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