Association of Indian Universities
Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is an organisation and association of major universities in India. It is based in Delhi. It evaluates the courses, syllabi, standards, and credits of foreign Universities pursued abroad and equates them in relation to various courses offered by Indian Universities.
Logo of Association of Indian Universities
|Formation||1925 as Inter-University Board (IUB)|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Dr. Sandeep Sancheti,(Vice Chancellor of SRMIST)|
The AIU is mainly concerned with the recognition of Degrees/Diplomas awarded by the Universities in India, which are recognized by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, and abroad for the purpose of admission to higher degree courses in Indian Universities. The AIU is also an implementing agency for the agreements signed under the Cultural Exchange Programmes executed between India and other countries in the field of education, insofar as it relates to the recognition of foreign qualifications (except for medicine and allied courses).
Its opinion as to legitimacy or recognition of any foreign qualification is not binding upon anyone, as it is neither a statutory body nor a part of the government. It is, in fact, a society registered under the societies act.