GLS University Review and Verdict by CollegeDekho

Shuchi Bagchi

Updated On: March 15, 2024 11:35 am IST

As of 2024, GLS University Ahmedabad has made a name for itself when it comes to infrastructure. But, what about other factors? Check out an unbiased GLS University review and verdict covering relevant details about the campus, course, and more.
GLS University Review and Verdict by CollegeDekho

Campus at a Glimpse

GLS University was established in 2015 and is a private university located in the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. The university was set up by the Gujarat Law Society (GLS). There are seven departments in the university covering courses in the fields of Business/Management/IT/Design etc. The Institution currently has more than 25,000 students pursuing courses at various levels such as UG/PG/Ph.D and has over 500 faculties imparting knowledge. 

Spread across 10 acres, GLS University offers all modern facilities, from computer labs to a gym. It claims to be one of the largest and oldest schools in Gujarat, making it a definite choice for aspirants in the state. GLS grads affirm that the university keeps upgrading its infrastructure while adding more courses year after year. Having said that, the college does not seem to have a sports ground although the official website claims that students engage in athletics. 

GLS University Ranking: Not Ranked by NIRF!

India Today ranked GLS University 24th out of 100 colleges in India in 2020. GLS University's overall ranking by ‘Outlook’ was 31st out of 110 colleges in India in 2021. Through IIRF, GLS University Overall ranking was 162 out of 171 colleges in India in 2023 and it was 155 out of 161 colleges in India in 2022.

Ranking Body2023202220212020
India Today4235-24

Our Take:

The GLS University didn’t get any rank in the NIRF Ranking 2023. However, various entities such as India Today, Outlook, and IIRF have offered ranking to the university out of many colleges in India. Though NIRF ranking is a good criterion to judge the quality of any institution, it’s not the only way. Rankings by other institutions also add value to the university. 

GLS University Acedemia & Batch Size

The courses offered by GLS University, Ahmedabad are dynamic. Additionally, the finance and IT courses are prominent here. Students can choose courses as per their interests and eligibility. Given below are the different courses offered GLS University along with their eligibility, and selection procedures:

Course Name


Minimum Eligibility

Selection Procedure



Passed 10+2 from Gujarat Board or recognized board/ council with min. The student must have 45% marks overall in the desired stream.

Merit-based – Marks acquired in school exam


Business Administration


Computer Applications


Fashion Design Communication Design Environment Design Industrial Design

Passed 10+2 from any recognized board/ council.

Written Test + Personal Interview (including portfolio evaluation)



Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree with min. Minimum of 50% marks is required.

Both merit and Entrance tests are conducted by the University



Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university.

Entrance Based – CMAT exam followed by Counseling


Human Resource Management

Integrated M.B.A


Passed from recognized board/ council with min. 45% marks overall with English as a subject.


Human Resource Management



Bachelor’s degree with relevant commerce subjects from UGC recognized University or equivalent.


Information Technology

Graduation in Computer-related programs – IT/ Eng. and Tech. Or the student must hold a certificate in PGDCA.

Scores obtained in the online test, interview, and percentage of graduation

Integrated M.Sc.

Information Technology

Passed from a recognized board/ council with a minimum of 45% marks in Eng./ PCM etc.

M.C.A – M.C.A. (Lateral)

Computer Application

Graduation with min. 50% marks in aggregate.

Based on the CMAT entrance exam followed by counseling.



Master’s degree/ M.Phil. with a minimum of 55% marks.

Written test, counseling, GD, and Personal Interview round

Computer Applications and IT





Computer Applications

Bachelor’s degree from UGC recognized University.

PGDCA – Merit followed by Personal Interview

Course Fee

The course fee for different courses in GLS University is given in the table below:




INR 1.22 Lakhs (1st-year fees)


INR 53,000 (1st-year fees)


INR 2.8 Lakh (1st-year fees)


INR 68,000 (1st-year fees)


INR 63,000 (1st-year fees)


INR 55,000 (1st-year fees)


INR 60,000 (1st-year fees)


The course curriculum makes use of technology in the digital world as every discipline needs IT infrastructure support for studies and project work in class. GLS University has a well-equipped and advanced IT infrastructure combining advanced computer labs, licensed software versions, email accounts for all the students, video conferencing systems, and an internet facility on campus which effectively facilitates the teaching process. The infrastructure at GLS University is secured with the help of the latest firewalls and anti-virus software which makes the teaching process secure.

