The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), formerly Baroda College may be a public university within the city of Vadodara, in Gujarat state, India. Originally established as a university in 1881, it became a university in 1949 after the independence of the country. it had been later renamed after its benefactor Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the previous ruler of Baroda State. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programs. It houses 89 departments cover 6 campuses (2 rural and 4 urban) covering 275 acres of land.