The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development and is charged with coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of higher education.

Its headquarters is in New Delhi and has six regional centers in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Bangalore.

UGC is modeled after University Grants Committee of UK which was an advisory committee of the British government and advised on the distribution of grant funding amongst the British universities. The committee was in existence from 1919 until 1989.

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