SHIATS (AAI) is located in Allahabad UP. University got provisional recognition from DEC in 2007 – 08 for conducting distance education courses. In 2011-12 it has got Programme-wise Regular Recognition for B.A, M.A, B.Com, M.Com, B.Sc, M.Sc, Diploma, MSW, BSW, BLISc, MLISc, BBA, MBA, BCA, MCA, PG Diploma and Certificate Courses.
Allahabad Agricultural Institute- Deemed University is now named Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences – Deemed University. It is established under section 3 of UGC act 1956. On March 15, 2000, on approval of UGC it was declared Deemed University vide notification no. F9-26/94-U3.