Saurashtra University, established on 23rd May, 1967, is situated in Rajkot city of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat State, India. The campus of the University is spread over 410 acres of land. The jurisdiction of the University includes Amreli, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot and SurendraNagar districts. The University has 242 colleges affiliated to it imparting Undergraduate and Post graduate education. It has been distinctly fortunate to avail of the erudition and academic experience of various distinguished educationists, beginning with the late Professor Dolarrai Mankad, the founder Vice Chancellor of the University.
In the last few years, the University has made unique strides in the following areas:
Generating financial resources (where it has been indebted to the renowned philanthropist Dr. Dipchand Gardi, who has till date generously donated a sum of 20 million Rupees), infra structural development, and facilitation of academic growth and administrative efficiency. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with FOUR STARS in 2002.
Saurashtra University has 26 Departments on the campus that are described in detail in the pages to come. Besides these Departments, the University provides higher education through Post-Graduate Centers and Institution spread all its jurisdiction area. On the campus, it has facilities like internet connectivity, complete infrastructure for all research activities, Transit House for international students, a well equipped Central Library, Career Counseling and Development Center, Center for Women’s Studies, Bank, Post Office, Canteen, Playground, Gymnasium, Professor’s Quarters, Quarters for administrative staff, two beautiful check-dams, Botanical Garden, Art Gallery, Day-care Center, Adult Education Center, Academic Staff College, hostels for boys and girls, Guest house, garden for Ayurvedic medicinal plants, Radio station for Gyanvani, a Geo-magnetic observatory, an automated Weather Station, IGNOU’s Regional Center and its Study Center, with major road connecting all these buildings constructed of reinforced concrete cement.
The students actively participate in Sports, NCC, NSS, cultural and academic activities and have won many state national laurels. The faculties in various departments have distinguished themselves with their publication at national and international levels and also with their research projects from different reputed agencies such as University Grants Commission, Department of Science A Technology, Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Environment, Nuclear Science Center, Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Atomic Energy, All India Council for Technical Education, Gujarat Council for Science & Technology and Gujarat State Bio-technology Mission among others.
The NAAC Peer Team after going through the Self-Study Report of the University in 2002 and visiting its academic and physical facilities for accreditation purpose stated in its draft Report that the team was “impressed by the notable progress of Saurashtra University in transacting its vision and goals of advancement of the frontiers of the knowledge in the domain of higher learning”. Various reputed institution/organization such as Alembic, Asian Paints, Atul, Claris Life Science, Enercon, ICICI, Lupin, Morgan Stanley, Reliance Industries, Standard Chartered Bank, TATA Chemicals, United Phosphorous, Zydus Cadilla, Accenture, Times of India, Gujarat High Court, Nirma University, and others have selected students from the various departments through campus as well as institutional recruitment. The University, having contributed to various areas of teaching, research and extension aims to strive for sustained academic excellence at the national and international levels.
These details are retrived from www.saurashtrauniversity.edu