Objective of MSU
The Government of Baroda and its people had for a long time desired to have a separate University of their own. The affiliation of all the institutions of higher education to a University situated far away was not conductive to the development of new courses of instruction suited to the needs of the region. It acted, on the contrary, as an obstacle. The main object of establishing the Maharaja Sayajirao Univerity of Baroda was, therefore,to provide a distinct type of University-a teaching and residential University which should have complete freedom in all academic matters and would be free to institute new branches of studies suited to the needs and aspirations of the region in particular and of the country in general.