Sardar Patel University was established by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of
the then Bombay Province in December 1955 and was recognised under 2f of the UGC
Act in October 1968. The university has completed 53 golden years of a fruitful
existence that has brought it to the forefront in terms of its academic
excellence. No wonder, then, efforts have been made either to emulate its
example or to replicate it elsewhere in Gujarat!
Sardar Patel University is situated in Vallabh Vidyanagar. The educational
township of Vallabh Vidyanagar is close to the Milk City of India (Anand) in
terms of its strategic geographical location. Anand is on Vadodara-Ahmedabad
line of the Western Railway in the heart of Anand District of Gujarat. It is
well connected with the rest of the country by railway network, and roads. It is
flanked by two major cities of Gujarat: Sardar Patel International Airport at
Ahmedabad and Vadodara Airport Vadodara. Besides their Airports, Ahmedabad and
Vadodara also have railway junctions, and bus terminuses, and this makes it easy
for a visitor to reach Anand, and from there on to Vallabh Vidyanagar.
The distance between Anand
and Ahmedabad is 75 kms by road and 65 kms by railroad, and the journey takes an
hour and a half or two hours at the maximum. Similarly, the distance between
Anand and Vadodara is 45 kms by road and 35 kms by railroad, and the journey
takes 45 minutes or an hour at the most. The Express Highway between Ahmedabad
and Vadodara has further reduced the time taken in travelling to slightly over
an hour, and half an hour from Ahmedabad and Vadodara respectively.
Vallabh Vidyanagar is about
5 kms from Anand and 2 kms from Karamsad, the native place of Sardar Patel.
The University Campus – the
main campus as well as 3 satellite campuses – is situated in the heart of a
rural countryside against a lush green pollution-free backdrop, offering all the
amenities of modern life.
About Sardar Patel University
Sardar Patel University
comprises of 25 Postgraduate Departments, a constituent college, and 70 colleges
affiliated to it. There are 14 PG Centres in the affiliated
colleges/institutions. The teaching programme covered at Postgraduate level
under various faculties such as Science, Arts, Commerce, Management,
Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Homeopathy, Home Science, Law and Education
includes Postgraduate Degree Courses, Postgraduate Diploma Courses, Diploma
Courses, and Advanced Certificate Courses. Undergraduate Courses are taught in
the colleges or institutes affiliated to the University.
All the Postgraduate Science
Departments, Postgraduate Department of Library and Information Science, and
Postgraduate Department of Business Management follow the Semester System. The
Postgraduate Departments under the Humanities and Social Sciences operate under
Annual or Yearly System.
The courses offered are
framed keeping in view the needs of the students, the society, and the employing
agencies – industry or organisations – at the state, the national and the
Besides conventional methods
used for classroom teaching, modern methodologies like seminars, group
discussions, visits to industries and institutions, and tools such as overhead
projectors, multimedia projectors, a variety of audio-visual aids are exploited
for effective teaching and instruction.
All the Postgraduate
Departments are networked for VSAT-Internet connectivity, both for their
academic and research purposes. With such a variety of disciplines available, it
is possible for any prospective student to choose what he/she would like to do
while pursuing further studies.