The magnificent five-storey stepwell, the Adalaj vav of Ahmedabad, is the inspiration behind the logo of Ahmedabad University.

We define our philosophical roots in universal enquiry that drives open and unbounded thought, leading humanity to prosperity. The logo embodies this philosophy using a contemporary symbol of the rich heritage of the city of Ahmedabad.

At the core of the structure is the self, which must grow with the aim of transforming society, thus evolving itself. The stepwell itself was constructed to sit deep in the earth which speaks of the University’s focus on deep understanding. The channels and doors represent the openness ingrained in our education, from encouraging the spirit of interdisciplinary research to facilitating intersections that enable progress and prosperity.