Parul University

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Parul University is a private university in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. It was established in 2009 as the Parul Group of Institutes, and was given university status in 2015.[1]

Parul University
Former name
Parul Group Of Institutes
Motto "Be Here...Be Vibrant..."
Type Private University
Established 2015 (2015)
President Devanshu Patel[2]
Provost Dr. M N Patel[3]
Location Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Language English


The University is recognized by University Grants Commission, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and the National Board of Accreditation, an autonomous body of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).[4]


Jayesh Patel, the founder and Managing Director of the University was accused of raping a student at the University on 18 June 2016. The female rector of the girls hostel, Bhavana Patel, was arrested and charged with helping to facilitate the crime. Following the accusations, Jayesh Patel absconded.[5] He was apprehended on 21 June 2016 by Vadodara police and arrested.[6]


  1. ^ "About Parul University". Parul University. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "President—Parul University". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Provost—Parul University". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Accreditation & Approvals". Parul University. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rape at Parul University: Jayesh Patel still absconding, protests across political lines". The Indian Express. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Parul University rape case: Jayesh Patel hospitalised after chest pain". The Indian Express. 2016-07-09. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 

Coordinates: 22°18′18″N 73°23′42″E / 22.3050°N 73.3950°E / 22.3050; 73.3950