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 Departments follow the Choice Based Credit System.
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 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.
The 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.