Our Take:

As per students' review on Quora, it can be said that the faculty in the university not only focuses on theoretical knowledge but also on practical studies. The industry visits especially for students pursuing management courses are of great help in gaining exposure. However, many have had a negative experience in terms of curriculum as it is updated every year and not every semester, leading to a definite lag when compared to its counterparts. 

GLS University Infrastructure

GLS University was established with the prime objective of providing an ideal and creative learning environment to students. The university continues the tradition of excellence in the education of the sponsoring body of the University, i.e. Gujarat Law Society (GLS). Since its formation, GLS has taken a prominent role by offering programs in several disciplines such as Business Management, Computer Technology, Information Technology, Commerce, Business Administration, Education, Law and Humanities, etc. All the courses being offered at GLS have a high preference and acceptance in the student community as well as helpful in professional career ahead.


The classrooms of GLS University are designed as learning centres with proper seating and discussion arrangements for students. All the classrooms are equipped with wireless connectivity, commercial LCD projectors and overhead projectors, and audio-video aids to support the lectures. The air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with IT tools which create a comfortable environment for the students and faculty members.

GLS University Classroom

Auditorium/Seminar Hall

The auditorium of GLS University is used to accommodate a large number of people. The auditorium is used to conduct several workshops, events, meetings, seminars, and several other gatherings. As per the report, it can accommodate up to 300+ people at a time.

GLS University Auditorium


The library of GLS University is an attractive space, especially for book lovers. The collection has a wide array of journals, multiple research papers, printed books, and dissertations for students belonging from different streams, especially Ph.D. In fact, there are various ‘department-based special libraries’ that help students to choose resources conveniently as per their field and program of study they are pursuing. The student can refer to different sources for study. And when it comes to a student, research scholar, or academician, the library is the must-visit place for these students. As per data, GLS University has one of the finest libraries having multiple collections of books, e-books, journals, and online subscriptions to e-journals, newspapers, and magazines for students to access.

GLS University Library


GLS University also provides its students with state-of-the-art Internet facilities where they have a high-speed Wi-Fi network that covers the entire campus. The Wi-Fi network at the GLS University campus has a speed of 200 MBPS to enable learning beyond the classroom among its students.


GLS University has made separate hostels for male and female students on the campus. The hostel rooms are well-ventilated and equipped with basic facilities like water supply, electricity, and internet connectivity for ease of students.

GLS University Hostel


The gym or fitness center of GLS University is a great place for fitness freaks. It is equipped with all the modern equipment that helps in various workouts such as cardio, weight training, weight lifting, etc to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle.

GLS University Campus

Cafe/Hang out

The Cafeteria at GLS University is the most crowded and one of the best places on campus where students enjoy delicious meals along with light-hearted conversations with classmates. Food prices are affordable for students and proper hygiene is maintained to ensure the safety of both students and the faculty.


While the GLS campus offers extensive facilities, as per students' review on Quora, there might be room for improvement in terms of infrastructure maintenance. The authority of the university must ensure that facilities are consistently well-maintained which will enhance the overall experience for students.

GLS University Internships & Placements

GLS University tends to provide the best possible employment opportunities to students through a placement and career development cell, which is established in college. Generally, for any other institutes that conduct pre-placement training sessions for students in the final year of a course’s session, GLS University begins the training for students from 1st year itself.

Course-wise Internships

The university has persistently maintained a commendable internship placement record for all the years of its existence. They all have stipends starting from INR 3000 to 15000 per month during the course of the internship. Moreover, every year a handful of management graduates with budding entrepreneur skills even start their own ventures after the completion of the course.

Course-wise Placement Statistics

For courses like B.Com, BCA, and MBA, a total of 80% of the students were placed in 2023. Many good companies come to recruit students from GLS University such as Radio One, Vitebox Assortions LLP, Hindustan Times, Get Bak, Motilal Oswal, etc. The companies offer a variety of projects such as a Summer Internship program, Comprehensive Projects, etc. Mostly, students for IT and management sectors are recruited from B.Tech and MBA courses. Take a look at the GLS University placement highlights for 2023 mentioned below:


GLS University Placement Statistics

Placement Percentage

80% (B.Com, BCA, MBA)

Highest Salary Package Offered


Average Salary Package Offered


Lowest Salary Package Offered


Top Recruiters

Airtel, HDFC Bank, Trade Bulls, Axis Bank, Adani, ICICI Bank, ICICI Lombard, TCS, etc.

