Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat in India. There are just
two Universities in Rajkot, one of which is a Private University and the other is
a State University. One of the Universities in Rajkot is among the largest Universities
in the state.
The State University in Rajkot has a long list of colleges and other institutions
numbering almost to 275 and most of the colleges offer a wide of range of courses
in the general categories of subjects. The colleges in the neighbouring districts
of Rajkot affiliate to the State University in Rajkot, thereby accounting for the
large number of affiliating colleges. The University offers more than 28 disciplines
at the post-graduation level.
Rajkot also has a Private University which offers general courses in various disciplines
of study. The Private University is first of its kind in the Saurashtra Region of
Gujarat as it is the first Private University to be established there. Some of the
professional disciplines it offers apart from the General areas of study, include
Management, Engineering and Diploma courses in computer related subjects and various
para-medical streams of study. Besides it also has a college affiliating with it
that imparts education and training in performing arts and music. The Private University
also offers Doctoral Programs of study for Post Graduate students who have successfully
cleared the admission test conducted by the University. They can pursue the doctoral
programs either full time or part time.
Besides, these two Universities in Rajkot, there are two other institutions of the
Central Government. They are the Institute of National Importance, the Indian Institute
of Management and the other is an Open University that is one of the largest in
the world in terms of enrolment, which is present in Rajkot enabling students to
continue their education.