About Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidyanagar
Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research, abbreviated as ISTAR, is established as a center of quality education offering post-graduation in science and technology. The Institute has been established by Charutar Vidya Mandal (
te has been established by Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), an educational society. CVM has a mission of reinvigorating society through quality education. Since 1947 CVM has established over 46 institutions proving itself highly responsive to the changing socio economic environment by venturing into various emerging disciplines under the dynamic leadership of Late Shri Bhaikaka, late Shri Bhikhabhai Saheb, late Dr. H.M. Patel (ICS retired), Late Dr. C. L. Patel and now with Er. Bhikhubhai B. Patel as the present Chairman of CVM. ISTAR is thriving under the patronage of CVM.
ISTAR is Constituent College of CVM University, Vallabh Vidyanagar and Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad. Some of the Post-Graduate programmes being offered by BVM have been shifted to ISTAR for better academics.
Department of Science & Technology (DST) of Government of India has provided a grant of Rupees Ten Crores to establish a Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre for Applied Research & Testing (SICART) to CVM. ISTAR and SICART are housed in the Sardar Patel Centre for Science & Technology building and both work in close collaboration. Moreover close co-operation is also available from Science, Engineering and Pharmacy colleges of CVM.
To add significantly to our enduring civilizational tradition of pioneering excellence in learning, knowledge, enlightenment and self-realization, in a Universally relevant context.
We dedicate ourselves to the perpetuation of our Founders' Vision of providing the infrastructure, facilities, operating conditions and overall environment conducive to the Education of young scholars, along with the desired physical, mental and character building inputs; we firmly renew our commitment to providing value added, globally relevant Education with an emphasis on the Techno Management domain, to ensure that our scholars fruitfully exercise their knowledge, skills and values in the global economy.
To create and nourish a stimulating learning environment that ensures a globally relevant Education based on Eternal human valuers;
To forge and reward excellence in the curricular as well as the noncurricular sectors so as to ensure the scholars' global competitiveness;
To tap, nurture and unleash the innovative entrepreneurial abilities of scholars and thereby ensure lifelong socioeconomic, value addition;
To evoke and embellish the finest traits of human excellence that go on to dovetail into a sustainable career growth curve;
To affiliate, associate, liaise or otherwise synergize with any institution, body, entity, ethno cultural diaspora and the overall global fraternity in any form whatsoever, in support of the above;
To initiate, consolidate and extrapolate any objectives, functions and activities in support of the above.