The University Grants Commission (UGC), draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. State universities are public universities run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India, and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act. The UGC publishes and regularly updates the lists of state universities. As of 16 February 2016, the UGC lists 343 state universities. The oldest establishment date listed by the UGC is 1857, shared by the University of Calcutta, the University of Madras and the University of Mumbai.

Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 also grants the UGC the right to "allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities..." As such, the UGC categorizes state universities as either "declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act–1956", or not, and notes this status at the lists published. Updates to these declarations are done in meetings of the UGC and published in the minutes. The UGC maintained list of state universities lists 204 universities fit to receive Central/UGC assistance and 139 unfit to do so(as on 16 February,2016) Ref.www.ugc.ac.in. The 482nd meeting of the UGC on 22 December 2011 approved four more.

 

S.No University State Location Section 12 (B)? Established Specialization
1 A.P. University of Law Andhra Pradesh &Telangana Visakhapatnam No 2008 Legal
2 Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad Yes 1964 Agricultural science
3 Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur Yes 1976 General
4 Adikavi Nannaya University Rajahmundry No 2006 General
5 Andhra Pradesh Open University Hyderabad Yes 1982 Distance education
6 Andhra University Visakhapatnam Yes 1926 General
7 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam Etcherla No 2008 General
8 Dr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada No 1986 Healthcare
9 Dravidian University Kuppam Yes 1997 Dravidian languages
10 Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University  Hyderabad No 2008 Architecture, fine arts
11 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur Anantapur Yes 2008 Technology
12 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad Hyderabad Yes 1972 Technology
13 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada Kakinada Yes 2008 Technology
14 Kakatiya University Warangal Yes 1976 General
15 Krishna University Machilipatnam No 2008 General
16 Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda Nalgonda No 2007 General
17 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research Hyderabad Yes 1999 Legal
18 Osmania University Hyderabad Yes 1918 General
19 Palamuru University Mahabubnagar No 2008 General
20 Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University Hyderabad Yes 1985 Telugu
21 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies Nuzvid, India No 2008 Technology
22 Rayalaseema University Kurnool No 2008 General
23 Satavahana University Karimnagar No 2008 General
24 Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Yes 1981 General
25 Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Tirupati Yes 1983 Women's only
26 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Tirupati Yes 1993 Medical
27 Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Yes 1954 General
28 Sri Venkateswara Vedic University Tirupati No 2006 Vedic studies
29 Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati No 2005 Veterinary school
30 Telangana University Nizamabad Yes 2006 General
31 Vikrama Simhapuri University Nellore No 2008 General
32 Yogi Vemana University Kadapa Yes 2006 General
33 Assam Agricultural University Assam Jorhat Yes 1968 Agriculture
34 Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Yes 1965 General
35 Gauhati University Guwahati Yes 1948 General
36 Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University Guwahati No 2007 Distance education
37 Aryabhatta Knowledge University Bihar Patna Yes 2010 Technology
38 B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University Muzzafarpur Yes 1952 General
39 Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University Madhepura Yes 1993 General
40 Chanakya National Law University Patna Yes 2006 Legal
41 Jai Prakash University Chhapra Yes 1995 General
42 Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University Darbhanga Yes 1961 Sanskrit
43 Lalit Narayan Mithila University Darbhanga Yes 1972 General
44 Magadh University Gaya, India Yes 1962 General
45 Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University Patna No 2004 Arabic, Persian
46 Nalanda Open University Patna No 1995 Distance education
47 Patna University Patna Yes 1917 General
48 Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa Yes 1970 Agriculture
49 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur Yes 1960 General
50 Veer Kunwar Singh University Arrah Yes 1994 General
51 Panjab University, Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh Yes 1947 General
52 Ayush and Health Sciences University of Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh Raipur No 2008 Healthcare
53 Bastar University Jagdalpur No 2008 General
54 Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University Bhilai No 2004 Technology
55 Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur Yes 2003 Legal
56 Indira Gandhi Agricultural University Raipur Yes 1987 Agriculture
57 Indira Kala Sangeet University Khairagarh Yes 1956 Music
58 Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar University Raipur No 2004 Journalism
