Gujarat University

Gujarat University

Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009, Gujarat, India.

Phone : +91-079-26301341, +91-079-26300342/43 Fax : +91-079-26302654

Website : www.gujaratuniversity.org.in

(Established 23rd November, 1949)

                          Chancellor...................... :         Hon. The Governor of Gujarat, Shri Om Prakash Kohli

                          Vice-Chancellor............. :         Dr. M. N. Patel

                          Pro-Vice-Chancellor...... :         Vacant

                          Registrar........................ :         Dr. H. C. Patel


An Overview



University Established

23rd November, 1949


University Head Quarter



Land-estate of the University

Acres 260


No. of Affiliated Colleges (2005-2006)



No. of Recognised Institutions (2004-2005)



No. of Approved Institutions (2005-2006)



No. of Examinations held in March/April 2004



No. of Examinations held in October/November 2004



No.of Students appeared in March/April 2004 Examination



No. of Students appeared in October/November 2004 Examination



No. of University P. G. Depts. (2004-2005)



No. of University P. G. Centres (Subjectwise) (2004-2005)



Total No. of University Teachers (P. G. Depts.) (As on 14-6-2005)



Total No. of Non-Teaching Staff in the University (As on 14-6-2005)



No. of fresh students enrolled at Under-graduate level (2004-2005)



No. of external students Appeared at U.G. level (April-2004)


Name of the Faculty

UG Students   (2004-2005)

PG Students  (2004-2005)











Nursing & Physiotherapy






Engineering &Technology


Physical Education


Business Management


Computer Application









Highlights of the University


§          Oldest and biggest university of the State

§          Most preferred university among students for professional courses

§          Regular and timely conduct of Academic Programs

§          Timely conduct of examinations and declaration of results

§          Internal and external evaluation

§          Highly co-operative staff

§          Culture of academic autonomy to faculty members

§          Introduce market oriented courses

§          Participation of students in decision making

§          Highest enrolment of students in the undergraduate and post graduate courses in the State.

§          External programs are extremely popular in spite of two open universities in the State/City.

§          Administration and management of the university with a lean staff, therefore higherproductivity per employee.

§          Timely and transparent election to power bodies.

§          Well placed alumni all over the globe.

§            Socially sensitive institution.

§            Facility of  Central Consumer  Co-op. Store within university building which works as a sales counter for various forms & stationery to students and provision goods to employees of the university. It also has a facility of photocopying for students.


§           Banking and Postal facility available at university campus.



Latest Career oriented Courses


Gujarat University is engaged in various Post Graduate Programmes at the University Departments apart from the regular Courses taught in the pure subjects. These programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and looking at the present needs of the students and the job prospects at the regional and national level.



Post Graduate Diploma in Financial & Investment Analysis

This course is conducted by School of Commerce for PG students. The curriculum involves financial management, business economics and quantitative techniques, accounting for managers, financial markets and financial services, security analysis and portfolio management, international fiancé, economic legislations and project management. The job avenues for the students are with Corporate Industry, Merchant Bankers and Investment Firms and Stock Exchanges.



Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets & Insurance

This course is conducted at School of Commerce looking to the present market scenario and the requirement of large number of Commerce post graduate students. The curriculum targets the financial markets and insurance – financial management, Indian financial system life and non life insurance, techniques of financial analysis, risk management, investment management, marketing of financial services, regulations of financial markets and services. The job avenues are in the Insurance Industry as advisors or financial portfolio planner’s for insurance companies, On the job training at insurance companies, IRDA ( Insurance and regulatory development authority )



Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Languages



Post Graduate Diploma in Translation



Post Graduate Diploma in Urdu

These course are conducted by the School of Languages and designed to assistance the post graduate students of languages – English, Gujarati and related languages to learn French, German, Urdu. The course is also open to in-service Executives dealing in International Marketing.

The Department of Hindi conducts translation course for students and offers goods avenues for placements.



