State Govt. and Universities are facing constantly changing problems, diverse managerial styles, and ever present information needs offer a challenging context for developing computer based information systems. To portray the status of higher education in Maharashtra State, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra has endeavored to collect higher educational statistics through web-based Management Information System. This covers all the Institutions in the State which are pertaining higher education in streams Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, Law and other Non-AICTE Courses. Data is being collected on several parameters such as teachers, student enrolment, programmes, examination results, education finance, infrastructure etc. This web based MIS uses computer technology to provide information and decision support to Universities and, helping them becomes more effective.