Goa University is the only University in the State of Goa and one of the renowned hub for higher education in the country. The University was established in the year 1985 around the nucleus of Centre for Post Graduate Instruction and Research of the University of Bombay in Goa. Goa University campus is located on the fringes of Panaji, the capital city. Goa University has appropriately emerged as an important resource centre for research in the field of flora and fauna endemic to this region, as well as the marine environment. Over the past 25 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of colleges affiliated, as well as the diversity of courses offered. Over the past 25 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of colleges affiliated, as well as the diversity of courses offered. Their PG departments, over the years have developed excellent facilities for research. Seven of the Science Departments are currently supported by DST under FIST (Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology) Goa university provides number of facilities to their students like University Science Instrumentation Centre, Computer Centre, Student Welfare and Cultural Affairs, Extra Mural Studies and Extension Services, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Campus Network and Internet Facility, Counseling, Career Guidance and Employment Cell, National Service Scheme, Sports, Health Centre, Guest House and many more.