Association of Indian Universities

Association of Indian Universities
HE Network
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Association of Indian Universities


Institutional postal address: 
AIU Houser Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, 16 110002, New Delhi.
Asia and The Pacific
New Delhi
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Mission / Vision

The idea of bringing together all the universities on a common platform emerged from the deliberations of a Conference of the Vice Chancellors of Universities convened by Lord Reading, the then Viceroy of India at Shimla in 1924. The Inter-University Board (IUB) of India was subsequently formed on March 23, 1925, with the view of promoting university activities, especially by way of sharing information and co-operation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas. The Inter-University Board acquired a legal status with its registration in 1967 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1973, it assumed its present name : The Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 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. 


  • 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;

Main activities

  • Youth Affairs
  • Library 
  • Sports
  • Research
  • Student Information
  •  Evaluation
  •  Publications and Sales


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government