To make quality, the defining element of higher education in India through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives.
- To arrange for periodic assessment and accreditation of institutions of higher education or units thereof, or specific academic programs of projects;
- To stimulate the academic environment for promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research in higher education institution;
- To encourage self-evaluation, accountability, autonomy and innovations in higher education;
- To undertake quality-related research, consultancy and training programmes, and to collaborate with other stakeholders of higher education for quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance.