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About Us

About us



Bhaikaka University will be the most preferred destination for transformative educators, and also students who will become change leaders to make a significant impact in the society.


Bhaikaka University will


- Provide the students with contextual and experiential learning so that they become professionals who will be critical thinkers, innovators, and insightful decision-makers


- Develop organizational culture of collaboration and engage transformative learner-sensitive educators to promote excellence in education, research and services


- Support collaborative, problem-solving interdisciplinary research influencing national policies and programmes


- Offer accessible, rational, and affordable comprehensive healthcare services to diverse communities for wider societal support

Our Core Purpose

To provide and prepare resources for modern and professional Health Care to the community equitably.

Our Core Values

We would strive to be a Center of Excellence in all that we do; patient care or teaching, research or extension.

COMMITMENT Doing things wholeheartedly.

EXCELLENCE Continuous improvement to achieve best possible standards.

HONESTY & INTEGRITY Meaning what we say and doing what we mean.


The Charutar Arogya Mandal was formed in 1972 as a non-profit Trust and a Society to work in the area of health care and education. The Founder Chairman, Dr H M Patel – the former Finance and Home Minister, an astute academician and a Philanthropist, led the Institution with a legacy that still prevails - “ Solace for the Suffering”. The dictum is very much the beginning and the conclusion of all endeavors we take up, driving our efforts in healthcare, education, research and community health.  The Trust’s main objective, as enshrined in its Constitution, is to make healthcare facilities accessible and affordable to the people of Gujarat.


In 2019, the Government of Gujarat conferred upon the status of a Private University and the BHAIKAKA UNIVERSITY commenced under the State Private University Act 2009. Charutar Arogya Mandal now acts as the supporting body to the University.


The University is named after an illustrious and accomplished academician, Shri Bhailalbhai Patel, fondly known as Bhaikaka was instrumental in setting up Vallabh Vidyanagar, the education hub of the rural Charutar region – the central belt from Ahmedabad to Baroda in the state – to be precise.


Know Shri Bhailalbhai Patel – Bhaikaka


Born on 7 June 1888 at Sarsa in the Anand District of Gujarat state, Bhaikaka was a civil engineer from the University of Pune. He began his career in engineering as a Supervisor in Mehsana and gradually rose to become an Executive Engineer for Government. He sought an early retirement from there in 1940 and joined Ahmedabad Municipality where he worked till 1942. He was appointed as Chairman of Charotar Education Society in Anand, a few years before moving on to what we now know as the township of Vallabh Vidyanagar on 3 March 1946. Bhaikaka began to work on a plan together with Shri Bhikhabhai Patel, a dedicated and farsighted educationist, who shared Bhaikaka’s vision, and both of them dedicated themselves to the vision of the development of Vallabh Vidyanagar – an educational township. He played a pivotal role in setting up Sardar Patel University in 1968 and was also the first Vice Chancellor of this rural University.  He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the university he founded at its special convocation on 12 November 1959. He was elected to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 1962 and as Leader of the Opposition in it. Bhaikaka breathed his last in Ahmedabad on 31 March 1970 after a brief illness but was cremated in Vallabh Vidyanagar as per his expressed wish during his lifetime.

The university is running a unitary campus encompassing the following institutes

  • Pramukhswami Medical College (1987) offers MBBS and Postgraduate courses.
  • H M Patel Institute of Post Graduate Studies (1990) offers Postgraduate courses and Ph.D. in various disciplines.
  • G H Patel School of Nursing (1980) offering Diploma in GNM.
  • Shri G H Patel College of Nursing (2014) offering B.Sc. in Nursing.
  • Shri K M Patel Institute of Physiotherapy (1999) offers BPT and MPT courses.
  • Smt L P Patel Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (1981) offering Diploma and M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology courses.
  • CAM Institute of Allied Health Sciences & Technology (2017) offers B.Sc. in Medical Technology courses with specializations in a clinical laboratory, imaging, respiratory care, radiation therapy, critical care, operation theatre, etc.

There are about 1300 students enrolled in 57 different courses supported by about 250 teaching staff and 1000 plus non-teaching staff.

Highly experienced teachers impart classroom and clinical teaching to prepare students to become competent and compassionate healthcare professionals. The clinical exposure of the students occurs at Shree Krishna Hospital, a tertiary care teaching hospital on the same campus with about 900 beds. One of our Institutions – KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy is NAAC accredited.

Pramukhswami Medical College is MCI Nodal Centre for Faculty Development. The faculties of the institute have been part of the committee in the designing of the New Medical Curriculum of MCI.

The institute provides scholarships to meritorious students of the weaker sections, till now the amount spent is more than Rs 13.00 Crore. The Bhaikaka University campus provides quarters for Teaching faculties, Non-Teaching Staff, and Nursing staff, a hostel for resident doctors, and students (boys and girls). The institute has recreational facilities, like a modern GYM, an indoor sports complex, and outdoor sports facilities. There are in addition students Mess, cafeterias, restaurant, bank, ATM, Zerox facilities, Book shop etc.

The aims of the Bhaiakka Univeristy is to expand its horizon and introduce 87 new courses with a 10 year plan to enroll more than 4500 students, and increase the enrollment in the exiting 57 courses to 2975 from 1300.