MEETINGS DIVISION

The Meetings Division is entrusted with: (a) Constitution of Governing Council and organization of its meetings (b) Constitution of Sub-Committees of the Governing Council and organization of its Meetings (c) Organization of Zonal and Annual Meets of Vice Chancellors annually (d) Organization of Meetings/Seminars/Conferences for Vice Chancellors (e) Nomination of members on various bodies/Committees/organizations
The meetings Division is also responsible for maintaining the individual and institutional seniority of member Vice Chancellors

The AIU is represented on the following national bodies:

All India Board of Management Studies (Ministry of Human Resource Development)
All India Council for Technical Education
Board of Assessment for Educational Qualification (Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Central Board of Secondary Education
Committee on Documentation Services and Research Information of Indian Council of Social Science Research
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
Doon School
Himachal Pradesh State Council for Higher Education
Hindi Shikshan Sansthan
Indian Association of Social Science Institutions
Indian Council of Medical Research
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management
Indian Law Institute
Indian National Commission for Co-operation with UNESCO (Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences; Patna
Indo-American Centre for International Studies (previously American Studies Research Centre)
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
National Institute of Rural Development; and Sports Authority of India.
The Association also nominates four members on the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London

The Meetings Division organizes, Zonal Meeting, Annual Meeting and a National Seminar on a topical theme relating to education policy, planning and development in higher education and the role of universities.

National Seminars on the following themes in recent past:

1986 Distance Education
1987 Role of Universities in the implementation of New Education Policy-1986
1988 Making the University System Work
1989 University Finances
1990 Universities and Productivity
1991 Decentralization of Higher Education System in India
1992 Excellence: Achieving Social Relevance in Higher Education
1993 Environmental Challenges and the Universities
1994 Accountability in Higher Education
1995 New Initiatives in Higher Education
1996 Higher Education in the Era of Information Technology
1997 Emerging Trends in Funding of Universities and their Implications
1998 Higher Education in Global Perspective
1999 University Management Systems
2000 Role of Universities in 21st Century
2001 Technology Enabled Flexible Education and Developments
2002 Quality Assurance in Higher Education
2003 Threats and Opportunities in Higher Education in context of GATS and Networking among Indian Universities and Credit Transfer with Universities in India
2004 Engagement of Universities with the Society
2005 Role of Universities in Empowerment of Socio0economic weaker section
2006 150 Years of University Education in India
2007 Report of the National Knowledge Commission
2008 Quality and Relevance of Higher Education
2009 Evaluation System
2010 Governance of Higher Education
2011 Reforms and Innovations in Higher Education: Towards World Class Standards
2012-13 Research in Higher Education Institutions for sustainable Development
             Status of higher Education Institutions in Rural India
             Higher Education in Drought Prone Regions in India
2013-14 Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

Liaison with International Bodies

The AIU has close links with the following agencies: University Grants Commission; Indian Council for Agricultural Research; Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development; Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Indian Council for Cultural Relations; National Assessment and Accreditation Council; Distance Education Council; All India Council for Technical Education; National Council for Teacher Education; Education Departments of various States and State Councils of Higher Education. At the time of its annual meeting, the AIU organises a joint meeting of Vice Chancellors/ Directors of member Universities/Institutions with the heads of apex bodies to consider important policy matters concerning higher education.

The AIU maintains close relationship with international organisations in the field of higher education including the Commonwealth of Learning, Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Association of Universities and the Commonwealth Secretariat. In recent years, it has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Hochschul Rektoren Konferenz (HRK), Germany; Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee (AVCC), and the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) of Sri Lanka, for mutual cooperation in various areas of higher education.

The Association has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development acting through its World Bank Institute for Collaboration on learning and knowledge sharing programme for “Youth Leadership on HIV/AIDS”, the programme initially is for a period of three years.

As a beginning, a special session on “University Action on HIV/AIDS” for Vice Chancellors/ Directors of member Universities/Institutions was held during the Annual Meeting of the Association held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in November, 2003.

Governing Council Meeting

Annual Meeting

Important Links

Zonewise Tentative Seniority List of Vice Chancellors/Directors of Member Universities/Institutions (As on 30-06-2012):

For further queries please mail at meetings@aiu.ac.in