Our Founder Chairman, Dr. H M Patel embarked on building an institution that he envisioned would fill the need long-felt, that for a faculty of Medicine, not many thought would succeed. But determined he was to succeed and went about his task with the same missionary zeal and enthusiasm that characterized much of his work in building Vallabh Vidyanagar.
Over the years Charutar Arogya Mandal has been a one-stop destination for almost all Healthcare needs, catering to all segments of society. Its educational institutions offering quality education in the field of medicine train students not only to be apt medical caregivers but professionals who handle their responsibilities with sensitivity and ethics. The Mandal has always been guided by the philosophy of its founder Chairman, Dr. H M Patel, to be a shining example of what the profession of medicine has to be –noble, deeply rooted in providing solace to the suffering, and continually upgrading itself to serve humanity.
In September 2019, all the institutions managed by Mandal were conferred the status of a state private University- the Bhaikaka University. And since then, Charutar Arogya Mandal has become the supporting body to the University.
For more information, visit individual pages of Bhaikaka University and Its Constituent Colleges with the links given below.
Bhaikaka University was a much-cherished dream relentlessly pursued by the Mandal for many years with an intent to enable to initiate academic programmes in niche areas of medical specialties to provide job-oriented courses in the changing Healthcare environment. As a result of these efforts, the H M Patel Centre for Medical Care and Education, managed by the Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), was conferred the status of a private University- Bhaikaka University with effect from September 25, 2019, through a notification under the Gujarat Private Universities Amendment Act, 2019.
Pramukhswami Medical College
Pramukhswami Medical College (PSMC) was established in 1987. It has been accorded recognition by the Medical Council of India (MCI). It admits 150 students every year for a five-and-a-half year course (including one year of compulsory internship) culminating in a Bachelor of Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. It also offers Post Graduate Courses in various broad specialties, with total intake of 113 seats.
G H Patel School & College of Nursing
The Nursing Staff is the backbone of any hospital. Which is why, our planners decided to train nurses at our own institution, instead of employing them from elsewhere. Established in 1971, G H Patel School and College of Nursing (GHPSCN) presently offers GNM and the B. Sc. Nursing, M. Sc. Nursing, Post Basic Diploma In Nursing are offered by the Institute of Nursing Sciences which was established in the year 2015.
KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy (KMPIP), was started in 1999. It offers 30 seats for its 4.5 years Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT) course and six seats for the two years Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) course. The institute is a registered member (Reg.no. GPC/INST-SR/66) of Gujarat State Council for Physiotherapy-GSCPT (2018-2023).
Smt. L P Patel Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology
Smt L P Patel Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology is established to provide training, at its NABL - accredited clinical laboratories and NABH - accredited AD Gorwala Blood Bank, to the prospective candidates who desire to pursue their post - BSc career in the field of medical diagnostics as laboratory personnel in hospitals, clinical laboratories and medical research centres.
CAM Institute of Allied Health Science & Technology
CAM Institute of Allied Health Sciences & Technology is established to provide training, at its NABL - accredited clinical laboratories and NABH - accredited AD Gorwala Blood Bank, to the prospective candidates who desire to pursue their post - BSc career in the field of medical diagnostics as laboratory personnel in hospitals, clinical laboratories and medical research centres.