The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda has blossomed from the Baroda College which is one of the oldest centres of learning in western India.
The university has its origins in the Baroda College, established in 1881 by Baroda State. The main building, which houses the Faculty of Arts, was designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm in Indo-Saracenic architecture style, in a fusion of Indian and Byzantine arches and domes in brick and polychromed stone. The main dome on the convocation hall was modelled after the great dome of the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur.
Pratap Singh Gaekwad of Baroda (1908–1968) (the last Maharaja of the erstwhile Baroda State) founded the university in 1949 on the wishes of his grandfather, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III (1863–1939), and settled the "Sir Sayajirao Diamond Jubilee and Memorial Trust" which exists to date, catering to the education and other needs of the people of the former Baroda State.
1. Accredited with A Grade by NAAC
2. Development in technology, the Computer Center had upgraded hardware and software from the grants received from the UGC and different Five Year Plan grants from the state government and other government funding agencies.
3. A students' facilitation centre has been started at MSU head office, which will act as a single window for students to get simple forms related to exams and academics. It will also help aspirants through a video helpline.