Anand Arts College, Anand heralded a new era of higher education and opened new vistas of education in Anand town since it was the first college in the region set up way-back in 1963 – the first institution of Shri Ramkrishna Seva Mandal. The institute is affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar as a recognized college under section 2(F) and section 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act. It is a grant-in-aid co-education college located at the centre of the Milk-city Anand.

The college was honoured with The Best Arts College of Gujarat State Award way back in 1983-84 in view of its unique role and contribution in the spheres of education, culture and social regeneration. The institute has implemented the new curricula in line with NEP with its thrust on Indian Knowledge Systems and Skill Enhancement from the academic year 2023-24 as per the guidelines of the affiliated University and UGC. The institute offers B.A. degree course in 8 Subjects which include English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Psychology, and Sociology.

The college has campus area of 4046.86 sqm. and built-up area is 1499.32 sqm. The college has three storied building lined by lush green trees, plants and floral growth. The college possesses conducive infrastructural and physical facilities for teaching-learning, such as Library, Seminar Hall, Auditorium, Computer Lab, Language Lab, Psychology Lab, Reading Room, Innovation Club, Yoga Centre, Research Centre, Gymnasium, Canteen, Boys Hostel and Girls Hostel. Among the 21 well ventilated classrooms, 8 classrooms are equipped with technological aids such as LCD Projectors, Smart Boards and Wi-Fi connectivity, The college library has an extensive collection, comprising 53,133 books, along with subscriptions to a diverse range of magazines and journals.

The college has always been in forefront for innovations in teaching and learning. Daily log-book (diary) is unique feature of the college since 1980. The college has consistently maintained high performance which is reflected by bevy of first classes and Gold Medalist students. The institute has successfully completed 2 cycles of NAAC Accreditation.


“Dissemination of knowledge and formal university education for the people who could not afford to go to metropolises due to paucity of income. It is a vision to educate the have-nots with minimum expenses and education at doorstep.”

“As the needs and aspirations of citizens of Anand and Charotar area go on expanding, the mission of the college expands. The ultimate aim is to educate and transform the minds of people to live in tune with the times. Hence all efforts of the college are in the direction of enlightenment and enrichment of the minds of students and this way to bring about a socio-economic change.”

The Objectives of Anand Arts College are directed at social, economical and ethical upliftment of people.  The objectives are:

  • To equip students with knowledge of Languages and Social Sciences since we believe in “Knowledge is Power”.
  • To guide and direct students for graduation in subjects of Arts faculty.
  • To impart Value-based education since languages and social science directly reflect “Knowledge is Power”.
  • To enable students to stand against future challenges by broadening their outlook and widening horizons of their consciousness.