S.L.U.Arts and H. & .P Thakore Commerce College for Women
Run by Gujarat Stree Kelavani Mandal
" Empowerment of women through education "

From the Principal's Desk

Shree Lalshankar Umiyashankar Arts and Harivadan and Padmaben Thakore Commerce College for Women was founded in 1920 by Gujarat Stree Kelavani Mandal.  It has the proud privilege of being the first women’s college in Ahmedabad and one of the first women’s college in the state of Gujarat. Established by social reformers with the vision to empower women with higher education, the college is catering to girls from diverse backgrounds desiring education in a setup exclusively for women. Situated in the urban heart of Ahmedabad, it is a two-faculty UG college. The college is affiliated to the Gujarat University and is offering three year BA degree courses in the subjects of Home Science, Gujarati, Hindi, Economics, Sociology, History and Geography and BCOM, M.COM degree in the Gujarati and English medium. It also offers add-on career oriented courses in a variety of subjects. The college has an intake of about 1700 students each year.

 The college has an illustrious history and a tradition of lifelong devotion of women committed to serving the cause of educational and social upliftment of women. The college nurtures the growth and development of girls by providing them the right kind of environment and training for the contemporary world.

 Our goal is to develop the total personality of the student through the academic subjects taught traditionally as well as the emerging streams of knowledge. We involve students, parents, teachers and the community at large to encourage students to build their strengths and make a valuable contribution to society. Classroom learning is supplemented with projects, seminars, guest lectures, visits and events to increase the exposure to real life challenges.

The college has grown manifold in its activities (new add-on courses, computer centre, computerized library, social service, career guidance, placement etc.) to meet the educational, cultural, social, psychological needs of women and taking strides in providing women the knowledge and skills necessary in the modern age.

Rating and Accreditation

The college has been assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Bangalore) and graded by national standards. The first assessment was done by NAAC and ‘B’ grade with CGPA 2.35 awarded in 2008. Re-Accreditation exercise- Cycle Two was done in 2015. The college then improved its’ NAAC grade to B with a CGPA of 2.59.

AAA -'Academic and Administrative Audit' of the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat- an initiative by the Government of Gujarat, has also been done and the college has been graded with ‘B’- 2.60.

Rating by India Today

The college has featured several times in the list of best colleges of Ahmedabad in the survey done by India Today ‘Best Colleges of India’- Special Issue published annually.

The college was ranked at 2nd place in CITYWISE TOP 3 COLLEGES OF AHMEDABAD-ARTS. (Special Issue May 22, 2017)

Dr. Sirali N. Mehta



  Our Vision

"To provide the education that enables women to achieve all round development of their personality, to become self – reliant socially responsible citizens and to make their individual contribution to the local as well as global scenario."


"Empowerment of women through education."