Anand Arts College,
heralded a new era of university education and opened new
vistas of education in Anand town since it was the first
college set up wayback in 1963. In the seventies, other
institutions followed the example of Anand Arts College and many colleges opened in Anand. The
college holds fascination and pride of place in Charotar
area of Gujarat. It is one of the prestigious centers of
education and has a glorious tradition of imparting knowledge
to countless people over the past forty years. Merely 272
students enrolled when the college started in 1963. However,
through sheer dedication and perseverance the march of progress
went on and this full-fledged college today has the strength
of 1800 students. Those bygone years have left indelible
mark in the history of education in this part of the state.
The college has played a key-role in shaping the future
of many a professionals. Today the alumni of Anand Arts College occupy
distinguished positions in all spheres of life. This achievement
and prestige has come after years of diligent pursuit by
students, staff and management. The founders encountered
difficulties of every sort but dogged determination and
clear vision paved the way for the march ahead. Shri Ramkrishna
Seva Mandal nurtured the infrastructure and encouraged all
experiments for growth and development of Anand Arts College. Later
on Anand Arts College,
Anand was to become an ideal for many other institutions
of higher education that were set up in and around Anand.
Anand Arts College began
with the simple but clear mission for dissemination of
knowledge and formal University education for the people
who could not afford to go to metropolises due to paucity.of
income. It was a mission to educate the havenots with
minimum expenses and education at doorstep.
the needs and aspirations of citizens of Anand and Charotar
area go on expanding, the mission of the college expands.
The ultimate aim is to educate and transform the minds
of people to live in tune with the times. Hence all efforts
of the college are in the direction of enlightenment and
enrichment of the minds of students and this way to bring
about a socio economic change.
objectives of Anand Arts College, are directed at social, economic and
ethical upliftment of people. The objectives are - To
equip students with knowledge of languages and social
sciences,since we believe in 'Knowledge is Power'. To guide and direct students for graduation in
subjects of Arts faculty.
impart value-based education since languages and social
reflect ‘Knowledge is Power '.
To enable students to stand against future challenges
by broadening their outlook
and widening horizons of their consciousness.
Since Arts faculty covers a wide range of subjects, Anand Arts College offers
the following wide choice for students joining F.Y.B.A.
new entrant at F.Y.B.A. has to select any two groups out
of the three mentioned above and select one optional subject
from each of the two selected groups. Each selected Subject
shall have two papers. Out of the two selected subjects
any one shall be allowed as Principal subject at S.Y.B.A.
and T.Y.B.A. levels. The second selected subject shall be
allowed as subsidiary subject at S.Y.B.A. level. It is clear
from this that the Principal subject for graduate degree
is to be selected from F.Y.B.A.
Besides selecting two above stated optional subjects (four
question papers) the subjects of Gujarati, Hindi, and English
are compulsory for English course and Gujarati, Hindi &
Sanskrit are compulsory for Non-English course. In addition
to these seven subjects, one professional subject is also
compulsory. The total of 8 question papers shall be of 800
marks of which 70 marks are for external (University) examination
and 30 Marks are for Internal (college) Examination in each
subject. (the ratio of External Examination (University)
and Internal Examination (College) shall be 70 : 30 in each
of the 8 subjects).
Anand Arts College had a modest beginning and meager facilities but over the
years the management has taken pains to modernise the building
and facilities from time to time. The college building is
on prime location of Anand town known as Electric Grid crossing.
The college building is three storied R.C.C. construction
of simple but spacious accommodation. Anand Arts College is easily accessible through all routes
of the town. The college precincts are lined by lush green
trees, plants and floral growth that provides natural shade
to students and visitors. The open ground in front of the
college building catches attention as the lawn is well-maintained
and surrounded by tiled pavement for easy movement.
Anand Arts College has a
good network of physical amenities and facilities that are
need of the day. Water purifiers and water coolers are installed
to ensure safe, clean drinking water to faculty and students.
The classrooms are modernised and well-equipped with P.A.
system, podiums and glassboards. The classrooms are commodious
and well-ventilated by air circulation with the help of
fans and windows. Modern equipments that easen teaching
and learning are installed to enhance the endeavor. Overhead
projectors, multimedia projectors, computerisation, audio-visual
laboratory and state of the art ultra modern administrative
strength of Anand Arts College lies in the Human Resource employed to
lead the college to progress. The faculty consists of distinguished
teachers who have excellent academic achievements and insight.
The professors have earned high reputation as they are dedicated
men of letters in their respective areas of knowledge.
The faculty of the College make an excellent team and are
always proactive for the Cause of education The teachers
constantly strive to update their intellectual output in
order to Influence the students community. They guide and
inspire students for better future. The faculty are equally
well-versed in extracurricular activities. Since they realise
the importance of these activities in the versatile development
of students, they devote much time to encourage students
and lead them to success in various competitions.
