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Goa’s premier University, 4 star accredition by NAAC in 2001, Great centre of Learning, Post Graduation, PH.D, B.SC, M.SC, Research Facilities Study India programme.
Goa University,the seat of higher learning in Goa was set up in 1985 and merged with the existing Centre for Post Graduate Instruction and Research (CPIR) of the University of Bombay (now Mumbai) that functioned at state-capital Panaji or Panjim. Goa University offers both graduate and post-graduate studies and research programmes. It is currently (September 2006) accredited to the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) in India with a rating of four stars. It is located on the Taleigao Plateau. Goa University was established under the Goa University Act of 1984 and commenced operations on June 1, 1985. The University provides higher education in the Indian state of Goa.

Goa's premier University, 4 star accredition  by  NAAC in 2001, Great centre of Learning, Post Graduation, PH.D, B.SC, M.SC, Research Facilities Study India programme. Goa University

Centre for education in Goa

Goa University is considered the centre for higher education in Goa, a former Portuguese colony and now India’s smallest state, which has only a single university for its population of 1.4 million people.

Gujaral-designed Architecture in Goa

Goa University was designed by painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer and architect Satish Gujral. However, there has been some criticism of the type of model he envisioned for Goa University, considering that the coastal state receives a high amount of rainfall ever year and his structure might have not been the most suited from the climatic point of view.

Location of Goa University

Goa University is built on a plateau called the Taleigao Plateau, located around five kilometres from the Goan state capital of Panaji or Panjim. It can be approached either via Bambolim to Dona Paula-Taleigao.

The Taleigao plateau overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea and the picturesque Dona Paula shores, a former beach village now a tourist location.The University is also counted as one of the must-sees by many tourist guides, who route visiting tourists around this region.

Mandate of Goa University

Goa University says its tasks are:

  • Providing higher education under various faculties to the State of Goa.
  • Providing facilities for research in various fields.
  • Providing degrees in various faculties to all the successful candidates.

Bachelor’s degrees by Goa University

The University is responsible for the bachelors’ level of education conducted by different colleges across Goa, and affiliated to Goa University.

The following are the non-professional colleges affiliated to Goa University:

  • The Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao, Goa.
  • Shree Damodar college of commerce and Economics, Margao,Goa.
  • Carmel College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Nuvem,Salcete,Goa.
  • Rosary College of Commerce & Arts,Navelim,Salcete,Goa.
  • St. Xavier’s College of Arts & Science,Mapusa,Bardez,Goa.
  • M.E.S. College of arts and commerce, Zuarinagar,Goa.
  • DM’s College of Arts, S. P.Vaidya College of Science & V.N.S.Bandekar College of Commerce,Mapusa, Goa.
  • P. E. S. College of Arts & Science,Farmagudi,Goa.
  • Dhempe College of Arts & Science,Panjim,Goa.
  • G.V.M.’s Shri Gopal Govind Poi Raiturkar College of Commerce & Economics,Farmagudi,Ponda,Goa.
  • C. E. S. College of Arts & Commerce.Cuncolim,Goa.
  • The Naval Academy,INS Mandovi. Veer.Goa.
  • Government College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Sanquelim,Goa.
  • Government College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Khandola,Goa.
  • Government College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Quepem,Goa.
  • Saraswat Vidyalaya’s College of Commerce & Management Studies,Telangnagar, Khorlim, Mapusa,Goa.
  • X. E. S. Fr. Agnel College of Arts & Comm,Pilar,Goa.
  • Government College of Arts & Commerce,Pernem,Goa.
  • Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts & Commerce,Delem,Canacona,Goa.
  • Zantye Brothers’ Educational Foundation’s Narayan Zantye College of Commerce Sarvan,Bicholim,Goa.
  • Goa College of Home Science,D. Bandodkar Road, Campal,Panjim,Goa.
  • Goa Dental College and Hospital,Bambolim,Goa.
  • Goa College of Architecture,Campal,Panaji,Goa.
  • Institute of Nursing Education,Old I.P.H.B. Complex, Altinho, Panaji, Goa.
  • Devi Shreevani Education Society’s Goa Institute of Management Studies,M. S. College of Law Bldg.P. O. Caranzalem,Panjim,Goa.
  • V. V. Mandal’s Institute of Management Training and Research,Govind R. Kare Road,Margao,Goa.
  • National Hydrographic School,Vasco da Gama,Goa.
  • I N S Hamla,Marve, Malad(W), Mumbai – affiliated to Goa University.
  • S. S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics,Altinho,Panjim,Goa.
  • The following are the professional colleges affiliated to Goa University:
  • V. M. Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar,Panjim,Goa.
  • G. R. Kare College of Law,Margao,Goa.
  • G. V. M.’s College of Education,Ponda,Goa.
  • B. S. P. Gomantak Ayuveda Mahavidyalaya,Vajem,Ponda Road,Shiroda,Goa.
  • Goa Salesian Society,Don Bosco College,Panaji,Goa.
  • Nirmala Institute of Education,Altinho,Panaji,Goa.
  • Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Shiroda Goa.
  • Goa Medical College,Bambolim,Goa.
  • Goa College of Pharmacy, Panjim,Goa.
  • Goa College of Music,Altinho,Panaji,Goa.
  • Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour,Bambolim,Goa.
  • PES College of Education,Farmagudi,Ponda, Goa.
  • College of Engineering, Farmagudi, Ponda,Goa.

