Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

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Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
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MottoSa vidhya vimukte
ChancellorOm Prakash Kohli
Vice-ChancellorDr Girish Patel

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

83 colleges are affiliated with Bhavnagar University and currently running Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Management, Rural and Medical courses. About 22 affiliated colleges are running post graduation courses.

Bhavnagar was the first princely state to merge with the Union of India at the time of independence in 1947 by Maharaja Raol Shri Krishnakumar Sinhji Gohil. 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 Computer Science & Application
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Astronomy
  • Department of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Energy Science
  • Department of English
  • Department of Envi ronmental Science
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Gujarati
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History
  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Department of Life Science
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Marine Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Theater Arts

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