59 Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur Yes 1964 General
60 Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University Bilaspur No 2004 Distance education
61 Surguja University Ambikapur No 2008 General
62 Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi New Delhi Yes 2007 Social sciences, humanities
63 Delhi Technological University Delhi No 2009 Technology
64 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi Yes 1998 General
65 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology New Delhi No 2008 Information technology
66 National Law University, Delhi New Delhi Yes 2008 Legal
67 Goa University Goa Goa Yes 1985 General
68 Anand Agricultural University Gujarat Anand No 2004 Agriculture
69 Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar Yes 1978 General
70 Rai University, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad No but 2(f) Sec.3 2012 General
71 Centre for Environmental and Planning Technology University Ahmedabad No 2005 Architecture
72 Dharamsinh Desai University Nadiad Yes 2000 General
73 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahmedabad No 1995 Distance education
74 Gujarat Ayurved University Jamnagar Yes 1968 Ayurveda
75 Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Gandhinagar No 2008 Forensic science
76 Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar Yes 2003 Legal
77 Gujarat Technological University Ahmedabad No 2007 Technology
78 Gujarat University Ahmedabad Yes 1950 General
79 Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University Patan Yes 1986 General
80 Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University Bhuj No 2004 General
81 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara Yes 1949 General
82 Sardar Patel University Vallabh Vidhyanagar Yes 1955 General
83 Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University Palanpur Yes 1972 Agriculture
84 Saurashtra University Rajkot Yes 1955 General
85 Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Veraval No 2005 Sanskrit
86 Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Surat Yes 1965 General
87 Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya Haryana Sonipat Yes 2006 Women's only
88 Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar Yes 1970 Agriculture
89 Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa Yes 2003 General
90 Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology Murthal Yes 2006 Technology
91 Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar Yes 1995 Science, technology
92 Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra Yes 1956 General
93 Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Hisar No 2010 Veterinary medicine
94 Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak Yes 1976 General
95 Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak Yes 2008 Healthcare
96 YMCA University of Science and Technology Faridabad Yes 2009 Technology
97 Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya Himachal Pradesh Palampur Yes 1978 Agriculture
98 Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Solan Yes 1986 Horticulture, forestry
99 Himachal Pradesh Technical University Hamirpur Yes 2010 Technology
100 Himachal Pradesh University Shimla Yes 1970 General
101 Baba Ghulam Shah Badhshah University Jammu and Kashmir Rajauri Yes 2005 General
102 Islamic University of Science and Technology Pulwama No 2005 Science, technology
103 Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir Srinagar Yes 1982 Agriculture
104 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra Yes 2004 Science, technology
105 University of Jammu Jammu Yes 1968 General
106 University of Kashmir Srinagar Yes 1949 General
107 Ranchi University Jharkhand Ranchi Yes 1960 General
108 Kolhan University Chaibasa No 2007 General
109 National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi No 2010 Legal
110 Nilamber-Pitamber University Palamu No 2007 General
111 Birsa Agricultural University Ranchi Yes 1980 Agriculture
112 Sido Kanhu University Dumka Yes 1992 General
113 Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribagh Yes 1993 General
114 Bangalore University Karnataka Bangalore Yes 1964 General
115 Davangere University Davangere Yes 2009 General
116 Gulbarga University Gulbarga Yes 1980 General
117 Kannada University Hampi Yes 1992 Kannada
118 Karnatak University Dharwad Yes 1949 General
119 Karnataka Samskrit University Bangalore No 2010 Sanskrit
120 Karnataka State Law University Hubli No 2009 Legal
121 Karnataka State Open University Mysore No 1996 Distance education
122 Karnataka State Women's University Bijapur Yes 2004 Women's only
123 Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bidar No 2004 Veterinary
124 KSGH Music and Performing Arts University Mysore No 2009 Performing arts
125 Kuvempu University Shimoga Yes 1987 General
126 Mangalore University Konaje Yes 1980 General
127 National Law School of India University Bangalore Yes 1992 Legal
128 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore No 1994 Healthcare
129 Rani Channamma University Belgaum No 2010 General
130 Tumkur University Tumkur No 2004 General
131 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Bangalore Yes 1964 Agricultural sciences
132 University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Dharwad Yes 1986 Agricultural sciences
133 University of Mysore Mysore Yes 1916 General
134 Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum No 1999 Technology
135 Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Bellary No 2010 General
