The Gujarat Vidyapeeth established in the year 1920 is an institute of historical importance because it was built by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1920. Gandhiji was against the system of education introduced in India during the time of Lord Macaulay when India was under the control of the British, and therefore founded the Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad as his sign of protest.
Over the years, the Gujarat Vidyapeeth has grown in size and reputation and it was in the year 1963 that the government of India decided to confer the title of a deemed university to the Vidyapeeth. Besides Mahatma Gandhi, prominent Indian nationalists like Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were also associated with the institute.
|Name of Institute||Gujarat Vidyapeeth|
|Type of Institute||Deemed University|
|Establishment Date||18th October, 1920|
|Courses Offered||B.Sc, B.Ed, M.Sc, MP.Ed, M.Ed, MA, MSW, MCA, MRM, M.Phil, Ph.D|
|Departments / Branches||Physical Education, Home Science, Rural Economics, Gandhian Philosophy, Rural Management, Human Resource Management, Microbiology, Hindi, History, Population & Adult Education, Archival Science, Library & Information Science, Computer Hardware, Computer Applications|
|Eligibility Criteria||Admission to undergraduate courses of study demand successful completion of 10+2 examinations. Admission to master’s degree requires successful completion of graduation in the subject applied for. Admission to research programs requires successful completion of the master’s degree.|