Tolani College of Arts and Science, Adipur (NAAC A-Grade)

(Affiliated to KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj)
(Managed by Gandhidham Collegiate Board)

Departments

Arts
  • Department of English

    • About the Department
      Name of Department English
      Year of establishment 1992
      Core Faculty Ms. Sonu Daryani
      Visiting Faculty Ms .Komal Gor
        Ms  Chetna Tank
      Events 1. Paper Presentation In Classes
        2. Role Playing (One Act Play)
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      Prof. Sonu Daryani
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  • Department of Hindi

  • Department of Gujarati

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Gujarati
      Year of establishment Since 1972
      Core Faculty Sonal Vaishnav
        Ramesh Deshmukh
      Events 1. Lecture by Dr. Darshna Dholakiya on the topic ‘Sudama charitra Akhyan’
        2. Poetry recitation programme on ‘ varsha no vaibhav’
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      Prof. Sonal Vaishnav   Prof. Ramesh Deshmukh    
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  • Department of Sanskrit

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Sanskrit
      Year of establishment Since 1972
      Core Faculty Prof. Mithalal Dave
        Prof. Bharat Modhpatel
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      Prof. Mithalal Dave   Prof. Bharat Modhpatel    
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  • Department of Sindhi

    • About the Department

      Department of Sindhi was established in June 1992 with the efforts of Late Ms. Jamvanti Kanal, the then President of Gandhidham Collegiate Board and the management, Principal Dr. N.T. Hingorani and Indian Institute of Sindhology. This is the only college affiliated to Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University (earlier affiliated to Gujarat University) which provides the formal teaching of Sindhi.

      The subject started at subsidiary level with 12 students. Sinche 1992, more than 600 students have offered Sindhi subject at first year and second year BA level. It gives me immense pleasure to share that few non-Sindhi students have also shown their interest in learning Sindhi language and literature and have also offered Sindhi subject. The results of students have been very good with 100% pass with good grades.

      Prominent Persons visited the Department
      1. Ms. Anjana Hazari (President, Gandhidham Collegiate Board)
      2. Mr. Bulu Hazari (Trustee, Gandhidham Collegiate Board)
      3. Mr. Mohan Chandnani (Trustee, Gandhidham Collegiate Board)
      4. Prof. H. K. Kripalani (Administrator, Gandhidham Collegiate Board)
      5. Late Hari Daryani ‘Dilgir’ (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      6. Late Guno Samtaney (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      7. Mr. Arjan Hasid (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      8. Mr. Vasudev Mohi (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      9. Mr. Vasudev Mohi (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      10. Prof. Satish Rohra (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      11. Dr. Moti Prakash (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      12. Ms. Kala Prakash (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      13. Mr. Lakhmi Khilani (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      14. Late Mr. Param Abichandani (Sahitya Akademi Awardee)
      15. Mr. Thakur Chawla (Author, Ediror ‘Sipoon’)
      16. Ms. Paru Chawla(Sahitya Akademi Awardee for translation)
      17. Dr. Kamla Goklani (Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation)
      18. Prof. K. P. Lekhwani (Linguist and Prof. WRLC, Pune)
      19. Prof. M. K. Jetley (Linguist, Retd. Prof., Delhi University)
      20. Prof. P. L. Varyani (Linguist)
      21. Ms. Krishna Bhambhanic (Educationist)
      22. Late Mr. Sugnaram Ladkani (Educationist)
      23. Mr. Nirmal Vaswani (Author, Ex-correspondent, Times of India)
      24. Dr. Devendra Kodwani (Director, MBA Programmes, Open Universiy, UK and Ex. Director, TIMS)
      25. Prof. Gul Agha (Sindhi Scholar,Prof. of computer science, Uni of Illinois, US)
      26. Prof. Jennifer Cole (Sindhi Scholar,Prof. of Linguistics, Uni of Illinois, US)
      27. Prof. Mamia Ken Saku (Linguist from Japan working on Sindhi culture)
      Events organized
      Sr. No. Title Sponsoring Agency Level Date
      1 Teachers’ Training Workshop for teaching Sindhi National Council for promotion of Sindhi Language, Min. of HRD four day State level workshop at Adipur 5th to 8th October 2004
      2  ‘Asian and Asian Cities’ in collaboration with ‘Katha-Xaviers Center for Translation’ (Ahmedabad) National Seminar at Adipur 6th and 7th October 2005
      3 Sindhi Youth Festival in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (GOI) State level, at Adipur 26th to 28th Feb. 2006
      4 Asmita’, a literary programme   Sahitya Akademi State level 6th Dec. 2008
      5 Sindhi-Hindi Translation Dept of Sindhi, TCAS and Saheli organization Regional workshop at Mumbai 27 Dec. 2008
      6 Hindi-Sindhi Translation Dept of Sindhi, TCAS Regional Workshop at Adipur 22 April 2009
      7 Friendly Translation Dept of Sindhi, TCAS College Workshop at Adipur 24th Sept. 2009
      8 Role and Contribution of Sindhi Women towards Sindhi Langauge and Culture Dept of Sindhi, TCAS, in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (Govt of India) National Conference to be held at Adipur 16-17 October 2010
      9 100 Thousand Poets for Change In collaboration with 100PTC and University of Stanford Poetry reading by invited poets, Posters and  Painting, 24 September 2011

