The Gujarat University was conceived in the nineteen twenties in the minds of public-spirited and
learned men like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Acharya Anandshankar B. Dhruva, Dada Saheb Mavlankar,
Kasturbhai Lalbhai and many others. However, the University could come into existence only after the
achievement of independence. In 1949, the University was incorporated under the Gujarat University
Act of the State Government ‘as a teaching and affiliating University.’ This was done as a measure of
decentralisation and reorganization of University education in the then Province of Bombay.
The Department of Geography, Geology and Geoinformatics; earlier known as Department of
Geography was established in July 1977 initially in the school of Social Sciences with full time
Lecturers. Shri Shyamlal Harilal Bhagvati, a noted industrialist made it possible to house this newly
born department in an independent building in the year 1979. Since then the department has become
functional part of the School of Sciences. In addition to teaching, the department provides research
guidance to PhD students. Till now 19 candidates have successfully completed their PhD and 09
students are working for PhD programme.
The selection will be made on the basis of merit.
M.Sc – Geoinformatics
M.Sc – Geoinformatics-
Head, Department of Geography
School of Sciences, Gujarat University,