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. It was established in 1949.
Motto in English
|Excellence in action is Yoga|
|Established||23 November 1949|
|Chancellor||Governor of Gujarat|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Himanshu Pandya|
|Pro Vice Chancellor||Dr. Jagdish Bhavsar|
|Affiliations||UGC ; NAAC;|
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. Gujarat University was evolved out of Ahmedabad Education Society, a major educational organisation of Gujarat then.
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. Many universities were established later which resulted in decrease in jurisdiction of Gujarat University.
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.
Organisation of the university is based on the Gujarat University Act, 1949.
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).
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2020)||60|
|NIRF (Universities) (2020)||44|
- Gujarat University has successfully achieved First rank (5 Star) in the Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) for the academic year 2020-21.
- 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
- The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Gujarat University 60th overall in India and 44th among universities in 2020.
Notable alumni and facultiesEdit
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (February 2018)
- Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and former Chief Minister of Gujarat state.
- Pranav Mistry, (born 1981), Indian computer scientist and inventor.
- Hasmukh Adhia, IAS, Revenue Secretary of India.
- Mallika Sarabhai, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer
- Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, Torrent Group
- Ashis Nandy, Political psychologist and social theorist
- Deepak Pandya, neuroanatomist
- Pankaj Patel, CEO Cadila
- Geet Sethi, Billiard, BKS
- Haren Pandya, former Home Minister of Gujarat
- Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group
- Harin Pathak, former MP from Ahmedabad East
- Praful Bhavsar, director, Space Applications Center, ISRO
- B. M. Choudary, inorganic chemist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate
- Bhupendra Nath Goswami, climatologist
- Rengaswamy Ramesh, geophysicist
- Kanchan Pande, geologist
- Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, Indian Space Scientist
- Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi, 26th Chief Justice of India
- Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs (India)
- Tejas Patel, cardiologist, Padma Shri
- Mahipatsinh Chavda, Academic
- Abhijat Joshi, Screenwriter
- Raghuveer Chaudhari, Novelist
- Saumya Joshi, Poet
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- "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.
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