The main function of TANSCHE as stated in the Act shall be "to coordinate and determine standards in institutions for higher education or research and in scientific and technical institutions, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission, from time to time."
The Government in setting up TANSCHE has made known their intentions in unambiguous words. They expect it to act as a catalyst to bring about a sea change in the domain of higher education with a positively helpful understanding and attitude while liasing with the universities in the State and the University Grants Commission. TANSCHE is not meant to be a fifth wheel in the coach of higher education. Nor is it to be a showpiece serving no definite purpose. TANSCHE's role has many facets, which it needs to constantly keep in perspective in its determined efforts to achieve the goals set for it.