The activities of Students Information started at AIU in the year 1927 in the form of Publication of Universities Handbook. In the year 1997, a Division named as Students Information Services was set up. The Division provides extensive information on university institutions, professional bodies, accredited courses conducted by all types of universities, teaching staff of university departments, etc. It brings out comprehensive Universities Handbook giving detailed information about the universities, their faculty, administration, disciplines in which it offers courses at all levels. It also brings out handbooks on professional courses including Management Education, Engineering Education, Health Sciences Education, Computer Education and Distance Education. The Division provides information to the stakeholders in India on their eligibility for admission to an Indian university or on the standing of an institution through e-mail, post and telephone. Now, the Division has revised and updated the Universities Handbook (34th Edition), which is in press.
(UNIVERSITIES HANDBOOK– 33rd EDITION (2014) (Set of 02 Volumes) ISBN 81-7520-117-7 Cost : Rs. 6,000/-(Set) (Indian)
The 33rd Edition of Universities Handbook is a compendium that contains latest information on 402 Universities level institutions of AIU Members including 56 Technical, 41 Agriculture, 24 Health Sciences, 13 Law, 03 Journalism, 15 Open Universities and Five Associate Members : Kathmandu University, Nepal; University of Mauritius, Mauritius; Royal University of Bhutan; Middle East University, United Arab Emirates and Semey State Medical University, Semey have also been included in this Edition. The Handbook gives information relating to : Courses of Studies; Minimum Requirements for admission to each course; Duration and the subjects of study for each course; Library and Research Facilities; Scholarship and Fellowships; Academic year – date for admission and the approximate dates of examinations; Names of Faculties; Deans of Faculties, Names of Professors and Readers/Associate Professors with their specializations (department-wise); Staff, Officers and Name of Affiliated Constituent Colleges together with the names of Principals and Heads of Postgraduate Departments in the Colleges. The Handbook also includes an introductory chapter giving an overview of the University System in India.
UNIVERSITIES HANDBOOK-32nd EDITION-2010 (2 Vols.) Cost : Rs. 6,000/-(Set) (Indian)
PRICE : US$ 400 The 32nd edition of Universities Handbook is a compendium that contains latest information on 341 university level institutions including 203 (Conventional) 62 (Technical) 36 (Agriculture) 18 (Health Sciences) 9 (Law) 2 (Journalism) 11 (Open) universities. Information relating to three Associate Members of AIU -Kathmandu University, Nepal, University of Mauritius, Mauritius and Royal University of Bhutan also finds place in the volume. The Handbook, which is published every alternate year, gives information relating to: Officers and Deans of Faculties; Library and Research Facilities; Scholarship and Fellowships; Academic year-last date for admission and the approximate dates of examinations; Courses of Studies; Minimum Requirements for admission to each course; Duration and the subjects of study for each course; Names of Faculties; Names of Professors and Readers/Associate Professors with their specializations (department-wise); Name of Affiliated Constituent College together with names of Principals and Heads of Postgraduate Departments in the Colleges.
Students Information Services Division of the Association of Indian Universities serves the students, academics, parents, other stakeholders and visitors to AIU House by providing them information on the status of Indian Institutions of higher education, professional bodies etc. and on the courses offered by Indian universities and other institutions recognized by statutory bodies like AICTE, NCTE and MCI. It provides extensive information through Universities Handbook regarding accredited courses conducted by Central and State Agencies, teaching staff of university department, constituent/affiliated colleges, etc. It also brings out other professional handbooks like Handbook on Engineering Education, Management Education, Medical Education, Computer Education and Distance Education.