The top leading universities in Gujarat (India) include Dharmsinh Desai University, Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat Ayurved University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Sardar Patel University, among others.

Dharmsinh Desai University (DDU) achieved autonomous university status in 1991. The University has been accredited for a period of five years with a CGPA of 2.71 on a four point scale at B Grade valid from 08/01/2011, by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC). DDU is ranked 5th among Top Emerging Colleges of Excellence in India by Competition Success Review 2010. DDU has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. It is noteworthy that its Faculty of Technology is the only grant-in-aid institution in the state to receive World Bank Assistance of Rs.7.8 crores.

The Anand Agricultural University (AAU) was incorporated as a teaching and affiliating University for imparting education in agriculture and allied sciences. It is the goal of the university to produce graduate and post graduate students of very high quality capable of meeting growing needs of the society in cutting edge technology and the farming community.

Gujarat Ayurved University is the first statutory university of its Kind both at national and international level - exclusively devoted to Ayurvedic studies and Research. The University is administratively linked to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare both at State and Centre - indicating its special status.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is a leading school of management located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was ranked 6th in the Asia Pacific region in the 2010 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report. The two year PGP program is ranked 8th in the Financial Times Masters Programme in Management rankings 2010.

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda is one of the premier universities of India. Besides the usual Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Medicine, Technology (including Engineering), Law and Agriculture, the University is authorized to institute new Faculties of Education and Psychology, Home Science, Fine Arts and Social Work.

Sardar Patel University is the first among all the Universities in Gujarat to volunteer for the accreditation in 2000 and was accredited with the four star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

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