1.23% Inter- University
(Head Office), 69.99, 1.28%
Institutions/Centres,
State 47.88, 0.87%
Universities, 140.27, 2.56%
State Colleges, 2.19, 0.04%
Administrative Charges
Institutions Deemed to (Regional
be Offices), 7.99, 0.15%
Universities 247.93,
Universities, 247 93 4.48%
4 48%
(ii) Colleges of
BHU, 31.49, 0.58%

(i) Colleges of
Delhi, 1458.14, 26.64%

Central Universities
(including
UCMS), 3462.93, 63.26%

Table 1.5(f) : Plan Grants Released –Summary (2014-2015)


(` in lakh)
  Sector - 1 Sector - 2 Sector - 3 Sector - 4 Sector - 9 Total
(Sec. 1 to 4 & 9)
UNIVERISTIES            
Central Univerisities 209846.89 0.00 21782.50 0.00 0.00 231629.39
Deemed to be Universities 0.00 5445.04 5158.67 0.00 0.00 10603.71
State Universities 0.00 0.00 49904.11 0.00 0.00 49904.11
Inter Unversity Centres 0.00 0.00 10726.92 2000.00 0.00 12726.92
Non-Universities Instts. 0.00 0.00 15561.63 0.00 0.00 15561.63
Online Payment through Banks for 0.00 0.00 13100.07 0.00 0.00 13100.07
Scholarships/Felloships
Distance Education Bureau         210.00 210.00
Total Universities 209846.89 5445.04 116233.90 2000.00 210.00 333735.83
COLLEGES            
Central Univerisities 2803.11 0.00 1857.64 0.00 0.00 4660.75
Deemed to be Univs. 0.00 0.00 33.53 0.00 0.00 33.53
State Universities 0.00 0.00 23142.91 0.00 0.00 23142.91
Non-Universities Instts. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Colleges 2803.11 0.00 25034.08 0.00 0.00 27837.19
Total Univ. + Colleges 212650.00 5445.04 141267.98 2000.00 210.00 361573.02
Regional Centers 0.00   56041.60     56041.60
Estt.     156.27     156.27
Grand Total 212650.00 5445.04 197465.85 2000.00 210.00 417770.89
Sector 1: Central Universities, Sector 2: Deemed Universities, Sector 3: (Central / State/Deemed) ,
Sector 4 : miscellaneous , Sector 9 : DEB
Graph 1.5(f ) : Sector-wise Plan Grant Released during 2014-15
250000.00

212650.00

197465.85
200000.00

150000.00
s in Lakhs
Rupees

100000.00

50000.00

5445.04
2000.00 210.00
0.00
Sector-1(Central Sector-2 (Deemed Sector-3 Sector-4 (Miscellaneous) Sector-9 (DEB)
Universities) Universities) (Central/State/Deemed
Universities)

Sectors

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Graph 1.5(f) :Sector-wise Plan Grant Released during 2014-15 ( ` in Lakhs)
Sector-9, 210, 0.05%
Sector-4, 2000,Sector-9,
0.48% 210, 0.05%
Sector-4, 2000, 0.48%

Sector-
Sector- 3, 197465.85, 47.27%
3, 197465.85, 47.27%
Sector-1, 212650, 50.90%
Sector-1, 212650, 50.90%

Sector-2, 5445.04, 1.30%


Sector-2, 5445.04, 1.30%

Table 1.5(g) : Non-Plan Grants Released–Summary (2014-15)


(` in lakhs)
Particulars Adminis- EMMRC & Inter Univ. Block Grants Block Grants Block Block Block Total
trative CEC Centres for specific to Deemed Grants Grants Grants to (Section 1
Charges purposes Univ. to Delhi to BHU Central to 9)
Colleges Colleges Univ
1 4 5 6 7 8 (i) 8(ii) 9 10
UNIVERSITIES                  
Central Univ.   275.82           346017.22 346293.04
Deemed Univ.         24792.94       24792.94
Inter Univ.Centers   401.00 4387.22           4788.22
State Univ.   843.20   13183.97         14027.17
Sub Total : 0.00 1520.02 4387.22 13183.97 24792.94 0.00 0.00 346017.22 389901.37
COLLEGES                  
Delhi Colleges           145814.00     145814.00
BHU Colleges             3148.66   3148.66
Central Univ.               6728.18 6728.18
State Colleges   218.98             218.98
Sub Total : 0.00 218.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 145814.00 3148.66 6728.18 155909.82
Total : 0.00 1739.00 4387.22 13183.97 24792.94 145814.00 3148.66 352745.40 545811.19
(Univ. + Colleges)
Administrative 6998.58               6998.58
Charges (Head
Office)
Administrative 799.42               799.42
Charges (Regional
Centers)
Grand Total : 7798.00 1739.00 4387.22 13183.97 24792.94 145814.00 3148.66 352745.40 553609.19
Graph 1.5(f ) : Head-wise Non-Plan Grant Released during 2014-15
Graph 1.5(g ) : Head-wise Non-Plan Grant Released during 2014-15
400000

352745.4
350000

300000

250000
akhs
Rupees in La

200000

145814
150000

100000

50000
24792.94
7798 13183.97
1739 4387.22 3148.66
0
Adminis-trative EMMRC & CEC Inter Univ. Centres Block Grants for Block Grants to Block Grants to Block Grants to Block Grants to
Charges specific purposes Deemed Univ. Delhi Colleges BHU Colleges Central Univ

Head

Introduction 35
1.5(h):State-wise Grants (Non-Plan &Plan (General) )( ` In lakhs) Released to Universites / Colleges /
Others* during 2014-15
S. State / U.T Non-Plan# Plan## Plan+Non-Plan
No Universities Colleges Others Total Universities Colleges Others Total Universities Colleges Others Total
1 Andhra Pradesh 1944.19     1944.19 3713.43 823.62   4537.05 5657.62 823.62 0.00 6481.24
2 Arunachal Pradesh 3092.69     3092.69 948.00 16.40   964.40 4040.69 16.40 0.00 4057.09
3 Assam 7872.05     7872.05 5735.45 1279.42   7014.87 13607.50 1279.42 0.00 14886.92
4 Bihar       0.00 7837.30 437.75   8275.05 7837.30 437.75 0.00 8275.05
5 Chattisgarh 1716.56     1716.56 3119.83 169.97   3289.80 4836.39 169.97 0.00 5006.36
6 Delhi 86856.32 152542.18 2203.05 241601.55 24529.92 3579.68 820.99 28930.59 111386.24 156121.86 3024.04 270532.14
7 Goa       0.00 179.58 22.64   202.22 179.58 22.64 0.00 202.22
8 Gujarat 3005.59   281.00 3286.59 6787.15 792.35 7518.85 15098.35 9792.74 792.35 7799.85 18384.94
9 Haryana       0.00 7262.27 768.97   8031.24 7262.27 768.97 0.00 8031.24
10 Himachal Pradesh       0.00 1578.05 83.87   1661.92 1578.05 83.87 0.00 1661.92
11 Jammu & Kashmir 121.00     121.00 24426.55 11.52   24438.07 24547.55 11.52 0.00 24559.07
12 Jharkhand       0.00 2850.09 233.63   3083.72 2850.09 233.63 0.00 3083.72
13 Karnataka 97.00   329.17 426.17 14866.78 1764.81   16631.59 14963.78 1764.81 329.17 17057.76
14 Kerala 36.84     36.84 18985.89 2522.89   21508.78 19022.73 2522.89 0.00 21545.62
15 Madhya Pradesh 8607.15   921.00 9528.15 23610.11 382.55 2868.58 26861.24 32217.26 382.55 3789.58 36389.39
16 Maharashtra 6936.10   1054.00 7990.10 5926.41 5569.40 1495.18 12990.99 12862.51 5569.40 2549.18 20981.09
17 Manipur 6967.09     6967.09 3031.32 653.08   3684.40 9998.41 653.08 0.00 10651.49
18 Meghalaya 14650.07     14650.07 2152.33 18.96   2171.29 16802.40 18.96 0.00 16821.36
19 Mizoram 4506.38     4506.38 4651.93 4.61   4656.54 9158.31 4.61 0.00 9162.92
20 Nagaland 6070.16     6070.16 2196.91 106.16   2303.07 8267.07 106.16 0.00 8373.23
21 Orissa       0.00 8253.07 271.63   8524.70 8253.07 271.63 0.00 8524.70
22 Punjab       0.00 17464.40 2262.87   19727.27 17464.40 2262.87 0.00 19727.27
23 Rajasthan 67.50     67.50 11493.95 371.26   11865.21 11561.45 371.26 0.00 11932.71
24 Sikkim       0.00 6607.04     6607.04 6607.04 0.00 0.00 6607.04
25 Tamil Nadu 7643.68     7643.68 16060.49 2385.73   18446.22 23704.17 2385.73 0.00 26089.90
26 Telagana 24150.79     24150.79 15623.04 522.77   16145.81 39773.83 522.77 0.00 40296.60
27 Tripura 2819.80     2819.80 2648.62     2648.62 5468.42 0.00 0.00 5468.42
28 Uttar Pradesh 149105.45 3148.66   152254.11 33479.81 1707.55   35187.36 182585.26 4856.21 0.00 187441.47
29 Uttarakhand 9677.43     9677.43 3430.37     3430.37 13107.80 0.00 0.00 13107.80
30 West Bengal 18557.49 218.98   18776.47 9591.71 1005.77 23.32 10620.80 28149.20 1224.75 23.32 29397.27
31 Chandigarh 13183.97     13183.97       0.00 13183.97 0.00 0.00 13183.97
32 Puducherry 7427.86     7427.86 3306.34 67.34   3373.68 10734.20 67.34 0.00 10801.54
Total 385113.16 155909.82 4788.22 545811.20 292348.14 27837.20 12726.92 332912.26 677461.30 183747.02 17515.14 878723.46
* Others - Inter University Centres
Note :# (i) Non-Plan Grants excludes administrative Charges ( Head office & Regional Ofice)
## (ii)Plan Grants excludes grants released to Misc/Non-Univ. Centres, On line payment through Banks for Scholarships / Fellowships, Regional
Centres, Estt., DEB

Graph 1.5(h)(i) : State-wise Plan## Grant ( ` in Lakhs) released to


Universities / Colleges/Others during 2014-15
35187.36
28930.59

40000
26861.24
24438.07

35000
21508.78

19727.27

18446.22

30000
16631.59

16145.81
15098.35

12990.99

25000
11865.21

10620.8

20000
8275.05

8031.24
7014.87

8524.7

6607.04
4656.54
4537.05

15000
3430.37

3373.68
3083.72

2648.62
2303.07
2171.29
3684.4
1661.92
3289.8

10000
202.22
964.4

5000
0

0
Meghalaya
Maharashtra

Nagaland
Karnataka

Mizoram
Assam

Chattisgarh

Haryana

Jharkhand

Manipur

Punjab

Sikkim

Uttarakhand
WestBengal
Rajasthan

Telagana

Chandigarh
Puducherry
Bihar

Delhi
Goa
Gujarat

Jammu&Kashmir

Kerala

Orissa

TamilNadu

Tripura
AndhraPradesh
ArunachalPradesh

HimachalPradesh

MadhyaPradesh

UttarPradesh


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Graph 1.5(h)(ii) :State-wise Non-Plan# Grant ( ` in Lakhs) released to Universities / Colleges /Others
during 2014-15
Graph1.5(h)(i):StateͲwiseNonͲPlan#Grant(Rs.inLakhs)releasedtoUniversities/Colleges
/Othersduring2014Ͳ15

241601.55
300000

250000

152254.11
200000

150000

100000

24150.79

18776.47
14650.07

13183.97
9677.43
9528.15
7872.05

7643.68

7427.86
6967.09

6070.16
4506.38
3286.59
3092.69
1944.19

1716.56

7990.1
50000

2819.8
426.17
36.84

67.5
121
0

0
0

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0

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Gujarat

Meghalaya
Assam

Haryana

Nagaland

Telagana
Chattisgarh

Goa

Jammu&Kashmir
Bihar

Delhi

Jharkhand

Punjab

TamilNadu
Karnataka

Manipur

Mizoram

Orissa

Rajasthan

Uttarakhand
WestBengal
AndhraPradesh
ArunachalPradesh

HimachalPradesh

Maharashtra

Chandigarh
Kerala
MadhyaPradesh

Tripura
UttarPradesh
Sikkim

Puducherry



Graph 1.5(h) : State-wise Non-Plan+ Plan Grant Released to

Universities / Colleges /others during 2014-15
WestBengal
29397.27 AndhraPradesh Assam ArunachalPradesh
Chandigarh
3% 6481.24 14886.92
13183.97 Bihar 4057.09
1% 2%
Puducherry 2% 8275.05 0.46%
10801.54 1%
1%
Chattisgarh
Uttarakhand 5006.36
13107.8 1%
1%

UttarPradesh
187441.47 Delhi
21% 270532.14
31%

Tripura
5468.42
1%

Telagana
40296.6
5% Goa
202.22
TamilNadu Gujarat
0.2%
26089.9 18384.94
3% 2%
Haryana
Sikkim
8031.24
6607.04
1%
1% HimachalPradesh
Jammu&
Rajasthan Kashmir 1661.92
11932.71 24559.07 0.19%
1% 3% Jharkhand
Punjab Kerala
Orissa 3083.72
21545.62 Karnataka
19727.27 8524.7 Nagaland Mizoram 0.35%
2% 8373.23 2% 17057.76
1% 9162.92 Manipur Meghalaya Maharashtra MadhyaPradesh
1% 1% 10651.49 2%
16821.36 20981.09 36389.39 


Statement showing the Grant-Paid to Universities/Institutions & Colleges during the year 2014-15 (Major Headwise)

Under General Plan & Non-Plan is given in Appendix II & Appendix III

Introduction 37
1.6 Joint Cadre Review Committee (JCRC) for Central and Deemed to be Universities
At the behest of the MHRD, the UGC set up a Joint Cadre Review Committee (JCRC) on uniform staffing pattern of
the non-teaching staff of Central Universities, the UGC maintained Deemed to be Universities and the Delhi Colleges. 
The objective of the JCRC is to recommend complete framework of uniform service conditions for the non-teaching
staff (Group A, B & C) of these institutions.
The UGC has submitted the report of the JCRC to the MHRD in three phases after consideration and approval of the
Commission as under :
1. Report on Library Services Cadre was submitted vide letter No.F.23-1/2005(JCRC) dated 18th January, 2008.
2. The report on 15 identified services/cadre structures, i.e. (i) Administrative/ Ministerial Services, (ii) Secretariat
Services, (iii) Transport Services, (iv) Guest House/Hostel/Canteen Services, (v) School  Teachers, (vi) Security
Services, (vii) Sanitation Services, (viii) Official Language Cell, (ix) Photography/Reprography Services, (x)
Music Services, (xi) Sports/Games Services, (xii) Horticulture /Garden Services, (xiii) Agricultural/Veterinary
Services, (xiv) Religious Services and (xv) Research/Statistical Services, was forwarded vide letter No.F.6-
7/97(JCRC) dated XII June, 2009.
3. The report on 8 services/cadre structures i.e. (i) Press & Publication Services, (ii) Museum/Archives
Services, (iii) Technical /Laboratory Services, (iv) Engineering Services, (v) Workshop services, (vi)
University Science Instrumentation Centre, (vii) Health and Medical Services and (viii) Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Services was forwarded to the MHRD vide letter No.F.6-7/97(JCRC)
dated 23rd September, 2010.
MHRD vide its letter dated 07.05.2014 approved some of the recommendations of JCRC report which have been
communicated to all Central Universities/ UGC maintained Deemed to be Universities, vide UGC letter dated
01.10.2014. On other aspects where no recommendations have been made, concurrence is being sought from
MHRD.
Implementation of ACP/MACP schemes in Centrally Funded Institutions
In order to bring uniformity in the implementation of the ACP Scheme in Central Universities, UGC maintained
Deemed to be Universities and Delhi Colleges, the UGC has constituted a Standing Committee.  It was decided that
Universities may implement the ACP Scheme on their own on the basis of the guidelines developed by the Committee
after taking into consideration the observations/recommendations of the Standing Committee on the ACP Scheme
with regard to individual cases considered by the Committee in the past, in respect of its non-teaching employees. 
After getting the approval of the MHRD, the UGC conveyed the approval vide its letter dated 9th July, 2010 for the
extension of the MACP to Central Universities, UGC maintained Deemed to be Universities and Delhi Colleges to its
non-teaching employees.
A number of queries seeking clarification on implementation of ACP/MACP scheme in respect of non-teaching
employees of Central Universities/ UGC maintained Deemed to be Universities are being resolved by the JCRC cell
on a day to day basis.
Implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission’s Recommendations
Pursuant to the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development vide O.M.No.2-1/2008-U.I(A) dated
6th October, 2008 extending 6th Central Pay Commission recommendation to the Quasi-Government Organizations,
Autonomous Organizations and Statutory Bodies set-up and funded/ controlled by Central Government, the UGC sent
a proposal for the revision of scale of pay in respect of non-teaching staff of Central Universities, UGC maintained
Deemed to be Universities and Delhi Colleges vide letter No.F.20-1/2008(JCRC) dated 3rd December, 2009 for
approval. The matter is under consideration of the MHRD. JCRC Section is meanwhile resolving the queries relating
to the non-teaching staff in implementation of 6th CPC in Central Universities/ UGC maintained Deemed to be
Universities and also actively pursuing the matter with MHRD for approval. The matter regarding grant of Grade
Pay of `4800/- in PB-2 to Section Officers/ Private Secretaries of UGC and Central Universities, UGC maintained

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Deemed to be Universities and Delhi Colleges has been taken up with MHRD for approval.

1.7 Major Decisions during the Year


• The Commission ratified and approved the continuation of Colleges under Colleges with Potential for Excellence
(CPE)/College of Excellence (CE) which get ‘A’ grade re-accreditation from NAAC within one year after
discontinuation under the scheme.
• The Commission ratified and approved the University Grants Commission’s Annual Report 2012-2013 (English
& Hindi) for placing before the Parliament through MHRD.
• The Commission approved the matter of 8 Deemed to be Universities to utilize portion of Internal Receipts of
2013-14 to meet the deficit on Non-Salary expenditure under Non-Plan.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of 300 Raman Fellowships for Post-Doctoral research in United
States for the year 2014.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of grants for the proposals on UGC-UK India Education and
Research Initiative UKIERI Thematic Partnership for the year 2013-2014.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of Joint Research Projects, 2014 under India New Zealand
Education Council (INZEC).
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding under the‘Project-based Personnel Exchange’
Programme.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding for visit to South Asia Institute, Heidelberg.
• The Commission noted and approved the award of funding under “Exchange of Scientists Programme”.
• The Commission noted and approved the Agreement on Academic Cooperation between the University Grants
Commission (UGC), India, and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), Norway
signed on 14th February, 2014 in New Delhi.
• The Commission took note of the number of pending audit paras of the last several years and instructed the
UGC Secretariat to promptly send replies to the pending paras.
• The Commission decided that Institutions Deemed to be Universities which have been conferred that status
for 25 years or more, and have a valid NAAC Grade A accreditation and have also been given ‘A’ Grade by
the Tandon Committee may be permitted relaxation to the provisions of clause 5.2 of the UGC Institutions
Deemed to be University Regulations, 2010 to the extent that the sponsoring Society/ Trust/ Company of such
an Institution can also appoint the President/Trustee/ Promoter of the sponsoring Society/Trust/Company or
his/her close relative as its Chancellor provided that such a person is an eminent educationist or a distinguished
public figure. The existing Regulations may be amended accordingly.
• The Commission approved the Scheme for Creation and Management of ‘Reserve Fund’ through Internal
Receipts for Universities and Colleges maintained by the UGC.
• The Commission decided that a Committee be constituted consisting of 2 Commission members, representatives
from Central/State Universities, and a representative from Ministry of HRD to develop guidelines for norm
based funding by the UGC to Universities/colleges by aligning them with the norms under the RUSA.
• The Commission considered the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 21st January, 2014 on
the 44 Category-C Institutions Deemed to be Universities, along with the interlocutory directive dated 5th May,
2014 and resolved as under: Since the time for submission of the Report to the Ministry is 31st July, 2014 the
Commission resolved to constitute a Sub-Committee to undertake assessment of the 41 Category ‘C’ Institutions
Deemed to be Universities within the stipulated time consisting of the following Members:

1. Prof. Devraj, Vice-Chairman, UGC - Chairman


2. Prof. Sanjay Dhande, Member, UGC - Member

Introduction 39
3. Prof. V.S. Chauhan, Member, UGC - Member
4. Mrs. Amita Shamra, Additional Secretary - Member
(As nominee of MHRD)
The Commission resolved , all these Deemed to be Universities shall appear before the Sub-Committee to make
a video presentation of their institution and to respond to any queries. The Commission further resolved that
after assessing the presentation of each Deemed to be University, the proceedings of the Sub-Committee should
be speaking in nature and reasons for arriving at the conclusion on the status of each Institution Deemed to be
University should be duly recorded. The Commission also resolved that the proceedings of the Sub-Committee
should also be videographed. Dr. M.M. Ansari and Dr. D.N. Reddy, Members of the Commission, recorded their
dissent on the Resolution.
• The Commission approved the Report alongwith the Guidelines for Promotion of Research Integrity and
Prevention of Plaglarism in Higher Educational Institutions other than the proposal of providing motivational
funds to the institutions. It was decided that a UGC Regulation on the subject needs to be formulated urgently.
It was decided to constitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Sanjay Dhande to draft appropriate
Regulations on the subject.
• The Commission decided that the present UGC Regulations on Technical Education be kept on hold till the final
outcome of the decision of the Supreme Court.
• The Commission resolved to advise the University of Delhi under Section 12(d) of the UGC Act, 1956, to
review/reconsider the continuation of the FYUP.
• The Commission approved the Guidelines for Special Assistance Programme (SAP) during XII Plan Period
(2012-2017).
• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship in
Humanities & Social Sciences (Including Languages).
• The Commission approved the creation of 300 faculty positions under the UGC Faculty Recharge Programme
and also decided that a proposal should also be prepared by the UGC for inclusion of social sciences under the
Faculty Recharge Programme.
• The Commission approved 25 posts under the XII Plan for strengthening NAAC headquarters.
• The Commission approved the recommendations of the report of the Committee constituted to review the
performance of the Inter-University Centres (IUCs) and decided to constitute the Implementation Monitoring
Committee.
• The Commission approved the XII plan Guidelines of Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region
with the observation that the parental income be reduced from the proposed `6 lakh per annum to `4.5 lakh per
annum. It also decided that the Scheme be launched from academic year 2014-15 onwards.
• The Commission approved the recommendations of the 7th Meeting of Standing Committee on Autonomous
Colleges held on 03.06.2014 for grant of 33 Fresh and 12 Extension cases of autonomous status to the colleges
and consider the approval of the revised guidelines on Autonomous Colleges.
• The Commission noted and approved that sanction order in respect of financial assistance to colleges should be
utilized within the time period specified under the GFR. Further, the conditions precedent to release of grant
should be explicitly mentioned in the sanction order, so that the time within which funds need to be utilized are
adhered to by the colleges, and further that the UGC should release funds well in time so that the colleges have
sufficient time to utilize the same within the financial year in which grants are released.
• The Commission approved the proposal to allow extension of time for completion of projects approved during
the XI Plan, and allow institutions to utilize the unspent amount, out of the allocation made during the XI Plan
for such projects, during the XII plan period for completion of the projects.

40 Annual Report 2014-2015


• The Commission approved the Notification with the observations that the provisions for Undergraduate
programmes should also be extended to Postgraduate programmes and that no animal from any species shall be
dissected either by teachers or students for any purpose at these levels.
• The Commission approved the XII plan Guidelines for Post Doctoral Fellowship to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled
Tribe Candidates.
• The Commission approved the amendments in the Guidelines for Centres with Potential for Excellence in
Particular Areas (CPEPA) for XII Plan Period (2012-2017).
• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines prepared by the Expert Committee for establishment of
Hindi Department and promotion of Hindi in Central/State/Deemed to be Universities.
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding outsourcing of NET to the Central Board of
Secondary Education (CBSE) and also resolved to constitute a Committee to co-ordinate with the CBSE on
all matters relating to Pre conduct & Post conduct activities of NET. UGC-NET to continue with the existing
pattern of NET , however a subcommittee may be constituted to look into the feasibility of the recommendations
of the committee..
• The Commission approved the “Guidelines for the Scheme of Granting Special Heritage Status to Universities
and Colleges” during XII Plan (2012 - 2017)
• The Commission approved the XII Plan Guidelines “Regional Centre for Knowledge Enhancement and
Capacity Building” (RCKECB) & “Human Resource Development Centres” (HRDCs)with the observation
that “Regional Centre for Knowledge Enhancement and Capacity Building” (RCKECB) should be renamed as
‘Regional Centre for Capacity Building’ (RCCB), and also resolved that the minimum number of participants
in the Refresher/Orientation Courses to be 30 (Thirty).
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding inclusion of “Transgender” as “Third Gender”
under various Scholarship/Fellowships schemes of UGC.
• The Commission considered and approved the report of the Sub-Committee constituted by the Commission to
undertake assessment of the 41Category ‘C’ Institutions Deemed to be Universities and resolved that the report
of the Sub-Committee be forwarded by Vice-Chairman, UGC, to the MHRD for further necessary action at their
level.
• The Commission considered the modifications in the UGC (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of
Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2012 and after due
deliberations resolved to approve the proposed amendment in the Regulations except a minor modification in
clause 5 (c) which will be read as under:
“The application, complete in all respects, shall be placed before the Commission for approval. If approved, the
Commission will convey its approval within two months”.
• The Commission considered and approved the draft of the UGC (Minimum standards and procedure for award
of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2014.
• The Commission considered and approved the modifications in UGC’s 12B Rules and application formats.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines for General Development Assistance (GDA)
for Central Universities, Institutions Deemed to be Universities and State Universities.
• The Commission considered and resolved to initiate the action on feasibility of formulating New Schemes and/or
Expending/Strengthening Existing Schemes in respect of Ideas/points mentioned in PMO’s communication.
• The Commission considered and approved the fresh proposals pending for approval of programmes under Open
and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
• The Commission considered and approved the Expert Committee’s Report on National Initiative for Fostering
Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Guidelines for Establishment of Centre for Fostering Social
Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities during XII Plan (2012 - 2017).

