Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "B" Grade




SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

About Smt. N.C. Gandhi & Smt. B.V. Gandhi Mahila Arts & Commerce College

Smt. N.C. Gandhi & Smt. B.V. Gandhi Mahila Arts & Commerce College, Bhavnagar was established in June 1951.

The college was established with an aim to provide a world-class education to women for their economic, social, cultural and personal upliftment with an ultimate objective of improving their quality of life in totality.

The college is affiliated to SNDT Women's University, Mumbai and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) in the year 1979 under Act, 1956. It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B" Grade  - (CGPA Score 2.72 on a 4 Point Scale).

Since its inception, the college started with just five students and used to sit in the high school building of the college management. In the early sixties, the college moved in the present building.

By this time, the number of students had increased to around eight hundred. It was still only Arts college with six subjects for specialization at U.G. & five subjects of specialization at P.G.

In the early seventies, two more subjects for specialization started at U.G. level. In the late seventies when the pre-university classes were gone under 10 + 2 formula, the college started Commerce Faculty.

It is the first women’s college in Saurashtra and one of the oldest women’s colleges in Gujarat. It is a leading college in SNDT women’s University in the sense that the faculty of Commerce started in the University because the college wanted to start B. Com. degree programme.

The college started PG centre for five subjects at M.A. in 1963 and in that sense, some of our PG subjects started before the PG department of the university. They started the M.Com. Programme before it started at University campus.

This is the first college to start the programme of Bachelor of Management Studies. It is also the first college to start specialization in costing at B.Com degree.

Finally, in 2001, they introduced another vocational course Office Management and Secretarial Practice. Thus the college has developed academically during these fifty years and has succeeded in creating the impression of being a very good college of the region.

The financial category of the college Grant - in aid & Self - Financing.


  • The college is committed to providing world-class education to women for their economic, social, cultural and personal upliftment with an ultimate objective of improving their quality of life in totality


The college is striving to develop a model institute of higher studies for women in various fields. For this, The college have

  • To employ and retain dedicated and learned teachers of high morale
  • To establish transparent administration
  • To add continually new branches/subjects, vocational courses and promote various co-curricular activities
  • To build adequate infrastructural facilities
  • To establish world-class management system
  • To comply related requirements in spirit
  • To improve continually in all aspects


  • The college has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls & playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The college has a large playground with will-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC


Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce - (B.Com) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Classroom
  • Scholarship
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen





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