Sardar Patel University is a university in the Gujarat state of India re-accredited with 'B' Grade by NAAC (CGPA-2.83). It is named after independence leader Shree Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31, 1875–December 15, 1950). It was founded in 1955 by Shree Bhailalbhai D. Patel, known as Bhaikaka.
The university was established by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the then-Bombay Province in December 1955 and was UGC recognized under 2(f) of the UGC Act in October 1968. The university has many affiliated colleges and AICTE approved by All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE), New Delhi. 05-05-2010, Originally it had the status of a rural university but now it has diversified with the motto of "Excellence Matters". The university is the first among all the universities in Gujarat to volunteer for the accreditation in 2000 and was accredited with four star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. In the re-accreditation process the university is accredited with the B-Grade by the same Council on March 8, 2009. SP University is listed in Top 50 Universities in India.