Gujarat has historically been recognized for its entrepreneurial leanings and not for its ability to develop professionally trained human resources. This however, is probably going to vary very rapidly because the Government of Gujarat has initiated a mission to create Gujarat an Education Hub for the country. The efforts are directed not solely towards attracting students from different states inside the country however additionally from different countries. Gujarat presently has about twenty universities of that 10 are private universities (6 already existing and 4 new have been approved and will begin operations soon). Gujarat has over 900 establishments of higher learning and research that educate close to 551,398 students. Gujarat has instituted more or less 34,323 engineering seats and more or less 47,753 diploma engineering seats. At the post-graduation (Masters) level roughly 10492 seats are available across varied disciplines.
The Gujarat Government additionally plans to bring academic reforms in education with the implementation of choice based system, theme of funding for world Category University and Active Learning Methodology. Also, Universities will propel research and Innovation through Promotion of research, networking with research establishments, Compendium of research and Patents in Gujarat, Revamping Libraries, knowledge management programs for college and research Journals. For internalization of higher Education, one to one conferences would be conducted alongside signing of MOUs.
Gujarat although has created tremendous progress in terms of commercial development and is taken into account to be one amongst the quickest progressing states, the education system at higher level in Gujarat has been unable to deliver graduates fit to be promptly used in the market. Whereas there has been improvement within the primary and education sector, the higher education scenario needs more augmentation. However, the government is taking aggressive steps to boost both the infrastructure and quality of higher and technical education within the state.