UGC issues notice regarding revision of regulations and rules regarding inclusion of colleges under sections 2(F) and 12B of the UFC act, 1956

Oct 09, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The University Grant Commission (UGC) On October 7, 2019, has revised the regulations and rules regarding inclusion of colleges under section 2(f) and 12 B of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 in order to modify the conditions of colleges in terms of building, infrastructure, faculty position, nonteaching staff, land requirements, etc.

Section 2(f) of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 defines the University, namely:

“University” means a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act, and includes any such institution as may, in consultation with the University concerned, be recoginsed by the Commission in accordance with the regulations made in this behalf under this Act.

Section 12B of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 specifies the Prohibition regarding giving of any grant to a University not declared by the Commission fit to receive such grant.

However, the Draft UGC (Recognition of Colleges under clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act) Regulations, 2019 (Page 2) shall apply to all colleges affiliated to a university and shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Gazette of lndia. It consists of provisions as to definitions, conditions for recognition, recognition under clause 2(f) of the UGC Act, application for recognition under clause 2(f), and consequences of violation. 

The draft of UGC (Recognition of colleges under section 2(f)  of the UGC Act), Regulations, 2019 and UGC (Fitness of Colleges for Receiving Grants) Rules, 2019 are attached for observations and suggestions of stakeholders and the feedback and comments on the above drafts regulations and rules may be sent to UGC by email [email protected] within 15 days from the date of issue of this public notice.

[F.No. 1 -1 0/201 8(CPP-II)]



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