GVM was founded in 1950, on a 1200- acre piece of land, on one of the harshest and most backward terrains. Acutely prone to droughts, heat and cold waves, epidemics and other travesties of nature, GVM has striven to alleviate the acute backwardness through various permanent and adhoc programmes of education, culture, livelihood, health and hygiene, vocations etc.
The importance of ethics and values too cannot be disregarded; otherwise a student would become a rudderless ship. In order to meet the manifold changes and challenges in the emotional maladies confronting the society at large, the institutions of higher education must set a mind-frame to consciously ingrain the humanistic values into the students at every step. IASE University, in its own humble way, would like to make itself a paradigm of sorts.
Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM), founded in 1950 as a sequel to its founder's dedication to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi whose assassination spurred a revolution in his heart and soul. His name was Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar. Born and brought up in Sardarshahr in the erstwhile princely State of Bikaner in a very distinguished and wealthy family, yet, Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar was spiritually inclined since his childhood.