Introduction 41
• The Commission considered and approved the matter regarding the inclusion of Establishment of Diaspora
Chair in Goa University in the Guidelines for the UGC Chairs in Universities during XII Plan (2012-2017).
• The Commission considered and approved the XII plan Guidelines of Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child
Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences and that it may also be made on a par with other fellowships
awarded for pursing Ph.D. program.
• The Commission considered and approved payment of Pension & Family Pension to the UGC Research
Scientists directly to the Pensioner’s by the Finance Division, UGC, as done in case of UGC Pensioners/family
pensioners cases.
• The Commission considered and approvedthe review of the Guidelines for the UGC Chairs in Universities
during XII Plan (2012-17) and amendment with regard to remuneration provided to Chair Professors.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines of the schemes ‘Development of Women
Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges’ & ‘Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education’.
• The Commission considered and approved the XII plan Guidelines for Swachh Bharat-Swasth Bharat Scheme
of the UGC
• The Commission considered and approved the Report of the Expert Committee constituted to assess the
proposal of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, to establish off-campus centre
at Agartala (Tripura).
• The Commission considered the report of the Expert Committee constituted to examine the funds required for
‘Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education’ established by the National University of Educational Planning
and Administration (NUEPA) (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, and after due deliberation resolved to
approve the proposal with the condition that the progress of the Centre be reviewed on an annual basis and that
the Centre will undertake projects, on priority, which would be referred to it by the Commission from time to
time.
• The Commission considered the observations of the Sub-Committee of the Commission and approved its
recommendations with regard to approval of institutions under sections 2(f), 12B and compliance under Section
13 of the UGC Act, 1956.
• The Commission after due deliberations approved the guidelines for the Choice Based Credit System. Further,
the Commission resolved that before these guidelines are communicated to the Universities for adoption /
adaptation they may be vetted by a Committee headed by the Commission Member Shri Patanjali (Patu) G.
Keswani.
• The Commission considered and approved the inclusion of a Chair in the name of Lakshminath Bezbaroa and
Sri Aurobindo in the existing guidelines for UGC Chair in Universities during Twelth Plan.
• Based on the concurrence received from majority of the Members, the Commission approved the setting up
of IUC-TE at Varanasi with a budgetary requirement of `56 crore (Non-recurring) and `8.32 crore (Recurring)
per annum. MoA of the IUC was also approved for the purpose of registration under Societies Registration Act,
1860, or under the relevant Act of the State Government in whose jurisdiction the institution is located.
• The Commission considered and approved the draft amendment of “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace
of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 3rd Amendment, 2014, and also resolved that since the Raghavan
Committee is working for several years it may be requested to look into the issue in its entirety and suggest a
way forward.
• The Commission considered and approved of the proposal to retain the internal receipts with the Central
Universities to cover up the short-fall of non-salary component under Non-Plan Grant till the appropriate
allocation is made by MHRD under non-salary components to meet the short-fall under non-salary expenditure
(Non-Plan) and also resolved that the internal receipts may also be got audited by the Comptroller and Auditor
General (CAG) of India.
• The Commission considered and approved the status quo strategy for continuation of recognition to Universities/
Institutions offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode for the academic session
2015-16.

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• The Commission decided to give relaxation for releasing the grant under Plan and Non-Plan Scheme of Colleges
to all Universities / Colleges to apply for NAAC accreditation upto 31st December, 2015.
• The Commission considered and approved the amendment in the clause 7.3.0 of UGC Regulations, 2010
regarding composition of Selection-cum-Search Committee for deemed to be Universities for selection of Vice-
Chancellor.
• The Commission considered and approved the recommendations of the Standing Committee on “Universities
with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) held on 17.11.2014 .
• The Commission considered and approved the XII Plan Guidelines of the scheme ‘Epoch Making Social
Thinkers of India’.
• The Commission considered and approved the collaboration of Bhasha with M. S. University of Baroda for
promotion of indigenous languages and resolved that the funding should be given only to M.S University of
Baroda.
• The Commission considered and approved the Guidelines for Knowledge Upgradation Centers for Skilled
Human Action and Learning (KAUSHAL)
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Revised) Guidelines for Community Colleges.
• The Commission considered and approved the guidelines for Curricular Aspects, Assessment Criteria, and
Credit System in Skill based Vocational Courses under NSQF.
• The Commission considered and approved that extension will be given for a period of one year for the Centres
of Nano-Science, Nano-Technology/Bio-Medical, Nano-Technology of University of Mumbai, University of
Calcutta and University of Madras respectively which were allocated Special Grant of `100 crore each for
celebration of 150 years of their existence.
• The Commission noted and approved the amendment to the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities)
Regulations,2010, by removing the phrase ‘the senior most Dean or if there is no Dean’ from the clause of 6.2
(3) of the said Regulations.
After incorporating the amendments, clause 6.2 (3) of the Regulations would read as under:
“In case of the office of the Vice-Chancellor becoming vacant due to death, resignation or otherwise and in case
of his/her absence due to illness or any other cause, the Pro-vice-Chancellor, and in his/her absence, the senior
most Professor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor, until a new Vice-Chancellor is appointed, or the
existing Vice-Chancellor resumes duties, as the case may be”.
• The Commission considered and approved the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Specification
of Degrees to be notified as the First Amendment in UGC Notification dated 5th July,2014.
• The Commission considered and examined the report of the UGC Expert Committee constituted by the
Commission to physically inspect 7 Institutions Deemed to be Universities which had filed Interlocutory
Applications before Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Commission observed the number of deficiencies in these
Institutions Deemed to be Universities inspected by the Committee. The Commission also noted the observations
of Joint Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD. The Commission noted that despite the lapse of several years
these institutions have not yet rectified their shortcomings. The Commission after due deliberations resolved
that the Reports of the Expert Committee should be examined by the Bureau in order to identify the major
deficiencies which shall subsequently be communicated to the MHRD, the seven Institutions Deemed to be
Universities and also to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
After detailed deliberations, the Commission decided to give them a final opportunity to rectify their deficiencies
within a maximum period of one year and submit the compliance report to the UGC within this period, failing
which recommendation will be made to the MHRD for denotification of Deemed to be University status.
• The Commission considered and approved that the Report of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, be
sent to the MHRD and to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Furnishing of Information by Universities) Regulations,
2015.

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• The Commission considered and approved the Guidelines for ensuring Safety of Students on Excursion/Study
Tours.
• The Commission considered and approved the Cadre Recruitment Rules of NAAC.
• The Commission considered and approved the transfer and release of `20 crores to INFLIBNET (an IUC
of UGC) on the recommendations of the Standing Committee constituted for the production of e-Content
Courseware on PG Subjects.
• The Commission considered and approved and also decided to set up a sub-committee to decide on parameters
and guidelines for conferment of Potential for Excellence Status for Deemed to be Universities.
• The Commission considered and approved the UGC (Gender Sensitization, Prevention and Prohibition of
Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students and Redressal of Grievances in Higher Educational
Institutions) Regulations,2015.
• The Commission considered and approved the guidelines for empanelment of Adjunct Faculty in universities
and colleges.
• The Commission considered the revised pattern of assistance for release of grant for construction of Women
Hostel for Central, State and Deemed Universities during the XII Plan period and decided to release 40% as the
first installment followed by 40% as second installment and 20% as the final installment.
• The Commission while taking a serious view of the procedure followed in issuing earlier grants and setting up
of EMMRC in National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS) reiterated its earlier decision
taken in its meeting held on 11th March,2013 wherein the Commission had resolved:
“that the NISWASS be asked to submit the Utilization Certificates of the grants already given to it and that no
further grants of any kind be given to NISWASS”. In addition, the Commission also took cognizance of the
two Enquiry Committees which were set up to enquire into the irregularities of the Institute, one headed by
Shri S. Sathyam, IAS (Retd.) former Secretary, Government of India, set up by the UGC in August, 2012 and
the another one headed by Shri M. Gopalakrishnan, IAS (Retd.) set up by the MHRD in November,2013 for
examining the irregularities committed by the Institute.
Having regard to the above, the Commission decided that the EMMRC in NISWASS be closed down with
immediate effect and assets so acquired there be taken over by the Central University of Orissa.

Reports and suggestions


• Prof. Sanjay Dhande requested the Chairman, UGC,that the Commission should hold discussion on important
policy matters concerning higher education; the Commission members may also propose Agenda items for
discussion during the Commission meetings. The Chairman, UGC, clarified that Commission members do
propose Agenda Items and the same are taken up for discussion. After discussion it was agreed that in the next
meeting the Commission would discuss important policy matters, including developing a pathway and a long
term Action Plan (501st Meeting).
• Smt. Anjuly Chhib Duggal stated and suggested modification regarding utilization of internal receipts and
creation of Reserve Funds in Central Universities, which includes the following:
(a) The UGC may draw a list of items of expenditure which can be incurred out of non-Plan non-salary
funds; and
(b) The UGC may prepare a list of sources from which internal receipts can be generated by the
Universities.
• The MHRD vide its Order dated 30th July, 2014 constituted a 4 Member UGC Review Committee under
the Chairmanship of Dr. Hari Gautam, Former Chairman of UGC. The Chairman, UGC, informed that the
Committee had its meeting on 5th and 6th September, 2014 wherein Secretary UGC made a presentation on the
role and functions and major initiatives undertaken by the UGC in the recent past.
• Consultative Meeting of Vice–Chancellors of Central and State Universities and State Education Secretaries on
‘Reforms in Teacher Education was held on 15thSeptember,2014 in which the morning session was chaired by

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the Hon’ble HRM, Smt. Smriti Irani. The Chairman, UGC, briefed the Commission of the Agenda discussed in
the consultative meeting and its outcome.
• The MHRD and the UGC had jointly convened the meeting of the Vice-Chancellors of all the Central Universities
on December 4, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan. The Chairman, UGC, informed that the purpose of this meeting was
to make necessary preparations for the Review Meeting to be taken by the Visitor in February, 2015. The
Chairman also informed that all the Central Universities have been advised to switch over to Choice Based
Credit System from the ensuing academic session.

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2
Growth of Higher Education System
The Commission is empowered under Section 12(h) and under Section 12(i) of the UGC Act, 1956 to collect
information on all such matters relating to University education in India and other countries as it thinks fit, and to
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 with respect to each of such
branches of learning.
In order to get timely and quality data in the education sector, which has implications for human development, the
Ministry of Human Resource Development initiated an All India Survey of Higher Education to build a database and
to assess the overall picture of Higher Education in the country.
A core team of officers from MHRD and UGC were involved in providing technical support, which includes preparation
of Data Capture Format (DCF), providing training in workshops, assisting National Informatics Centre (NIC) in
software development, etc. Nodal officers have also been appointed in each state to coordinate the survey work.
A dedicated portal (http://aishe.gov.in) has been developed with the help of National Informatics Centre (NIC) for
collection and compilation of the data. All the institutions need to register on the portal for accessing the portal and
uploading the data. The UGC Information and Statistics Bureau from 2014-15 has stopped collecting data directly
from the Universities. Compilation and estimation of Data at All India level is being made through portal http://aishe.
gov.in and this made us to shift to paperless exercise.
At the time of independence, there were only 20 universities and 500 colleges in the country with 2.1 lakh students
in the higher education system. But, after independence, there has been a phenomenal growth in all these numbers.
Now, it is a recorded fact that there is an increase of 40 times in the number of Degree awarding Universities/
Institutes, 82 times increase in the number of colleges, and the students enrolment has gone up to over 127 times
in the formal system of higher education as compared to the figures of Independent Year of India. The phenomenal
increase in enrolment of this order would not have been possible without the growth in the number of institutions of
higher learning, both universities and colleges in particular, and increase in intake capacity of courses. The increase
in numbers of institutions and enrolment indicate that the target of 30% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) set for the end
of XII Plan (2017) will be achieved.

2.1 Institutions
At the end of XI Plan (31.03.2012), there were 573 Universities (43 Central, 129 Deemed and 397 State Universities
(State/Public 286 and 111 Private) and 4 Institutions established under Special State Legislature Acts and 35,539
Colleges in the Country. During the year 2014-15 there were 711 Universities and university level institutions
(Listed by UGC) (46 Central, 128 Deemed, 329 State Public, 205 State Private and 3 Institutions under Special State
Legislature Act) (Appendix: I ) and 40760 Colleges, thus registering an increase of 24% in the number of Universities
and 14.69% increase in colleges during the 3rd year of XII plan in comparison to the figures at the end of XI plan.
During the reporting year 2014-2015, 1 Central University, 30 State Private Universities and 18 State Universities
were included in the UGC list of universities and 6 universities were declared fit to receive central assistance under
section 12B of the UGC Act, 1956. Detailed information on State Universities, State Private Universities, Deemed
Universities and Institutions established under State legislature and is also available on UGC website.
(i) Mahatm Gandhi Central University of Bihar was included in the UGC list (01.04.2015 to 31.03.2015)
(ii) State-wise List of State Public Universities included in the UGC list (01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015)

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S. Name of State University Date of Notification Date of Inclusion in
No UGC list
State Assam
1. Assam Women’s University, Jorhat-785004, Assam. 21.08.2013 03.12.2014
State Gujarat
2. Junagarh Agricultural University, Junagarh – 362001, Gujarat. 06.03.2004 22.05.2014
3. Kamdhenu University, “Krushibhavan”, Sector 10 A, Block B, Podium Level, Gandhinagar – 07.07.2009 30.07.2014
382010, Gujarat.
State Haryana
4. Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani – 127021, Haryana. 06.08.2014 05.11.2014
5. Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind, Haryana. 07.08.2014 26.09.2014
6. State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Integrated Campus, Sector-6, Rohtak, Haryana. 05.08.2014 17.02.2015

State Madhya Pradesh


7. Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, NSCB Medical College Campus, Bhedaghat Road, 30.07.2011 05.08.2014
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
State Rajasthan
8. Shekhawati University, Behind Shri Kalyan Government College, Sikar – 332001, Rajasthan. 17.10.2012 23.04.2014

9. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University, 89, Royal House, Khwasji Ka Bagh, Durgapura, Tonk 17.10.2012 21.05.2014
Road, Jaipur – 302018, Rajasthan.
10. Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, M.S.J. College Premises, Bharatpur-321001 (Rajasthan) 17.10.2012 20.01.2015

State Tamil Nadu


11. Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University, Dr. D.G.S. Dinakaran Salai, Chennai – 600028. 14.11.2013 07.05.2014
State Telangana
12. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082 was removed from the 17.12.2014
list of Institutes established by State Legislature and included in the list of State Universities on
10.11.2014.
13. Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 03.09.2014 24.03.2015
500030, Telangana.
State Uttar Pradesh
14. Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur – 273010, Uttar Pradesh. 30.09.2013 13.08.2014
15. Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Viigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go- 06.10.2001 03.12.2014
Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
State Uttarakhand
16. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Medical Education University, 124, Ganga Vihar, Opposite Roadways 18.02.2014 29.04.2014
Workshop, Haridwar Road, Dehradun – 248 001, Uttarakhand.
17. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry, Bharsar, PauriGarhwal, Uttarakhand. 28.04.2011 02.06.2014
State West Bengal
18. Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Vibekananda Road, Cooch Behar – 736101, West 16.08.2012 30.03.2015
Bengal.

(iii) State-wise List of Private Universities included in the UGC list (01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015)
S. No Name of Private University Date of Notification Date of Inclusion in
UGC list
State Arunachal Pradesh
01. Arunodaya University, E-Sector, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Distt. Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh- 21.10.2014 12.11.2014
791109
02 North East Frontier Technical University, Sibu-Puyi, Aalo (PO), West Siang (Distt.), Arunachal 03.09.2014 01.10.2014
Pradesh –791001.
State Assam
03. Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha 14.08.2013 17.12.2014
Complex, Haladhar Bhuyan Path, Kalongpar, Nagaon-782001, Assam.
State Chhattisgarh
04. Amity University, Village-Manth, Tehsil-Tilda, Distt-Raipur, Chhattisgarh. 21.08.2014 22.10.2014
05. O.P. Jindal University, Knowledge Park, Gharghoda Road, Punjipathra, Raigarh-496001, 21.08.2014 17.12.2014
Chhattisgarh

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S. No Name of Private University Date of Notification Date of Inclusion in
UGC list
State Gujarat
06. Team Lease Skills University, Tarsali-Vadodara Road, Tarsali Bypass, Vadodara – 390009, 22.04.2013 22.05.2014
Gujarat.
07. ITM-Vocational University, Plot 6512, Ajwa Nimeta Road, RavaalTaluka, Waghodia, 08.05.2014 29.05.2014
Vadodara, Gujarat.
State Haryana
08. Al-Falah University, Faridabad, Haryana. 02.05.2014 16.05.2014
09. BML Munjal University, 67th KM Stone, NH-8, Sidhrawali, Dist. Gurgaon – 123 413, 02.05.2014 19.05.2014
Haryana.
10. Ashoka University, Plot No. 2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Kundli, NCR, Sonepat, Haryana. 02.05.2014 13.08.2014
(Private University)
State Himachal Pradesh
11. Abhilashi University, Chailchowk (Chachiot), Distt. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. 23.01.2015 03.03.2015
State Karnataka
12. Dayanand Sagar University, Devarakaggalahalli Village, Harohalli Hobli, Kanakapura Taluk, 16.05.2014 01.07.2014
Ramanagara District, Karnataka.
13. Rai Technology University, Doddaballapur Nelmangala Road, SH-74, Off Highway 207, 17.09.2014 10.10.2014
DoddaballapurTaluk, Bangalore-561204 (Karnataka)
State Madhya Pradesh
14. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, NH-12, Hoshangabad Road, Jatkhedi, Bhopal, Madhya 08.01.2015 30.01.2015
Pradesh.
State Maharashtra
15. Amity University, Mumbai - Pune Expressway, Bhatan, Post – Somathne, Panvel, Mumbai, 25.07.2014 03.09.2014
Maharashtra – 410206.
State Punjab
16. Rayat Bahra University, VPO – Sahauran, Tehsil – Kharar, Distt. – Mohali, Punjab – 13.08.2014 26.09.2014
140105.
17. GNA University, Village-Sri Hargobindgrh, Phagwara, Distt Kapurthala-144401, Punjab. 21.08.2014 30.01.2015
18. Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Village-Khiala, PO-Padhiana, Dist-Jalandhar-144030, 12.02.2015 19.03.2015
Punjab. (Private University)
State Rajasthan
19. Madhav University, Madhav University, “Madhav Hills”, Opp. Banas Bridge Toll, NH-14, 04.03.2014 23.07.2014
Village-Wada/Bhujela, Panchayat Samiti – Bharja, Tehsil – Pindwara, Abu Road, District-
Sirohi, Rajasthan – 307026.
20. Maulana Azad University, Village-Buzawad, Tehsil – Luni, Jodhpur – 342802, Rajasthan. 16.09.2013 07.05.2014
21. Pacific Medical University, Bhilo Ka Bedla, Bye Pass, National Highway 27, Udaipur, 04.03.2014 09.05.2014
Rajasthan.
22. IIHMR University, 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Near Sanganer Airport, Jaipur -302 029, 26.02.2014 09.09.2014
Rajasthan.
State Sikkim
23. Shri Ramasamy Memorial University, 5thMile, Tadong, Ranipool PO, Gangtok, Sikkim – 737 16.01.2014 05.08.2014
102.
State Uttar Pradesh
24. Rama University, Rama City, G.T. Road, Mandhana, Kanpur – 209217, Uttar Pradesh. 10.01.2014 07.04.2014
25. Maharishi University of Information Technology, Maharishi Bal Vidya Mandir & University 24.09.2013 24.06.2014
Campus, Sitapur Road, Post-Diburia, Lucknow – 226 020, Uttar Pradesh.
26. Jaypee University, Aligarh Road, Anoopshahar, Dist. Bulandshahar – 203 390, Uttar 04.03.2014 22.07.2014
Pradesh.
State West Bengal
27. Adamas University, Barasat, Barrackpore Road, Barberia, PO Jagannathpur, PS Barasat, 11.04.2014 20.01.2015
Kolkata – 700126, West Bengal.
28. JIS University, Agarpara, District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. 03.02.2015 03.03.2015
29. Seacom Skills University, Village – Kendradanga, PO – Sattore, PS – Panrui, Dist. – Birbhum- 11.04.2014 06.02.2015
731236, West Bengal.
30. University of Engineering and Management, University Area, Plot No. III-B/5, Main Arterial 03.02.2015 25.02.2015
Road (East-West), New Town, Action Area-III, Kolkata-700156, West Bengal.

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The following 6 universities had been declared fit to receive central assistance under Section 12 B of the UGC
Act, 1956 during 2014-15
S. No. State / Name of the University Year of Establishment
Andhra Pradesh
1. Rayalseema University, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 2008
Karnataka
2 Karnataka State Law University, Navanagar, Hubli, Karnataka  
3 Rani Channamma University, Vidyasangam, Bhutaramanahatti, NH-4, Belagavi, Karnataka.  
Rajasthan
4 Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan 2003
Telangana
5 Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar, Telangana 2008
Uttar Pradesh
6 Uttar Pradesh Viklang Uddhar Dr. Shakuntala Misra University, Mohaan Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. 2009
Table 2.1(a): Type-wise number of Universities/University level Institutions and Colleges as on 31.03.2015
S. No. Type of Institutions Number of Institutions (As on 31.03.2015)
1. Central Universities 46
2. State Universities 329
3. State Private Universities 205
4. Institutions established throughGraph
State 2.1(a)
Legislation
Type-wise Number of Universities as on 31.03.2015 3
5. Institutions Deemed to be Universities 128
Total 711
6. Colleges 40760*
* Provisional

Graph : 2.1(a) Type-wise number of Universities as on 31.03.2015

Institutions established
through State Central Universities, 46,
Legislation, 3, 0.42 % 6.47 %
Institutions Deemed to be
Universities
128
18%

State Universities, 329,


State Private 46.28%
Universities, 205, 28.83%

Table 2.1(b): State-wise Number of Universities listed by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act,
1956: 2014-2015 (As on 31st March, 2015)
S. No. State No. of Universities
Total Central State Private Deemed Others*
1. Andhra Pradesh 25 - 20 - 05 -
2. Arunachal Pradesh 09 01 - 07 01 -
3. Assam 18 02 12 04 -
4. Bihar 21 03 15 - 02 01
5. Chhattisgarh 21 01 12 08 - -
6. Goa 01 - 01 - - -
7. Gujarat 44 01 24 17 02 -
8. Haryana 38 01 14 17 06 -
9. Himachal Pradesh 22 01 04 17 - -
10. Jammu & Kashmir 10 02 07 - - 01
11. Jharkhand 13 01 07 03 02 -
12. Karnataka 47 01 23 09 14 -

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S. No. State No. of Universities
Total Central State Private Deemed Others*
13. Kerala 15 01 12 - 02
14. Madhya Pradesh 37 02 18 14 03 -
15. Maharashtra 43 01 20 01 21
16. Manipur 02 02 - - - -
17. Meghalaya 09 01 - 08 - -
18. Mizoram 02 01 - 01 - -
19. Nagaland 03 01 - 02 - -
20. Odisha 18 01 12 03 02 -
21. Punjab 22 01 08 11 02 -
22. Rajasthan 68 01 20 39 08 -
23. Sikkim 06 01 - 05 - -
24. Tamil Nadu 52 02 22 - 28 -
25. Telangana 20 03 15 02
26. Tripura 02 01 - 01 - -
27. Uttar Pradesh 64 05 25 23 10 01
28. Uttarakhand 25 01 10 10 04 -
29. West Bengal 28 01 21 05 01 -
30. NCT of Delhi 22 05 06 - 11 -
31. UT of Chandigarh 02 - 01 - 01 -
32. Puducherry 02 01 - - 01 -
Total 711 46 329 205 128 03
* Others – Institutions established under State Legislature Act.
Graph 2.1(b) : State-wise Number of Universities listed by UGC under section 2(f) of the
UGC Act, 1956 during 2014-15
Graph 2.1(b) : State-wise Number of Universities listed by UGC under section 2(f) of the UGC
Act, 1956 during 2014-15
80

70 68
64

60
NIVERSITES

52
50 47
44 43
NUMBER OF UN

40 38 37

30 28
25 25
21 21 22 22 22
20
20 18 18
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13
9 10 9
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6
1 2 2 3 2 2 2
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States / UT

So far as the number of Universities in States is concerned, Rajasthan (68) and Uttar Pradesh (64) top the list followed
by Tamil Nadu (52) , etc. and also it can be observed from the Table 2.1(b) that there is uneven establishment of
Universities in States.
However, the increase in the number of Colleges is varied amongst States as observed from the Table 2.1(c). Relatively
speaking and in comparison to the absolute figures, the state of Uttar Pradesh accounted for the highest increase with
2048 colleges, followed by Madhya Pradesh (1131), Maharashtra (716), Karnataka (546) for the last 5 Years. The
number of Colleges as on 31.03.2015 stood at 40760.
As many as 1,147 new colleges had been established during 2014-15, thus taking the total number of colleges to
40,760 in 2014-15 as against 39,613 colleges in 2013-14, registering an increase of almost 2.90%

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Table 2.1 ( c ): State-wise Number of Colleges** during the Year 2014-15 and increase
in Number from 2010-11 to 2014-15
S. State/Union Terriotory 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 2014-2015* Increase during 2010-
No. 2011 to 2014-15
1 Andhra Pradesh 4066 4550 4881 4907 2594 932+
2 Arunachal Pradesh 16 17 17 26 26 10
3 Assam 507 507 571 571 548 41
4 Bihar 653 706 695 695 730 77
5 Chattisgarh 641 681 696 696 717 76
6 Goa 54 60 60 66 69 15
7 Gujarat 1836 1849 2020 2060 2210 374
8 Haryana 902 976 992 1066 1123 221
9 Himachal Pradesh 344 348 349 344 344 -
10 Jammu & Kashmir 322 314 362 379 360 38
11 Jharkhand 231 231 239 279 286 55
12 Karnataka 3078 3370 3454 3674 3624 546
13 Kerala 1063 1063 1250 1259 1212 149
14 Madhya Pradesh 2236 2364 2406 3294 3367 1131
15 Maharashtra 4631 4836 4862 5326 5347 716
16 Manipur 76 80 85 89 86 10
17 Meghalaya 64 69 69 69 67 3
18 Mizoram 28 28 28 29 29 1
19 Nagaland 55 58 60 60 66 11
20 Odisha 1100 1117 1134 1134 1140 40
21 Punjab 852 978 1004 1004 1060 208
22 Rajasthan 2412 2753 2791 2791 2851 439
23 Sikkam 15 15 15 39 21 6
24 Tamil Nadu 2267 2410 2605 2760 2638 371
25 Telengana         2404  
26 Tripura 39 40 47 47 52 13
27 Uttar Pradesh 3859 4440 4787 5094 5907 2048
28 Uttrakhand 360 413 413 424 429 69
29 West Bengal 889 896 942 1057 1061 172
30 A & N Islands 6 6 6 7 8 2
31 Chandigarh 25 27 27 27 28 3
32 Lakshdweep 3 3 3 3 3 0
33 Daman & Diu 4 4 4 4 7 3
34 Delhi 240 240 240 242 242 2
35 D & N Haveli 4 4 4 4 10 6
36 Puducherry 86 86 86 87 94 8
Total 32964 35539 37204 39613 40760 7796
Note:+Telangana and Andhra Pradesh combined increase shown here
* Provisional
** Number of Colleges includes Affiliated Colleges /University Colleges/Constituent Colleges/PG Centres/RecognisedCentres / Off Campuses, etc.

