Mission : "To attain social upliftment by empowering women through value based education."
The college Vision is: “To attain social upliftment by empowering women through higher value based education”.
To accomplish the vision, the institution has the following mission:
- To import knowledge in a manner that it can be applied in real life situations.
- To develop professional attitude, competencies and skills
- To promote the use of latest technology in order to foster global competencies among our students
- To hold such activities which may make students more employable
- To develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among students
- To aspire all of our young female students to grow up to be “Daheli-Deep” in order to enlighten the word around them through high quality education, to create bridges binding society together and thus bring about social development into reality by organizing various curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
For us a women is like a lamp lit at the threshold, brightening up both, the house inside as well as world outside. We aspire to see our students grow up to be these "Daheli-deep" (lamps at the threshold), so that they enlighten the world around them. In order to make women fulfill this role, we attempt to provide them relevant education of high quality through Gujarati Medium.
We aim at creating not isolated islands through individual development, but bridges that bind society together and thus bring gaps in various ways, like those between men and women, business and the household, the city and the village. Our primary concern is to develop confidence among the girl students helping them to realize that they are not the weaker half of society, but rather to mould themselves into humane, sincere and responsible citizens of the nation.
It is our heartfelt desire to see our students successfully meet the challenges lying ahead in their domestic world as well as broader and competitive modern world outside. We aim at crating competent role models for the country and to make the girl students believe that "The Sky is the Limit". The required overall development of the extra-curricular activities conducted in association with various social and cultural organizations, both Governmental and Non-Governmental. This in turn results in the adequate encouragement to obtain employment or better still, self employment through varied means.
Our college was established in 1991 by Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavani Mandal to provide facilities of higher education at UG and PG level to the young women, in pursuit of academic excellence and to help them in the development of higher intellectual, physical and moral faculties in safe surroundings with a view to making them disciplined citizens of our country, although we are located in a purely urban area, we continue getting students from the rural area, from the poor economic background and cutting across all caste and religious denominations. We strive for equity towards all our students and strive to provide them the best education that they deserve and that they can afford.
The college provides education to almost 45% SC/ST/OBC and minority community and 100% women students, more than 70% of our students come from villages.
Our college is affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad with the excellent result it has achieved over the years, consecutively, with hundreds of its graduates, well placed in life, and the college serves as a vital link to the forces of growth, development, information and global technology. The college is recognized by the UGC under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC and is accredited by NAAC with the grade B++.
While lectures still from the backbone of teaching-learning, the process is strengthened and made more student centric through student seminars, intensive lab work, projects and assignments, field visits and interactive and dialogic method of class-room teaching.
The faculty is actively engaged in research. A good percentage of teachers are involved in guiding doctoral research and undertaking projects and an even higher percentage is involved in individual research that may not be currently funded. The faculty has been able to attract funding for a large number of major and minor research projects. Many research papers, books and abstracts have been published by the faculty in the past five years.
The institution is indeed responsive to the community needs and conduct various extension services/activities, as an integral part of the wholesome education process.
The college has adopted two villages, Dholakua and Bhimpura for its activities of community service, like health and hygiene awareness, Anti female foeticide campaign, environment awareness, etc. These villages are also adopted for the activities of the nature club. NCC unit of the college promotes the values of discipline and service mindedness among the students. The cadets participate in camps of regional and national level and get the opportunity to be the part of the Republic Day parades as well as the Thal Sainik Camps, in Delhi.
Variety of students’ co-curricular/extra-curricular activities throughout the year, are held for the development of various skills and to foster holistic personality development.
Uma Arts and Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Gandhinagar, is managed by Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavni Mandal and is affiliated to the Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, (Gujarat). The institution offers several undergraduate as well as post graduate programmes in Arts and Commerce faculty.
The college offers UG programmes in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Economics and History and PG in Sanskrit (with English, Gujarati and Hindi as subsidiary subjects). Most of the faculties have obtained research degrees i.e. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Seven members are research guides. Over four research projects including two major ones have been completed. The faculty member publish their research work in journals of National and International reputed research collaboration with international scholars have been established MOUs with nearby industries and institutes have been signed.
The college students have been bringing laurels in activities of NSS, NCC, Sports and cultural events for years. Students have been declared champions in many games like handball, cricket, kabbadi, Judo and weight lifting. In the competitions of University Festival the students are winners in competitions of elocution, debates and college making. We have identified star departments of our college and proposed action plan as follows: