State university (India)

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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 6 October 2017, the UGC lists 370 state universities.[2]

UGC Act[edit]

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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  1. ^ "Seventh Schedule- Constitution of India" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (India). p. 276. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 April 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "List of State Universities as on 06.10.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "University Grants Commission Act, 1956" (PDF). Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Decision by the Commission". University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. ^ "List of State Universities which are included under Section 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 and are eligible to receive Central assistance (As on 23.09.2016)" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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