• Introduction

    University Department of Gujarati was established on 1st September, 1970. It is located on the First Floor, Room No.153, Ranade Bhavan, Vidyanagari Campus, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai- 400 098. At present Department offers three Post Graduate Courses M.A. (Part - I), M.A.(Part-II) and M.Phil & Ph.D. The main objective of the Department is to promote the learning and teaching of Gujarati Language and Literature.

  • Library

    The Dept. has a library with more than 1500 Books.

  • Courses
    M.A. (Part-I)
    Paper I Study of Modern Texts
    Paper III Details Studies of the two Authors
    Paper V Indian & Western Literary Theory & Criticism
    Paper VII A Study of Literary Forms M.A. (Part-II)
    Paper II Comparative Literature (Literature and Politics)
    Paper IV Philology, Linguistics and Gujarati Grammer
    Paper VI Study of Medeival Texts
    Paper VIII Journalism and Research Methodology & M.PHIL:(Dureation One & Half years)
    Paper I Research Methodology
    Paper II Approches of Literary  criticism
    Paper III Modern - Post Modern Gujarati Poetry & Dissertation with the Guidence 0f the Teacher


    Ph.D. : Thesis with the Guidence of the Teacher

    Admission Procedure : As per University Rules and written Test for the Faculty Change other than the Faculty of Arts

    Fees As per University Rules
    Research Projects NIL
    Working Papers/Research Paper NIL
  • Annual Report of Last Academic year

    Annual Report of Last Academic Year : YEAR 2004-2005

    (Period : 1st April, 2004 to 31st March, 2005)

    Name of the University Department & Year of Establishment DEPARTMENT OF GUJARATI, 1st September, 1970
    Name of the Head of the Department alongwith her Academic Qualifications Dr. Ratilal I Rohit, M.A., Ph.D. (Gujarati)
    Teaching & Research Staff as on 31st March, 2005 Two Lecturer (Full-Time)
      Sanctioned Staff Staff in Possition
    Professor  Full - Time Part-Time Full-Time Part-Time
    Reader - - - -
    Lecturer 01 - Vacant -
    Research 02 - 02 -
    Associate - - - -
    Others - - - -
    Number of teachers belonging to SC,ST,DT & NT as on 31st March, 2005
      Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes Donotified & Nomadic Tribes
      Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Professor - - - - - -
    Reader - - - - - -
    Lecturer 01 - - - - -
    Research - - - - - -
    Associate - - - - - -
    Others - - - - - -
    Students Enrolment (Please give : the Number of students who were enrolled furing the academic year 2004-2005.)
    Courses Male Female Total
    M.A. Part-I 02 10 12
    M.A. Part-II 01 05 06
    M.Sc. Part-I - - -
    M.Sc. Part-II - - -
    Master,s Degree(By Research) - - -
    M.Phill. - - -
    Ph.D. 01 03 04
    Others - - -
    Total 04 18 22
    Number of students belonging to : SC, ST, DT & NT(Please give the number of Students belonging to backward Classes during the Academic year 2002-2003.)
      Male Female Total
    Scheduled Castes - -  
    Schedules Tribes 01 01  
    Denotified Tribes & Nomadic Tribes - -  
    No. of students qualified for (Please mention number only) (By Research) Master's Degree M.Phill Ph.D.
    - - - -
    Book/Research Papers of Articles : Published by Teachers
    Name of the Teacher BOOK Published
    Dr. Ratilal I. Rohit 'A Dalit Short Stories on overall review' in Gujarati Literature. Published in 'ANBHAI' on July-September, 2004. Page No.65. A Critical appriciation of "DHAD" Short Story by Jayant Khatri. Published in 'SHABDASHRUSTI' November, 2004 , Page No.42.
    "VAKAL NA LOKGITO" (Folk song of Vakal) a research work in Gujarati Folk Literature. Published in "Loksahitya Aapano Sanskrutik Varaso" in January, 2005, page No.170. "A NA BHULASO' Poem published in 'Hayati" December, 2004, page No.12.
    Participation by Teachers in : Seminars/Conferences/Symposia of Regional/National/Internationals Importance and presentation of papers thereat during the period from 1st April, 2004to 31st March, 2005.
    Name of Teacher Theme of the Seminar/ Conference/Symposia Name of the organiser Date and Place Title of the paper presented/

    Dr. Ratilal Rohit Lecturer & Head

    National Seminar Faculty of Arts,M.S. University of Vadodara Baroda 25-2-2005 to 28-2-2005

    "A Literary Tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's: 1860 - 1904" on the subject of "A Chekhov's Short Story : A Critical Study"

