Engineer Shree Bhikhubhai B. Patel was born in a farmer family of Bharoda, District Anand, Gujarat. Despite a moderate family background, he achieved newer heights in his educational, business and social life. His philanthropic engagement has changed several lives and strengthened many organisations engaged in social welfare.
He inherited several traits from his father, who was not only a progressive father but also lead his village as Sarpanch for 25 long years and developed his village as an ideal village and earned deep respect from his people.
Er. Shree Bhikhubhai B. Patel got his school education from M U Patel Technical High School, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya (Sardar Patel University), Vallabh Vidyanagar.
Er. Shree Bhikhubhai’s social contribution is quite noteworthy. He has been effectively engaged with Vansol Sattavis Patidaar Samaaj, as the president since last 30 years. He has been immensely contributing to various social activities like Samuh Lagna, Awards and Scholarships to the bright students, innovations in the field of farming, women empowerment, youth development, cultural activity centre (Bhalej) etc. He has been the founder of the Youth Club in the village Bharoda. He has been serving as the president of the Bharoda Village Education Trust for the last several years.
His touch with academics and his passion for the same is reflected in the facts that he has been running school in his village through Bharoda Education Trust, where he is the President since long. He is also the President of Sardar Patel Federation. He has served on senate and syndicate of Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar for several years and has made valuable contributions there. He served as member of the Governing Council of Charutar Vidya Mandal for many years. He served Vallabh Vidyanagar Cooperative Bank Limited as member of Board of Directors for many years and since 2018, he has been serving the Board as Chairman. As member and now as the Chairman he has been making impressive contribution in the area of ethical banking.
Er. Shree Bhikhubhai B. Patel has been a great philanthropic person. His has donated a large sum of money for various causes through many organisation across Gujarat. He also inspires his brothers and other family members to join such noble cause too. His NRI friends are always ready to respond to his call for donations, which speaks about his social reputation and image.
Since 21st February, 2018 Er. Shree Bhikhubhai Patel has been serving Charutar Vidya Mandal as Chairman, and has caused many positive changes in its fifty institutions rendering education from KG to PG. His vision of and ideal University has prompted him to solicit the status of State Private University named as The CVM University, which has been recently approved by the Gujarat Government. Considering his vision and thoughts, the highest body of Charutar Vidya Mandal, the sponsoring body of The CVM University has appointed him as the President of The CVM University. He has been leading the CVM and the CVM University with vision and strong personal values and ethics.