The Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda set up under the 
patronage of Maharaja Sayajirao of Vadodara state, is the only 
English medium University in the state. Presently it has over 
33,500 students on its rolls and has 13 faculties in different 
disciplines. Out of them 12 faculties facilitate doctoral 
studies. 121 gold medals for outstanding performances are 
awarded in various fields in these faculties every year.

The faculties are: 
1.Arts 2.Science 3.Education and Psychology 4.Commerce 
5.Technology and Engineering 6.Management Studies 7.Fine Arts 
8.Performing Arts 9.Home Science 10.Medicine 11.Law 
12.Social Work 13.Journalism and Communication 

The University also supports the following Centres:

Smt. Hansa Mehta Library: 
This library presently holds a collection of 661,592 titles 
and 556 newspapers and journals. It has two big reading rooms 
and one research carrel for research students that are open 
from 8:00 A.M. in the morning to 10:00 P.M. in the night. 

Oriental Institute:
The main work of the Institute is research and publication of 
Important unpublished works on all subjects relating to 
Oriental studies in general and Indology in particular.

All India and Central Services Training Centre:
It gives training to students appearing in Mains and 
Preliminary Exams of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Computer Centre:
This year it completed its eigth year of functioning. It hosts 
of Nelco farce 20D multiuser, multitasking computer system. 
A new computer system consisting compaq server with 10 nodes 
and Novell Network Platform is planned to be installed shortly.

Health Centre: 
The university has its own health care centre. The services 
offered are preventive, investigative and creative. 
Pre-employment medical check ups, immunisation are some of the 
routine activities. It was served 885 times in the area of 
gynecology, 499 in orthopaedy, 830 in Opthalmology, 406 in ENT 
and 490 in dermatology during the year 1997-98. 

General Education Centre: 
There is a centrally located General Education Centre which is 
host of activities such as Cultural Programmes, Meetings, 
Seminars, Conference, Symposiums, Open recruitment examinations 
from Railways, Banks and Telecom Department besides the usual 
classrooms for some of the Post Graduate courses. It also 
houses the IGNOU (Baroda) centre in the Evening time.

University Employement Bureau:
It keeps track of the unemployed students, vacacies and 
searches appropriate candidate from the vacancies.It also 
organises vocational guidance and employment programmes.

University Publications Sales Unit: 
This department handles publication and sale of books, past 
examination question papers by zeroxing, handbooks, service 
books, electorals, etc.

National Social Science Information Centre:
It takes care of conferences, journals, workshops, etc. in the 
field of social science.

The University Press: 
The University Press is responsible for printing all the 
documents of the university including examination papers, 
answer books, minutes of meeting of senate, questionnaires, 
magazines, pamplhlets, certificates, prospectus, admisssion 
forms, examination forms, letter heads, receipt books, etc.

Activities of NSS and NCC:
National Service Scheme (NSS): This scheme was launched in the 
year 1969 with the objective of "Education through Community 
Service". The scheme organises many campaigns under its regular 
activities and special campaign programmes. 

National Cadet Corps (NCC): It is one of the biggest youth 
forums which brings the virbrant students together and guides 
them in a proper direction so that they can play a constructive 
role in the development of the country. Besides Military 
Training, they have an opportunity for adventurous activities 
which widen their horizon and keep them mentally and morally 
fit. The students do Para Sailing, Gliding, Para Dropping,
Training Camps, National Integration Camps, Rock climbing 
and Mountaineering.

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Faculty of Management Studies, The M.S. University of Baroda
E-mail: fms@satyam.net.in