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About Us

“To be at the vanguard of
knowledge in the domain of
higher learning and
achieve the highest global standards.”
   To achieve excellence in teaching and research.
   To empower learners in achieving their professional goals.
   To strengthen educational-professional interface.
   To contribute in building the society and the nation.
   To Improve the quality of life in harmony with our heritage culture and environement
   To relate learning with the highest human values.

 Vice Chancellor’s Desk

By the virtue of the blessings of the Supreme Power and good wishes of you all, I feel immense pleasure to share that I have taken the charge as the Vice Chancellor of Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

 I feel pleased and gratifiedto be the head of an institution which has striven for all-round quality in all aspects of higher education, the result of which is its accreditation graph over three cycles of NAAC assessment. In 2014, it became the first State-funded University in Gujarat to be accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC.This is the byproduct of dedication and concerted efforts from all corners.

 Students are our brand ambassadors and for their holistic development the University not only provides a vibrant and positive ambience but a well-equipped library, clubs, sports and extracurricular activities etc. to facilitate them. 

As we look to the future one thing is certain –technology and knowledge will be the key possessions and also these will be the most sought-after within the Country and around the world. Therefore, it is our duty to help generate ideas which will benefit society, educate and train people to work in the fields where they will be valued for their specialized knowledge.

Any institute of higher education should be known by its research activities. My prime priority will be to promote research activities at university which aims to develop innovative solutions to the community’s most daunting challenges. By creating a good ambience of research and academics it would be a place of extraordinary interactions. Definitely, it would be very much helpful in illuminating ideas and fostering intellectual innovations. In addition to, my priorities are providequality enhancements in education of international standard with local and national need offered by institutions affiliated to Saurashtra University and facilitating and intensive efforts to nurture good faculty.

I extend a cordial welcome to the students joining the University and wish them a very hopeful and successful professional career and life. I am confident that you will feel proud on being allied with us and make us equally proud with your academic excellence.

Your continuous feedback will be very much supportive in creating brand in the field of education and ultimately in the development of the country.

I assure to extend all the support in your endeavors.

With regard,


Dr. Nitinkumar M. Pethani

Vice Chancellor                    

Saurashtra University, Rajkot


Shri Dolrray R. Mankad
The First Vice-Chancellor

Full Name : Shri Dolarray Rangildas Mankad
Date of Birth : 23-1-1902
Birth Place : Jangi, Vagad - Kutch (Gujarat). (Jangi is a small port)
Education : B. A., M. A. (Sanskrit & Gujarati)
Services (Job) : 1. 1923-25 : Assitant teacher, Bharat Saraswati Mandir, Karanchi.
2. 1925-27 : Principal, Bharat Saraswati Mandir, Karanchi.
3. 1927-47 : Professor, D. J. Sindh. College, Karanchi
4. 1947-53 : Principal, Viththalbhai Patel Mahavidhyalay, Vallabhvidyanagar, Kheda.
5. 1953-64 : Principal, Darbar Gopaldas Mahavidyalay Aliyabada, Jamnagar.
6. 1966-70 : First Vice-Chancellor of Saurashtra University for two terms.
Academic Contribution : -  Published Seven books on Religion and Philosophy.
-  Wrotea Narrative Poemon "Bhagvanni" Lila" in Gujarati.
-  Published four books on "Education".
-  Made substantial research on the "Ancient learnings".
Honoury Services : -  Worked as President, Secretary of various institutions
-  working on History, Gujarat and Sanskrit literature..
-  Worked as Member of many committees in different universities on Syllabus making, higher educations etc.


Shri Dipchand S. Gardi

Full Name : Dipchandbhai Savrajbhai Gardi
Date of Birth : 25-4-1915
Birth Place : Padhari, Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat State, India
Education : B. Sc., LL. B., Bar at Law -London
Philanthropist Activities : In Education Field :
- He has donated more than Rs. 4 crore to Saurashtra University for building up various Departments, Laboratories, Hostels etc..
- He has donated crores of Rupees in States of India like Gujarat,Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Assam.
- Donated right from Primary Schools to Post Graduate departments of Universities.
- He has donated for every faculty of education e.s. Science,Engineering, Medical, Commerce, Match etc....
- He has donated generously for boys' and girls' hostels as well.
For Victims of natural clamities and Sufferers : - During natural calamities he himself visits the sites and donates generously.
- He also works after cattles, birds etc to sustain their lives during Calamities like dranghts..
For unprotected section of society : - He has donated to construct a homeage for elderly people in Rajkot city of Gujarat.
- He donates reguraly to the schools for the Deaf and Dumb and the Home for Orphones