Bhavnagar University

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Maharaja Krushnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Motto Sa vidhya vimukte
Type Public
Established 1978
Chancellor Om Prakash Kohli
Vice-Chancellor Dr. S N Zala
Students 225,500
Location Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC

Coordinates: 21°45′29″N 72°8′29″E / 21.75806°N 72.14139°E / 21.75806; 72.14139 The new name of Bhavnagar University is Maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji Bhavnagar University. It is located in Bhavnagar city in the western province of Gujarat, India. The university provides teaching and research programs in Arts, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law Faculties. It has 22 departments, 18 postgraduate centres and four recognized institutes and research centres.

83 colleges affiliated to university belong to Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Engineering, Management, Rural and Medical disciplines. Twenty two post graduate courses are run by some of the colleges which are affiliated to Bhavnagar University.

Bhavnagar was the first princely state to merge with the Union of India at the time of independence in 1947 by Maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji Raol. Bhavnagar University came into being on 24 May 1979. Its land-estate area is 198 acres.


Research activities are carried out in the areas of Social Sciences, History, Nano-Technology, Marine Ecology, Intellectual Property Rights and its Management and Entrepreneurship.

The following Centres for Excellence and cells are engaged in research and consultancy services:

  • Remedial Coaching Centre for S.T., S.C. and Minority
  • Centre for Excellence in Nano-technology
  • Gandhian Study Centre
  • Ocean Science and Technology Cell for Western Coast
  • ICT and ELT
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell
  • Industry Linkage Cell
  • Corporate Services Academy


  • Department of Anthropology
    Department of Astronomy
    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.
    • B.Com
    Department of Commerce
    • M.Com.
    • Ph.D.
    Department Computer Science & Application
    • M.C.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Energy Science
    Department of Envi ronmental Science
    Department of English

The Department of English offers M.A. & Ph.D. programmes. It runs DELL-SCOPE programme for enhancement of proficienty in English language and digital literacy. This courses are certified Cambridge ESOL and BULATS.

Dr. Dilip Barad.

Prof. Vinod Joshi, contact: Dr. M.T. Parmar, I.B. Gohil, Dr. V.N. Purohit

  • Department of Hindi

Prof. H.N. Vaghela, Dr. A.M. Yusufai

    • M.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Sanskrit
    • M.A. in Sanskrit
    Department of Linguistics
    Department of Geography
    Department of Geology
    Department of History [1]

Prof. Mehboob Desai,[2] (Prof.Mehboob Desai's official website) M.J.Parmar

    • M.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Economics

Prof. Bharti Dave, Dr. K.M. Joshi, Dr. G.B. Upadhiyay, Dr. K.B. Kokani, Dr. V.S. Jariwala

    • M.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Sociology

Dr. H.C. Chavda, Dr. S.A. Bhanat

    • M.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Political Science
    Department of Psychology

Dr. Savita Vaghela, Dr. S.S. Sharma

    • M.A.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Mathematics

Dr. H.B. Modi, Dr. M.M. Trivedi, Dr. P.I. Andharia

    • M.Sc. (Mathematics)
    • Ph.D. (Mathematics)
    • P.G.D.C.A. (self-financed)
    Department of Chemistry

Prof. Nishith Desai

    • M. Sc. specialization is offered in Semester III and IV in Organic, Analytical, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry.
    Department of Physics

Prof. S.P. Bhatnagar, Prof. P.K. jha, Dr. R.J. Patel

    • 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, Genetics, and Zoology.
    • Ph.D.

The Department of Life Sciences was first headed by HC Dube, Indian scientist.

  • Department of Marine Science
    • M.Sc.
    Department of Education

Prof. J.P. Mayani

    • M. Ed.
    • Ph.D.
    Department of Bioinformatics
    • M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    Department of Library & Information Science
    • B.L.I.Sc.
    • M.L.I. Co.
    Department of Social Work

Prof. Mehboob Desai

    • M.S.W. (self financed)
    Department of Theater Arts

Extension services and co-ordinators[edit]

  • Website for Content Sharing - M.A. English
  • University and Industrial Linkage cell, Prof. A. Kumar
  • Women's Study cell, Prof. B.D. Dave
  • Gandhian Studies Center, Prof. Mehboob Desai
  • Remedial Coaching for SC/ST and Minorities, Prof. Mehboob Desai
  • University Publication Board, Prof. Mehboob Desai
  • Campus Officer, Kalpeshsinh Zala
  • N.S.S., Himal Pandya
  • S.T.S.C. Cell, Prof. H.C. Vaghela

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