The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi established the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University under the provisions of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Act 1998. The University Grants Commission of India recognizes the University. The main aim of the University is to foster research and extension work in emerging fields of higher education. The focus is on disciplines of engineering, technology, architecture, management, medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, education, law, journalism and mass communication, etc. the motive is also to achieve expertise and excellence in the fields of study. The university awards various degrees like B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA, M.Sc., B.Arch., BCA, BBA, MBA, BMC, BCAM, B.Pharma, BPT, BHMCT, B.Ed., LLB (Hons), MAHM, MCPHM, MHRPD, BHMS, MBBS and Ph.D etc.
A Common Entrance Test is conducted annually for admission to these programmes. The University currently functions from its campus located at Kashmere Gate, Delhi. The University is also setting up a state-of-the-art campus at Dwarka in West Delhi. The University is imparting professional education to more than 35000 students. More than 10000 students join the university every year.