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
In the last five
years, the university has made unique strides in the following
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Establishment of Automated Weather Station
DST sponsorship for National Facility for Drug
A Forestation and Water Conservation
Programs in collaboration with the State
Multi-institutional project with IIT
Delhi and University of Delhi sanctioned by
Bio-Technology, Govt. of India
Collaborating Ph.D. thesis research work with IIM
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
Well-equipped Language Laboratory on the campus
More than 150 scholarly publications by the
Regular publication of the university journal
Regular publication of the university monthly
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
24hr. internet facility to faculty and students.
ZaverchandMeghaniLokSahitya Kendra supported by
Government of Gujarat