Districts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Kaira (excluding the limits of Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand Taluka and the area with a radius of 5 miles from the office of Sardar Patel University), Panchmahals, Baroda (excluding the area comprising the city of Baroda and territories within a radius of 10 miles from the office of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda). The university has 286 affiliated colleges, 22 recognized institutions and 36 Post graduate departments.

New 140250 students are enrolled at under graduate level and Post Graduate level for academic year 2016-17. Total around  400000 students  are presently studying in the university departments, affiliated colleges and recognized institutes.