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GUJARAT Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar (State University)

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Established in Year: 1978

Bhavnagar district is known for its cultural heritage and the then His Highness of Bhavnagar Shri Krishnakumarsinhji was first to donate princely state to the Nation. Mahatama Gandhi, the father of our nation studied in Shamaldas Arts College during 1888, which is now run by Bhavnagar University. Bhavnagar District is situated between 21.18 -22.18 Longitude and 71.51-72.18 Latitude. The total area of the Bhavnagar district is 12048 Square Kms.

The University was established in 1978 by the state of Gujarat and the total area of the Campus is spread over 3 locations. Bhavnagar University is providing high quality of Teaching and Research.

The Vision

The University in committed to the cause of a dynamic equilibrium within the society and environment value added education, while keeping the principles of Excellence, Efficiency and Equity in its frame. By identifying social requirement, the University shall generate an environment to provide career solutions through compatible academic programme contributing towards.

The Mission

To evolve and execute educational & developmental programmers, training programmes, faculty enrichment programmes, social awareness programmes, knowledge acquisition, development, preservation, dissemination and extension of the frontiers of knowledge in the interest of ‘Community at large’.

The Genesis

Bhavnagar is traditionally known for its cultural heritage in the western India with its last princely ruler Shri Krishnakumarsinhji who was the first to donate his princely state to the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation received his initial college education in Shamaldas College during 1888, which is today run by Bhavnagar University. Bhavnagar District is situated between 21.18-22.18 Longitude and 71.51-72.18 Latitude. The district encompasses a total area of 12,048 sq. km.

The University was established way back in 1978 by the state of Gujarat and the total area of the campus is 269 acres, spread over 3 location. The University is providing high quality of Teaching and Research Programmes in faculties as diverse as Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law. The University has at present 20 Post Graduate Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes.

At present following Post Graduate Departments impart post-graduate education and research in different disciplines.

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Department of Physics

  • Department of Life Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics

  • Department of Statistics

  • Department of Marine Sciences

  • Department of Computer Science and Applications

  • Department of Bioinformatics

  • Department of English

  • Department of Hindi

  • Department of Gujarati

  • Department of Sociology

  • Department of History

  • Department of Psychology

  • Department of Sanskrit

  • Department of Economics

  • Department of Commerce

  • Department of Education

  • Department of Business Administration

  • Department of Library and information Science

Research Areas of the Post Graduate Departments
Research activity all over the world is considered as the backbone of knowledge economy. Realizing its importance, Bhavnagar University is actively involved in carrying out research with international recognition across all the faculties. All the Departments, are involved in full time Ph.D. Programme, research and consultancy as per the need of knowledge driven economy.

Science Faculty
The Faculty of Science is involved in research areas of Synthetic, Coordination Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Coordination, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Marine Pollution, Magnetic Fluid, Nanotechnology, Astrophysics, Halophytes, Microbial Physiology, Animal Physiology, Marine, Bio-remediation, Marine Ecology, Theory of Relativity, Functional Analysis and Number Theory, Artificial Intelligence & Multimedia, Genomics, Proteomics, Drug design, Database Technology, etc.

Arts Faculty
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in involved in research areas of Economics of Higher Education, International Trade, Industrial Economics, Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Vedant, Lalit Vangmay. Dalit Studies, Environment and Gender Studies, Short Stories, Clinical and Social Psychology, Modern Period, Freedom Movements, Dalit History, Regional History, Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Indian and English Literature, ELT, etc.

Commerce & Management Faculty
The Postgraduate departments of the Faculty of Commerce and Management are engaged in the research areas of Financial Management, Banking, Marketing Management, Shipping Management, Disaster Management, HRD, IT Management, Business Counseling and Marketing Services.

Education Faculty
The Faculty of Education undertakes research in the areas of Teacher Education, Value Education, Guidance and Counseling, Education Methods and Educational technology.

Faculty Recognition – Academic Awards
The Faculty members are recipients of Commonwealth Fellowship, STINT Visiting Fellowship (Sweden), Canadian Fellowship, Netherlands Fellowship, Hungarian Fellowship, Asia Fellows Award (Ford Foundation), CSIR Emeritus Scientist, Ramanna Fellowship, UGC Career Awards for Young Scientists, INSA Visiting Fellow and Vikram Sarabhai Award.

Student’s Recognition – Academic Awards
The students of the University also have received recognition for excellence in academics by way of awards like BOYSCAST, FTPYS, Vikram Sarabhai Award, Best Research Paper Awards, UGC – JRF and CSIR – JRF.

Students Recognition at National & International Level – Sports & Cultural Activities
Quite a good number of students over a period of time have received national and international recognition in sports and cultural activities like Table Tennis, Basketball, Yoga, Youth Exchange Programme, Folk Dance and Drama.

Students Outreach Activities
The University Strongly believes inculcating the ethos and values among the students and is encouraging them to undertake 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.

Research Activities Acknowledged by the Government
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 have 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.

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Department of English

  • M.A.

  • Ph.D


  • D.E.L.L. Courses affiliated To BAOU:
    (i) Foundation in English
    (ii) Certification in English
    (iii) Diploma in English

Department of Hindi

  • M. A.

  • Ph.D.

Department of Gujarati

  • M.A.

  • M.Phil

  • Ph.D.

Department of Economics

  • M.A.

  • Ph.D.

Department of Sociology

  • M.A.

  • Ph.D

  • M.S.W. (Self Finance)

Department of History

  • M.A. (History)

Department of Psychology

  • M.A.

  • Ph.D

Department of Mathematics

  • M.Sc. (Mathematics)

  • Ph.D. (Mathematics)

  • P.G.D.C.A. (Self-finance)

Department of Chemistry

  • M. Sc.

  • Specialization is offered in Semester-III & IV in the following branches
    -- Organic Chemistry
    -- Analytical Chemistry
    -- Inorganic Chemistry
    -- Physical Chemistry

Department of Physics

  • M.sc (Physics)

  • Specialization in Electronics.

  • Ph.D

Department of Statistics

  • M.Sc. (Statistics)

  • Ph.D. (Statistics)

Department of Life Science

  • M.Sc. Botany

  • Microbiology and Zoology

  • Ph.D.

Department of Marine Science

  • M.Sc.

Department Computer Science & Application

  • M.C.A.

  • Ph. D.

Department of Commerce

  • M.Com.

  • Ph.D.

Department of Education

  • M. Ed.

  • Ph. D.

Department of Business Administration

  • Ph.D.

  • M.Phil

  • M.B.A.

  • P.G.D.B.M.

  • P.G.D.D.M.

  • P.G.D.S.M.

Department of Bioinformatics

  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Department of Sanaskrit

  • M.A. in Sanskrit

Department of Library & Information Science

  • B.L.I.Sc.

  • M.L.I. Co.

Department of Social Work

  • M.S.W. (Self Finance)

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Bhavnagar University

Gaurishanker Lake Road, Bhavnagar - 364 022. Gujarat - INDIA

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