Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts and Home Science was established under the aegis of Vanita Vishram, Surat
in 1972. Vanita Vishram, its parent institution, is a 113 years old, non-profit, only-for-girls, no-donation
organization working indefatigably for the empowerment of women through education and skill development.
Through its 14 constituent institutions, Vanita Vishram aims at the holistic development of more than 13,000
girl students. The college is located in the Athwagate area of Surat and is well-connected to all forms of
transport. The college was accredited with ‘A’ Grade in 2008 by NAAC. It is an ISO Certified academic institution
Since its inception, the college was affiliated to S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai. Later, as per the
directive of the Government of Gujarat, the college got de-affiliated from S.N.D.T. Women’s University and
affiliated itself with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat in continuation since 2015-2016. The college
is covered under section 2(f) & 12(b) of the UGC, New Delhi. The college offers 6 specializations [Gujarati,
Hindi, English (Arts Faculty), General Home Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Human Development
(Science Faculty-Home Science)] in grant-in-aid section and 5 other specializations [Psychology (Arts Faculty),
Apparel Design, Hospitality Management (Science Faculty-Home Science), Chemistry, Microbiology (Science
Faculty)] in self-financed section.
The college offers two courses which gives it an edge over other institutions of South Gujarat region, namely,
B.Sc. in General Home Science, Food Science and Nutrition and Apparel Design (offered both in Gujarati and
English mediums) and Psychology (offered only in English medium). Recently, the college has become the
Local Chapter of NPTEL. Moreover, it is going to be the first institute in South Gujarat to launch Bachelor of
Vocation (B.Voc.) courses from the academic year 2019-2020.
Led and supported by a team of dedicated and visionary leaders of Vanita Vishram, the college has witnessed a
paradigmatic shift in its infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities, ICT-based teaching-learning, MoUs, industry
collaborations, so on and so forth. With Arjunean focus on creating conducive learner-centric environment
coupled with an eye on the local industry-needs, the college strives hard to create a pool of self-motivated,
resourceful, adroit and industry-ready young talents.