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Who is the present chairman of University Grants Commission?
1. Prof. Veda Prakash
2. Pro. H Devraj
3. Pro. mohammed miya
4. Prof. K. N. Peace

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Prof. Veda Prakash

The correct answer is Prof. Veda Prakash.

  • Prof. Ved Prakash was the present chairman of the University Grants Commission from 2013 - 2017.
  • Prof. D. P. Singh is the present (2021) Chairman of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi

 

  • University Grants Commission (UGC):
    • The first attempt to formulate a national system of education in India came In 1944, with the Report of the Central Advisory Board of Education on Post War Educational Development in India, also known as the Sargeant Report.
    • It recommended the formation of a University Grants Committee, which was formed in 1945 to oversee the work of the three Central Universities of Aligarh, Banarasand Delhi.
    • In 1947, the Committee was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with all the then existing Universities.
    • Soon after Independence, the University Education Commission was set up in 1948 under the Chairmanship of Dr. S Radhakrishnan.
    • The University Grants Commission (UGC) was formally inaugurated by late Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the then Minister of Education, Natural Resources and Scientific Research on 28 December 1953.
    • The UGC, however, was formally established only in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India.
    • The head office of the UGC is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi.

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