Veer Narmad South Gujarat University has endeavoured to be an institution of excellence in higher education since its existence, keeping in view the regional needs and the emerging trends in the global scenario. A semi-urban University located at Surat city, the University has a campus spread over 210 acres. The University, re-accredited 'A' grade with 3.02 CGPA by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council in 2017, is also accredited with 'B++' grade with 2.90 CGPA under Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Education Department, Government of Gujarat in 2016. The university was originally established under the South Gujarat University Act, 1965 passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It became functional from the academic year of 1966 and was incorporated as a University on 23 May, 1967. Recognized by the University Grants Commission in 1968, it was renamed as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in 2004 after the great Gujarati poet Narmad, Narmadshankar Lalshankar Dave. The mandate of the University is to meet the developmental needs of the seven districts and two Union Territory in the region and attempts at realizing their potential in every walk of life ranging from technology, business, industry and commerce to language, culture, and fine arts.