Graph 2.1(c)Graph
: State-wise
2.1(c) : State-wiseNumber of Colleges
Number of Colleges : 2014-15 : 2014-15
7000
5907

6000
5347

5000
Number of Colleges

3624

4000
3367
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2851

2638
2594

3000
2404
2210

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1140
1123

1060

1061
730
717

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548

429
360
344

286

242

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States / Union Territory

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To meet the XII Plan target of 30% Gross Enrolment Ratio, efforts have to be made to open more number of
Universities/Colleges and also to increase the existing intake capacity of each course in every University/College.
At the end of the financial year 2014-2015, the total number of colleges recognized under Section 2(f) of the UGC
Act, 1956 was 9940 as compared to 9360 in the previous year. Out of these 9940 recognized colleges, 1739 colleges
are still not eligible to receive Central Assistance under Section 12B of the UGC Act, 1956.
Table 2.1(d): The state-wise number of Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act,
1956, as on 31.03.2015

S. State/Union No. of Colleges S. State/Union No. of Colleges


No. Territory 2(f) & 2(f) (Not included Total No. Territory 2(f) & 2(f) (Not included Total
12(B) under Section 12(B) under Section
12B) 12B)
1 Andhra Pradesh 328 67 395 19 Nagaland 32 8 40
2 Arunachal Pradesh 9 1 10 20 Odisha 441 36 477
3 Assam 284 20 304 21 Punjab 243 16 259
4 Bihar 397 19 416 22 Rajasthan 238 68 306
5 Chhattisgarh 146 28 174 23 Sikkim 0 6 6
6 Goa 29 3 32 24 Tamil Nadu 364 142 506
7 Gujarat 437 84 521 25 Telangana 214 57 271
26 Tripura 21 0 21
8 Haryana 169 7 176
27 Uttar Pradesh 1542 458 2000
9 Himachal Pradesh 55 8 63
28 Uttarakhand 58 15 73
10 Jammu & Kashmir 84 90 174
29 West Bengal 424 31 455
11 Jharkhand 116 10 126
30 A & N Islands 2 1 3
12 Karnataka 581 267 848
31 Chandigarh 19 0 19
13 Kerala 243 16 259 32 D & N Haveli 0 0 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 424 84 508 33 Daman Diu 2 0 2
15 Maharashtra 1096 170 1266 34 Delhi 77 5 82
16 Manipur 57 1 58 35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 29 8 37 36 Puducherry 15 11 26
18 Mizoram 25 2 27   Total 8201 1739 9940

Graph 2.1(d) : State-wise Total Number of Colleges incuded under Section 2(f) & 12B of the
UGC Act 1956 as on 31.03.2015

2500
2000

2000
Number of Colleges

1500
1266
848

1000
521

508

506
477

455
416
395

306
304

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259

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174

174
126

82
73
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37
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27

26
21

19
10

2
0

States / Union Territory




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2.2 Students Enrolment
During the academic year 2014-15, there had been 265.85** lakhs (provisional) students enrolled in various courses
at all levels in universities/colleges and other institutions of higher education as compared to the unrevised figure of
237.65 lakhs in the previous year, registering an increase of 11.87** per cent. The trend of students’ enrolment at the
macro level in the last two decades is given in Table 2.2(a).
**(Provisional data estimated on the basis of All India Survey on Higher Education and previous years’ data of UGC).
Table 2.2 (a): All India Growth of Students Enrolment :1984-85 TO 2014-15

Year Total Enrolment Increase over the Percentage Year Total Enrolment Increase over the Percentage
preceding year preceding year
1984-85 3404096 96447 2.9 2000-01 8399443 348836 4.3
1985-86 3605029 200933 5.9 2001-02 8964680 565237 6.7
1986-87 3757158 152129 4.2 2002-03 9516773 552093 6.2
1987-88 4020159 263001 7.0
2003-04 10201981 685208 7.2
1988-89 4285489 265330 6.6
2004-05 11038543 836562 8.2
1989-90 4602680 317191 7.4
2005-06 12043050 1004507 9.1
1990-91 4924868 322188 7.0
1991-92 5265886 341018 6.9 2006-07 13163054 1120004 9.3
1992-93 5534966 532939 5.6 2007-08 14400381 1237327 9.4
1993-94 5817249 282283 5.1 2008-09 15768417 1368036 9.5
1994-95 6113929 296680 5.1 2009 -10 17243352 1474935 9.4
1995-96 6574005 460076 7.5 2010-11 18670050 1426698 8.3
1996-97 6842598 268593 4.1 2011-12* 20327478 1657428* 8.9
1997-98 7260418 417820 6.1 2012-13* 22302938 1975460* 9.7
1998-99 7705520 445102 6.1 2013-14* 23764960 1462022* 6.6
1999-2000 8050607 345087 4.5 2014-15** 26585437 ** 2820477** 11.87**

** Provisional Data (Estimated on the basis of ALL INDIA SURVEY ON HIGHER EDUCATION and back years Data of UGC.)
* Increase will be finalized after loading of the data from universities and colleges on AISHE portal for previous years

Coverage: Figures of students enrolment pertain to regular courses in Universities and Colleges (excluding
Polytechnics, other diploma awarding
Graph 2.2(a) Institutions
: Yearwise Growth of& Non-formal
Students system
Enrolment of Higher
: Universities and Education. )
Colleges : 1984-85
to 2014-15
Graph 2.2(a) : Year-wise Growth of Students Enrolment : Universities and Colleges : 1984-85 to 2014-15

26585437
30000000
23764960
22302938

25000000
20327478
18670050
OLMENT

17243352

20000000
68417
81
1440038

1576

1
STUDENTS ENRO

13163054
12043050

15000000
11038543
10201981
9516773
8964680
8399443
8050607
7705520
7260418
6842598

10000000
6574005
6113929
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5534966
5265886
4924868
4602680
4285489
4020159
3757158
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3404096

5000000

0
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009 -10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
1999-2000

YEAR

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Out of 265.85 lakhs students, 124.76 lakhs are women students, constituting 46.93 percent. The comparative trend of
total students enrolment and enrolment of women students, among states, during 2014-15 is indicated in Table 2.2(b).
The enrolment of students, in terms of absolute numbers, had been the highest in the state of Uttar Pradesh (43.96
lakhs), followed by Maharashtra (28.60 lakhs), Tamil Nadu (24.01 lakhs) and West Bengal (15.90 lakhs), etc.
Table 2.2(b) : State-wise Students Enrolment* in Universities & Colleges : 2014-15
S. State/UT Total Women % of Women S. State/UT Total Women % of Women
No. No.
1 Andhra Pradesh 1114860 496249 44.51 Nagaland 29606 16646 20 56.23
2 Arunachal Pradesh 31015 14796 47.71 Odisha 726837 348517 21 47.95
3 Assam 428747 214006 49.91 Punjab 680816 351046 22 51.56
4 Bihar 1312822 552192 42.06 Rajasthan 1624039 633452 23 39.00
5 Chattisgarh 365222 178906 48.99 Sikkim 15519 6700 24 43.17
6 Delhi 344658 167293 48.54 Tamil Nadu 2401402 1232456 25 51.32
7 Goa 33225 19955 60.06 Telagana 1189647 540705 26 45.45
8 Gujarat 1225493 521114 42.52 Tripura 53612 22821 27 42.57
9 Haryana 833032 383729 46.06 Uttar Pradesh 4396906 2173158 28 49.42
10 Himachal Pradesh 180112 96279 53.46 Uttarakhand 386342 191026 29 49.44
11 Jammu & Kashmir 260411 128643 49.40 West Bengal 1590097 710724 30 44.70
12 Jharkhand 461961 222882 48.25 A & N Island 5110 2747 31 53.76
13 Karnataka 1544644 736801 47.70 Chandigarh 66582 35716 32 53.64
14 Kerala 670850 397099 59.19 D & N Haveli 4076 1737 33 42.62
15 Madhya Pradesh 1503985 651552 43.32 Daman & Diu 2481 800 34 32.25
16 Maharashtra 2860239 1301684 45.51 Lakshdweep 496 353 35 71.17
17 Manipur 104173 53197 51.07 Puducherry 59360 30704 36 51.73
18 Meghalaya 55628 29711 53.41 Total 26585437 12475669   46.93
19 Mizoram 21432 10273 47.93 * Provisional Data
Graph 2.2(b): Statewise Students Enrolment : Universities and Colleges : 2014-15*
Graph 2.2(b): Statewise Students Enrolment : Universities and Colleges : 2014-15*
5000000

4396906
4500000

4000000

3500000
ROLMENT

2860239

3000000
01402
STUDENTS ENR

240

2500000
1624039

1590097
1544644

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1312822

1225493

1189647
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833032

726837

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670850

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461961
428747

386342
365222

344658

260411
180112

104173

500000
66582

59360
55628

53612
33225
31015

29606
21432

15519

5110

4076

2481

496

STATES / UTs

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Graph Graph
2.2(b) 2.2(b)
: Statewise : Genderwise
: Statewise : Students
: Genderwise enrolment
: Students in Universities
enrolment and Colleges
in Universities : 2014-15*
and Colleges :
2014-15

5000000

4500000

4000000

3500000 Women Men


Number of Students

3000000

2500000

2000000

1500000

1000000

500000

States/UT

* Provisional

2.2(c) Level-wise Students Enrolment


The enrolment position in the academic year 2014-15 reveals that the majority of students in the higher education
system had been enrolled for a variety of courses at the under-graduate level. The students at this level constitute
provisionally 86.26% of the total number of students in colleges and universities put together. The percentage of
students enrolled for Master’s level courses (PG) had been 11.09% while a very small proportion i.e. 0.67% of the
total number of students have enrolled for research. Similarly, only 1.57% of the total number of students have
enrolled in Diploma/Certificate courses.
As regards the distribution of students’ enrolment between universities and affiliated colleges, the largest number
of students in the higher education system is enrolled in affiliated colleges. About 88.37% of all the under-graduate
students and 71.09% of all the post-graduate students have enrolled in the affiliated colleges, while the remaining is
in the universities and their constituent colleges. In contrast, 73.56% of the total research students had been in the
universities. However, the fact that the majority of the total number of students are enrolled in the affiliated colleges
where the foundations of higher education are being laid demands focus and greater financing to the college sector,
particularly with reference to promotion of relevance, access and equity, quality and excellence, etc.

Growth of Higher Education System 55


Table 2.2 (c): Level-Wise Students Enrolment* University Teaching Departments / University Colleges &
Affiliated : Colleges: 2014-2015
S. No. Level University Deptts. / Affiliated Total (% to Grand Percentage in Affiliated
University Colleges Colleges Total) Colleges
1 Under-Graduate 2666525 20266770 22933295 88.37
(86.26)
2 Post-Graduate 851778 2094892 2946670 71.09
(11.09)
3 Research 131520 47261 178781 26.44
(0.67)
4 Diploma / Certificate 226882 190097 416979 45.59
(1.57)
5 Integrated 93361 16351 109712 14.90
(0.41)
Grand Total 3970066 22615371 26585437 85.07
(100.0)
* Provisional Data
Note: Research includes M.Phil and PhD

Graph 2.2(c)(i) : Level-wise Students enrolment Graph 2.2(c)(ii) : Level-wise Students Enrolment
: University Teaching Departments / University : University Teaching Departments / University
Colleges & Affiliated Colleges : 2014-15 Colleges : 2014-15
Integrated Diploma / Certificate
Courses, 109712, 0.41% 226882
Research, 178781, 0.67% Diploma / Research Integrated Courses 6%
Certificate, 416979, 1.57% 131520 93361
3% 2%

Post-
Graduate, 2946670, 11.09% Post-Graduate
851778
22%

Graduate
Graduate, 22933295, 86.26 2666525
86.26 % 67%

Graph 2.2(c )(iii) : Level-wise Students Enrolment : Affiliated Colleges : 2014-15


Diploma/
Certificate,190097,0.84%
Integrated
Courses,16351,0.07%
Research,47261,0.21%
PostͲ
Graduate,2094892,9.26%

Graduate,20266770,89.62
%

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2.2(d) : Faculty-wise Students Enrolment
The distribution of students, across various faculties, during the academic year 2014-15 was as under:
Out of the total enrolment of students (265.85 lakhs), 37.41% students had been in the faculty of Arts, followed by
17.59% in Science and 16.39% in Commerce/ Management. Thus, 71% of the total enrolment had been in the three
faculties of Arts, Sciences and Commerce / Management, while the remaining 29% had been in the professional
faculties, the highest percentage being in Engineering/Technology (16.27%), followed by Education(Teacher Training)
(4.57%) and Medical courses (4.02%), etc. In a country like India, where Agriculture and allied occupations are
the main occupations, the enrolment in Agricultural Courses had been just 0.78 percent and in Veterinary Science,
it is a miniscule of 0.11 percent. Thus, it is evident from the faculty-wise distribution of enrolment that the ratio
of professional to non-professional enrolment has been almost 1:3 and hence there is a need for an appropriate
policy change which may rationalize and reduce the disparity and increase the need to focus on vocationalisation of
education.
Students Enrolment * : Faculty-wise: 2014-2015
S. No. Faculty Total Enrolment Percentage to Total
1 Arts 9945700 37.41
2 Science 4675043 17.59
3 Commerce/Management 4357108 16.39
4 Education 1215442 4.57
5 Engineering / Technology 4326316 16.27
6 Medicine 1069911 4.02
7 Agriculture 207756 0.78
8 Veterinary Science 28017 0.11
9 Law 444613 1.67
10 Others 315531 1.19
Total 26585437 100.00
* Provisional Data
Arts includes Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, etc.
Sciences includes Home-Science, Computer Science and Computer Application, etc.
Education includes Shiksha Shastri, Shiksha Acharya, Vidya Varidhi, Vachaspati, etc.
Engineering & Technology includes Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dairy Technology, Architecture, etc.
Medicine includes Ayurveda, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health/Social Preventive Medicine,
Unani, Tibbia, Physiotherapy, Naturotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Siddha Medicine, etc.
Agriculture includes Horticulture, Sericulture & Forestry, etc.
Veterinary Science includes Fisheries, Dairy Science, Animal Science, etc.
Others include Library and Information Science, Music, Performing / Visual Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication,
Physical Education, Social Work, etc.
Graph 2.2(d): Faculty-wise Students Enrolment : Universities and Colleges : 2014-15
Agriculture, Veterin
nary Science,
207756, 0.78% 280017, 0.11% 3, 1.67%
Law, 444613
Arts,
Medicine,
Engin
neering / Others, 9945700, 37.41%
069911, 4.02%
10
Technology, 315531, 1.19%
4326316, 16.27%

Educa
ation,
1215442
2, 4.57%

Commerce e/
Managemen nt, Scien
nce, 4675043,
4357108, 16.3
39% 17.59%

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2.3 Faculty Strength
In the academic year 2014-2015, the total number of teachers in universities and colleges was 12.61 lakhs as compared
to 10.49 lakhs teachers in the previous year .There are approximately 39.20% women teachers in universities and
colleges (Table 2.3(c)). Out of the 12.61 lakh teachers, 84.66% teachers were in Colleges and the remaining 15.34%
in University Departments / University Colleges:Table 2.3(b) & Table 2.3(a).
Table 2.3(a) : Number and Distribution of Teaching Staff-by Designation – in Universities Teaching
Departments/University Colleges**: 2014-2015 And
Year Professors* Readers/Associates Lecturers Assistant Tutor/ Total
Prefessors (Selection Grade / Professors/ Demonstrators
Senior Scale) Lecturers
2014-15 33424 30962 3337 115416 10383 193522
(17.27) (16.00) (1.72) (59.64) (5.37) (100.00)
* Includes Principals and Senior Teachers who are equivalent to Professors.
** ProvisionalGraphData 2.3(a) : Level-wise Teaching Staff : University Teaching Departments / University
Note: (a) Figures in parentheses indicate the percentage of theColleges
cadres to the: total staff.
2014-15
(b) Part-time / Adhoc / Contract / Visiting Teachers / Physical Training Instructors are included under Assistant Professors / Lecturers.

Graph 2.3(a) : Level-wise Teaching Staff : University Teaching Departments / University Colleges : 2014-15

Professors*
33424
Tutor/ Demonstrators
17%
10383
5% Readers/Associate
Professors
30962
16%

Assistant Lecturers (Selection Grade /


Professors/Lecturers Senior Scale)
115416 3337
60% 2%

Table : 2.3(b) Number and Distribution of Teaching Staff-by Designation - in Affiliated Colleges**: 2014-2015
Year Professors* Readers/Associate Lecturers Assistant Tutor/ Total
Professors/ (Selection Grade / Professors/ Demonstrators
Senior Scale) Lecturers
2014-15 82844 145743 31141 775393 32707 1067828
(7.76) (13.65) (2.92) (72.61) (3.06) (100.00)
* Includes Principals and Senior Teachers who are equivalent to Professors.
** Provisional Data
Note: (a) Figures in parentheses indicate the percentage of the cadres to the total staff.
(b) Part-time / Adhoc / Contract / Visiting Teachers / Physical Training Instructors are included under Assistant Professors / Lecturers.

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Graph 2.3(b) : Level-wise Teaching Staff : Affiliated Colleges: 2014-15
Professors*
82844 Readers/Associate
8% Professors
Tutor/ Demonstrators
32707 145743
3% 14%

Lecturers (Selection
Grade / Senior Scale)
31141
Assistant 3%
Professors/Lecturers
775393
72%

The Category-wise position of teachers, in term of percentages, in affiliated colleges and University Teaching
Departments / University Colleges / PG Centers during 2014-15 is as under :
Table 2.3(c) :Designation-wise Distribution of Teaching Staff* in Universities and Colleges : 2014-15

Number of Teaching Staff


University Teaching Dept./ Affiliated Colleges Grand Total (% to Total )
Designation University Colleges / PG
Centers/ Recognized Centers
Total Women Total Women Total Women
Professors* 33424 7193 82844 21204 116268 28397
(9.22) (5.74)
Associate Professors/Readers 30962 8831 145743 50954 176705 59785
(14.01) (12.10)
Lecturer (Selection Grade / Senior Scale) 3337 1306 31141 12641 34478 13947
(2.73) (2.82)
Assistant Professors /Lecturers 115416 43439 775393 325628 890809 369067
(70.62) (74.64)
Tutors / Demonstrators 10383 4491 32707 18755 43090 23246
(3.42) (4.70)
Total 193522 65260 1067828 429182 1261350 494442
100.0) (100.0)
* Provisional data
Graph 2.3(c) : Level-wise Teaching Staff : University Teaching Departments / University Colleges /PG
Centres /Recognised Centres and Affiliated Colleges : 2014-15
Tutors / Professors*
Demonstrators Associate
116268 Professors/Readers
43090 9%
3% 176705
14%

Lecturer (Selection
Grade / Senior Scale)
34478
3%
Assistant Professors
/Lecturers
890809
71%

Growth of Higher Education System 59


2.4 Research Degrees
The number of research degrees (Ph.Ds) awarded by various universities increased from 20,275 in 2012-2013 to
22849 in 2013-2014, thus registering an increase of 12.70%. Out of the total number of Ph.Ds awarded in 2013-2014,
the Faculty of Arts had the highest number with 7480 degrees, followed by the Faculty of Science with 7018 degrees.
These two faculties together accounted for 63.45 per cent of the total number of Ph.D. degrees awarded. 2098 degrees
were awarded in the Faculty of Commerce/Management. In professional faculties, the Faculty of Engineering &
Technology had topped with as many as 2533 Ph.D. degrees, followed by Agriculture with 871 degrees, followed by
Education faculty with 825 degrees, Medicine faculty with 819 degrees, others with 737 degrees, etc. It is observed that
there is an increasing trend in academic research in terms of number of research degrees awarded by the Universities
during 2013-2014 (Table 2.4(a)) as compared to the figures for the year 2012-2013.
Table 2.4(a): Faculty-wise Number of M.Phil.& Doctorate Degrees (Ph.D.) Awarded in 2012-13 & 2013-14*.
S. No Faculty 2012-13 2013-14 *
M.Phil Ph.D. M.Phil Ph.D.
1 Arts 7430 6298 7859 7480
2 Science 6916 6641 6783 7018
3 Commerce/Management 2419 1585 2868 2098
4 Education 757 813 853 825
5 Engineering/Technology 72 2119 33 2533
6 Medicine 74 756 160 819
7 Agriculture 117 738 113 871
8 Veterinary Science 37 204 32 241
9 Law 87 282 30 227
10 Others 1631 839 1694 737
  Total 19540 20275 20425 22849
* Provisional figures.
Arts includes Oriental Learning , Humanities, Social Science, Languages, etc.
Sciences includes Home-Science, Computer Science and Computer Application.
Education includes Vidya Varidhi, Vachaspati
Medicine includes Ayurveda, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health/Social Preventive Medicine,
Unani, Tibbia, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Siddha Medicine, etc.

Graph 2.4(a): Faculty-wise Number of M.Phil & Ph.D Degrees awarded during 2013-14
(Data based on response received from 563 Degree awarding Universities / Institutions)
9000
7859
7480

8000
7018
6783

7000

6000

5000 M.Phil
Ph.D.
Ph D
4000
2868

2533

3000
2098

1694

2000
871
853
825

819

737

1000
241

227
160

113
33

32

30

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Others include Library and Information Science, Music, Performing/Visual Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication,
Physical Education, Social Work, etc.
Note: The data for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14 is based on the responses of 497 and 563 Universities/University
level institutions respectively.
2.5 Growth in Enrolment of Women in Higher Education
There had been a phenomenal growth in the number of women students enrolled in higher education since independence.
The women enrolment which was less than 10 per cent of the total enrolment on the eve of Independence had risen to
46.93 per cent in the academic year 2014-2015.
The pace of growth has been particularly faster in the last two decades. As the data in Table 2.5(a) show, the number
of women enrolled per hundred men registered more than five times in 2014-2015 as compared to 1950-1951.
Table 2.5(a): Women Students per Hundred Men Students
Year Total Women Enrolment (000s) Women Enrolment Per Hundred Men
1950-1951 40 14
2014-2015 12476 88

Graph 2.5(a) : Women Students


Graph 2.5(a) Enrolment
: Women & Women
Students Enrolment Students
& Women PerPer
Students Hundred
Hundred Men Students (2014-15)
Men Students

12476
14000

12000

1950-51
10000 2014-15

8000

6000

4000

2000 88
40 14

0
Total Women enrolment (000's) Women enrolment Per Hundred Men

2.6 Distribution of Women Enrolment by State and Faculty


During 2014-15, Table 2.2 (b) distribution of women enrolment by state shows among the states and UTs, Lakshadweep
had the highest percentage (71.17%), followed by Goa with 60.06% in terms of women enrolment as a percentage
of total enrolment of the state. There are 23 states/UTs which had higher enrolment of women than the national
percentage of 46.93%. In the rest of the states, the percentage of women enrolled had been less than the national
average, with Rajasthan recording the lowest women enrolment of 39.0% only. In absolute numbers, Uttar Pradesh
State had been on the top in enrolling women students (21.73 lakhs), followed by Maharashtra (13.01 lakhs) and
Tamil Nadu (12.32 lakhs), etc.
The faculty-wise distribution of women enrolment in higher education 2014-15 is as under::

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Table 2.6 (a) Women Enrolment: Faculty-Wise*: 2014-2015
S. No. Faculty Women Enrolment Percentage to Total Enrolment
1. Arts/Oriental Learning 5202612 41.70
2. Science 2320894 18.60
3. Commerce/Management 1962384 15.73
4. Education 765028 6.13
5. Engg./Tech. 1232006 9.88
6. Medicine 637701 5.11
7. Agriculture 55414 0.44
8. Vet.Science 9980 0.08
9. Law 148024 1.19
10. Others 141626 1.14
Total 12475669 100.00
* Provisional
Arts includes Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, etc..
Sciences includes Home-Science, Computer Science and Computer Application, etc.
Education includes Shiksha Shastri, Shiksha Acharya, Vidya Varidhi, Vachaspati, etc.
Engineering & Technology includes Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dairy Technology, Architecture, etc.
Medicine includes Ayurveda, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health/Social Preventive Medicine,
Unani, Tibbia, Physiotherapy, Naturotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Siddha Medicine, etc.
Agriculture includes Horticulture, Sericulture & Forestry, etc.
Veterinary Science includes Fisheries, Dairy Science, Animal Science, etc.
Others include Library and Information Science, Music, Performing / Visual Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication,
Physical Education, Social Work, etc.

Graph 2.6(a) : Faculty-wise Women Students Enrolment: Universities and Colleges: 2014-15
Veterinary
Science, 9980, 0.08%
Agriculture, 55414, 0.44%

Medicine, 637701, 5.11% Law, 148024, 1.19%

Arts, 5202612, 41.70%


Engineering / Others, 141626, 1.14%
Technology, 1232006, 9.88
%
Education, 765028, 6.13%

Commerce/Management, 1
962384, 15.73% Science, 2320894, 18.60%

Table 2.6(a) shows that the women enrolment in the faculty of Arts had been 41.70% of total women enrolment,
followed by the faculty of Science (18.60%), the faculty of Commerce/Management (15.73%), etc., constituting 76.03
% in these three non-professional faculties. The professional faculies constitutes 23.97 % of total women enrolment.

2.7 Women Colleges


From the following Table 2.7, it can be found that as many as 240 women colleges have so far been established during
two years of the XII Plan as compared to the figure at the end of XI Plan (4266). As on 31.03.2014, there were 4506
colleges exclusively for women.(data available upto 31.03.2014).

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Table 2.7: Number of Women Colleges from 1997-1998 to 2014-2015
Year Number of Women Colleges Year Number of Women Colleges
1997-1998 1260 2007-2008 2360
1998-1999 1359 2008-2009 2565
1999-2000 1503 2009-2010 3612
2000-2001 1578 2010-2011 3982
2001-2002 1756 2011-2012* 4266
2002-2003 1824 2012-2013* 4386
2003-2004 1871 2013-2014* 4506
2004-2005 1977 2014-15 * Data not available on increase in Women
2005-2006 2071 Colleges in 2014-15
2006-2007 2208 * Provisional and includes Nursing colleges

2.8 Condensed Statistics on Growth of Higher Education


Growth of higher education since 1950-51 in terms of degree awarding Universities/Institutions registered 24.7 fold
increase, number of colleges had 58 fold increase, Student Enrolment had 67 fold increase and Teacher’s strength had
52 fold increase as observed during 2014-15.

