Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal – Kadi
While the political struggle of nationwide movement for independence had just commenced, persons endowed with the foresight to envision India after independence, focused on establishing non-profit, self sufficient, futuristic, philanthropic and need based educational institutions to translate laudable traits of service to mankind, patriotism and sacrifice for the nobler causes into integrated system of building ‘Attitude, Skills and Knowledge’ with imbibed character through formal education.
Sarva Vidhyalya Kelavani Mandal, Kadi was established in 1919 by the social reformer and patron of education venerable Shri Chhaganlal Pitambardas Patel, popularly known as “Chhaganbha”. Initially, it was established as the hostel for students. “Do good, Good will be done to you (Kar Bhala Hoga Bhala)” has been the guiding spirit of the institution. For last 90 years, this institute has revolutionized the society by continuously providing very effective education. Committed to the cause of service for the nation, this institute has expanded its scope, in step to the need of the time, up to Gandhinagar.
The trust, since 1993, has added many colleges at Kadi and Gandhinagar campuses due to “dynamic and devoted” Chairman Shri Maneklal M Patel, popularly known as “Saheb”. The secretaries of the Mandal and others are also devoting their valuable time for the growth of the institutes with sole accent on quality and uncompromising in the matter of opting for excellence in pursuits of teaching, learning, training and research at all institutes. The trust commits itself to provide appropriate support systems to register their presence on the national and international maps.
To ensure that in the “Opportunity Era” of Information Technology, the students of Kadi and its neighborhood area need not go to other parts of Gujarat or outside Gujarat to build up their professional careers, BCA programme was started in year 2000. And with that new initiative was taken to provide higher education in the fields of computer and management. With the approval of the AICTE, MCA and MBA programmes are being offered at the Campus since 2001 and 2002 respectively.
The Mandal that started with a school and only a few students has today 3 mega campuses, one at Kadi and two at Gandhinagar. More than 48,000 students pursue their studies at various levels at these campuses. While the expansion of educational opportunities provided by the Mandal is phenomenal, fast and prolific, the trust, moving with the times and appreciating societal needs, has added variety of higher education and professional degree and diploma programmes in the areas of Science, Computer & IT, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Nursing etc.
In May 2007, a University named ‘Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya’ established vide Gujarat State Government Act 21 of 2007 and approved by UGC (ref f. 9-18/2008(cpp-1) March 19, 2009). The University has been set-up by Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal, Kadi.
Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya offers Post-Graduate courses in 25 different disciplines like MBA, MCA, ME, M. Pharm. M.Sc. (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Nursing, Bio-Technology ,IT), M.Ed., M.A., etc., Graduation level courses in 17 different disciplines viz. B.E., B.Pharm., BBA, BCA, B.Sc.(Chemistry, Mathematics, Bio-technology, Nursing, Physics), B.Voc. etc. diploma course in 7 disciplines. Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya has become a pioneer in registering Doctoral students with 17 major disciplines like Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Psychology, Physical Education and many more. KSV also offers M.Phil. courses in 5 disciplines ranging from computer science to English Language.