Bhavnagar University is a small university located in Bhavnagar city in the western province of Gujarat, India. Bhavnagar - a city where Mahatma Gandhi once studied - was the first princely state to merge with the Union of India at the time of independence in 1947. Bhavnagar University came into being in 1978. The university provides high quality of Teaching and Research Programs in Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law Faculties. The University has at present 20 Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes and Research Centres. Colleges affiliated to university belong to Medical, Dental, Homeopathy,Engineering etc. disciplines. Twelve Post Graduate Courses are run by some of the Colleges which are affiliated to Bhavnagar University.
Bhavnagar University is specifically known for its high quality Higher Degree Research activities. Research activities are carried out in the most relevant and high-profile areas as Nano-Technology, Marine Ecology, Intellectual Property Rights & its Management and Entrepreneurship etc. The following Centres for Excellence and Cells are actively engaged in research and consultancy services:
* Centre for Excellence in Nano-technology
* Ocean Science and Technology Cell for Western Coast
* Entrepreneurship Development Cell
* Industry Linkage Cell
* Corporate Services Academy
The university provides bachelors, masters and doctorate education in the following faculties.
* Rural Studies
Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar has 22 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar