Bhavnagar is traditionally known for its cultural heritage in the western India with its last princely ruler Shri Krishnakumarsinhji who was the first to donate his princely state to the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation received his initial college education in Shamaldas College during 1888, which is today run by Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. Bhavnagar District is situated between 21.18-22.18 Longitude and 71.51-72.18 Latitude. The district encompasses a total area of 12,048 sq. km.
The University was established way back in 1978 by the state of Gujarat and the total area of the campus is 269 acres, spread over 3 location. The University is providing high quality of Teaching and Research Programmes in faculties as diverse as Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law. The University has at present 20 Post Graduate Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes.