Dharmsinh Desai University has been a pioneer in chemical technology in Gujarat since 1968 and has evolved in to a full-fledged professional university offering variety of engineering, management and medical courses. The University was established in 1968 with diploma and degree program in just one engineering discipline, chemical engineering and continued to be so till 1981. Since then it has made tremendous growth and today it is a State University with five different faculties, viz. Technology, Pharmacy, Management & Information Technology, Dentistry and Medicine. In 2008 the university has been awarded recognition as a Centre of Excellence from Dept. of Industries and Mines, Govt. of Gujarat to carryout cutting edge R&D activities in the area of Nanotechnology Also it was granted status of Anchor Institute (Chemicals & Petrochemicals) to impart training to the trainers and employees of the industries.