Post Graduate Programme in Bio-Medical Technology

The course is conducted by Department of Zoology looking to the changing requirements as most of the latest scientific applications for improvement of life are based on Bio-Medical Technology. The course curriculum  includes  - Instrumentation and Methodology, Clinical Biochemistry, Serology, Toxicology, Haematology and Parasotiology, Clinical Pathology, microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Endocinology,Semenology and Radiation diagnostics, Molecular and Clinical Genetics. The job avenues are in the field of  Human Clinical Genetics, Endocrinology, Molecular biology and related field.



Advanced  Post  Graduate Diploma in Space Sciences

The course is designed looking into the development of Indian Space Science program and the demand from the society. The course is conducted in collaboration with Physical Research laboratory and Space Application Centre. The course has been designed to cater to the needs of research, technology development and applications I fields such as communication, remote sensing , electronics, computers etc.



M. Sc., in Bio-Technology

The course is conducted by the Microbiology department. The field of biotechnology represents fusion of biology and technology. Advancement in this field is playing pivotal role in the progress of any country and science. We have started experiencing the fruit of development due to biotechnology globally. The postgraduate course of biotechnology has started in microbiology dept, Gujarat University with 20 seats. The major emphasis is on industrial and environmental aspects of basic principles and developments of biotechnology in general and Microbial technology and its application in particular. Due to this the students form this department will get very good opportunity in pharmaceutical industry, dairy industry, fine chemical industries, Molecular biology research labs, Environmental research labs as well as government organization such as Forensic laboratory, Food and drug control laboratory, Public health laboratories, Pollution control laboratories, Biofertilizer industries, Agriculture organizations, Defense laboratories etc.

We get enquiries from pharmaceuticals industries and other institutions for the recruitment of our students with attractive salary. Gujarat being a industrial state the student with knowledge of biotechnology and microbial technology have very good future for job and further research.



IAS training Center

Gujarat University has restarted the A.D.Shodhan IAS Training Centre in the year 2005 (February) after its closure in the 1990’s. The Centre restarted initially three months Self Finance(Rs.3000) crash programme with 27 students preparing for the Civil services examinations of UPSC, New Delhi (Feb-April 2005). During the academic year the centre conducted six months preparation programmes for civil services examinations (September 2005 – February 2006) with Rs.6000 (Self Finance Programme) 38 students took admission in this programme. This month the programme comes to a close. But till May the centre remains open for students for reading, discussion purpose. The centre plans to introduce preparatory programmes for GPSC, NET/SLET etc examinations in future with self finance.



Certificate course in NET/SLET course

The course is designed for students to prepare themselves for the NET exam conducted by UGC and the SLET exam conducted by State Government.



Center for Development Communications

It offers Masters in Development Communication. The aim of the course is to enhance understanding of the concept of development and communication and its application to mass media. The course also aims to parent sensitive, aware and professionally responsible media professionals by providing participatory, skill based learning environment. The job avenues for the students are the vast advertising and media industry.



Prime recognized Institutes of Gujarat University


Physical Research Laboratory ( PRL )

  • A national centre for research in space and allied sciences, supported mainly by Department of Space.
  • Research programmes cover astronomy and astrophysics, planetary atmosphere and aeronomy, earth sciences and solar system studies and theoretical physics.
  • Manages the Udaipur Solar Observatory.

Space Application Centre ( SAC-ISRO )

  • Conducts space applications research and development in satellite communication and remote sensing.
  • Design and build communication, remote sensing and meteorological satellite payloads and satellite communication earth station equipment.
  • Facilities include mechanical fabrication, electronic fabrication, payload fabrication, MIC fabrication and environmental tests.
    Also operates Delhi Earth Station for satellite communication.
    Achievements include development of communication and meteorogical payloads for INSAT and camera payloads for IRS satellites.
  • Currently engaged in development of INSAT communication and meteorological payloads and cameras for IRS satellites.

Autonomous Inter-university UGC Centre at Gujarat University



Information and Library Network Centre ( INFLIBNET )

Information and Library Network Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in 1991 with its Head Quarters at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Initially started as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in 1996.  INFLIBNET Centre is involve in creating infrastructure for sharing of of library and information resources and services among Academic and Research Institutions. INFLIBNET works collaboratively with Indian university libraries to shape the future of the academic libraries in the evolving information environment.



