Student information Services - F.A.Q

1. Where do I get information regarding the recognition of various universities in India?

The information can be obtained from the Universities Handbook (30th Edition). It can also be obtained from SIS Division of AIU by sending queries on e-mail or by contacting over the phone. E-mail: Phone: (011) 23230059 /23232435

2. What are the sources of information relating to professional education?

Details about the programmes of different colleges and departments are given in the following Handbooks published periodically by the AIU.
(i) Universities Handbook
(ii) Handbook on Management Education
(iii) Handbook on Engineering Education
(iv) Handbook on Medical Education
(v) Handbook on Distance Education
(vi) Handbook on Computer Education
(vii) Handbook on Library and Information Science. Further information can be obtained from the websites of the different agencies such as: AICTE ( MCI ( NCTE ( UGC (

3. From where can I get details on Scholarships for foreign students for admission to Indian Universities/other educational institutions?

The students may write/contact the Indian Embassies/High Commissions in their countries for scholarship details. They may also approach Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhawan, I P Estate, New Delhi 110 002 (

4. Which are the preferred universities by International Students?

Universities having the most number foreign students are:
1. University of Pune, Pune
2. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
3. University of Delhi, Delhi
4. Osmania University, Hyderabad
5. University of Mysore, Mysore
6. Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
7. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
8. University of Mumbai, Mumbai
9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
10. Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

F.A.Q'S of the Evalution Division

1. How to know about the Accreditation status of foreign universities?

Names of the accredited foreign Universities are listed in the following Publications:
(i) Commonwealth Universities Yearbook - (ACU Publication)
(ii) International Handbook of Universities and World List of Universities (published by International Association of Universities, Paris, France)
(iii) Accredited Institutions of Post Secondary Education in USA - ( An American Council on Education Publication)

These publications can be referred to at:
(a) AIU Library ( )
(b) British Council Library, (
(c) American Center (
(d) United States Educational Foundation in India. (

2. Which are the recognised Indian Universities?

The names of recognised Indian Universities (AIU Members) are given in AIU publication "Universities Handbook"

3. What are the courses offered by these Universities?

Details are available in Universities Handbook.

4. What is the Recognition status of various programmes offered by the universities through Distance Mode?

Details are available in Universities Handbook/Handbook on Distance Education. For more details contact "Distance Education Council., Indira Gandhi National Open University Campus, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068" ( )

5. How to know about the recognition status of the degrees awarded by the foreign universities in the field of Health Sciences ?

The recognition of degrees in the field of health sciences are looked after by the following agencies
(i) Medical Council of India ( )
(ii) Dental Council of India (
(iii) Pharmacy Council of India (
(iv) Central Council for Homoeopathy
(v) Central Council for Indian Medicines

F.A.Q'S of the Library Division

1. Where is the location of the Library?

The Library is located on the 3rd floor of the AIU House.

2. What is the timing of your Library?

9.00 A M to 5.30 P M except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

3. Is it open for all?

Yes, for reference only.

4. What is the strength of your Library?

This is the most sought after Library in the field of research in Higher Education.

5. Whether the relevant Educational Commissions/Committees reports are available in the Library?

Yes, most of the reports are available

6. Have you got any special collection of documents?

Yes, we have Supreme Court judgments on educational matters and Act, Statues, Annual reports of the various universities

7. Do you have the collection of Ph.D. theses accepted by the Indian universities?


8. Whether do you have bibliographic information on theses accepted by Indian Universities?