Department of Higher Education (India)

Department of Higher Education (India)

Department of Higher Education is the department under Ministry of Human Resource Development, 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].



The Department is divided into eight bureaus, and most the work of the department is handled through over 100 autonomous organisations under the these bureaus [3]

  • University and Higher Education; Minorities Education
  • Technical Education
  • Administration and Languages
    • Three Deemed Universities in the field of Sanskrit, viz. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (RSkS), New Delhi, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (SLBSRSV), New Delhi, and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (RSV), Tirupati
    • Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (KHS), Agra
    • English and Foreign Language University (EFLU), Hyderabad
    • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)
    • National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL)
    • Three subordinate offices: Central Hindi Directorate (CHD), New Delhi; Commission for Scientific & Technological Terminology (CSTT), New Delhi; and Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore
  • Distance Education and Scholarships
  • UNESCO, International Cooperation, Book Promotion and Copyrights, Education Policy, Planning and Monitoring
  • Integrated Finance Division.
  • Statistics, Annual Plan and CMIS
  • Administrative Reform, North Eastern Region, SC/ST/OBC


State wise distribution of Institutions

State IIM IIT NIT IISER IIEST National Law School Other
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Warangal Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad SPA, 2 IIESTs, Central univ.2 Central univ.,
Arunachal Pradesh Yupia NE Regional Inst. of Sc., Central Univ
Assam Guwahati Silchar NIPER, 2 Central univ.
Bihar Patna Patna Chanakya National Law University, Patna NIPER
Chhattisgarh Raipur Raipur Hidyatullah National Law University, Raipur
Delhi Delhi Delhi National Law University, Delhi AIIMS, SPA, 4 Central univ.
Goa Panaji BITS
Gujarat Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Surat Gujarat National Law University NIPER, NID
Haryana Rohtak Kurukshetra NITTR
Himachal Pradesh Mandi Hamirpur Indian Inst. of Adv. Studies
Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar
Jharkhand Ranchi Jamshedpur Indian School of Mines, NIFFT, Central Univ
Karnataka Bangalore Surathkal National Law School of India University, Bangalore IISc,ISI, IIIT
Kerala Kozhikode Calicut Thiruvananthapuram National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi SCT Instt. of Med. Sc., IIST
Madhya Pradesh Indore Indore Bhopal Bhopal National Law Institute University, Bhopal SPA,AIIMS, NID, World Class Univ, Central Univ, IIITM, NITTR, IIITD&M
Maharashtra Mumbai Nagpur Pune NITIE, BOAT, AFMC, Central univ., IISER
Manipur Lamphelpat Central Agr. Univ.Central univ.
Meghalaya Shillong Meghalaya North-Eastern Hill University Shillong, A Central University
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Orissa Bhubaneshwar Rourkela (NID, AIIMS)(NISER,ILS, IIIT, Bhuv, IIIT, Behrampur)
Punjab Rupnagar Jalandhar Mohali Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala NIPER, SLIET, NITTR, IISER
Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur National Law University, Jodhpur AIIMS
Sikkim Ravangla
Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli Madras Tiruchirappalli IIIT, NITTR, BOAT, Central univ.
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Kashipur Roorkee Pauri
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Kanpur Allahabad Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow IIEST, IIIT, BOAT, 4 Central univ.
West Bengal Calcutta Kharagpur Durgapur Kolkata The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata ISI, Central univ

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