Educational Multimedia Research Centre ( EMRC )

EM2RC, Ahmedabad, is one of the forerunners among the 17 various multimedia Centres established all over India by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which were known as EMRC's/AVRC's, with the objective of generating quality higher educational software. UGC has initiated an educational television transmission, earlier named 'Countrywide Classroom'. Its original one-hour slot transmission today, has grown into a 24 hour dedicated educational channel, 'Vyas'. Not only this but the programmes generated by the centres are shown on various other channels, which includes Education International on DD Bharti. In the near future, they will be available through DTH and EduSat. Henceforth, we have a big share in television broadcasting and now our vision is in tune with the modern development of webcasting and for this the centre is geared towards multimedia development.



Courses under consideration



Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology & Social Work

This course is proposed to be conducted by the Department of Psychology with the assistance of the Mental Health Authorities Gujarat State & B J Medical College for PG students.



Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology

This course is proposed to be conducted by the Department of Psychology with the assistance of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar and    Mental Health Authorities Gujarat State & B J Medical College for PG students and in service professionals.



Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science

This course is proposed to be conducted by the School of Sciences   with the assistance of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar for PG students.



Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Crime

This course is proposed to be conducted by the School of Sciences –Computer Science Department with the assistance of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar for PG students.



Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga

This course is proposed to be started at Physical Education Department



Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights

This course is proposed to be started at Law Department



Brief History

      The Gujarat University was conceived in the nineteen twenties in the minds of public-spirited and learned men like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Acharya Anandshankar B. Dhruva, Dada Saheb Mavlankar, Kasturbhai Lalbhai and many others. However, the University could come into existence only after the achievement of independence.In 1949, the University was incorporated under the Gujarat University Act of the State Government ‘as a teaching and affiliating University.’  This was done as a measure of decentralisation and reorganization of University education in the then Province of Bombay.

      During the course of its life of more than five decades, the University has seen the establishment of seven more Universities which were carved out of the jurisdiction of the Gujarat University, viz., Sardar Patel University, Saurashtra University, Bhavnagar University, South Gujarat University, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Gujarat Agricultural University and North Gujarat University.   Even then, the Gujarat University is the largest university in the state catering to the needs of higher education of more than two lakh students scattered over 235 colleges, 15 recognised institutions and 24 approved institutions. There are 34 Post-Graduate University departments and 221 P.G. Centres.

      Gujarat University is an affiliating University at the under-graduate level, while it is a teaching one at the post-graduate level. Indeed, the responsibility for post-graduate instruction has been statutorily given to the University, and accordingly it has evolved a plan of co-ordinated instruction under the direct control and supervision of the University so as to ensure efficient and diversified instruction.  An important feature of this University is the system of external examinations in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, both and under-graduate and post-graduate levels. The external examinations were introduced with a view to enabling working students and the others who could not afford the high cost of university education to realize their dream.

      Gujarat University has developed phenomenally in the last 57 years to be recognized as a premier University in the country today. It provides education in one of the widest range of disciplines to about two lakh students.



Gujarat  University Emblem


              The emblem of the Gujarat University symbolically represents both the cultural heritage of Gujarat and the characteristics and aspirations of her people. The most prominent symbols are the dancing peacock and the sculptural architecture resting on two pillars and a lamp suspended from its centre. The dancing peacocks, besides representing its rider, Saraswati, the Goddess of learning in Indian Mythology, symbolizes Gujarat's love for arts and her dignified aesthetic taste. The architecture represents the most characteristic feature of Gujarat's sculpture and is eloquent of her rich heritage; while the two pillars symbolize the solid foundation on which the heritage rests. The lamp suspended from the centre of the architecture is a symbol of learning that dispels the darkness of ignorance and enlightens everything that it encompasses. The lightning at the top of the rectangle and the atomic circles below it symbolize at once the flash of genius and scientific progress and proclaim the avowed ambition of the University to build and maintain a balanced outlook towards Arts and Sciences as indeed towards the life in general.


                The motto ( i.e More work and intelligent work alone leads to efficiency and progress ) is a well-known quotation from the Bhagwad Geeta and enjoins the work of the teachers and the students of the University.


      Organisation & Management

      The Gujarat University derives its power and privileges from the Gujarat University Act 1949, of the State Legislative.