Graph 2.8 : Growth of Higher Education : Universities / Colleges/ Students Enrolment / Teaching Staff :
1950-51 - 2014-15

300 80

265.85

67 70
250

58 60

200
52
50

Fold Increase
1950-51
Number

2014-15
150 40
Fold Increase

30
100 24.7

79
20

50 40.7
10
12.61
3.2 0.7 3.97 0.24
0 0
Universities (in Ten) Colleges ( in Thousand) Enrolment(in Lakhs) Teaching Staff ( in Lakhs)


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3
Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan)
Assistance to Universities
3.1 Assistance to Universities
The University Grants Commission has been providing grants to Central and Deemed to be Universities, both under
Plan (Development) and Non-Plan (Maintenance) Schemes/ Programmes while assistance to State Universities is
being made available only under Plan (Development) Schemes/Programmes. General Plan Development Grant to
Universities is being made available during XII Plan on the basis of the outlays determined and communicated to the
Universities. The outlays shall be in operation for the period from 1st April, 2012 to 31st March, 2017.
Under the General Plan Development Assistance, the UGC assists each eligible University for the overall development
covering different aspects, namely, enhancing access, ensuring equity, imparting relevant education, improving
quality and excellence, making their University administration more effective, providing more Faculty Improvement
Programmes, enhancing facilities for students, augmenting research facilities and other plans of the University.
In order to fulfill these objectives, the financial assistance to meet the requirements of the University in terms of
infrastructure, staff, equipment, books & journals, library, etc. can be provided by the UGC under the General Plan
Development Assistance during the XII Plan period.
3.1(a) Central Universities
The University Grants Commission (UGC) provides both Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) assistance
to Central Universities under various schemes/programmes.
As on 31st March, 2015,there are 46 Central Universities, out of which 6 Universities namely (i) Central Agricultural
University, Imphal, Manipur (ii) Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (iii) Indian Maritime University,
Chennai (iv) South Asian University, New Delhi (v) Nalanda University, Bihar and (vi) Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation
University, Uttar Pradesh are not funded by the UGC. Therefore, 40 Central Universities are being provided Plan
(Development Grant) and other specific schemes of UGC. 24 Old Central Universities including 3 newly converted
Central Universities & One Medical College are receiving Maintenance Grant from the UGC. During the year 2014-15,
one new Central University in the name of Mahatma Gandhi Central University has been established by Government
of India notifying amendment in First Schedule to the Principal Act, 2009 on 17th December, 2014 for renaming of
‘Central University of Bihar as ‘Central University of South Bihar with its jurisdiction in the territory in the South
of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar and establishment of one more Central University in Bihar in the name of
‘Mahatma Gandhi Central University’ with its jurisdiction in the territory in North of the River Ganges in the State of
Bihar. However, the new Central University will be operationalised after the appointment of first Vice-Chancellor by
the Government of India. The names of the Central Universities are given below:-
S. No. State Name of Central University
1 Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, P.O. Doimukh, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh – 791 112
2 Assam Assam University, PO: Assam University, Silchar, - 788 011
3. Tezpur University, Distt. Sonitpur, P.B.No.72, Napaam, Tezpur, Assam – 784 001
4. Telangana University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – 500 046
5 Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – 500 032
6. English and Foreign Languages University, O.U. Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – 500 007
7. Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110 025
8. University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007
9. Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 067

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S. No. State Name of Central University
10. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
11. South Asian University, New Delhi
12. Maharashtra Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Post Box No. 16, Panchtila, Umri Village, Arvi Road,
Wardha, Mumbai – 442 001
13. Mizoram Mizoram University, Post Box No. 910, Aizwal, Mizoram – 796 009
14. Meghalaya North Eastern Hill University, NEHU Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya – 793 022
15. Manipur Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal, Manipur – 795 003
16. Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur
17. Nagaland Nagaland University, Campus Kohima, Headquarter Lumani, Nagaland – 797 001
18. Puducherry Pondicherry University,R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry
– 605 014
19. Sikkim Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Samdur, P.O. Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim-737 102
20. Tripura Tripura University, Suryamaninagar, Tripura – 799 130 Agartala,
21. Tamil Nadu Indian Maritime University, Chennai
22. Central University of Tamil Nadu, Neelakudi Campus, Kangalancherry (Post), Thiruvarur – 610 101.
23. Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.-202 002
24. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareily Road, Lucknow, U.P. – 226 025
25. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. 221 005
26. University of Allahabad, Allahabad, U.P.-211 002
27. Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh
28. West Bengal Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan, West Bengal – 731 235
29. Uttarakhand Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University,Srinagar, Garhwal – 246 174
30. Rajasthan Central University of Rajasthan, 8, Bandar Sindri, Distt. – Ajmer – 305 801, Rajasthan.
31. Punjab Central University of Punjab, Mansa Road, Bathinda-151 001
32. Odisha Central University of Orissa, Landiguda, Koraput, Orissa – 764 020..
33. Madhya Pradesh Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh-470 003
34. The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Makal Sadan, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
35. Kerala Central University of Kerala, BKM Towers, Nayanmar Moola. Vidyanagar P.O., Kasaragod – 671 123
36. Karnataka Central University of Karnataka, Kadaganchi, Aland Road, Aland Taluk, Gulbarga (Dist.) – 585 311, Karnataka
37. Jharkhand Central University of Jharkhand, Ratu Lohardage Road, Brambe, Ranchi – 835 205, Jharkhand
38. Jammu & Kashmir Central University of Kashmir, Transit Campus, Sonwar, Near GB Pant Hospital, Srinagar – 190 005 ( J & K)
39. Central University of Jammu, Bagla (Rahya-Suchani), District Samba, Jammu – 181 143 (J & K).
40. Himachal Pradesh Central University of Himachal Pradesh, PO Box No.21, Dharamashala, Dist-Kangra, Himachal Pradesh-176215
41. Haryana Central University of Haryana, Villages Jant – Pali, Distt. – Mahendergarh – 123 029, Haryana
42. Chhatisgarh Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Main Campus, Koni, Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh, - 495 009
43 Bihar Central University of South Bihar, BIT Campus, P.O. – B.V. College, Patna – 800 014.
44. Nalanda University, Rajgir, Distt – Nalanda – 803 116, Bihar.
45. Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar
46. Gujarat Central University of Gujarat, Sector-29, Gandhinagar – 382 029, Gujarat.
3.1 (a) Plan Grant
(i) General Development Grant
Plan grant is given for the development of 39 Central Universities including Medical Colleges and the Hospitals
attached to them. Besides, there is one Medical College, namely, University College of Medical Science,which is
also fully funded by the UGC. The objective of development assistance is not only to improve and consolidate the
existing infrastructure in the university, but also to develop excellence in certain identified areas. During the XII Plan,
General Development Assistance to universities is being provided in the form of Plan Block Grant. For universities,
it will include construction/renovation of building (including renovation of heritage buildings), campus development,
staff, books & journals, laboratory, equipment and infrastructure, annual maintenance contracts, innovative research
activities, university industry linkages, extension activities, cultural activities, development of ICT, health care, student
amenities including hostels, Non-NET Fellowships to students, Travel Grant, Conferences / Seminars / Symposia
/ Workshops, Publication Grant, Appointment of Visiting Professor / Visiting Fellow, Establishment of Career &
Counselling Cell, Day Care Centres, basic facilities for women, Faculty Development Programmes, etc.

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Universities 65


The concept of Merged Schemes introduced during the XI Plan has been done away with and no separate grant under
the Merged Schemes is being provided during the XII Plan.
The following schemes which were earlier part of Merged Schemes are now implemented independently by a dedicated
cell of the UGC and separate grant provided by UGC under these schemes.
(i) Equal Opportunity Cell
(ii) Remedial Coaching for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minority community students
(iii) Coaching for NET for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minority community students
(iv) Coaching Classes for entry into services for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minority students.
(v) Scheme for persons with disabilities.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell and construction of Women Hostels are also being implemented as independent
scheme in all Central Universities.
The scheme called ENCORE which was initiated during XI Plan is now a part of XII Plan General Development
Assistance. No separate funding will be provided for this scheme.
UGC has also provided the funds for the following purposes:-
(ii) Implementation of Sachar Committee
Justice Sachar Committee Report has made several recommendations regarding the Education Sector. To formulate
a Plan of Action on the findings of the Report, a High Level Committee was constituted by the MHRD. The Fatmi
Committee Report has been accepted by the Hon’ble HRM for implementation of the recommendations contained
therein.
As regards Central Universities, namely, Aligarh Muslim University and Maulana Azad National Urdu University,
Hyderabad, the Fatmi Committee has made certain specific recommendations.
During the year 2014-2015, UGC has released an amount of `25.00 crores for implementation of the recommendations
of the Sachar Committee.
(iii) Coaching Scheme for Residential Coaching Academies for Minorities/SCs/STs and Women
As the scheme of UGC for remedial coaching and entry into services have not created the desired impact, ‘Residential
Coaching Academies’ for Minorities/SCs/STs and Women were set up at Aligarh Muslim University, Maulana Azad
National Urdu University, Jamia Hamdard, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and Jamia Millia
Islamia.
The objective of the Residential Coaching Academy for Minorities/ SCs/STs and Women is to provide equal
opportunities to all section of society for equitable growth which entails affirmative action for Minorities, SCs/STs
and women by providing Coaching programme to the student, with Hostel facilities with free of cost/nominal fee,
without tuition fee for the above category for entry into Central/State Government, private sector jobs and entry into
IITs/Medical colleges.
The financial assistance for setting up Residential Coaching Academies under this scheme during 2014-2015 is given
as under:-
(` in lakh)
Sl. No. Name of the University Total Allocation Grant already released Grant released during year 2014-15
1. Aligarh Muslim University 1328.78 664.39 0.00
2. Jamia Millia Islamia 1500.00 750.00 650.00
3. Maulana Azad National Urdu University 828.78 414.39 369.39
4. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University 1078.78 995.28 0.00
5. Jamia Hamdard 1395.38 1385.38 0.00
(Deemed University)
Total 6131.72 4209.44 1019.39

66 Annual Report 2014-2015


Financial Assistance for Settingup
Financial Assistance Coaching
for Settingup Acadmies:
Coaching Acadmies: 2014-15
2014-15

1600

1500

1395.38
1385.38
Total Allocation (XII Plan)

1328.78
Grant already released
1400 Grant released during year 2014-15

1078.78
1200

995.28
1000

828.78
Rs. in Lakhs

750
800

664.39

650
600

414.39
369.39
400

200 0

0
0
Aligarh Muslim Jamia Millia Maulana Azad Dr. B.R. Jamia Hamdard (Deemed
University Islamia National Urdu Ambedkar University)
University University

(iv) Chairs
Status of Establishment of Chairs in Central Universities Sanctioned by UGC
S. No. Name of the Chair Name of the University
1. Ambedkar Chair Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
2. Vivekanand Chair Central University of Jammu
During the year 2014-2015, the UGC released an amount of `20.00 lakhs to Maulana Azad National Urdu University
for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Chair and `25.00 lakhs to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University for establishment
of Ambedkar Chair. In addition to this,the UGC has approved one Chair in the name of Swami Vivekanand in Central
University of Jammu.
(v) Special honorarium of `15000/-p.m.to the Teachers who are fellows of at least two of the four specified
science academies during XI Plan period.
The UGC has initiated the scheme for special honorarium of `15,000/- p.m. to the teachers who have been awarded
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award or who are fellow of at least two of the following four Academies identified by the
UGC:
1. National Academy of Science, Allahabad
2. Indian Science Academy, Bangalore
3. Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
4. Indian National Science Academy of Engg., New Delhi
A teacher can avail only one of the honorariums and not more than one, i.e. either from the CSIR as Bhatnagar
Awardee or from the UGC Scheme.
An amount of `1.80 lakh was released to Central University of Punjab during 2014-2015 under the Scheme.
(vi) Establishment of Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers:
The UGC is providing funds to the Central Universities, namely, Aligarh Muslim University, Maulana Azad National
Urdu University and Jamia Millia Islamia for establishment of Centre for Professional Development of Urdu Medium
Teachers. The status of grant released to these universities is given as under:-
(` In Lakhs)
Name of the Univ. Allocation Grant released during XII Plan so far
Maulana Azad National Urdu University 400.00 376.00
Aligarh Muslim University 400.00 370.00
Jamia Millia Islamia 400.00 200.00

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Universities 67


During the financial year 2014-2015, no grant was released under the Scheme.
 Grants paid during 2014-2015 against XII Plan allocation
The details of grants released to various Central Universities under General Development Assistance during the year
2014-2015 is as under Table 3.1 (a1):
Table 3.1 (a1)
(` in lakhs)
Sl. Name of the State Name of the University / Medical College XII Plan Grant Released
No. Allocation during 2014-15
1 2 3 4 5
  NON-NER CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES    
1 TELANGANA M.A. N. URDU UNIVERSITY 13400.00 3087.50
2 UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD 16600.00 2000.00
3 THE ENGLISH & FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY 16100.00 3400.00
4 CHHATTISGARH GURU GHASIDAS VISHWAVIDYALAYA 12900.00 2560.00
5a DELHI UNIVERSITY O F DELHI 30000.00 0.00
b UCMS 12400.00 2070.00
6 JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA 20600.00 5800.00
7 JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIV. 20400.00 9460.00
8 MADHYA PRADESH DR. HARISINGH GOUR VISHWAVIDYALAYA 12700.00 0.00
9 INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL TRIBAL UNIVERSITY 28000.00 5864.00
10 MAHARASHTRA M.G.A. HINDI VISHWAVIDYALAYA 7400.00 650.00
11 PUDUCHERRY PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY 14600.00 2325.00
12 UTTARAKHAND H.N.B. GARHWAL UNIVERSITY 17600.00 1700.50
13 UTTAR PRADESH ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY 16200.00 3225.00
14 BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY 24900.00 6400.00
15 BABA SAHEB BHIM RAO AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY 5800.00 1512.50
16 UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD 13800.00 3500.00
17 WEST BENGAL VISVA BHARATI 6800.00 2112.50
  TOTAL (I) (NON-NER CENTRAL UNIVS) 290200.00 55667.00
  NEW CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES  
18 BIHAR C.U. OF BIHAR 27975.00 7500.00
19 GUJARAT C.U. OF GUJARAT 23775.00 5076.01
20 HARYANA C.U. OF HARYANA 31050.00 5500.00
21 HIMACHAL PRADESH C.U. OF HIMACHAL PRADESH 27200.00 0.00
22 JAMMU & KASHMIR C.U. OF JAMMU 38850.00 13462.50
23 C.U. OF KASHMIR 38475.00 6191.75
24 JHARKHAND C.U. OF JHARKHAND 29850.00 2500.00
25 KARNATAKA C.U. OF KARNATAKA 28225.00 11842.25
26 KERALA C.U. OF KERALA 35725.00 16510.00
27 ODISHA C.U. OF ORISSA 31900.00 7256.25
28 PUNJAB C.U. OF PUNJAB 33350.00 13436.00
29 RAJASTHAN C.U. OF RAJASTHAN 30775.00 6580.94
30 TAMIL NADU C.U. OF TAMIL NADU 30050.00 8988.75
  TOTAL-II (NEW CUs) 407200.00 104844.45
  TOTAL (I + II) 697400.00 160511.45
  NER CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES  
31 ASSAM ASSAM UNIVERSITY 8400.00 2444.65
32 TEZPUR UNIVERSITY 11100.00 1400.00
33 ARUNACHAL PRADESH RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY 5700.00 500.00
34 MANIPUR MANIPUR UNIVERSITY 10700.00 1500.00
35 MEGHALAYA NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIV. 13400.00 1700.00
36 MIZORAM MIZORAM UNIVERSITY 18000.00 4228.48
37 NAGALAND NAGALAND UNIVERSITY 8800.00 2162.58
38 SIKKIM SIKKIM UNIVERSITY 30000.00 6520.29
39 TRIPURA TRIPURA UNIVERSITY 10600.00 2600.00
  TOTAL (III) (NER) 116700.00 23056.00
  GRANT TOTAL (I+II+III) 814100.00 183567.45

68 Annual Report 2014-2015


Graph 3.1(a1): Plan Grant Released to Central Universities during XII Plan ( 2014-15)

16510
18000

13462.5
16000

13436
11842.25
14000

12000

8988.75
9460
RS. in Lakhs

7256.25
10000

6580.94

6520.29
7500

6191.75
6400
8000

5076.01
5864
5800

5500

4228.48
6000

3087.5

2444.65
3500
3400

2162.58
3225

2112.5

2600
2560

2500
700.5
4000

2325

1512.5
2070
2000

700
1500
00
2

140

2
17

17
2
2
2
2000

650

500
0

0
0
THE ENGLISH & FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY

RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY

NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIV.

SIKKIM UNIVERSITY
NAGALAND UNIVERSITY
UCMS

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIV.

C.U. OF ORISSA
H.N.B. GARHWAL UNIVERSITY

B.B.A.U.

TEZPUR UNIVERSITY
JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA
M.A. N. URDU UNIVERSITY

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL TRIBAL UNIVERSITY

M.G.A. HINDI VISHWAVIDYALAYA


DR. HARISINGH GOUR VISHWAVIDYALAYA

PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY

C.U. OF GUJARAT

C.U. OF HARYANA

C.U. OF JAMMU
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

MIZORAM UNIVERSITY

TRIPURA UNIVERSITY
VISVA BHARATI

C.U. OF KASHMIR

C.U. OF KERALA

C.U. OF PUNJAB
C.U. OF BIHAR

C.U. OF RAJASTHAN

C.U. OF TAMIL NADU


C.U. OF JHARKHAND

C.U. OF KARNATAKA
GURU GHASIDAS VISHWAVIDYALAYA

C.U. OF HIMACHAL PRADESH


UNIVERSITY O F DELHI

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

ASSAM UNIVERSITY

MANIPUR UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD
UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD

Plan Grant ( Rs. In Lakhs)


Released to NON-NER, NEW, NER Central Universities (2014-15)

NON-NER CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES NEW CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES NER CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES

Plan Grant ( ` In Lakhs) Released to NON-NER, NEW, NER Central Universities (2014-15)
NER Central Universities
23056 Non NER Central
13% Universities
55667
5566
30%

New CentralUniversities
104844.45
57%

3.1(a2) Non-Plan Grant


During the year 2014-2015, Non–Plan Grant amounting to `352745.40lakh was released to meet the maintenance
expenditure of 24 Central Universities and University College of Medical Science. Others, being newly established
Central Universities, are presently meeting out their recurring and non-recurring expenditure from the Plan Grant. The
details of the grant released to Central Universities under Non-plan during the year 2014-2015 is as under:
Table 3.1 (a2) Statement of Non-Plan Grant released by UGC to Central Universities
during 2014-2015 (XII Plan)
(` in Lakhs)
S. No. Name of the University Amount S. No. Name of the University Amount
Released Released
1 2 3 1 2 3
NON NER Universities   DELHI
  TELANGANA   5 University of Delhi 39358.39
1 M.A.N. Urdu University 2764.52 6 UCMS 6728.18
2 University of Hyderabad 15881.05 7 Jamia Millia Islamia 20647.60
3 The English & Foreign Languages University 5270.03 8 Jawaharlal Nehru University 24231.33
  CHHATISGARH   MADHYA PRADESH
4 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya 1716.56 9 Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya 8512.15

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Universities 69


S. No. Name of the University Amount S. No. Name of the University Amount
Released Released
1 2 3 1 2 3
  MAHARASHTRA 19 Tezpur University 3340.59
10 M.G.A. Hindi Vishwavidyalaya 1199.60   ARUNACHAL PRADESH
  PONDICHERRY 20 Rajiv Gandhi University 3092.69
11 Pondicherry University 7427.86   MANIPUR
  UTTARAKHAND 21 Manipur University 6849.36
12 H.N.B.Garhwal University 6836.68   MEGHALAYA
  UTTAR PRADESH 22 North Eastern Hill University 14650.07
13 Aligarh Muslim University 64173.39   MIZORAM
14 Banaras Hindu University 60551.11 23 Mizoram University 4506.38
15 B.B. Ambedkar University 1265.99   NAGALAND
16 Allahabad University 21762.96 24 Nagaland University 6070.16
  WEST BENGAL   TRIPURA
17 Visva Bharati 18557.49 25 Tripura University 2819.80
  TOTAL NON NER CENTRAL 306884.89   TOTAL NER Central Universities 45860.51
UNIVERSITIES   GRAND TOTAL (NON NER CUs + NER 352745.40
  ASSAM CUs)
18 Assam University 4531.46

3.1 (a2) : Non Plan Grant (` In Lakhs) Released to NON-NER & NER Central Universities (2014-15)

64173.39

60551.11
70000

60000
39358.39

50000
Series1
(Rs. in Lakhs)

40000
24231.33

21762.96
20647.6

18557.49
30000
15881.05

144650.07
8512.115

20000
7427.886

6849.366
6836.688
6728.188

6070.166
5270.03

4531.46

4506.38
3340.59

3092.69
2764.52

1716.56

1265.99

2819.8
1199.6

10000

0
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Banaras Hindu University

B.B. Ambedkar University


Aligarh Muslim University

Assam University

Tezpur University

Manipur University

Nagaland University

Tripura University
Pondicherry University
UCMS

H.N.B.Garhwal University
The English & Foreign Languages University

University of Delhi

M.G.A. Hindi Vishwavidyalaya


University of Hyderabad

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya


Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

Rajiv Gandhi University


Visva Bharati
Allahabad University

North Eastern Hill University


M.A.N. Urdu University

Mizoram University
Jamia Millia Islamia

3.1(a2) : Non-Plan Grant ( Rs. in Lakhs) Released to NER & NON NER Central Universities
during 2014-15

NM - NER UNIVERSITIES
NON NER UNIVERSITIES

3.1(a2) : Non-Plan Grant ( ` in Lakhs) Released to NER & NON NER Central Universities during 2014-15
NER Central
Universities
45860.51
13%

Non NER Central


Universities
306884.89
87%

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Meta University Concept
During the XII Plan, the UGC initiated a concept of Meta University: The main purpose of the Meta University is to
share learning resources by different Universities by using latest technologies available in order to enable students
to benefit from learning resources available in different institutions. Meta Universities represent 2nd Generation
Universities, free from physical boundary conditions and able to operate in virtual space, taking advantage of the
innovation and flexibility possible in such domains.
During the financial year 2014-2015, no grant was released under the Scheme.
Mobilising external sources of funding
In order to revive our tradition to support higher education, and to encourage the participation of society in the
development of universities, the UGC initiated a Scheme during XI Plan entitled “Incentives for External Resource
Mobilization”. This scheme is also continued during the XII Plan.
The contribution of the UGC will be upto the extent of 25 per cent of the contribution received by the University for
a particular year, subject to a maximum of ` 50.00 lakh per annum.
Benefits of the Scheme availed of by the Central Universities during XI and XII Plan are as under:-
S.No. Name of University Amount (` In lakhs)
XI Plan XII Plan Total
1. University of Hyderabad 225.00 50.00 275.00
2. Jamia Millia Islamia 19.43 0.00 19.43
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University 300.00 0.00 300.00
During the financial year 2014-15, no grant was released under the scheme.
Capacity expansion to provide reservation for OBCs in admission
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, envisaging reservation of 27% of
the annual permitted strength in each branch of study or faculty for the OBCs (excluding “creamy layer”), apart
from 15% for the SCs and 7.5% for the STs, in Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) established, maintained or
aided by the Central Government, other than those exempted under the Act, requires them to increase the annual
permitted strength for the academic session 2006-07 by 54% over a maximum period of 3 years commencing from
the academic session 2008-09, with a view to ensuring that the number of unreserved seats available to the OBCs as
also to the SCs and the STs for each academic session are commensurate with the increase in the permitted strength
for that session.
A grant of ` 4060.94 lakhs (` 444.00 lakh to Tezpur University, `1100.00 lakh for Manipur University and `2516.94
lakh to Colleges affiliated to University of Allahabad) was released to Central Universities during 2014-2015 for
implementation of OBC reservation policy.
Strengthening /Setting up of Schools of Education in Central Universities
The UGC has been impressing upon the Central Universities and other Universities to establish Department of
Education and conduct programmes for preparation of school teachers and Teacher Educators. In the wake of the
Right to Education Act, 2009 and the various recommendations contained in the report of Justice Verma Commission
on Teacher Education (2012), the Government of India requested the UGC to take urgent steps for expanding
institutional support to teacher education in the University system and also to bring various qualitative improvements
thereof. One such aspect in entailing such initiative was to establish School of Education in Central Universities
of the country. With this objective, the UGC sent a communication to all the Central Universities for establishing
Schools of Education within them and take up various activities relating to teacher education other than pre-service
teacher education. These included curriculum research, policy and educational development, learning and pedagogic
studies, assessment and evaluation, professional development of teacher educators, etc. A related issue on which
the Central Universities were requested to work was for reforming the curricula of the various teacher education
programmes in the light of the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework on Teacher Education
(NCFTE), 2009.

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The UGC has sanctioned for expansion and strengthening of teacher education in Central Universities for which
approval was given for various teaching and non-teaching posts. The UGC has also invigorated the initiative for
reforms in the curricula of the teacher education courses, requesting Academic Staff Colleges to provide refresher
and orientation training programmes for teacher educators, to strengthen post-graduate programmes in the teacher
education departments and to run integrated teacher education programmes.
As a result of the above efforts, at present 36 Central Universities have Schools/Departments of Education offering
various teacher education programmes and they have also intensified their efforts for providing other related
programmes of teacher education.
During the year 2014-2015, no grant was released under the Scheme.
One time additional grant to Central Universities
During the year 2014-2015, the UGC provided one time additional grant of an amount of `21788.50 lakh to the
following Universities for infrastructure development:-
S. No. Name of the University ` In lakhs Purposes
1. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University 3750.00 Additional grant for infrastructure development.
2 H.N.B. Garhwal University 1000.00 Additional grant for restructuring of damages in Campus
3. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University 3750.00 Additional grant for infrastructure development.
4. Tezpur University 150.00 Additional grant for salary expenditure of Kendriya Vidyalaya
5. Rajiv Gandhi University 400.00 Committed liabilities of XI Plan
6 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University 12652.29 Committed liabilities of XI Plan
7 Pondicherry University 86.21 Committed liabilities of XI Plan
Total 21788.50

Establishment of Centres for Indigenous and Endangered Languages


During the XII Plan, the UGC has decided to initiate establishment of Centres for Indigenous and Endangered
Languages in Central Universities for preservation and promotion of endangered Languages. The UGC constituted
an Expert Committee to prepare a report and finalise the Guidelines for the Scheme. The Commission in its meeting
held on 17.12.2012 approved the report of the Expert Committee of the said Scheme.
The UGC has conveyed its approval for establishment of Centre for Endangered Languages to the following 9 Central
Universities :-
1. Tezpur University, Assam
2. Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh
3. Sikkim University, Sikkim
4. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, M.P.
5. Central University of Jharkhand, Jharkhand
6. Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh
7. Central University of Karnataka, Karnataka
8. Central University of Kerala, Kerala
9. Visva Bharati, West Bengal
During the financial year 2014-15, no grant was released under the scheme.
Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQACs) in Central Universities
All Universities which are under section 2(f) & 12B of the UGC Act will be eligible to receive the financial support for
establishing and strengthening of the IQACs in them. In order to meet the establishment and strengthening expenditure
of the IQAC during the XII plan, the UGC will provide financial assistance of `5.00 lakhs (to be released in two
instalments of 90% and 10% of the total assistance) to each University. The expenditure can be incurred on following
items:-

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1. Honorarium to the Director / Coordinator, IQAC @ `1000x12x5 60,000/-
2. Office Equipments 1,00,000/-
3. Hiring Services for Secretarial & Technical Services 1,80,000/-
4. ICTs Communication expenses 80,000/-
5. Contingencies 80,000/-
Total 5,00,000/-
During the year 2014-15, no grant was released under this Scheme.
Construction of Women’s Hostel in Universities
With a view to providing hostels and other infrastructure facilities to achieve the goal of enhancing the status of
women and harness the potential available for the development of the society at large, as also to bring about gender
equity and equal representation of women, the UGC is implementing the Scheme of construction of Women Hostels
in Universities.
Under this Scheme, the following financial assistance is being provided:-
(` in lakhs)
Women Enrolment Non-Metro Metro/ Special category States*
Upto 500 100.00 200.00
More than 500 120.00 240.00
* Special Category States includes North East States (including Sikkim), Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

During the financial year 2014-15, no grant was released under the scheme.
Mandatory accrediation by NAAC of each Central University
Assessment and accreditation in the higher education, through transparent and informed external reviewprocess, are
the effective means of quality assurance in higher education to provide a common frame of reference for students and
others to obtain credible information on academic quality across institutions, thereby assisting student mobility across
institutions, domestic as well as international.
Assessment is undertaken prior to the commencement of academic programmes in an Institution. Accreditation is
undertaken after an institution completes certain number of years of existence (6yrs.)/passing out of specified number
of batches (two batches), whichever is earlier.
The UGC has also decided that no Higher Educational Institution or its Faculties, Schools, Departments, Centres or
any other units therein, by whatever name called, shall be eligible for applying or receiving financial assistance
from the Commission from 1st April, 2016 onwards, under any of its Schemes without having undergone
assessment and accreditation on or before 31st December, 2015.
Out of 39 Central Universities, 13 Central Universities have obtained the NAAC accreditation. 9 Central Universities
have obtained the accreditation earlier, but accreditation period is over and have applied for reaccreditation. 11 Central
Universities have applied first time for accreditation. 6 Central Universities have yet to apply for accreditation.

Two Days Retreat of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities at Chandigarh


The Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani graced the two-day retreat of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities held
at Chandigarh on 12-13 September 2014.
Highlights of the retreat are:
All the Central Universities were requested to complete their NAAC accreditation or reaccreditation (as the case may
be) as per the time frame given by the UGC . 
A working Group comprising Vice-Chancellors of English and Foreign Languages University, University of Delhi,
Central University of Gujarat and Jawaharlal Nehru University was constituted for developing a framework for the
National Ranking System.

