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Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University is located in Bhavnagar city. Bhavnagar is in the western province of Gujarat, India. Bhavnagar - a city where Mahatma Gandhi once studied - was the first princely state to merge with the Union of India at the time of independence in 1947. Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University came into being in 1978. The University provides high quality of teaching and research programs in Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Rural Studies and Law Faculties. The University has at present 20 Departments and 4 Recognized Institutes and Research Centres. Colleges affiliated to the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University belong to Medical, Dental, Homoeopathy, Engineering etc. disciplines. Twelve post graduate courses are run by some of the colleges which are affiliated to this university. A recent break through research in field of optical science was achieved by scientist Rasbindu Mehta of Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University is to trap light. This research will pave way for developing optical computers in future.

Higher Studies

Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University is specifically known for its high quality Higher Degree Research activities. Research activities are carried out in the most relevant and high-profile areas as Nano-Technology, Marine Ecology, Intellectual Property Rights & its Management and Entrepreneurship etc. The following Centres for Excellence and Cells are actively engaged in research and consultancy services:

  • Centre for Excellence in Nano-technology
  • Ocean Science and Technology Cell for Western Coast
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell
  • Industry Linkage Cell
  • Corporate Services Academy


The university provides bachelors, masters and doctorate education in the following faculties.


  • Arts
  • Science &  Computer Science
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Law
  • Education
  • Rural Studies
  • Medicine
  • Homoeopathy
  • Dental