GU’s 84 colleges shifted to Shri Govind Guru University
The Gujarat University has “de-affiliated” 84 colleges falling in five districts of Mahisagar, Dahod, Chhotaudepur, the Panchmahals and Vadodara rural, with effect from the current year.
Gujarat University vice-chancellor MN Patel said that these colleges have been transferred to the newly-formed Shri Govind Guru University being set up at Godhra.
MN Patel said, that transferring such a huge number of colleges to a new university would reduce the burden on the GU, particularly with regard to conducting admissions and examinations.
The administrative office of the new university currently set up in the premises of the Government Polytechnic at Godhra was inaugurated by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in third week of May this year.
Former principal of the Government Engineering College at Godhra J V Bolanga, who has been given the assignment to set up the university, said that the newly- formed university had begun operational.
The colleges affiliated with the varsity would go for admissions in different courses on the lines of what they did under Gujarat University.
Gujarat University: 44 applications receives for new colleges
Gujarat University received 44 applications for new colleges. After eight years, Gujarat University has decided to approve new colleges and had recently invited the applications for the same.
The applications include two for arts, 12 for commerce and 30 for science streams. To Gujarat University’s surprise, more applications for new colleges have come for science in comparison to commerce and arts.
Based on the applications received, Gujarat University has formed six local inquiry committees (LIC). The LIC will conduct an inspection of the colleges and submit its report to Gujarat University . After the report is submitted, Gujarat University will give go-ahead to the colleges.
Many colleges have already started pressuring Gujarat University authorities politically to get the permission. Syndicate members, senate members and MLAs are putting undue pressure on Gujarat University to give clearance to the colleges of their choice.
Established in 1949 under the Gujarat University Act, the Gujarat University is largest and oldest university of the Gujarat state. The idea of setting up the university conceived in 1940s and the seed of inceptions was laid down by Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel under the chairmanship of Mr. G. B. Mavlankar in consultation with Mr. Kasaturbhai Lalbhai and Acharya Anand Shankar Dhruv.
Gujarat University is affiliating university, having more than 350 affiliated colleges, 35 post graduate departments and more than 50 affiliated post graduate centres with diversified courses in faculties of 1. Arts, 2. Commerce 3. Science 4. Education 5. Law 6. Medical and 7. Dental. The university spans over eight districts like Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, Panchamahal, Dahod, Mahisagar and two union territories.
Therefore, it covers a significant geographical area of the state and provides expressions to the educational aspiration of about 2 Crore Urban, Rural and Tribal communities of the region. Starting with the only university in the region during the erstwhile Bombay Province, at present almost all 10 universities of the state have evolved from Gujarat University.