Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

Department of Linguistics


Department of Linguistics

The department of Ling;uistics was established was established in 1961
under the headship of Dr.Prabodh Pandit, a renowned scholar of Linguistics. He was their upto 1964. Dr. H.C. Bhayani took the charge of the department and Dr.Yogendra Vyas joined the department in 1969 as Lecturer. Dr.Bhayani headed the department till 1974 and Dr. Yogendra Vyas took over. The department again became single faculty department till 1980, when Dr.Arvind Bhandari joined as Lecturer and Dr.Nilotpala Gandhi as lecturer in 1990. Dr.Vyas retired in 2002. During these years the Department was in full swing and undertook good project and the faculty brought out good number of books and research papers which
were awarded by different institutions. The department also worked on projects of Textbook research Board in preparing basic vocabulary on primary level and also worked on dialects of Gujarati and Gujarati Grammar. Dr.Vyas wrote books on Gujarati Grammar, Dialectology, Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching Methodology. Dr.Bhandari wrote books on Gujarati Grammar and Dr.Gandhi brought out her thesis on Sanskrit Syntax. During this period the department has focused on bringing knowledge of various fields of Linguistics in Gujarati and also provided with descriptions on Gujarati language. The Department also provided valuable services to Gujarat Text-book writing, training to Primary Teachers in language teaching.

Department of Linguistics
Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad – 380 009.


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