M S University of Baroda


The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, established in 1949 and named after Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the former ruler of Baroda, is one of the premier universities of India and the largest university in the Baroda city. It is popularly known as M.S.University (MSU). It is known throughout Asia for the Faculty of Arts & Fine Arts, for producing good engineers and managers and for research in the areas of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Biotechnology. Originally known as the Baroda College of Science (established 1881), it became a university in 1949 after the independence of the country. It is both a teaching and residential university in the sense that it offers all its courses under a single roof. It is the only university in Gujarat whose medium of instruction is English for all its courses. The university’s alumni include Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, IG Patel, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Chimanbhai Patel, the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, and
The cricketer Kiran More.

Sayajirao was born at Kavlana, 10th March 1863 as Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad, second son of Meherban Shrimant Kashirao Bhikajirao [Dada Sahib] Gaekwad. He was selected by the British Government as successor to Maharaja Malharrao Gaekwad and was accordingly adopted by Maharani Jamna Bai, on 27th May 1875. He ascended the gadi (throne) at Baroda, 16th June 1875 but being a minor reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 28th December 1881.
During his minority he was extensively tutored in administrative skills by Raja Sir T. Madhava Rao who groomed his young protege into being a ruler with foresight and with a will to provide welfare to his people. In this period Sir T. Madhava Rao restored the State to its normal conditions from the chaos in which it was left by the predecessor of Sayajirao. Not a little credit for what the Maharaja achieved during his life in every sphere of human activity must be given to F. A. H. Elliot. The learning which Sayajirao acquired under Mr. Eliot’s able guidance made him a great statesman, educator, and ruler. It is acknowledged that the Maharaja Sayajirao was a prince among the educators and an educator among the princes. He had to undergo such a heavy course of studies that it would have made many a student hate them. But it made him realize his shortcomings and strengthened his determination to acquire more knowledge.
Rule & Modernization
On assuming the reins of Government, some of his first tasks included education of his subjects, uplifting of the downtrodden, judicial, agricultural and social reforms, building a network of railways to connect areas of his dispersed territories. He played a key role in the development of Baroda’s textile industry. His educational and social reforms included, along others, ban on child marriage, legislation of divorce, removal of untouchability, spread of education, development of Sanskrit and ideological studies, religious education, encouragement of fine arts. Fully aware of the fact that he was a Maratha ruler of Gujarat, he identified himself with the people and developed their cosmopolitan attitude and progressive, reformist zeal. His rich library became the nucleus of today’s Central Library of Baroda with a network of libraries in all the towns and villages in his state. He was the first Indian Ruler to introduce, in 1906, compulsory and free primary education in his State, placing his territory far in advance of contemporary British India.

Heritage & Views
Though a prince of a native state, an admirer of the English people and in many respects of the English rule in India, he jealously guarded his rights and status even at the cost of annoyance to the British Indian Government. He was granted the title of Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, 29th December 1876. He attended the Delhi Durbars of 1877, 1903, 1911. It was at the 1911 Delhi Durbar that Sir Sayajirao did not bow to the King Emperor and this was considered disrespect to the throne by the British who almost derecognised him and he almost lost his throne. Sayajirao was often in conflict with the British on matters of principle and governance, having continuous and longstanding verbal and written disputes with the British Residents.
Public Works

Railways
It was during his reign that a large narrow gauge railway network was set up in Baroda State which even to this day is the largest narrow gauge railway network in the world with Dabhoi at its focal point. Sayajirao envisioned a water supply scheme for Baroda in 1892 at Ajwa which would supply drinking water to the people of Baroda by gravity. To this day a large portion of Vadodara City gets its drinking water from this source.
Parks & Universities
The large public park originally called Kamati Baug and now called Sayaji Baug were his gift to the City of Baroda. On the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee of accession to the throne, he set apart large funds out of his personal as well as the state funds for setting up a University in Baroda for the benefit of students from the rural areas of his state…… a task which was ultimately completed by his grandson Sir Pratapsinghrao Gaekwad who founded the Maharaja Sayajirao University and settled the trust as desired by his grandfather. This Trust known as Sir Sayajirao Diamond Jubilee and Memorial Trust exists today also and caters to the educational and other needs of the people of the former state of Baroda.

