(Established Under A.P. Govt. Act No. 28 of 2008)
(ISO 9001:2015, 50001:2018, 14001:2015 Certified)
Machilipatnam-521004, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Directorate of UGC Affairs & NKN Networking (DUANN)

The Office of the UGC Cell established in the year of 2020 after having applied for UGC Section 12(B) Status of the University. The main vision behind this is to coordinate various development plans of the UGC and communicate to the UGC through its proposals and providing necessary information. The UGC cell of the University deals with funding agency like University Grants Commission, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council for Medical Research, Department of Environment, Indian Council for Social Sciences etc., New Delhi for sanction and release of grants for implementing various Schemes/ Programmes of UGC and other agencies is made. The cell re-allocates and distributes development grant received from UGC under various heads towards infrastructural Development, Academic Development, Travel Grant for International Seminars/Conferences and Symposia according to the UGC guidelines. The UGC Cell undertakes correspondence with the UGC and maintains development plans, research projects and also monitor various schemes of the UGC.


  • To coordinate between the University and University Grant Commission and State Government for the development activity.
  • To prepare and put up the proposals for University development.
  • To ensure continuous improvement in the entire development operations of the University.
  • To ensure connected with quality impacts in higher education.
  • To supported the academic activities of SC/ST/OBC/Minority students through various schemes of the UGC.
  1. Major & Minor Research Projects (Undertaken by the University teachers)
  2. SAP and Non-SAP Programmes undertaken by the Departments in the  thrust area identified by U.G.C.
  3. ASIST Programmes undertaken by the Departments where SAP exists.
  4. Implementation of U.G.C. Schemes, like
    1. Children Day Care Centre
    2. Equal Opportunity Cell
    3. Career and Counseling Cell
    4. UGC-NET Coaching
    5. UGC-Remedial Coaching
    6. UGC-Competitive Examinations coaching
    7. TEPSE/HEPSN (for disabled persons)
    8. Computer Upgradation
    9. Central Library
    10. Sports and Infrastructure Facilities
    11. Basic Facilities for Women
  5. Scholarships
    1. Junior Research Fellowship
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
    3. Science Meritorious Fellowship
    4. Telugu wordnet  and ILCI fellowships
  6. Emeritus Fellowship
  7. Research Awards
  8. Developmental Assistance for Equipment/Books & Journals/Buildings/Campus Development
  9. Unassigned grant for
    1. Travel Abroad/Within India to attend to International/National Conferences
    2. Guest Lectures
    3. Organization of Seminars
    4. Publication of Learned Research Work/Books
    5. Visiting Professorships / Visiting Fellowships
  10. Conducting Orientation / Refresher Courses for College Teachers

For UGC guidelines, visit the UGC Website: www.ugc.ac.in