      The court (Senate) is the chief authority of the University. Subject to the provisions of the Act, the court makes statutes    setting forth in details the broad provisions of the Act, e.g., the composition of the statutory bodies, definition of their powers, mode of election etc.


      The Executive Council is the executive authority of the University and deals with matters such as prescribing conditions governing the various activities of the University.

      The Academic Council is in-charge of the academic affairs of the University and is responsible for the maintenance and standards of instructions, education and examinations subject to the provisions of the Act and statutes made under the Act.

      The authorities of the University are:

(1)     The Court
(2)     The Executive Council
(3)     The Academic Council
(4)     The faculties
(5)     The Board of University Teaching and Research
(6)     The Board of Studies
(7)     The Board of Extra-Mural Studies
(8)     The Board of Student Welfare
(9)     The Board for Hostel’s Management
(10)    The Academic Planning Board


      The University officers are:

(1)     The Chancellor
(2)     The Vice-Chancellor
(3)     The Ex-Vice Chancellors of the University residing in the State
(4)     The Pro-Vice Chancellor
(5)     The Registrar
(6)     The University Librarian
(7)     Director of Schools
(8)     Heads of the Departments

      The Vice-Chancellor heads the University. The working of the University is purely democratic as all the faculties as well as students are duly represented. Moreover, elections to the Senate are held every year. The principals of the colleges look after the college administration. Teachers of the colleges, departments and schools do not form a formal administrative structure but they are represented in the power bodies of the Universities such as Academic and Executive Council. The Registrar is the administrating head of the university. All the officers report to him. The details regarding the sections of the University administration are given in Appendix -20. The teaching, non-teaching staff £ have the right to represent their grievances and complaints through their unions. There are unions for teaching and non-teaching staff. There are four unions representing non-teaching staff of the university. The University also recognizes the association of Principal’s and non-teaching staff of affiliated colleges. Thus the University plays the role of a regulator and acts as a bridge among the stakeholders of education.


Objectives of the University


1)            To provide instruction including correspondence courses, teaching and training in such  branches of learning and courses of study as it may think fit, to make provision for research, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge, and to conduct special undergraduate courses for talented students;

2)            To make such provision as would enable affiliated colleges, recognized institutions and approved institution to undertake specialization of studies;

3)            To establish, maintain, take over by agreement and manage colleges, departments, centers and institutes of research or specialized studies;

4)            To organize common laboratories, libraries, museums and other equipment for teaching and research;      

5)            To establish within the University area or outside that area such field stations, specialized laboratories and other units for research and instructions as are necessary for the furtherance of its objects;

6)                   To create such teaching, administrative and such other posts as the University may deem necessary from time to time and to make appointments thereto;

7)                   To institute professorships, readerships, lectureships and other posts of teachers required by the University;

8)                   To appoint or recognize persons as professors, readers, or lecturers, or otherwise as teachers of the University;

9)                   To guide teaching and research work in colleges, University Departments, University centers and recognized institutions;

10)               To lay down the course of instruction for the various examinations;

11)               To institute degrees, diplomas and other academic titles and distinctions;

12)               To hold examinations or tests and confer degrees and diplomas on, and gant certificates to, persons who-

a)                   have purchased approved courses of study in the University ore in an affiliated college, unless exempted there from, in the manner prescribed by the Statutes. Ordinances, Regulations and Rules and have passed the examinations or tests prescribed by the University, or

b)                   have carried on research under conditions prescribed by the States, Ordinances, Regulations or Rules;            

13)               To confer honorary degrees or other academic distinctions in the manner laid down by Statutes;

14)               To grant such diplomas to, and to provide such lectures, instruction and training to, persons who are not enrolled students of the University, as may be determined by the Statues, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules;

15)               To withdraw or cancel any degree, diploma or certificate conferred or granted by University in the manner prescribed by Statues;

16)               To associate or admit educational institutions with or to the privileges of the University by way of affiliation, recognition or approval;

17)               To withdraw or modify either in whole or in part, affiliation, recognition or approval of educational institutions;

