In January 2005 Togliatti State University Development Program for 2005-2008 was launched. The Institute of Humanities was established this year.

Regional and national contests in humanities and technical disciplines were held at Togliatti State University in 2005. Togliatti State University students were among the prize winners. E. Borisova, a student of the “Heat and Gas Supply and Ventilation” program, took the first prize, Togliatti State University students were the third in the Automotive and Tractor Engineering Contest, and the fourth in the Descriptive Geometry and Computer Graphics Contest.

Togliatti State University students took an active part in national and international competitions. Student G. Borodulya took the first place in the XI International Tournament “Computer Physics”, I. Lavrentyeva became a laureate of “Zhiguli Palette - 2005”.

The Sharonovs’ Jewelry Design School became the winner in the competition for young designers “M*ARS”, and its student S. Matrosova was awarded the first prize. The work of Diana Sharonova received a cup at “Malta International Art Biennale”.

In August Togliatti State University became the winner of “Development and Testing of Modern Technologies for Education Organization in Innovative Education Institutions of Higher Professional Education” competition held by the Federal Agency for Education.

During the year six new education programs were licensed, and six dissertations for Candidate of Science degree were presented.