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Centers of Excellence


Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIED)

The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development has been set up to create entrepreneurial culture amongst the faculty and students to foster growth of innovation and entrepreneurship.

CIED organizes Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Entrepreneurship Development, Faculty Development and Skill Development Programmes. It also initiates to develop innovative student projects each year for new innovative product development. The centre organizes Business Plan Competitions every year. It is the esteemed responsibility of CIED to guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system, information on technologies, etc. Furthermore, the centre also facilitates interaction with entrepreneurs and creates a mentorship scheme for student entrepreneurs.

Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

The Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) has been launched by Gujarat Rai University with the commitment of informing people and raising awareness about the environmental and developmental situation and to facilitate mobilization of people for sustaining a better quality of life. CSD’s interest lies in understanding how resource degradation can aggravate social tensions and bring about the conditions in which poverty is likely to aggravate further.

CSD is front-runner in the areas of introducing sensitization programme on issues of environment & development, advocacy writing syndicate, environmental impact studies of major development projects for mass consumption and contributing to policy change. In addition, CSD works towards conducting opinion polls, sensitizing people on their role in climate change & sustainable development. Another major initiative of CSD is also to sensitize students about secondary schools across the country, about the impacts of climate change and organizing environmental activists under Environment for All (EFA) to ensure environmental conservation.

Center for Innovation in Applied Research in Technology (CIART)

CIART’s mission is to provide state-of-the art facilities and access to assist in the advancement of high technology-based research. CIART supports science-based and high technology research projects at various stages. It also facilitates the transfer of technology and business skills among the industry.

Center for Creative Development (CCD)

The Centre for Creative Development is a non-partisan think tank and center for leadership training, dedicated to making sense of and supporting the new maturity of understanding and decision-making, which is needed in all aspects of our lives.

Center for Vocational Skill Development (CVSD)

The Center for Vocational Skill Development (CVSD) is committed to train educated youth in India by developing skills and knowledge necessary for pursuing opportunities in some of today’s fastest growing career fields. The principal aims which guide CVSD are to:

  • Provide productive link between industry and training providers for enhancing, effectiveness and responsive of training.
  • Identify, analyze and prioritize training needs of the geographical areas.
  • Meet training needs by arranging training, re-training and skill upgrading programmes for educated youth and already employed.
  • Develop, validate and determine training standards and curriculum content based on employment and industry need analysis to ensure qualitative and relevant / need based training.
  • Develop and implement special training programmes for gainful employment or some other income generating activities.