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Established under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 and approved by UGC-AICTE-DEC

Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHIATS), is striving to acquire a place in the arena of International Science and Technology while holding a pioneering status in India. The University offers thirty nine (39) Undergraduate Programmes, hundred and one (101) Postgraduate programmes, eighteen (18) Diploma programmes and Doctoral programme in various disciplines.

The teaching and research faculties of the University have highly qualified professionals, trained in specialized areas of Agricultural Science and Technology with several of them holding Post Graduate degrees & Doctoral Degrees from universities abroad.

Salient features

  • Established as Deemed University under section 3 of UGC Act (Notification No. F-9-26/94-U.3. dated the 15th of March 2000)
  • NAAC Accredited B++ University
  • Member of Association of Indian Universities
  • Recognized by UGC-AICTE-DEC (Joint Committee)

The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 - KSOU Act 1992 is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country. Keeping in view the educational needs of our country, in general, and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the needy.

Karnataka State Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

Salient features

  • Established as University under KSOU Act 1992
  • Member of Association of Indian Universities
  • Permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK
  • Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China
  • Member of Distance Education Council, New Delhi


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), named after the famous Tamil Scholar Professor P. Sundaram Pillai, was established on 7 September, 1990 to cater to the long felt needs of the people of the three southern most districts of Tamil Nadu namely Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari. The University has under its jurisdiction 61 affiliated colleges, 5 Mano Colleges and 1 Constituent College, with 65,000 students on rolls. These colleges, amongst which three are over 100 years old (St. John’s College, M.D.T. Hindu College, Sarah Tucker College, the oldest women’s college in the state), have contributed decisively to the cause of higher education of this region.

The University offers post-graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes (part time and full time). MSU is the first to offer Choice-Based Credit System. The University’s National Service Scheme and Youth Welfare Department provide opportunities for the students to develop their overall personality.

Salient features

  • Established as State Govt. University under Tamil Nadu Act No.31 of 1990
  • NAAC Accredited B++ University
  • Member of Association of Indian Universities
  • Recognized by DEC


EIILM University, Sikkim, India is fully recognized and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is established under Sikkim State Legislature Act No 4, 2006 Government of Sikkim. The Act received assent of the Governor on March 24, 2006 that was published under the Government of Sikkim, Gazette Notification No. 28/LD/2006 dated April 3, 2006.

EIILM University is the first University in India which has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001: 14001 certification awarded by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for the environmental management of businesses.

EIILM University has been established on the foundation of progressive academic principles. The University carries the heritage of pioneering higher education in India based on international models. It endeavors to maintain the same high standard to achieve global presence. At EIILM University, academic programs are benchmarked against the best academic and professional standards.

Salient features

  • Established by State Govt. of Sikkim Act No.04 of 20060
  • Recognized by UGC, MHRD, Govt. of India
  • Recognized by DEC, New Delhi
  • An ISO 9001:14001 certified University