Gujarat University

The Gujarat University is a public state university located at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The university is an affiliating university at the under-graduate level and a teaching university at the postgraduate level. It is accredited B++ by NAAC.[2] It was established in 1949.

Gujarat University
Gujarat University Logo.png
Seal of Gujarat University
Motto in English
Excellence in action is Yoga
TypePublic university
Established23 November 1949; 72 years ago (23 November 1949)
ChancellorGovernor of Gujarat
Vice-ChancellorProf. Himanshu Pandya
Pro Vice ChancellorDr. Jagdish Bhavsar
Academic staff
169[1]
Students3,747[1]
Postgraduates3,376[1]
Location, ,
23°2′10″N 72°32′47″E / 23.03611°N 72.54639°E / 23.03611; 72.54639Coordinates: 23°2′10″N 72°32′47″E / 23.03611°N 72.54639°E / 23.03611; 72.54639
CampusUrban 300Acres
AffiliationsUGC ; NAAC;
Websitewww.gujaratuniversity.ac.in

HistoryEdit

Many leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Anandshankar Dhruv, Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar and Kasturbhai Lalbhai recommended formation of the university in the 1920s, and the university was established soon after the independence of India.[3] Gujarat University was evolved out of Ahmedabad Education Society, a major educational organisation of Gujarat then.[4][5]

Gujarat University was formed under the Gujarat University Act of the Government of Gujarat in 1949 as a teaching and affiliating university. It was established under the recommendation of a committee headed by Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar for rearrangement of university education in Bombay State.[6] Many universities were established later which resulted in decrease in jurisdiction of Gujarat University.[3]

It is an affiliating university at the under-graduate level and a teaching one at the post-graduate level. Close to 300,000 students study at university in the courses, faculties and affiliated institutes. The university caters for external as well as enrolled students. Affiliates include 285 colleges, 35 approved institutions and 20 recognised institutions, as of 2014. Gujarat University Ranks 1st in Gujarat and 26th in India for the Category: "Public State Universities" under the prestigious Outlook-ICare India University Ranking 2019.[7]

 
Gujarat University Tower Building

Organisation of the university is based on the Gujarat University Act, 1949.[8]

CampusEdit

 
The Gujarat University clock tower in Ahmedabad

The campus of the university, located in the Navarangpura area of Ahmedabad, is spread over 300 acres (1.2 km2). Affiliated colleges and institutes are spread across the Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Kheda district (excluding the limits of Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand Taluka and the area with a radius of 5 miles (8.0 km) from the office of Sardar Patel University).

AcademicsEdit

RankingsEdit

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[9]60
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[10]44
  • Gujarat University has successfully achieved First rank (5 Star) in the Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) for the academic year 2020-21.[citation needed]
  • Gujarat University Ranks 1st in Gujarat and 26th in India for the Category: "Public State Universities" under the prestigious Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2021[citation needed]
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Gujarat University 60th overall in India[9] and 44th among universities[10] in 2020.

AwardsEdit

Gujarat University has received the University Level National Service Scheme Award (2016–17) by President of India Ram Nath Kovind.[11]

 
NSS Awards (2016-17)

Student lifeEdit

In March 2012, the university started a campus radio service named GURU on 90.8 MHz, which was first kind of it in the state of Gujarat and fifth in India.[12]

Notable alumni and facultiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "University Student Enrollment Details". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ "List Of Institutions Accredited By Naac (2nd And Subsequent Cycle) (On 24th September 2014) Universities" (PDF). naac.gov.in. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Brief History". Gujarat University Official Website. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  4. ^ Ravi Kalia (2004). Gandhinagar: Building National Identity in Postcolonial India. p. 53. ISBN 9781570035449.
  5. ^ Mehta, Kapilray M. (3 May 2010). Ahmedabad, 1958. Gujarat Publishers, 1959. p. 233.
  6. ^ Kumar, compiled by Ameeta Gupta; Ashish (29 October 2008). Handbook of universities : includes universities, deemed universities, colleges, private universities and prominent educational and research institutions. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 472. ISBN 978-8126906086.
  7. ^ "Affiliated Colleges & Recognised Institutions Part (A) Colleges" (PDF). gujaratuniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Organization of Gujarat University". Gujarat University. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  9. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Gujarat University receives NSS Award | YouTube".
  12. ^ Ahmed, Syed Khalique (31 March 2012). "GU launches first campus FM radio station in state, fifth in country". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Dr. Hasmukh Adhia - Executive Record sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  14. ^ "PhD in Yoga, IIM-A gold medallist: All about Hasmukh Adhia, India's new financial services secy". Firstpost. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  15. ^ "List of Public Companies Worldwide, Letter - Bloomberg - Bloomberg". Investing.businessweek.wallst.com. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

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