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Uka Tarsadia University: Creating more Leaders than Followers

Author : HER Team

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Dr. Dinesh R. Shah, Founder Provost Uka Tarsadia University

A land that witnessed the historical movement 'Bardoli Satyagraha' in 1928, led by India's Iron Man, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bardoli is a city located 35 km away from the Surat District. This city holds a great legacy in terms of taking initiatives for the betterment of the society and carrying forward this heritage Bardoli Pradesh Kelawani Mandal (BPKM) came into existence in 1960. "The journey was started with a goal of imparting higher education opportunities in and around the rural and tribal areas of Bardoli by the establishment of Gopal Vidyanagar Campus (GVC) under BPKM. The number of institutes and programs kept adding year after year and this led to the transformation of GVC into Uka Tarsadia University (UTU) in October 2011," elaborates Dr. Dinesh R. Shah, Founder Provost, UTU.

Regarded as one of the fastest thriving university in Gujarat with student strength of more than 11000, UTU is growing by leaps and bounds standing strongly by its objective of serving the society by creation, augmentation, dissemination, and perpetuation of knowledge through the highest level of learning and research. The University has seven faculties in the campus which offers 80 different UG, PG, and Ph.D. programmes that are classified into 19 Constituent Institutes and Departments. From Engineering and Technology, Computer Science to Medical and Paramedical Sciences, UTU have tried to cover almost all the domains, which are most demandable among the student community with optimum options of courses.

From Engineering and Technology, Computer Science to Medical and Paramedical Sciences, UTU have tried to cover almost all the domains, which are most demandable among the student community



Shri Kirit Patel, Vice-President, UTU, opines, "Our students are rendered a congenial and conducive academic atmosphere to study. The campus is designed in a manner which takes care of the detailed needs of the learners and ultimately makes their tenure at the University a fruitful one". The University management has laid sizeable emphasis on including adequate infrastructure and learning resources in the form of well-furnished classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, computer lab with latest configuration systems, modernized library, comfortable hostels and so on.

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