RK University Rajkot

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Established in 2011, RK University is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Rajkot (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Gujarat. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, RK University (RKU) is a coeducational higher education institution. RK University (RKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. RKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

RK University is a private university in Rajkot, Gujarat, India. It was created by the state of Gujarat under the Private State University Act by a gazetted notification dated 12 October 2011, along with three other universities. On Rajkot-Bhavnagar Highway, in a campus of over 40 acres, RK University has been functioning as RK Group of Colleges since 2005, offering degrees in engineering, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and in management studies. It has more than 5500 students. The campus offers hostel facilities for nearly 1200 students.

It started with offering its flagship program in Management and Physiotherapy. Now it has many other academic disciplinary courses to offer such as Engineering, Pharmacy, computer science etc..

Academic programs and faculties

RK University offers courses in disciplines such as Management, Engineering, Diploma studies, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Science, Computer Science, etc. It has strong presence in every field of academics in the Saurashtra region.

RK University has a strength of more than 300 well qualified and experienced faculty members.

Awards and recognitions

  • Shiksha Bharti Puraskar has been awarded to Khodidasbhai Patel the Hon’able Chairman for the RK Group of Colleges, by all India Achievers Foundation on the occasion of national seminar on “Globalization OF Indian Industries & World Peace”
  • Indian Council for Technical Education Award for Hosting 5th ISTE Student Convention – 2008, Gujarat Section
  • State Level ISTE Student’s Chapter Award – 2009, Gujarat Section
  • Appreciation Roll over by Wipro for Conducting Mission10X Faculty Empowerment Program
  • Kutch-Saurashtra Productivity Council award – Overall Best Performing Engineering College – 2009 & 2010
  • B-School Leadership Award has been given by leading daily DNA to the School of Management, RK University.[2]


RK University has a vast presence in the field of academics. It has separate schools for the same. The multi-disciplinary schools of the university are listed below.

  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Diploma Studies
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Physiotherapy
  • School of Science

PhD Program

RK University offers admission to PhD program in fields of Science, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Computer Applications and Management. Post graduate candidates, after clearing required admission test, are eligible to pursue their doctoral study in RK University either full-time or externally.


Galore is the annual sports and cultural festival of the university. It is normally organized in February by students and faculty. Huge number of students from other local colleges take part in the festival.

RK University celebrates its foundation day every year in October.

Apart from these two main events, RK University celebrates techno-cultural and physio-cultural events every year.

Social responsibility initiatives

RK University engages itself in fulfilling its social obligations by serving in many ways to the local community. Some of the initiatives undertaken by the university are listed below.

  • RK Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Research Centre
  • Environment Audit Cell (for environment protection)
  • Material Testing Cell


K. S. Patel Scholarship Awards is the scholarship program of RK University: 12th science students across 1100 schools of Gujarat takes part in the program every year and get the benefits.

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