A.S. Gaur

Associate Professor

Welcome To S.P.T. ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE, GODHRA" Sheth Purushottamdas Thakordas Arts & Science College, Godhra popularly known as S.P. T. Arts & Science College is the pioneer institution of higher education in Panchmahals region that is socially, economically and educationally backward district of Gujarat. It has been adjudged as the best Arts College of Gujarat. It has a vast campus studded with a huge building in the old style of architecture, a garden, a big playground and a pavilion. It occupies 43 acres of land in a prime location which is situated in the outskirts of the Godhra city on the bank of Prabha river. The campus is a virtual beehive of academic activity throbbing with enthusiasm and dynamism on the part of the learners and the teachers of several disciplines.It was established in 1960 by the Panchmahal Shikshan Pracharak Mandal, which had been founded in 1950. The college was granted affiliation for the Subjects of Arts and Science by the Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. The college was named as Sheth Purushottamdas Thakordas Arts and Science College following a generous donation given by Sheth P.T. and Diwaliba Charity Trust, Bombay for the construction of the College Building.Our college imparts instruction primarily at the Under Graduate Level. However, it offers, two subjects in Arts faculty and one subject in Science faculty at the Post Graduate level. We offer a fairly good number of subjects and subject combinations at UG level.


The campus provides an intense environment of learning and research as well as opportunities for self-expression and personality development.Our college has been blessed with a galaxy of teachers of high academic repute and scholarly fame. Several of them have been acclaimed as renowned scholars, and critics. Dr. Subhash Dave, Dr. R. P. Pandaya, Dr. P.R. Shah, Dr. H.A. Modi, Shree B.N. Gandhi , Dr. A.T. Vaghela etc. who have been awardees of national level and state level. The present generation of teachers has been publishing articles and research papers regularly. Majority of teachers are well qualified. Most of them have acquired M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in the tenure of their services to the college.Our college has been blessed by the visits of such dignitaries as Prof. John C. Miller,Univ. of Colarado, USA, Prof. David Hardyman, Univ. of Warweek,UK , Shree Morarjibhai Desai, then finance minister of India, and also international cricketers –Vijay Merchant and Vijay Hazare etc. Our students and teachers have always been inspired by the exhortations of these visitors.Our college has served the academic needs of several generations of learners. Hence, the number of our alumni runs into a good number. Our Alumni Association consists of Arts & Science students. Our galaxy of Alumni dazzles with personalities who have left their indelible mark in different walks of life. Several socio-political leaders, educationists, sportsmen, and achievers in different fields are included in this list.Our present students are equally meritorious and promising both in studies and in co-curricular activities. We are proud to mention that our college has always achieved good results in the university examinations.

Five students were awarded Gold Medals for securing First Rank in their respective disciplines at the University examination. In the same way, in the field of sports and co-curricular activities, scores of our students have earned laurels not only at the university level, but also at the state level. Thus, the campus provides an encouraging and intense environment for overall development of students.As a part of our academic tradition, we have organized many University Level and State level Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia on several occasions. Conferences of the Gujarati Adhypak Sajjata Shivirs, Gujarat Ganit Mandal, Gujarat Psychology Association etc have been hosted by us. University Youth Festivals and University Athletic Meets were also organized several times. Furthermore, we have arranged exhibitions of the University Granth Nirman Board and the Gujarat State Archives.We have a rich library which has rare back volumes, old manuscripts and much more useful material for research.We have enough support, financially and morally, from our management PSP Mandal and its sister organization Godhra Sarvajanik Shikshan Mandal(GOSSHIM). They manage Higher education and Secondary education respectively. The GOSSHIM has helped us in renovating the college building. We are confident that the college will continue to strive towards quality, efficiency and excellence in higher education.Our present endeavour to offer ourselves for assessment and accreditation by NAAC may be seen as part of our overall effort to ensure quality assurance and efficiency enhancement which is the need of the hour today. Therefore, we submit ourselves in all humility for scrutiny and assessment and accreditation by NAAC.This is a brief introduction of our institution. The details are given in the following Self Study Report in the required format and sequence. We hope that this report presents a fairly objective picture of our college. We are confidant that on scrutiny and verification, these information, facts and figures will be found materially correct and our observations valid and true.