The Saurashtra University, established in 1967, is one of the largest universities of Gujarat state in India. It has very vast campus admeasuring 360 acres. It covers six districts of Saurashtra region. It has been Re-Accredited Grade B by NAAC (CGPA 2.93).
Saurashtra University is located at 22.29 North Latitudes, 70.74 East Longitude and the height above MSL is 126.7m. It is connected by Train-route, Air route and Road-route with all the main cities of India.
Saurashtra University is having 28 regular departments including self finance P. G. Department on campus and 318 affiliated colleges offering courses in Medical, Pharmacy, Law, Basic Science, Commerce, Management, Humanities, Arts, Music, Religion and Indian Culture. The researchers have made immense contribution to the body of knowledge and added into the fame of university throughout the world.
The University is providing Central library facility with more than 1, 67,000 books and inflibnet facilities.
Saurashtra University has established strong links to interact with industries, to provide career counseling to students, to provide facilities to international students, to support economically poor but talented students while their studies and to check regularly the performance of the internal administration system.
The motto of Saurashtra University is “Let Our Learning be Pious and Benevolent.”
Saurashtra University is having on campus facilities like Internet connectivity, complete infrastructure for all research activities, Transit house for International students, 28 departments, Career Counseling and Development Center, Center for Women's studies, Bank, Post-Office, Canteen, playground, Gymnasium, Professors' quarters, Quarters for administrative staff, Vice Chancellor's Bungalow, Registrar's Bungalow, Pro-Vice Chancellor's Bungalow, a check dam, Art gallery, Hostels for boys and girls, Guest house, Ayurvedic medicinal plant garden, Radio station for Gyanvani, IGNOU’s Sub Regional center and it's Study Centre, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Open university Regional center and it's Study Centre, Roads build of cement concrete etc...
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is AICTE, PCI New Delhi & UGC SAP approved first exclusive PG Department in entire Saurashtra region established in October 2006 which has a place of pride amongst the departments affiliated to Saurashtra University. It is the first PG Department for learning and research in pharmacy located in Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat state. It offers MPM (Integrated B. Pharm and Management), M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Quality Assurance & Drug regulatory Affairs with 18 seats in each branch approved by AICTE/PCI. The Department also offers Post Graduate Diploma Course in Clinical Research (PGDCR) and Certificate Course in Dialysis Techniques (CCDT) which is financially supported by Gujarat Government and UGC. The department also offers PhD in Pharmacy.
Following Instrumental facility has made this Department an excellent research centre in entire Saurashtra, kutchh as well as in Gujarat.
LC-MS/MS, HPTLC, HPLC, AAS, DSC, FTIR, PSA, PCR, Gel doc, High Speed Homogenizer, Ultra Centrifuge, Lyophilizer, Spray Drier, Stability Chamber, Steriotaxic apparatus, Biopac system, Inverted and Upright microscope with fluorescence, and many more.
Department has CPCSEA Approved Animal House facility along with DCGI Approved Human ethics committee for BA/BE studies in humans.
Department also has Dhanvantri Medicinal plant garden developed as Nakshtra Vatika and Grah Vatika.
Department has strenghten its research activity via collaborations and MoUs with University of New Mexico- USA, IIIM - Jammu, Ban Labs - Rajkot, Torrent Research Centre - Gandhinagar, Lincoln Pharmaceutical Ltd. - Ahmedabad, CSMCRI - Bhavnagar, etc.