Early History of the Idea of a University in Baroda
The idea of establishing a University at Baroda had engaged the attention of the Government of the former State of Baroda and its educational advisers long before the question of regional universities and decentralisation, reorganisation and reconditioning of higher education to suit the cultural educational needs of particular areas had taken root in the country. The concept was first visualized by Dr. Jackson, when, as Principal of the Baroda College in the 1908, he advocated the establishment of a Science Institute at Baroda on an improved and independent basis. It was a consistent policy of the Government of Baroda to subject its educational system to periodical inquiries of a searching nature by educational experts of international fame, as a result of which the first Commission was appointed in 1909. The principal recommendation of that Commission was to expand the activities of the Baroda College by establishing additional chairs in new branches of knowledge. As a result of this policy of chalking out untrodden paths in higher education and thereby evolving a university atmosphere in Baroda, chairs of Comparative Region and Household Science were instituted. Prof. Widgery and Mrs. Strong were appointed to hold these chairs. In 1916, the educational policy of the State was again reviewed. As a part of this inquiry, one of the members of the Commission, Shri S.V.Mukerjea, prepared a minute of recommendations and in his note he definitely advocated the establishment of a University at Baroda. In 1919 the matter was brought to the forefront by the appointment of yet another Committee consisting of the late Principal Clarke, Prof. Widgery and Shri N. K. Dixit, the then Educational Commissioner of the State. The Committee drew up an elaborate report in favour of civic University at Baroda. Thereafter, Prof. P. Sheshadri of the Benares Hindu University was requested to lay out a scheme for a University at Baroda. Prof. Widgery also submitted a scheme for a State University on the lines of the smaller German Universities. During this period , Her Highness Shrimant Maharani Chimnabai Saheb, the Maharani Gaekwad of Baroda, offered a princely donation for running a Women’s University at Baroda. But as Sir Manubhai Mehta, the then Dewan of Baroda, pointed out in one of his speeches, “the time was not ripe then for idea to germinate.”

Faculties:

Faculty of Fine Arts:
The faculty of fine arts is one of the most well recognised and widely respected faculties all over the world, which has produced notable and world renowned artists. It is considered to tbe the crown jewel in the M.S University. It is ranked in top 3 arts faculties in the world.

Faculty of Performing Arts:
History:
Maharaja Sayajirao Rao Gakewad was also a patron of Indian Classical Music. Ustad Moula Bux founded the Academy of Indian Music under the patronage of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. This Academy later became the Music College and is now the Faculty of Performing Arts of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara. Apart from Ustad Moula Bux, Sayajirao’s Court boasted of great artistes like Ustad Inayat Khan and Ustad Faiyyaz Khan. It was during the reign of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad that the first all India Music Conference was held in 1914 in Baroda.
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda—a city only two hours by train from Ahmedabad—had started the first dance programme in India in 1950. Over the centuries there had been many alliances and marriages between Baroda’s kings and distant princesses. Dancers were often part of the dowry as dancers, poets and musicians were status symbols for the royal courts and maharajas had as many artists as they could afford. In 1880 the Maharani Laksmi Bai(Chimnabai I) of Tanjore was married to Baroda’s Maharaja Sayajirao III Gopalrao Gaekwad, an enlightened prince who after ascending the throne established the Baroda College as one of his first public acts. It was later absorbed into the university that bears his name. Chimnabai I was knowledgeable in Bharatanatyam and carnatic music, and brought a troupe with her, comprising two dancers, two nattuvanars (leaders of Bharatanatyam concerts), and two teachers (Khandwani 2002). Others followed later: nattuvanar Appaswamy and his dancer wife Kantimati, who had studied with Kannusamy and Vadively, two members of the Tanjore Quartet. After the death of Appaswamy in 1939, Kantimati and their son, Kubernath Tanjorkar, left Baroda to teach in Lucknow, and then worked in film in South India until Maharaja Pratap Singhrao Gaekwad called the Tanjorkar family back to Baroda in 1949, to teach in the Music Department in the Palace Kalavan which was later absorbed into the Maharaja Sayajirao University (Gaston 1996: 158-160).So what we have here is a tradition of very distinguished Bharatanatyam dancers and teachers, members of a family considered an offshoot of the Tanjore Quartet bani (stylistic schools; Gaston 1996: 159), already established in Gujarat by the time Mrinalini sets up her own academy. Yet there is a sense that what she did was not new.

Faculty of Arts:

The Faculty of Arts is famous for its educational procedure as well as its GUMBAZ (THE DOME), which is the second largest.
FACULTY OF ENGLISH: Departmental Library: The Department of English has a library of its own for use by its students and teachers. It is housed in a spacious room having facilities for reading and conference. It has a collection of around 1200 titles representing poetry, fiction and drama, literary criticism and theory, and works on individual authors and texts. The richest sections are on literary criticism and theory, and fiction. Prof. J Birjepatil, who was the Head of the Department of English for many years, has gifted to the Departmental library his entire collection of 860 books. The library has also been receiving gifts from the British Council, the USIS as well as from individuals including members of the teaching staff of this Department. The library has also borrowed some important books from the collection of Smt. Hansa Mehta library of the University for Use by its teachers and research scholars.

Faculty of Commerce:
The faculty of Commerce has four buildings named MAIN, UNIT, GIRLS, and PG building. It has the largest number of students in the whole university. It is the place also known for its fun, masti, fashion and real college enjoyment.

