It is with immense pride and joy that I announce that, commencing from the academic year 2024-25, S.M. Patel College of Home Science has been granted Autonomous status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This prestigious recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to women's empowerment through accessible education, both formal and non-formal, and marks us as the only women's college in the Charutar area to achieve this distinction.

As I assume the role of Principal, I am deeply aware that this achievement is built on the dedication and vision of eminent personalities such as Pujya Shri Bhaikaka, Shri Bhikhabhai, Shri H. M. Patel, and Dr. C. L. Patel, whose efforts have been instrumental in shaping our institution.

Our Faculty of Home Science is organized into four divisions: Human Development & Family Studies, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Textiles and Clothing, and Family Resource Management. This year, we are proud to introduce Post-Graduation programs in the Departments of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Family Resource Management. In alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, we have also launched numerous new skill-oriented courses, enhancing the career-oriented utility of our degree programs to meet evolving global needs.

Our teaching faculty are not only dedicated to disseminating knowledge but also to advancing it through rigorous research in various aspects of Home Science. This holistic approach ensures that our curriculum remains relevant and impactful.

We have successfully completed three cycles of NAAC accreditation, achieving a 'B+' in the first cycle, an 'A' grade with a CGPA of 3.12 in the second cycle, and a 'B++' with a CGPA of 2.99 in the most recent cycle. Moreover, we have been recognized as a 'College with Excellence' by the UGC, a status awarded to only 32 colleges in India as of 2016.

As we embark on this new chapter, I am confident that, with the diligent support, teamwork, and encouragement of all stakeholders—including our management, faculty, students, and broader community—we will not only uphold the legacy of our college but also surpass our previous achievements.

Best wishes to all for a successful and enriching academic year ahead.

Warm regards,

Dr. Bhavana Chauhan
S.M. Patel College of Home Science