      Regular participation of students and faculty in All India Radio Sindhi Programmes, Literary workshops and seminars, exhibitions on Sindhi Literature and Culture, quiz on Sindhi Language, Life and Culture etc.

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      Dr. Vimmi Sadarangani        
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  • Department of Economics

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Economics
      Core Faculty Dr. Nameeta Asthana Saxena
        Prof. Jagdish Parmar
      Visiting Faculty Mr. Jatin Soni
      Events 1. Conducted inter-class Quiz programs based on Economics.
        2. Paper presentation by students.
        3. Held Viva for students of Final Year Economics.
        4. Organized picnic for the students.
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      Dr. Nameeta Asthana Saxena   Prof. Jagdish Parmar    
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  • Department of History

    • About the Department
      Name of Department History
      Core Faculty Prof. Meena Rathod
      Events 1. Conducted inter-class Quiz programs based on Economics.
        2. Paper presentation by students.
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      Prof. Meena Rathod        
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  • Department of Sociology

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Sociology
      Year of Establishment 1993
      Core Faculty Mr. Babubhai Kathiya
      Events 1. Group Discussion
        2. Seminar
        3. Debate
        4. Field work
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      Prof. Babubhai Kathiya        
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  • Department of Political Science

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Political Science
      Year of Establishment 1962
      Core Faculty Ms. Harsha Dagiya
      Events 1. Group Discussion
        2. Seminar
        3. Debate
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      Prof. Harsha Dagia        
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  • Department of Home Science

    • About the Department
      Name of Department Home Science
      Year of Establishment June 1989
      Core Faculty Dr.Shashikala.J.Maheshawari
        Prof .Shobhana .K.Pandit
        Dr.Kiran .A.Raval
        Prof.Jyoti.K.Patel
      Lab assistant Ichchha.Magatani
      Events 1. Educational tour at Vrsamedi on 18/8/2010 & visited Welspun plant.
        2. Visited vital.fat Plant on Galpadar.
        3. Visited Parle G; biscuit plant.
        4. Kitchen King Competition with Iron rich recipe
        5. Cafeteria runs five days by T.Y.Girls
        6. Art &Craft competition including healthcard, rangoli,postermaking,cartooning etc
        7. Cooking captain among boys
        8. Visit to five star hotel Radission
        9. Celebrations of Home Science week
        10. Education and Tour at Welspun Pvt. Ltd.
        11. Cake and Icing demo birthday party celebration
        12. Visit to Mata Lakshmi Rotary Institution
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      Dr. Shashi Maheshwari   Prof. Shobhna Pandit   Dr.Kiran Raval
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Science
  • Department of Chemistry

    • About the Department
      Initiation

      Gandhidham College of Arts was started on 15th June, 1962, with the capacity of only six students, which rose to 19 within a month’s time. The College was managed by Gandhidham Maitri Mandal.

      In 1964, Kaka Pribhdas Tolani took over the reign of higher education in this area and the development began. The Science faculty was added to the newly constructed and shifted premises in 1969 .with the principal subject Chemistry. The first batch comprising of 16 students of B.Sc. Graduates passed out in 1973.

      The Chemical Parivar

      At present there are three faculties in the department. Mr. Ramesh S Luhana/Rughwani is the HoD and is a man of Organic Chemistry. Dr. (Mrs) Papia Chatterjee is teaching Inorganic Chemistry and Mr. Dinesh Lalwani is looking after Physical as well as Analytical Chemistry.
      Mr. Mahesh Kripalani has worked as a lab attendant since July 1997 and now he has been shifted to Library. Mr. Sumit Fofindi has been with the dept as lab attendant since July 2007 ,and recetly Mr. Niral Kapdi from June 15th has joined , both as visiting members.

