The Saurashtra University was made on a thorough interest, for a different college out of Gujarat University (Ahmedabad), from the famous educationists and opportunity contenders of the Saurashtra locale. The interest was progressively conspicuous after the production of Gujarat state on May 1, 1961. The Saurashtra University Act was passed by the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat in the year 1965(Gujarat Act No. 39 of 1965). Saurashtra University, built up on 23rd May, 1967, having two home office in the underlying stage for example Rajkot and Bhavnagar. After the consolidation of the Bhavnagar University, Rajkot turned into the sole central station of the Saurashtra University. The grounds of the University is spread more than 363 sections of land of land. The present ward of the University incorporates Amreli, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surendranagar, and Morbi locale. It has 29 Post Graduate Departments on its grounds and 238 associated universities.
The University has significant seats of getting the hang of spreading learning in the separate fields for example Nehru Chair, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Chair, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Chair, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Chair, Gulabdas Broker Chair, and so forth. The University runs a focal point of learning and research for the sake of Shri Zaverchand Meghani for example Meghani Lok Sahitya Kendra. The University as a team with Commissionerate of Industries, Government of Gujarat, and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has begun National Facility for Drugs Discovery (NFDD) in the year 2009. The NFDD is a condition of craftsmanship focal point of research and development. Later in the year 2014, the NFDD was changed into Center of Excellence (COE). COE is effectively associated with producing assets from modern consultancy.
The Saurashtra University is lively as far as sorting out youth celebrations, social projects, work fairs, e-Tab dispersion fairs, Ranji Trophy competition, Pro Kabaddi League, Saurashtra Premier League (SPL), entomb college titles, and so on. The Saurashtra University understudies are performing great in different occasions at state and national levels.
The Saurashtra University has the pride to be the initial 'A' Grade certify Conventional State University by the NAAC in the territory of Gujarat in the year 2014. The Saurashtra University is one of the spearheading colleges in Gujarat going intentionally for NAAC accreditation DURING exceptionally beginning phase of NAAC in the year 2001. The University's first cycle rating was 4 Star in February 2002. Consequently, the University was re-certify (second Cycle) with 'B' Grade having CGPA of 2.97 in March 2009. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the University is practical since 2004 according to the suggestions of NAAC. In any case, according to the Peer Team Report of NAAC 2009, the Saurashtra University was the primary University in the nation to designate a Full-time Coordinator.
The Saurashtra University has a forthcoming arrangement to be the pioneer in the field of advanced education. The University is resolved to build up condition of craftsmanship explore research centers in the region of connected and unadulterated sciences. It will be a prime concentration for the University to rank in top fifty Universities of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).