The South Gujarat University, located in the city of Surat, has been renamed and is now called as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. The renaming of the university occurred during the calendar year 2004. This name is in honour of the famous scholar and poet of Gujarat, Narmad. One of the most respectable and recognized departments in the university (with new building and huge advanced computer lab) is Masters of computer Application - Department. It ranks among top five MCA institutions in Gujarat. Incorporated in 1967, this university offers postgraduate courses in various disciplines. Besides, this university has non-traditional postgraduate departments such as public administration, rural studies, comparative literature and aquatic-biology.