In the 1920s, the idea for Gujarat University came from people like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Acharya Anandshankar B. Dhruva, Dada Saheb Mavlankar, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and many others who cared about the public and were smart. But the University could not be built until the country got its freedom.Under the Gujarat University Act of the State Government, the University was made official in 1949 “as a teaching and affiliating University.” This was done to make University education in the Province of Bombay less centralized and more organized.
In its more than 50 years of existence, the University has seen the creation of seven other universities. These are the Sardar Patel University, the Saurashtra University, the Bhavnagar University, the South Gujarat University, the Gujarat Ayurveda University, the Gujarat Agricultural University, and the North Gujarat University. Even so, Gujarat University is the biggest university in the state. It serves more than two lakh students in 235 schools, 15 recognized institutions, and 24 approved institutions. There are 221 P.G. Centres and 34 P.G. University areas.
At the undergraduate level, Gujarat University is an affiliating university, but at the graduate level, it is a teaching university. In fact, the law says that the University is in charge of teaching post-graduate students, so it has come up with a plan for coordinated teaching that is directly controlled and supervised by the University. This is to make sure that the teaching is both effective and varied. The system of external exams in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is an important part of this University. External exams were made so that working students and other people who couldn’t afford the high cost of college could still follow their dreams.
In the past 67 years, Gujarat University has grown so much that it is now known as one of the best universities in the country. It gives about two lakh students an education in one of the biggest ranges of fields.