Faculty of Education and Psychology:

The Department of Psychology at the M. S. University of Baroda is one of the oldest and strongest departments in Western India. Since its inception the department has grown tremendously both in the sphere of teaching as well as research. This department is offering specialization in four areas – i.e. Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Industrial Psychology at under graduate and post graduate level. Post graduate students are provided with placement in different corporate and service sector organizations, community guidance centers, mental hospitals, general hospitals, schools, clinics and counseling centers for on-the-job experience to facilitate the practical utility of their theoretical knowledge and give them professional training along with the academic input and training in the department.
The department is associated with number of community outreach programs, such as in the university counseling centre – MARG meant for counseling of students. From time to time the department organizes workshops and seminars. The department has undertaken various functions of teaching as well as research and guidance. A separate guidance and counseling centre catering to the needs of student as well community is attached with the department. The department offers three part time post graduate diplomas namely (1) Human Resource Development (H.R.D.) and, (2) Clinical and Community Psychology (C.C.P.), Applied Hypnosis (C.A.H.). These courses were first of their kinds in the country at the time of launching.

Faculty of Family and Community Science:

Faculty of Family and Community Science is one of the best faculties of the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University. Mostly its a girls’ college but boys can also get admission. You can earn five majors in the Home Science faculty. 1) Foods and Nutrition 2) Human Development and Family Studies 3) Clothing and Textile 4) Home Management 5) Extension and Communication
You can do your B.Sc. (home) degree as well as Post Graduation M.Sc. in any of above major or you can also do your graduation with General Home Science which covers all five majors. The faculties are highly educated and experienced in their field. Majority of faculty have Doctorate Degree in their field. Students graduating from the home science are placed in various good industries.

Faculty of Management Studies:
Popularly known as FMS-Baroda, started offering two-year full time MBA course in 1984. Then, eventually, it also started offering three-year MBA Evening Programs for working executive. Current, intake of students for MBA regular program is 40. It offers specialization in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Information Systems. Its MBA program has been rated in India’s top 30 MBA program by Business India 2000 ranking. It has its own dedicated library and computer lab. It also offers Ph.D. in management for the research scholars. Current Dean of the faculty is Prof. (Dr.) G C Maheshwari. Prior to him, it was headed by Management Guru, Prof. Mayank Dholakiya for more than six years in a row. Prof. Mayank Dholakiya, was known as “Mr First”, as he stood first in B Com in his University, then he stood first in Finance stream at IIM-Ahmedabad and again all India first in AICWA exam. He died on July 14, 2006. Other full time faculty members are: Prof. (Dr.) Kiran M Joshi, Prof. (Dr.) Jayraj Jadeja, Dr. Surendra Sundararajan, Dr. Dalpat Sarupria and Dr. Sunita Sharma.

Faculty of Social Work:
Faculty of Social Work at the M.S. University of Baroda was instituted in the year 1949, on 15 March. This is the only institution having the status of the Faculty and third of its kind in the country.
Courses offered Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Master of Human Resource Management (M.H.R.M.), P.G. Diploma in I.R.P.M.; P.G. Diploma in Hunan Resource Management, P.G. Diploma in Health Management and Interventions; P.G. Diploma in Social Development and Organization Management; P.G. Diploma in Criminology and Correctional Management and Ph.D. in Social Work.
Awards and Scholarships: Post Metric Scholarships for SC, ST and SEBC students is available as per the government norms. Besides these Eklavya Awards for Excellence, Gold Medals for meritorious students and other awards are given to the students for their excellent performance in the examinations.
Other distinguished features
1. It Prepares students for a sophisticated professional career and a sound job in NGOs, G.O. and modern Industrial organizations and social sector.
2. It prepares to be effective, impressive, dynamic, smart person and professional with commitment.
3. Profound academic inputs by experienced staff and practice wisdom induction by field experts.
4. Most up to date infrastructure facilities to make MSW & MHRM education quite interesting and lively.
5. From the day ONE Class-room and field work inputs begin.
6. Effective placement services
7. One to one closed supervised education inputs.
8. off Campus Training
9. Practicum in nationally internationally known industries viz. IOC, GSFC, ABB, IPCL, Alembic etc.
10. Professional Training develops creative leadership and technical skills enabling young professional to face challenges of the new millennium.
11. The Curriculum for this programme is designed to prepare professional for holding managerial positions in HRM-HRD, NGOs, GOs, health, Sectors etc. training functions and enhance their effectiveness as trainers.

Faculty of Journalism and Communication:
It is an inside joke that the Masters in Communication Studies is what you get for spending your time under Bodhi Tree – just outside the Faculty of Journalism.

