Directorate of Higher Education was set up in the year 1997. It was given the independent responsibility of looking after the “college branch” of the Education Department vide Cabinet decision No. 174 dated 25th May, 1996. The Directorate is also the administrative department for Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) which was established by the Govt. of Delhi in the year 1998 through the Indraprastha Vishwavidyalaya Act, 1998. At present the Directorate of Higher Education is located at “B” Wing, 5 sham Nath Marg, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi.