Bardoli enjoys an important place in the Indian history and has had rare distinction of nurturing many pioneers in various fields like agriculture, industry, etc. One of them is Higher Education. Bardoli Pradesh Kelavani Mandal is a group of devoted veterans in the field of education. It was established in 1960 with objective of imparting higher education in the so called tribal and rural areas surrounding Bardoli.
During the last four decades, Bardoli Pradesh Kelvani Mandal has proved its merit by running many under graduate and post-graduate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Information Technology, Pharmacy and Biotechnology disciplines.
The Bardoli satyagraha took place in Gujarat and it was lead by Vallabhai Patel. This satyagraha was done against the tyranny of British people. The British people had done many disobedient acts like hurting the poor farmers, capturing lands and appointing people to hurt the people etc. Gandhi had decided to do the satyagraha in 1928 to stop this evil acts.
Patel had gathered all the Muslims and Hindus in Bardoli and performed non violence satyagraha by doing a revolt against British. And at last the farmers lands were released on 6-8-1928. They had released the prisoners and they had reduced the land captures. Gandhi had appreciated Patel and gave the title as Sardar to him. From then onwards Vallabhai Patel was called as Sardar Vallabhai Patel.