Faculty of Technology and Engineering:

The Faculty of Technology and Engineering of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda is one of the best engineering schools in the state of Gujarat. It is housed in Kala Bhavan, the building was supposed to be a temporary palace of the Maharaja of Baroda while his palace was being constructed. Hence is it located exactly opposite to the Laxmi Vilas Palace. The Maharaja donated the palace to open the school of engineering.
Founded by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda as the Kalabhavan Technical Institute in the year 1890 AD the Faculty of Technology and Engineering is also popularly recognised as Techo.
The Kala Bhavan started its activity in 1890 with the modest but novel objective of producing skilled artisans and apprentices by imparting instruction in local language in the following fields:
Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering,Drawing and Printing, Architecture and Photo engraving, Textile Chemistry including Dyeing, Bleaching, Sizing & Printing, oil and Soap making etc, With the assistance of German experts and foreign trained teacher under the able stewardship of Principal T. K. Gajjar. Other courses on Textile Technology (weaving), Furniture making and Fine Arts were started later. Principal C. H. Vora consolidated these pioneering efforts into a Polytechnic by starting a variety of Diploma and Certificate courses in the above major disciples, with the additional staff, laboratories and buildings. The Polytechnic status with steady development continued until 1949 when the Kalabhavan was converted into the Faculty of Technology and Engineering (with the establishment of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, following generous donation by the Gaekwads for the University and the New Building of the Institute). From this stage onwards, the Institute developed rapidly recognizing no bounds.
These hectic developments resulting in creation of 15 departments, a workshop, a library and several buildings were possible due to the financial support mainly from UGC and aided by UNDP, USAID and Government agencies and also due to the dedicated efforts by the Institute, Deans and Teachers. Faculty laboratories and departments received massive aid of $1,050,000 for development from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The aid was given to develop infrastructure facilities in the area of Fracture mechanics, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Turbojet propulsion and Microprocessor Applications. In 1986, Post Graduate courses on (i) Fracture Mechanics (ii) Irrigation Water Management (iii) Turbojet Propulsion and (iv) Microprocessor Applications were introduced.
Under USAID program, faculty received a massive grant of Rs. 4 crore from Water Resources Department and Narmada Department of Government of Gujarat for development of undergraduate and postgraduate program of Irrigation Water Management in March 1991. Constant efforts are made to update curriculum, improve teaching, enhance infrastructure and laboratory facilities, promote research and establish linkages with the Society and Industries and above all, emphasis on excellence.
Under the Quality Improvement Program of Department of Electronics – now called Ministry of Information Technology, Department of electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science received electronic equipments, computers and software worth Rs. 200 crores. This project was named as IMPACT project and was for the improvement of laboratory facilities for under graduate degree program. MIT later on partly supported the maintenance of equipments and computers under the sustainability support scheme.
Department of Science and Technology agreed to support to the tune of Rs. 112 lacs to the Pharmacy Department under the MISSION REACH. This project is called TIFAC CORE — Center of Relevance and Excellence. Under this project, Industrial Partnership is also expected. UGC, under the SAP Program granted DRS – Phase III and COSIST Program to Metallurgical Engineering Department and DRS – Phase I to Pharmacy Department. Pharmacy Department is also likely to become QIP center for M.Pharm. and Ph.D. under AICTE – QIP.
The reputed faculty members leave profound influence by their expertise at the major national & international conferences, seminars and refresher courses and help shape the future trends in technical education. That our Alumni have performed excellently in higher education and in challenging jobs in India and abroad (particularly USA) and have achieved higher key positions, bears testimony to the quality of education imparted. The Institute is always a preferred choice for a student to become and engineer and for the employer to grab its competent engineers for jobs. Thus, it has taken more than a century of dedicated efforts of a few pioneers and visionaries to raise the old KALA BHAVAN to the stature of a mighty technical institute in the forefront of technical education in the service of the nation.

Department of Chemical Engineering:
One Of the Best Chemical Engineering Department of India having very good discipline & reputation in corporate as well as in academics
The Chemical Engineering Department established in 1963, is the oldest as well as the most established department, in the state of Gujarat. It was started to meet the growing need for chemical engineers in Gujarat state, which embarked upon a phenomenal growth of the chemical and petrochemical industries since the sixties. The initial phase of the department was emphasized to meet the demand for chemical engineers in the state and development of the department was geared to train undergraduates in chemical engineering.
The main strength of the department is its experienced and dedicated faculty. The department has good combination of senior highly experienced as well as young energetic/enthusiastic faculty members with postgraduate qualifications. The department strives continuously to orient its academics to cater to the changing outlook of the profession.
It has had interaction with the industries and during the second phase of the growth of the department, two postgraduate courses namely M E (Petrochemical Engineering) and M E (Polymer Technology) were started in 1979 and 1981, respectively.
The Department boasts of a healthy industry institution with a large number of its post graduates working out their research projects in various industries. For research work, the department interacts with various industries: IPCL, GSFC, Deepak Nitrite Ltd., CSMRI, KRIBHCO, Lupin Laboratories, NCL, UOP, Cipla, ONGC, Birla Copper, Reliance, HTRI, Essar, IOC, BPCL, HPCL, TCS, INFOSYS, WIPRO, SATYAM COMP, L&T etc. The Department shares a good rapport with these industries. The department has also undertaken sponsored/collaborative research projects in process development, biotechnology, reaction engineering, modeling and simulation, particularly for polymerization reactors/processes, polymer synthesis and characterization, development of polymer composites and their modifications, etc.
The department has also conducted refresher/condensed courses in chemical engineering for many organizations around Baroda.
The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the department have won many awards and prizes at different national level competitions like paper presentation, technical quiz, problem solving, debates, public speaking, GD’s software development, etc. at institutions like IIT-Mumbai, Times of India, MSU Baroda, DDIT-Nadiad, NIT-Ahmedabad, SLIET-Bhatinda, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and other places.

