Higher Education Department
Department overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi,  India
Parent departmentMinistry of Education

Department of Higher Education is the department under Ministry of Education, that oversees higher education in India.

The department is empowered to grant deemed university status to educational institutions on the advice of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956.[1][2][3]


The department is divided into eight bureaus, and most of the work of the department is handled through over 100 autonomous organisations under these bureaus:[4]


Notes and references

  1. ^ "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). mhrd.gov.in/. Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IISST) Thiruvananthapuram Declared as Deemed to be University, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Press Information Bureau, 14 July 2008
  3. ^ "IIST gets deemed university status", The Hindu, 15 July 2008, archived from the original on 18 July 2008
  4. ^ ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Archived 29 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine Department of Higher Education website.
  5. ^ Technical Education Overview Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Dept of Ed.
  6. ^ National Level Councils Archived 1 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine Tech Ed.
  7. ^ Council of Architecture website

See also