The system of higher education in India is one of the biggest man making enterprises in the world. The system has grown by way of an answer of the rise in demand, which by itself is the consequence of escalation of expectations on the part of the people. It indicates the faith that the people have come to repose in education as an instrument of change. Perceived thus, the increase in the demand for education, particularly higher education, is an indicator of a healthy civic attitude on the part of the citizens of the democracy, and therefore, deserving all the possible encouragement by the state. Today, higher education is facing two major issues. Increased level of competition on one hand and declining resources at the other. The challenge of competition has been reflected in concerns about the degree to which institutions-both public and private, and to some extent, global media networks are penetrating the system of higher education. The management of the universities play a crucial role in the development of higher education. The main problem in the university administration is the problem of the non-teaching staff. Since Independence higher education has grown in the country substantially. Now there are approximately 652 universities, 28,000 colleges, within estimated 106 lakh students enrolled in the higher education institutions. The main objectives of the present study are examining the some issues of higher education, challenges Higher Education, Performance of Universities & Colleges, Constraints and Strains in Higher Education, Financial Problems.