The Central University of Gujarat would make all the efforts to achieve academic excellence with social commitment by providing access to higher education with equity and equal opportunity as well as with the quality of education and its relevance in life. Therefore, the Central University of Gujarat is planning to establish Schools in the following disciplines in a phased manner:
The Central University of Gujarat is a non-affiliating univeristy focussed on reasearch and innovative teaching processes. From the academic year 2011-12, CUG has the following courses in ten schools and centres.
|School||Course/Degree||Areas of Studies|
|School of Social Sciences||M.Phil/Ph.D|
|M.A. (Two Years)|
|M.A. (Five Years Integrated )||Social Management|
|School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies||M.Phil/Ph.D|
|M.A. (Two Years)|
|School of Education||M.Phil/Ph.D [M.Phil. Discontinued from 2020-21]||Education|
|School of National Security Studies||M.Phil||Security Studies|
|M.A.||M.A. in Defence and Strategic Studies|
|School of International Studies||M.Phil & Ph.D||International Politics|
|M.A. (Two Years)||M.A. in Politics and International Relations|
|School of Chemical Sciences||Chemical Sciences|
|Certificate Course (3 months)||Analytical Techniques for Visually Challenged|
|School of Life Sciences||M.Phil/Ph.D||Life Sciences|
|School of Environment and Sustainable Development||M.Phil/Ph.D||Environment and Sustainable Development|
|School of Nano Science||Nano Sciences|
|School of Library & Information Science||Masters in Library and Information Science|
|Special Centres||M.Phil/Ph.D||Diaspora Studies|
For long, educational institutions have had the format of academic session, spread over 10 to 12 months. This format suffers from several limitations, which is why most institutions of higher education in Western Europe and North America follow a semester-based system. The semester system goes far beyond being a 'time-format'. It enlarges curricular space, and encourages and supports accelerated learning opportunities for all concerned. Further, it has the ability to accommodate diverse choices that dynamic and motivated students may like to have.In view of this, the Central University of Gujarat would have semester system. The students would be offered choice based credit system.
CBCS is a flexible system of learning. 'Credit' defines the quantum of contents / syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the number of hours of instruction required. The distinguishing feature of CNCS are the following.
They would be encouraged to take other courses different from their discipline of study. The students would also be encouraged to take courses from other Central Universities on the basis of credit transfer. The efforts would be made to introduce the Project Work even for the subjects other than natural sciences. Moreover, among other things, the students have to give seminars, write term papers etc as a part of their academic curriculum.
The Central University is temporarily located in Gandhinagar.