On behalf of our faculty members, associates and the management team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to AURO University.
AURO University, founded by the Rama Family, is inspired by the vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and The Mother. Our aim is to provide integral education, skill sets and values needed to lead a more purposeful and fulfilling life in today’s complex and changing world.
AURO UNIVERSITY is an environment of collaboration and creativity driven by self-discovery of “Inner Being” that ENCOURAGES, ENABLES and EMPOWERS students in their INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL and SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
The AURO University campus provides dynamic, energetic and progressive learning for students of tomorrow. Our campus atmosphere inspires students to discover themselves and to realize their highest potential. Students will be enriched through academic excellence, transformative experiences and excellent infrastructure facilities.
I invite you to join our learning community, which believes in pursuit of knowledge and success in life.

Professor Parimal H. Vyas

Provost, AURO University


Dear Students, Ladies & Gentlemen,

Greetings from the AURO University & We Welcome You All!

AURO University [AU], Earth space, Surat  Gujarat, has been formally established under the Gujarat State Private Universities Act, 2009, and   U/S 2(F), 22 of the UGC Act, 1956, and Regulations, 2003.

Backed by the strong will and commitment of Shri H. P. Rama, Founder President of the University supported by the Rama family based in the USA, & Auro Group of Hotels,  AURO University has been founded and inspired by the Vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Divine Mother.

AU’s Vision is to be a Premier University of ‘Integral and Transformational Learning’  for Future Leaders.

AU has established  07 Schools, viz., School of  Hospitality, School of  Business, School of  Design, School of  Information Technology, School of  Law, School of  Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, and School of  Journalism & Mass Communications, that offers various Academic Programs at Under-Graduate (UG), Post-Graduate (PG) level, and a Ph.D. Programme (Doctoral Research Degree) to impart ‘Integral and Transformative Education’ that manifests the ‘Physical, Mental, Vital and Spiritual’  being during Teaching-Learning Process.

AU’s  Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Centre (SAILC) is the Soul of the University, to act as a source of inspiration and learning for perfecting oneself for Humanity’s evolutionary journey.

AU has developed and maintains the state-of-the-art Physical, Information Technology and Sports infrastructure to enable students to deliver the ‘Auro Experience’ of an International University.                

AU’s lush green campus has the most modernized amenities and facilities to help us build the learner’s global competitive mindset.                          

AU  provides high-speed Wi-Fi Connectivity across the Campus and has developed a Hi-Tech Automated Library. 

AU  has built the most modern Boys’ and Girls’ Hostels with various facilities, amenities, and spaces for various co-curricular activities.

To achieve academic excellence, AU has developed well-equipped Smart Classrooms, Computer Laboratories, a Language Laboratory, a Media Laboratory, a Design Studio, 02 Auditoriums and, an Executive Master Class Room, a Digitally-Enabled Fashion & Textile Design Workshop, an Art & Poetry Workshop  & Communications & Interspace Design Workshop for Practical and Experiential Learning for Students of the School of  Design, a huge Student Activity Center and other open space to facilitate the conduct of  Convocation, and Students’ Cultural and Recreation Activities.  

AU’s Sports infrastructure includes a  Cricket Ground, Basketball Ground, Volleyball,  Football Ground, and Lawn Tennis Ground, along with facilities for Indoor Sports (Carom, Table Tennis, Chess, Pool, Snooker, etc.)  and a well-equipped Gymnasium-Cum-Fitness Canter, and to provide the spiritual experience with a Meditation Room, and an Exhibition Room on the life of Sri Aurobindo.  

AU has also established various Centers in the area of Arts & Creativity, Language Learning, Rural Management, Innovation & Incubation & Entrepreneurship, Family Business, and   Legal Aid Clinic.

At AURO, we encourage students to engage in a rigorous process of learning and Self-Discovery to ensure their holistic growth and development in business and society. The pedagogical tools adopted by the facilitators provide ample opportunity to exhibit talent and grab the opportunity to realise one’s potential to the fullest.  AU follows tag line of ‘Leaners to Leaders’.

AU has made significant progress since its inception in 2012  and has produced notable and proud worthy alumni.  For the School of IT and Business, the curriculum is offered in Collaboration with IBM-ICE to promote collaborative learning. For the School of Hospitality, AU organizes paid International Internships in the 3rd  Year with the collaborative support of  Marriot in the USA.                            

AU has entered into many MoUs with Industry & Corporate Houses, Reputed International & Indian Universities, Government Departments, Other Academic Institutions, Research Organizations and   Not-for-Profit  Organisations.

