The Gujarat University has “de-affiliated” 84 colleges falling in five districts of Mahisagar, Dahod, Chhotaudepur, the Panchmahals and Vadodara rural, with effect from the current year.
GU vice-chancellor MN Patel said that these colleges have been transferred to the newly-formed Shri Govind Guru University being set up at Godhra.
Patel said that transferring such a huge number of colleges to a new university would reduce the burden on the GU, particularly with regard to conducting admissions and examinations.
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The administrative office of the new university currently set up in the premises of the Government Polytechnic at Godhra was inaugurated by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in third week of May this year.
Former principal of the Government Engineering College at Godhra J V Bolanga, who has been given the assignment to set up the university, said that the newly- formed university had begun operational.
The colleges affiliated with the varsity would go for admissions in different courses on the lines of what they did under GU.