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History of VidyaMandir Society


With a view to making women or girls-students self-reliant and imparting them useful productive higher education, Vidyamandir Society was set up in 1948.

This Institute faced a lot of troubles with courage. The sincere and dedicated founder members and the teaching staff laboured hard to achieve the goals step by step and today it has secured the highest position in the field of Women Education in the South Gujarat Region.

The chief motto of this Institute is to arouse the need and awareness for the higher education among women and train them as well disciplined and self-dependent in various fields of life. An exclusive college for women was started with a few students in a private building in the beginning but today this women college having its grand building on the bank of the river Tapi in Athwa lines area of Surat city.

[Mr Wadia] A generous doner Mr. Faramrose Wadia donated a big building to this women college in memory of his loving son Let Mr. Zal , so this college named as Z.F.Wadia Women's College which was affiliated with S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai.
Mr. Z. F. Wadia
Besides this college building the Institute is fortunate enough to build a big hostel building with all necessary facilities. A large number of women has taken the advantage of this hostel.
Thus Vidyamandir Society has been making progress in the field of women education and such other spheres with satisfaction.


One of our ardent desire was to start a well equipped Home-science college in Surat for women's upliftment and we start a Home-science college 1965. The women enrolled in this college get a degree of B.A. from the South Gujarat University. We also started some other subjects like Literature, History, Economics, Psychology to become helpful to the Gujarati women. When this Arts College was started ours was the only college in the whole Souht Gujarat region. It satisfied one of the most important needs in the field of women education.


We started classes for the various crafts and small scale industry so that women could earn for their needs. This college has provided facilities for many indoor and outdoor games and a spacious ground. Every year sport - competitions are held to promote sports among women. Discussions, debates, tours, Entertainment programs, lectures on various subjects, musical contests and cultural programs are held regularly for the overall personality developments of women. To established rapport with the society and college students, our college conducts programs of social - awareness and other socially useful activities. We are grateful to all administrative office bearers, sincere workers, professors, students and society who have contributed a lot for the rapid progress of our college.
This institute has also started a B.C.A. College Vidyamandir College of Information Science
for women to meet with the global changes and those of information technology.

Vidyamandir Society, Surat - (c)2001
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