Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University (BKNMU), Junagadh, (Gujarat) India, came into existence in 2015 by the provision of visionary Government of Gujarat. The University is named after the great Adi Kavi of Gujarati literature Shree Narsinh Mehta. He is the composer of the soul-stirring ‘pad’, “Vaishnava Jana to Tene Kahiye je…“, which describes the qualities of good morals and devotional attitudes in an individual i.e. - “A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice, respects women as he respects his own mother, though his tongue may tire he will utter no untruth, never touches the property of others”.
Being the first Vice Chancellor of the University, I assure sincere efforts to inculcate such qualities in all the stakeholders and citizens in the region. In a way, Shree Narsinh Mehta taught us to eradicate all the bad habits, poverty, inequality, gender discrimination and religious discriminations to purify one morally and spiritually to live a peaceful long life.
I’m hopeful that all the embellishments imparting Higher Education in the University will obey these noble social and philosophical aspects with their teaching, learning, evaluation and other promotional activities to build competent individuals who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Our immediate objective is the construction of administrative and academic buildings of the University, to commence at least five PG Departments of various disciplines and to develop research culture in the University for the benefit of the society at large along with regular academic and administrative activities.
A university is ought to meet the changing needs of our developing country by building on innovation, problem solving and interdisciplinary research. Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge through research and creative inquiry, teaching and learning to transfer our intellectual product for enhancement of meaningful and sustainable ways to contribute to national development and to foster global competencies with values of life.
I extend a cordial welcome to all the stakeholders of this University and wish them a bright academic future ahead.