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Skill India Initiative
Council of Industry - Higher Education Collaboration (CIHEC) is being operationalized to identify initiatives to
promote research, mobilize resources, develop market ready manpower and enhance employability. The Council will
collaborate with Placement Cells of Central Universities for identification of the emerging areas as per the requirement
of the neighbouring industries to make the students employment ready. The CIHEC will also help train counsellors at
all Placement Cells for better counseling and placements. Each University should establish a Placement Cell (if not
already established) for all disciplines (not restricted to Science and Professional disciplines only). Every Placement
Cell will have counselors who should give in-house training for skill development and coordinate placements.
100 Centres of Skilling Excellence, called Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities
and Livlihood (KAUSHAL) Centres will be established for skill development in one year. These Centres will
coordinate the entire skill development efforts of higher educational institutions. Enhanced funding shall be provided
by the UGC.
The working Group comprising of Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Kerala, Central University of Jharkhand,
BBAU, Tripura University and Pondicherry University, University of Delhi and Central University of Gujarat was
constituted to frame the guidelines on the following:
(i) Common admissions
(ii) Common curriculum
(iii) Student mobility
(iv) Faculty mobility
(v) National System of Credit Transfer
Under the GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Networks), the Universities will provide a list of eminent scholars,
researchers of the University (within a month) both from within the country and outside, whom they would like to
invite in their universities as guest speakers/scholars in residence, etc.
Diginal India Initiative
The Vice Chancellors (VCs) were requested to encourage the faculty in Central Universities to offer free online
courses to citizens under the Digital India initiative of SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young
Aspiring Minds) through the Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform created by the MHRD through IIT
Mumbai.
• National E-Library has been envisaged as an online portal that will democratize access to knowledge by
ensuring that quality contents are available in a digital format to all citizens. It will become operational in the
academic year 2015 and the CUs should actively participate in it.
• Campus Connect Program has been launched to ensure Wi-Fi enabled higher educational institutions. All
CUs were requested to ensure that their campuses/constituent colleges become fully Wi-Fi enabled as soon as
possible.
• Each Central University will display on its website, all relevant information including profile of teachers,
calendar of activities of the university, academic calendar, names of members of all statutory bodies alongwith
their tenure, research output, information on budget, vacancy, tenure of Registrar, Finance Officer, etc.
• 40 great personalities of India would be identified. All universities were requested to locate the schools/colleges/
universities which had the proud privilege of teaching by these great personalities and take action to develop/
improve the facilities and infrastructure in these institutions.
The Union Human Resource Development Minister also exhorted all VCs to ensure prevention of sexual harassment
of students and staff at all costs. All Central Universities should ensure proper facilities and infrastructure for disabled
students.

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Two Days Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 4-5th February,
2015
• A two-day Conference of Vice Chancellors (VCs) of Central Universities (CUs) concluded on February 5, 2015
at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
• The VCs adopted a detailed set of recommendations on the five agenda items of the conference, namely
(1) steps to create an eco-system for research and innovation; (2) capacity development of faculty, alumni
participation and use of technology; (3) deepening engagement of Central Universities with community; (4)
creating international and national networks for quality education and (5) adoption of Choice Based Credit
System. The recommendations included:
• Choice Based Credit System must be implemented from the academic year 2015-16 in all CUs.
• Each CU will set up a Community Development Cell which will identify at least 5 villages in its vicinity for
adoption as model villages by the university.
• A blended Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) strategy must be adopted.
• CUs must recommend amendment of statutes, to enable induction of alumni in governing bodies, to the Ministry
of HRD.
• Selection of teaching staff must be completed within six months of appointment of Visitor’s nominees.
• All activities towards NAAC accreditation must be completed within 6 months.
• Database of alumni must be established by CUs.
• Each CU must nominate a nodal officer to feed the university’s needs and activities and share good practices
and experiences on to the CU VC’s Discussion Page on the University of Hyderabad website.
• Nodal officers for international rankings must be appointed within next 30 days in each CU.
• Proposals to the UGC for creation of Centres of Excellence must be sent within next 60 days.
• CUs which are yet to establish Innovation clubs must do so.
• CUs which are yet to set up Inspired Teachers’ Network, must do so.
• Industry-interface cells in CUs must be completed within next 3 months.
• Addressing the concluding session, the President told the Vice Chancellors that they must act as “gurus” and
guide scholars and students to achieve the highest standards of academic brilliance. They should feel empowered
and use the administrative and moral authority vested in them to make these universities “islands” radiating
excellence in their spheres of influence.
• The President invited one Inspired Teacher from each Central University to experience and be part of the
Rashtrapati Bhavan community for a week under a new programme on the model of the Artists In-Residence and
Innovation Scholars In-Residence programme. He also requested Central Universities to send representatives to
participate in the one week long “Festival of Innovation” (FOIN) proposed to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan in
March, 2015.
• The President called on MHRD, UGC and the VCs to implement the recommendations of the conference in a
time bound manner and said the Minister of HRD will take a meeting in June, 2015 to review achievement of
deliverables.
• The concluding session was attended by Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin
Irani.
Establishment of Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities
The XII Plan aims to promote greater social responsibility for higher education in the country, as per the
recommendations of the Steering Committee on Technical and Higher Education in the country. While many
institutions have already been involved in programs like the NSS, they are largely designed to ‘help’ the community.
The new approach to community engagements being recommended by the expert committee set up by the Planning
Commission emphasizes mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships between communities, civil society and
institutions of higher education in the country.

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Outreach/extension activities in the university system generally do not attract priority. Thus most of the higher
educational institutions remain disconnected with the society at large. It is important, therefore, to more clearly
and forcefully mandate that the core purposes of ‘community engagement’ by institutions of higher education is to
serve mutually agreed interests of both communities and institutions. The UGC has recently framed Guidelines for
Establishment of Centres of Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities during the
XII Plan period. The objectives of the Scheme, inter-alia include (i) providing roadmap of community / university
engagement plans of the university (ii) promoting community / university partnership to develop knowledge for
including the lives of people and to encourage participatory research (iii) working in alliance based organization in
the planning and execution of projects (iv) designing and developing pedagogy relevant to the learning needs of the
community and (v) creating neighbourhood networks of educational institutions including schools and providing policy
suggestions and technical assistance in the matter of fostering social responsibility and community engagement.
Granting Special Heritage Status to Universities and Colleges during the XII Plan
During the XII Plan, the UGC formulated a Scheme of granting Special Heritage Status to Universities. Under this
Scheme, institutions which have completed 100 years of their existence are entitled for assistance with a one time
lump sum grant of `10.00 crore during XII Plan.
During the financial year 2014-15, the UGC has not received any proposal under the Scheme from Central
Universities.
3.1(b) State Universities
3.1(b1) Plan Grant
General Development Assistantance to State Universities
The UGC provides General Development Assistance to all eligible State Universities which are recognized under
Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act, within the framework of norms and broad outlays specified by the UGC in order
to facilitate the procurement of such infrastructural facilities which are not normally made available to them from the
State Government or other bodies supporting them.
• The XII Plan General Development Assistance to universities will be provided in the form of Plan Block Grant.
For State Universities, it will include construction/renovation of buildings (including renovation of heritage
buildings), campus development, staff, books & journals, laboratory equipment and infrastructure, annual
maintenance contracts, innovative research activities, university - industry linkages, extension activities, cultural
activities, development of ICT, health care, student amenities including hostels, Travel Grant / Conferences/
Seminars/Symposia /Workshops, Publication Grant, Appointment of Visiting Professor/Visiting Fellow and
Establishment of Career & Counselling Cell, Day Care Centres, Basic Facilities for Women and Faculty
Development Programme, etc.
• The Concept of Merged Scheme Introduced during the XI Plan has been done away with and no separate grant
under the Merged Scheme will be provided during the XII Plan.
• The Scheme called ENCORE which was initated during XI Plan will now be a part of XII Plan General
Development Assistance. No Separate funds will be perovided for this Scheme.
• The erstwhile Scheme of XI Plan, i.e. Human Rights and Duties Education, is also covered under the XII Plan
General Development Assistance Scheme. No separate funding will be provided for this scheme.
• Appointment/Honorarium of guest, part-time teachers now will be a part of XII Plan General Development
Assistance Scheme.
• Establishment of Rajiv Gandhi Chairs in Universities may be continued during the XII Plan as establishment of
Chairs in Universities.
• An independent scheme of Internal Quality Assurance Cell and construction of Women Hostels will be
implemented in all State Universities and now will not be a part of the Merged Scheme and shall be continued
as separate schemes.
• The scheme of special Honorarium to teachers who are fellows of at least two of the four science academies
identified by UGC will be continued during the XII Plan as a separate Scheme.

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The following Schemes are dealt by State Universities (SU) Bureau under General DevelopmentAssistance to
State Universities during XII Plan period:-
S. No. Item S. No. Item
1 Construction & renovation of Buildings 14 Travel Grant
2 Campus development 15 Conferences/Seminars/Symposia/Workshops
3 Staff 16 Publication Grant
4 Books & Journals 17 Appointment visiting Professors/Visiting Fellows
5 Laboratory equipment & infrastructure 18 Establishment of Career & Counseling Cell
6 Annual maintenance contracts 19 Day Care Centers
7 Innovative Research activities 20 Basic Facilities for Women
8 University - Industry linkages 21 Faculty Development Programme
9 Extension activities 22 ENCORE
10 Cultural Activities 23 Human Rights and Duties Education
11 Development of ICT 24 Appointment/Honorarium of Guest part- time teachers
12 Health Care 25 Non Net Fellowship to Students
13 Student Amenities, including hostels

• It is also to be noted that the following Schemes which were earlier part of the Merged Scheme will now be
implemented independently by a dedicated cell of UGC and separate grant will be provided by the UGC under
these Schemes.
(i) Equal Opportunity Cell.
(ii) Remedial Coaching for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minority community students.
(iii) Coaching for NET for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minority community students.
(iv) Coaching Classes for entry into services for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and minoritycommunity
students
(v) Schemes for persons with disabilities.
• The UGC has introduced the following new Chairs in Universities during XII plan (2012-17) in various
fields in the name of illustrious persons, Nobel Laureates and persons of eminence in the areas/fields of their
contribution:-
i. Motilal Nehru (Existing Chair) xiv. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
ii. Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad (Existing xv. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
Chair) xvi. Rabindranath Tagore
iii. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Existing Chair) xvii. C.V. Raman
iv. Lal Bahadur Shastri (Existing Chair) xviii. Mother Teresa
v. Babu Jagjivan Ram (Existing Chair) xix. Subramanyam Chandrashekhar
vi. Rajiv Gandhi (Existing Chair) xx. Harigobind Khurana
vii. Swami Vivekanand. xxi. Amartya Sen
viii. Mahatma Gandhi xxii. Venkatram Ramakrishnan
ix. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru xxiii. E. Sreedharan
x. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar xxiv. Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
xi. Dr. Zakir Hussain xxv. Laxminath Bezbaroa
xii. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan xxvi. Sri Aurobindo
xiii. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
• The UGC has introduced a new scheme “Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat” during 2014-15. The Universities shall
utilise the General Development grant for this purpose which has been already allocated to State Universities.
• During the financial year 2014-15 an amount of `40,03,93,965/- has been sanctioned to State Universities under
General Development Assistance Scheme.
• An amount of `33,59,95,600/- was sanctioned to University of Kashmir, Srinagar, towards Establishment of
various campuses of University of Kashmir.
• An amount of `20,00,00,000/- was sanctioned to Calcutta University towards special grant on the occasion of
150 years of its establishment for the purpose of Research in Nano-Science & Nano-Technology.

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• An amount of `15,71,07,242/- was sanctioned to Anna University towards Non-plan Maintenance grant under
Specific Programme for approved P.G. Courses.
• An amount of `2,00,00,000/- was sanctioned to Mumbai University, Mumbai, towards 102nd Indian Science
Congress.
• An amount of `1,31,83,97,040/- was sanctioned to Panjab University, Chandigarh, towards Non-Plan grant.
• During the XII Plan Period, State-wise/University-wise Grant Allocated & Grant sanctioned (2012-15) under
General Development Assistance s Scheme , Coaching Scheme for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/Minorities
and Equal Opportunity Cell Scheme is given under Table 3.1(b1).
Table 3.1(b1): Grant Allocated &Released to State Universities under General Development Assistance
Scheme, Coaching Scheme for SC/ST/OBC / Minorities and Equal Opportunity Cell Scheme during
XII Plan Period (2012 - 2015).
S. No. State / Name of the University Development Plan Coaching Scheme for Equal Opportunity Cells
Assistance SC/ST/OBC /Minorities
XII Plan Total Grant XII Plan Grant XII Plan Grant
Allocation Released Allocation Released Allocation Released
  ANDHRA PRADESH/TELANGANA            
1 A. Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar 1555.00 622.00 65.00 16.25 2.00 0.50
2 Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam 1997.00 798.80 12.00 3.00 2.00 0.50
3 Dravidian University, Kuppam 997.00 398.80 15.00 3.75 2.00 0.50
4 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad 1520.00 608.00 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
5 JNT University, Kakinada 1065.00 426.00 57.00 14.25 2.00 0.50
6 Kakatiya University, Warangal 1479.00 591.60 15.00 3.75 2.00 0.50
7 Osmania University, Hyderabad 3195.00 1278.00 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
8 P.S. Telugu University, Hyderabad 1062.00 424.80 35.00 8.75 2.00 0.50
9 Sri Krishnadevarya University, Anantapur 1259.00 503.60 78.00 19.50    
10 Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishvavidyalayam, Tirupati 1373.00 549.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
11 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 1852.00 740.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
12 Telangana University, Nizamabad (AP) 800.00 320.00 -      
13 Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa (AP) 800.00 320.00 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
14 NALSAR University, Hyderabad (AP) 834.00 333.60 4.80 1.20 2.00 0.50
15 Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda, AP 700.00 280.00        
16 JNT University, Anantapur 1010.00 404.00 57.00 14.25 2.00 0.50
  ASSAM            
17 Gauhati University, Guwahati 1701.00 680.40 120.00 30.00    
18 Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh 1571.10 628.40 78.00 19.50 2.00 0.50
  Bihar            
19 B.B.A. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur 1372.00 548.80 66.00 16.50 5.00 1.25
20 B.N. Mandal University, Madhepura 1164.00 465.60 55.00 13.75 2.00 0.50
21 Jai Prakash University, Chhapra 1103.00 441.20 110.00 27.50 2.00 0.50
22 K.S.D. Sanskrit University, Darbhanga 979.00 391.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
23 L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga 1433.00 573.20 90.00 22.50 2.00 0.50
24 Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya 1432.00 572.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
25 Patna University, Patna 1253.00 501.20 120.00 30.00    
26 T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur 1237.00 494.80 65.00 16.25 2.00 0.50
27 Veer Kunwar Singh University, Arrah 970.00 388.00 24.00 6.00 2.00 0.50
28 Chanakya National Law University, Patna (Bihar) 800.00 320.00        
  CHHATISGARH            
29 Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh 800.00 320.00 2.00 0.50    
30 Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur 1472.00 588.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
31 H.N. Law University, Raipur (Chattisgarh) 922.00 368.80 8.00 2.00 5.00 1.25
  DELHI            
32 GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi 1128.00 451.20 40.00 10.00    
33 National Law University, Dwarka (New Delhi) 855.00 342.00 12.00 3.00 2.00 0.50
34 Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, New Delhi 700.00 280.00        
35 Indraprastha University of Information Technology, New Delhi 700.00 280.00        
36 Delhi Technological University, Delhi 700.00 280.00        
  GOA            
37 Goa University, Goa 1513.00 605.20 55.00 13.75 2.00 0.50
  GUJARAT            
38 Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, 1226.00 490.40 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
Bhavangar
39 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 1716.00 686.40 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50

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S. No. State / Name of the University Development Plan Coaching Scheme for Equal Opportunity Cells
Assistance SC/ST/OBC /Minorities
XII Plan Total Grant XII Plan Grant XII Plan Grant
Allocation Released Allocation Released Allocation Released
40 M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara 2406.00 962.40 5.00 1.25 2.00 0.50
41 North Gujarat University, Patan 1069.00 427.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
42 Sardar Patel University, Vallabha Vidyanagar 1252.00 500.80 44.00 11.00 2.00 0.50
43 Saurashtra University, Rajkot 1327.00 530.80 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
44 South Gujarat University, Surat 1567.00 626.80 120.00 30.00    
45 Gujarat National Law University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) 857.00 342.80 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
  HARYANA            
46 Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalya, Sonepat 1347.00 538.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
47 Chaudhari Devi Lal University, Sirsa 1158.00 463.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
48 Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, 1038.00 415.20 100.00 25.00 2.00 0.50
Murthal
49 Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar 1017.00 406.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
50 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 1579.00 631.60 22.00 5.50 2.00 0.50
51 M.D. University, Rohtak 1530.00 612.00 120.00 30.00    
52 YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, 700.00 280.00        
Haryana
  HIMACHAL PRADESH            
53 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 1441.00 576.40 80.00 20.00    
  JAMMU & KASHMIR            
54 Jammu University, Jammu 1404.00 561.60 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
55 Kashmir University, Hazratbal 1761.00 704.40 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
56 Sh. Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra 1004.00 401.60 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
57 Baba Gulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (J&K) 800.00 320.00 3.00 0.75 2.00 0.50
58 Islamic University of Science & Technology , Pulwama J&K 700.00 280.00        
  JHARKHAND            
59 Ranchi University, Ranchi 1203.00 481.20 57.00 14.25 2.00 0.50
60 The Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka 1269.00 507.60 105.00 26.25 2.00 0.50
61 Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag 1355.00 542.00 100.00 25.00 2.00 0.50
  KARNATAKA            
62 Bangalore University, Bangalore 2125.00 850.00 50.00 12.50 2.00 0.50
63 Davangere University 1167.00 466.80 57.00 14.25 2.00 0.50
64 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1333.00 533.20 20.00 5.00 2.00 0.50
65 Kannada University, Hampi 1019.00 407.60 24.00 6.00 2.00 0.50
66 Karnatak University, Dharwad 2437.00 974.80 20.00 5.00 2.00 0.50
67 Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur 1041.00 416.40 13.65 3.41 2.00 0.50
68 Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta 1008.00 403.20 17.21 4.30    
69 Mangalore University, Manglorgangothri 1249.00 499.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
70 Mysore University, Mysore 2605.00 1042.00 135.00 33.75    
71 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 800.00 320.00        
(Karnataka)
72 Tumkur University, Tumkur 700.00 280.00        
  KERALA            
73 Calicut University, Calicut 1452.00 580.80 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
74 Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi 1860.00 744.00 20.00 5.00 2.00 0.50
75 Kannur University, Mangattuparamba 1423.00 569.20 20.00 5.00 2.00 0.50
76 Kerala University, Thiravantapuram 1576.00 630.40 99.00 24.75 2.00 0.50
77 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 1387.00 554.80 45.00 11.25 2.00 0.50
78 Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady 800.00 320.00 18.00 4.50 2.00 0.50
  MADHYA PRADESH            
79 A.P.S. University, Rewa 1224.00 489.60 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
80 Barkatullah University, Bhopal 1421.00 568.40 21.00 5.25 2.00 0.50
81 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay, Indore 1389.00 555.60 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
82 Jiwaji University, Gwalior 1177.00 470.80 45.00 11.25 2.00 0.50
83 M.G. Gramodhya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot 1032.00 412.80 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
84 Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalya, Bhopal 1039.00 415.60 72.00 18.00 2.00 0.50
85 Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur 1609.00 643.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
86 Vikram University, Ujjain 1553.00 621.20 45.00 11.25 2.00 0.50
87 National Law Institute University, Bhopal (MP) 937.00 374.80 12.00 3.00 2.00 0.50
  MAHARASHTRA            
88 Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad 1219.00 487.60 60.00 15.00 2.00 0.50
89 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Raigad 998.00 399.20 120.00 30.00    
90 North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 1062.00 424.80 78.00 19.50 2.00 0.50
91 R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 1759.00 703.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50

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S. No. State / Name of the University Development Plan Coaching Scheme for Equal Opportunity Cells
Assistance SC/ST/OBC /Minorities
XII Plan Total Grant XII Plan Grant XII Plan Grant
Allocation Released Allocation Released Allocation Released
92 S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai 1892.00 756.80 25.00 6.25 2.00 0.50
93 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati 1399.00 559.60 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
94 Shivaji University, Kolhapur 1511.00 604.40 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
95 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 1225.00 490.00 90.00 22.50 2.00 0.50
96 University of Mumbai, Mumbai 3331.00 1332.40 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
97 University of Pune, Pune 2684.00 1073.60 99.00 24.75 2.00 0.50
98 Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Nagpur, 700.00 280.00        
Maharashtra
99 Solapur University, Solapur 700.00 280.00 -      
  ORISSA            
100 Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar 1558.00 623.20 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
101 Fakir Mohan University, Balasore 1000.00 400.00 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
102 North Orissa University, Baripada 800.00 320.00 36.00 9.00    
103 Ravenshaw University, Cuttack 949.00 379.60 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
104 Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar 1455.00 582.00 23.00 5.75    
105 Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri 848.00 339.20 40.00 10.00    
106 Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar 1316.00 526.40 32.00 8.00 2.00 0.50
107 VSS University of Technology, Burla, Odisha 700.00 280.00        
108 National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha 700.00 280.00 - -    
  PUNJAB/Chandigarh            
109 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2631.00 1052.40 102.00 25.50    
110 Panjab University, Chandigarh 1574.00 629.60 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
111 Punjabi University, Patiala 1571.00 628.40 99.00 24.75 2.00 0.50
112 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala (Punjab) 800.00 320.00 - - 2.00 0.50
  RAJASTHAN            
113 J.N. Vyas University, Jodhpur 1720.00 688.00 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
114 M.D.S. University, Ajmer 1161.00 464.40 120.00 30.00    
115 M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur 1193.00 477.20 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
116 Rajasthan University, Jaipur 2611.00 1044.40 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
117 National Law University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) 800.00 320.00 12.00 3.00    
118 University of Kota, Kota, Rajasthan 800.00 320.00    
  TAMIL NADU            
119 Alagappa University, Karaikudi 1340.00 536.00 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
120 Anna University, Chennai 2597.00 1038.80 115.00 28.75 2.00 0.50
121 Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 1940.00 776.00     2.00 0.50
122 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 1494.00 597.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
123 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 1337.00 534.80 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
124 Madras University, Chennai 2722.00 1088.80 40.00 10.00 2.00 0.50
125 Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 2302.00 920.80 30.00 7.50 2.00 0.50
126 Manomaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli 1322.00 528.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
127 Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal 1007.00 402.80 12.00 3.00 2.00 0.50
128 Periyar University, Salem 1267.00 506.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
129 Tamil University, Thanjavur 812.00 324.80 62.40 15.60 2.00 0.50
130 The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar law University, Chennai (TN) 862.00 344.80 2.40 0.60 2.00 0.50
  UTTAR PRADESH            
131 Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 1101.00 440.40 99.00 24.75 2.00 0.50
132 Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 1389.00 555.60 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
133 CSJM University, Kanpur 800.00 320.00 120.00 30.00    
134 DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1341.00 536.40 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
135 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra 1232.00 492.80 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
136 Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad 1168.00 467.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
137 J.R.H. University, Chitrakoot 961.00 384.40 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
138 Lucknow University, Lucknow 1577.00 630.80 14.00 3.50 7.00 1.75
139 M.G. Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi 1022.00 408.80 81.25 20.31    
140 MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly 932.00 372.80 50.00 12.50 2.00 0.50
141 Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi 853.00 341.20 120.00 30.00    
142 VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur 1103.00 441.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
143 Dr. RML University, Lucknow (UP) 800.00 320.00        
  UTTARAKHAND            
144 Kumaun University, Nainital 1448.00 579.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
145 Doon University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) 800.00 320.00 6.00 1.50 2.00 0.50
  WEST BENGAL            
146 Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur 1478.00 591.20 30.00 7.50 2.00 0.50

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S. No. State / Name of the University Development Plan Coaching Scheme for Equal Opportunity Cells
Assistance SC/ST/OBC /Minorities
XII Plan Total Grant XII Plan Grant XII Plan Grant
Allocation Released Allocation Released Allocation Released
147 Burdwan University, Burdwan 1248.00 499.20 36.00 9.00    
148 Calcutta University, Calcutta 3126.00 1250.40 30.00 7.50 2.00 0.50
149 Jadavpur University, Kolkata 3454.00 1381.60 36.00 9.00 2.00 0.50
150 Kalyani University, Kalyani 1372.00 548.80 20.00 5.00 2.00 0.50
151 North Bengal University, Darjeeling 1476.00 590.40 78.00 19.50 2.00 0.50
152 Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata 1200.00 480.00 10.00 2.50 2.00 0.50
153 Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 1353.00 541.20 120.00 30.00 2.00 0.50
154 West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata 1038.00 415.20 36.00 9.00    
155 Presidency University, Kolkata (WB) 800.00 320.00 - -    
156 West Bengal National Judicial University, Kolkata (WB) 862.00 344.80 5.00 1.25
  Grand Total 206995.10 82798.00 8782.71 2195.67 243.00 60.75

Graph 3.1(b1) : Allocation and: Allocation


Graph 3.1(b1) Distribution of Plan Grant
and Distribution during
of Plan Grant XIIXIIPlan
during to State
Plan to State Universities
Universities

206995.10
250000.00

200000.00

XII Plan Allocationl


Xii Plan Allocation
82798.00

Grant Released
Rupees in Lakhs

150000.00

100000.00
8782.71

2195.67

243.00

60.75
50000.00

0.00
Development Plan Coaching Scheme for Equal Opportunity Cell
Assistance SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
Schemes

3.1(c) Deemed to be Universities


The University Grants Commission (UGC) provides both Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) assistance
to identified institutions deemed to be universities under various schemes/ programmes.
At present, there are 21 identified institutions deemed to be universities receiving Plan/ Non-Plan/ Fixed Maintenance/
Special Grant from the UGC. Names of the identified institutions deemed to be universities are given below: -
Deemed Universitieis receiving Plan and Non-Plan (100% maintenance grant)
1. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore – 641 043 (Tamil
Nadu)
2. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra – 282 005 (Uttar Pradesh)
3. Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindigul – 624 302 (Tamil Nadu)
4. Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380 014 (Gujarat)
5. *Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardiwar – 249 404 (Uttaranchal)
6. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati – 517 507 (Andhra Pradesh)
7. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, KatwariaSarai, New Mehrauli Road, Qutub Institutional
Area, New Delhi – 110 016

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8. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, SionTrombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088 (Maharashtra)
Deemed Universities receing Plan and Fixed Maintenance Grant
9. JamiaHamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi – 110 062 [receiving Plan Grant and Fixed Maintenance grant of
`8.00 crore only in each year]
Deemed Universities receiving fixed maintenance grant only
10. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwavidyalaya, Enathur, Kanchipuram – 631 552 (Tamil Nadu) [receiving
Fixed Maintenance grant of `7.00 lakh only in each year]
Deemed Universities receiving Plan Grant only
11. BanasthaliVidyapeeth, P.O. BanasthaliVidyapith – 304 022 (Rajasthan)
12. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi – 221 007 (Uttar Pradesh)
13. Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune – 411 006 (Maharashtra)
14. Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Shivajinagar Deccan Gymkhana, BMCC Road, Pune – 411 006
(Maharashtra)
15. Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai – 400 019 (Maharashtra).
16. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun – 341 306 (Rajasthan)
17. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, PrasanthiNilyam - 515134, Anantapur District(Andhra Pradesh)
18. Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1 SIPCOT IT Park, Padur Post, Siruseri – 603 103 (Tamil Nadu) [ Allocation
has been made for XII Plan period only]
19. Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi – 110 001 [ Allocation has been made for XII Plan period
only]
20. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal –
711 202 [ Allocation has been made for XII Plan period only]
Deemed Universities receiving Special Grant
21. NationalUniversity of Educational Planning and Administration, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016
* The Commission in its meeting held on 22.12.2011 and 13.02.2012 has decided not to sanction General
Development Grant to DUs coming under category “c” of the MHRD Review Committee.
3.1(c1) Plan Grant
I. General Development Grant
Plan grant is given for the development of 18 identified institutions deemed to be universities. The objective of
development assistance is not only to improve and consolidate the existing infrastructure in the universities, but also
to develop excellence in certain identified areas. During the XII Plan, General Development Assistance to universities
is being provided in the form of Plan Block Grant. For Universities, it will include Construction/ Renovation of
Buildings (including renovation of Heritage Buildings), Campus Development, Staff, Books & Journals, Laboratory,
Equipment and Infrastructure, Annual Maintenance Contracts, Innovative Research Activities, University - Industry
Linkages, Extension Activities, Cultural Activities, Development of ICT, Health Care, Student Amenities including
hostels, Non-NET Fellowship to Students, Travel Grant, Conference/ Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshops, Publication
Grant, Appointment of Visiting Professors/ Visiting Fellows and Establishment of Career & Counseling Cell, Day
Care Centre, Facilities for Women and Faculty Development Programme, etc.
The concept of Merged Scheme introduced during the XI Plan has been done away with and no separate grant under
the Merged Scheme is being provided during the XII Plan.
The following Schemes which were earlier part of the Merged Scheme are now implemented independently by a
dedicated cell of the UGC and separate grant provided by the UGC under these Schemes.
(i) Equal Opportunity Cell

