Indus International University is set-up by its Sponsoring Body - Kartha Education Society (Mumbai), which is a part of the multinational Knowledgucate Group of Institutions, headquartered in the UAE. Indus International University (IIU) has been established under Establishment and Regulation Act, 2009, of Himachal Pradesh Government with the right to confer degree as per sections 2f and 22 of the UGC Act 1956. IIU has been set up as a not-for-profit institution with its primary objective of providing access to educational opportunities in various higher education areas in rural India so that students need not travel to the other cities wherein the major public universities have been housed.