Objectives and Functions :
Development of Undergraduate and Post Graduate Education.
Increasing Access to Higher Education.
PromoObjectivesting Higher Education in the under privileged sections of the society and women, particularly in rural areas.
Encouraging private participation in the expansion of Collegiate Education
Development of infrastructure in Government Colleges.
Ensuring maintenance of high standards of education in colleges.
Restructuring Vocationalisation of courses in Collegiate Education for increasing employment potential.
Establishing linkages with industries and market
Use of IT and modern technology for improvement of quality in academics and administration.
Promoting Academic autonomy, innovation and change.
Imparting higher education through Degree and PG colleges in the State.
Administrative control of all Government Degree Colleges in the State.
Inspecting the Regional , Offices and Degree Colleges in the State.
Release of grants (grant-in-aid) to Private Aided Colleges in the State.
Auditing the financial functioning of colleges.
Assessing the developmental requirements of Government Colleges and releasing grants.
Regulation and sanction of various types of scholarships.
Restructuring of courses by introducing need based and market oriented courses.
Encouraging colleges to opt for Autonomous status.
Preparation of Government colleges for assessment and accreditation by standard agencies like NAAC.
Production and Telecast of quality lessons through MANA TV Channels of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Encouraging Automation of College office functioning.
Conducting Training Programmes to Lecturers and Principals for improving their knowledge and skills.
Formulation of schemes for the overall development of the department academically and administratively.
Coordination with Universities and other Institutions concerned.
Establishing & Monitoring the training activities at Knowledge Centers of Degree colleges in the state.