Department of Architecture:
Here is the college provides the architecture course with the lowest fees structure in Asia having the Fantastic & Experienced Faculties to teach the students about the architecture. It’s a 5 year degree course with semester pattern with training in 7 sem. Arc. Uday Shelat is present HOD of architecture.

Faculty of Medicine:
Baroda Medical College.

Faculty of Science:
BCA Programme: – MSU BCA is a 3 year graduation programme that is focused on developing software professionals. In BCA students are trained for desktop applications as well as web applications on various platforms including Microsoft, Java and Open Source platforms. The programming languages taught include C, C++, JAVA, C#, VB, Prolog etc. The students are also trained to use web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, XML, JSP, ASP, AJAX etc. The BCA curriculum gives detailed coverage to Software Engineering, Computer networking, Database technologies, Mathematical skills, Distributed Computing, Computer graphics, Artificial intelligence, Communication skills and so on. BCA curriculum is continuously updated to incorporate latest technologies. Students are required to undertake a part time project of 3 months in 5th semester and a full time 4 months project in their final semester. Students are also involved in international projects with the universities like, The Penn State University (USA) and The East Carolina University.
Faculty of Law
In Gujarat, after GNLU, Maharaja sayajirao University started five years integrated law course, with a tremendous response in 2005. Faculty of Law was established in 1960s and now it is excellent knowledge of law to its students.

Department of Biochemistry:
The KG Naik Department of Biochemistry was established in 1955, under the Chemistry Department, and was headed by Dr. Ramakrishnan. The Department has a glorious history of being the Center for Nutritional Studies, and a long history of international publications and scientific collaborations. This department is recognized worldwide as one of the premier institutes of India and unarguably the best in Western India for education in the emerging field of Biochemistry. The MSU Department of Biochemistry was awarded an excellent status in 2006 by FIST a Government of India accreditation agency. The Department is well known for its teaching and now, is slowly emerging as a center of research as well. It imparts Masters Degree courses in Biochemistry & Medical Biotechnology & boasts of very good research facilities with a force of around 50+ Research students working round the clock. The Biochemistry Department offers courses in enzymology, genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience, plant biochemistry, endocrinology, clinical biochemistry among others. The Department is also conducting active research in many diverse areas like: Bacterial cooperation, polyketide synthase clusture, antibiotic resistance, Apoptosis, phosphate solubilization, nitrogen fixation,probiotics, heavy metal toxicity, Diabetes, Prostrate Cancer, Female Infertility, Endophytes, magnetoliposomes, protein folding, vitiligo etc.
The alumni of the department have traditionally opted for a PhD and a maximum number of them are doing active research in the best labs of the world, while many do go into the industry and start a professional career early.

Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre:
The Microbiology Department was started in 1964, and since 1985-86, it also offers the M.Sc. Biotechnology Course in addition to the master’s course in Microbiology. Biotechnology training programme was started with support from NBTB (DBT) and UGC and continues to be very popular, attracting programme among students from all over the country. The backbone of the department is the intellectual rigor provided by a dedicated faculty and students coming from all across the country. By the year 2003, the department had produced 90 PhD’s and a large number of research papers are regularly published in journals of international repute. The alumni of the department now occupy positions of great responsibility in different institutions in India and abroad. The department was funded under DST-FIST I program under which new equipments have been purchased and other infrastructure facilities are being strengthened. In the past department received support from UGC-DRS, UGC-DSA and COSIST programs. The Department has a strong base in Microbial technology and the main focus of the program is on Genetics, Molecular Biology, Industrial Microbiology, Immunology and other contemporary areas allied to Microbiology and Biotechnology. Basic training is given in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and some aspects of Biophysics, Biostatistics, and Environmental Biology. The broad areas of research in which the department is engaged Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Microbiology Bioprocess Engineering Immunology, Biophysics

The Department of Economics:
The Department of Economics in the Arts Faculty has given birth to some of the finest economists of the country like Dr. Ravindra Dholakia, Dr. Bakul Dholakia. Upon entering the Department there is the whole list of the PhD holders and most of them are at the top positions academically.
The Geography Department is the biggest department in Gujarat. It has all the facilities and has a museum too. The Department of Archaeology has some of the oldest historic objects and has a large museum.