136 Calicut University Kerala Tenhipalam Yes 1968 General
137 Cochin University of Science and Technology Kalamassery Yes 1971 Technology
138 Kannur University Kannur Yes 1997 General
139 Kerala Agricultural University Thrissur Yes 1972 Agriculture
140 Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies Kochi Yes 2011 Fisheries, oceanography
141 Kerala University of Health Sciences Thrissur Yes 2011 Healthcare
142 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Wayanad Yes 2011 Veterinary, animal sciences
143 Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Yes 1983 General
144 National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi No 2009 Legal
145 Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady Yes 1994 Sanskrit
146 University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Yes 1937 General
147 Awdhesh Pratap Singh University Madhya Pradesh Rewa Yes 1968 General
148 AKS University Satna Yes 2011 General
149 Barkatullah University Bhopal Yes 1970 General
150 Devi Ahilya University Indore Yes 1964 General
151 Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University Jabalpur Yes 1964 Agriculture
152 Jiwaji University Gwalior Yes 1964 General
153 Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University Bhopal Yes 1995 Distance education
154 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya Katni No 1995 General
155 Maharshi Panini Sanskrit University Ujjain No 2008 Sanskrit
156 Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday University Chitrakoot Yes 1993 General
157 Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication Bhopal No 1991 Computer Science, Journalism, communication
158 National Law Institute University Bhopal Yes 1998 Legal
159 Rajiv Gandhi Technical University Bhopal Yes 2004 Technology
160 Rani Durgavati University Jabalpur Yes 1957 General
161 Madhya Pradesh Pashu-Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur No 2009 Veterinary, fishery
162 Vikram University Ujjain Yes 1957 General
163 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Maharashtra Aurangabad Yes 1958 General
164 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere Yes 1989 Technology
165 Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli Yes 1972 Agriculture
166 Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola Yes 1969 Agriculture
167 Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Nagpur No 1997 Sanskrit
168 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Nagpur No 2002 Veterinary, fishery
169 Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik No 2000 Healthcare
170 Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri Yes 1968 Agriculture
171 Marathwada Agricultural University Parbhani Yes 1983 Agriculture
172 North Maharashtra University Jalgaon Yes 1991 General
173 Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur Yes 1923 General
174 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Amravati Yes 1983 General
175 Shivaji University Kolhapur Yes 1962 General
176 Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University Mumbai Yes 1951 Women's only
177 Solapur University Solapur No 2004 General
178 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded Yes 1995 General
179 University of Mumbai Mumbai Yes 1857 General
180 University of Pune Pune Yes 1949 General
181 Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Nashik Yes 1990 Distance education
182 Berhampur University Orissa Berhampur Yes 1967 General
183 Biju Patnaik University of Technology Rourkela No 2003 Technology
184 Fakir Mohan University Balasore Yes 1999 General
185 National Law University, Orissa Cuttack No 2009 Legal
186 North Orissa University Baripada Yes 1999 General
187 Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar Yes 1962 Agriculture
188 Ravenshaw University Cuttack Yes 2005 General
189 Sambalpur University Sambalpur Yes 1967 General
190 Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya Puri Yes 1981 Sanskrit, vedic studies
191 Utkal University Bhubaneswar Yes 1943 General
192 Utkal University of Culture Bhubaneswar No 1999 Culture studies
193 Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla Sambalpur No 2008 Technology
194 Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Punjab Faridkot Yes 2002 Healthcare
195 Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Yes 2005 Veterinary
196 Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Yes 1969 General
197 Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana Yes 1962 Agriculture
198 Punjab Technical University Jalandhar No 1998 Technology
199 Punjabi University Patiala Yes 1962 General
200 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala Yes 2006 Legal
201 Jagadguru Ramanadacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University Rajasthan Jaipur No 1998 Sanskrit
202 Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur Yes 1962 General
203 Maharaja Ganga Singh University Bikaner No 2003 General
204 Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur No 2000 Agriculture
205 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University Ajmer Yes 1987 General
206 Mohanlal Sukhadia University Udaipur Yes 1962 General
207 National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur Yes 2004 Legal
208 Rajasthan Agricultural University Bikaner Yes 1987 Agriculture
209 Rajasthan Ayurved University Jaipur No 2004 Ayurveda
210 Rajasthan Technical University Kota No 2006 Technology
211 Rajasthan University of Health Sciences Jaipur No 2005 Healthcare
212 University of Kota Kota No 2003 General
