The VU-GNU Centre of Excellence is located in the city of Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat. Our world class teaching centre is conveniently located at ECA Corporate House in Prahalad Nagar.

Our innovative dual-award academic model is very new in India, growing in appeal with each intake. Our student body now comes from all over India, including international students, making our community vibrant and diverse. Our placement network is growing and has strong engagement with industry.

Victoria University, Ganpat University and Education Centre of Australia have enjoyed a strong history of collaboration delivering education programs in India. In 2010, ECA, VU and GNU established its first educational collaboration. Over the years, the collaboration has produced nearly 100 dual master graduates, making significant contributions to their firms and communities.

Fireworks during Diwali celebrations in Ahmedabad

Why choose VU-GNU Centre of Excellence

There are many reasons to study a collaborative master's program.

  • Professionally certified or accredited courses that maximise graduate employment outcomes; industry and professionally certified IT Qualifications (SAP recognition for Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) subjects).
  • Internationally recognised postgraduate courses; VU awards delivered in Australia and India are identical in recognition, so you'll graduate with a globally accepted qualification from a UGC recognised Indian University. Course standards are maintained through VU Melbourne faculty assessment, moderation and academic quality assurance.
  • Learn from local and international experts; many of our expert teaching faculty hold PhD qualifications. Attend guest lectures from visiting Australian academics throughout your studies. Access a broad range of internship opportunities through our in-house Corporate Resource Centre.
  • Flexibility to succeed; the innovative timetable, based on consecutive six-week teaching blocks, enables flexible entry and exit points during the year. This allows full-time students to complete their studies earlier, and part-time students to efficiently combine study with work commitments.
  • Excellent academic and student support services
  • Affordable fees

A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University (VU)

I am very pleased to introduce you to the VU-GNU Centre of Excellence.

Victoria University (VU) is an internationally-renowned institution, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019) and 45 in the world's best 200 universities under 50 years of age (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018).

You will have access to excellent staff and support services such as orientation, internships, counselling and careers advice, ensuring a high quality student experience. We are proud of our partnerships with industry and other educational institutions around the world, and the invaluable opportunities that these provide to our students. Our internationally recognised postgraduate awards will provide you with the skills and professional capabilities you need to be successful in the 21st century. Our graduates make significant contributions to their employers and communities, right around the world.

I wish you all the very best in your studies in India and welcome you to the global VU family.

Professor Peter Dawkins
Vice-Chancellor and President

A message from the Pro-Chancellor, Ganpat University (GNU)

I participated in an official delegation to sign a renewed academic cooperation agreement with Victoria University in Melbourne on 31 May 2017, led by Ganpat University Patron-in-Chief Shri Ganpatbhai Patel, and President Shri Anilbhai T. Patel.

We are delighted to see the expansion of our earlier cooperation, which started in 2010 with a pilot collaborative award in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. The students who completed that program have launched successful careers in India and globally.

This international partnership attests to Ganpat University’s mission to focus on academic excellence and industrial relevance in education and research.

Dr Mahendra Sharma
Pro-Chancellor of Ganpat University

A message from the Executive Director, VU-GNU Centre of Excellence

VU's partnership with GNU provides opportunities for students to study a VU qualification in, or closer to, their home country.

Under Australian regulatory requirements, the VU courses offered in India are equivalent in standard and student experience in every respect:

  • high admissions requirements
  • premier academic staff
  • interactive learning focus
  • comparable curriculum and resources, including access to the VU online library
  • integrated internships and job placement support.

The outcome is also equivalent because you will possess 21st century employment skills – the gateway to a rewarding global career.

Along with the benefits of a VU qualificaton, the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved award from GNU qualifies you for access to government-sector employment and doctoral study in India.

Our in-demand, specialist courses will prepare you for entry into an exciting career in information systems, which is currently experiencing a skills shortage in India.

I encourage you to set yourself high goals, be an independent and enquiring learner, and always apply your knowledge into practice.

Rajesh Singh
Executive Director, VU-GNU Centre of Excellence