The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is the statutory apex body in the
field of higher education in Bangladesh. The primary objectives of the UGC are to supervise,
maintain, promote and coordinate university education. It is also responsible for maintaining
standard and quality in all the public and private universities in Bangladesh. The UGC assesses
the needs of the public universities in terms of funding and advise Government in various issues
related to higher education in Bangladesh.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh was established under the Presidentís Order (P.O.)
No. 10 of 1973 which was deemed to have come into force with effect from 16 December 1972.
As the statutory apex body in the field of University Education in Bangladesh, the vision
of the UGC is to enhance and strengthen the quality of Higher Education. The standards of
teaching and research in public and private universities in the country are the main concern.
It also aims to bringing in qualitative improvement in the governance and management of the
universities by establishing academic discipline, financial accountability and transparency.
To ensure high quality education in the public and private universities, keeping in view the
needs and aspirations of the people and the society.
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