Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) has been conceived by Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal - a not for profit premier education trust of India having a social lineage of more than 118 years. CHARUSAT has been established by promulgation of Gujarat Private University Act, 2009. It is empowered to confer degrees under Section 22 of UGC Act, 1956.
Presently, CHARUSAT offers 64 programs from UG to Ph D under the tutelage of 8 Institutes and 6 Faculties. They are in the allied disciplines of Technology & Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Applications, Management Studies, Applied Sciences, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and other Paramedical Sciences.
All education programs are semester based and are delivered in English Medium. Credit and Grading Systems are followed for Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. Curriculum and Pedagogy at CHARUSAT correspond with societal needs. CHARUSAT strives to prepare students for global assignments. It aims to make its students Job Creators and not Job Seekers.
The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel believed, “Education without character is futile”. CHARUSAT proudly follows the spirit. It also follows founding High Moral Values like Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Fairness, Equity, and Accountability.
Efforts are also made for education amelioration in rural schools through a Rural Education Development Program. There also exists a Human Resource Development Centre to hone competencies of Faculty and Staff.
With a thrust on socially relevant Research and Development, CHARUSAT strives to transform the society through creation, augmentation, dissemination and perpetuation of knowledge. For the purpose, a Research and Development Centre has also been established on the Campus. Uniquely, CHARUSAT has also established a Space Technology Centre to initiate and foster research in Space Technology.
CHARUSAT has completed or has on-hand research and consultancy projects of Rs. 12 Crores from funding agencies like DST/DBT, GUJCOST, UGC, DAE, SERI, CSIR, ABB, DNP Industry, GSBTM and many more in addition to Projects worth Rs. 844 Lacs under consideration. Faculty Members and Students of CHARUSAT also hold 5 Patents and 14 more are filed. During 2013-14, CHARUSAT also produced its first Ph D. In addition, presently, 232 Research Scholars are pursuing their Ph D from CHARUSAT.
Further, CHARUSAT fosters an aspiration of achieving the academic excellence of a World Class University. It strives, initially, to be in the league of Top 20 Universities at National Level. CHARUSAT wishes to achieve it through hybrid culture: a culture that represents the serenity of the oldest places of learning like Takshashila and Nalanda and the scholarship of the centres like Harvard and Stanford.