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Gujarat, the state on the western coast of India. It touches and has international boundaries on the west of its region with Pakistan. The state enjoys various environmental and climatic conditions and has special festivals and events mould around the same. Traditional clothing style, dance forms, food, and natural landscape are important in the exquisite features of the state. Some other important attributes of the state are Asiatic lions, Rann of Kutch (White Desert), colourful handicrafts, vibrant and extraordinary dance forms, the language and literature of Gujarati festival and culture.

Ahmedabad, the former capital was the largest city and most important textile centre in India. Also, the city has historical importance, with struggles from British India, Mahatma Gandhi built his Sabarmati ashram as a headquarters for his campaigns against the British here. The state is also important in the context of self-reliance, where the first and major industries were set up for making one’s salt, which was the basic necessity item in every household and was also a symbol to boycott the British era and attain full independence. The state has the maximum coastal boundary in the subcontinent.

Today the capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar. The state has an amazing variety of topography ranging from deep green dense forests to white salt plains. More than 1500km of coastline is developed and is an entry point for international trade with the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. The water bodies on the coasts are home to some unique species. The flora and fauna of the state are devised so beautifully and geographically, that some of the special animal species like lions and tigers are only present in the state.

The state is the amalgamation of vast and varied culture, people, places, traditions, festivals and history due to outside influences. With every new invader, a new entrant came various ritual practices, cuisines, style of dressing, fairs and festivals, celebrations became a part of this amazingly diverse and beautifully wholesome state. This was possible because of the amount and variety of trade, commerce, the composition of the people, skills of the population, some geographical factors, and the human desire and ability to accept every viewpoint calmly.

Major cities of the state are Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhuj, Junagarh, Jamnagar.

Major ports are Kandla, Mandvi, Mundra, Sikka, Okha, Porbandar, Veraval, Bhavnagar, Salaya, Pipavav, Mahuva, Jafrabad, Hazira.

The religious composition of the state is Hindu 88.57%, Muslims 9.67%. Christian 0.52%, Sikh 0.10%, Buddhist 0.05%, Jain 0.96%, others 0.13%

The forest area of Gujarat is not much diversified because of meagre rainfall. The major types of plantations are babul acacias, capers, Indian jujubes, and toothbrush bushes (Salvadora persica-Daatun). In some parts teak, catechu (cutch), axle wood, and Bengal kino (butea gum) are also found. The state also produces valuable timbers, Malabar simal, and haldu. The major

Gir National Park, one of the highlights of not just the state but also India in the southwestern region of the Kathiawar Peninsula, contains rare Asiatic lions and endangered Indian wild asses. The Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, near Ahmedabad, is a migratory spot for Siberian species and birds throughout winters. The Rann of Kachchh is India’s only ground for the greater flamingo.

The main occupation of Gujarat is agriculture, Population here is also involved in fishing activities, craft and art, flora and fauna management, diamond and textile industries. Gujarat is the main supplier of tobacco, groundnut and cotton in India.

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Local Culture

The amalgamation of the vibrant religious practises, the following unique and distinct feature amidst the major traditional and cultural values of many religions, the culture and essence of living in the state are truly beautiful and epic. The language of the people is Gujarati, which is compulsorily taught at the primary level, and even to higher secondary and senior secondary level.

The Art and Culture of Gujarat, the Handcrafted products of Gujarat art are popular and acclaimed worldwide and even appreciated for detailed work and quality. Products like furniture, jewellery, embroidery, leatherwork, metalwork, clay articles, mirror work, dress material, ghagra, food, bed covers, quilts, mattress covers, and table mats. The magnificent past and history of the state challenges and motivated to keep up the good and elaborative work for which Gujarat is a world-recognized state around the globe. Gujarati the native language and mother tongue of the people in Gujarat is an Indo-Aryan language that originated from Sanskrit and is the 26th most used language in the world.

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Corporates/Industries

1. Agriculture

Wheat, millet, rice, and sorghum are the primary food crops. Principal cash crops include cotton, oilseeds (especially peanuts [groundnuts]), tobacco, and sugarcane. Commercial dairy farming and livestock are also important. The state is responsible for the success of operational flood, and thus registers the name in the world's largest producer of milk and its products. The major share of Gdp is generated from the agricultural sector, be it the farming activities, or subsidiary industries like agro-based industries.

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Educational and Employment Opportunities

Handicraft and Art related Business

The designing and art are imbibed in the genes and calibre of every individual. And this is the factor of growth and world recognition of various formats. This kind of career requires an eye for learning, adaptability, and the use of modern and new age tools, technologies.

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IIM Ahmedabad (Indian Institute of Management)

Gujarat, , India

Gujarat University Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, , India

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Surat

Surat, , India

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University

Patan, , India

Institute of Rural Management, Anand

Anand, Gujarat, , India

Sardar Patel University Gujarat

Vallabh Vidyanagar, , India

Institute of Management Nirma University

Gujarat, , India

Bhavnagar University

Bhavnagar, , India

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Gandhinagar, , India

GTU, Gujarat Technological University

Ahmedabad , , India

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