Gujarat University is a vibrant and globally engaged institution. We are innovative in our thinking and we will continue to transform our learning environment in order to leverage opportunities afforded by new technologies aiming to deliver high quality learning outcomes. I am pleased to present the strategic plan from 2018 to 2023 for teaching learning and research at the Gujarat University. This plan includes nine themes and nine commitments which will be achieved by the end of the period. The plan sets out five major goals to guide future activity.
The five goals are
Gujarat University is the oldest and the largest teaching and research University of the state of Gujarat. A sprawling, green campus spread across 260 acres land is University’s home and the varsity is administered through the heritage Tower Block.
Over the past year, the University has geared up newer initiatives and reforms across a spectrum of its attributes, from academics to research to infrastructure.
As the University gears up during this phase of massive transformation, there is a need to caretaker the growing needs of the University and a need to bring in consistency, deeper collaboration and uniformity in the newer aspects of the University's administration.
This broad draft roadmap highlights some of the key initiatives and reforms the University envisions to undertake over the next five years.
The roadmap and the implementation thereof is initially being coordinated by the recently instituted University Office of Strategy, that currently operates as an executive think-tank for the University i.e. as a strategic body with executive and operational power for speedy implementation of newer initiatives.
The Gujarat University Strategic Plan sets out a framework of commitments and priorities for the University, its schools and departments. The plan has been drafted after consultation with all stake holders. The objective of preparing this strategic plan is to ensure quality in all activities done by the various schools and departments.
Gujarat University will provide quality education and experience with the values, skills, innovation and intellectual discipline which will enable students to make a positive contribution to society.
With the help of GU-PIER and APJ Abdul Kalam (CERI) Center for Excellence Research and Innovation, the breadth and depth of these two departments of the University will enable us to lead international research agenda across Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and to set up platform for multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Following reforms will be made.
Gujarat University will provide Conducive environment for conducting research with state of the art facilities and infrastructure, appropriate support for staffs and student, and investment in the training, support and welfare of our staff members. Gujarat University will also ensure the best measures are in place to attract the most able minds from across world.
In order to maintain and enhance intellectual strength of the university, Gujarat University will strengthen and expand outreach activities based on regress evaluation of their effectiveness. Gujarat University will work with affiliated colleges schools and departments to ensure effective coordination of outreach activities.
Working in partnership with various stakeholders like government, Alumni, Business, cultural organizations, local bodies and NGOs, Gujarat University will provide research platform, in part, through focusing attention on the emerging issues of greatest importance. By public engagement we can enriches society and are committed to enabling our researchers to inspire, consult and collaborate with the public.
Gujarat University will establish ourselves as an active partner in the development of open scholarship, providing the tools necessary for researchers to publish and share outputs from their research and to support national and international collaboration.
In order to perform better in global and national rankings university will ensure to recruit and retain the very excellent staff. Newly designed Self appraisal manual will help us to promote, retain and reward quality scholars.
Gujarat University will try to create corpus for 10 different initiatives for staff and students from the corpus generated through alumni funding Initiatives like faculty exchange program, Travelling grant, Student exchange program, Scholarship, Research Projects funding, Award for Excellence, Innovation and start up funding, Infrastructure facilities etc will be the main area where funding will be invested.
Through the strategic planning process, we have identified areas of our greatest strength. Following are the areas in which we will invest our resources most heavily because they are the areas where we can have the greatest impact.
University will also focus in next five years