The Gujarat University is the state-wide University affiliating many reputed colleges across the state of Gujarat, India. It has been given a B++ ranking by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Gujarat University is the largest university in the state catering to the educational needs of more than 200,000 students scattered over more than 235 colleges, 15 recognised institutions and 24 approved institutions.
There are more than 34 Post-Graduate University departments and 221 P.G. Centres. Gujarat University is an affiliating University at the under-graduate level, while it is a teaching one at the post-graduate level. Indeed, the responsibility for post-graduate instruction has been statutorily given to the University, and accordingly it has evolved a plan of coordinated instruction under the direct control and supervision of the University.
Gujarat university's sparkling 260 acres main campus is located in Navarangpura area of Ahmedabad city. An important feature of this University is the system of external examinations in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, both and under-graduate and post-graduate levels. The external examinations were introduced with a view to enabling working students and the others who could not afford the high cost of university education to realize their dream. Gujarat University has developed phenomenally since its inception to be recognized as a premier University in the country today.
The University library has more than 3,35,000 books. The Library adds about 5000 books every year and subscribes to about three hundred periodicals in various subjects. Sports complex of University is spread out in 47 acres, within university campus.