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Smt. Savitaben Chunibhai Patel Fartikuiwala Commerce College popularly as SCPF Commerce College, was established in the year 1968-69- with a generous donation from Smt. Savitaben Chunibhai Patel, Fartikuiwala, a social worker. The Commerce College began with 170 students with Preparatory Class. In those days, we did not have our own building. The Institution is affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahemdabad as a recognized college under section 2(F) and section 12(B) of the UGC Act. It is a grant- in- aid co-education college located at Dabhoi (Vadodara dist.) The institution is one of the 5 institutions managed by BDES which has been playing a very important role in spreading education in the rural area. Excluding M.S. University (Vadodara), our institution was the pioneer to commence education of commerce and management in the entire Vadodara district.

The results of the University examinations of the college are always higher than the university results. Every year the results are getting higher.

The institution offers B.com degree programme. The medium of instruction at U.G. levels is Gujarati. The institution offers Ad. Accountancy & Auditing as principal subject and Ad. Statistics and Secretarial Practice as subsidiary subjects. The number of students on roll during current year is 881 bcom programme. In addition to the academic activities, the college also undertakes various co- curricular activities.

As a part of Curricular aspects, each year, the Vision and the Mission of the college are effectively communicated to all the concerned, through publishing separate prospectus for B.com programmes containing all the information. The syllabi are framed and revised by the Board of Studies of each faculty of the University, on need basis. The Guest Lectures of eminent speakers are arranged for the benefit of the students as well as teaching staff. The members of faculty also participate in Refresher courses, Orientation Programmes, Seminars, workshops, training programmes etc. to up-date their subject knowledge and there by to impart latest knowledge to the students. The admissions to U.G. levels are given as the norms laid down by the Gujarat University and the institution. In order to ensure equity, admissions are given to the reserve category students as per the policy of State Government.

For Teaching Learning and Evaluation Programmes, teaching plans are prepared on the basis of academic calendar of the institution. A regular feed- back is obtained from the students for improving the teaching- learning process. Modern gadgets of teaching learning process are in use. The institution has adopted different policies of evaluating the achievement level of students. This includes a internal tests for B.com students.

The institution has taken initiative to promote Extension activities. The institution has permanent (plus three Mngd. appointees) qualified faculty members. The NCC, NSS, Saptdhara activity units of the institution are actively engaged in various extension activities and community outreach programmes. A numbers of NCC cadets have participated in Summer Camps, NIC, Shooting Competitions at national level. Various extension activities like- Heart- check-up camp, Eye-check-up camp, blood- donation camps, tree-Plantation etc. are arranged. Under C.W.D.C., the activities like HIV-AIDS awareness camp, Red Ribbon Club, Health and Hygine, women foeticide, woman empowerment are organized.

• It is a matter of great pleasure that the Saptadhara Project of Gujarat State Govt. has been sincerely and honestly implemented by the institution. And hence, the institution stood first in the Sapatadhara Activities in the State in the year – 2012.

The institution has a beautiful three storied building with spacious, well ventilated and illuminated rooms accommodating class rooms, Girls Rest Room etc. Computer Centre(DELL),4 SMART CLASS, Audio-Visual Room (With OHP), a good Library, Assembly Hall, Sports Room, all equipped with necessary gadgets. Internet facilities are available in both-the Computer Centre(DELL) and the Library. There are 17169 books, 35 magazines and journals in English and Gujarati, five news papers (four in Gujarati, one in English) and a spacious Reading Room in the library. There is a Sports Room in which indoor games are being played. Out-door games are being played on the front and rear ground of the college. There is a Basket Ball Court on the rear part of the college ground. A Hostel for boys and a Hostel for girls are available in the campus- run by BDES. A Vehicle Parking shed is available for the students as well as the staff.

The institution has been admitting students from different classes of the society including SC/ST and OBC with a minimum drop out ratio. The students’ Council is formed every year, comprising of the Principal as an ex-officio President, the Vice- President, the faculty members and the students’ representatives. The faculty members encourage the students through personal counselling and orientation programme. It is the practice of the institution to take a regular feedback from the students and the alumni which provide important input for improvement. In order to ensure equity and to help the needy, the institution supports the students by way of scholarships, books and study materials etc. The students are also given access to the Internet facility.

The Counselling Cell provides counselling to the students to tackle their problems and difficulties. The college has also established Alumni Association and it supports for various college activities.

The Institution is Governed and managed under the benevolent leadership of BDES. The vision, the mission and the objective of our college are in complete harmony with those of the BDES and the higher education policy. The policy- decisions taken by the BDES, are implemented by the institution in the academic interest through the various committees for curricular and co-curricular activities.

In pursuit of academic excellence, the institution has formed various committees for planning, executing and reviewing. For overall personality development of the students, the college organizes Guest lectures on Personality Development and character- building. The Community outreach programmes are organized by NSS and NCC units of the institution.

The institution was fortunate enough to have its first Principal Mr. H.A. Patel. It was his courage, discipline and above all foresight that strengthened to be a full-fledged college with U.G. and P.G. levels. In 1989, Mr. H.K. Vyas, a senior and experienced professor took- over the charge and led the college well. After the retirement of Mr. H.K. Vyas, for a brief period, Mr. J.G. Patel (Dept. of English) worked as an in-charge. Mr. L.M. Patel, Head Dept. of Commerce, has been serving the institution as a Principal since 1995. He also works as a care-taker for the NCC unit for the college. Under the able governance and leadership of Mr. L.M. Patel, the institution has been growing and enhancing. Under his guidance the instituted has undergone obtained "B" greade.

• He retired in June-2012. Mrs. B. K. Purohit, an associate Prof. in English took the charge and served the institution as a Principal in charge from 15th June-2012 to 14th June-2014.Under her leadership the institution applied for the second cycle of NAAC and submitted the RAR.

• Shri. N. R. Lalpuria took the charge as a Principal in charge on 15th June-2014. The retired on 31st –October-2014. During this period the NAAC Peer Team visited the institution and “C” Grade is obtained.

• Now, Shri. S. G. Memoria is the Principal in charge of the institution the has just taken the charge on 1st November-2014 he has been a sincere and competent Associate Prof. in commerce and a very enthusiastic person. He is trying his level best to upgrade the college, despite the extreme scarcity of both teaching and non teaching staff.

 

At this stage, the institution reaffirms its faith in creating a feeling of solidarity among the students by way of providing good infrastructure, innovative practices, moral values and advanced knowledge in the field of Commerce and Management. The institution will continue to endeavour to mould the students to be good citizens and employable youth with good communication skills.

We are grateful to NAAC for providing us the opportunity to express and ensure our sincerity towards the institutional mission and its objectives and continue our journey towards excellence.

It will our humble endeavour to commence new courses / programmes in the area of Financial Management, Insurance, Banking, ICT etc. in the near future.