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(ii) Remedial Coaching for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Minority Community Students
(iii) Coaching for NET for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Minority Community Students
(iv) Coaching Classes for entry into services for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Minority Community
Students.
(v) Scheme for Persons with Disabilities.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell and construction of Women Hostels are also being implemented as independent
Scheme in all identified institutions deemed to be universities.
The Scheme called ENCORE which was initiated during XI Plan is now a part of the XII Plan General Development
Assistance. No separate funding will be provided for this Scheme.
UGC has released an amount of `5445.04 lakh to 14 identified institutions deemed to be universities during the year
2014-15 under XII Plan General Development Assistance. Details of sanction of grants during the year 2014-15 are
given in Table 3.1(C1).
Table 3.1(c1): Plan Grant Released to Identified Institutions Deemed to be Universities During the Year 2014-
15 (as on 31.03.2015)
S. XII Plan General Sanction Other Total
No. allocation Development against XI Plan
State/Name of the University
Assistance Allocation
XII Plan
ANDHRA PRADESH
1 Sri SathyaSai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthiniliyam, 1202.5 450 16.96   466.96
Anantapur
2 Rashtriya SanskritVidyapeeth, Tirupati 1422.39        
DELHI
3 Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 2210.12 700     700
4 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi 1472.27        
5 Indian Law Institute, New Delhi 600        
6 National University of Educational Planning and Admn., New Delhi Nil     457.17 457.17
GUJARAT
7 Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 1177.45 440     440
MAHARASHTRA
8 Deccan College for P.G. Research Institute, Pune 602.5 100     100
9 Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune 1096.25 140 32.31,35.00   207.31
10 Tata institute of Social Science, Deonar, Mumbai 2532.78   70   70
(Hostel)
11 Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 1288.75 250     250
RAJASTHAN
12 Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan 1645.62 212 45.17, 40.69   297.86
13 Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun 836.25 325     325
TAMIL NADU          
14 Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education, 1692.38        
Coimbatore
15 Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindigul 1900 950     950
16 ShriChandrasekharendraSaraswathiVishwavidyalaya, Enathur, Not allocated        
Kanchipuram
17 Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri, Tamil Nadu 1000 200     200
UTTAR PRADESH
18 Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi 709.37        
19 Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 1111.37 500 6.00, 24.74   530.74
UTTARAKHAND
20 *GurukulKangriVishwavidyalaya, Hardiwar Not allocated        
WEST BENGAL
21 Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Educational & Research Institute, 2000 400 50   450
Belur Math, Howrah, (2009-10)
  Total 24500 4667 320.87 457.17 5445.04

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Graph 3.1(c1): XII Plan Grant (Rs. in Lakhs) released to Deemed Universities :2014-15
Graph 3.1(c1): XII Plan Grant (` in Lakhs) released to Deemed Universities :2014-15
1000 950
900
800
700
700
Rs. in Lakhs

600 530.74
500 466.96 457.17 440 450
400 325
297.86
300 250
207.31 200
200
100
100 70

Chennai Mathematical Institute

Dayalbagh Educational Institute


Tata institute of Social Science

Jain Vishva Bharati Institute

Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Edu. &


Inst. of Chemical Technology
Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Gandhigram Rural Institute


Banasthali Vidyapeeth
Sri SathyaSai Inst. of Higher Learning

Deccan College
Jamia Hamdard

Gokhale Inst. of Politics and Economics


NUEPA, New Delhii

Res. Inst.
Andhra Delhi Gujarat Maharashtra Rajasthan Tamil Nadu Uttar West
Pradesh Pradesh Bengal

3.1(c2) Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance Grant)


The UGC is providing Non-Plan grant to 10 identified institutions deemed to be universities. Out of these 10 institutions
deemed to be universities, 8 institutions deemed to be universities are receiving 100% Non-Plan grant towards salaries
and allowances, retirement benefits and non-salary. The components under non-salary are: consumables, electricity
charges, water charges, property tax, house tax, contingencies, maintenance/ repairs of buildings and other expenses.
Budget estimates / revised budget estimates of 8 identified institutions deemed to be universities are decided on the
basis of discussion with the Registrar and the Finance Officer of these Universities.
The remaining 2 identified institutions deemed to be universities viz. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, and Sri
Chandrasekhendra Saraswathi Vishwavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, are receiving Fixed Maintenance grant of `800.00
lakh and `7.00 lakh per annum respectively.
An amount of `24792.94 lakh has been released during the year 2014-15 under the Non-Plan grant (Table3.1(c2).
Table3.1(c2)Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance Grant) Released to Identified Institutiions Deemed to be
Universities during 2014-15
(` in lakh)
S. No Name of University Total grant released during the year 2014-15
1 2 3
ANDHRA PRADESH
1 Rashtriya Sanskrit, Vidyapeeth, Tirupati 1944.19
DELHI
2. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, KatwariaSarai, New Mehrauli 1819.00
Road, New Delhi
3 *JamiaHamdard, New Delhi 800.00
GUJARAT
4. Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 2958.00
MAHARASHTRA
5. Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai 5544.00

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S. No Name of University Total grant released during the year 2014-15
1 2 3
TAMILNADU
6. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, 3341.00
Coimbatore
7. Gandhigram Rural Institute, GandhigramDindigul 3378.00
8. *Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwavidyalaya, Enathur, Kanchipuram 7.00
UTTAR PRADESH
9. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra 2161.00
UTTARANCHAL
10. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. 2840.75
Total 24792.94
* Receiving Fixed Maintenance Grant.
Graph 3.1(c2) : Non-Plan Grant ( Rs. In Lakhs) Released to Deemed Universities during 2014-
15
Graph 3.1(c2) : Non-Plan Grant ( ` In Lakhs) Released to Deemed Universities during 2014-15
6000
5544

5000

4000
3341 3378
n Lakhs

2958 2840.75
3000
Rs. in

2161
1944.19
2000 1819

1000 800

7
0

Dayalbagh Educational
Sanskrit, Vidyapeeth

Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Home Science and Higher

Vishwavidyalaya
Tata Institute of Social
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri

Saraswathi Vishwavidyalya
*Jamia Hamdard

Institute, GandhigramDindi

Gurukul Kangri
*Sri Chandrasekharendra
Avinashilingam Inst. for

Education for Women


Rashtriya Sanskrit

Gandhigram Rural
Rashtriya

Vidyapeeth

Science

Institute
gul

Andhra
Andhar Delhi Gujarat
Gujrat Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Uttar
UP Uttarakhand
Pradesh Pradesh

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4
Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan)
Assistance to Colleges
4.1 Thrust of Twelfth Plan for the Development of Colleges
Development of Colleges, which are responsible in a major way for undergraduate education and to a great extent
even for postgraduate education, is an important factor in Indian higher education system from the point of view of
maintenance of proper standards, ensuring optimum utilization of facilities, promoting innovation and change, linking
education to emerging career patterns, access, equalization of educational opportunities for the weaker sections of
society, particularly the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and those belonging to the educationally backward areas.
The focus of development assistance to the colleges is on supporting the teaching-learning process by upgrading
basic infrastructure like library, laboratory, connectivity, etc. However, the emphasis is on the expansion and
consolidation of facilities in the existing institutions, improvement of standards through modernization, rationalization
and diversification of under-graduate courses especially by relating them to career opportunities.
The XII Plan lays special emphasis, among others, on increasing the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) from 15 % to
30%. For this, colleges have to play a very crucial role by expanding enrolement significantly, at the same time not
losing sight of quality control and consolidation.

4.2 Colleges Recognized by UGC for Financial Assistance


As on 31st March, 2015 there are nearly 40,760 colleges in the country. Out of them, only 9,940 colleges are recognized
by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. Out of the 9,940 recognized colleges 8,201colleges are eligible
to receive Central Assistance under Section 12B of the UGC Act, 1956.

4.3 Grants to Colleges by the UGC Regional Offices


The UGC decentralized its functioning by opening seven Regional Offices in the country since 1994 in a phased
manner for easy access and speedy release of grants and implementation of various schemes/ programmes relating to
colleges. Later on, one of the UGC Regional Offices, viz. Northern Regional Office (NRO), Ghaziabad, was converted
into “Northern Region Colleges Bureau” and shifted from Ghaziabad to Delhi at 35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
w. e. f. 25.09.2001. The list of UGC Regional Offices/Bureau with details like name, location, date of establishment
and coverage of States is given below:-
S. No. Regional Offices Location Date of State/ Union Territories covered
Establishment
1. South Eastern Regional Office (SERO) Hyderabad 28.09.1994 Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andaman &
Nicobar, Pondicherry
2. Western Regional Office (WRO) Pune 11.11.1994 Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Dadar & Nagar Haveli,
Daman & Diu
3. Central Regional Office (CRO) Bhopal 01.12.1994 Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh
4. North-Eastern Regional Office (NERO) Guwahati 01.04.1995 Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura,
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim.
5. Eastern Regional Office (ERO) Kolkatta 03.09.1996 West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand
6. South-Western Regional Office (SWRO) Bangalore 25.04.1999 Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep

7. Northern Regional College Bureau Ghaziabad 03.12.1994 J&K, H.P., Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, U.P., Uttrakhand,
(NRCB) New Delhi 25.09.2001 Himachal Pradesh

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Schemes implemented for colleges during 2014-15(XII Plan)
Grants to the eligible Colleges all over the country are disbursed by these Regional Offices/Bureau under the following
schemes/programmes as per guidelines:-
1. General Development Assistance to Colleges
2. Construction of Women’s Hostel for Colleges
3. Autonomous Colleges (Release of Grants only)
4. Minor Research Projects for College Minor Research Projects for College Teachers-Humanities, Social Sciences
and Sciences.
5. Seminar/Symposia/Conference for Colleges
6. Faculty Development Programme for Colleges (Award of Teacher Fellowships to college teachers for doing
M.Phil / Ph.D).
7. Internal Quality Assurance Cell for Colleges
8. Development of Sports Infrastructure & Equipments in Colleges
9. Committed Liabilities (old UGC Schemes)
Eligibility Criteria
The UGC provides grant to the eligible colleges which are recognized under section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act,
1956, for the above mentioned schemes. The Self Financing Colleges having 12B Status are eligible only for Teacher/
Student centric schemes.

4.4 Schemes-wise Release of Grants by the Regional Offices


4.4 (a) General Development Assistance to Colleges (XII plan)
The UGC provides assistance to colleges which are recognized under section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act, 1956,
for the development of Undergraduate/Postgraduate Colleges which fulfil the eligibility conditions as prescribed in
the XII Plan guidelines. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to the colleges for strengthening basic
infrastructure and meet their basic needs like books and journals (including Book Banks), scientific equipments,
campus development, teaching aids which are needed for proper instruction, extension/renovation of existing building
and construction of new buildings, extension activities, facilities for women, etc.
The state-wise and Regional Office (RO)-wise details of grants released to the colleges during 2014-15 and XII Plan
(01.04.2012 to 31.03.2015) under General Development Assistance are as given below:-
Table 4.4(a1): State-wise details of Grant for General Development Assistance
(` in crores)
S. Name of the State/UT Grant released during 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant released No. of Beneficiaries Allocation Grant released
1. Andhra Pradesh 8 1.17 218 62.85 27.87
2. Arunachal Pradesh - - 6 3.24 1.32
3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 0.10 1 - 0.10
4. Assam 60 7.60 271 106.71 50.10
5. Bihar 80 7.07 358 83.44 41.94
6. Chhattisgarh 25 3.00 126 40.32 17.23
7. Daman Diu - - 1 0.23 0.06
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli - - - - -
9. Goa 8 0.32 22 7.65 1.55
10 Gujarat 146 5.35 313 113.86 22.28
11. Haryana 3 0.01 736* - 27.39*
12. Himachal Pradesh * * * * *
13. Jammu & Kashmir * * * * *
14. Jharkhand 20 2.00 96 22.55 11.04

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S. Name of the State/UT Grant released during 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant released No. of Beneficiaries Allocation Grant released
15. Karnataka 154 13.20 421 114.80 59.30
16. Kerala 89 8.45 221 89.53 44.90
17. Lakshadweep - - - - -
18. Madhya Pradesh 55 6.09 299 99.93 43.83
19. Maharashtra 537 17.78 869 274.16 62.11
20. Manipur 10 0.81 56 17.63 7.84
21. Meghalaya 2 0.13 27 14.11 5.87
22. Mizoram 1 0.10 24 12.18 4.97
23. Nagaland 12 1.20 31 9.53 5.03
24. Odisha 103 9.00 392 82.72 42.99
25. Puducherry 1 0.06 9 1.48 0.78
26. Punjab/Chandigarh 4 0.09 * * *
27. Rajasthan 32 4.29 123 53.28 23.06
28. Sikkim - - 2 0.60 0.24
29. Tamil Nadu 9 1.36 223 74.14 33.52
30. Telangana 13 1.30 123 29.53 13.57
31. Tripura 2 0.20 18 8.05 3.43
32. Uttar Pradesh 8 0.62 * * *
33. Uttarakhand * * * * *
34. West Bengal 36 5.77 385 114.54 57.58
Total 1419 97.07 5371 1437.06 609.90
*States Development Grants of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab/Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand are given in Haryana.
Graph 4.4(a1): State-wise XII Plan Grant Released (Rs. In Crore)
Graph 4.4(a1): State-wise XII Plan Grant Released (` In Crore) and Number of Beneficiary Colleges
and Number of Beneficiary Colleges
70 1000
62.11
59.3

900

57.58
869

60
XII Plan Grant Released 800
50.1

No. of Beneficiaries (Colleges)


736

50 700
43.83
44.9

42.99
41.94

y Colleges
600
40
Crore

33.52
Rs. in C

500
3

Beneficiary
27.87

27.39

30
421

23.06

400
392
22.28

385
17.23358

313

299

20 300
271

13.57
11.04

221
218

223

200
7.84

10
5.87
0.06 126

5.03
4.97

0.24 123

123
3.43

100
96
1.55
1.32

0.78
56
Andaman &…6 0.1

31
27
24
22

West Bengal 18

0 0
Rajasthan 9

Tamil Nadu 2
Assam 1

Goa 1

Sikkim
Puducherry
Bihar
Chhattisgarh

Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh

Meghalaya
Arunachal Pradesh

Jharkhand

Mizoram

Odisha

Telangana
Nagaland

Tripura
Andhra Pradesh

Manipur
Daman Diu

Gujarat
Haryana

Maharashtra

*States include Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab/Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand.

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Table 4.4(a2) : RO-wise details of Grant for General Development Assistance
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grants released Grant released during XII plan
No. (01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015) (01.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant- Capital Total
(Colleges) during in aid Asset-35 No. of Allocation Grant
2014-15 General-31 Beneficiaries released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 243 1.34 20.31 21.65 642 204.33 104.20
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 112 2.68 10.70 13.38 548 193.53 84.12
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 691 5.67 17.78 23.45 1205 395.90 86.00
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 87 - 10.04 10.04 435 172.05 78.80
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 239 3.72 20.12 23.84 1231 303.25 153.55
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 32 0.61 3.38 3.99 574 168.00 75.84
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 15 - 0.72 0.72 736 - 27.39
Total 1419 14.02 83.05 97.07 5371 1437.06 609.9

4.4(a2): Regional Office wise -XII Plan Grant Released (` In Crore) and
4.4(a2):Regional Office wise -XII Plan Grant Released ( Rs. In Crore) and Number of
Number of Beneficiaries during XII Plan
Beneficiaries(2014-15)
1400

1231
1205
1200
Number
Number ofofBeneficiaries
Beneficiaries
XII PlanGrant
XII Plan GrantReleased
Released

1000

800
Rs. in Crore

736

642

600 574
548

435
400

200 153.55
104.2 86
84.12 78.8 75.84
27.39
0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

4.4 (b) Construction of Women’s Hostel for Colleges


With a view to providing hostels and other infrastructure facilities in the colleges to achieve the goal of enhancing
the enrolment of women, the Commission had introduced a special Scheme for the Construction of Women’s Hostel
during the year 1995-96. The Colleges which come within the purview of the UGC and are fit to receive central
assistance under Section 12B of the UGC Act, are eligible to receive financial assistance under this Scheme. The
financial assistance from the UGC under the Scheme is on 100% basis subject to the ceiling given below:
Women Enrolment Amount (in lakhs) in respect of Non- Amount (` in Lakhs) in respect of Metropolitan cities
Metropolitan cities Jammu & Kashmir, North Eastern Region & Sikkim
(a) Upto 250 40 80.00
(b) 251-500 60 100.00
(c) more than 500 80 120.00

Expenditure over and above the UGC allocation/ceiling is to be met by the institutions from their own resources, for
which clear indication and assurance is to be provided by the institutions concerned. The UGC does not provide any
escalation cost over and above the allocation/ceiling under XII Plan guidelines.

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges 89


The position of grants paid under the Scheme of Construction of Women’s Hostel by the Regional Offices/Bureau
during 2014-15 is as given below:
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII plan
No. (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries (Colleges) Capital Asset- Total No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
during 2014-15 35
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 106 23.42 23.42 273 65.97
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 25 6.02 6.02 88 20.33
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 33 5.79 5.79 331 49.83
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 95 29.60 29.60 205 102.41
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 118 27.15 27.15 372 94.30
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 51 12.12 12.12 130 35.26
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 2 0.12 0.12 82 22.91
Total 430 104.22 104.22 1481 391.01

Graph 4.4(b) :Grant Graph


Released by the Regional Offices under the scheme of Construction of Women Hostels
4.4(b) :Grant Released by the Regional Offices under the scheme of Construction of
&Women
Number of&Beneficiaries
Hostels during
Number of Beneficiaries XIIXII
during Plan
Plan

400
372

350 NumberofofBeneficiaries
Number Beneficiaries
331
XII PlanGrant
XII Plan GrantReleased
Released (Rs.
( Rs. In in Crore)
Crore)

300
273

250

205
200

150
130
102.41

94.3

100 88
65.97

82
49.83

35.26

22.91
50
20.33

0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC- UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati ERO, Kolkata SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

4.4 (c) Autonomous Colleges


The objective of the Scheme of Autonomous Colleges is to improve the quality of undergraduate education by de-
linking colleges from the affiliating structure. An amount ranging from `9.00 lakh to `20.00 lakh is provided to the
colleges under the Scheme depending upon the number of faculty. An additional grant of `1.00 lakh is given for
introduction of NCC as an elective subject with credit points from the academic year 2013-14. The position of grants
sanctioned by the UGC Regional Offices/Bureau to the Autonomous Colleges during 2014-15 is as given below:-
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII plan
No. Offices No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Total (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
(Colleges) during 2014-15 General-31 Asset-35 No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 35 2.61 3.10 5.71 35 13.49
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 03 0.44 0.00 0.44 17 3.69
3. UGC-WRO, Pune - - - - 10 1.46

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S. Name of Regional Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII plan
No. Offices No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Total (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
(Colleges) during 2014-15 General-31 Asset-35 No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 3 - 0.41 0.41 3 0.86
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 23 4.50 1.85 6.35 30 10.14
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 107 20.11 - 20.11 189 88.02
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi - - - - 6 0.79
Total 171 27.66 5.36 33.02 290 118.45

Graph 4.4 (c) : Grant Released (` in Crore) to Autonomous Colleges (Beneficiaries)


during XII(2014-15)Plan (2014-15)
Graph 4.4( c ) : Grant Released ( Rs. in Crore) to Autonomous Colleges ( Beneficiaries) during XII Plan

200
189

180

160

140

120
Number
Number ofof Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries
Rs. in Crore

XII PlanGrant
XII Plan Grant Released
Released

88.02
100

80

60

40 35
30
13.49

20 17 10.14
10
3.69

1.46

6
0.86

0.79
3
0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

4.4 (d) Minor Research Projects for Teachers of Colleges


The objective of the Scheme is to promote excellence in research in higher education by supporting research programmes
of university and college teachers in various disciplines. Teachers of eligible universities and colleges can apply under
the Scheme of Minor Research Projects and get financial assistance upto `3.00 lakh for Humanities & Social Sciences
and up to `5.00 lakh for Sciences including Engineering & Technology, Medical, Pharmacy, Agriculture, etc.
The position of Minor Research Projects (Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences) approved and grants paid by the
UGC Regional Offices including NRCB during 2014-15 is as given below:-
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during
No. No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Total XII plan
(Teachers) during General-31 Asset-35 (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
2014-15 No. of Grant
Sc. Hum. Sc. Hum. Sc. Hum. Sc. Hum. Beneficiaries released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 550 701 2.84 2.29 5.47 2.53 8.31 4.82 4671 38.85
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 285 415 1.78 1.86 2.49 1.91 4.27 3.77 1267 12.22
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 278 413 3.46 3.16 - - 3.46 3.16 3560 24.63
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 204 207 2.62 2.99 4.24 4.10 6.86 7.09 1235 21.98
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 512 704 3.19 3.33 5.83 4.64 9.02 7.97 3047 37.48
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 543 340 3.95 1.98 8.41 2.20 12.36 4.18 236 39.34
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 3 5 0.01 0.01 - - 0.01 0.01 206 0.74
Total 2375 2785 17.85 15.62 26.44 15.38 44.29 31 14222 175.24

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges 91


Graph 4.4(d)Graph 4.4(d)
: Grant : Grant by
Released Released by Regional
Regional Officesthe
Offices under under the scheme
scheme Minor Research
Minor Research ProjectProject
for Teachers of
for Teachers of Colleges during XII Plan
Colleges during XII Plan
5000 45
4671
Number ofofBeneficiaries
Number Beneficiaries(Teachers)
4500 XII
XII Plan
PlanGrant
GrantReleased
Released 40
38.85 39.34
37.48
4000
35
3560
3500

Grant Released (Rs. in Crore)


30
3047
eges

3000
of Colle
of Teachers

24.63 25
2500 21.98
20
Number
Number

2000

15
1500
126712.22 1235
10
1000

500 5
236 206
0.74
0 0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

Regional Offices

4.4 (e) Seminars/Symposia/Conferences for Colleges


Under this Scheme financial assistance is provided to institutions for organizing Workshops/Seminars/Symposia and
Conferences at State, National and International Levels in various fields. Further, the Scheme intends to promote high
standards in colleges by way of extending facilities to teachers and researchers by providing a forum for sharing their
knowledge, experiences and research. All eligible colleges can apply under the Scheme. An amount ranging from
`1.00 lakh to 2.00 lakh is provided under the Scheme.
The details of proposals approved and the grants paid by the UGC Regional Offices/Bureau to the colleges under the
Scheme of Research Workshops/Symposia and Conferences during the period 2014-15 and XII Plan are as given
below:-
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Total (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
(Colleges) during 2014-15 General-31 No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 1150 6.98 6.98 2210 18.56
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 143 2.31 2.31 222 4.59
3. UGC-RO, Pune 501 3.45 3.45 2349 13.98
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 142 1.97 1.97 429 5.93
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 234 3.51 3.51 466 9.85
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 215 2.76 2.76 267 7.80
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 70 0.6 0.6 246 1.09
Total 2455 21.58 21.58 6189 61.8

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Graph 4.4(e) : Grant
Graph 4.4(e) : Released under
Grant Released thetheScheme
under Scheme of Seminar/
Seminar/ Symposia
Symposia / Conferences
/ Conferences for for
colleges during XII Plan
colleges during XII Plan
2500 20
2349
18.56
2210 Number of
Number of Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (Colleges) 18
XII Plan Grant
XII Plan Grant Released
Released
2000 16

14

Grant Released ( Rs. in Crore)


13.98
(Colleges)
of Beneficia aries

1500 12
of Beneficiaries

9.85 10
Number

1000 7.8 8
Number

5.93 6

4.59
466
500 429 4

267 246
222
2
1.09

0 0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi
Regional Offices

4.4 (f) Faculty Development Programme for Colleges


The Programme aims at enhancing the academic and intellectual environment in the Institutions by providing faculty
members with enough opportunities to pursue research and also to participate in seminars/conferences/ workshops.
Participation in such programmes would enable faculty members to update their research and pedagogical skills.
The objective of the Scheme of Faculty Improvement Programme are :-

1. To provide an opportunity to the teachers of the Colleges to pursue their academic/research activities leading to
the award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree.
2. To provide an opportunity to the teachers to present papers in academic conferences/seminars or participate in
workshops and exchange of knowledge and ideas.
3. To provide opportunity to Young Faculty Members to spend a short period (not less than two weeks and not
more than two months) at institutions of their choice for a better academic exposure.
The grants paid by the UGC Regional Offices under this Programme during 2014-15 are as follows:-
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Total
(Teachers) during 2014-15 General-31 No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 764 15.65 15.65 2487 41.20
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 125 1.96 1.96 339 4.32
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 150 5.97 5.97 882 18.32
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 192 5.79 5.79 454 11.23
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 164 3.45 3.45 384 8.48
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 53 1.19 1.19 53 8.52
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 25 0.3 0.3 146 1.64
Total 1473 34.31 34.31 4745 93.71

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges 93


Graph 4.4(f) : Grant Released during XII plan under the Scheme of Faculty Development
Graph 4.4(f) : Grant Released during in
Programme XII plan during
colleges underXIIthe
PlanScheme of Faculty Development
Programme in colleges during XII Plan
3000 45

41.2
40
2487
2500 Number
No. of Beneficiaries (Teachers)
of Beneficiaries
of Beneficiiaries(Teachers)

Grant released
Grant Released (Rs. in Crore) 35

Crore)
2000 30
of Beneficiaries

Grant Released (Rs. in C


25
1500
20
Number

18.32
Number

1000 882 15

11.23
10
454 8.48 8.52
500 384
339
5
4.32
146
53 1.64
0 0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

Regional Offices

4.4 (g) Internal Quality Assurance Cell for Colleges


To monitor standards of the higher educational institutions the UGC has established the National Assessment and
Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an autonomous body, under Section 12(ccc) of its Act in September, 1994.
Recognizing the importance of such institutional internal quality system, the UGC has taken a policy decision to
direct all colleges to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) for which it has decided to provide `3.00 lakhs
as seed money to each college to meet the establishment and strengthening expenditure of IQAC. The scheme was
introduced for colleges during 2014-15 (XII Plan).
All Colleges which are under section 2(f) and 12B of UGC Act will be eligible to receive the financial support for
establishing and strengthening of the IQACs in them. It shall be mandatory for every college to get accredited by the
Accreditation Agency, after passing out of two batches or six years, whichever is earlier.
The expenditure can be incurred on following items:-
No. Purpose of grant (` )
1. Honorarium to the Director/Coordinator, IQAC @ `1000x12x5 60,000
2. Office Equipments 60,000
3. Hiring Services for Secretarial & Technical Services 60,000
4. ICTs Communication expenses 70,000
5. Contingencies 50,000
Total 3,00,000
The details of grants paid by the UGC Regional Offices to the colleges under the Scheme of Internal Quality Assurance
Cell for Colleges during the period 2014-15 are as under:
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15
No. No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Total Grant released during XII Plan
(Colleges) during 2014-15 General-31 Asset-35 (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 33 0.71 0.18 0.89 654 19.52
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 101 2.18 0.55 2.73 529 15.57
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 123 6.64 2.65 3.32 1214 36.05

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S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15
No. No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Total Grant released during XII Plan
(Colleges) during 2014-15 General-31 Asset-35 (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 15 0.45 - 0.45 434 12.66
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 43 1.03 0.26 1.29 1250 37.62
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 6 0.098 0.036 0.134 565 16.90
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi - - - - - -
Total 321 11.108 3.676 8.814 4646 138.32

Graph 4.4(g) : Grant Released ( ` InGraph 4.4(g) : Grant Released ( Rs. In Crore)
Crore) by the Regional Offices under the Scheme of Internal Quality
by the Regional Offices under the Scheme of Internal Quality Assurance Cell to Colleges
Assurance Cell toduring
Colleges during XII Plan
XII Plan
1400

1250 No. of Beneficiaries


1214
1200 Grant released

1000

800
Number of Colleges

654

600 565
529

434
400

200
37.62
36.05
19.52

15.57

12.66

16.9
0

0
0
UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

Regional Offices

4.4 (h) Development of Sports Infrastructure & Equipment in Colleges


The objective of the Scheme is to create and foster amongst the students of Colleges a spirit of healthy participation
and cooperative sharing of achievements in games with a capacity to face and effectively deal with challenging
situations with courage and determination.
Keeping the above objective in view, the scheme is designed to offer:
(a) financial support for the development of new or existing outdoor/indoor infrastructure for ensuring greater
participation of students in games. While the students would get an opportunity to avail themselves of such
sports facilities, this Scheme specially aims to serve the first generation students both in urban and rural areas.
(b) opportunities to students, depending upon their level of ‘attainment’ in a particular sport, to participate in
more advanced level of sport in the same or related area through the availability of better equipment and
infrastructure.
(c) infrastructure, where already available is intended to be improved/strengthened. Colleges will be assisted in
creation of such standard infrastructure and non-expendable equipment facilities so as to facilitate the conduct
of such activities for their students.

