Association of Indian Universities


The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) was formulated to bring together all the universities on a common platform and to promote university activities, especially by way of sharing information and co-operation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas. The membership includes traditional universities, open universities, professional universities, Institutes of National Importance and deemed-to-be universities. In addition, there is a provision of granting of Associate Membership to universities of neighbouring countries.

The main objectives of AIU are:

• to serve as an Inter-University Organisation
• to act as a bureau of information and to facilitate communication
• coordination and mutual consultation amongst universities
• to act as a liaison between the universities and the Government (Central as well as the State Governments) and to co-operate with other universities or bodies (national or international) in matters of common interest
• to act as the representative of universities of India
• to promote or to undertake such programmes as would help to improve standards of instruction, examination, research, textbooks, scholarly publications, library organisation and such other programmes as may contribute to the growth and propagation of knowledge
• to help universities to maintain their autonomous character
• to facilitate exchange of members of the teaching and research staff
• to appoint or recommend where necessary a common representative of the Association at any Conference, national or international, on higher education
• to assist universities in obtaining recognition for their degrees, diplomas and examinations from other universities, Indian as well as foreign
• to undertake, organise and facilitate conferences, seminars workshops, lectures and research in higher learning
• to establishment and maintain a sports organisation for promoting sports among Member-Universities
• to establish and maintain organisation dealing with youth welfare, student services, cultural programmes, adult education and such other activities as are conducive to the betterment and welfare of students or teachers and others connected with universities
• to act as a service agency to universities in whatever manner it may be required or prescribed
• to undertake, facilitate and provide for the publication of newsletters, research papers, books and journals.

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