University Library (Shrimati Hansa Maheta Library):
The University Library Shrimati Hansa Maheta Libraryof M S University of Baroda was established on May1, 1950. At the time of establishment of the M. S. University of Baroda, a collection of 25,000 books belonging to the two State Libraries (Huzur Political Office and Secretariat Library) was handed over to the University Library. There were several colleges in Baroda – Baroda College (for Arts), Science Institute, Commerce College, and Secondary Teacher’s Training College etc. These colleges had libraries of their own. These libraries continued to remain as Faculty Libraries and were administered independently. Thus t he University Library System was established on 1-5-1950, which was housed in the central block of Old Residency Office Building.
Present Status of Library Holding is as following
1. Smt. Hansa Mehta Library: 4, 56,033
2. Sir Sayajirao Memorial Trust (SSMT) Library: 4, 56,033 Combine with H M Library 3. Prof. T. K. Gajjar Library, Faculty of Technology & Engineering.: 1, 12,670
4. Polytechnic Library, Polytechnic College: 41,170
5. Faculty of Fine Arts Library: 11,195
6. Faculty of Management Studies Library. : 5,514
7. M K Amin Arts & Science College and College of Commerce, Padra Library. : 14,750
8. Faculty of Performing Arts Library. : 13,077
9. Faculty of Social Work Library: 13,499
10. Center for Advance Studies in Education (C. A. S. E.) Library: 18,959 11. Oriental Institute Library : 49,347
12. Water Resources Engineering & Management Institute’s (WREMI) Library: 1,983 13. Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya Library: 5,244
14. Department of Biochemistry Library (Faculty of Science): 789 15. Faculty of Law Library: 7,305
The Library is having SOUL Software made by INFLIBNET, Records Cab be browsed online through Web OPAC

Some of the Respectable Alumni:
• Dr. B. R. Ambedkar,
• Sam Pitroda
• Dr. Bakul Dholakia, Director, IIM Ahmedabad( 2002 – 2007 )
• Mukul Agarwal, MD, Unisys-India
• Rajiv C Mody, Founder Chairman and CEO, Sasken
• Dr. Madhu Mehta, Chief Architect, NirmaLabs
• Dr. Sunil Antani Ex- Vice Chairman, MBNA
• Dr. Anant Agarwal, Founder VP, Sun Microsystems
• Hiten Varia, VP, I2 Technology
• Niru Mehta, Vice Chairman & MD, Avaya GlobalConnect Ltd & MD & VP, Avaya India
• Ajay Shah, President & CEO, SMART Modular Technologies & Managing Partner, Shah Capital Partners
• Amit Shah, V.C., Artiman Ventures
• Vijay P. Bhatkar, Architect of PARAM Supercomputers
• Chinmaya Gharekhan, United Nations Under-Secretary General
• Nagji Patel, World renowned sculptor.
• Vandan S. Naik
• Dhruva Mistry ( world renowned sculptor and artist – known to be the one of the most prominent Contemporary Artist)
• Dr. Divyesh Mehta, Chief Oncology, University of Illinois, Chicago
• H K Desai, Chairman, Qlogic (Nasdaq:QLGC)
• Hargovind Mewada, The Architect of Gandhinagar (Capital city of Gujarat State)
• Shri Amarsinh Chaudhari, Ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat
• Dr. S. K. Khanna, Ex-Chairman AICTE, Ex- Secretary UGC

Website:
http://www.msubaroda.ac.in/
Contact:

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Vice Chancellor
Prof. Ramesh K Goyal
Phone: +91-265-2795600
Fax : +91-265-2793693
Email : goyalrk@msubaroda.ac.in
Pro Vice Chancellor
Prof. S. M. Joshi
Phone : +91-265-2784662
Fax : +91-265-2793693
Email : pvc@msubaroda.ac.in, sri_smj@yahoo.com
FACULTY OF ARTS
Dean
Prof. R. J. Shah
(O) 2780484/2795340
(R) 2645513
(M) 9904464949
E-Mail: r.j.shah@sify.com
Vice Dean
Prof. P.S Choondawat
(O) 2795340
(R) 2712871
(M) 9427836314
E-Mail: choondawatps@rediffmail.com
FACULTY OF COMMERCE
Dean
Prof. S. K. Singh
(O) 2780014
(R) 2782853
FACULTY OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY
Dean
Prof. S. Kumar
(O) 2792631
(R) 6595561
E-Mail: satyen1949@yahoo.com
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
Dean
Prof. Deepak Kannal
(O) 2795520
(M) 9427301001
E-Mail : deepakkannal@yahoo.co.in
FACULTY OF FAMILY & COMMUNITY SCIENCES
Dean
Prof. Prerana Mohite
(O) 2795522 Ext. 21 (R) 3018778
(M) 9825096747
FACULTY OF JOURNALISM & COMMUNICATION
Dean
Prof. S. K. Tewari

