Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

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Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU)
Official Seal of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
Motto Satyam Gyanam Anantam
Motto in English
Truth, Knowledge, Infinity
Established 1965
Type Public university
Chancellor Kamla Beniwal
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Dakshesh R. Thakar
Location Surat, Gujarat, India
21°09′12″N 72°47′00″E / 21.1534°N 72.7832°E / 21.1534; 72.7832Coordinates: 21°09′12″N 72°47′00″E / 21.1534°N 72.7832°E / 21.1534; 72.7832
Campus Urban
Affiliations University Grants Commission (India)

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University is a public university located in the city of Surat, Gujarat, India, the 4th fastest growing city in the world.[1] Previously known as South Gujarat University, it was renamed to its present name in the year 2004. This name is in honour of the famous scholar and Gujarati poet, Narmad. Incorporated in 1967, this university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines. Besides, this university has non-traditional postgraduate departments such as public administration, rural studies, comparative literature and aquatic-biology.

History and profile[edit]

In consonance with its motto, “Satyam Gyanam Anantam”, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University has endeavoured to be an institution of excellence in higher education since its existence, keeping in view the regional needs and the emerging trends in the global scenario. The University, awarded B++ by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council in 2004 and re-accredited 'B' with 2.82 CGPA in 2011, was originally established under the South Gujarat University Act, 1965 passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It became functional from the academic year of 1966 and was incorporated as a University on 23 May 1967. Recognized by the University Grants Commission in 1968, it was renamed as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in 2004 after the great Gujarat poet Veer Narmad whose real name was Narmadshankar Lalshankar Dave. The mandate of the University is to meet the developmental needs of the seven districts and one Union Territory in the region and realize their potential in every walk of life ranging from technology, business, industry and commerce to language, culture, and fine arts.[2]

Front view of the main building

University crest[edit]

The circular crest of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University represents a spiral of a six pointed star enclosed within the symbol of the sun. The triple imaged emblem is framed by the name if the university in Gujarati on the rim of the left third; in English on the right third, and the motto of the University in Sanskrit on the lower third of the round frame. The motto is “Satyam Gyanam Anantam”, which means “Truth, Knowledge, Infinity”. The three-part emblem illustrates this with the Sun representing truth, the star representing knowledge and the spiral representing infinity.


An urban University located in the city of Surat, the University has a campus spread over 210 acres. Over 3000 students study on the campus. The University has faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science, Education, Management Studies, Rural Studies, Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Law and new constituted Computer Science, Homoeopathy and Architecture. In pursuance of its vision, the University offers an academic environment conducive for the all-round development of its students. All the departments emphasize interdisciplinary areas of study that can open up possibilities in new fields of research. Several major and minor research projects are underway in various departments. All the departments have their own computer laboratories and departmental libraries. The central library with over 1.72 lakh books subscribe to over 242 national and international journals and 6000 e-journals.[2]

The University campus houses 80 buildings that include 6 Boys' Hostels and 5 Girls' Hostels, besides a Gymnasium, a Health Centre, an Indoor Stadium and residential quarters for its staff. With new facilities like Day Care Centre being added, the infrastructure of the University is being continuously augmented to serve its students and faculty effectively. The fitness centre, the basket ball court and playground with tracks add to the sports facilities available to students on the campus.

Affiliated colleges[edit]

The Veer Narmad South Gujarat University has 282 college affiliations as per year 2013-2014.

Medical colleges[edit]

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University has three medical colleges affiliated to it:

  1. Govt. Medical College, Surat
  2. Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER), Surat
  3. Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS), Valsad


VNSGU Departments

The following Teaching Departments are located on-campus of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University:

  • Department of Aquatic Biology
  • Department of Bio Science
  • Department of Business and Industrial Management
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Gujarati
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of M.Sc IT
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Human Resource Development
  • Department of Rural Studies
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Journalism and Mass communication programmes
  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • University Science Instrument Center
  • Shri G C P Institute of Architecture, Interior design and Fine Arts


  1. ^ The author has posted comments on this article (2011-07-23). "Surat fourth fastest growing city in world - The Times of India". Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
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