Post-graduate departments, centres of studies – Goa University

On campus, Goa University has 23 post-graduate departments and two centres of studies offering academic programmes which lead to the Masters and Doctorate (Ph.D) programmes across different disciplines. Similarly, the university also conducts post-graduate diploma programmes in select disciplines.

The university houses 12 faculties, under which different departments operate and offer masters or diploma programmes. The following are the faculties in Goa University and the different departments which operate under them.

These include:

  • The Faculty of Language and Literature: The Departments of English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, French and Portuguese.
  • The Faculty of Natural Sciences: The Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science and technology,Earth Science, Physics(Electronics), Physics and Mathematics.
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences: The Departments of Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology.
  • The Faculty of Life Sciences and Environment: The Departments of Botany, Bio-technlogy,Micro-biology,Marine science and Zoology.
  • The Faculty of Commerce: The Department of Commerce.
  • The Faculty of Management Studies: The Department of Management Studies.
  • The Faculty of Medicine.
  • The Faculty of Engineering.
  • The Faculty of Law.
  • The Faculty of Performing, Fine Arts and Music.
  • The Faculty of Design.

New courses at Goa University

The master’s programme in biotechnology is supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Government of India. Degree programmes in Physical Education and Fire Technology have been added during the academic year 2004-05.

Four year B.Sc (Nursing) degree has been added during the academic year 2005-06. In addition, the Goa University has also launched a Portuguese language course through its distance-education DEITE in 2005-06. Goa University’s M.Com (Distance Education Mode) degree was launched in 2005-06.

Goa University Homepage: www.goauniversity.org

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11 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. plz tell me about d bst colleges in goa ,& d procedure 2 take admission , wid d conytact nos., 4 commerce & d cut off percentage

    1. nisha on January 24th, 2010 at 10:23 pm
  2. I am a student of final year of graduate in microbiology from calcutta university.i want to complete my master degree in your institution in this year.how to contact with ur institution and how to admission.

    2. Somnath Modak on March 31st, 2009 at 11:25 am
  3. i wanted to know about post graduation courses offered by goa university in marine science.plz let me know what is the procedure for admission.

    3. snehal on November 14th, 2008 at 12:15 pm
  4. I have studied my Masters in COmmerce here… this place is like a temple for me. Now as I am very far from Goa… I really miss this beautiful place . Wish to come once and visit my University and Professors here.

    4. Pooja S on September 19th, 2007 at 5:07 pm
  5. I am very intrigued by Goa in general, and am looking for information regarding the Goa College of Music, and what the prospects are to study music in this part of the world…

    5. Hassan M on April 24th, 2007 at 8:11 pm
  6. I would like to know more about Carmel College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Nuvem, Salcete, Goa, but cant seem to find anything antwhere.

    6. Eva on March 9th, 2007 at 2:07 pm
  7. I can give some nice photos of University, if u want to change existing one.

    7. Ashish on February 24th, 2007 at 3:07 pm
  8. Goa University Is a really nice place to study out in Life sciences. Thanks for a nice blog wit all generaly important information.

    8. Ashish on February 24th, 2007 at 3:05 pm
  9. Hi, Nice site you have here on Goa. I have also posted an article on my visit to Goa in December 2006.

    Can we have links from your site into mine and I have into yours?

    Please do let me know!

    9. Hemant Velury on February 23rd, 2007 at 11:20 am
  10. Goa University… GU
    is a den of sophisticated culprits!! 😀

    10. Ex UR of GEC on February 22nd, 2007 at 9:19 pm
  11. Goa university is really hopeless.

    11. Akshar on February 22nd, 2007 at 12:26 pm

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