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The vision of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, as envisaged in the University Act, is to contribute to the field of higher education in the region and enable its inclusive development in all walks of life by making available trained personnel in various branches of human knowledge, keeping in mind the larger goals of nation-building. The University is committed to maintain high standards in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, promoting research and undertaking the requisite extension activities that would reach out to every section of society.

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University has endeavored to be an institution of excellence in higher education since its existence, keeping in view the regional needs and the emerging trends in the global scenario. A semi-urban University located at Surat city, the University has a campus spread over 210 acres. The University, re-accredited ‘A’ grade with 3.02 CGPA by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council in 2017, is also accredited with ‘B++’ grade with 2.90 CGPA under Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Education Department, Government of Gujarat in 2016. The university was originally established under the South Gujarat University Act, 1965 passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It became functional from the academic year of 1966 and was incorporated as a University on 23 May, 1967. Recognized by the University Grants Commission in 1968, it was renamed as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in 2004 after the great Gujarati poet Narmad, Narmadshankar Lalshankar Dave. The mandate of the University is to meet the developmental needs of the seven districts and two Union Territory in the region and attempts at realizing their potential in every walk of life ranging from technology, business, industry and commerce to language, culture, and fine arts. The basic objectives of the University as envisaged by the University Act are:

Undergraduate and Post-graduate teaching, maintaining their high standards, and award of degrees to the candidates successful in their respective examinations.
Promotion of research and extension activities relevant to the requirements of the region in accordance with the interests of nation building.

Departments and Colleges
The University’s jurisdiction extends to the seven districts of Surat, Navasari, Valsad, Narmada, Dangs, Bharuch and Tapi and the Union Territory of Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. There are 25 Post Graduate Departments / Institutes on the University campus that offers 95 programmes with multiple specializations including 19 M.Phil and 19 Ph.D. programmes. The University has 34 Government, 59 Grant-in-aid and 190 Self-financed Colleges and 104 Post-graduate Teaching Centers (subjectwise) attached to affiliated colleges. The University offers 36 Post Graduate, 4 Graduate, 3 Integrated and 9 PG Diploma and 05 Certificate programmes including self-financed programmes with semester credit based system at university campus. In its Post Graduate Departments, more than 4000 students are studying on the campus. The University has twelve faculties such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Education, Management Studies, Rural Studies, Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Law, Computer Science, Homoeopathic and Architecture. In pursuance of its vision, the University offers an academic environment conducive for the integral development of its students. All the departments emphasize interdisciplinary areas of study that can open up possibilities in new fields of research. Several major and minor research projects are underway in various departments. There are over two-lakh students currently enrolled in various courses in the University including affiliated colleges.

Campus Profile: Infrastructural and Academic Avenues
The University campus spread over in 210 Acres of land. The campus houses more than 100 buildings. The infrastructure of the University is being continuously augmented to serve its students and faculty effectively. Following amenities and student centric centers are available on university campus.

  1. University Central Library with over 1.97 lakh books, 779 journals, 650 e-books, 39 e-journals and 5000 UGC Infonet online titles.
  2. Acharya Mahapragya Corner, Pujya Mota Sahitya Corner & Geeta Press Gorakhpur Corner located in the Central Library – good collection of volumes on non-violence and spiritual values.
  3. Journals in the areas of Management & Administration, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Technology and Law
  4. Publication of a fortnightly University newsletter – “Dakshinayan”
  5. Research Repository Centre
  6. Shri B. V. Botanical Research Centre
  7. University Scientific Instrumentation Centre (USIC)
  8. Sophisticated Science Instrument Centre (SSIC)
  9. Women’s Study Center
  10. IBM Excellence Center
  11. Departments with SAP-UGC
  12. Smt. Kashiben Ramkishan Mundra Sanskar Kendra
  13. Lala Lajpat Rai Chintan Kendra, Punjabi Samaj
  14. Shri P P Savani Vachan Kendra
  15. Smt. Shantaben Nanubhai Vidiya Swami Vivekanand Sadhana Kendra
  16. Smt. Laxmiben Premjibhai Savani Saraswati Sadhana Kendra
  17. M. L. Kakadiya I.A.S.-I.P.S. and Competitive Exam Training Centre
  18. Health Centre with Ambulance facility
  19. Ramchandra Tulsian Art Gallery
  20. Shrimad Rajchandra Prarthana Hall
  21. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Regional Centre
  22. Replica of Narmad House
  23. Boys and Girls Hostels
  24. Guest Houses
  25. Convention Hall
  26. Dining Hall
  27. Amphitheatres
  28. Seminar Halls
  29. Information Centre & Help Desk
  30. Toll Free Number [1800 2333 011]
  31. Placement Cells
  32. Grievance Redressal Cell
  33. Women Development Cell
  34. Anti Ragging Cell
  35. Internal Quality Assurance Cell
  36. Career Counseling Cell
  37. Psychological Guidance Cell
  38. Staff Quarters
  39. Day Care Centre
  40. Bank with ATMs
  41. Post Office
  42. Employment Bureau
  43. Canteen
  44. Suvidha Kendra
  45. Cricket Stadium
  46. Indoor Stadium
  47. Gymnasium
  48. Track & Field
  49. Basket Ball Court
  50. Optical Fiber Network
  51. Wi-Fi Zones
  52. Informative Website
  53. VNSGU Android App
  54. State of Art Computing Facility
  55. E-Resources
  56. Nakshatra Van
  57. Gardens
  58. Ponds
  59. Bus Transportation
  60. Facilities for Differently Abled
  61. General Sanitation & Drinking Water facilities
  62. Copier Facility
  63. CCTV Surveillance
  64. International Synthetic Athletic Track & Football Ground
  65. Boxing Ring & Multi Purpose Hall
  66. International Hockey Ground
  67. Indoor Swimming Pool
  68. Whatsapp – +91 261 238 8888 (ChatBot)
  69. KIOSK Facility

The University is committed to the ideal of excellence of the highest order, as evidenced by its constant revision of existing syllabi and continuous addition of new courses. It aims at optimal use of all its resources in creating a knowledge society, where rigorous scholarship and high ethical standards are blended to meet the challenges of the 21st century India.

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