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Gujarat University

Gujarat University is a public university situated in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. It was founded in 1949. The university's motto is Excellence in action is Yoga.The university's chancellor is the Gujarat Governor, and the Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Himanshu Pandya. Dr Jagdish Bhavsar occupies the office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor. It has 169 academic staff. The campus is spread across 300 acres of area. The university has evolved and developed immensely in the last 67 years and falls into an elite university category.

Gujarat University

Gujarat University has evolved from the Ahmedabad Education Society. Many leaders like Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Anandeshankar, Sardar Patel, and Mahatma Gandhi suggested the construction of the university in 1920. Ahmedabad Education Society was considered one of the major educational institutions at that time. The university came into existence when a committee under Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar suggested rearranging university education in Bombay state.

Later, many universities came into existence, implying a decrease in the jurisdiction of Gujarat University. Many universities came out of Gujarat Universities like Saurashtra University, Sardar Patel University, Bhavnagar University, Gujarat Agricultural University, North Gujarat University, South Gujarat University, Gujarat Ayurveda University, and Gujarat Agricultural University.

Around 3,00,000 students take education in the courses, affiliated institutes, and faculties. Affiliates include 20 recognised institutions, 35 approved institutions, and 285 colleges. It has 221 P.G. Centres and 34 Post-Graduate University departments. The university stands number 1 in Gujarat and comes 26th in the category of Public State Universities by the prestigious Outlook-I Care India University ranking 2019. The organisation runs according to Gujarat University Act.


Gujarat University's emblem exhibits the cultural heritage and the aspirations and characteristics of the people of the State. The dominating symbols are the sculptural architecture resting on two lamps, a dancing peacock, and a lamp suspended from its centre. The dancing peacock represents the rider and Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning; according to Hindu Mythology, it exhibits the people of Gujarat's affection for the arts and her dignified aesthetic taste. The architecture represents the notable features of sculptures of Gujrat and its immense vibrant culture and heritage. The two pillars exhibit culture, which stands for solids like a rock. The lamp, situated at the centre of the architecture, symbolises learning that takes away darkness from one's life and enlightens the mind. The atomic and lightning at the top of the rectangle represents scientific progress and the flash of genius.


  • Providing Value-Based Quality Education
  • To be a Centre of Excellence
  • The efficiency of Financial Sustainability
  • Leading to socio-economic Welfare of the Society through Enrichment of Human Capital.

Governance of the Gujrat University

Gujarat University

The Gujarat University draws its privileges and powers from the Gujrat University act 1949 of the State Legislative.The Court forms the statutes and sets out the provision of the Act: definition of the powers, the composition of the statutory bodies, mode of election, etc.

University's Authorities are:

  • The Court
  • The Executive Council
  • The Academic Council
  • The faculties
  • The Board of University Teaching and Research
  • The Board of Studies
  • The Board of Extra-Mural Studies
  • The Board of Student Welfare
  • The Board for Hostel's management

The head of the University is Vice-Chancellor. The university works on the democratic principle, and students and faculties are given their share in the representation. For the senate, elections are held every year. The principal takes care of the college administration. Teachers and staff are not part of any association, but they are represented in powerful bodies of the universities like the executive and academic council. Grievances and complaints of the teaching and non-teaching staff are heard through unions.

Gujarat University Campus

Gujarat University

The University campus is situated in the Navarangpura area of Ahmedabad spread across 300 acres. The institutes and colleges affiliated are scattered across Kheda, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Kheda District.

Academics Performance of Gujarat University

  • NIRF 2021 (Universities): 43
  • NIRF 2020 (Universities): 44
  • NIRF 2021 (Overall): 62
  • NIRF 2020 (Overall): 60
  • Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) has awarded First Rank to Gujarat University for the academic year 2020-21.
  • "Public State Universities" under the prestigious Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings ranks 1st to the Gujarat University in Gujarat.
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework places Gujarat University at 60th rank throughout India and 44th among universities in 2020.
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) places Gujarat University at 62th in India and 43rd among universities.
  • Outlook ranked this university in 23rd position in the MBA course.

Eligibility and Fees

Eligibility Course Fees
Graduation M.Sc Rs 1.1 Lakhs (1 year)
10+2 BBA Rs 22,000 (Ist Year Fees)
10+2 BA Rs 2,540 (Ist Year Fees)
Graduation M.C.A. Rs 3540 (Ist Year Fees)
Graduation B.Ed Rs 30,000 (Ist Year Fees)
B.P.T M.P.T Rs 1.8 Lakhs (Total Fees)
10+2 BCA Rs 26,000 (Ist Year Fees)

Course Details

Course Details Courses Fee
10+2 level with English and Science as compulsory Subjects Selection Process: Merit Based BSc INR 1,00,000 (Total Fees)
10+2 level with English as a compulsory subject Selection Process: Merit Based BCom INR 11,500 (1st Year)
10+2 level with English as a compulsory subject Selection: Merit-Based BA INR 2,540 (1st Year Fees)
BCom or BBA with 55% marks aggregate Selection: Merit-Based MCom INR 18,000 (1stYear Fees)
INR 18,000 (1st Year Fees) MSc INR 1.1 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
B.A with 55% marks in aggregate Selection: Merit-Based MA INR 30,000 (1st Year Fees)
Graduation pass Selection: Merit-Based B.Ed INR 30,000 (1st Year Fees)
Master's degree with 55% marks in aggregate in the concerned subject Selection: Written test conducted by the university or a valid score in UGC-NET/ JRF PhD INR 18,000 (1st Year Fees)
BCA and 10+2 with Mathematics or Statistics as compulsory subjects Selection: GUJCET score MCA INR 3,450 (1st Year Fees)
Graduation in any stream with 50% marks Selection: CMAT scores MBA INR 9,050 (1st Year Fees)
Graduation in B.Ed/ BA/ B.Sc./ D. El. Ed./ B. El. Ed. Course with 50% aggregate Selection: Merit-Based M.Ed INR 4,380 (1st Year Fees)
Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate Selection: Merit-Based MSW INR 30,000 (1st Year Fees)
B.Tech, MCA, or M.Sc pass in the relevant field Selection: GATE scores Mtech INR 50,000 (1st Year Fees)

