Smt. R.D.Gardi
Department of Business Management

Saurashtra University - Rajkot

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Brief profile of the University

Saurashtra University, established on 23rd May, 1967, is situated in Rajkot city of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat State. The campus of the university is spread over 360 acres of land. The jurisdiction of the university includes Amreli, Jamanagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surendranagar districts. It has 29 post Graduate Departments on its campus and 365 affiliated colleges.

In the last five years, the university has made unique strides in the following areas:

  • The Saurashtra University took the initiative to implement choice based credit system within the state of Gujarat for the first time. Now we have choice based credit system (CBCS) both for UG and PG for all the faculties.

  • The NAAC has accredited the university as Grade ‘A’ with the CGPA 3.05in the year of 2014

  • The university has a network of more than 365 affiliated colleges, and 29 P.G Departments on the campus to cater growing needs of higher education.

  • The university offers a range of total of 238 programms comprising 39 UG, 32PG, 14 M.Phil., 35 Ph.D.,20 PG Diploma, 63 Diploma, 21 Certificate and 14 other miscellaneous programmes.

  • The university has introduced 17 new courses and started two new P.G.Departments in the last four years to meet challenges of widening employment opportunities.

  • The University undertook major revision of syllabi of 50 programmes in the last five years to keep pace with the changing scenario of knowledge and employment sectors.

  • The P.G.departments on the campus and UG Departments at college have switched over from ‘annual’ to ‘semester’ system with choice based credit system for the last five years.

  •  The university has undergone good number of National and International collaborations in research and teaching e.g. Griffith University, Australia and California State University, Long Beach (USA), particularly to encourage students and teachers exchange program.

  • The university addresses the question of equity by implementing the statutory reservation policy of the state and the UGC for SC, ST, OBCS, physically challenged, single girl-child household, etc. at the entry level of admissions in the UG and PG Programmes of the University. Also, the university has implemented ‘Earn while Learn’ scheme for helping the needy students for the last six years.

  • Through its Career Counseling and Development Centre (CCDC) and Institution Industry Interaction cell (IIIC), the issues of placement and career guidance are well taken care of.
    International Accreditation Organization (IAO) has accredited the Saurashtra University in 2013.

  •  The university has been trying to reach the global students through International Students Admission Cell and ICCR.

  • The University has established ‘optical fiber’ campus-wide network and installed 512 KBPS bandwidth through VSAT and 2 MBPS bandwidth leased line from ERNET, which facilitates the access to e-resources in the campus and encourage ICT based learning and delivery at all stages of learning and teaching.

  • The university has established Vidushi (The Center for Women’s Studies and Research) on the campus with the core aim of undertaking and supporting academic and social initiatives responsible for upgrading the social and economic status of women in this region.

  • The university at present offers external courses for U.G. and P.G programmes based on choice based credit system

  •  I.Q.A.C. is working as full-fledged cell for supporting the academic and research activity of the university.

  • I.Q.A.C. has organized many workshop/conference/seminar with the collaboration of other departments

  • National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, organized three days’ workshop in the campus.

  • National Facility for Drug Discovery (NFDA) by Government of India.

UGC granted DSA and SAP status to

         Dept. of Bios-Science(DSA and Center for Excellence)

         Dept. of Physics(DSA and Center for Excellence)

         Dept. of Chemistry(DSA and Center for Excellence)

         Dept. of Pharmacy(SAP DRS-1)

Government of India has given FIST status to

         Dept of Bio-science

         Dept of Physics

         Dept of Chemistry

         Geomagnetic Observatory in collaboration with IIG Mumbai

         Establishment of Automated Weather Station

         DST sponsorship for National Facility for Drug Discovery

       A Forestation and Water Conservation Programs in collaboration with the State
Forests Department

        Multi-institutional project with IIT Delhi and University of Delhi sanctioned by
Dept. of Bio-Technology, Govt. of India

         Collaborating Ph.D. thesis research work with IIM Ahmedabad

         Intellectual Patents Rights(IPR)FRAMED; many Indian& 1 US patent filed

         Indian patent on New Chemical Entities(NCE) granted to Dept. of chemistry

         Inter-University Medicinal Plants Laboratory on the campus

         Well-equipped Language Laboratory on the campus

         More than 150 scholarly publications by the university press

         Regular publication of the university journal “Vak”

         Regular publication of the university monthly magazine “Sayujya”

         All faculty on the campus equipped with laptops

         All faculties on the campus provided with CUG mobile at subsidized rates.

         International Transit House for globally reputed scholars.

         24hr. internet facility to faculty and students.

         ZaverchandMeghaniLokSahitya Kendra supported by Government of Gujarat


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