The CIC, per se, is not a university, but is an academic authority functioning as a university by designing academic programmes, issuing regulations, conducting examinations and issuing certificates.
The CIC has presently 50 colleges affiliated to it.
The CIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic and cultural cooperation with
- The University of Al Azhar, Egypt
- University of Cairo(DarulUloom), Egypt
- ALESCO Arab League (Cairo)
- Academy of Arabic Language,Cairo.
CIC has obtained an equivalency certificate from
- Aligarh Muslim Universityand
- Hamdard University.
CIC is also approved as Distance Study Center for
- Aligarh Muslim University(Centerfor Distance Education)
- The University of Calicut(School of Distance Education)