Bhavnagar is traditionally known for its cultural heritage in the western India with its last princely ruler Shri Krishnakumarsinhji, who was the first to donate his princely state to the Nation.
The University is associated with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and recognized by UGC and also accredited by NAAC. The University has an international recognition and its been offering educational and developmental, training, faculty enrichment, and social awareness programmes. The University is well equipped with all modern facilities. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to the students of the University. The University has also started several self finance courses in its post graduate departments for post graduate degrees.
The University in committed to the cause of a dynamic equilibrium within the society and environment value added education, while keeping the principles of Excellence, Efficiency and Equity in its frame. By identifying social requirement, the University shall generate an environment to provide career solutions through compatible academic programme contributing towards.
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation received his initial college education in Shamaldas College during 1888, which is today run by Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji as Bhavnagar University.
The University is providing high quality of Teaching and Research Programmes in faculties as diverse
as Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law. The University has at present 20 Post Graduate Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes.