Dr. Pankaj Joshi

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I feel delighted to welcome you to CHARUSAT (Charotar University of Science and Technology).

CHARUSAT has been conceived by a not for profit premier education trust of India, Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal – having a social lineage of more than 125 years.

Presently, CHARUSAT is a conglomerate of 6 Faculties and 9 Institutes with 4 Centres, more than 72 recognized professional programs ranging from undergraduate to Doctoral (Ph D) level, with a serene location in the lap of nature, and Environ that fosters learning. It provides its more than 7500 students with a range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities leading to Holistic Development.

Quite uniquely, CHARUSAT offers curricula – corresponding with the industry needs and practices, connected to professions addressing contemporary issues, developed on commitments to interdisciplinary inquiry, research endeavors, practical applications, and social responsibility. Academic System at CHARUSAT ensures that values such as the pursuit of excellence in teaching are as important as scholarship and research. Hence, Industrial Visits, Study Tours, Interactive IT enabled Teaching Practices, Project / Case / Task Based Learning, Blended Learning, and Expert Lectures form an integral part of pedagogy at CHARUSAT. Finally, CHARUSAT strives to prepare students for diverse and interdependent global competitive world and assignments.

Co-curricular activities, collaborations with industry and academia of National and International importance, resultant internships, projects and opportunities to conduct research with faculty allow students to craft unique and personalized educational experiences.

At CHARUSAT, creativity is manifested to its fullest, and research and innovation get an utmost importance. For example, students of Mechanical Engineering from CHARUSAT secured the 1st Position in Asia’s Largest Solar Event – ISIE – Electric Solar Vehicle Championship 2015 including the Best Endurance, Best Autocross, and Best Design Awards at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana from 17th March 2015 to 19th March 2015. In 2014, the students of Engineering also secured 3rd Best Car Award, 1st Rank in Endurance Test, and Go Green Award – a special Award by IPCEL, Chennai at SAE Supra all India Event held at Chennai.

Thrust, at CHARUSAT, is on Research and Development. In addition to the establishment of an R&D Centre and Space Research and Technology Centre, CHARUSAT has completed or has on-hand research and consultancy projects of more than Rs. 12 crores from funding agencies like DST/DBT, GUJCOST, UGC, DAE, CSIR etc. Faculty Members and Students have filed 18 patents. Within six years of launching the Ph.D. program, we produced 79 Ph.Ds, the first being in 2013-14, and also, currently more than 285 Research Scholars are pursuing their Ph. Ds here. Importantly, CHARUSAT is the only University to have started Ph. D. programme in Nursing.

Mapping its plan for growth and development, CHARUSAT has charted a Road Map. Initially, it aims to be amongst top 20 universities at National Level by exploring new horizons and frontiers of Knowledge, Research and Innovations. In the long run, CHARUSAT fosters an aspiration of being a World Class University. CHARUSAT wishes to achieve this through hybrid culture; one that represents the serenity of the oldest places of learning like Takshashila and Nalanda, and the scholarship of the centres like Harvard and Stanford. In fact, we aspire that one day CHARUSAT will produce a Nobel Laureate.

We welcome you to this website and encourage you to explore the same to learn more about academic programs and institutes, research and extension activities, distinguished faculty, students and their activities, and achievements and the supportive CHARUSAT community.

You are also cordially invited to visit the Campus.

Dr. Pankaj Joshi