Ahmedabad University (AU) was established in July 2009. It is promoted by Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), a Society established in 1935 which is one of the best education societies in western India. It is a self-financed, non-affiliating State Private University established under Section 3(1) of the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009.
University Grants Commission, vide its letter dated 28th July 2010 F.No. 8-13/2010(CPP-I/PU), has notified that Ahmedabad University, Navrangpura (Gujarat) has been established by an Act (No. 8 of 2009) of State Legislature of Gujarat as a State Private University and is empowered to award degree as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956.
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, The Government of India has registered Ahmedabad University as a Research Institute under its Research Programmes.
The current list on UGC’s website includes the name of Ahmedabad University under Section 2(f) and Section 3 of UGC Act. ( Please refer listing No. 99 on page No. 4 )
Letter from the Principal Secretary, Government of Gujarat.
The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs has Registered Ahmedabad University under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.
Global education at local costs
Ahmedabad University has taken up the challenge of raising the standard of higher education in various fields like Management, Humanities, Engineering, Life Sciences, Information Technology, Innovation etc. to global benchmarks. Ahmedabad University’s objective is to create institutions imparting high quality education in Ahmedabad so that larger number of students can take advantage of this education at much lower cost as compared to pursuing education in foreign universities. Additionally, Ahmedabad University has pursued network relationship with top grade national institutions like IIMA and IIT (G). It has also been engaged in tie-ups with some of the Schools/Centers which are part of leading universities like Cambridge, and Stanford. To facilitate global education, Ahmedabad University invites faculty from abroad taking courses at Ahmedabad University, sponsors its faculty to best institutions in India and abroad under faculty development program and plans to support highly qualified students to pursue higher education in the collaborating foreign university.
Balance of technical and social skills
Ahmedabad University promotes the balance of technical and social skills required to develop a well rounded professional to meet the global industrial standards and become responsible citizens. On one hand, Ahmedabad University students will be encouraged to conduct scientific research, think creatively and participate in the field research to identify grassroots level problems. Students will be provided facilities such as industrial labs/incubators to develop their ideas, lead them to innovations and sustainable products. On the other hand, Ahmedabad University students will be required to take courses in humanities, arts and social sciences, providing students with solid foundation in creative thinking and communication skills.
Emphasis on multidisciplinary education
Ahmedabad University offers multidisciplinary collaborative teaching and learning environment with consistent pedagogic exchange within Ahmedabad University’s facilities, within the Ahmedabad Education Cluster and also in tie up with foreign universities. Education at Ahmedabad University will be a four way interactive process among the students, industry, society and faculty. The course curriculum is updated regularly to meet the changing needs of the society and industry.