Ahmedabad University (AU) was established in July 2009. It is founded by Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), a Society established in 1935, which is one of the most reputed education societies in Western India. It is a private, non-profit University established under Section 3(1) of the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009.
University Grants Commission, in its letter dated 28th July 2010 F.No. 8-13/2010(CPP-I/PU), has notified that Ahmedabad University, Navrangpura (Gujarat) has been established by an Act (No. 8 of 2009) of State Legislature of Gujarat as a State Private University, and is empowered to award degrees as specified by the University Grants Commission under section 22 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956.
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, The Government of India has registered Ahmedabad University as a Research Institute under its Research Programmes.
The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs has Registered Ahmedabad University under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.