History of the College

Way back in 1924, when women's education was not anywhere remotely in the agenda of social reformers, visionaries with foresight and altruism conceived the idea of an establishment that paved the way for women's empowerment. They established the SPRJ Kanyashala Trust, with the lofty ideal of providing free education from primary school up to post-graduation, to girls, especially from underprivileged sections of society. Thus, were born, Smt. P. N. Doshi Women’s college of Arts, Kumari .U. R. Shah Women’s college of Commerce and Dr (Smt.) Nanavati B. M. Women’s college of Home Science.

These three colleges function under the flagship name of Smt. P. N. Doshi Women's College. Affiliated to S. N. D. T. Women’s University, today the college offers:
• Fourteen undergraduate courses (Four in Arts, Four in Commerce and Three in Home Science, BMM, BMS, BCA)
• Two post-graduate courses, one in Commerce and the other in Psychology.

Important Milestones

1960 : Establishment of the college under the leadership of Principal Smt. Pranaybala Koticha.
1964 : Started B. A. in Sociology, Gujarati and Hindi
1965 : College renamed as Smt. P. N. Doshi Women’s college of Arts.  
1970 : College housed in a five-storied building.
1973 : Started B. A. in Economics. 
1976 : Started Junior college with arts and commerce faculties.
1978 : Started B. A. in Psychology.
1979 : Started Degree course in Commerce with specializations in Accountancy & Auditing, Company Law and Computer Studies.
1984 : Science faulty is added to the Junior college.
1984 : Started job oriented Diploma courses in Home Science and Administration Services
1987 : Started Degree College in home Science with specialization in Food Science and Human Development
1995 : Dr. (Smt.) S. Kumudhavalli took charge as Principal.
1997 : Added Office Administration and Vocational course subjects to the Commerce stream.
2003 : Started M. Com with specializations in Marketing and Human Resource.
2004 : Started M. A (Psychology) with specialization in Industrial Psychology.
2004 : Added specialization in Family Resource Management to the Home Science Faculty.
2004 : Started UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programmes
2004 : Establishment of Swadhar career Institute
2008 : Started BMS, BMM, BCA.
2012 : Added specialization in Accountancy and Finance to the Commerce Faculty.
2012 : Started specialization in Animation for BMM
2018 : Dr. (Smt.) Asha Menon took charge as Principal
2021 : Started specialization in Counseling Psychology for MA
2022 : Started specialization in Hindi for MA
2022 : Started specialization in Early Childhood Education for MSc (Home Science)