Dr. Utpala Kharod Provost
Greetings from the Bhaikaka University!
A seed was sown in someone’s mind at the age of his retirement which resulted in the creation of modern healthcare facilities in a rural area of central Gujarat, along with multidisciplinary quality education, strong research culture, exemplary public health programmes, and now... Bhaikaka University at Karamsad. What we are witnessing today was envisioned by our founder chairman, Dr. H M Patel fifty years ago.
Our University is named after Shri Bhailalbhai Patel, popularly known as ‘Bhaikaka’. A close associate of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Bhaikaka founded Sardar Patel University, Vallabha Vidyanagar with the objective of creating access to higher education for the rural community and preparing professionals for rural development.
Bhaikaka University will work in the larger interest of society to provide a need-based educational program and contribute to the development of Human Resources for the health of the nation. The university will not only maintain all the existing educational programs but also initiate academic programs in specific areas of health care related specialties to provide job-oriented courses in changing healthcare environments.
With the experience of more than three decades in the field of health care education, research, and public health of its constituent institutions, the university is sure of not only maintaining the quality of its ongoing educational programs but also continuously revising and updating them as per the changing needs of the society.
Through the linkages with the profession, government, and collaboration with national and international academic institutions the university will be trying to complement education, training, and research with the aim of providing a global perspective in these areas.
The university is aware of its mandate to provide an atmosphere and opportunities which can enable students and faculty to grow to their fullest potential. The university firmly believes in training students not for the examinations but for life, to arm them with the required skills to deal with the complexities and diversities of life. Through its holistic educational program, the university will strive to build responsible citizens with the highest ethical and moral values.
The university regards knowledge of Humanities and Social Sciences as essential for producing professionals who are not only knowledgeable and skillful but also infused with empathy and compassion for those in need and also have the power and wisdom of using them in the best possible interest of the society.
With the availability of excellent infrastructure, enriching academic programs, and transformative experiences students will not only excel in their profession but also find the motivation to live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
Our sincere efforts in preparing such professionals will probably be a true tribute to the founder Chairman, Dr. H M Patel, who had given us the Mantra of Solace for the suffering.