Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is located in Bangalore. The university promotes and imparts higher education in health sciences in the state of Karnataka. The university has been approved by University Grant Commission (UGC), but is not funded by UGC grants. It is a self-contained, state university. About 276 colleges in the state, conducting similar courses, were affiliated by Rajiv Gandhi University, in order to achieve uniform standards in academics and administration. RGUHS is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).