Dr. PANKAJ Joshi

From the Desk of the Provost

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

CHARUSAT has been conceived by Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal - a not for profit premier education trust of India having a social lineage of more than 120 years. CHARUSAT has been established by promulgation of Gujarat State Private University Act, 2009. It is empowered to confer degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956.

Conglomerate of 6 Faculties and 7 Institutes with 3 Centres, more than 62 recognized professional programs ranging from UG to Ph D, distinguished Faculty and a Location and Environ that foster learning, CHARUSAT provides its more than 6500 students, with a breadth of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities leading to Holistic Development.

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 academics value the pursuit of excellence in teaching as much as in scholarship and research. Hence, Industrial Visits, Study Tours, Interactive IT enabled Teaching Practice, 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 has been manifested to its fullest. Recently, students of Mechanical Engineering from CHARUSAT have 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. Last year too, the students of Mechanical Engineering 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 Technology Centre, CHARUSAT has completed or has on-hand research and consultancy projects of more than Rs.10 crores from funding agencies like DST/DBT, GUJCOST, UGC, DAE, CSIR etc. Faculty Members and Students of CHARUSAT have filed 18 patents. Within six years of launching the Ph.D. program, CHARUSAT has produced 12 Ph.Ds, the first being in 2013-14. In addition, presently, 247 Research Scholars are pursuing their Ph D from CHARUSAT. CHARUSAT is the only University to have started Ph.D programme in Nursing. University has also created Post- doctorate fellowships.

Mapping its plan for growth and development, CHARUSAT has charted Road Map. Initially, it aims to be amongst top 50 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 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. It is also aspired that one day CHARUSAT will produce a Nobel Laureate.

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