Profile of the Organization

The All India Association for Christian Higher Education brings together higher educational institutions related to the catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches in an inter-state, trans-denominational forum, with a view to maximizing their effectiveness and service to the national community. AIACHE aims at the renewal and growth of member colleges as well as the promotion of the quality, value-orientation and social relevance of Indian higher education to achieve the goal of national integration and secularism. Apart from academic improvement, AIACHE also undertakes projects related to women’s empowerment, environmental conservation, action-oriented research, human rights education, human resources development, tribal development, Empowerment of the marginalized, etc.

The All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), intends to bring together all the Christian institutions of higher learning in India, in order to promote value-based, socially relevant, faith instilled educational process for Nation Building and responsible citizenship training among the youth, both among men and women. AIACHE has celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2016. Now it aims at leading and training Christian colleges and universities in India in the 21st century with right values, motivation and attitudes. India has above 500 Christian higher educational institutions including State Universities, Deemed to be Universities, Medical Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Arts-Science-Commerce Colleges, M.Ed.-B.Ed. training institutions, Nursing Colleges, etc. AIACHE is the common venue to voice the strength of these minority institutions. The General Secretary of AIACHE is a member of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities’ Education (NMCME), Government of India, who can raise our issues directly to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Organization and Governance:


AIACHE is nationally organized as a registered Society with Principals/Chairmen/Managers as members. Membership in the AIACHE Society is open to institutions of higher education under Christian management in India, represented by their respective Chairmen/Vice Chancellors/Principals.

But our services and activities are open to all irrespective of caste or religion. The General Assembly meets every three years to elect the Executive Board and the Office Bearers. The management of the Secretariat is vested in the General Secretary who is the Chief Executive of the Association.

The Office Bearers include the President, 2 Vice Presidents, General Secretary and 2 Joint Secretaries/Treasurer. It functions under its Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations and the Action Plan.

AIACHE is divided into 8 Regions for effective organization and communication as

Andhra Region, Karnataka R., Kerala R., TN R., Eastern R., Northern R., North Eastern R., and Western Region. Each member belongs to any of these regions as per their geographical location.