The best innovative practices of Gujarat Vidyapith are:
Extensive Engagement with the Society: Gujarat Vidyapith is directly engaged with the society at large through various activities such as NSS camps and Gram Jeevan Padyatra. This engagement is also beneficial to the rural communities where the Institute has acted as a mediator of government schemes in the villages.
In-house Computer Hardware Software and Network Maintenance: The programme started by the department of computer led to the skill development of students and saved monetary resources for the institute. In-house software development and Open Source initiative is also an innovative practice started by the department of computer science catering to the needs of the university, keeping in mind the Gandhian philosophy that knowledge should be kept in the open domain.
Propagation of Biogas Use: Students and teachers of the department of microbiology motivated 300 hotel owners on highways to build biogas plants without any government support. The Biogas Research Centre at the rural campus of Sadra is engaged in various research activities on the economic feasibility of small-scale gobar gas plants. The extension activities link the institute with the society.
Swabhiman Fellowship: This program offers Rs. 50 per hour to the student for working on the campus in any activity of their choice. The programme was launched in the year 2015 for those students who were not able to pay even the modest fee and hostel mess bill. To ignite a sense of pride in their labour, the Institute began this fellowship. By selecting and performing any activity of their choice on the campus, students can earn up to Rs. 24000 every year which takes care of their fees and hostel mess bill.
Gram Shilpi Programme: One of the main functions that were visualized at the beginning of the Vidyapith was to train volunteers to work in rural areas for rural reconstruction. The Gramshilpi scheme, which was initiated in 2006, has led to a reverse trend (contrary to conventional universities) where students after completing their higher education voluntarily decide to go back to rural areas to serve the society based on Gandhian vision.