Higher Education System Updated UGC NET Paper 1 Study Material

University Grants Commission
The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities : that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.
The UGC’s mandate includes:
(i) Promoting and coordinating university education.
(ii)Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities.
(iii) Framing regulations on minimum standards of education.
(iv) Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education; disbursing grants to the universities and colleges.
(v) Serving as a vital link between the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning.
(vi) Advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of university education.
Faculty Development of UGC
The University Grants Commission has been making proactive efforts to upgrade the knowledge and skills of faculty members in the institutions of higher education. For the purpose of organising orientation and refresher courses for in-service faculty members, the UGC has established and funds a network of 51 Academic Staff Colleges across the country.
Besides, the UGC has also identified as many as 74 institutions to organise and conduct refresher courses for faculty members in their chosen areas of specialization.

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

The NCERTwas established in September 1961 in New Delhi as an autonomous body.
(i) Qualitative improvement in the education
(ii) Provide quality text books.
(iii) Improvement in the quality of teachers education.
Regional colleges of education are at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubneswar and Mysere and 17 field offices are located all over the country.

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