UNlVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, NEW DELHI


UGC [INSTITUTIONS DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITIES] REGULATIONS, 2010


Article        Title
1              Short ntle, Applicaaon and Commencement
2              Definitions
3              Objectives of an institution deemed to be university
4              Eligibility criteria for an institution to be declared as an institution deemed to be university
5              Governance System for an institution to be declared as an institution deemed to be university
6              Admission and Fee Structure
7              Infrastructure and Other Facilities
8              Procedure for being declared as an institution deemed to be university
9              Institution deemed to be university under de nouo category
10            Funding
11            Maintenance of Standards
12            New Departments, Off-Campus Centres and off-shore Campuses
13            Inclusion of other institutions under the ambit of institution deemed to be university
14            Joint Programmes
15            Institution deemed to be university open to all
16            Institution deemedto be university to be unitary
17            Reservation Policy
18            Distance Education
19            Meetipgs of Governing bodies
20            Use of the Word 'Universiq
21            Prohibition of use of certain words in Nomenclature
22            Consequences of violation of Regulations
23.           Consideration of old proposals

Annexure

I.  Terms of Members of Board of Management and their Powers
2. Other Authorities of the institution deemed to be university

PREAMBLE

To regulate, in an orderly manner, the process of declaration of institutions as deemed to be universities; preventing institutions of dubious quality from being so declared; and, further to maintain quality of higher education imparted by institutions deemed to be universities consistent with the ideals of the concept of a university; the University Grants Commission, in exercise of powers conferred under clauses [fJ& [g] of sub-section [I] of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, hereby, makes the following Regulations namely:-

1.0 SHORT TITLE, APPLICATION AND COMMENCEMENT
1.1  These Regulations may be called the UGC [Institutions Deemed to be Universities] Regulations, 2010.
1.2  These Regulations shall apply to every institution seeking declaration as an institution deemed to be university under the Act as also, albeit prospectively, to an institution which has been declared as an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
1.3 They shall come into force with effect from the date of their notification in the Official Gazette.

2.0 DEFINITIONS
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:
2.01 "Act" means the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 [Act 3of 1956]
2.02 "Campus" means Campus of the institution deemed to be university at its headquarters, wherein its major facilities, faculty, staff, students and its Academic Departments are located in a city /town /village in India. While 'off-Campus centre' means an approved (by the Central Government) centre of the
institution deemed to be university beyond its Campus in the country, an 'offshore Campus' means an approved [by the Central Govement) centre of the institution deemed to be unkersity beyond its Campus and outside India.
2.03
"Commission" means the University Grants Commission (UGC) constituted under the Act or any other body empowered to regulate an institution deemed to be university under any law for the time being in force.
2.04 "Committee of Experts" means a Committee appointed by the Commission consisting of academics, researchers or other experts in the relevant fields of knowledge and notified under these Regulations for such purpose as it may specify; and there may be as many Committees of Experts as the Commission
may determine for different purposes.
2.05 "Constituent Institution* means an institution operating under the administrative, academic and financial control of the sponsoring body and declared as such under the Notification.
2.06 "De-novo Institution" means an institution devoted to innovations in teaching and research in unique and 'emerging areas of knowledge', so determined by eminent peers of the academic community in the concerned disciplines.
2.07 "Emerging area of knowledge" means such area of knowledge as may be notified from time to time by the Commission on the recommendation of a Committee of experts constituted by the Commission for the purpose; and, such Committee shall make its recommendation having regard to the stage of development of studies and research in relevant disciplines as well as the potential and need for raising standards of study and research thereof, in India.
2.08 "Government" means the Central Government, unless the context so specifies.
2.09 "Institution" means an institution for higher education engaged in teaching and research of high academic standards at the undergraduate, post-graduate or higher levels.
2.10 "Institution deemed to be university" means an institution for higher education so declared, on the recommendation of the Commission, by the Central Government under Section 3 of the Act.
2.11 "Processing Fee" means the charges that have to be paid by the applicant institution to the Commission along with the application for processing such application. This amount shall take into account the expenditure to be incurred by the Commission for processing an application that shall include onsite visits of Expert Committees of the Commission. The Commission shall prescribe the processing fee and revise it from time to time.
2.12 "Notification means a notification issued by the Central Government in the Official Gazette declaring an institution for higher education, as an institution deemed to be university u/s 3 of the Act.
2.13 "Sponsoring body" means a body being a charitable or not-for-profit Society or Trust making an application for declaring an institution under its administrative, academic and financial control as a deemed to be university.
2.14 "Statutory body" means a body constituted under any law for the time being in force for determining or maintaining standards of quality in the relevant areas of higher education and bodies known as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE, Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Bar Council of India (BCI), Indian Nursing Council (INC), etc. shall be the Statutory bodies for the purposes of these Regulations

3.0 OBJECTIVES OF AN INSTITUTION DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY

The objectives for which an institution is declared by the Government as an institution deemed to be university shall be:
3.1 To provide for higher education leading to excellence and innovations in such branches of knowledge as may be deemed fit primarily at post-graduate and research degree levels fully conforming to the concept of university, namely, University Education Report (1948) and the Report of the Committee on
Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education in India (2009) and the Report of the Review Committee for Deemed to be Universities (2009).
3.2 To engage in areas of specialization with proven ability to make distinctive contributions to the objectives of the university education system that is - academic engagement clearly distinguishable from programmes of an ordinary nature that lead to conventional degrees in arts, science, engineering,
medicine, dental, pharmacy, management, etc. routineiy offered by conventional institutions.
3.3 To provide for high quality teaching and research and for the advancement of knowledge and its dissemination through various research programmes undertaken in- house by substantial number of full time faculty / research scholars (PhDs and Post Doctoral) in diverse disciplines.
3.4 To enable creation of institutions deemed to be university under the 'de nova' category devoted to unique and emerging areas of knowledge, not being pursued by conventional or existing institutions - particularly in specific areas of study and research preferably sponsored by the Government of a State / UT or the Central Government regarded as important for strategic needs of the country or for the preservation of our cultural heritage, so determined by a well laid-out process of wide consultation with the eminent peers of academic community.

4.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR AN INSTITUTION TO BE DECLARED ASAN INSTITUTION DEEB5D TO BE UNIVERSITY