University Placement Prospectus

Many top companies came to the University to recruit for jobs like Business Development Associate, HR Executive, Marketing Executives, sales and IT Specialists. Only shortlisted candidates are invited to sit in the placement drives. Some of the top companies are:

  • Evosys
  • Reliance
  • TCS
  • Infosys
  • Zydus Cadila
  • Global Vox
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals

University Facilities

  • Classrooms and Seminar Halls: The University has a well-maintained seminar hall that is fully air-conditioned and is used to conduct lectures, seminars and other related educational functions. The seminar hall can accommodate 80 people at one time. It has a state-of-the-art classroom connected with an internet projector and LAN facilities.
  • Student Accommodation: It has hostel facilities for girls and boys on its campus. Students of post Graduate Courses, PhD, KS School of Business Management of Gujarat University and M.Phil can avail these facilities. The hostel has the facility of a Mess, Telephone, Television, Water Cooler, and Newspaper.
  • Library Facilities The University library is housed with lots of books. It has a separate reading centre joined by University Central Library Building. It can accommodate 400 students in the reading centre.
  • Sports Facilities This institution is fully equipped with a sprawling sports complex which spans over 47 acres on the University campus. The University has:
    • 1 Hockey Ground
    • 2 Tennis Court
    • 1 Kabaddi and Kho Kho ground
    • Basketball Cement Court
    • 400 M Track with Pavillion
    • 1 Cricket Ground
    • 2 Volleyball Courts
    • Multipurpose hall (It is used for physical activities and gymnasium purposes)

Quick Knowledge

  • The University under its aegis has the Department of Youth Welfare, which imparts a cultural environment. Youth Welfare Department helps in developing aesthetical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions.
  • This institute has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the development of the Advanced Technology Center for Cybersecurity Research (SVP-CCR)

Famous Alumni

  • Director of Space Applications Center, ISRO: Praful Bhavsar
  • CEO of Cadila: Pankaj Patel
  • Home Minister of India: Amit Shah
  • Revenue Secretary of India (IAS): Hasmukh Adia
  • Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi
  • Chairman of Adani Group: Gautam Adani
  • Indian Computer Scientist and inventor: Pranav Mistry

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Gujarat University

Q1- Suggest some best colleges for pursuing from Gujarat University.

Ans: Some of the top-class colleges that are good for pursuing BCom are:

  • CU Shah Commerce College
  • HL College of Commerce
  • Shree Sahajanand Arts and Commerce College
  • R J Tibrewal College of Commerce
  • SM Patel Institute of Commerce

Q2- Is there any distinction between Gujarat Technological University and Gujarat University?

Ans: Yes, both are separate universities present in Gujarat; State Governments control both these universities

  1. Gujarat University is concerned with providing education in areas like Science, Law and Commerce
  2. Gujarat Technological University gives specialisation in Pharmacy, Engineering and Management.

Q3- Could you tell us more about the faculty of Gujarat University?

Ans: The Institution has a good team of teaching staff in each department. Their faculties members are highly qualified and experienced and come with vast experience in teaching.

Q4- Does Gujarat University is equipped with Hostel Facility?

Ans: Yes, Gujarat University provides hostel facilities to its students. They have separate hostel facilities for the boys and Girls. The hostel rooms are spacious, properly ventilated and equipped with all modern facilities.

Q5- What has been the highest package received at Gujarat University?

Ans: Per the known placement record, the academic session 2020-21 registered a salary package of INR 3.5 LPA for the MCA program. The salary prospects change from time to time.

Q6- Which is the Top MCA College at Gujarat University?

Ans: Some of the top MCA Colleges present at Gujarat University are:

  • Ahmedabad University
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • LJ Institute of Computer Application
  • GLS Institute of Computer Application
  • Ganpat University

Q7- What are the prospects of studying MCA at Gujarat University?

Ans: An MCA degree brings good job opportunities like Hardware Engineer, System Analyst, Web Designer and Developer, Data Scientist, Troubleshooter and Software Consultant. Big Super-tech companies recruit MCA Students from Gujarat University.

Q8- Could you describe the Infrastructure of Gujarat University?

Ans: The Institute has a top-notch class infrastructure and a clean and green environment. University has facilities like a seminar hall, world-class library, well-maintained classroom, high-tech computer labs, internet and LCD projector and much more.

Q9- Apart from Gujarat University, which is the other best University in Gujarat?

Ans: The list of best universities present in the state of Gujarat are:

  1. IIT Gandhinagar
  2. IHM Gandhinagar
  3. Gujarat National Law University
  4. CEPT University
  5. GLS Institute of Computer Application

Q10- Do students get banking facilities from the University?

Ans: Yes, University gives SBI Banking facilities to students. Students avail banking and financial services like debit cards, ATM cards, current accounts, savings accounts and loan facilities.

Q11- What is the B.Sc seat composition in the various Colleges?

Ans: Given below is the seat composition of different colleges:

B.Sc Seats College Name
Shri Meghmani Umiya Science College for Girls 130
Arpan Science College565
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Government College 85
Ananya Institute of Science 60

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