Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University has been standing tall in the mute testimony of the historical city of Patan since 1986. The objective behind establishing the university was to meet the cultural and educational need of the region. Since its inception, the university has maintained the pace of steady growth and expansion. Patan, described as Anhilpura in 'Kumarpalarasa' Stands in the testimony of the glorious 'Solanki Era' as the Capital of the Greater Gujarat for about six hundred years from 8th to the 14th Century.
The University place is located 130 kms north of Ahmedabad in a sprawling campus, spread over an area of 227 acres amidst deep serenity. The university is a motley of 19 Post-Graduate Departments which are funded by the State Government. The University runs Self-Financed courses viz. Social Works, Physical Educational, Computer Application & Information Technology, Journalism, Physics and Library & Information Science, Business Administration, Pharmacy. It also provides part-time certificate courses in Vedic Astrology. Since its inception, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. The University has 75 Grant in Aid affiliated colleges and 157 self finance affiliated colleges with a massive strength of more than 1,00,000 students. The well-built, superior and efficiently maintained infrastructure fortifies the efficacy of the university. The in-campus amenities and facilities for the students, teaching and administrative staff have been created in the university as well. Sedulously built, Central Library possesses an array of wide ranging books, journals and periodicals. A cyber-café for exclusive use of students and the university staff has been established.
'Rang Bhavan', the University Auditorium, well equipped with all modern amenities has been erected for co-curricular and academic activities. The University has a health centre which provides excellent health care to teachers, non-teaching staff and students. It has developed physical education and sports infrastructure in the campus covering 40 acres of land providing all the facilities for sports. Facility of hostel for girls and boys is also available on the University Campus. National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded 'B' Grade Accreditation to the University, reflects its high standards of excellence in all its academic as well as co-curricular and extension activities.