Role of UGC in Teachers Education
1) Established in 1953, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is headed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) based in New Delhi. 2)The University Grant Commission has granted the academic equivalence of the title of Chartered Accountant to the postgraduate degree.
3)University Grants Commission is a statutory body set up by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India in accordance to the UGC Act 1956
4)It is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education in India.
5)It provides recognition to universities in India, and disbursements of funds to such recognized universities and colleges.
6)The headquarters are in New Delhi, and it has six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.
Objectives of U.G.C
1)Promotion of research & development in higher education.
2) Identifying & sustaining institutions of potential learning.
3) Capacity building of teachers in the higher education.
4) Providing, autonomy to each and every higher educational institution in India.
5) To provide funding to universities and to coordinate, determine and maintain ethics in higher education institutions. The commission supports interpretation between universities, government and the community.