UGC Issues Notice: Defaulting Universities Without..!

UGC Issues Notice: Defaulting Universities Without..!

Last Updated Jan - 19 - 2024, 07:21 PM | Source : ET | Visitors : 27

The UGC has identified 256 state institutions in default for not appointing an ombudsperson as mandated by the UGCRegulations, 2023.
UGC Issues Notice: Defaulting Universities Without..!

Under the University Grants Commission (Redressal of Grievances of Students) Regulations, 2023, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has classified 256 state institutions in default that failed to designate an ombudsperson.

The UGC has recommended institutions to select an ombudsman within 30 days of its notice on April 12, 2023. Following the UGC notice, the higher education authority issued further reminders, including a notification on December 5, 2023, mandating the appointment of an ombudsman by the end of 2023.

The list includes state universities like Delhi Teachers' University, BR Ambedkar University, Indira Gandhi Technical University for Women, Kerala's APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Tamil Nadu's Anna University, and West Bengal's Jadavpur University, among others. In all, there are 256 state institutions, including North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), a central university in Meghalaya is also included in the UGC list. 

The list also includes reputable legal institutions such as the National legal School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru, Maharashtra National Law University in Mumbai, and Nagpur.


According to the UGC guidelines, each university and its associated institutions are required to publish the ombudsperson's and students' grievance redressal committee (SGRC) contact information on their websites and prominently on campus.

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