To create greater opportunities for girl students in order to prepare them to be effective leaders.
2. A Brief History of the University
The V.V.John Committee was appointed by Government of Gujarat in April; 1973 to review the status of higher education and establish new universities.Following the recommendations of the committee, the North Gujarat University has been established by North Gujarat University Ordinance (Gujarat Ordinance No.5 of 1986, dated 17-05-1986).The Ordinance was later converted into an Act, passed by Gujarat Legislative Assembly on 29-08-1986 as North Gujarat University Act (No.22 of 1986, dated 10-09-1986).This University has now been renamed as Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (by Gujarat Act No.2 of 2003 dated 01-03-2003), to honour the great philosopher, thinker and Jain acharya Hemchandracharya Suri, who made valuable contribution to the studies in grammar, literature, religion and philosophy.
The jurisdiction of the University covers five districts Viz., Patan, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Aravalli and caters to cultural and educational needs of this region
There are 17 post graduate departments, two constituent colleges, and 07 centers on campus.Number of affiliated colleges has increased to more than 300 from 42 during these years.The University was accredited with B Grade, CGPA of 2.55 by "NAAC" in 2008.
This symbolizes that curriculum are well designed and revised regularly to meet with recent developments and professional needs.
The University has beautiful, well planned and lovely campus that is spread over 221 acres of land with facilities of Central Library, Computer center, Hostels for Men & Women, Well developed Sport complex, Health center, Canteen, Post Office and Bank.The campus life has a blend of rural to urban style, learning with research aptitude and dynamic curricular and co-curricular activities adding more colours to the students’ life.
Emblem of the University
The emblem of the University contains a picture of Saraswati framed in a Gavaksha or Niche.Devi Saraswati, traditionally representing learning, is depicted after a painting in the old Prakrit manuscript of Dash-Vaikalik.The design of Gavaksha, simple and elegant, is adopted from the excavation of “Rani Ki Vav" in Patan.
The emblem thus recalls the ancient art and culture of Gujarat at the peak of its glory centuries ago, when Patan was a great center of learning.
The motto invokes divine blessings of sacred knowledge.It also relates to the Saraswati, the holy Vedic Kumarika River on the bank of which the University is located and which symbolizes an endless flow of ever growing knowledge.
3. Major Milestones
In year 2013-14 Hemchandrachrya North Gujarat University (HNGU), Patan has completed 27 years of its existence.
In year 2013 with 15 new colleges, total number of HNGU affiliated colleges and department has reached 352.New Student enrollment in HNGU was 71,534 in year 2013-14.
Research at HNGU was promoted with 205 Research Guides, and 51 studentsawarded Ph. D. degree in year 2013-14.
University had total 66 teachers (29 Granted Post, 37 Self finance Post) on campus.
In the year, 12 new projects were started worth total Rs 5144600. The majorcontribution was from Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Life Science with three projects each
Total 101 research paper were publishedduring the year 2013-14 and department of chemistry was leading with 16 publication followed by life science with 15 publication.
Department of Social work was leading in book publication with of 3 books and six book chapters, Among total five books and 14 book chapters published by HNGU during year 2013-14
HNGU hosted Gujarat science congress and also organized other 16 major academic programme on campus.
Department of Law was leading with four academic events in year 2013-14.
Faculty member has actively participated in 82 different academic events. Department of Law and chemistry were leading with 14 events each.
During year 2013-14 2195 new books worth Rs 2299139 were added in HNGU central library.
IQAC of HNGU has organized the programme on RUSA jointly with KCG and faculty development programme in ICT sponsored by NMEICT.
25th Youth athletic meet was organized on campus by the Department of Physical Education.
S. K. College of Business management hosted the 25th Youth Festival on Campus.
4. Authorities of University
Hon. Shri O.P.Kohli
Her Excellency the Governor of Gujarat & The Chancellor,