      Placement

      Industries established in Kutch and other places conduct campus interview. Some of the firms invite the list of students with their address and contact number and then conduct interview at their sites. Few of such firms/ industries which have contacted us are: The Man industries; Adani Wilmar Ltd (Mundra); Adani Port Ltd (Mundra); Welspun Guj. S. R. Ltd Rudraksh Detergent and Chemical Pvt Ltd.; S.A.L. Steel Ltd; Pest Control (India) Pvt Ltd. ; Aviva Life Insurance Co.; Perfect Placement Bureau, Ankleshwar etc.

      The Star Power

      Many of our students have shone up in the past and they are presently working at different places in different capacity ranging from Research Assistant to Executive posts. Few of the cases are listed here:

      Sr.No.  
      1. Ms. Darshana Momaya has qualified UPSC examination and working with Telecommunication department at Delhi.
      2. Ms. Reeta Kewalramani also cleared her IAS Exams and selected for the Railway job. She has been with Western Railways and working as manager (personnel) at Mumbai.
      3. Mr. Pranav Shrivastawa, a graduate of chemistry of our college did his Masters followed by the degrees of M.Phil and Ph.D. from Gujarat University and is now Reader with the Dept of Chem., Gujarat University. He topped the B.Sc.(1988) and M.Sc.(1990) batches of his times.
      4. Ms. Anoo Verghese (1986), Ms. Sony Girdhani (1987), Ms. Prajya Shrivastawa (1988), Ms. Deepa Menon (1989) and Mr. Pranav Shrivastawa (1990) have topped their M.Sc Exams winning gold medals. Ms. Deepa cleared NET.
      5. Ms. Rex George did her Ph.D from SP University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar in Polymer Chemistry. Now settled in America.
      6. Ms. Minaxi Gidwani did her Masters and Ph.D from Gujarat University and presently she is working as an executive with some pharma firm at Mumbai.
      7. Mr. Har Kishan Asnani did his Ph.D and is an executive with Petroleum Chemical department of Reliance India Ltd.
      8. Mr. Prakash Samnani, after doing his Ph.D is working as a reader at the MS University, Baroda and he is now a research guide also. He has authored three books on Chemistry.

      These are only few names of bright students who did their B.Sc in Chemistry from Tolani College of Arts and Science speaking volumes of the quality education imparted to the students.

      Collaboration

      In collaboration with Regional Research Laboratory of Thiruvanthapuram, working under CSIR, the air quality of Gandhidham area was monitored from January 2003 to December 2003 by the department. Two dust samplers were installed at KPT Guest house and Oil jetty Kandla.

    • The Strength

      The number of students admitted in Final Year B.Sc is as follows :

      Sr.No. Academic Year Strength
      01 1980-81 06
      02 1981-82 15
      03 1982-83 11
      04 1983-84 24
      05 1984-85 20
      06 1985-86 30
      07 1986-87 24
      08 1987-88 22
      09 1988-89 21
      10 1989-90 18
      11 1990-91 28
      12 1991-92 18
      13 1992-93 23
      14 1993-94 23
      15 1994-95 41
      16 1995-96 36
      17 1996-97 31
      18 1997-98 29
      19 1998-99 29
      20 1999-2000 67
      21 2000-01 30
      22 2001-02 31
      23 2002-03 23
      24 2003-04 20
      25 2004-05 22
      26 2005-06 38
      27 2006-07 43
      28 2007-08 29
      29 2008-09 38
      30 2009-10 35
      31 2010-11 29
      32 2011-12 28
      33 2012-13 39
      34 2013-14 38
      35 2014-15 70
      36 2015-16  
    • Result

      Every year the result has been more than 90 % in the subject. The students of Second year B.Sc with Chemistry + Physics and Chemistry + Microbiology groups also have found place among top ten in Kachchh University . Few names are Priya Lalwani ( 2008-09 , 4th Place ) , Ms. Mamta Das ( 2007-08, 7th Rank)