The faculty members do not rest on their laurels in academic
area, they have also won prestige in social service and
religious service. Manny of our teachers are connected with
social and religious activities and contribute towards service
of the people. The teachers have been holding, academic
positions like Chairmanship of Board of Studies at the university,
Membership of the Senate, the Syndicate, Academic Council
and a host of other academic posts. Some of our-faculty
are renowned for research and authorship of books of' state
and national levels. Our esteemed faculty is also engaged
as guides of doctoral degree level aspirants. The faculty
have deep concern for personal development of' students.
Bright students are prepared through star batch programme
and career guidance is provided for a bright tomorrow. The
teamwork of faculty has popularised Anand Arts College in yet another way through workshops, seminars
and symposia of state and national level. The College is
proud of these countless curricular activities undertaken
during the past many years.
Anand Arts College was honoured with The Best Arts College in Gujarat State
award in 1983-84 in view of its unique role and contribution
in the spheres of education, Culture and social regeneration.
U.G.C. Delhi selected Anand Arts College under COHSSIP for extension of education and
was sanctioned Rs.5 lakhs as grant in aid.
U.G.C., Delhi sanctioned Rs. 3 lakhs for Remedial classes
U.G.C., Delhi sanctioned Rs. I lakh for Spoken Sanskrit
Delhi sanctioned Rs. 8,32,000/- for research and education
extension under the Xth Plan.
college is the only college in Gujarat where the subject
of co-operation is
being- offered for graduate and post graduate degree courses.
This college is the only
college of Sardar Patel University that offers Functional
English as subsidiary subject.
The college has the credit
of consistently winning Gold Medals at T.Y.B.A. University
Examination for many years.
In volleyball competition
our college has made hatrick of being Unive'rsity champion
continually for three years.
Ms Mishal Macwan won
honours for Anand Arts College as Girl N.C.C. cadet. She represented the college at N.C.C.
National Integration Camp held in Punjab and was awarded
(acclaimed) Best Senior Under Officer (Girls).
First Place for best
Tableau Exhibition in competition on National Integration
held by Gujarat State Government at Anand.
graduate Degree courses in subjects of English, Gujarati,,
Hindi and History have been started at Anand Arts College, since June, 2005.
The election system of students representative council has
been eliminated since 1985. This led other institutions
to follow suit. This experiment led the college to new heights
of excellence and performance.
The staff, faculty and management maintain rapport with
students and generate atmosphere of trust, harmony and discipline.
College, enjoys distinguished position in the area of curricular
and extracurricular activities. The college has an unparalleled
tradition of seminars, workshops and symposiums. During
the last four decades fifty three seminars have been successfully
conducted. The subjects included areas like Economics, Population
Education, English , Gujarati and Hindi Literature, Freedom
Movement, Cooperative sector, Rural Development, Five-year
plans, Social problems, Rationalism, Mind Management, Folk
Tales, Ecology, Journalism and Social Problems.
Twenty three workshops in various subjects have been held
by the College since 1982. These workshops have proved fruitful
to the participants. The areas included are Population Education,
Cooperation education, creative Literature, Question banks
for various subjects, framing & structuring of syllabi
for the subject of Co-operation. It also involved restructuring
of syllabi for various subjects in accordance with U.G.C.
participants of these seminars and workshops have been reputed
scholars, eminent professors, well known personalities from
various fields and above all teachers and Students. The
regularity of these activities has earned high prestige
for the College.
College has its own criteria to encourage winners. The following Anand Arts College prizes are given to winners in various competitions.
1. Dr R.P. Patel poetry competition - 6 prizes for district
2. Dr. R.M. Patel cultural Activities Prize.
3. Smt. Chandrikaben Elocution competition prize.
4. Literary prize in memory of Late Suman.
5. Dr. Babu Davalpura Gujarati Lecture series fund.
Anand Arts College, has
carved a nitche in the area of extracurricular activities.
The wide range of extracurricular and cocurricular activities
of the college during the last forty years reflect an amazing
pursuit of excellence. These activities are an integral
part of our unique educative mode. They aim at awakening
the potential in students and channelise their energy towards
constructive shaping of their career. The activities undertaken
are elocution and debate, essay competition, guest-lectures,
N.C.C., N.S.S., Athletics, seminars, workshops and exhibitions,
Talented students are afforded Opportunities and are groomed
for professional approach in future. Students are encouraged
and honoured for their achievements at university exams
as well as extracurricular activities. The honour includes
goldmedals. Prizes, awards, scholarships and merit certificates.
wide range of these activities is backed by selfless service
of incharge professors whose expert guidance helps students
to attain new heights. Our experienced faculty strives to
bring out the best by giving direction to the latent energy
N.C.C. & N.S.S. The college has a unique image of its
own. For years the college has set example by infusing in
the students the sense of discipline and self reliance.
The sportsmen are driven by the motto of 'Health is Wealth'
and hence they regularly go ahead with their games &
athletics round the year.
college is the leader of the spectrum of extra-curricular
activities and has always remained in the forefront of academic
field and continues to charge the atmosphere with proliferation
and dissemination of education and knowledge.