(O) 2786529 (R) 2787024
FACULTY OF LAW
Dean
Dr. Maswood Syed
(O) 2795503
(R) 2788374
(M) 9825576713
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES Dean
Prof. G.C. Maheshwari
(O) 2791179/2784934 (R) 2795315
(M) 9825459279
E-Mail : gcmaheshwari2004@yahoo.com
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Dean
Dr. S. C. Hotchandani
(O) 2424848 (R) 5531473 (M) 9825321811

Dean, Medical College
Dr. K. J. Pathak
(O) 2421594 (R) 2326993/2311521
FACULTY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Dean
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Champaklal
(O) 2410194 (R) 2572683 (M) 9374234574
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Dean
Prof. A.V. Ramchandran
(O) 2780455/2795329 Ext. 301 (R) 2791898

FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
Dean
Prof. Aruna Khasgiwala
(O) 2791411 (R) 2310623 (M) 9426894580 E-Mail: fswmsub@rediff.com

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Dean
Prof. B. S. Parekh
(O) 2434188 Ext. 101 (R) 2433212
(M) 9426760530

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Vice Dean
Prof. S.S. Bhattacharya
(O) 2434188 (R) 2371293
(M) 9898810395

Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
Principal
Shri Yogesh B. Oza
(O) 2795511 (R) 2567337

M. K. Amin Arts & Science College & College of Commerce , Padra
Principal
Shri G. S. Patel
(O) 222997/222297
(R) 2781390
POLYTECHNIC
Principal
Shri K.S. Agrawal
(O) 2783914/2783915 (R) 2330124/6590981 (M) 9879110587
E-Mail: ksa1515@yahoo.com
ORIENTAL INSTITUTE
Director
Prof. (Dr.) M.L. Wadekar
(O) 2425121 (R) 2431035 (M) 9427347645 E-Mail: mlwadekar@hotmail.com
Dy. Director
Dr. S.Y.Wakankar
(O) 2425121 (R) 2351189
E-Mail: syw16@rediffmail.com
A.I.C.S TRAINING CENTRE
Hon. Director
Prof. A.V. Ramachandran
(O) 2795517 (R) 2791898
Hon. Dy. Director
Prof. N. Rajaram
(O) 2795517 (R) 2794339
E-Mail: msurajaram@gmail.com

CENTRE FOR CONTINUING/ADULT EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Director
Dr. J.A. Inamdar
(O) 2795510 (R) 2794017 (M) 9825436921
COMPUTER CENTRE
Hon. Director
Dr. Dhanesh Patel
(O) 2795518 (R) 2333444 (M) 9879335246
UNIVERSITY GUEST HOUSE:
Supervisor (I/c.)
Shri Jayprakash Soni
(CB) 2788687 (M) 9825953666
GENERAL EDUCATION CENTRE (PROF. C.C. MEHTA AUDITORIUM) Advisor
Shri Harish Vyas
(O) 2795530 (R) 2481090 (M) 9824334680
HALLS OF RESIDENCE
Chief Warden(Offg.)
Dr. D.P. Bharambe
(O) 2795508/2794483 (R) 2792839
(M) 9426724359
HEALTH CENTRE
Medical Officer(I/c.)
Dr. K. N. Singlot
(O) 2791616 (M) 9426392888 (R) 2660073
Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
University Librarian (I/c.)
Ms. Jyoti A. Bhatt
(O) 2795338 (R) 2466402
E-Mail: bhattjyoti@indiatimes.com
Sir Sayajirao Memorial Trust Library Dy. Librarian cum Coordinator
Mrs. Varsha J. Mutalik
(O) 2795504 (R) 2782177
E-Mail: nassicmsu@yahoo.co.in
Prof. T. K. Gajjar Library
Asst. Librarian
Smt. Ila M. Maharaja
(O) 2439318/2434186 (R) 2351019
E-Mail: ilamaharaja@indiatimes.com
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME AND STUDENTS WELFARE DEPARTMENT Program Coordinator N.S.S. (I/c.)
Dr. M.N. Parmar
(O) 2791551 (R) 2480881 (M) 9824064291

NATIONAL CADET CORPS
Group commander

(O) 2787364 (R) 6533481
NCC Group Head Quarters
(O) 6533483
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Director
Shri Parsottam B. Thumar
(O) 2791745 (R) 2795384
PRESS & STATIONERY UNIT
Manager
Shri P.N. Srivastava
(O) 2433072/2436212 (M) 9825222304
(R) 2773258
E-Mail : pnsrivastava@sancharnet.in
Dy. Manager
Shri S. M. Pattni
(O) 2433072 (R) 2323703

PUBLICATIONS SALES UNIT / JOURNAL OFFICE
Coordinator
Dr. Nikhil Desai
(O) 2795517 (R) 3095294/2355602
WOMENS STUDIES RESEARCH CENTRE
Hon. Director (I/c.)
Dr. Parul Dave Mukherjee
(O) 2792106 (R) 2351323
M. S. UNIVERSITY UNION
President
Dr. P. M. Shah
(O) 2791534 (R) 2334732
Vice – President
Ms. Hiralba Saravaiya
General Secretary
Shri Rupesh Prajapati
Treasurer
Dr. D. G. Rathod
(O) 2791534 (M) 9825592426 (R) 6536890 E-Mail: drdgrathod@yahoo.com

