Welcome to Vanita Vishram!


An ‘Ashram’ was established on 15th May, 1907 with the missionary zeal and vision of two young widows, Smt. Bajigauri D. Munshi and Smt. Shivgauri K. Gajjar with the missionary objective of ameliorating the social stigma and financial dependency of widows and destitute women by providing them opportunities to become self-reliant and empower them to lead a respectful life. Since then, Vanita Vishram has progressed by leaps and bounds and attained successive milestones in its phenomenal history.


As the Chairman of Surat Administrative Committee of Vanita Vishram, I have witnessed several noteworthydevelopments of the academic institutions in the sprawling campus of Vanita Vishram in the last decade. Till now, Vanita Vishram offered quality education to girl students from pre-primary(Day Care) to Post-Graduate level Courses in Arts, Science, Home-science and Commerce streams. Moreover, it also imparted skill development through vocational courses. However, in 2021, the glorious history of Vanita Vishram is punctuated with yet another milestone, that is to say, the establishment of Vanita Vishram Women’s University. As the President of this University, it is a matter of great pride and privilege for my teamto establish such an outstanding institution of higher learning which is also the First-ever Women’s University of Gujarat.


This University offers UG and PG Programmes/Courses in various disciplines with strong emphasis on Research in addition to academic excellence.It also offers various vocation-based diploma courses for the empowerment of women. With Dr. Harish Padh, the Former Vice-Chancellor of S.P. University and a Global Scientist as the First Provost of this University andhis team of dedicated staff members, and most importantly with the involvement of students, I am confident that Vanita Vishram Women’s University will attain newer benchmarks in the days to come.


At this juncture, I would like to acknowledge the overwhelming support of my colleagues in Vanita Vishram Management in Surat as well as in Mumbai HQ, without which it is impossible to undertake this Himalayan task of establishing the first-ever exclusive Women’s University in Surat. At the end, I encourage all of you to visit our campus and learn more about the opportunities available at Vanita Vishram Women’s University.



Dr. Pradip K. Desai

President, Vanita Vishram Women’s University

Chairman, SAC-Vanita Vishram


Vanita Vishram Women’s University (VVWU) is the First-ever Women’s University of Gujarat approved under Public-Private-Partnership with the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009. VVWU is committed to provide quality education and employment opportunities to its girl students through its revamped curriculum and pedagogy. The focus is on prioritizing practical component and experiential learning supported through academia-industry linkages, functional MoUs, skill development training, internships etc. It aims at providing opportunities to the girl students for holistic development and self-reliance.