Established under the Department of Higher Education, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is a statutory body headquartered in New Delhi. UGC is a regulatory body whose primary function is providing grants, formulating policies, monitoring and evaluation, promoting research, coordination, recognising degrees, developing curriculum, promoting equal opportunities and maintenance of standards of university education in India. UGC judges colleges based on quality of education, course structure, campus infrastructure, and faculty members and categorizes all the Central, state, deemed and private universities by providing them with A++, A+ or A rankings. UGC approvals play an important role during the time of job applications and admission to higher studies.


    The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), headquartered in New Delhi, was instituted in accordance with the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Tasked with the evaluation and endorsement of diplomas or degrees conferred by central, state, deemed, and private universities, AIU conducts a meticulous approval process. This process entails a thorough examination of the curriculum, infrastructure, research endeavors, and the protection of student rights within the respective universities. The AIU plays a pivotal role in ensuring the academic integrity and quality of higher education institutions across the country.



    The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory and advisory body founded in 1945 and falls under the Department of Higher Education (DHE). Headquartered in New Delhi, AICTE holds key responsibilities in approval and accreditation, regulation of technical education, research and development, quality assurance, collaboration and networking, grants and funding, policy formulation, and the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship for all postgraduate and graduate programs within specified categories of technology for Indian institutions on an annual basis.


    The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) stands as a statutory entity founded in accordance with the Pharmacy Act of 1948. Its core mandate is the regulation and oversight of pharmacy education, encompassing the registration and specification of qualifications for pharmacists. Additionally, PCI holds the authority to withdraw approvals, uphold central registers of pharmacists, and enforce consistent standards of education nationwide. In fulfilling these responsibilities, PCI plays a crucial role in shaping and upholding the quality and standards of pharmacy education across the country.



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