About the University
Behind establishing GSFC University, there is a great vision according to which the societal development through relevant and cutting-edge knowledge in frontier areas of professional growth. GSFC University is recognized under the Gujarat Private University (Second Amendment) Act, 2014 and is established by the GSFC Education Society - an initiative of Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.– a Six decades-old industrial giant - to continue the tradition of serving the community in multiple ways.
Skills and training
With focused deliberations on the state of education vis-à-vis industry demands, the GSFC University will focus on a culture of openness, which is participative and provides a platform for the two key stakeholders—students and faculty—to excel. The core determination of GSFC University is simply the process of augmenting cutting-edge skills. To supplement and nourish these skills strong industrial support is a vital agent.
Students at GSFC University receive a unique opportunity in the form of hands-on training in the industry besides the classroom learning that gears them for their career development in multiple ways. With the extended curriculum to promote active industrial connect as well as social responsibility, the students will be delivered a blended-learning pedagogy.
Bachelor of Engineering
The GSFC University at Vadodara will introduce a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) course in Fire Safety and Hazard Management from the academic year 2018-19.
As part of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the university is promoted by the Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (GSFC), a state government undertaking, and currently has 600 students. AM Tiwari, president of the university and managing director of GSFC, told PTI recently that the course, which would start in June, would be divided into eight semesters.
There is a shortage of fire safety and hazard management professionals in various areas have been located in chemical units which are of the state like Saurashtra, Kutch. The course will involve advanced lessons in tackling fire incidents and those graduating from it would be in demand in pharmaceutical firms, airports, five-star hotels among others, said Sameer Bhatt, chief personnel officer of GSFC.
Assets of GSFC University
A fundamental change in the way academic institutions are established has been initiated by GSFC. Our purpose is to train and develop human capital, as opposed to simply awarding degrees. We will continually measure our efforts and make changes as needed, to create thinking individuals, equipped to meet and exceed the ever-changing demands of the today’s marketplace.
Of the University-supported collaboration, Sabbaticals and faculty development programmes involving external partners will be another facet. Forums connecting industry with academia, a students’ forum to foster dialogue beyond the campus, and internships tailored to the need of the students will engender collaborations.