Association of Indian Universities
|Formation||1925 as Inter-University Board (IUB)|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|[Prof.Durg Singh Chauhan (Vice Chancellor GLA University Mathura)]|
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.
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.
UK Master's programmes are not recognized by the AIU for the reason that they are of one-year duration. This prevents Indian students having UK Master's degrees to pursue higher studies like Ph.D. programmes in India
Since 2012, Cambridge International Examinations, UK and IB Diploma Programme, Geneva is recognised by AIU. Students from International schools can apply, with converted percentages prescribed by AIU, to Indian colleges.
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- , UK Degrees: Unrecognised in India, Careers 360, 09 January 2014
- "IB students applying for Indian Universities" (PDF). AIU. April 2012. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- "Cambridge Curriculum students can apply in Indian Colleges" (PDF). AIU. April 2012. Retrieved 2015-07-08.