Physically challenged / Specially abled students
Gujarat Vidyapith has eco-friendly and accessible environment for physically challenged/differently-able students. Vidyapith is a unitary university and hence the number of such students are extremely less; but all possible care, affection and accesses are provided with utmost sincerity during their learning years. In most of the buildings, libraries and other places where physically challenged person need access, the approach roads and routes leading these students to various department have ramps and slopes. Wheel chair facilities are also available and physical help is immediately extend by all.
SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections
Gujarat Vidyapith is well known for its higher education programme throughout Gujarat and India. As mentioned earlier, around 80 per cent students studying in Vidyapith belong to above mentioned categories. A major part of the students come from basic education schools and Ashram Shalas around Gujarat. All facilities generated in Vidyapith are to provide better teaching-learning environment and development of moral character in the future generation of India.
Students participating in various competitions/conferences in India and abroad
Vidyapith provides all support to the students who make their mark at state, national and international levels. Students are provided adequate financial support to participate in the competitions. Such students from each department are honoured, such academic extracurricular and sports and cultural details of participation is available in annual reports.
Health Centre, health insurance etc.
Each campus of Vidyapith has a full-fledged health Centre with a Resident Medical Officer available 24×7. Though health insurance is not offered, but total health care is available in campus. The Gujarat Vidyapith Mandal also spends substantial amount and also has ties with various pathological and diagnostic labs where health checkup is made routinely moreover all students are subjected to extensive medical checkup when they take admission.
Skill Development (Spoken English, Computer Literacy, etc.)
Gujarat Vidyapith offers soft skill program to all its students, along with curricular activity. Students learn community living at Gujarat Vidyapith. Computer literacy is part of syllabus in the courses. Professional courses have special subject for development of communication skills and special efforts are carried out for spoken English, other languages etc. The library of Gujarat Vidyapith is very rich in numbers and content at all three campuses.
Language Laboratories and Bharatiya Bhasha Bhavan
All the campuses have established language laboratory, these laboratories act as platforms for learning and practicing language skills through interactive lessons and communicative mode of teaching. Bharatiya Bhasha Bhavan is a unique Centre at Gujarat Vidyapith and is open to all students. One can learn at least 14 Indian and eight foreign languages by paying very nominal fees.
Performance Enhancement for Slow Learners
In Gujarat Vidyapith, all activities rally around community living and on the campus the slow learners are identified and they get separate guidance from their teachers. Gujarat Vidyapith encourages the growth of the last of the lot.
Exposure of students to other institutions of higher learning/corporates/business houses, etc.
Yes, this is one of the major strengths of the Vidyapith. All the students without exception are given extensive exposure by way of study tours, excursion tours etc. Since the objective of the Vidyapith is to educate youth in rural reconstruction; corporates directly cannot help. Close ties with voluntary organisations engaged in reconstruction, struggle, protest and services have been evolved. People from these organisations visit Vidyapith regularly and address and interact with students. Students are encouraged to visit institutes, voluntary agencies or government organizations, universities and centers of excellence.
Publication of student magazines
There is an interesting history of students’ wall paper –cum- magazine. In distant past Sabarmati was the magazine that students published prior to Independence. Recently, it has been revived. The students from the department of Journalism have also started publishing a small magazine. In various campuses such activities have become part of our culture