1942: Sardar Patel inspired Bhaikaka (Bhailalbhai Patel) to take up social services for development of rural India.

1943: Bhaikaka joined Charotar Education Society as Chairman: the idea of establishing Rural University (Vidyapith) was conceived.

August 1945: Charutar Vidya Mandal was established.

September 1945: Charotar Grammoddhar Sahkari Mandal was established. Farmers contributed around 500 Acres of lands initially. Participation of farmers through a scheme of enlightened self-interest: 1/10 of the donated land was returned back to the farmers as a residential plot. Shri Indulal Yagnik suggested the name of the township: Vallabh Vidyanagar.

March 1946: Bhaikaka & Bhikhabhai Patel started living in Vallabh Vidyanagar.

April 1947: Shri Viththalbhai Patel Science College inaugurated by Sardar Patel, and affiliated to Mumbai University. The V.P.Science College started functioning with first lecture delivered by the then Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University Justice M.C.Chagla.

1948: P.G. Programme in M.A. and M.Sc. started in V.P.&R.P.T.P. Science College .

1949: Colleges of Vidyanagar shifted  to Gujarat University.

31 October 1955: Sardar Vallabhbhai Vidyapith established with Shri Bhaikaka as first Vice-Chancellor.

After October 1968: The University changed  its name  to Sardar Patel University.

Vitthalbhai Patel & Rajratna P. T. Patel Science College
Mota Bazaar
Vallabh Vidhyanagar


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