The pioneering efforts of the trustees, their foresight and creative instinct led to the foundation of J. Z. Shah Arts and H .P. Desai Commerce College, Amroli on 1st July, 1991. Institute got permanent affiliation on 1st July, 1998 and has been recognized under section 2(f ) and 12(B) of the UGC ACT:23/6/2000. J. Z. Shah Arts and H .P. Desai Commerce College plays a very pivotal role in the second fastest developing city of India – Surat, which has almost 35% of population who has migrated from different parts of India. Our College is located in such an area which is bearing such migrated population who are economically lower middle class rural area people. Most of them have migrated for industrial opportunities that the diamond city Surat provides them. The students who take admission in our College are youth of these migrated population having rural background and lower middle class standards irrespective of their cast, creed, region, languages, economical background or religious beliefs, our College provides them opportunities for higher education. Students have exposed to urban standards, they are made techno-savvy particularly girls are given ample opportunities to realize their inner strength, capabilities and above all self respect for themselves.
Initially College offered B.A. and B. Com. Courses in Gujarati medium. The college took a bold step by offering B. Com English Medium with the existing staff in the year 1997. In 2001 M. Com. Gujarati Medium was introduced and in 2009 M. Com. English Medium, M. A. English, M. A. Gujarati, M. A. Sanskrit and M. A. Economics were introduced. However the M.A. Sanskrit programme had to be abandoned as very few students applied for it. Another significant addition was the introduction of an Additional Self Financed Class for Women in the Commerce Faculty in the year 2009.
This new venture has turned a grand success as there are eleven divisions running full fledged with separate staff. J. Z. Shah Arts and H .P. Desai Commerce College, Amroli was Accredited “B” Grade with CGPA 2.27 by the NAAC, Bengaluru on March 28, 2008 and was reaccredited on 21st February, 2014 by NAAC and was awarded “B” Grade with CGPA 2.74 in the 2nd Cycle. The college completed its 25 years of service to society in 2015-16 with Silver Jubilee Celebration. More than 3000 students study in this college. Also college was reaccredited “B” Grade with CGPA 2.88 in AAA (Academic and Administrative Audit) by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat on 13th May, 2015. J. Z. Shah Arts and H .P. Desai Commerce College, Amroli college has published 20 educational books with ISBN NO. and it is also having its own international peer reviewed online journal with ISSN NO. 2455-4642 on 6th February, 2016. The ministry of Human resource Development (HRD) adopted the National Institutional Ranking Frame work which lists out the ranking of best colleges and university in India on 3rd April, 2017. NIRF, a body constituted by the HRD ministry to conduct annual surveys of the higher education institutions, there were five parameters – Teaching, Learning and Resources; Research and professional Practice; Graduation Outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception – on which the ranking was done. Our college was placed in the Rank Band of 151-200 in college . College has received the prestigious certificates namely; ISO 9001:2015 for QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, ISO 14001:2015 for ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM & OH&S 18001:2007 for Safety Management on 2nd Octomber, 2017.
College has started Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University for distance education in February, 2018 to help migrated, rural people to complete their education pursuit. Our college wins the Rotary Round Town Trophy for the collecting the Highest number of Blood Bags FOURTEEN times in a Row in the Surat City. J. Z. Shah Arts and H .P. Desai Commerce College, Amroli has career counseling and placement cell which provides better career opportunities to the students in this opportunity giving city Surat. The institute successfully runs competitive examination guidance Centre. From a seedling, the Trust has now developed into a banyan tree. The generosity and munificence of two decade actually paved the way for the establishment of College. Situated against very humble background, this college is equipped with all modern amenities. Girls are given ample opportunities to realize their inner strength, capabilities and above all self respect for themselves. Many students enroll themselves under earn and learn policy. Thereby they make themselves self-sufficient and value oriented youth of 21st century of India. We firmly believe that “The illiterates of 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who can learn, unlearn and relearn”- Alvin Toffer.
Institute has also introduced skill based certificate courses like Entrepreneur Skills Development, Jewelery Designing, Fashion Designing, Digital Marketing, Tally and Communication Skills. which has been proved to be a very appreciable endeavor. Thus, “you cannot change your future but you can change your habits, and your habits will change your future”- Dr.Abdul Kalam. This exemplifies the vision of our college.