Uttar Pradesh State Council of Higher Education

Based on the recommendations of National Policy on Education, 1986, the UP State Higher Education Council was established in the year 1995 under Article 200 of the Indian Constitution and was implemented by an Uttar Pradesh State Council for Higher Education Act, 1995.The committee recommended that there is a pressing need for an effective machinery for promotion and co-ordination of Higher Education at the State level and co-ordination of State level programmes by the said Committee; therefore, State Government has accordingly established a State Council of Higher Education on May 25, 1995 as recommended in the National Policy on Education of the Government of India and by the University Grants Commission.

Functions of Uttar Pradesh State Council of Higher Education


Planning and Co-ordination

Under planning and coordination, UPSCHE prepares consolidated programmes in the sphere of higher education in the state keeping in view the overall priorities and perspective of higher education in the State and the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission and assist in their implementation. It also
assists the University Grants Commission in respect of determination and maintenance of standards and suggest remedial action wherever necessary.

Academic Functions

Among other academic functions it encourages innovations in curriculum development, restructuring and updating of syllabi in Universities and colleges. It also co-ordinates the programmes of autonomous colleges and to monitor their implementation. UPSCHE facilitates training of teachers in Universities and colleges and to oversee the functioning of the academic staff colleges through co-ordination and to encourage publication of quality text books, monographs and reference books etc.

Advisory Functions

UPSCHE makes suggestions to the State Government regarding the norms, if any relating to the establishment of new Universities and colleges. It identifies and administers innovative programmes for sustainable growth through self generating funds from services such as consultancy to industries, institutions and national and international organizations.

Financial Functions

It releases and monitors grants-in-aid to Universities and colleges for the purposes specified by the State Government. It administers and regulates the Student Welfare Fund, National Scholarship, other scholarships, Travel Grants, Publication Grant and such other grants as may be specified by the State Government.

Some of the other functions of UPSCHE are publishing the history of freedom-fighters of Uttar Pradesh and
perform such other functions necessary for promoting excellence in higher education and research.

Universities in Uttar Pradesh


  • Lucknow University, Lucknow- 1921
  • Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Agra University, Agra- 1927
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur- 1957
  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi- 1958
  • Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur- 1965
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut- 1965
  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi- 1974
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi- 1975
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad- 1975
  • Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly- 1975
  • Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur- 1987
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Law University, Lucknow- 2005
  • Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi-Farsi University, Lucknow- 2010
  • Siddharth University, Kapilvastu, Siddharthnagar- 2015
  • Allahabad State University Allahabad- 2016
  • Jannayak Chandrasekhar University, Ballia- 2016

Open University

  • Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad- 1999

Deemed University

  • Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra

Private Universities in UP


  • Integral University, Lucknow- 2004
  • Amity University, Gautam Buddha Nagar- 2005
  • Mangalayatan University, Aligarh- 2006
  • Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut- 2008
  • Tirthkar Mahavir University, Moradabad- 2008
  • Sharda University, Greater Nayada, Gautam Buddha Nagar- 2009
  • G.L.A. University, Mathura- 2010
  • Inverts University, Bareilly- 2010
  • Monad University, Hapur, Ghaziabad- 2010
  • Noida International University, Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar- 2010
  • I.F.T.M. University, Onkar Dhaam Lodhipur Rajput, Delhi road, Moradabad- 2010
  • Venkateswara University, Gajraula, Jyotiba Phulenagar- 2010
  • Babu Banarsidas University, Lucknow- 2010
  • Galgotia University, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad- 2011
  • Shivnadar University, Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar- 2011
  • Shri Ram Swaroop Memorial University, Barabanki- 2012
  • Muhammad Ali Jauhar University, Rampur- 2012
  • Glokal University, Saharanpur- 2012
  • Rama University, Kanpur- 2013
  • Shobhit University, Saharanpur- 2014
  • J.P.University, Anupshahr, Bulandshahar- 2014
  • J. S. University, Shikohabad, Firozabad- 2015
  • IIMT University, Meerut- 2016
  • Bennett University, Greater Noida- 2016
  • Bareilly International University, Bareilly- 2016
  • Sanskrit University, Mathura- 2016
  • Era University, Lucknow- 2016


U.P. State Council of Higher Education
Room No. 619, 6th Floor,
Indira Bhawan
ASHOK MARG,
Lucknow-226001 U.P.
Phone: 0522-2287025, 0522-2288521
Fax-2287025
Email: upshec@gmail.com

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