Coordinates: 22.56°N 72.95°ECoordinates: 22.56°N 72.95°E
Vallabh Vidyanagar is a town and a municipality in Anand district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located between Ahmedabad and Vadodara, 6 km from the town of Anand. V.V.Nagar is known as educational hub of Gujarat.
The home of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, situated in the VVNagar
With the establishment of Charutar Vidya Mandal followed by the establishment of Sardar Patel University, the town founded by Shri Bhaikaka and Shri Bhikhabhai Saheb of Karamsad with the blessings of the iron-man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a leader of the Indian Independence movement and the first home minister of India. The reason of foundation of the University and the town was to spread the Education in the Rural Areas of Gujarat. Both the town and the Sardar Patel University (SPU) are named in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The town is also known as V.V. Nagar. SP University is listed in Top 50 universities in India.
Initially developed as an educational township, as the name suggests Vidya means Knowledge and Nagar means Town in Gujarati.
Education and Research
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Besides 24 university postgraduate departments, Vallabh Vidyanagar (also known as VV Nagar) has many charitable trusts running colleges, affiliated to the Sardar Patel University. The oldest of these is CVM (Charutar Vidya Mandal). With the new dimension of disciplines emerging, CVM expanded to the New Vallabh Vidyanagar. The university has been the strongest candidate for becoming the only Central University in Gujarat. In fact, many departments boast to be on the national and international map in their subjects. The university was the first in Gujarat to volunteer for accreditation by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and, in 2001, SPU was rated four star by NAAC. The university has attracted a significant number of foreigners to enroll in programmes including BBA, BCA, MCA, MBA, M-EB, Engg, Medical, M.Sc., Master of Industrial Hygiene & Safety Ph.D. etc.
AERC (Agro-Economic Research Centre) Vallabh Vidyanagar is research centre to carry out research in Gujarat and Rajasthan states of India. It was established in July 1961 at the Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of India (GOI), New Delhi. Late Shri H.M. Patel (ICS retd.) played key role in establishing such an Institute at Vallabh Vidyanagar. AERC since 1970, the Centre has organized and worked on scheme to Study Cost of Cultivation of Principal Crops in Gujarat in collaboration with Department of Economics of S P University.
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