Children’s Day Care Centre has been started by SaurashtraUniversity, Rajkot on the University Campus, behind CentralLibraryBuilding. The U G C has granted Rs 3 Lakhs for this Centre in the Xth Five year plan, (2002-2007) wide letter no 29/9/2005/Su-/08-03-2006)This Centre was inaugurated by Honorable Anandiben Patel, current CM and the Education Minister of Gujarat State on 02-02-2007. The centre has started functioning actively during the year 2006-2007.
The Centre is functioning at present in small building of two rooms. The average numbers of children attending the centre is nearly ten. The visiting teaching faculty, visitors, teaching & non teaching staff residing on the campus, the research students & scholars, the participants in the Refresher-Oriented courses, seminars, workshop, and conference are taking advantage of this centre. Thus it has proved very beneficial to them.
The children of the age of 3 months to 6 years are admitted in the centre. Many entertaining and educational toys and games have been purchased. There is playground also for them. There are see-saw, Zola’s, sliding strip, bicycles, tricycles and many other items of pleasure for the children. The modern audio-visual means like T V, D V D player are also utilized for them.