Sardar Patel University (SPU) is a university in Gujarat, India. It is named after Vallabhbhai Patel, and was founded in December 1955 by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the then-Bombay Province and was UGC recognized under 2(f) of the UGC Act in October 1968. Originally it had the status of a rural university but now it has diversified with the motto of "Excellence Matters". Anand-Vidyanagar is on the Vadodara-Ahmedabad line of the Western Railway in the heart of Anand District of Gujarat.It is well connected with the rest of the country by railway network and roads.It is flanked by the two major airports of Gujarat:Sardar Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad and the Vadodara Airport,Vadodara.Vidyanagar is considered as Gujarat education hub.Vidyanagar is also known for student friendly environment and student diversity.
The university is the first among all the universities in Gujarat to volunteer for the accreditation in 2000. Sardar Patel University is listed among Top 30 Universities in India.The Sardar Patel University was dream of Shri Bhaikaka.Bhaikaka was thus at the peak of his career as an Engineer when he sought premature retirement from Government Service in 1940 at the behest of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and joined Ahmedabad Municipality as Chief Engineer. This was the time when his mentor, Sardar Patel began to visualise what a soon-to-be independent India would require, and advised him to give up all this and help him in transforming Charotar into the focal point of India by serving the rural countryside so as to control migration of people from villages to towns in search of education, employment and healthcare. Bhaikaka resigned from this office too in 1942 at the behest of Sardar Patel, and was appointed as Chairman of Charotar Education Society in Anand, a few years before moving on to what we now know as the township of Vallabh Vidyanagar on 3 March 1946, but not before registering Charutar Vidya Mandal as a Charitable Education Trust on 10 August 1945. What was once a wilderness at the tri-junction of Karamsad, Bakrol and Anand thus became Vallabh Vidyanagar, and the ‘Vallabh’ was prefixed to ‘Vidyanagar’ in recognition of Sardar’s advice to work for rural uplift. Containing migration required that the reasons for migration be addressed, and Bhaikaka began to work on a plan together with Shri Bhikhabhai Patel, a dedicated and farsighted educationist, who shared Bhaikaka’s vision.
The university is having Department of Bio-Sciences, Department of Business Studies, Department of Business Management, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Economics, Department of Education, Department of Electronics, Department of English, Department of Gujarati, Department of Hindi, Department of History, Department of Home Science, Department of Library & Information Science, Department of Materials Science, Department of Mathematics, Department of Media Studies, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Physics, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Sanskrit, Department of Social Work (MSW), Department of Sociology, Department of Statistics, University Science Instrumentation Center (USIC). The university provides studies and courses on Arts, Architecture, Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, Home Science, Law, Medical and Paramedical, Science, Social Work, Computer Science. Regeneration of rural Indian life with the application of the study and research in all the disciplines of knowledge in tune with the modern global developments, visions to Nurturing of talent, skill, and scientific temper, Creation of knowledge, Incubation of wisdom., Sustenance of blithesome spirit with goal to serve the rural population by providing them with access to higher education, continually explore new frontiers in the areas of Science and Technology, to constantly set and reach new levels of achievement in research in areas within Humanities and Social Science, continue to focus on thrust areas in all the disciplines through indigenous research and collaborative ventures at the international level and to become a financially vibrant and sound institution of international standard.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Sardar Patel University (SPU) that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.