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  2. anita

    respected sir/madam ; m very pleased with the faculty of technology and engineering .and i think this the 1 of d finest faculty of our university. it has less no. of students but it’s 2 good for d same.the students which cum out of the faculty after graduation ……tje cream students hav d knowledge of d particul thing .m 4m commerce faculty n student of t y b. com n f r of the faculty .wright now m doing research on faculty of techo so i found dat this is 1 of the finest faculty of other faculty.in our faculty no semister type of exams r take but this 4 d students becoz its helps d students 4 their better ment of their future. thanking you(ANITA SONONE)

  3. tedros

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am from Eritrea.My name is tedros asfaha.
    I am a graduate of Textile technology.I got my DIPLOMA from Bahir Dar poly technic institute.After completing my DIPLOMAI am interested to study DEGREE PROGRAM in USA,Canada,Germany,Australia,and Netherland.I am from Poor families, so finantially I couldn’thelp my self. I need 100%scholarship.Could you please help me how can I get scholaship to make my dream become true.I hope positve responce from you. And i like to hear your answer soon through my e -mail
    Thank you a lot.

  4. Dinesh Sharma

    i need the eligiblity & criteria for the addmission for the graduation in architecture in MS University Vadodara.will the student of commerce background would get the addmission in it?

    • Rahul Sonar

      Faculty of Technology and Engi
      Kala Bhavan, Raopura
      Baroda 390001
      Phone No : 0265-2433824

      However, I am not sure about his name. They do not update their site regularly.

  5. Deepak R. Bhatt

    I am a 1965 graduate of Faculty of Engineering and Technology and currently living in Houston, Texas, USA.

    I am very impressed by how much MSU has progressed beyond my time. I was also very surprised by how much advanced thinking (free compulsory education, promotion of Fine arts and Performing arts, Kalabhavan, etc)the ruling Gaekwad family had during 1900-1930.

    Very many thanks for compiling all the information. It is an excellent job.

    Unfortunately, because of Swine flue threat, MSU Diamond Jubilee Celebartion did not occur at BWI in 2009. But I wish it happens again in short future.

    My only wish that worldwide MSU alumni payback its dues for getting oustanding education very cheap, almost free or completely free.

    • BP SHAH

      YES, WE ARE INTERESTED IF LARGE ENOUGH ALUMNI EXPRESS A COMMITTMENT.

      IF ANY OF YOU OR OTHER ALUMNI ARE VISITING BARODA COMING UTTARAYAN, LET US GET TOGETHER.

      I CAN BE REACHED AT BAroda after december 10 on 0265-234-34-44.

      -bp shah, president
      alumni of baroda university dc chapter
      msu class of 1956

    • B.P. SHAH

      DEEPAKBHAI:

      YOU SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE HAVING DISAPPOINTED, BESIDES ALL THOSE WHO REGISTERED AND WANTED TO COME TO WASHINGTON DC.

      PAST DEC 2009, JAN AND FEB UNTIL MARCH 10, 2010, I WAS AT BARODA. I ATTEMPTED TO GET FEW OF THE MSU ALUMNI TOGETHER. YOU KNOW WHAT? NO ONE SEEMS TO BE INTERESTED! EVERYBODY IS BUSY IN THEIR OWN AFFAIRS.

      I SUGGESTED AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE NEWSPAPERS TO SEE IF AN INTEREST CAN BE GUAGED FROM A WIDER COMMUNITY. I THOUGHT LOCALS CAN DO BETTER. BUT I AM SO DISAPPOINTED AT NO RESPONSE TO MY PROPOSAL FROM THE OTHER TWO WHO WRITE FREQUENTLY ON THE MSU ALUMNI WEBSITE.

      I PLAN TO GO TO BARODA COMING WINTER. IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW ARE PLANNING FOR THE SAME, WRITE TO ME AT SHAHBP@GMAIL.COM OR CALL ME AFTER DEC 10 ON
      0265-234-3444. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AT BARODA. – BP SHAH WASHINGTON DC

  6. B.P. SHAH, WASHINGTON DC

    THIS IS VERY USEFUL INFORMATION.

    THE VC AND THE UNIVERSITY ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER ON THE WORLDWIDEWEB.

    WE AT WASHINGTON DC AND ELSEWHERE IN THE USA AND IN THE UK UNDER PROF. B. C. PAREKH HAVE DONE TREMENDOUS WORK FOR THE UNIVERSITY, BUT NOT ENOUGH THAT WE SHOULD HAVE. YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME.

  7. dinesh sharma

    i need all the information like the form release timing & date as well as the fee structure of the medical & non-medical cources of baroda medical college,ms university, vadodara.

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