Hold syndicate polls by next month end, HC directs Gujarat University in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat high court set a deadline for the Gujarat University syndicate elections on Thursday and held that the decision taken by the vice-chancellor was not proper.A division bench has asked the university authority to hold the elections by September 30. The direction was passed in response to petitions filed by a couple of senate members including former deputy chief minister, Narhari Amin. More »

Yoga center at Gujarat University closed

The self financed yoga center which was granted affiliation by the Gujarat University and started with much fanfare to teach short-term yoga courses has closed down. More »

Principal, management of JG College get notice in Ahmedabad

Gujarat University (GU) issued a show-cause notice to principal of JG College of Commerce Saurabh Choksi to explain his appointment without the mandatory doctoral degree as required by the norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Choksi was asked explain within ten days. More »

Self-financed colleges to come up in GU syndicate meet in Ahmeadabad

The Gujarat University (GU) syndicate members owing affiliation to the BJP have decided to press for reconsideration of the decision to give permanent affiliation to those self-financed colleges that have completed five years. The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting last week. More »

College development fees to be levied by student numbers in Ahmedabad

The self-financed collages under Gujarat University (GU) will have to pay the development fee to the university on the basis of the number of students enrolled, indicated the authorities after syndicate meeting on Saturday. The committee been formed to look into the issue will soon submit the report, said the officials. More »

No takers for GU’s Computer on Wheels in Ahmedabad

 There are no takers for the Gujarat University’s ambitious Computer on Wheels (COW) project meant to familiarize students and homemakers with the basics of computer applications.The acting vice chancellor, Dr Mukul Shah said, “Homemakers are not coming forward to learn computers through COW prompting the GU to scrap plans to introduce two more COWs.” More »

Gujarat University syndicate meet today in Ahmedabad

The syndicate and academic council of Gujarat University is scheduled to meet on Saturday amid speculations.

Normally these meetings are held after a gap of every two months, but this time around they have been convened at a gap of a month by the acting vice-chancellor Mukul Shah. More »

Stage set for VNSGU senate polls today in Surat

 The stage is all set for the senate elections on 25 seats at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) that are scheduled to be held on Sunday. Participation of high profile candidates and involvement of political parities have led to the elections becoming a prominent event in south Gujarat. More »

VNSGU senate election ends peacefully in Surat

Barring minor skirmishes, the voting in elections for 25 seats of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) senate passed off peacefully at 44 centres across south Gujarat. BJP supporters led by party councillors created a ruckus at a polling booth in Dharukawala College in Varachha when they demanded keeping Hoshang Mirza, the science faculty registered graduate seat candidate, out of the booth. More »

MA and MCom results still awaited in Ahmedabad

The results of MA and MCom exams are awaited, month-and-a-half into the new academic year of Gujarat University. Some 35,000 students have been affected by the delay.The number comprises students who had appeared for the first as well as the second year of the post-graduate degree courses. The programmes for the second year are yet to begin. More »

Gujarat University students has carried out a survey in Ahmedabad

A group of Gujarat University students has carried out a survey to determine how many of their peers understand the significance of rituals and festivals in the state.

The surveyors focused on the age-old religious festival of Sitala Satam, which is usually celebrated in Gujarat a day before Janmasthami. This year, the festival falls on Thursday. On this day, food cooked on the previous is consumed and no activity takes place in the kitchen. More »

Cong members press for GU’s syndicate polls in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat University’s in-charge vice chancellor (VC) was gheraoed by Congress workers on Monday. The reason – controversy over syndicate elections.The state’s assembly elections which are scheduled to be held later this year seems to have jived up the political ambience of GU. Now, students’ organizations headed by Congress and BJP leaders are at loggerheads over whether or not to hold syndicate elections by August end. More »

Gujarat University’s syndicate polls in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat University’s in-charge vice chancellor (VC) was gheraoed by Congress workers on Monday. The reason – controversy over syndicate elections. More »

NSUI members gherao VNSGU VC for three hours in Surat

Vice-chancellor of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) Dakshesh Thakar was forced to stay in his office for around three hours by National Students’ Union of India’s (NSUI) members and senior syndicate members on Saturday night who demanded an immediate decision over Chauhan’s appeal to accept his candidature. More »

High drama in GU over syndicate polls in Ahmedabad

The vice-chancellor’s office in Gujarat University (GU) turned into a virtual political battlefield as Congress and BJP leaders came face to face over the issue of a public notification announcing syndicate elections. Acting vice chancellor, Dr Mukul Shah, apprehending a threat protected himself with two bouncers even as he faced heat in the presence of over teams of policemen who reported for duty at the campus. More »

Petition challenging GU search committee dismissed in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat high court on Monday dismissed the petition challenging the constitution of the search committee to select a vice chancellor on the ground that it was in violation of norms. This has paved way for the existing search committee to continue it’s search for a new vice chancellor of the university. More »

Students complaint that top colleges sell seats in ahmedabad

Student complained to Gujarat University (GU) acting vice chancellor Dr Mukul Shah that top commerce colleges which declared that they had no vacant seats, are selling seat for Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. Dr Shah is learnt to have told the students that GU will initiate action against the colleges if they submit proof of backdoor admissions being granted for money. More »

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University senate election turns high profile

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University’s (VNSGU) senate election has turned high profile with the president of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGParesh Patel deciding to contest against senior Congress leader Hoshang Mirza in the science faculty registered graduate constituency. More »

GU monitoring committee charged of pressurizing colleges of admission

Members of monitoring committee who are meant to ensure a transparent admission procedure in various commerce colleges are themselves up to mischief. They are getting students admitted to the colleges while on the rounds to monitor the admissions. More »

4 colleges under scanner over sports quota admissions

The monitoring committee set up by Gujarat University (GU) to look over the admissions in commerce colleges affiliated to it, has zeroed in on four colleges where gross irregularities have taken place. The commerce colleges where irregularities have been detected include Som Lalit college, LJ college, RJ Tibrewal college and JG college. More »