Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Gujarat Vidyapeeth Ahmedabad

 

About the location: Founded in 1920 by Mahatma Gandhi, the multi-disciplinary university is a window into the Gandhian ethos. Students are still dressed in khadi and inspirational messages by the Mahatma are written on the walls. Though not a typical sightseeing spot, interested travellers can step into a world that is built on the foundation of the great leader’s ethos.

Brief History: Gandhiji started non co-operation movement in 1920, which included boycotting the Honours and Awards of British Empire. He also wanted people to avoid sending their children to schools and colleges imparting English education to liberate the Indian youths from the shackles of British colonial rule. There was a roaring response to Gandhiji’s command to vacate the English teaching schools and colleges, but he also wanted the youth to have the privilege of studying in a premier institute. Five such institutions, or Vidyapiths, were founded. He aimed to prepare the students for the task of national reconstruction and usher in 'Hind Swaraj'. Gujarat Vidyapith started in 18th October, 1920 as an institute of learning and development for the youth of Gujarat. It has been deemed university since 1963.

Best time to visit: The period of November to February is the best time to visit, along with 2nd October, which is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti.

Visiting Hours

The college is open through the day (10am–5pm is recommended)

Location

Ahmedabad

Gujarat Vidyapith

How to get there

  • By Road Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road.State and private buses are a great option to travel between smaller towns in the state.

  • By Train Major Indian cities are also connected via the Ahmedabad railway station that lies on the western railways network.. The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. India’s first bullet train project will be connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad by December 2023. It will run at a speed of 320kmph and cover the distance in 3 hours.

  • By Air Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad connects all major cities in India and key cities abroad to the state.

 

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