Maharaja Sayajirao University
On the Diamond Jubilee anniversary of his accession to the throne, His Highness Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad is known to have allotted large funds out of his personal as well as of the state funds for setting up a University in Baroda for the benefit of students from the rural areas of his state.
This altruistic task was eventually concluded by his grandson Sir Pratapsinghrao Gaekwad, who settled the trust as desired by his grandfather. This trust known as the Sir Sayajirao Diamond Jubilee and Memorial Trust exists today also and caters to the educational and other needs of the people of the former state of Baroda.
Baroda has attracted a wide variety of people from all over India and also from all over the world. The considerable percentage of local, national and foreign students in the extensive M S University campus lend a unique assimilative blend of cultures and nationalities to it.
MS University is the most reputed and prominent of all the educational institutions in the city which amount to over 120 public schools and over 100 private schools.
MS University has over 15 faculties and 17 residential hostels, 4 of them for women students. The university caters to over 100,000 students. There are various courses on offer, ranging from Medicine to Commerce. The university has been divided into several departments and there are number of courses offered in each of the department.