Development (Plan) and Maintenance (Non-Plan) Assistance to Colleges 95


The grants paid by the UGC Regional Offices under this Scheme during 2014-15 are as follows:-
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Offices Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries (Colleges) Capital Total No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
during 2014-15 Asset-35
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 113 21.99 21.99 323 50.35
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 10 2.53 2.53 10 2.53
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 16 4.11 4.11 16 4.11
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 74 13.71 13.71 293 97.13
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 34 3.45 3.45 81 9.43
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 102 18.64 18.64 102 18.64
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 3 1.06 1.06 41 10.73
Total 352 4.4(h) : Grant Released
Graph 65.49 ( Rs. In65.49
Crore ) 866 192.92
by the Regional Offices under the scheme of Development of Sports Infrastructure &
Graph 4.4(h) : Grant Released ( ` In Crore) by theinRegional
equipment Offices
colleges during under the scheme of Development
XII Plan of
Sports Infrastructure & equipment in colleges during XII Plan
350
323

300 293
Number of Beneficiaries (Colleges)
No. of Beneficiaries
Grant
Grant Released
released (` in Crore)
250
Number of Colleges

200

150
97.13

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100
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50.35

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9.43

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4.11
2.53

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UGC- UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, Pune UGC- UGC-ERO, Kolkata UGC- UGC-NRCB, New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi
Regional Offices

4.4 (i) Committed Liabilities (old UGC Schemes)


The details of grants paid by the Regional Offices to the colleges for the schemes which are discontinued during XII
Plan such as One Time Catch Up grant, Additional Assistance, Merged Schemes, etc. are as under:
(` in crores)
S. Name of Regional Grant released 2014-15 Grant released during XII Plan
No. Offices (1.04.2012 -31.03.2015)
No. of Beneficiaries Grant-in-aid Capital Asset-35 Total No. of Beneficiaries Grant released
during 2014-15 General-31
1. UGC-SWRO, Bangalore 237 0 18.65 18.65 610 180.60
2. UGC-CRO, Bhopal 135 0.04 10.94 10.98 540 97.41
3. UGC-WRO, Pune 479 - 36.78 36.78 919 258.29
4. UGC-NERO, Guwahati 52 2.97 1.94 4.91 342 97.95
5. UGC-ERO, Kolkata 234 - 16.36 16.36 1021 184.58
6. UGC-SERO, Hyderabad 204 1.34 34.42 35.76 410 204.74
7. UGC-NRCB, New Delhi 63 - 3.12 3.12 724 120.48
Total 1404 4.35 122.21 126.56 4566 1144.05

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Chart4.10
Chart4.10

Graph 4.4(i) : Grant Released ( Rs. in Crore) to Colleges Committed Liabilities ( Old UGC
Graph Graph
4.4(i)4.4(i)
: Grant
: GrantReleased (` in
Released ( Rs. in Crore)
Crore) to Colleges
to Colleges
Schemes) Committed
Committed
during XII Liabilities (Liabilities
Plan Old UGC
Schemes) during XII Plan
(Old UGC Schemes) during XII Plan
1200 300
1200 300
No. of Beneficiaries (Colleges)
1021 No. of Beneficiaries
Grant Released (Rs.in Crore)
258.29 Grant released
1000 250
1000 919 250

s. in Crore)
Grant Released (Rs. in Crore)
800 204.74 200
800 724 200
Number of Colleeges

180.6 184.58
ges
Number of Colleg

Grant Released (Rs


610
600 150
600 540 150

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410
400 100
400 97.41 34297.95 100

200
200 50
50

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UGC-SWRO,
UGC-Bangalore
UGC-CRO, Bhopal
UGC-WRO,
UGC-CRO, Bhopal UGC-WRO, UGC-NERO,
Pune
Pune Guwahati
UGC- UGC-ERO,
UGC-ERO,UGC-SERO,
Kolkata
Kolkata Hyderabad
UGC-NRCB,
UGC- New
UGC-NRCB, Delhi
New
SWRO, Bangalore NERO, Guwahati SERO, Hyderabad Delhi

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Regional Offices
Offices Offices

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UGC provides financial assistance to 53 Colleges affiliated to Delhi University and 4 Colleges which come under
the privileges of BHU under Non-Plan and 64 Colleges affiliated to Delhi University Under Plan (53 College + 11
College of Delhi Administration). In addition to this grants are also provided grants to Delhi Colleges/Delhi based
Medical Colleges for Seminars/Conferences/Workshops at National/International/State level.
4.5 (a) Non-Plan Scheme
4.5 (a1) Delhi Colleges
Out of 53 Colleges, the UGC provides 95% maintenance grant to 36 Colleges and 100% to 17 Colleges (8 Evening
Colleges + 9 University Maintained Colleges). Out of these 36 Colleges, 16 Colleges get 5% management share of
maintenance grant from Delhi Administration and 20 Colleges get from their respective Trusts/Society.
These 53 Delhi Colleges meet salary, pension and non-salary expenditure out of the maintenance grants received from
the UGC. To determine the budget of each College, annual meetings are held with the principals of the Colleges.
Category-wise List of Delhi Colleges and Delhi College Hostels# getting Maintenance Grants from the UGC
are as under:
Table 4.5 (a1)
S. No Cat. 1. Delhi University Maintained Colleges S. No Cat.2. Evening Colleges
(100% Maintenance Grant is given by UGC). (100% Maintenance Grant is given by UGC).
1 College of Vocational Studies 10 Dyal Singh College (University Maintain)
2 Deshbandhu College (Day)* 11 Moti Lal Nehru College (Delhi Admn.)
3 Dyal Singh College (Day) 12 P.G.D.A.V. College (Trust)
4 Kirori Mal College# 13 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Delhi Admn)
5 Miranda House# 14 Shyam Lal College (Delhi Admn)
6 Ram Lal Anand College (Day) 15 Satyawati Co-Ed. College (Delhi Admn)
7 Ramanujan College (University Maintain) 16 Sri Aurobindo College (Delhi Admn)
8 Zakir Husain College (Day) 17 Zakir Husain PG College – (Trust)#
9 Aryabhatta College (University Maintain)    

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  Cat.3. Delhi Administration Colleges (95% Maintenance Grant S.No Cat.4. Trust Colleges (Maintenance Grant is given
is given by UGC and 5% by Delhi Administration). 95% by UGC and 5% by Trust).
18 Bharati College 34 Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
19 Delhi College of Arts & Commerce 35 Institute of Home Economics
20 Vivekanand College 36 Lady Irwin College#
21 Gargi College* 37 Shri Ram College of Commerce#
22 Kalindi College* 38 St. Stephen’s College#
23 Kamla Nehru College* 39 Atma Ram Sanatan Dharama College*
24 Lakshmi Bai College* 40 Daulat Ram College#
25 Maitreyi College* 41 Hans Raj College#
26 Moti Lal Nehru College (Day)* 42 Hindu College#
27 Rajdhani College* 43 Indraprastha College for Women#
28 Satyawati Co-Ed. College (Day)* 44 Janki Devi Memorial College *
29 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Day)* 45 Jesus & Mary College*
30 Shivaji College* 46 Lady Shri Ram College for Women#
31 S.P.M. College for Women* 47 Mata Sundri College for Women*
32 Sri Aurobindo College (Day)* 48 P.G.D.A.V. College (Day)*
33 Swami Shradhanand College* 49 Ramjas College#
50 Shyam Lal College (Day)*
51 S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Day)*
52 Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
53 Sri Venkateswara College*
* Extended Colleges receiving 100% maintenance grant over 1000 students.
# Delhi Colleges Hostels being assisted by the UGC

4.5 (a2) Banaras Hindu University Colleges


List of the four Colleges of BHU which are getting financial assistance under Non-Plan are given below:-
Table 4.5 (a2)
Sl. No Name of the College
1. Arya Mahila Degree College, Varanasi, U.P
2. D.A.V. Degree College, Varanasi
3. Vasanta Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kamachha, Varanasi
4. VAsanta College for Women, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi
The UGC also provides maintenance grants to 4 colleges admitted to the privilege of Banaras Hindu University under
Non-Plan scheme as under:
- 95% Grants funded by the UGC
- 5% Grants from the management of the college
Details of grants provided to Delhi and BHU Colleges under Non-Plan during 2014-15 are given below:
(` in lakhs)
Particulars Allocation Grant released
Delhi Colleges 145882.79 145882.79
4 BHU Colleges 3148.66 3148.66

College-wise Details of the Non-Plan grants released to Delhi Colleges are given under Table 4.5 (a1(i)) and 4.5
(a1(ii)) and BHU Colleges under Table4.5(a2) towards maintenance under Non-plan for the year 2014-15 below:
Table 4.5 (a1)(i) : Non Plan Grant Released to Delhi Colleges (2014-15)
(` In Lakhs)
Sl. No. Name of the College Salary Pension Non-Salary Total
1 Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College 2493.00 707.33 33.41 3233.74
2 Bharati College 1533.38 313.59 35.88 1882.85
3 College of Vocational Studies 1962.62 347.60 40.13 2350.35
4 Dyal Singh College (Day) 3629.24 575.16 65.4 4269.80

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Sl. No. Name of the College Salary Pension Non-Salary Total
5 Dyal Singh College (Eve.) 1078.43 244.45 22.95 1345.83
6 Daulat Ram College 2522.52 838.96 43.66 3405.14
7 Deshbandhu College (Day) 3173.57 604.17 54.61 3832.35
8 Ramanujan College 1540.76 276.73 26.38 1843.87
9 Delhi College of Arts & Commerce 1662.19 436.80 31.16 2130.15
10 Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce 1162.64 36.66 56.63 1255.93
11 Gargi College 3439.32 645.87 52.51 4137.70
12 Hans Raj College 3748.28 887.71 56.95 4692.94
13 Hindu college 2490.89 468.70 91.7 3051.29
14 Indraprastha College for Women 1928.44 470.00 62.73 2461.17
15 Institute of Home Economics 1555.46 313.34 44.89 1913.69
16 Janki Devi Memorial College 2100.57 539.00 34.52 2674.09
17 Jesus & Mary College 1975.09 327.00 42.72 2344.81
18 Kalindi College 1919.72 526.35 40.2 2486.27
19 Kamala Nehru College 1877.16 464.84 58.84 2400.84
20 Kirori Mal College 3397.14 609.04 89.96 4096.14
21 Lady Irwin College 2003.52 602.74 71.18 2677.44
22 Lakshmibai College 2267.56 567.97 42.37 2877.90
23 Lady Shri Ram College for Women 2371.85 537.93 77.26 2987.04
24 Mata Sundri College for Women 2635.19 470.18 67.16 3172.53
25 Miranda House 3256.76 787.94 75.63 4120.33
26 Maitreyi College 3780.86 682.20 56.65 4519.71
27 Moti Lal Nehru College (Day) 2785.74 492.12 50.11 3327.97
28 Moti Lal Nehru College (Eve.) 1438.17 336.62 21.93 1796.72
29 P.G.D.A.V. College (D) 2268.77 359.02 57.88 2685.67
30 P.G.D.A.V. College (E) 1086.63 324.63 27.19 1438.45
31 Ramjas College 3182.21 889.50 75.65 4147.36
32 Ram Lal Anand College (D) 1521.63 179.60 27.52 1728.75
33 Aryabhatta College 1357.16 144.35 15.23 1516.74
34 Rajdhani College 2457.45 661.49 45.32 3164.26
35 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College(day) 2081.79 441.61 23.37 2546.77
36 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Eve.) 1494.72 127.80 16.57 1639.09
37 St. Stephen’s College 1292.96 342.57 43.78 1679.31
38 Shri Ram College of Commerce 1593.73 409.35 61.62 2064.70
39 S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Day) 3201.65 674.48 91.31 3967.44
40 Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College 1396.48 249.39 60.21 1706.08
41 Sri Venkateswara College 3176.92 403.39 103.42 3683.73
42 Shyam Lal College (D) 1880.50 450.00 24.05 2354.55
43 Shyam Lal College (E) 1202.84 242.55 16.32 1461.71
44 Swami Shraddhanand College 3195.64 531.66 34.86 3762.16
45 S.P.M. College for Women 3212.60 410.44 67.59 3690.63
46 Satyawati Co-Ed. College(D) 2429.76 580.80 51.49 3062.05
47 Satyawati Co-Ed. College (Eve.) 1585.92 383.00 44.08 2013.00
48 Sri Aurobindo College (D) 2412.34 275.10 27.19 2714.63
49 Sri Aurobindo College (E) 1051.38 81.85 12.48 1145.71
50 Shivaji College 3203.18 585.00 44.08 3832.26
51 Vivekanand College 1876.79 387.00 53.82 2317.61
52 Zakir Husain College (D) 3063.75 769.54 76.77 3910.06
53 Zakir Husain PG College (Eve.) 1160.99 280.30 25.68 1466.97
  Total 4.5 (a1(i)) 118117.86 24295.42 2575.00 144988.28
4.5 (a1(ii)) Details of the grants released to Hostels of Delhi colleges
S. No. Hostels Salary Pension Non-Salary Sub-Total
1 Daulat Ram College 38.94 14.49 0 53.43
2 Hans Raj College 46.53 13.95 0 60.48
3 Hindu College 30.9 17.58 0 48.48
4 Indraprastha College for Women 105.75 34.2 0 139.95
5 Kirori Mal College 46.41 16.77 0 63.18
6 Lady Irwin College 69.3 19.77 0 89.07
7 Lady Shri Ram College for Women 75.93 29.1 0 105.03
8 Miranda House 41.76 49.02 0 90.78

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S. No. Hostels Salary Pension Non-Salary Sub-Total
9 Ramjas College 42.12 26.7 0 68.82
10 St. Stephen College 72.48 20.01 0 92.49
11 Shri Ram College of Commerce 41.58 26.16 0 67.74
12 Zakir Husain College 12.54 2.52 0 15.06
  Total 4.5 (a1(ii)) 624.24 270.27 0 894.51
  Grand Total (Non Plan Grant) 118742.10 24565.69 2575 145882.79

Graph 4.5(a1) : Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance) (` in Lakhs)


Released to Delhi Colleges during 2014-15
Non-Sala
ary
2575.00
0
Pensionn 2%
24565.69
9
17%

Salary
118742.100
81%

4.5 (a2) College-wise details of the grants released to 4 BHU colleges under non-plan for the year 2014-15
(` in Lakh)
S. No. Name of the College Salary Pension Non-Salary Sub-Total
1. Arya Mahila Degree College 700.14 40.77 28.35 769.26
2. D.A.V. Degree College 755.33 83.88 33.83 873.04
3. Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya 645.32 42.15 16.74 704.21
4. Vasanta College for Women 738.95 42.12 21.08 802.15
Grand Total- 2839.74 208.92 100.00 3148.66
Graph 4.5(a2) : Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance ) ( Rs. In Lakhs) Released to BHU Colleges
Graph 4.5(a2) : Non-Plan Grant (Maintenance) (`2014-15
during In Lakhs) Released to BHU Colleges during 2014-15

Non-Salary
100.00
3%

Pension
208.92
7%

Salary
2839.74
90%

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4.5 (b) Plan Scheme
The UGC provides financial assistance to 64 Delhi Colleges towards General Development, Women Hostels &
Building. Delhi Colleges Section has also released grants to Delhi Colleges/Delhi based Medical Colleges towards
organizing Seminars/Conferences/Workshops at National/International/State level.
In addition to 53 colleges given under 4.5(a1) , the following 11 colleges affiliated to Delhi University are getting
grants under Plan Schemes :
S. No Name of the College S. No. Name of the College
1 Bhim Rao Ambedkar College 7 Acharya Narendra Dev College
2 Maharaja Agrasen College 8 Shaheed Raj Guru College for Applied Science
3 Aditi Mahavidyalya 9 Keshav Mahavidyalaya
4 Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science 10 Bhagini Nivedita College
5 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College 11 Durga Bai Deshmukh College
6 Sukhdev College of Business Studies

During the year 2014-15, the UGC released grants to the Colleges affiliated to University of Delhi under the following
Schemes:-
(` in lakhs)
S. No. Subject Released Total
31 Grant in–aid general 35 Capital Assets
1 General Development Assistance to Colleges 49.33 - 49.33
2 Construction of Building projects - 72.00 72.00
3 Women’s Hostel under special scheme - 30.00 30.00
4 Seminar/Conference/Workshop 19.62 - 19.62

Graph 4.5(b): Plan Grant (` in Lakhs) Released to Delhi Colleges during 2014-15

Capital Assets(35)
Grant in-aid General(31)
19.62

30.00

72.00

49.33

0.00 10.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 80.00

Rs. in Lakhs

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Table 4.5(b)(i) Details of the Plan grants released to Delhi Colleges towards General Development Assistance
(2014-15) are given below:
S. No. Name of Colleges Allocation(XII Plan) (` ) Released Total
towards (GDA (`) (`)
1 P.G.D.A.V. College (D) 4785000 1914000 1914000
2 Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science 7091000 2289600 2289600
3 Durga Bai Deshmukh College 4134000 730000 730000
  Total 430746000 4933600 4933600
Table 4.5 (b)(ii) Details of the grants released to Delhi Colleges towards building (2014-15) are given below:
(Amount in `)
S. No. Name of Colleges Purpose Allocation Grant Released Total
1 SGTB Khalsa College Auditorium 4000000 4000000 4000000
Construction of Science block 20000000 2000000 2000000
2 Lady Shri Ram College for Women Construction of research centre 30000000 3000000 3000000
3 S.P.M. College for Women Construction of classroom 4500000 1800000 1800000
Grand Total 58500000 7200000 7200000
Table 4.5(b)(iii): Details of the grants released to Delhi Colleges towards Women Hostels (2014-15) are given
below:-
(Amount in `)
S. No. Name of Colleges Allocation Grant Released Total
1. SGTB Khalsa College 10000000 10000000 10000000
2. Miranda House 20000000 20000000 20000000
Grand Total 30000000 30000000 30000000
Table 4.5(b)(iv). Details of the grants released to Delhi Colleges/ Medical Institutes towards Seminars/
Workshops for the year 2014-15 are given below :-
Sl. No. Name of the College Relesed Amount
1 Moulana Azad Medical College 50000
2 Lakshmi Bai college 112500
3 Lakshmi Bai college 112500
4 Miranda House 75000
5 Lakshmi Bai college 112500
6 Lakshmi Bai college 75000
7 Lakshmi Bai college 75000
8 Delhi Institute of Pharmitical Sciences & Research 200000
9 Ramjas College 75000
10 India Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences 160000
11 All India Institute of Medical Sciences 149600
12 All India Institute of Medical Sciences 100000
13 India Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences 40000
14 Miranda House 25000
15 PGDAV College (eve.) 12000
16 Deshbandhu College 12000
17 Ramjas College 12000
18 Ramanuja College 12000
19 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College 12000
Total 1962100

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5
Quality and Excellence
The University Grants Commission in pursuit of excellence in teaching and research in the Institutions of higher
education has been providing substantial support to selected universities and colleges through various Schemes like
University with Potential for Excellence (UPE), Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE) and Centre with
Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA) with a view to enabling them to reach the world class level
and serve as benchmark for other institutions in the country.
The UGC has introduced these Schemes during the IX plan period which are still continued during the XII Plan period
also. The main objectives of these Schemes are:
• To strengthen the academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching, research and
outreach programmes
• To promote flexible and effective governance
• To enhance the quality of the learning and teaching process at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with
the help of a flexible credit based modular system, and the whole range of innovations currently accepted
globally
• To promote academic programmes relevant to the socio-economic needs of the nation
• To improve undergraduate education in colleges by the interfacing of the PG programmes
• To promote networking with other Centres/departments and laboratories in the country
• To achieve excellence in education, training and research to face the challenges of globalization.
5.1 Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE)
The University Grants Commission introduced this Scheme during the IX Plan period to identify few universities
which had potential to achieve excellence in teaching and research activities. This initiative is being continued during
the XII Plan period in order to identify a few more universities which have the potential to achieve excellence not
only in teaching and research, but also in all related functions that could contribute to a holistic development of the
university.
Under the Scheme UPE so far 15 universities have been selected and 10 more universities are to be selected during
the XII Plan period.The UGC intends to identify some universities from among the existing UPEs which have already
achieved excellence and innovation in teaching and research to a considerable extent and completed first/second phase
under the Scheme and designate them as University of Excellence(UoE). During the XII Plan 03 such universities
which have completed their first/ second phase of Universities with Potential for Excellence will be considered for up
gradation to University of Excellence (UoE) status for their outstanding performance/achievements.
Guidelines of eligibility credentials during XII Plan, Tenure, Quantum of Assistance regarding selection of universities
for the conferment of the UPE/UOE status is available on UGC website at http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/1952943_
XII-Plan-Guidelines-For-UPE-and-UoE-Revised.pdf.
Monitoring of the UPE Scheme
Under the Scheme, a Mid-Term Monitoring Committee is constituted by the Chairperson, UGC, to assess the
progress of the University. The University will be invited to make a presentation before the Committee at the UGC
Headquarters after two years of implementation of UPE/UoE status. The Committee will submit a report in respect
of each university. The report of all the universities will be placed before the Standing Committee and subsequently
before the Commission for continuation/discontinuation, as the case may be.

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In the last year of UPE/UoE phase, a Final Review Committee, constituted by the Chairperson, UGC, shall visit each
of the universities selected under the Scheme to review the performance and achievements of the university in the
light of the objectives of the Scheme. This Committee will also recommend next phase of UPE/UoE to the university
concerned for consideration of the Standing Committee under the Scheme. However, any university will enjoy the
status of UPE/UoE for a maximum of three phases under the Scheme.
Table 5.1 : Details of 15 (fifteen) UPE Universities and grants paid to them so far are given below:-
Plan Sl. Name of the Focused Area Grants approved Granst Released
No. University (` in Crore) (` in Crore)
Phase-I Phase-II Phase-I Phase-II
IX 1. Jadavpur 1. Nano Science and Technology 30.00 25.00 30.00 22.00
University 2. Cognitive Science
2. University of Bio-technology and Novel Materials and Nano- 30.00 25.00 30.00 10.00
Pune Systems
3. University of Herbal Sciences 30.00 25.00 30.00 15.20
Madras
4. University of Interface Studies in Teaching and Research 30.00 25.00 revised 30.00 10.00
Hyderabad as 50.00
5. Jawaharlal Nehru 1. Genomics and Proteomics in Systems of 30.00 60.00 30.00 30.00
University Biological and Environmental Origin employing
Physical and Nanoscience Techniques
2. Globalization, National Development and
Knowledge Systems : Interfacing Economy,
Politics, Society and Culture
X 6 Madurai Kamaraj Nanoscience in Biology 28.65 -- 28.65 --
University
7 North Eastern Bio-Sciences and Area Studies 30.00 -- 25.00 --
Hill University
(NEHU)
8 Calcutta Modern Biology 30.00 60.00 30.00 --
University (15-20)
9 University of Green Technology 30.00 -- 20.85 --
Mumbai extended
31.3.2015
XI 10 Osmania Materials Research – Social Relevance 50.00 -- 30.00 --
University
11. Banaras Hindu 1. Advanced Functional Materials (Energy 50.00 -- 30.00 --
University Materials, Multiferroics, Advanced Polymers)
2. Genomics and Proteomics
12. University of Materials and Converging Sciences: nano-particles, 50.00 -- 30.00 --
Rajasthan nano-composites and multilayers
13. University of Processing Characterization and Application of 50.00 -- 30.00 --
Mysore Advanced Functional Materials.
Media and Social Development – A Case Study of
Karnataka.
14. Karnatak Anti Tumor Activity: An Integrated Approach 50.00 -- 30.00 --
University
15. Guru Nanak Dev Material Science 50.00 -- 30.00 --
University
During the year 2014-15, the UGC has invited fresh proposals under the UPE Scheme from the eligible universities. A
total of 35 proposals were received in the UGC office, out of which the following 7 State Universities were shortlisted
and were called for presentation before the Standing Committee:-
(i) Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)
(ii) Mangalore University, Mangalore (Karnataka)
(iii) Devi AhilyaVishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP)
(iv) Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

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(v) Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Alagappa (Tamil Nadu)
(vi) Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)
(vii) Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
Out of above 7 State universities only one university i.e. Anna University has been requested to submit its revised
proposal for UPE Status.
The Commission in its meeting held on 3rd February, 2015 has decided to frame separate guidelines with nomenclature
in respect of Deemed to be Universities/State Private Universities for awarding UPE/CPEPA Status.
During the financial year 2014-15 no grant was released under the “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE)
Scheme due to paucity of funds though the Mid-Term evaluation of three universities was done which is mandatory
for releasing further grant.

5.2 Centre with Potential for Excellence in a Particular Areas (CPEPA)


The University Grants Commission introduced the Scheme “Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas”
(CPEPA) during the IX Plan period in order to promote quality and excellence and inter-disciplinary approach in
teaching and research activities. The Commission has decided to continue this Scheme during the XII Plan also. The
broad objective of this Scheme is to encourage and facilitate the chosen departments at the selected universities to
work together by associating their faculty members to cooperate and collaborate in their programmes and activities
on a regular basis, by cutting across departmental and/or discipline barriers in the emerging, frontier or cutting edge
subject areas of regional, national and/or international importance. One of the objective of this Scheme is to gradually
prepare the universities for UPE status.
The work of these Centers is evaluated by the Mid-Term Monitoring Committee and the Final Review Committee.
21 Centres from different universities are being supported under this Scheme. The details are given here under:
Table : 5.2
State Sl. Name of the Area of specialization Year of initial Current Tenure Allocation in
No. University identification as Phase current phase
CPEPA (` in Lakh)
Andhra Pradesh 1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Traditional Shastras March, 2002 Phase-II 2008 300.00
Vidyapeeth, to
2013
2. Osmania “Bio-prospecting of certain important December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 280.00
University, medicinal plants for Healthcare” to
2016

Arunachal 3. Rajiv Gandhi Biodiversity March. 2002 Phase-II 2012 700.00


Pradesh University to
2017
Chandigarh 4. Punjab University Biomedical Sciences March, 2002 Phase-I 2002 500.00
to 2011
5. Punjab University “Cultural Fixation on “Honour”: A December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 185.00
Gender Audit of Punjab and Haryana” to
2016
6. Punjab University “Application of Nano-Materials, December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 355.00
Nanoparticles and Nano-composites” to
2016
Gujarat 7. Sardar Patel Applied Polymers March, 2002 Phase-I 2002 500.00
University to
2008
Himachal Pradesh 8. Himachal Pradesh Himalayan Studies March, 2002 Phase-II 2012 700.00
University to
2017.

