he Academic Affairs Division is a centre entrusted with the management of all academic affairs of the university. It was established on 21st August 1969 as part of the restructuring of UiTM's administration and was then headed by the Dean of Academic Affairs. At its inception, The Academic Affairs Division managed only 9 schools (now known as faculties) that offered 42 programmes. By 1998, UiTM once again underwent restructuring. Subsequently, the duties that came with the post of the Dean of the Academic Affairs Division went to three Assistant Directors (Academic). In 1996, ammendments were made to the ITM Act of 1976 that led to further changes.
At present, the Division is placed under the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), two Academic Heads who are headed by the Director of Academic Development and the Director of Curriculum Affairs Unit (UHEK), responsible for academic matters of 25 faculties and 3 learning centres, in addition to 13 branch campuses all over the country.