Founded in 1986, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Patan (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Gujarat. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (HNGU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (HNGU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 30 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Indian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HNGU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.