“Sanjay Ghodawat University is internationally recognized for its excellence in creating and disseminating knowledge through value-based quality education leading to betterment of mankind.”
Sanjay Ghodawat University is a self-financed university located in the Southern Western region belt of Maharashtra. The highlight of the university lies in its world class academia culture for innovative teaching-learning practices with an emphasis on research and innovation. The University has highly qualified professionals and experts from the teaching field and provides a top-notch supportive infrastructure for the purpose. It offers UG, PG and PhD courses in Liberal Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Technology and Architecture. It proposes to commence Pharmacy courses under its aegis from the next academic year.
Sanjay Ghodawat Group is a name to be reckoned with in the field of Business that is spreading its ‘Midas Touch’ in almost every sphere of life. Apart from education, it is associated with many different sectors like renewable energy, high-tech agriculture, real estate and infrastructure, heavy engineering, textiles, marble mining, FMCGs and has made enviable progress in all these sectors.Today having the remarkable strength of ten thousand employees has added glory to its victory and stands as a witness to its fascinating tale of splendour and success.
Bestowing Utmost Offerings
The university provides the students of undergraduate, post undergraduate and PhD levels to opt for degrees in Liberal Arts offering BA, MA and PhD; Science for BSc, MSc & PhD, Commerce B Com, M Com & PhD; Management for BBA, MBA & PhD, Engineering for B Tech, M Tech and PhD and also Architecture for B.Arch. Depending as per one’s choice of interest, one can choose the subjects like Aeronautical Engineering which is available as an Engineering discipline at the university.
In order to upgrade the students and give them exposure related to the current industrial practices and global trends, the University has successfully tied up with Chonnam National University, South Korea;Yeungam University, Republic of Korea;South Carolina University, USA;Northumbria University, UK and Teeside University UK.
The University regularly carries out student and faculty immersion programs with the Universities and also runs short term courses for value addition and create MOUs that will mutually benefit the students, stakeholders and the overall culture of the University. The University aims at overall holistic development of students and also provides them with ample facilities for sports, extracurricular activities. The University has introduced Choice Based Credit System where students have flexibility to choose subjects from different disciplines of their choice with their compulsory subjects and thus have a broader outlook towards learning and life through the channel of inter-disciplinary interaction.
A Persistent Personality
A diligent leader Sanjay Ghodawat is the President of the Sanjay Ghodawat University. He established the Sanjay Ghodawat Group of Institutions in the year 2009.In the last decade, the institute has matured beyond expectations and has been accredited by NBA and has also received NAAC A Grade accreditation. His vision is to produce leaders and workforce for the 21st century through the channel of the best educational practices around the globe.
The Chairman’s principled work ethical approach and sheer determination has majorly contributed to the corporate, social, and education sector. He has been awarded numerous recognitions like the ‘VanshreePuruskar’ by the Government of Maharashtra in 2011 for planting approximately 1 lac trees on the Kolhapur – Sangli Highway. He has won “UdyogRatna” award in the year 2003 and the “BhartiyaUdyogRatna” in 2005. In 2017, the Chairman received the ‘Corporate Excellence Award’ through IMED, BharatiVidyapeeth, Pune for his contribution to the fields of Education and Business, and “Game Changer Award” through Economic Times at London, ‘Navbharat Business Excellence Award, 2018 by the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadanavis and many more.
Helping him along the way is the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. V A Raikar.“One of the unique features of the University is the emphasis on holistic education. Education should bring out the hidden potential within students that liberates them to be all they are meant to be. All the curriculum, pedagogy and practices at the University aim for the same. We hope to work closely with students, parents and stakeholders to churn out the best output in form of human resource who will walk out into the world and make a difference. We exist to empower you!” quotes Prof. Raikar.
Adding More Elements into Existence
The glorious journey of Sanjay Ghodawat Group of Institutions paved way for the Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur in the year 2017 as a Private University. The University today has become one of the major landmarks for educational needs in the region. The University has already received the ‘Best Emerging Private University Award’ through Lokmat Media in 2018.
The Sanjay Ghodawat Institutes and Sanjay Ghodawat University campus also houses the Sanjay Ghodawat International School with more than 4000 students studying at present. Recently it was awarded in Sept 2017 with 4th Rank among CBSE Schools of the Nation by Grand Jury Awards, Education World at New Delhi.
To explore further avenues in the education sector, SGI has also recently launched the Sanjay Ghodawat IIT & Medical Academy. The IIT & Medical Academy is into specialized coaching classes for the Entrance Exams like JEE Mains/Advance which has been recently centralized by the Government for all Engineering Colleges across the nation and also the CET Medical for entry into premier Medical Colleges in the country. One of the recent projects of the SG IIT and Medical Academy is the Sanjay Ghodawat Olympiad School. The SGI campus also hosts the Sanjay Ghodawat Junior College for XIthClass affording the choices of Science and Commerce Stream for students. In the recent JEE Mains exam results of 2019, the SGIMA has earned accolades by being recognized as the only Institute in the Western Maharashtra to have 7 students who have scored more than 99 percentile.
Visits by Eminent Personalities
The Sanjay Ghodawat Institutes has already achieved the status of a landmark in the area of Kolhapur –Sangli. The Institute has been a special attraction for many people and also celebrities from all walks of life. The Institute had visitors like Professor. Shevgaonkar ( Ex – Director, IIT, Delhi), Dr. Narendra Jadhav (Member, Planning Commission of India), Mr. Kapil Dev (Ex – Captain of Indian Cricket team), Mr. Salman Khan (Bollywood Actor), Mr. Mahesh Manjrekar (Bollywood Actor/Director), Mr. Ashok Saraf (Marathi Film Actor), Tiger Shroff, Saif Ali Khan and many others.
Winning Prestigious Recognitions
Sanjay Ghodawat Institutes that commenced in the year 2009 has won many awards and accolades to its name before being formed into a Private University. Listed here are some of them;the Times of India Survey had ranked the Institute with 44th Rank in the category of Upcoming Private Educational Institutes of the Nation. The Chairman Sanjayji Ghodawat was honoured with the, “50 Outstanding Educational Entrepreneurs of India” by World Education Congress. The recent recognition comes in the form of the award, “Asia’s 100 Best and Fastest Growing Private Institutes” through the World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) process advisor and evaluator KPMG, India and also the 3rd Prize by HR Club, Mumbai for Corporate Employability. In Dec 2015, the Institute bagged another prestigious award, ‘Best Brands in Education Sector Award for Asia and GCC’ through URS in Dubai. The institute was also the recipient of the best infrastructure award through AICA in Mumbai recently on 23rd Jan, 2016. The Institute also received ‘Campus Swachchata Award through Rethink, India in 2016’.
Strengthening with Time
The future focus of the Sanjay Ghodawat University lies in innovation and placement of students in reputed organizations, skill impartation, and enhancement among students to make them more acceptable in the market. The value impartation with academics is another focus, where the University wants to churn out future able citizens of the nation and the world with focus on Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Equality, Quality, Empathy, and Stewardship.
A small step in the right direction can go a long way to make the right impact on lives and society around. Sanjay Ghodawat University is one such institution that is already creating ripples of positive effect in the academic world. Indeed with SGI, the maxim “Empowering Lives globally” stands true.