The National Policy on Education, 1986 of the Government of India contains recommendations that State level planning and co-ordination of higher education shall be done though the State Council of Higher Education. The University Grants Commission constituted a committee to make recommendations regarding the setting up of State Councils of Higher Education as per the aforesaid National Policy. The said committee recommended that there is a pressing need for an effective machinery for promotion and co-ordination of Higher Education at the State level and co-ordination of State level programmes by the said Committee; therefore, State Government has accordingly established a State Council of Higher Education on May 25, 1995 as recommended in the National Policy on Education of the Government of India and by the University Grants Commission.