Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was established by Sir Pratapsinghrao Gaekwad in the year 1949. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara was earlier known as Baroda College which came into existence in the year 1881. The University imparts education to more than 35,000 students and has a strength of more than 1200 faculty members and 1500 administrative staff. The University is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). MSU offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and doctoral programmes related to several disciplines. The University also offers admissions to programmes based on the scores of the entrance test and aptitude test conducted by them.