CHARUSAT at a Glance

Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) has been conceived by Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal to make Charotar – the Land of Sardar Patel the Global Education Hub. Kelavani Mandal is a premier education trust of India. It has an ancestry of social service of more than 125 years old social organization.

CHARUSAT has been established under Gujarat Private University Act No. 8 of 2009. It is empowered to confer degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act 1956. It is the first State University getting “A” Grade in Gujarat in the first cycle by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, NAAC, Bangalore.

Presently, CHARUSAT offers 72 programs from Undergraduate to Doctoral (Ph D) under the tutelage of 9 Institutes, 6 Faculties, 4 Major Centres / Cells, employee strength of 550, student strength of 7500 and a Capital Outlay of INR 150 Crores. The programs are offered in the allied disciplines of Technology & Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Applications, Management Studies, Applied Sciences, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and other Paramedical Sciences.

All programs are semester based and are delivered in English Medium. Credit and Grading Systems are followed for Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. Curriculum and Pedagogy correspond with societal needs. Industrial Visits, Study Tours, Interactive IT enabled Teaching Practice, Project / Case / Task Based Learning, Blended Learning, and Expert Lectures form an integral part of innovative pedagogy at CHARUSAT.

The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel believed, “Education without character is futile”. CHARUSAT proudly follows this spirit. It also follows founding High Moral Values like Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Fairness, Equity, and Accountability.

As a University, CHARUSAT intends not just to hand a map to those willing to follow it, but to inculcate leadership and restlessness into a new generation. Therefore, the thrust, at CHARUSAT, is on socially relevant Innovations and Research. For the purpose, Dr. K C Patel Research and Development Centre has also been established on the Campus. The Centre was established in 2006 when, in the Education Scenario of Gujarat, Research was not so sung a buzz word. Uniquely, CHARUSAT has also established a Space Technology Centre to initiate and foster research in Space Technology. It has been working on projects with ISRO, IPR, DRDO - DRDE, BEL and other national organizations.

To further accelerate interdisciplinary research activities at CHARUSAT, various initiatives have been taken. As a result, 20 Patents have been filed and / or held by the students and faculty members of CHARUSAT. To facilitate and encourage faculty members and students for applied research, sophisticated Research and Testing Labs have also been established. Distinctively, CHARUSAT has also initiated Post Doctoral Fellowships, Best Research Paper Award, Patent and Intellectual Property Policy, Collaborations, and Endowment Chairs.

Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Centre (EDIC) has also been established to address the challenges and to explore the opportunities that young aspirants can explore. At CHARUSAT, efforts are also made for education amelioration in rural schools through a Rural Education Development Program. There also exists Pri. B I Patel Human Resource Development Centre to hone competencies of Faculty and Staff.

Finally, CHARUSAT fosters an aspiration of being a World Class University. It strives, initially, to be in the league of Top 20 Universities at National Level. CHARUSAT wishes to achieve it through hybrid culture: A culture that represents the serenity of the oldest places of learning like Takshashila and Nalanda and the scholarship of the centres like Harvard and Stanford.