213 University of Rajasthan Jaipur Yes 1947 General
214 Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University Kota Yes 1987 Distance education
215 Alagappa University Tamil Nadu Karaikudi Yes 1985 General
216 Anna University, Chennai Chennai Yes 2006 Technology
217 Anna University of Technology, Chennai Chennai No 2010 Technology
218 Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore Coimbatore No 2006 Technology
219 Anna University of Technology, Madurai Madurai No 2010 Technology
220 Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli No 2006 Technology
221 Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli Tirunelveli No 2006 Technology
222 Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar Yes 1929 General
223 Bharathiar University Coimbatore Yes 1982 General
224 Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Yes 1982 General
225 Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Yes 1965 General
226 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli Yes 1992 General
227 Mother Teresa Women's University Kodaikanal Yes 1984 Women's only
228 Periyar University Salem Yes 1998 General
229 Tamil University Thanjavur Yes 1981 Tamil
230 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Yes 1971 Agriculture
231 Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Chennai Yes 1998 Legal
232 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Chennai Yes 1989 Medical
233 Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai No 2004 Distance education
234 Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Chennai No 2005 Sports, physical education
235 Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University Chennai No 2008 Teacher education
236 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chennai Yes 1990 Veterinary science
237 Thiruvalluvar University Vellore No 2003 General
238 University of Madras Chennai Yes 1857 General
239 Bundelkhand University Uttar Pradesh Jhansi Yes 1975 General
240 Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Kanpur Yes 1974 Agriculture
241 Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut Yes 1965 General
242 Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University Lucknow No 2004 Medicine
243 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Kanpur Yes 1965 General
244 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur Yes 1957 General
245 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Agra Yes 1927 General
246 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University Faizabad Yes 1975 General
247 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow Yes 2005 Legal
248 Dr. Shakuntala Misra Rehabilitation University Lucknow No 2008 Disabled only
249 Gautam Buddha University Greater Noida No 2002 General
250 Gautam Buddh Technical University Lucknow No 2001 Technology, management
251 M. J. P. Rohilkhand University Bareilly Yes 1975 Technology
252 Mahamaya Technical University Noida No 2010 Technology
253 Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi Yes 1974 General
254 Manyavar Sri Kanshi Ram Ji Urdu, Arabi~Farsi University Lucknow No 2010 Urdu, Arabic, Persian
255 Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology Faizabad Yes 1974 Agriculture
256 Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Varanasi Yes 1958 Sanskrit
257 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology Meerut No 2004 Agriculture
258 University of Lucknow Lucknow Yes 1921 General
259 Uttar Pradesh King George's University of Dental Sciences Lucknow No 2004 Dentistry
260 Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University Allahabad No 2004 Distance education
261 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University Jaunpur Yes 1987 General
262 Doon University Uttarakhand Dehradun Yes 2005 General
263 G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar Yes 1960 Agriculture, technology
264 Kumaun University Nainital Yes 1973 General
265 Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani Yes 2005 Distance education
266 Uttarakhand Technical University Dehradun No 2008 Technology
267 Uttaranchal Sanskrit University Haridwar No 2005 Sanskrit
268 Aliah University West Bengal Kolkata No 2007 General
269 Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur Shibpur Yes 1856 (Converted in 2004) Technology
270 Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Haringhata Yes 1974 Agriculture
271 Jadavpur University Kolkata Yes 1955 General
272 Netaji Subhas Open University Kolkata No 1997 Distance education
273 Presidency University, Kolkata Kolkata Yes 1817 (Converted in 2010) General
274 Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata Yes 1962 General
275 Sidho Kanho Birsha University Purulia No 2010 General
276 University of Burdwan Bardhaman Yes 1960 General
277 University of Calcutta Kolkata Yes 1857 General
278 University of Gour Banga Malda No 2007 General
279 University of Kalyani Kalyani Yes 1960 General
280 University of North Bengal Siliguri Yes 1962 General
281 Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Cooch Behar No 2001 Agriculture
282 Vidyasagar University Medinipur Yes 1981 General
283 West Bengal State University Barasat No 2007 General
284 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata Yes 2004 Legal
285 West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences Kolkata No 1995 Veterinary science
286 West Bengal University of Health Sciences Kolkata No 2002 Medical
287 West Bengal University of Technology Kolkata Yes 2001 Technology