|With a graceful charity of ₹ 2 lacs donated by his highness Shri Vitthalbhai Shivabhai Patel, V.S.Patel college of Arts & Science, Bilimora was started on 15th June1961. Because of unavailability of infrastructure 4 classes which included 2 of Science previous and the other 2 of inter Arts were inaugurated by late Shri Thakorbhai Manibhai Desai at Sir J.J.Mehta High School, Bilimora. The trustees of Sir J.J.Mehta High School offered this intermediate provision with out any expectation of monetary remuneration. The proposed college got an affiliation of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. After that Shri Naushir Manchersha Bilimoria donated a piece of vast land on Chikhli-Bilimora road, for a new building of V.S.Patel College, after the name of his father late Manchersha Burjorji Mengusi, where presently the whole campus is named as Mengusi Park. The foundation stone of the new college building was laid down by the Chief Minister of Gujarat State at that time, late Shri Hitendrabhai Desai.The college which was started with merely four classes has now bulged up with a big college comprising of various sophisticated, well equipped departments glorified with well trained subjective teachers and vast, well furnished classrooms.Beside the main building, college comprises of boys hostel and chemistry laboratory for post graduate course which was developed by the graceful charity of Shri Kantidev Jethabhai Patel and Shri Kanubhai Zaverbhai Patel (BIPICO industry, Bilimora)
The principal courses like Hindi, Gujarati and Economics are offered at an under graduate level for bachelors degree which also includes Psychology and Statistics as a subsidiary subjects. Where as at the post graduate level, Hindi is offered to the students of Arts faculty.
Similarly the Principal courses like Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics are offered at graduate level and Chemistry is offered at post-graduate level. Along with this Physics and botany are offered as subsidiary subject to the science students at graduate level.
The college have had got the opportunity to felicitate the accomplishments of subjective experts. Some of them are Shri Pravin Darji, Poet Usnash, free lance writer and literate Shri Bhagwatikumar Sharma, renounced chemist Dr.K.R.Desai, renounced space scientist Dr.J.J.Raval, renounced Mathematician Dr.P.C.Vaidya, Dr.P.Bahadur and many others. The students and the staff of the college are fortunate enough to access the benefits from such scholars.
Till date many of the staff faculties have published their research and popular articles in various national & international journals. Some of them have also represented the college on television and radio.
With a noble aspect of developing an innovative talent among the students of college, we are publishing a yearly magazine called TRIVENI, where the students who come from different social, cultural & educational back ground, reflect their ingenuity in the form of research and artistic articles.
The authorities including teaching and non teaching staff are making continuous efforts to imbibe and upsurge a notion for social welfare among the students through various schemes like National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, Planning Forum. As and when the need from the various sections of the society, especially during natural calamities like flood, earthquake, epidemics, etc, has a raised, these cells have proved to be efficient. This institution has hosted many conferences, seminars & sports events of district, university and state level. Some of which are listed below:
And last but not the least, our college, which has been continuously trailing the path for its all-round betterment, would have been next to impossible without the motherly care graced from our respectable & profusely respectable Principal. They have proved them selves to be the stake holders in each and every aspect, and for all round development of our college.
|In year 2000 Mr.D.B.Bhavsar was the Principal of the V.S.Patel Arts & Science College Bilimora. Due to some academic reason he visited M.S.University Baroda where he got Information for such Course run by M.S.University, Baroda.At that time Centeral Government as well as Gujarat Government were in the Process of Making Higher Education Self Financed as much as possible And due to this reason South Gujarat University Surat had been Permitted to grant affiliation for various self financed Courses, which was a buy Product of the Liberal economy policy started by Indian Government in 1992.
In year 2000 there were 75 colleges affiliated with South Gujarat University. which where either Grant in aid, or Government Institues.Three colleges had applied to South Gujarat University Surat for starting BCA.One of them was V.S.Patel Arts & Science College Bilimora. University had approved affiliation of V.S.Patel Arts & Science College Bilimora for B.C.A. Management was of the view that as Information Technology revolution taking place throughtout India and perhaps their was not a single field without Computer Operation, this Course had Good Prospects and there want be any problem, whether no of students admitted or getting faculties or procuring the relevant Infrastructures for such a Course.So Bilimora Vibhag Kelavni Mandal had meaningfully started the course & projection that for 1st two years their will be a loss & in the 3rd year their would be a profit but surprisingly the balance sheet in 2001 had proved that profit was made in very first year & the projections were wrong. Thanks to the boom in IT Markets which was hitting Indian Middle Class, they move very hurrily for j ob-oriented course like B.C.A.
After 2002 B.C.A. had full-time staff. The main challenge for B.C.A. Staff was to prepare students coming from commerce discipline. Along with studies, sports are also given equal importantence. in this reference a separate team for cricket tournament of South Gujarat University Surat had also been sent. The social activities like blood donation camp and tree plantations were also started. In 2004 the students were collecting funds and buying fans for poor students. In 2004 a system of guest lectures had been started so that students remain up to date with the everchanging environment of Software Technology.
Today in 2009, B.C.A. has got its separate building, thanks to the efforts of B.C.A. Students, staff and management and thanks to the donation by family of Nirmalaben Vitthalbhai Patel. Students and Staff also arranged fun fair and visited builder’s office for cement donation.
The building was named “N.V. Patel Institute of BCA” as largest help came from late Mrs.Nirmalaben Vitthalbhai Patel’s Parivar.