    General : The University Department of Gujarati has organized two days Seminar on "Feminism " on 16th & 17th September, 2004.Ms. Vibhuti Patel, Ms. Rucha Brahambhatt, , Ms. Nootan Damoar' Mr.Digvijaysingh Gohil , Prof. Vasanti Damale ,Vaibhav Kothari, Shubha Nigam, Dr. Nalini Madgaonkar, Madhuri Chheda, Dr. Bharat Mehta, Prof. Jayant Parekh and eminant Scholar and Major Creative Writer of Gujarati Literature from Gujarat and Maharashtra participated in the said Seminar.
    Lectures : Department of Gujarati has organized Special Lectures for the Post - Graduate students.
    Name of the Speaker Date Subject
    Prof. Jayant Parekh 13-8-2004 Suresh Joshi Ni Vartao
    16-8-2004 My dear Jayu
    20-9-2004 Vartakar R.V. Pathak
    Prof. Bharat Mehta 20-9-2004 Chaurasir Ni Ma Hazar & Tamas
    Dr. Rajenara Mehta 21-9-2004 Khandkavyo
    22-9-2004 Khandkavyo
    23-9-2004 Mahim ni khadi
    Dr. Raman Soni 7-10-2004 Patrakaratav
    8-10-2004 Patrakaratav
    9-10-2004 -
    Prof. Jayant Umrethiya 4-10-2004 Loksahitya
    5-10-2004 Sanshodhan Na Prashno
    Dr. Arvind Bhandari 12-10-2004 Linguistics
    14-10-2004 -
    15-10-2004 -
    16-10-2004 -
    Dr. Ramesh Ghodasara 24-11-2004 Patrakatrav Ni News Papers
    Dr. Chandrakant Hirani 24-11-2004 Patrakarata
    25-11-2004 -
    Dr. Pravin Darji 10-1-2005 Sonnet Nu Swarup Ane Sonnet No Aaswad
    Dr. Neeta Bhagat 10-1-2005 T.S. Eliot
    11-1-2005 Sushan Langar
    12-1-2005 -
    Special Lecture : Dr. Ratilal Rohit , Head, Dept. of Gujarati Deliver a Special Lecture on the subject of "Premchand's Literature' .The Hindi Writer in the Department of Hindi, University of Mumbai, on 5th August, 2005. Deliver a Special Lecture on "Gujarati Folk Literature" in Shri M.D. Mahila College of Arts, Malad, S.N.D.T, University, Mumbai, on 18th October, 2004. Dr. Ratilal Rohit, Head, Dept. of Gujarati has done Orientation Course in May, 2004 from Gogate College, Ratnagiri, University of Mumbai. Dr.Mrs. Urvashi M. Pandya, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Gujarati.

    Awards : Ph.D. October, 2004 - Modern Gujarati Fiction in the Special Context of the Elements as such

    • Plot Making
    • Crectoraization
    • Point of Narration
    • Stream I of Conciousness and Feminism

    Ph.D. Thesis has selected as Best Thesis and granted of Rs.10,000'- for the Publication of the thesis by Gujarati Sahitya Akadami, Gandhinagar, in the year of 2004-2005. The Original Poetry collection 'Yatana" has selected as Best Creative work and it has to be published by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Ahmedabad in this year.

    Student : Kum. Shesh Sanghni ( March,2004) Kum. Geeta P. Varun, ( March, 2005) a student of M.A. (Part-II) received a B.K. Thakore Gold Medal and a 'Harindra Dave Puraskar' for securing highest marks in the subject of Gujarati.
    Seminars : Two seminar every year


    • Navalkatha Satra (2002) / (Nature of Narrative)
    • Feminism (2003)
    • Feminism (2004)

    Endowment Lectures of the Department -

    • Thakkar Vasanji Madhavji Endowment
    • Kumari Kailashben Ramprasad Mehta

    Endowment in Comparative Literature
    Visiting Professor Scheme : Every year Department invited various Scholars from all over India to deliver lectures for the Teachers and Students.

    Achievment of the Department : B.K. Thakor Gold Medal  (2002-2004)

    • Ms. Falguni Jadia (2002)
    • Ms. Amita Shroff (2003)
    • Ms. Sneha Sangani (2004)
    • Ms. Geeta P. Varun (2005) securing highest Number of Marks in Gujarati at M.A. Final Examination

    Publication of the Department :
    'Sanskrut Kavyashashtra Ni aadhunik Vevechana Man Parstutta' - Shri Jayant Kothari (Relevance of Sanskrit Poetics in Modern Gujarati Practical Criticism)

    'Varta Sanchay - Edited by - Shri Jayant Parekh & Dr. Shirish Panchal (Collection of Modern Gujarati Short Stories Vol.1)

    'Varta Sanchay -2 - Edited by - Shri Jayant Parekh & Dr. Shirish Panchal (Collection of Modern Gujarati Short Stories Vol.2)

    'Sahitya Na Itihas Ni Abhidharna' - by Dr. Chandrakant Topiwala New Historicism

    'Sahityik Artha No Koyado' - by Dr. Suman Shah (The Problem of Literary Meaning)

    'Asyaah Sargavidhau' - Dr. Prof. Sitanshu Yashaschandra (Collection of Critical Essays)

  • Faculty

    1. Dr. Ratilal I. Rohit, Lecturer & Head, M.A., NET & Ph.D. (Gujarati)

    Areas of interest :

    •     Linguistics
    •     Medeival Textual Studies
    •     Forms of Literature

    Tel.No. (office) : 2652 60 91, ext. 344, 469

    2. Dr. Urvashi M. Pandya, Sr. Lecturer, M.A. , NET & Ph.D. (Gujarati)

    Areas of interest:

    •     Comparative Literature
    •     Feminism
    •     History of Literature
    •     Linguistics

    Tel.No. (office) : 2652 60 91, ext. 344, 469.

  • Administrative Staff

    Mrs. Aarti A. Dongarkar (Jr.TY. Clerk)

    Shri Madhukar N. Tamboli (Peon)