The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), is a university in the city. Originally known as the Baroda College of Science (established in Year 1881), it became a university in Year 1949 after the independence of the country and later renamed after its benefactor Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It is a teaching and residential university. It is the only university in Gujarat whose medium of instruction is English for all courses.
MS University has over 15 faculties and 17 residential hostels, 4 of them for women students. The university caters to over 100,000 students. There are various courses on offer, ranging from Medicine to Commerce. The university has been divided into several departments and there are number of courses offered in each of the department. MSU is the largest University in Gujarat. Also the Dome of Arts Faculty is considered to be largest dome in Asia.