सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
|Established||18 October 1920|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof.(Dr.) Bharat Joshi|
Gujarat Vidyapeeth Nr. Income Tax Office, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380014,
|Campus||Urban and Rural|
Gujarat Vidyapith is a deemed university in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was founded in 1920 by Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement, and deemed a university in 1963.
"Vidyapith," in many languages of India, means university.
The university was founded on 18 October 1920 as a 'Rashtriya Vidyapith' ('National University') by Mahatma Gandhi, who would serve throughout his life as the kulpati (chancellor) and all needs of Fund collected by sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by his personal relations and capacity.
The Gujarat Vidyapith was started in Dahyabhai Mehta's bungalow behind the Kocharab Ashram (the Kocharab Aashram was started in barrister Jivanlal Desai's bungalow).
Its purpose was to promote educational institutions run by Indians for Indians outside the financial and governing control of British authorities. The university helped nationalists establish a system of education for all Indians, thus proving the country's independence from British-run institutions and de-legitimizing the British Raj. Its foundation was one of the important event of an initiative satyagraha launched by Gandhi as a means to peacefully terminate British rule in India.
The vidyapith's foundation was emulated by nationalists in Benares, Bombay, Calcutta, Nagpur, Madras and in many cities across India. Answering Gandhi's call to boycott British institutions, influences and goods, many thousands of students and teachers left British colleges to join the Vidyapith.
People like Jivatram Kripalani and Nanabhai Bhatt volunteered to teach.
The Gujarat Vidyapith became a 'deemed university' in 1963. It is funded and governed by the University Grants Commission, under the Union Ministry for Human Resources Development in New Delhi. Although considerably modernized in its structure and curriculum, the university maintains its commitment to Gandhian ideals, human studies, social service and development work.
The institution officially embraced Gandhi's goals as its mission:
The colleges and institutions with the university are
The university offers a wide range of degrees, including Ph.D. programs and doctoral studies. It continues to emphasize social service, Gandhian studies and subjects associated with religion, human studies, culture and public service.
B.voc food processing technology (3 year)
The following have held the post of the Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of office||Remarks|
|1||Mohandas K. Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)||18-10-1920||30-01-1948||27 years, 104 days|
|2||Shree Vallabhbhai Patel||14-06-1948||15-12-1950||2 years, 184 days|
|3||Dr. Rajendra Prasad||14-03-1951||28-02-1963||11 years, 351 days|
|4||Shree Morarjibhai Desai||16-06-1963||10-04-1995||31 years, 298 days|
|5||Professor Ramlal Parikh||23-06-1996||21-11-1999||3 years, 151 days|
|6||Dr. Sushilabahen Nayair||26-06-2000||03-01-2001||191 days|
|7||Shree Navinchandra Barot||26-06-2001||01-08-2002||1 year, 36 days|
|8||Shree Navalbhai Shah||04-10-2002||15-02-2003||134 days|
|9||Shree Ravidra Varma||18-07-2003||09-10-2006||3 years, 83 days|
|10||Shree Narayanbhai Desai||23-07-2007||07-03-2015||7 years, 227 days|
|11||Shree Ela Ramesh Bhatt||07-03-2015||04-10-2022||7 years, 211 days|