The Undergraduate College oversees the philosophy, structure and implementation of undergraduate programmes at Ahmedabad University. It works with the Schools at Ahmedabad University towards the overall enhancement of the University experience of the students. It contributes in building a student-centric environment by continuously engaging with the students and enabling them with opportunities for academic growth.
The Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College recommends new academic policies, or suggests revisions for existing policies, based on feedback from students and faculty. While facilitating a right milieu for the academic evolution of Undergraduate Programme students, the Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of rigour and efficiency in the academic processes.
The Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College drives the designing, planning and delivery of the Foundation Programme, a unique interdisciplinary academic programme offered to students in their first year at the University. This Programme involves approximately 50 faculty from all Schools. One of the primary goals of the Foundation Programme is to make students recognise that seeking solutions to real life issues requires perspectives from different disciplines.
All students at Ahmedabad University admitted from 2019 are required to complete 30 hours of voluntary work in one semester, or vacation period. This is accomplished through a course on "Engagement with Society" coordinated by the Student Volunteer Programme at the University. The Student Volunteer Programme is managed by the Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College.
Welcome to Ahmedabad University! At Ahmedabad University we believe that the role of undergraduate education is to create well-rounded thinking citizens. In pursuit of this goal, our undergraduate curriculum combines both breadth and depth in an engaging and challenging curriculum.
The undergraduate programme at Ahmedabad University provides for a broad-based education. All undergraduates at the University are required to take courses outside of their discipline as part of their General Education Requirements. Such courses not only expose you to different disciplines and their unique ways of understanding society or nature, but they can also be a welcome break from the many courses in your own discipline. A broader perspective not only contributes to creating a complete citizen, it can often be of great value in your career, later on in life.
The programme of study for each Major ensures that a student covers all the essential topics for the discipline as an undergraduate. Moreover, each student must either complete an Undergraduate Thesis or a group Capstone Project or a Bachelor of Technology Project. This provides you with an opportunity to carry out research and apply what you have learned to solve real-life problems. Given the breadth, depth, and flexibility of the undergraduate programme at Ahmedabad University, we believe that we are creating a unique programme that can be an enriching experience for all students. We urge you to take full advantage of the myriad opportunities at the University, and to spread your wings and fly high!
Dean of the Undergraduate College
The Dean of the Undergraduate College
The Dean of the Undergraduate College oversees the philosophy, structure and implementation of the Undergraduate Programme. His office works to create an academic programme that is challenging and engaging for students at the University.
Professor Raghavan Rangarajan is Professor at the School of Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Undergraduate College at Ahmedabad University.
He was on the faculty of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad for over twenty years before joining Ahmedabad University. His areas of research are cosmology and particle physics, and he works primarily on processes that occurred soon after the Big Bang in the very early Universe. In particular, his research has been on topics such as dark matter, the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe and cosmic microwave background radiation. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994, and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1988.
Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate College
Professor Saptam Patel has been a faculty member in the area of Communication since 1999. She graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad and obtained her MA, MPhil as well as PhD from the School of Languages, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Her area of research is multidisciplinary in nature and she has worked on English Literature, Gender, Fine Arts and Women's Writing.
She did her Fine Arts study at Sheth C N College of Fine Arts. She has been a member of a group of women artists called ‘Expressive Eight’ and has exhibited at Jehangir Art Gallery-Mumbai, Rabindra Bhavan-Delhi, Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, Marvel Art Gallery, Hutheesingh Visual Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery – Ahmedabad, Chandigarh as well as internationally.