Education in Gujarat

Gujarat is one of the prominent cultural hubs of India. Enriched with the rich heritage, Gujarat is also developing at an impressive rate since the last few decades. Presently the literacy rate of this state has increased markedly. The present literacy rate of the rural areas of Gujarat is 62.06% while the literacy rate of the urban regions is 82.59%. Ahmadabad is the capital of Gujarat, which possesses the highest rate of literate individuals across Gujarat.

Education System of Gujarat
The main aim of the education system of Gujarat is to educate each and every inhabitant of Gujarat. Like other states, the education system of Gujarat follows the 10+2 pattern of education. There are pre-primary, primary, secondary, higher-secondary and degree level education available in the state of Gujarat.

Primary Education in Gujarat
Today, Gujarat is developing as well as expanding its educational arena. It is determined to create a strong educational base and that’s why they have started to concentrate on primary education. Their mission is to provide primary education to every nook and corner of the state. It is the primary education that is the best time to provide proper education to students.

There are both public and private schools of primary education in Gujarat. State Government of Gujarat has also chipped in to provide quality education to the inhabitants of Gujarat. These schools are administered by GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board). Most of the private primary schools are affiliated either by CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) or CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

Name of the School Location/City Affiliation
Air Force School Jamnagar CBSE
Carmel High School Gandhinagar CBSE
Amar Jyoti Saraswati Vidyalaya Bhavnagar ICSE
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Amreli CBSE
Mahatma Gandhi International School Ahmedabad ICSE
Queens of Angels Convent High School Vadodara ICSE
Adarsh Primary School Ahmedabad GSHSEB
Shree Sharda Vidyamandir Ahmedabad GSHSEB

Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in Gujarat
There are both private and government administered secondary schools in Gujarat. GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board) is the primary educational body that administers the entire secondary education scenario of Gujarat. The private schools are chiefly affiliated by CBSE and CISCE. These schools are primarily English medium schools. However, the medium of the government schools is Gujarati.

Higher Education in Gujarat
The state of Gujarat is bestowed with great colleges and universities. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was ranked among the top 10 universities in India. There are both private and government universities. Apart from four agricultural universities, there are universities of IT, marine, chemicals research and many more. Higher education in Gujarat is growing at a very fast pace.

Professional Options available in Gujarat:
The various universities offer a wide range of professional courses that enable the students to shape up their career as soon as they complete the courses. The table below provides information regarding some of the professional courses that can be enrolled for.

Type of Course Name of College Courses Offered Eligibility
Post Graduate Diploma School of Commerce, Gujarat University Financial Markets and Insurance -
Graduation Gujarat National Law University B.A, L.L.B (hons.), B.COM, L.L.b (hons) and B.Sc, L.L.B (hons). -
Graduation Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology B.Arch The applicants should have 55% marks in their 10+2 examinations with Science background
B.E/B.Tech Ahmedabad Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering -