The Central University of Gujarat (CUG) was established by Parliament of India through the Central Universities Act. No. 25, 2009 in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The Central Universities Bill of 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The University offers various courses under its six schools viz., Social Sciences, International Studies, Language/ Literature and Culture Studies, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences and Environment and Sustainable Development.
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Type of University
University Grants Commission (UGC)
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28 Km from Ahmedabad Railway Station
20.9 Km from Ahmedabad Airport
The university offers twelve Postgraduate and twelve Doctoral programs to the candidates. The admission to the Postgraduate/ Doctoral programs is done on the basis of a computer-based entrance test conducted by the university.
The M. Phil. And Ph. D. program is offered in twelve specializations viz, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies, Society and Development, Economics, Security Studies, International Politics, Comparative Literature, Hindi Language and Literature, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Environment and Sustainable Development and Nanoscience. The minimum eligibility to apply is Graduation in any discipline with minimum 55% marks in aggregate. The admission to the doctoral courses is done on the basis of a computer-based entrance test conducted by the university.
The University offers M.A. program in six specializations – Economics, Sociology, Politics and International Relations, Hindi, Gujarati and English and M.Sc. program in five specializations namely, Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Science and Nanotechnology.
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The University was ranked overall 60th in India and 2nd among all the Universities in Gujarat in NIRF 2016 rankings. According to NIRF 2017, the University was ranked among the top 150 Universities in the country.
The candidate should join CUG because it visions to establish itself as a center of excellence with a social commitment by integrating modern, scientific and technological knowledge and skills with the basic human character and values.
The University shall set forth a model in teaching, research and personality development and create a skilled human resource with a sense of responsiveness towards society, the country and the world at large.
The mission of CUG is to provide access to quality education and create opportunities for encouraging students to effectively engage with emerging innovations and technological challenges, international competitiveness and leadership in thought as well as in action.
CUG is also conscious of the importance of developing business and pedagogic abilities for the creation of knowledge, wealth and prosperity for the country as well as peace and happiness for human beings.