      Toppers at University

      The names of Toppers in T.Y.B.Sc. (Chemistry) are as follows

      Sr.No. Name of Student Year Rank University
      01 Mr. Pranav Shrivastawa 1988 1st Gujarat
      02 Ms. Rex George 1996 1st Gujarat
      03 Ms. Mamta S Das 2009 5th Kachch
      04 Ms. Jhala Payal Bharat 2009 6th Kachch
      05 Ms. Jisha Sada Shivan 2009 7th Kachch
      06 Mr. Amit K Kandoriya 2009 8th Kachch
      07 Ms.  Nejal Bhatt 2010 3rd Kachch
      08 Ms.  Daksha M Khodiyar 2010 4th Kachch
      09 Ms. Neeta ba Jadeja 2011 1st Kachch
      10 Ms. Palak Mehta 2011 3rd Kachch
      11 Ms. Karishma Khemani 2012 1st Kachch
      12 Ms. Krishna Chaushri 2012 2nd Kachch
      13 Ms.Darshana Kanthecha 2012 3rd Kachch
    • Past Faculties
      Sr.No.  
      1. Ms. Kamala Manghnani worked as Lecturer wef 16/6/1969 to June 1972.
      2. Late Dr. Suresh Chandra Shrivastawa all the way came from Allahabad University and joined the College in June 1973 as HoD. He was elevated to the post of Principal ( 5th ) on 15th June 1997. The deadly earth quake which hit the Kutch on 26th January 2001, took away Dr Shrivastawa from us for ever, who was due to retirement in June 2001.
      3. Mr. Dinesh M Thakker was full time lecturer in Organic Chemistry from 26th July 1972 to 2nd Sept1985. He left to join Narmada College of Science at Bharuch . Meanwhile he did his Ph.D as a teacher fellow before leaving for Bharuch.
      4. Dr Hashmat Rai T Tanwani joined the department in June 1973. He passed away at the age of 51, on 18th November 1997 due to heart attack.
      5. Dr. M B Patel hailing from Talod, worked as a substitute lecturer in place of Mr. Tanwani who was on deputation for his research work as a teacher fellow, from 19th March 1982 to 4th December 1982.
      6. Mr. Dwarka Prasad Kuksal worked as a substitute lecturer for Mr. Tanwani from 15th Jan 1983 to December 1984 before joining National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) , Ahmedabad, as a research Assistant
      7. Ms. Sony Girdhanian alumni of the college, also served as visiting Faculty from _________ to ___________
      8. Ms. Jyoti Ramnani , an alumni of the College was appointed as a visiting Lecturer. She taught Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry for four years before getting married on 27th January 2005 and moving to Bangalooru .
      9. Mrs. Deepa Menon followed Ms. Jyoti and she offered her devoted services as visiting lecturer wef 1st July 2005 to 5th Dec 2008. Following her husband’s transfer, she also had to leave .
      10. Mr. Rahul Buchia , a graduate from this college after having passed his PG in Chemistry served as a visiting faculty. He also left after becoming an advocate.
      11. One more alumni Mr. Dinesh Lalwani after having passed his PG in Chemistry served his alma mater from 20th June 2009 to 31 July 2009
      12. Mr. Sitaram Patel worked as Demonstrator from 15th June 1971 to 14th June 1977. Then he went to join M.N. Science College, Patan.
      13 Mr. Ram Samooj joined the college as Laboratory Attendant in June 1969 and retired in June 2006, after having put 37 years of devoted and sincere services.
    • Faculty
           
      Dr. Dinesh S. Kundariya   Dr. Govind J. Kher    
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  • Department of Physics

  • Department of Biology / Botany

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    • Faculty
           
      Dr. Kalpesh D. Sorathia   Prof. Rashmi R. Raval    
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  • Department of Microbiology

  • Department of Mathematics

    • About the Department

      The Mathematics department came into existence in 1969. Those days, mathematics was taught as a subsidiary subject. Till then, the department has been blessed with an efficient faculty and talented students. In 1994, Mathematics became a principal subject and students started getting their bachelor degree in Mathematics. In the very first regular batch of T. Y. B. Sc. (Mathematics) in 1995, a student Ms. Allagamai got the highest overall marks in the whole of Gujarat University. And then the department has never looked back.

      When KSKV Kachchh University came into existence, the process of the revision of syllabus for the university got started. The new syllabus of Mathematics was designed keeping in mind the need of the time.

      Result of the students of the department is exceptionally excellent. It is always more than 90 % as a whole and nearly 100 % for the Final year students, with students ranking in the University list quite often. Prof. T. J. Matani played a vital role in the academic affairs till he retired in 2012. Dr. Rajesh Thakkar then took on the charge of the department and presently he is being well supported by Prof. Mitesh Patel. Department also gets the services of Ms. Foram Patel, the alumni of the department and now Visiting faculty in Mathematics.

      Number of books for Mathematics in the central library is nearly sufficient for the students of the department, as the number of students in the department is usually small. There are some truly interesting books related to Mathematics and recent trends in the subject are available in the library. An interesting magazine ‘SUGANITAM’ is life time subscribed in the library.

      To be in pace with the modern times, the department has started using Multimedia projector for the teaching purpose. This has increased the interest of the students in the subject as well as learning process. This has also made the students more aware of the use of Modern Technology in teaching and learning.

      The Department is looking forward to begin the P.G. center in the college, as maximum number of undergraduate students in the university are from our college with shining results every year.


    • Faculty
           
      Prof. Mitesh   Dr. R. S. Thakkar    
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