The University Grants Commission (UGC) has developed an integrated Central University Portal focusing on better coordination between UGC, Central Universities (CUs) & Ministry of HRD on development of CUs, planning and financing. The main objective of the portal is to facilitate paperless transactions between UGC, Central Universities & MHRD.
The UGC provides both Maintenance (Non-Plan) and Development (Plan) assistance to Central Universities under various schemes/programmes to CUs. In this regards, the UGC has directed all Central Universities to appoint a competent person to act as a Nodal Officer.
The Nodal Officer will provide the various information and relevant documents related to teaching / non-teaching / student strength, expenditure details, etc. The higher education regulator directed CUs to appoint Nodal Officer on urgent basis.
At present there are 40 Central Universities are provided Plan (Development) Grant and grant under other specific schemes of the UGC. Further, a total of 24 Old Central Universities including 3 newly converted Central Universities and one Medical College are receiving Maintenance Grant from the UGC.
Further, the UGC informed that Central Universities should fill details of non-teaching/ teaching/ expenditure, student strength etc. as on 01 August 2017 on the CU portal latest by 15 August 2017.