UGC Regional Offices

Objectives

Pursuance to the National Policy on Education (1986), the UGC de-centralised its working by opening seven regional offices catering to the states under it. The objectives of setting up these offices were to bring about de-centralisation and to ensure that a large number of colleges through out the country, which are covered under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, will have better opportunites of response to their needs and problems by way of easier access.

Schemes

  • Development of Colleges affiliated to State Universities
  • Minor Research Projects for College teachers
  • Autonomous Colleges
  • Seminar/Symposia/Conference etc. for colleges
  • Construction of Women's Hostel (Special scheme)
  • Award of Teacher Fellowship to College Teachers for doing M.Phil/Ph.D.
  • Financial assistance to Teachers - Visually Handicapped (Blind)

The details of the regional office viz. the States assigned to each regional office are given below:

1. Southern Eastern Regional Office (SERO)
  • Location:  Hyderabad
  • Date of Establishment:  20.09.1994
  • Total number of Colleges:  668
  • States Covered: Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Andman & Nicobar and Tamil Nadu

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2. Western Regional Office (WRO)
  • Location:  Pune
  • Date of Establishment:  11.11.1994
  • Total number of Colleges:  996
  • States Covered: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu Haveli, Daman and Diu

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3. Central Regional Office (CRO)
  • Location:  Bhopal
  • Date of Establishment:  01.12.1994
  • Total number of Colleges:  791
  • States Covered:  Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

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4. Northern Regional College Bureua (NRCB)
  • Location:  Delhi
  • Total number of Colleges:  922
  • States Covered:  Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

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5. North-Eastern Regional Office (NERO)
  • Location:  Guwahati
  • Date of Establishment:  01.05.1995
  • Total number of Colleges:  253
  • States Covered:  Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

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6. Eastern Regional Office (ERO)
  • Location:  Kolkata
  • Date of Establishment:  03.09.1996
  • Total number of Colleges:  1009
  • States Covered:  West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Sikkim

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7. South-Western Regional Office (SWRO)
  • Location:  Bangalore
  • Date of Establishment:  25.04.1999
  • Total number of Colleges:  714
  • States Covered:  Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep

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