Gujarat University, India is starting a Semester in India program from Fall 2007. A number of Indian universities are offering such programs to the Foreign Universities providing opportunities to foreign students to study in India and come closer to its culture and environment. But Gujarat University shall make a difference in running these courses. This ultimately shall not only develop awareness about our country but also allow the University to make a Global presence. Gujarat is the work place of Mahatma Gandhi and the land still vibrates with his philosophy and trends. Gandhi’s birth place, his Ashram and major institutions establishes by Mahatma Gandhi are in Gujarat only.
Apart from this the Semester India Program shall coincide with major Indian festivals, including Navratri, and Diwali (or Deepavali). These are the happiest festival of the Hindu calendar. It is often called the Festival of dance, Lights, flowers and firecrackers. During Spring semester it co incide with the fervor of Uttarayan, The Kite Festival and Holi, the festival of Colours.
Also for the first time in India Gujarat University is offereing an exclusive certificate course for NRIs. These courses shall bring closer the people of Indian origin to the Indian thought, culture, traditions, mythology and trebnds. It shall be a unique endeavour to spread what is Indian in true sense among those who are essentially Indians.
The courses are designed keeping Indian and International scenario in mind. They offer a wide range of cultural, philosophical, traditional and contemporary knowledge and expose the students to this unique land called India. The course outlines attached herewith are expected to give interested students a general sense of the topics that will be covered in each area/subject. Each course will be of 30 hours duration and will be completed in ten weeks. Besides lectures, there will be a variety of aids-film/documentary, screenings, demonstrations by artistes, outings to sites and performances of relevance, guest speakers, discussion groups – that will be used to enable the foreign students to grasp as many nuances of each subject as is possible in the limited time available.
About the University
The Gujarat University is the biggest and the oldest University in the Western part of India. Established in 1949, it is located in the Commercial Capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. With 254 colleges, 15 recognised institutions and 24 approved institutions, there are 34 Post-Graduate University departments and 221 P.G. Centres. It offers a range of graduate degree programs in Arts, Ayurvedic Medicine (traditional medicine), Commerce, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Mental, Moral and Social Science, and Science. Gujarat University also witnesses the highest enrolment of students in the undergraduate and post graduate courses in the State.
Well equipped with library, with modern research facilities along with contemporary learning aids. Virtual learning systems. MOUs with scholars of International fame and Institutions of repute. Multimedia based, interactive learning aids. Contemporary tools with audio-visual-print library. Field trips for real-time studies.
Study Abroad Program: Introduction
The goal of the Gujarat University Semester / Year Study Program is to offer foreign students the full breadth of Indian academics with a focus on Gandhian Philosophy, Indian mythology, culture, religions and traditions, languages, performing arts, yoga, Business sciences, and other disciplines.
Situated in the Land of Gandhi in Gujarat, the students will experience a cultural awakening in the world's largest democracy. In particular the program consists of:
The coordinated activities, inexpensive fee, and the engaging courses provide each student with the very best in exposing them to India.