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Goa University is accredited with Four Star rating on a 5-point scale by NAAC.Goa University is the only University in the State of Goa and one of the renowned centres for higher education in the country. The University was established in the year 1985 around the nucleus of Centre for Post Graduate Instruction and Research of the University of Bombay in Goa. Goa University campus is located on the outskirts of Panaji, the capital city and spread over nearly 173 hectares on the Taleigao Plateau overlooking the scenic Zuari River joining the Arabian Sea. The 23 PG Departments and 2 Centres of studies offer academic programmes leading to master’s and Ph.D. degrees in various disciplines. In 2001, Goa University was accredited with a Four Star rating on a 5-point scale by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Its PG departments, over the years have developed excellent facilities for research. Seven of the Science Departments are currently supported by DST under FIST. Goa University has academic programmes in a wide range of subjects. The University is constantly exploring ways to make the courses relevant to the changing needs of education. Goa University also offers PG Diploma programmes in selected disciplines. The master’s programme in Biotechnology is supported by DBT since inception of the course. Degree programmes in Physical Education and Fire Technology were added during the academic year 2004-05. Four year B.Sc. (Nursing) degree was added during the academic year 2005-06. The University launched a certificate course in Portuguese language through DEITI in 2005-06. M. Com. (Distance Education Mode) was launched during 2005-06. Goa University has one of the best teacher-student ratios. Various programmes and facilities of the University cover a wide range of disciplines in teaching and research. Goa University has a Campus Wide Network (LAN) and all the individual Departments have been provided with connectivity to this network. The University has established a Remote Sensing Laboratory with the financial and technical assistance from ISRO. To the students of nature and bio-diversity, the University offers a unique opportunity as it is situated in the Western Ghats region, which is rich in flora and fauna. The Study India Program is a unique initiative of the Goa University that is aimed at overseas students from all countries provided they meet the general prerequisite of proficiency in English. The University has Central Computing facilities at its Computer Centre. The Computer Centre extends required assistance to the teachers, students and Research Scholars in Computer related activities. Goa University has a Sports Section, which looks after Sports of the post-graduate students as well as of the colleges affiliated to our University.
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