Bhavnagar University was established in 1978 by the state of Gujarat and the total area of the Campus is spread over 3 locations. Bhavnagar is a city city where Mahatma Gandhi once studied. The University covers a campus area of about 3 kilometres. There are 15 Colleges (Grant-in-aid) affiliated to Bhavnagar University importing various teaching programmes in the areas of Science, Arts Education, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, and Rural Studies. There are 24 Self-Financed Colleges affiliated to Bhavanagar University offering a range of teaching programmes in the areas of Arts, Education, Commerce, Social Work, Computer Languages, Computer Science and Medicine. Post Graduate Centres. There are 14 Post Graduate Centres of the University running various Programmes in the areas of Social Work, Social Sciences, Languages, Computer Science and Medicine. Bhavnagar University also offers distance learning courses.
Samaldas Arts College.
Sir P.P. Institute of Science.
M. J. College of Commerce.
Recognized Institutes - The University has also given recognition to some of the national and international institutes for promoting interdisciplinary research activities, in tune with the requirements of the present time.
Some of these are:
Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar (A constituent Institute of CSIR, Government of india, new Delhi).
B V Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development, Thaltej, Ahmedabad.
K K Jani Institute of Medical Lab, Technology, Amargadh, Bhavnagar.
K L Institute for the Deaf, Vidyanagar, Bhavnagar.
Post Graduate Centres of University
P.G. Centre of Rural Study, Lokbharti, Sanosara.
P.G. Centre of Hindi. Parekh College, Mahuva.
P.G. Centre of Political Science Samaldas College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Gujarati. Botadkar College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Social Work. J.C. Kumarppa Mahavidhyalaya, Gadhada.
P.G. Centre of Home Science. Samaldas College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Industrial Chemistry Shri P.P. Institute Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Social Work Chem. Shri Kelvani Mandal Dhasa.
P.G. Centre of Computer Science, Shri Swaminarayan College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of M.M.L.T. K.K. Jani Institute of Teaching, Amargadh.
P.G. Centre of Medicine etc. Govt. Medical College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Soc.Work, Swami Sahjanand College, Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Gujarati, K.B. Parekh College, Mahuva, Dist: Bhavnagar.
P.G. Centre of Social Work, Swami Vivekanand Post Graduate Academy, Nr. Sport Complex, Sidsar Road, Dist: Bhavnagar.
Govt. Engineering College, Sir B.P.T.I. campus, Vidyanagar, Bhavnagar.
GBTC, Lokbharti Sanosara, Dist : Bhavnagar.
Location - Bhavnagar University is located in Bhavnagar city in Gujarat. Click here for Google Map Location.
Departments / Faculty
Computer Science and Applications.
Library and information Science.
Hostels - There are separate Hostel facilities available for Boys and Girls.
Library - The Library has a collection of 1,07,137 Books and 175 Journals. The library also subscribes to more than 300 periodicals on Management and allied subjects. The Department has developed an exclusive Library for MBA student's. The Department Library has an attached Reading Hall.
Computer Centre - The Centre provides computing services to the University administration for its accounting, salary, cash counter, income tax, results processing for examinations etc. applications and handles network administration. The centre is equipped with IBM servers, Intel Xeon servers and a number of desktop computers running software like various Operating Systems from MS-Windows family (Servers & desktops), Linux, RDBMS, etc.
Students Outreach Activities - The University is involved in undertaking social services such as engaging in activities like blood Donation, Leadership Camps, Save the Girl Child, Watershed Programmes, AIDS Awareness Programmes, Literacy Mission, Social Awareness Programmes / Plays, Industrial Tours, Republic Day Camps, Vaccination Campaigns and Environmental Awareness Camps.
Centres of Excellence and Cells - Considering the importance of research activities being carried out by the University in the most relevant and high-profile areas such as nanotechnology, Marine Ecology, Intellectual Property Rights & its Management and Entrepreneurship, Government of India and Gujarat Government has recognized several Departments as Centres of Excellence and Science and Technology Cells for improving PG teaching and Research to make Bhavnagar University at par with National Laboratories/ Institutes.
Following Centres of Excellence and Cells are actively engaged in research and consultancy services.
Centre of Excellence in Nano-technology - It is funded by Gujarat Council of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. The Centre has developed various application of nanotechnology by synthesis of mono dispersed nano particles.
State Level Nanotechnology Research Centre - The Centre has recently been allocated a grant of Rs. 5.75 crores by the Industries Department of Government of Gujarat.
Ocean Science and Technology Cell for Western Coast - It in funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi. This Cell has focused mainly in the areas of Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem, Plankton, Ecology and Productivity, Coastal Pollution & its Control, Microbial Ecology and Socio-Economic aspects of Coastal Ecosystem and its management.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell - It is funded by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Government of India, New Delhi as a part of knowledge base entrepreneurship promotion. This Cell has started entrepreneurship Promotion. This Cell has started entrepreneurship Promotion among the students and apart from promotion is involved in various issues concerning the entrepreneurship in Saurashtra Region. Cell is involved in imparting Skill Development through Science and Technology (STST) Programmes for differently abled students in the field of computer technology.
University Industry Linkage Cell - The University has started University Industry Linkage Cell which is actively engaged in providing technical solutions of various problems of Chemical and Engineering industries in the region.
Corporate Services - Department of Chemistry is recognized by Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Government of Gujarat as Environment Auditor of Class-1 and for Schedule-I & II Industries.
Gandhian Study Centre - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Father of the Nation had received early education at Shamaldas College in Bhavnagar. Department of History is therefore involved in research activities of various aspects of the Gandhian Philosophy, For the purpose, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, sanctioned a Gandhian Study Centre for further research and to inculcate and reinforce the Gandhian culture in the region.
External Department - The University has started an External Department in the faculty of Arts and Commerce.
Training in Languages - The Department of English offers a state-of-the-art LAN based multiple language and Career Laboratory. Students with varied background under the Society for Creation of Opportunities through Proficiency in English (SCOPE) avails Cambridge ESOL Training Examinations, which is a registered society formed by Government of Gujarat with a specific purpose to enhance the proficiency amongst the youth all over the state by imparting quality training in functional and practical business English. The Department also offers introductory course in French & Spanish.