FACILITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY
A. Central Instrumentation Facility
The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) at the University is one of the best in the country. Currently, the CIF has a range of instruments which include the following:
The University provides ideal conditions for scientific research and the faculty members and the students have published widely in the field.
B. Central Library
The Central Library has a wide collection of resources taking into consideration the course contents and research needs of the university. Library’s learning resource collections are developed aiming at providing the highest level of research and teaching support to the programmes and research thrust areas. Collection is reviewed every year in order to be relevant to the emerging and developing areas of research. The Library is growing in its breadth and depth it holds about 30,000 plus books, and subscribes to over 66 print journals and magazines and over 8000+ e-journals. The Library has KOHA software and computerized library facilities.
The Cyber Library provides seamless access to e-journals available at the university. Its main aim is to provide access to computers and internet to the students coming from economically weaker sections who are not able to buy computers/laptop individually. It has over 29 Pentium workstations with broadband internet access. CUG has successfully migrated towards the internet age by adding 8000+ online journals to its collection. The Library also provides access to several databases.
C. Wi-fi and ICT Facility
The University is wi-fi enabled and students can access the internet on the basis of a personal id and password provided by the University. The University also has a CyberLab that enables students to access a large variety of resources on the web that includes journals, databases, and books.
D. Hostel Facility
Limited Hostel accommodation both for men and women is available on a first come first allotment basis. The hostel fees are stipulated as per the norms of the University. Private accommodation on a shared basis is available in the city of Gandhinagar at reasonable rates.
E. Health Facility
Government medical facility is available adjacent to the University Campus where the students can avail of medical help during medical hours. In addition, the Government Civil Hospital is located near the University. The University also has a medical consultant whose services are available to students on subsidized rates.
F. Earn While You Learn Scheme
The Earn While You Learn Initiative is a unique scheme in the Central University of Gujarat for aiding students of the undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes of the University who do not receive fellowships. The initiative is particularly meant for those students who come from financially and socially disadvantaged sections of the society to support them during their stay at the University. As a part of the initiative, the students are assigned duties in the University Cyber Library after the classroom hours. The University intends to increase the scope of this scheme to include other University duties as well. Special care is taken for women students who are allotted convenient timings.
G. Means-cum-Merit Scholarship
The University intends to start a means-cum-merit scholarship for the students of undergraduate and postgraduate streams of the University soon.
H. Remedial English
The Remedial English Programme is meant for the students of the University to assist them with a view to enhance their writing and speaking skills in English. The programme is conducted with the support of U.G.C. Coaching Scheme for SC/ST/OBC/NCL/MC.
I. Games and Sports
The University is aware of the importance of physical activities and organised sports and games programmes, which should be combined with the students academic pursuits. Keeping in view the limited space available at the present location of the University, basic sports facilities are available in the campus.
J. Cultural Activities
Cultural activities among the student community on the campus are promoted through various cultural clubs. Students are encouraged to participate in various cultural activities.
The University offers a canteen facility where snacks, tea, coffee/dining in facility is available.
L. Transport Facility
The University has its own AC bus which is available for the students and University staff for their convenience.
M. Conference Facility
The University has well-equipped facilities for conferences, workshops and seminars with seating capacity ranging from 45 to 170 persons.
N. Non-NET Fellowships
All the students enrolled for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes are eligible to receive a monthly fellowship of Rs. 3000/- and Rs. 5000/- respectively, and contingency amount of Rs.8000/- per annum through the UGC Non-NET fellowship initiative.
O. Welfare Schemes for SC/ST, Minority and Girl Students
The welfare schemes notified and implemented by the Government of India and UGC are followed in the University and the schemes, announced from time to time, are introduced within the University as applicable.