Nalanda, Takhshila and Vikramsila Universities were renowned seats of
higher learning since ancient times and attracted students from all
over the country and even from other countries like Korea, China, Burma,
Ceylon, Tibet and Nepal. Today India has one of the largest higher
education systems in the world.
After Independence, the
University Education Commission was set up in 1948. Later on the Union
Government decided to allocate grants to the Universities and
Institutions of higher learning through the University Grants
Commission. The UGC was formally established 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.
Section 22 (1)of UGC Act
1956 gives the right of conferring or granting degrees to a University
which has been established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a
Provincial Act or a State Act or an institution deemed to be a
University under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an
Act of Parliament to confer or grant degrees.
under section 2(f) states that “University” means a University
established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act
or a State Act, and includes any such institution as may, in
consultation with the University concerned, be recognized by the
Commission in accordance with the regulations made in this behalf under
Thus, a University which has been
established by a State Act shall feature in the list of Universities in
UGC portal and Section 2(f) shall indicate only recognition and shall
have no bearing on the Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate conferred by that
University to its students.
Shri Venkateshwara University is
established under a State Act and has already applied for recognition
under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. This information is available on the
UGC website also.
SVU is also member of Association of
Indian Universities. SVU is under process of forging alliance with other
National and International Associations and with other
SVU is also member of Global Compact Network
India, a prestigious body responsible for suggesting frameworks and
coordinating with members to achieve its global objectives in the field
SVU is corporate institutional member of Center
for Education Growth and Research (CEGR). CEGR is known in academia
world as one of the evolving body committed towards addresing isssues of
enterpreneurship, corporate employability skills.