18)               To submit to the State Government proposals  for conferment of autonomy on any affiliated colleges or a University college, or a University Department or a recognized institution entitling it to privileges in the in the matters of admission of students, prescribing the courses of study, imparting instruction, teaching and training in the courses of study, the holding and conduct of examinations and the powers to make necessary rules for the purpose;

19)               To recommend to the State Government withdrawal of autonomy conferred on any affiliated college, recognized institution or a University College or Department;

20)               To inspect colleges, recognized institutions and approved institutions and to take measures to ensure that proper standards of instruction, teaching and training are maintained in them and that adequate library and laboratory provisions are made therein;

21)               To lay down and regulate the salary scales, allowances and other conditions of service of the members of the teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff of the University;

22)               To lay down and regulate the salary scales, allowance and other conditions of service of the members of the teaching, other academic and non-teaching staff in the affiliated colleges, and recognized and approved institutions;

23)               To provide for the establishment and recognition of Students' Unions or associations of teachers, academic staff or other employees of the University, affiliated colleges and recognized institutions;

24)               (a) To control and co-ordinate the activities of, and give financial aid to affiliated  colleges and recognized and approved institutions; and

(b) To regulate the fees to be paid b y the students in affiliated colleges, and recognized and approved institutions

25)               To hold and manage trusts and endowments;

26)               To Institute and award fellowships, traveling fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals, prizes and other wards;

27)               To make special provision for the spread of University education among classes and communities which are educationally backward;

28)               To lay down courses of study to meet the requirements of rural planning, development and reconstruction and to provide for instruction, teaching and training in such courses;

29)               To make special provision for disseminating knowledge and promoting arts and culture;

30)               To fix, to demand and to receive or recover such fees and other charges as may  be prescribed by Ordinances;

31)               To establish, maintain and manage hostels;

32)               To recognize hostels not maintained by the University, to inspect such hostels and to withdraw recognition there from;

33)               To co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control the residence, conduct and discipline of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare;

34)               To take disciplinary action against the students of the University and to impose such punishments upon them as may be deemed fit for breach of discipline or misconduct, within or outside the University, including the use of unfair means at an examination or in relation thereto by themselves or b y any other persons or abetment thereof;

35)               To conduct, co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control post-graduates teaching and research work in the University Departments, affiliated colleges and institutions recognized or approved b y the University;

36)               To co-ordinate, supervise, regulate and control the conduct of under graduate teaching and instruction in the affiliated colleges and to undertake the same in University colleges;

37)               To institute and manage --

a)                   Printing and Publication Department,

b)                   University Extension Boards,

c)                   Information Bureau, and

d)                   Employment Bureau;

38)               To make provision--

a)                   For continuing Education, Adult Education, Extra-mural teaching, Extension Services and other recognized educational activities;

b)                   For physical education, National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, National Sports Organization, military training and such other recognized activities,

c)                   For Students' Unions, and

d)                   For sports and athletic activities.

39)               To co-operative with any other universities, authorities or associations or any other public  or private bodies in such manner and for such purposes at the University may determine;

40)               To make arrangements for training for competitive examinations for recruitment of services under the Union and State Governments;

41)               To promote the development of the study of Gujarati and Hindi (in Devnagari script) and the use of Gujarati and Hindi (in Devanagari script) or both, as the media of instruction and examination;

42)               To acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property movable and immovable, including trust or endowed property within or outside the University area, for the purposes or objects of the University and to invest any funds representing such property in such manner as the university thinks fit;

43)               To raise public loans and the security of  the assets of the University for the purposes of the University, with the previous approval of the State Government;

44)               To enter into any agreement for the incorporation in the University of any other institution and for taking over its rights, properties and liabilities and for any other purpose not repugnant to this Act;



Districts of Ahmedabad, Kaira (excluding the limits of Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand Taluka and the area with a radius of 5 miles from the office of Sardar Patel University), Panchmahals, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha (excluding Abu Road Taluka which forms part of the State of Rajasthan), Baroda (excluding the area comprising the city of Baroda and territories within a radius of 10 miles from the office of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda), Mehsana and Kutch. The university has 250 affiliated colleges, 15 recognized institutions, . Enrolment at under graduate level for (2004-05) is 70,966 and at post graduate level is 36,505.


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