Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvani Mandal, Kadi was established in 1919 by the social reformer and patron of education venerable Shri Chhaganlal Pitambardas Patel, popularly known as “Chhaganbha”. The chanting mantra “Kar Bhala Hoga Bhala”, conceptualized by Shri Chhaganbha, is the guiding spirit of the institution and is well reflected in the broad activities pursued by the trust. Since decades, 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. With glorious history of 94 years, Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvani Mandal is one of the oldest educational trusts of India.
The trust runs various schools at primary, secondary and higher secondary level and offers various electives like science, arts and commerce etc. At graduate level, the trust has established institutes which are offering vocational, professional and main stream courses like B.Sc, BA, B.Com, MAM, MCM, B.Ed, PTC, ITI etc. From last two decades, the trust has started professional programs like MBA, MCA, BE, B.Pharm, Nursing etc. to serve society in better way.
Apart from imparting basic education, the trust is very keen to produce socially responsible citizens of the nation. It has commenced various co-curricular activities to engage students in overall development of their character. The trust works scrupulously to develop attitude, knowledge and skill amongst the younger citizens of the country.
Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi had visited this Campus in 1929 and communicated one message to the society that “Provide opportunity to your Children to get best education at Sarva Vidyalaya”. Sir Sayajirao III had visited the campus in 1926 and announced donation of Rs. 3000/- per year to Sarva Vidyalaya.
The Trust is being governed by Alumni who have studied in various schools and colleges and are occupying prominent positions. Government of Gujarat has granted a total land of 1, 32,000 Sq.m for development of Schools and Colleges in Gandhinagar.
The Trust offers many common facilities like Transportation, common play ground and centrally AC library. It has state of the art conference hall with in- built sound system and projector. There is also “Sanskar Bhavan” for various cultural activities.
Philanthropy in its true sense
The SVKM trust manages four campuses: one at Kadi and three at Gandhinagar. All the campuses are covered with lush green atmosphere with the help of beautiful gardens with lot of trees and plants. The campuses are illuminated with beautiful lights during the nights. In totality, 54,000 students studies in both of the campuses. Currently about 54,000 students pursue their study in various institutions under the umbrella of SVKM at three different campuses at Gandhinagar & Kadi. About 18000 students pursue their study in various course namely BBA, BCA, PGDCA, B.Com, B.A, BSC, MSC –IT, B.Ed, M.Ed, MAM, MCA and Guajarati & English medium schools etc at Kadi campus and 36000 students are studying at Gandhinagar campus.
The Kadi campus offers various courses like MBA, MCA, M.Sc. IT, CA & IT, BBA, BCA, PGDCA, MAM, B.Sc (Bio-Technology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics), M Sc (Environment Science Bio-Technology, Microbiology), B. Com (Gujarati & English Medium), PTC and B.Ed etc. The campus also runs UPSC training center for the potential candidates.
The Gandhinagar campus offers all the courses as mentioned above. Apart from this, it offers various graduate and post graduate courses in Pharmacy, Engineering and Nursing. It also runs the professional courses like CA-CPT and CS. The campus also offers doctoral courses in various disciplines.