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State Sl. Name of the Area of specialization Year of initial Current Tenure Allocation in
No. University identification as Phase current phase
CPEPA (` in Lakh)
Karnataka 9. Karnataka “Advanced materials for therapeutic, December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 685.00
University diagnostic, industrial and agricultural to
applications” 2016
10. Bangalore “Application of Molecular and Nano December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 575.00
University tools to study targeted drug delivery to
and cellular manifestations in disease 2016
management”
11. Mysore University “Processing characterization and December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 430.00
applications of Advanced Functional to
nanomaterials. 2016
Madhya Pradesh 12. Devi Ahilya e-Management Studies March, 2002 Phase-I 2002 300.00
University to
2011,
Punjab 13. Guru Nanak Dev Sports Sciences March, 2002 Phase-I 2002 500.00
University to
2015
14. Guru Nanak Dev “Genetic Basis of cancer and Type 2 December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 615.00
University Diabetes Mellitus in Punjab” to
2016
Rajasthan 15. Jai NarainVyas “Application of synthesis for December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 535.00
University characterization, and Risk Assessment to
of Nano-particles on ecosystems of 2016
Thar desert”
16. Anna University Environnemental Sciences March, 2002 Phase-II 2009 500.00
to
2014
17. University of “Development of Drugs from December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 325.00
Madras Medicinal Plants for Human Welfare” to
2016
18. University of “Climate change and its impact on December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 230.00
Madras mangrove ecosystem in the region” to
2016
19. Annamalai “Advanced Study in Marine Biology December, 2011 Phase-I 2011 385.00
University in the faculty of Marine Sciences” to
2016
Uttar Pradesh 20. Allahabad Behavioural Cognitive Sciences March, 2002 Phase-II 2011 700.00
University to
2016
West Bengal 21. University of “Electro-physiological and December, 2011 Phase-I 2011
Calcutta Neuro-imaging studies including to
mathematical modeling” December
2016
During the year 2014-15, the UGC has invited fresh proposals under the CPEPA Scheme from the eligible universities.
A total of 118 proposals have been received and were placed before the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee
has constituted a Sub-Committee to shortlist the proposals for further consideration.
Eligibility criteria for universities aspiring to receive financial support under the CPEPA Scheme is available on UGC
website http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/2758219_guideline-CPEPA.pdf

5.3 Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE)


The UGC has introduced the CPE Scheme during the X Plan. Under this Scheme, the colleges are financially supported
to improve their academic infrastructure, adopt innovations in teaching, learning and evaluation and to introduce a
flexible approach in the selection of courses at the degree level. A CPE college acts as a role model for other colleges
in their area of operation. The objective of the Scheme is to help selected colleges to achieve excellence mainly in
teaching activity and initiate a research culture in such colleges. The Commission has decided to continue this Scheme

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during the XII Plan period also with an additional component of College of Excellence (CE) during the second and
third phase of the Scheme.
(I) Ceiling of financial assistance during XII Plan is as under
1. The grant up to `150.00 lakhs under the Scheme will be provided for each college during the XII Plan period. The
Expert Committee will clearly specify the quantum of grant item-wise and under recurring and non-recurring
category.
2. The colleges selected for second phase and onwards of CPE will be eligible for a maximum grant of `150.00
lakhs.
3. The colleges selected for the CE status will be eligible for a maximum grant of `200.00 lakhs.
4. The financial assistance under the Scheme is for up-gradation and updating of the departments for their further
development towards excellence, and will not be utilized for construction of buildings.
5. 50% of the grants may be spent for the development of the best performing departments as these have evidently
proved their potential for pursuit of excellence. The rest 50% may be spent on the general development of the
other departments and common facilities of the college.
The financial assistance will be spent only on aided departments.
(I) Release of Grant by the UGC
The UGC will release 100% Non-recurring Grant and 20% Recurring Grant of the total allocation in the beginning
itself. Thereafter, 20% of the Recurring Grant will be released on annual basis subject to the receipt of the UC of the
previous installment of the Recurring Grant. However, the Non-recurring Grant should be utilized within a period of
18 months from the release of the grant and UC should be submitted to this effect.
Once the final allocation of grant has been made by the UGC, re-appropriation up to 5% of the total allocation is
permissible with proper justification at college level under intimation to the UGC. In no case, re-appropriation will be
made for more than 5% of the total allocation.
Eligibility/Pre-requisites
The colleges fulfilling the following criteria will be eligible for consideration under the Scheme:
1. The college should be minimum 10 years old.
2. The college should have been recognized under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act.
3. The college has to be an accredited one by NAAC, with a minimum of ‘B’ Grade, at the time of applying for the
first phase of CPE status.
4. Among the accredited colleges, preference will be given to Autonomous Colleges.
5. If a college is a composite college, it should take immediate steps to delink the plus-2 courses from the college.
Prior to the interface meeting with the Expert Committee, it has to confirm in writing that the de-linking will be
affected with the next academic session, if CPE status is awarded to the college. 1st instalment of grant under
the Scheme will be released to the college only after such a de-linking has been affected.
6. It will be desirable that the teachers of the college selected under CPE/CE are not transferred during the
implementation of the Scheme so as to maintain continuity in implementing the Scheme.
7. Preference will be given to those colleges where, other things being equal, the Principal is a regular appointee
and has a long tenure.
Agricultural, Medical, Dental, Nursing and Pharmacy colleges are not eligible to be considered under this Scheme.
During the year 2014-15, 137 colleges have been reviewed by the Expert (Monitoring) Committee in the UGC office
and fresh proposals has also been invited through public notice on UGC website on 21st January, 2015 and in response
the UGC has received a number of proposals from different Universities which will be placed before the Standing
Committee.

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Presently 172 Colleges are enjoying the CPE status and 14 Colleges are enjoying the CE status as on date.
Detailed guidelines of the scheme are available on the UGC website at http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8626399_CPE-
Guidelines.pdf
During 2014-2015, an amount of `51,93,50,000/-was released to the colleges under this Scheme.

5.4 Establishment of New Centres/Institutes


Keeping in view the changing economic scenario in terms of liberalization, globalization and greater demand for
quality products from Higher Education System to meet the newly emerging needs, the Commission, during the year
2001, had introduced a New Scheme, viz., “Establishment of new Centers/ Institutes of excellence” in studies and
research on various inter–disciplinary areas in Sciences and Humanities within the University system.
During 2001–2002 and 2009-10, the Commission had approved the proposals of following Centres in the universities
for financial support for establishment of Centres/Institutes within the University system.
Sl. No. Name of the University Centre/Institute
1. Punjab University, Chandigarh Establishment of Centre for Human genome Studies & Research
2. Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, Establishment of a Centre of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance
Lucknow
3. University of Mysore, Mysore Creation of a National Centre for History of Science at the Oriental research
Institute at University of Mysore
4 Jawaharlal Nehru University, Creation of a Centre of Applied Human Genetics by upgrading the Unit of
New Delhi Genetics in the School of Life Sciences
5 University of Pune, Pune Establishment of National Centre for International Security & Defence
Analysis
6. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Centre on National Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib

The progress of these Centers has been reviewed with the help of Review Committees so as to take a decision
regarding their continuation or otherwise during the XI Plan period.
At present only one Centre is running i.e. Centre on National Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Nanak Dev
University, Amritsar. An amount of `4.00 crore was released to the Centre during 2013-2014.
During the XII Plan period this Scheme has been discontinued.

5.5 Special Assistance Programme (SAP)


The SAP scheme was initiated in 1963 by University Grants Commission keeping in view the recommendations of the
Education Commission to facilitate the selected number of University departments having some potential in research
and teaching. The programme is intended to encourage the pursuit of excellence and teamwork in advanced teaching
and research to accelerate the realization of international standards in specific fields. The first such programme was
initially started as the “Centre of Advanced Study (CAS)” in 1963. Some of these Centres also received recognition
and financial support from UNDP/UNESCO. The “Department of Special Assistance (DSA)” and “Departmental
Research Support (DRS)” programmes were started in the Departments during 1972 and 1977 respectively to create
feeder departments for CAS.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (SAP) LEVELS
1. Departmental Research Support (DRS)
2. Department of Special Assistance (DSA)
3. Centre of Advanced Study (CAS)
Monitoring/Evaluation of the SAP departments
Monitoring/Evaluation and Review of the progress, performance, achievements made by the Departments supported
under the SAP is done through the Advisory Committee and the Final Review Committee.

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Present status of SAP-Departments
Table 5.5 :No. of departments as on 31.03.2015
Level/ Section SAP-I (Science) SAP-II (Science, Engg. & Tech.) SAP-III (Humanities and Social Science & Languages) Total
CAS 51 50 56 157
DSA 34 24 31 89
DRS 179 204 234 617
Total 264 278 321 863

Graph 5.5 : Status


Graph of SAP-Departments
5.5 : Status as31.03.2015
of SAP-Departments as on on 31.03.2015
250
CAS 234
DSA
DRS
204
200
179
artments

150
Number of Depa

100

56
51 50
50
34 31
24

0
SAP-I (Science) SAP-II (Science, Engg. & Tech.) SAP-III (Humanities and Social Science
& Languages)
Sections

• No. of departments reviewed during 2014-15 : 358


• No. of departments discontinued during 2014-15 (DRS - 35, DSA – 2 and CAS - 7)) : 44
• No. of departments continued at the same level during 2014-15 (DRS - 208, DSA – 21 and CAS - 55) : 284
• No. of upgraded departments during 2014-15 (DRS to DSA - 19) (DSA to CAS – 11) : 30
• New Induction during the year 2014-15 : Nil
Note :- As per directions of the M/HRD, number of self financing departments that were discontinued
during the financial year 2014-15 : 12
• Expenditure during the year 2014-15 : `31.26 Crore
UGC credentials on Special Assistance Programme scheme for universities regarding eligibility, duration of
programme, nature of assistance, selection procedure, release of grant, etc are available on UGC website at http://
www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5202160 SAPgidelines.pdf

5.6 Autonomous Colleges


The 1964-66 Education Commission pointed out that exercise of academic freedom by teachers is a crucial requirement
to the development of the intellectual climate of our country. Unless such a climate prevails, it is difficult to achieve
excellence in our higher education system. As students, teachers and management are co-partners in raising the quality
of higher Education, it is imperative that they share a major responsibility and hence the Education Commission
(1964-66) recommended Autonomy to the colleges. College autonomy, in essence, is the instrument for promoting
academic Excellence.

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Financial assistance to Autonomous Colleges
1. Under the Scheme, the UGC provides financial support as under:
Sl. No. Type of Colleges Autonomy grant eligible (`)
1. Offering only Under Graduate courses :
(a) Arts/Science/Commerce –single faculty only 9,00,000/-
(b)Arts/science/commerce More than one faculty 15,00,000/-
2. Offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels courses :
(a) Single faculty 10,00,000/-
(b) Multi-faculty 20,00,000/-
The MHRD/Ministry of Defence/UGC conduced a workshop during March 2013 for introduction of NCC as an
elective subject with credit points in selected educational institutions (Autonomous Colleges) from the academic year
2013-2014.
It was decided to provide incentive to those autonomous colleges which will introduce NCC as an elective subject
with credit points.
Enhancement of Financial Support to Autonomous Colleges for introduction of NCC as an elective subject with credit
points from the academic year 2013-2014
Sl. Nature of Institution Amount of Additional grant Total grant for Autonomous
No. grant (` in lakhs) for introduction Colleges with NCC as an
(` in lakhs) of NCC as an elective subject elective subject
with credit points (` in lakhs)
A Only Under Graduate:
1. Arts/Science/Commerce- one faculty only 9.00 1.00 10.00
2. Arts/Science/Commerce and more than one faculty 15.00 1.00 16.00

B. Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels:


1. Single-faculty 10.00 1.00 11.00
2. Multi-faculty 20.00 2.00 22.00
Self financing colleges may also be considered for autonomous status after they have completed 10 years of existence.
However, they shall be given autonomous status without any autonomy grant and they are to undergo the same
procedure as applicable to other colleges.
As on 31-03-2015 there were 487 Autonomous Colleges spread over 92 Universities and 24 States.
Table 5.6: Status List of Approved 487 Autonomous Colleges as on 31.03.2015
S. Name of State S.No. University Name No. of Autonomous Sub Total
No Colleges
1. ANDHRA PRADESH 1 Achraya Nagarjuna University 13 100
2 Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamundry 01
3 Andhra University 14
4 Jawahararlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinda, A.P. 11
5 Jawaharwarlal Nehru Technological University, Anantpur 11
6 Jawaharwarlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, 17
Hyderabad
7 Kakatiya University 03
8 Krishna University, Machilipatnam 03
9 Osmania University, Hyderabad 20
10 Rayalaseema University, Kurnool 03
11 Sri Krishnadevarya University 01
12 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi 03
2. ASSAM 1 Dibrugarh University, Assam 01 01
3. BIHAR 1 B.N. Mandal University, Madhipura 01 01
4. CHHATTISGARH 1 Guru Ghasidas University 04 10
2 Pt. Ravi Shankar University 06
5. GOA 1 Goa University 01 01
6. GUJARAT 1 Bhavnagar University 01 03
2 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 01
3 Saurashtra University, Rajkot 01

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S. Name of State S.No. University Name No. of Autonomous Sub Total
No Colleges
7. HARYANA 1 Kurukshetra University 01 01
8. HIMACHAL PRADESH 1 Himachal University 05 05
9. JAMMU & KASHMIR 1 University of Jammu 02 03
2 University of Kashmir 01
10. JHARKHAND 1 Rachi University 05 05
11. KARNATAKA 1 Banglore University 11 49
2 Davangere University 01
3 Karnataka University 02
4 Kuvempu University 02
5 Mangalore University 07
6 Mysore University 07
7 Rani Channamma University, Belgaum 02
8 Visvesvaraya Technological University 17
12. KERALA 1 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 05 09
2 University of Calicut 02
3 University of Kerala 02
13. MADHYA PRADESH 1 A.P. Singh University 04 36
2 Barkatullah University 07
3 Devi Ahilya University 08
4 Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University 03
5 Jiwaji University 03
6 Rajiv Gandhi Proudhogiki Viswavidyalaya, Bhopal 02
7 Rani Durgawati University 07
8 Vikram University 02
14. MAHARASTRA 1 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University 02 28
2 North Maharashtra University 01
3 Pune University 05
4 Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj, Nagpur Univ. 03
5 S.N.D.T. Women’s University 01
6 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University 03
7 Shivaji University 03
8 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University 02
9 University of Mumbai 08
15. MANIPUR 1 Manipur University, Imphal 01 01
16. NAGALAND 1 Nagaland University 02 02
17. ODISHA 1 Bherhampur University 07 39
2 Biju Patnaik University of Technology 02
3 Fakir Mohan University 02
4 North Orissa University 03
5 Sambalpur University 08
6 Utkal University 17
18. PUDUCHERRY 1 Pondichery University 03 03
19. PUNJAB 1 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 01 06
2 Panjab University, Chandigarh 01
3 Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar 03
4 Punjabi University, Patiala 01
20. RAJASTHAN 1 Jai Narain Vyas University (Jodhpur) 01 03
2 University of Rajasthan 02
21. TAMIL NADU 1 Alagappa University 01 156
2 Anna University 29
3 Bharathidasan University 22
4 Bharathiar University 22
5 Madras University 22
6 Madurai Kamraj University 25
7 Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univ. 07
8 Mother Teresa Women University 02
9 Periyar University 05
10 Tamil Nadu State Physical Education & Sport University 02
11 Tamil Nadu Teacher Edu. Univ., Chennai 10
12 Thiruvalluvar University 09

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S. Name of State S.No. University Name No. of Autonomous Sub Total
No Colleges
22. UTTAR PRADESH 1 Allahabad University 01 12
2 Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur 01
3 Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra 01
4 Gautam Buddh Technical Univ, Lucknow 05
5 Mahatama Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi 02
6 U.P. Technical Univ, Lucknow 01
7 University of Lucknow 01
23. UTTRAKHAND 1 H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar 01 04
2 Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttrakhand 03
24. WEST BENGAL 1 Calcutta University 04 09
2 Vidya Sagar University, West Bengal 01
3 West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata 04
Total 487

No. of States : 24
No. of Universities : 92
No. of Colleges : 487
Graph 5.6 : State-wise number of Autonomous Colleges : 2014-15
Graph 5.6 : State-wise number of Autonomous Colleges : 2014-15
180

Number of Colleges 156


160

140
mous Colleges

120

100
100
Number of Autonom

80

60
49

36 39
40
28

20 12
10 9 9
3 5 3 5 3 6 3 4
1 1 1 1 1 2
0

State

Release of Grants:
Autonomy grant as admissible to the autonomous colleges is being released by the Regional Offices concerned of the
UGC which are located at Hyderabad, Poona, Bhopal, Calcutta, Guwahati, Bangalore and at Delhi.
During the year 2014-15 , Regional Offices released the Grant of ` 33.02 crore under the scheme of Autonomous
colleges to 171 Beneficiaries colleges
In order to effectively implement and ensure smooth functioning of the Scheme, the UGC reviews and revises the
guidelines from time to time, based on the feedback received.
Procedure for approval for fresh autonomous status by the UGC is available on the UGC website: http://www.ugc.
ac.in/pdfnews/0722837_guidelines-autonomous-colleges.pdf
The Commission revised the guidelines for granting extension of Autonomous Status to Autonomous College w.e.f.
27th Feb 2014 which reads as under:-

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Those Autonomous Colleges that have been successfully reviewed for the last 3 times (18 years) and have maintained
continuously a NAAC score of minimum B Grade (with CGP of 2.5) shall be exempted from the mandatory Committee
visit required for extension of Autonomous College status. These colleges shall furnish the relevant information (as
per format) for extension of the Autonomous College status once they fulfill the above criteria and extension will be
considered automatically by the Commission.
All Autonomous Colleges should also be required to upload information on their website regarding courses offered,
faculty, availability of infrastructure, admission details etc.
The UGC received 63 proposals from the Colleges / Universities throughout the country for the conferment of Fresh/
Extension Autonomous Status, for the year 2014-2015. The Expert Committees were constituted by the Chairman,
UGC, to visit these colleges for considering their proposals for providing fresh/extension of Autonomous Status.
During the year 2014-2015, fresh Autonomous Status was provided to 33 colleges, whereas extension of autonomous
status was provided to 19 colleges.

5.7 Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) and Regional Centre of Capacity Building
(RCCB) (Previously Academic Staff Colleges (ASCs))
Academic Staff Colleges have now been renamed as Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) & Regional
Centre of Capacity Building (RCCB). The main aim of the scheme is to maintain high standards of teaching in
Universities and Colleges.
• Grants paid during the financial year 2014-15: `46,87,23,848/-
• Upto 31.3.2015 grants were considered according to the provision of the XIth Plan Guidelines.
• Course/programme schedule for the year 2015-16 has been allocated through an interface Meeting with Director-
HRDCs & one Co-ordinator nominated by the Chairman, UGC.
• XIIth plan Guidelines have now come into existence and also available on UGC website from 01.02.2015.
• A few HRDCs are proposed to be upgraded as RCCB with enhanced grants/funds under the scheme.
RCCB HRDC
I Salary On actual basis On actual basis
II Library Expenditure ` 10.00 lakh per annum `3.00 Lakh per annum
III Equipment ` 15.00 lakh per annum ` 5.00 lakh per annum
IV Working Expenses ` 10.00 lakh lump sum per annum including creation of e-content ` 7.50 lakh lump sum per annum

Other highlights of the XII Plan Guidelines


a) No. of participants raised to minimum 30 for OP/RC/STCs
b) HRDC-Guest House allocation raised to `1.5 Crores
c) Additional charge of Director-HRDC raised to `10,000/-and Deputy Director of `5,000/-
d) Participant registration fees raised from `500/- to `1000/- (non-refundable)
e) Honorarium to course coordinator of `6,000/-
f) TA/DA and honorarium to Resource persons/visiting faculty for `1500/-per person per session of 90 minutes,
subject to a maximum of `6,000/- per course. Other conditions will be the same annexure-wise as per the XIIth
Plan Guidelines.
5.8 Promotion of Rajbhasha (Hindi)
In the year 1963 the Central Government had declared Hindi as the official working language of the Union of India
and directed all the Departments to setup a ‘Rajbhasha Cell’ in order to promote the use of Hindi in official work.In
compliance of the Rajbhasha Act, the University Grants Commission initially setup a Rajbhasha Cell which was later
on during 1992 converted into a fullfledged Section.
In the UGC, attempts are being made to perform work through Rajbhasha Hindi as much as possible. For the
documents being issued under the Rajbhasha Act, 1963 (Clause 3) (General orders, Memorandum, Decisions,

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Notifications. Rules, Agreements, Tender Notices, Parliament Questions, etc.), there are orders to issue these
circulars bilingually.
During the reporting year, 3 meetings of Rajbhasha Implementation Committee were held on 29-09-2014, 30-12-
2014, and 24-03-2015 respectively. One staff member was nominated for Hindi short hand and 36 staff members had
been nominated for Hindi Typing.
For the promotion of Hindi, four workshops were organized in the UGC office on 24-04-2014, 11-09-2014, 12-11-
2014 and 27-02-2015 respectively.
The materials received from various Sections of UGC were translated into Hindi by the Rajbhasha Section, such as:-
Annual Report 2013-14, Annual Accounts 2013-14, Administrative Tender information, Specification of Degrees,
Delegation of Powers to Officers of UGC, Guidelines, Information regarding Right to Information, XII Plan Guidelines
for Development of Sports Infrastructure in Universities, Amendments in the guidelines for appointment of teachers in
Universities, Administrative office orders, memorandums, transfers, posting, retirements,office orders for maintaining
discipline, demi-official letters and advertisements and circulars, and translation of XII Five year Plan Guidelines.
During the year 2014-15, different competitions for the officers/staff members of the UGC were conducted, such as:-
Essay writing, Debates, Hindi typing and noting and Hindi typing on Computer . In these competitions, for the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd positions, competitors were given `2,500/- `2,000/- and `1,500/- and for other winners consolation money of
`1, 000/- were given as prize money.
During the period September 1-14, Hindi fortnight was organized and on XII September 2014 Hindi Divas was
celebrated. A total amount of `2,76,872/- had been incurred for organizing Hindi Divas and for distribution of prizes.
The Town Official Language Implementation Committee (Delhi Central) first meeting for the year 2014-15 was held
on 21-08-2014 and on 19-03-2015 the Joint Secretary (Rajbhasha), UGC, participated.
For the Town Official Language Implementation Committee membership for the year 2014-15, a contribution of
`5,100/- was made by the UGC.
The Commission has prepared guidelines for the approved grant-receiving Central/State/Deemed universities for the
establishment and upgradation of Hindi Departments which can be accessed on the UGC website at http://www.ugc.
ac.in/pdfnews/2836102_Final-guidelines-for-Hindi-Department.pdf. The Commission has approved the etablishment
and upgradation of Hindi Departments in 26 UGC grants-receiving Central/State/Deemed Universities. Under these
guidelines provisions have been made for payment of grants for construction of buildings, purchase of appliances, for
renovation and modernization of the building. Rajbhasha Implementation Committee had been constituted to make
assessment of the work being done in Hindi and its implementation. For the establishment of Hindi Departments in
Universities and for their upgradation, an Expert Committee had been constituted and for assessment of the work
being performed in Central Universities, the UGC has constituted an Inspection Committee.

5.9 Bilateral Cultural and Educational Exchange Programmes


The University Grants Commission, on behalf of the Government of India, has been implementing various collaborative
academic programmes between India and foreign countries.
The UGC has been running Joint Research Programmes with countries like USA, UK, Israel, Norway and New
Zealand, and has also facilitated Indian scholars to realize their research potential through fellowship and research
programmes, such as Raman Fellowships for Post-doctoral Research in USA, Project-based Personnel Exchange
Programme and Exchange of Scientists Programme with Germany.
The expenditure incurred for various programmes during the year 2014-15 is as follows:
CEP 15,64,96,247/-
Indo-US Knowledge Initiative 1,14,10,000/-
Raman Fellowships 29,40,22,545/-
Total Expenditure 46,19,28,792/-

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5.9 : Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes and Educational Exchange Programmes :
Expenditure incurrred (2014-15) (Rupees)

CEP
156496247
34%

Raman Fellowships Indo-US Knowledge


294022545 Initiative
64% 11410000
2%

5.9 (a) Fellowships, Scholarships and Exchange of Scholars


5.9(a)(i) Raman Fellowships for Post-doctoral Research in USA
The University Grants Commission has offered these fellowships with the aim to provide excellent opportunity to
young Indian researchers and teachers of all disciplines to have international collaborative research training in advance
techniques and technologies in emerging fields, thereby furthering their research capacity and ability to contribute
to higher education with global perspective and forging long-term relationships with distinguished experts in USA.
During the year 2014-15, 144 candidates were awarded these fellowships.
5.9(a)(ii) Commonwealth Medical Fellowships
During 2014, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Kingdom, offered 10 Commonwealth Medical
Fellowship Awards to enable promising faculty members in Universities & Medical Colleges in India to do research
work at the Universities/Institutions in the United Kingdom. The University Grants Commission had worked as a
nominating agency for these fellowships.
5.9 (a) (iii) Stipendium Hungaricum Program
As per the provisions mentioned in the Indo-Hungarian Educational Exchange Programme, signed between the
Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Republic of
India on 19th November, 2014, the UGC invited applications from Indian students to pursue graduate, post-graduate
and doctoral studies in Hungary. The final selection of students for the Scholarship programme will be done by the
Hungarian Scholarship Board, and the UGC has worked as a nominating agency for the same.
5.9 (a) (iv) Exchange of Scientists Programme with Germany
This programme supports the exchange of 10 scientists in Humanities and Social Sciences. The duration of the
exchange should not be less than two weeks and not more than four weeks. During this period, upto four host institutes
can be visited. Each side bears the travel costs of their guest scientists. In 2014, four candidates were selected.
5.9(a)(v) Project Based Personal Exchange Programme (PPP)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi
have worked out a programme designed to intensify the scientific cooperation through funding of scholars who would
participate in cooperative research projects primarily in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Priority is given
to young Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral scientists and scholars. In 2014, three candidates were selected.
5.9(a)(vi) South Asian Institute, Heidelberg Fellowship
The South Asia Institute offers an annual award of two Fellowships to Indian Scientists to work at the South Asian
Institute in Heidelberg. Two candidates were recommended for the year 2014.

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5.9(a)(vii) Travel Grant to Teachers to Visit Foreign Countries under Collection of Source Material
Scheme
The Commission provides travel grant on 100% basis to enable the University/College teachers to collect source
material for research work. The assistance is given to such scholars who have received an assurance for maintenance
at least for a period of two months from a recognized university/institute abroad. During 2014, 1 Indian scholar had
been provided financial assistance under this Scheme.
5.9 (b) JOINT RESEARCH PROPOSALS
5.9 (b) (i) UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships
The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) was started in April, 2006, with the aim of enhancing
educational