Ever since independence, revolutionary changes have taken place in almost all the spheres of life, particularly in the education field. The span of education has widened and crossed all boundaries. Many new education institutions have sprung up. Many new faculties and branches have emerged and new avenues have opened up the coming generations. However these changes and expansions have not reached to the semi urban areas.
Botad is a district place. There was not a single educational institution providing higher education. But this was made possible by Shree Botad Prajamandal Mumbai. In a meeting presided over by Late Mr. Balavantrai Mehta (Late chief minister of Gujarat). Unanimously decided to provide higher education facilities for the students of mother land, Botad. The dream came true with the formation of VIDYABHARATI TRUST. Mr. Himmatbhai Gandhi was the first president of the trust. He rendered invaluable services for the noble cause for over two decades till he breathed his last.
Botad Prajamandal decided to start KAVISHREE BOTADKAR ARTS & COMMERCE COLLEGE from 1967. Perhaps ours is the only education institute in Gujarat which is meeting the huge cost of administrative and other miscellaneous expenses, a meeting, presided over by Shree Uchhangrai Dhebar (Late Chief minister of Saurashtra state and Late president of national congress) was held. The leading industrialists, businessmen and localities voluntarily came forward with generous contribution for the noble cause. The college did not have its own building. Initially the college started in the government high school in 1967. In less than two years the college had its own building and began teaching in the new premises in 1969.
The main objective of this institution is to provide higher education to the socially and educationally backward class students and to inculcate in them feelings of the universal brotherhood and moral values. In institution reaches to the remote villages under its N.S.S. programme in order to bring social, cultural and educational awareness in semi urban areas. It also helps them to learn the lessons of unity, service to fellow-beings, society and nation and make them aware of value of patriotism. The institution organizes human diagnosis camp in collaboration with social organization like Red Cross Society. The institution provides financial aids and free-ship to the needy and economically weaker students. N.S.S. volunteers have, thus rendered invaluable services to the society. We also have active N.C.C. units having 140 cadets (boys & girls) They have made excellent performance and have been chosen for army and police force.
The institution has been spreading its aromatic smell in the M.K.Bhavnagar University by its excellent results ever since its establishment. Many of our past students have been holding prestigious positions as lecturers, professors, readers, advocates, accountants, and civil services and so on in various fields.
The institution is proud to have 76.92% of teaching staff having Ph.D. Degrees and six Lecturers have cleared NET/GSET.
One lecturer is undergoing Ph.D. Six lecturers have published their books. The active and responsive Principal and the potential and co-operative management always support and motivate the staff for the progress and enrichment of knowledge.
In the huge 3 acres of land the college has a beautiful campus, ICT classrooms, sports field for many outdoor and indoor games. Besides the academic education, the students are provided ample opportunities to show their talents and make all round-show. Our college students have made excellent performance at the various positions in administrative, political, social, education, arts & cultural fields.
The institution intends to provide post graduate courses in Economics, History, Sanskrit and Commerce, offer English, Hindi and Psychology as main subject at degree level and provide basic computer courses and we want to extend our co-curricular activities like Naval, Air wings N.C.C., Social activities in the next five years.
Today the strength of the college is near by 2000. The students come from nearby villages and towns like Jasdan, Vinchhiya, Barvala, Gadhada and Vallbhipur(Vallbhi) from the distance ranging from 15 to 50 km. In the academic field the university results have been excellent and quite satisfactory.