Institutional Distinctiveness

Shri Vanraj Arts and Commerce College, managed by Shri M.S.V.S. Kelavani Mandal, Dharampur has earned its fame as a reputed academic institution imparting higher education  in the tribal area of Dharampur. Late Shri Nanubhai Maganlal Desai, the founder of this college  and his followers together undertook  the responsibility  of  imparting higher education to poor boys and girls of this backward  area. It was a tough task  to establish  and run an academic institution in the total absence of any financial help. A lot of talented Adivasi boys and girls were deprived of higher education  due to their poor condition. Late Shri Nanubhai Maganlal Desai  was very deeply concerned with this problem and as a result, he started Shri Vanraj Arts and Commerce College in June 1984  having only the strength of 251 students. At present the academic and co curricular activities are taking place in an organized way in this college and the response of the students is immense. We are proud that many of our students have moulded excellent academic career and are  employed in defence, paramilitary and other civil services.  The educated students of our college have created remarkable impact on the  socio-economic status of the tribal community. Throughout its journey, the institution has  proved to be a decisive  factor  for the  physical and mental growth of  tribal  students of this area. This institution has provided ample opportunities to students  to excel in curricular and in co curricular activities like sports,  NSS, NCC, cultural etc. Our students are always ahead in sports and cultural events organized by Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

  In the scarcity of  P.G. centres in South Gujarat, our college is unique in the sense that   it runs maximum  Post Graduation centres in the subjects of  English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Economics and Sociology and thus it helps the maximum students  who  are deprived of higher education in  different disciplines, develop bright academic career.

In addition to this the college also run BAOU Study Centre to  cater educational needs of the society at large.  The centre offers various degree courses of disciplines like Arts, Commerce, Computer Education, Management, Social Welfare and many more. Students, after obtaining their basic degree in this centre, can pursue for a higher degree at other places. Beside this  BAOU provides higher education even to those people who have not obtained any degree  or who have not completed even their school education. This has been highly beneficial to the people of Dharampur and surrounding area . This centre enables the in-service people to raise their professional status. The BAOU Centre is a blessing  to the housewives of tribal community who can pursue their educational studies  parallel to  their domestic duties and the farming tasks.

Our students come from interior tribal areas around Dharampur  taluka . Many of them are the victims of malnutrition. So we run a canteen in which nutritious food is provided them at maximum  concessional price.

The overall achievements of our students have made the institution proud. The increasing strength of students every year  reflects  the spread of education in tribal society. The full-fledge development of the institution makes it a landmark in the field of  education in South Gujarat. Ultimately, the education imparted  in our college  help students inculcate moral values, ethics  and sense of responsibility towards society and our nation.