Our Take:

As per university norms, 5th-semester students become eligible for campus placement. Many big IT firms and companies such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and many other companies coming for placement purposes. Students claim that there is a very high percentage of students getting placements in the university. Also, given that the university has a tie-up with TATA, graduates are mostly placed at the same company. The placement committee is also said to be efficient, making it easier for students to land jobs at reputed companies irrespective of the course they graduate from. 

GLS University Diversity & Representation

GLS University has a healthy mix of different cultures and students from different parts of the country. Designated teacher and student representation is present at the GLS University campus. Although the majority of the students hail from their home state, there have been no major instances of discrimination among students. Recently students from outside of India have also enrolled in courses offered by GLS University increasing the diversity among students even more. 

Home State & Other States

Most of the students studying at GLS University hail from the city of Ahmedabad and other cities of Gujarat. Students from neighbouring states, mainly North Indian States, also enrol in courses offered at GLS University. The ratio of intra to inter-state students at the GLS University campus is decent.

Year/Locational Diversity

GLS University Statistics

Inter-Intra State Ratio 2022-23


Inter-Intra State Ratio 2021-22


Inter-Intra State Ratio 2020-21


Inter-Intra State Ratio 2019-20



The international student diversity at GLS University is not high, however, there are certain courses that are pursued by students from outside of India. On the other hand, GLS University offers international diversity & exposure through its 17 foreign collaborations with leading academic institutions from across the world.

International Diversity / Foreign Students

GLS University Statistics

Foreign Students Enrolled in 2022-23


Foreign Students Enrolled in 2021-22


Foreign Students Enrolled in 2020-21


Gender Ratio

The male-to-female student ratio at GLS University is decent and the same has also been consistent over the years. Nearly all the courses offered at GLS University have a balanced gender ratio among its student batches.

Student Gender Diversity

GLS University Statistics

Male to Female Ratio 2022-23


Male to Female Ratio 2021-22


Male to Female Ratio 2020-21


Male to Female Ratio 2019-20


GLS University Faculty/College Administration & Management

As per data, GLS University offers various financial assistance to students based on merit, financial conditions of the family, and class. As per data, the university has also progressed the ‘Merit-Cum-Means’ policy for bright and meritorious students. Also, there is a scholarship provision for physically challenged students.

Our Take:

As per the student's review, some students may find that administrative processes, such as permissions for going out, especially for hostel students can be time-consuming or complex in nature. Streamlining and channelling the administrative procedures could improve the overall campus experience of students.

GLS University Location

The GLS University from Ahmedabad Junction is 5.7 km. Students can get access to a cab/auto/bus from the station. It takes 15 min to reach the campus from the station. The distance from the airport (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport) to the GLS University campus is 12 km. GLS University, Ahmedabad is located in Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 12 km away from the campus and is the nearest airport from the university and students can reach the campus from the airport in about 20 minutes. The nearest railway station from the university campus is the Ahmedabad Railway Station which is located 6.2 km away and students can reach the campus in approximately 10-15 minutes from the railway station.

Our Take:

As per the campus location, it can be said that the availability of means of transport is easier. Students can reach the university in a convenient manner. As per the location of the college, the university is closer to the railway station than the airport. From the student’s review on Quora regarding campus location, it can be found that it is safe for the students to return to the campus before evening. However, the college is not far away from the city, but to maintain ones security, it is advisable.

GLS University Expectation vs. Reality CLD Verdict

It can be noted that the academic offerings of GLS University are diverse, catering to various educational needs, along with a strong emphasis on engineering and management disciplines. It's known for its recognition by the University Grants Commission (UGC), an authority responsible for ranking and recognizing universities across India. The GLS University offers a wide exposure of academic courses, boasts a robust placement cell, and supports well-oriented academic research and development through a well-funded Research Cell. Providing digital lectures enhances students' accessibility and ability to educational resources. 



Diverse Course Curriculum

Fewer Co-curricular Activities

Modern Infrastructure

Lack of Student Representation

Highly-Qualified Faculty

Average Hostel

Experienced Faculty

Average placement record

Strong Academic Reputation


Helpful Management


Efficient Infrastructure


Easy Communication


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