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Department of Gujarati


Department of Gujarati

Gujarati Department is an Integral Section of The Gujarat University. It was started-established in the year 1954. This department –section was known as ‘Gujarati Language and Literature’ in the beginning when it was started. Then after gradually other languages were included and introduced. Hence it was named and known as The School of Languages.

Shree Umashankar Joshi was the first pioneer and head of Gujarati section-department. He was a celebrated well known poet and a critic. He was also awarded ‘Gyanpith Award’ for his Gujarati Poems. He was also honoured by ‘Ranjitram Gold Medal’. He was also the vice-chancellor of The Gujarat University.Dr. Prabodh Pandit was a famous-known scholar of linguistic science. He was honoured in the year 1967 by Sahitya Academy Award of Delhi and he had also received Ranjitram Chandrak- award in the year 1973. Pro. Anantrai Raval was a celebrated critic, professor and editor. He was given Ranjitram medal. He was also honoured by Sahitya Academy Award, Delhi in
the year 1974.

Dr. Ramanlal Joshi was the critic and editor of Gujarati literature. He was once the president/chairman of The Gujarat Sahitya Academy. He was honoured by Sahitya Academy Award Delhi in the year 1984.He was the Director of College Develpment Council in Gujarat University and was appointed-selected as an Emeritus Professor of/by U.G.C. in the year 1988. He had achieved the status/degree of Emeritus Professor.

Department of Gujarati
Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad – 380 009.


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