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National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions

The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) was established, to begin with, through the promulgation of an Ordinance. This Commission is a quasi-judicial body and has been endowed with the powers of a Civil Court.  It is headed by a Chairman who has been a Judge of the High Court and three members are to be nominated by Central Government.  The Commission has 3 roles namely adjudicatory function, advisory function and recommendatory powers.

Functions of Commission



  • Advise the Central Government or any State Government on any question relating to the education of minorities that may be referred to it;
  • Enquire, suomotu, or on a petition presented to it by any Minority Educational Institution, or any person on its behalf into complaints regarding deprivation or violation of rights of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice and any dispute relating to affiliation to a University and report its finding to the appropriate Government for its implementation;
  • Intervene in any proceeding involving any deprivation or violation of the educational rights of the minorities before a court with the leave of such court;
  • Review the safeguards provided by or under the Constitution, or any law for the time being in force, for the protection of educational rights of the minorities and recommend measures for their effective implementation;
  • Specify measures to promote and preserve the minority status and character of institutions of their choice established by minorities;
  • Decide all questions relating to the status of any institution as a Minority Educational Institution and declare its status as such;
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate Government for the effective, implementation of programmes and schemes relating to the Minority Educational Institutions; and
  • Do such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Commission.

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National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions
Gate No.4, 1st Floor, Jeevan Tara Building
5, Sansad Marg, Patel Chowk, New Delhi – 110 001
Phone: 011-23367759
Fax: 011-23343766
Helpline No: 011-23343782
email: helpdesk.ncmei@gov.in

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