Established in 2015 under the State University Act, the Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences (GUTS) is the first University for Transplantation and Allied Sciences in the whole world. The idea of setting up such a University was conceived in 1998 and the seed of its inception was laid down by Prof. H.L. Trivedi, the Founding Director of Smt. Gulabben Rasiklal Doshi and Smt. Kamlaben Mafatlal Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre - Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences (IKDRC-ITS), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The idea received whole hearted support from Hon.’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel, a teacher at heart and other government officials. The bill was passed unanimously on 25th March 2015 in Gujarat Legislative Assembly. The Act was signed by H.E. Governor of Gujarat Shri O.P. Kohliji on 6th April and was published in Gujarat Government Gazette on 7th April 2015. The notification was issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare on 29th April, 2015 and it started functioning from 1st May, ’15, the day on which Gujarat State was born. GUTS is a non-affiliating University and will have its constituent, recognized or approved colleges or schools in future.
Dr. H L Trivedi who envisaged Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences (GUTS).
Dr. H.L Trivedi is first Pro-Chancellor of Guts.
Dr. H.L. Trivedi, also the founding Director of Smt. G.R. Doshi and Smt. K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) and Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences (ITS) was a great visionary and philanthropist with super creative ability. By virtue of his initiative capability, perseverance, resourcefulness and tenacity to translate his dreams into reality, he was a living icon in the field of Nephrology, Transplantation and immunology research for the whole world. IKDRC-ITS and GUTS are living testimony to his tireless efforts, indomitable will, and commitment to his ideals and goals. His sterling leadership quality, remarkable foresight, pursuit of excellence and humanity with the ideals of “Service to patient is service to God” will continue to guide and inspire generations at the University.