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RAMA MANUBHAI DESAI COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120
The Saga of Vallabh Vidhyanagar Began in 1945 When Two Dreamers, Both Close to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Envisioned A Center of Learning with Modern Amenities for Rural Students Desirious of Higher Education.
The Two Visionaries Bhaikaka and Bhikhabhai Registered a Public Trust: Charutar Vidhyamandal (Cvm) In 1945, They Laid On Donated Land, The Foundation of the Model Township, Vallabh Vidhyanagar Which Had Been Inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The First College of the Township, An Arts and Science College Named asVitthalbhai Patel Mahavidhyalaya, Was Inaugurated by Sardar Patel in 1947. Then Birla Engineering (Bvm) And Commerce College (Bjvm) Were Inaugurated by Lord Mountbatten in 1948 And by Dr. Rajendra Prasad In 1950 Respectively. The Township Grew So Rapidly That in 1955, Sardar Patel University (Spu) Was Sprung Up.
During 1958-1993 Dr. H.M.Patel The Chairman Of Cvm Established Many Academic Institutions Imparting Knowledge In Specific Disciplines. Cvm Is Keen to See That a Student’s Personality Is Developed as an Integrated Whole. To Fulfill This Idea, Late Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, An Eminent Classical Music Vocalist and Musicologist Was Invited. He Stayed On the Campus and Sowed the Seeds ofMusic. Then Due To Effort Of Dr. H.M.Patel The Kala Kendra College Of Music And Dance Was Inaugurated By The Worthy Hands Of Sangeetacharya And Yogacharya Brahmleen Swami Shri Kriplavnandji On 30th July 1969. Classes of Music Started On the Same Day. After Three Years in 1972, The Bharatnatyam Class Was Started in The Presence of Late Kalaguru Shri Ravishankar Raval.
Indian Classical Music and Dance with The Broad Outlook and Modern Trends in Music and Dance Has Been Accepted as The Need of the Day, For Encouraging Young Generation, College Got Affiliation for Two Years Diploma Course in Music and Dance of the S.P. University from Academic Year 1983-84.
Further Cvm Decided To Make The Full-Fledged College And To Meet With Students Further Need Of The Higher Education In Music And Dance, College Got Affiliation For Three Years Degree Course In Music And Dance Of The S.P.University From June 1990.
Meanwhile The Department of Higher Education of Gujarat State Declared the Grant in Aid (Gia) Status of The College from The Year 1989-90.
During 1994-2017, Dr. C.L.Patel, The Chairman Of The CVM Carried Out Extensive Renovations, Set Up Several Self – Financed Colleges And Introduced Many Pioneering Courses, And New Vidhyanagar Came In To As A Satellite Township.
After Couple of Years the Kala Kendra College of Music and Dance Was Shifted to Fully Furnished New Building with New Name as Rama Manubhai Desai College of Music and Dance in Jan. 2002.
Since 2018 Present Chairman of the Cvm, Er. Bhikhubhai B.Patel, Shaped A New University Names As Charutar Vidhyamandal University. He Is Keen to Faciliate the Needful Infrastructure and Modern Technology to Impart the Education in Different Areas of Study. In His Leadership More Than Fifty Institutions Are Imparting the Knowledge as On Today.
Thus Rama Manubhai Desai College of Music and Dance of Cvm Is One of the Oldest and Premier College Imparting the Education in Music and Dance in Gujarat. This Is the Grant in Aid College, affiliated to Sardar Patel University Provides Education of Music and Dance by The Learned Faculties in Reasonable Fees.