About the University
Sardar Patel University was established by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the then Bombay Province in December 1955 and was recognised under 2f of the UGC Act in October 1968. The university has completed 56 golden years of a fruitful existence that has brought it to the forefront in terms of its academic excellence. No wonder, then, efforts have been made either to emulate its example or to replicate it elsewhere in Gujarat!
Sardar Patel University comprises of 26 Postgraduate Departments, a constituent college, and 87 colleges affiliated to it. There are 31 PG courses available in the affiliated colleges/institutions. The teaching programme covered at Postgraduate level under various faculties such as Science, Arts, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Homeopathy, Home Science, Law and Education includes Postgraduate Degree Courses, Postgraduate Diploma Courses, Diploma Courses, and Advanced Certificate Courses. Undergraduate Courses are taught in the colleges or institutes affiliated to the University.
All the Postgraduate Science Departments, Postgraduate Department of Library and Information Science, and Postgraduate Department of Business Management follow the Semester System. The Postgraduate Departments under the Humanities and Social Sciences operate under Annual or Yearly System (For external syllabus only)
The courses offered are framed keeping in view the needs of the students, the society, and the employing agencies – industry or organisations – at the state, the national and the international levels.
Besides conventional methods used for classroom teaching, modern methodologies like seminars, group discussions, visits to industries and institutions, and tools such as overhead projectors, multimedia projectors, a variety of audio-visual aids are exploited for effective teaching and instruction.
All the Postgraduate Departments are networked for VSAT-Internet connectivity, both for their academic and research purposes. With such a variety of disciplines available, it is possible for any prospective student to choose what he/she would like to do while pursuing further studies.
Office hoursThe working hours of the various offices of the University are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All the administrative offices are closed on 2nd and 4th Saturday in addition to other holidays.
Sardar Patel University is situated in Vallabh Vidyanagar. The educational township of Vallabh Vidyanagar is close to the Milk City of India (Anand) in terms of its strategic geographical location. Anand is on Vadodara-Ahmedabad line of the Western Railway in the heart of Anand District of Gujarat. It is well connected with the rest of the country by railway network, and roads. It is flanked by two major cities of Gujarat: Sardar Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad and Vadodara Airport Vadodara. Besides their Airports, Ahmedabad and Vadodara also have railway junctions, and bus terminuses, and this makes it easy for a visitor to reach Anand, and from there on to Vallabh Vidyanagar.
The distance between Anand and Ahmedabad is 75 kms by road and 65 kms by railroad, and the journey takes an hour and a half or two hours at the maximum. Similarly, the distance between Anand and Vadodara is 45 kms by road and 35 kms by railroad, and the journey takes 45 minutes or an hour at the most. The Express Highway between Ahmedabad and Vadodara has further reduced the time taken in travelling to slightly over an hour, and half an hour from Ahmedabad and Vadodara respectively.
Vallabh Vidyanagar is about 5 kms from Anand and 2 kms from Karamsad, the native place of Sardar Patel.
The University Campus – the main campus as well as 3 satellite campuses – is situated in the heart of a rural countryside against a lush green pollution-free backdrop, offering all the amenities of modern life.
Reaching Vallabh Vidyanagar
Vallabh Vidyanagar today (with a population of around 35,000) is a unique educational township, built and developed as a Centre for Higher Education in rural surroundings. It is about 2 Kms. from Karamsad, the home town of Late Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and 5 Kms. from Anand, the Milk City of India, which is on Baroda-Ahmedabad Railway line in the heart of Anand district of Gujarat.
Reaching Sardar Patel University
The nearest railway station is Anand, which is about 5 kms from Vallabh Vidyanagar. From Anand Taxi, Auto-Rickshaw and Buses are available upto Vallabh Vidyanagar.
The nearest airport is Vadodara Airport, which is about 40 kms from Vallabh Vidyanagar.