State Universities

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In India, State universities are run and funded by the State government of each of the States of India.

Following the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1950, education became a state responsibility. Following a constitutional change in 1976, it became a joint responsibility of the states and the central government.[1]

As of 29 June 2017, the University Grants Commission UGC lists 365 state universities.[2]

Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 also grants the UGC the right to "allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities..."[3] As such, the UGC categorizes state universities as either "declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act–1956", or not, and notes this status at the lists published.[2] Updates to these declarations are done in meetings of the UGC and published in the minutes.[4] The latest list, published by the UGC on 23 September 2016, lists 206 universities fit to receive Central/UGC assistance.[5]

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