AU continually invites distinguished Integral Education Experts, Practising Professionals, Business Leaders, Thought Leaders, Eminent Educationists, Researchers, Transformational Reformers, Social Thinkers and Life Coach from amongst from all walks of life to share their valuable learnings and experiences with faculty members and students.

AU is very progressive in the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020.  I am pleased to share that the 4-year New Academic Structure under Credit Framework as per Guidelines of the UGC  to offer Under- Graduate Degrees with Honours shall be implemented w.e.f. the Academic Year 2023-2024.  

AU has already approved adopting regulations for Registration for the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC)’; National Academic Depository’ and  Academic Integrity Norms as per the Guidelines of the UGC, New Delhi w. .e. f. the Academic Year 2023-2024. AU offers various scholarships to needy and deserving students.

We invite you all to take advantage of it.

We wish Auro University to become the hallmark in imparting education equipped with the most modern technology and its roots connected to Ancient Indian Wisdom.

I  wish all our valued and esteemed stakeholders a feel, touch and experience as India’s first spiritual university in the true sense.

Let us Collaborate to Build a Transformational World.

Come and join the ‘Auro family’ to Explore, Experience, and, Above All, Be the Change, You Wish to see in ‘New India’ & the World.          

With Best Wishes,

Professor Parimal H. Vyas

Provost, Auro University, Surat


Professor Parimal H. Vyas has been working as a Vice Chancellor/Provost at Auro University, [State Private University] Surat w.e.f. 18/09/2022. Before that, Professor Vyas had continuously served as ‘Vice Chancellor of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSUB), Vadodara, for more than 07 Years [Dec 2014 to Feb 2022). He also served as a ‘Professor of Commerce & Business Management’ at the Faculty of Commerce, MSUB, from 04th May 2004 to 17th September 2022 for 18 Years & 4 Months. He was also honoured by appointment as a Joint/Dual Professor of Management Studies [Dual Professorship] from July 2019 to September 2022 at the Faculty of Management Studies, MSUB, Vadodara. As an inspiring teacher and mentor for research, Professor Vyas has guided 18 Ph.D. and M.Phil. research scholars. Several research contributions have received accolades and Best Paper Awards at International/National Conferences. He has successfully conducted 05 Major Research Projects funded by the UGC, New Delhi. As an acclaimed Professor of Management, he has been honoured with 14 ‘Best Research Papers’ Awards. He has to his credit the Publication of 132 Research Papers/Articles, 12 Reference/Textbooks and the Presentation of 108 Papers/Articles in International and National level Conferences/Seminars/Workshops. Professor Vyas has been recognized as a Visiting Professor and often honoured with invitation (s) to act as ‘Keynote Speaker(s), Chairman of the Technical Session(s), Resource Person(s), Expert Speaker(s), Expert Panel Member(s) in various international/NationalLevelConferences/Seminars/Webinars/Workshops/ Symposiums/Panel Discussions organized from time to time by reputed Universities and Academic and Management Institutions. As a distinguished academician and an able academic administrator, I have been nominated as a ‘Member’ of the Search Committees constituted to appoint Vice Chancellor In the Various State Universities by the Education Department, Government of Gujarat. I have also been appointed several times as ‘Chairman’ of NAAC Peer Team(s) by the NAAC, Bangalore, as well as ‘Chairman’ in several Committee(s) constituted by the University Grants Commission [UGC], New Delhi. I was nominated as a ‘Member’ [Two-Terms)of ‘General Counsel & Executive Council’ of the ‘National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and ‘Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) New Delhi. I have also been nominated as UGC, New Delhi Representative on the ‘Board of Management of the Delhi Technological University. I have been honoured with a membership of the ‘Academic Advisory Board’ of the Central Trible University of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.). I was appointed ‘Member ‘of the ‘Executive Council Member of the State Higher Education Council, Education Department, Government of Gujarat (June 2018 to February 2022). I possess a rich blend of academic and research scholarship, professional integrity, and administrative competence, with an impeccable and proven track record as an able and visionary academic administrator that has enabled me to excel in a leadership role. I have always laid a conscientious and consistent focus on improving, enhancing, and sustaining the quality of teaching and research coupled with integrity, honesty, respect and recognising of intellectual calibre, with an owned high sense of individual commitment, devotion and dedication to teaching, research, and educational administration. I live a life filled with a passion for learning, integrity and compassion for social concerns reflected in building a student-centric university coupled with promoting quality-centric, techno-savvy teaching, quality research, and making higher education equitable, accessible, affordable and above all, value-based considering ancient Indian science, Knowledge, values and traditions as relevant to Bharatiya Society


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