In the year 1925, some committed college going students reflected and deliberated on value of women education. They deeply thought what, how and who should impart education to women. This resulted in starting a school in a room of a private house. These committed youths were, Late S/s Balawantbhai Mehta, ( later became Chief Minister of Gujarat ) Amrutlal Dani and Bhupatbhai Mehta.

Persons like late S/s Zaverchand Meghani, Taraben Modak, pioneer of Montessori Education system Gijubhai Badheka, Dr. Ramanlal Yagnik, Vinodben & Narmadashankar Rawal offered their services to the school.

It was felt that an independent school building was essential and the then ruler of erstwhile Gohilwad State, His Highness Krishnakumarsinhji offered 50% of the total expenditure.

An initial fund of Rs. 70000/- was collected and the building of Mahila Vidyalay was constructed in the same year ( 1925 )

n the year 1944

Philanthropists from Mumbai and Karanchi who loved to promote education, collected funds and ‘’ Bhavnagar Stree Kelavani Mandal “ was constituted.

At the time of diamond jubilee celebration in 1985 and later the well-known philanthropist shri Dipchandbhai Gardi gave a large donation and “ Bhavnagar Stree Kelavani Mandal “ was renamed as “ Smt. Rukshamanibahen Dipchand Gardi Bhavnagar Stree Kelavani Mandal “


The Institutes under one umbrella.........

Name of Sanstha Establishment Year Phone No.
Shree Krishanalal H. Sanghavi Balmandir 1959 (O) .0278-2435253
Smt. N.C.Gandhi Kumari Vidhya Mandir 1932 (O) .0278-2525547
Shree Muktalaxmi Mahila Vidhyalay 1925 (O) .0278-2423564
Shri & Smt C.R. Bhatt Centre for non formal Education & Entrepreneurship Development 1994 (O) .0278-2512332
Shree Samaj Kalyan Kendra 1958 (O) .0278-2512332
Smt. N.C.Gandhi & Smt. B.V. Gandhi Mahila Arts & Commerce College. 1951 (O) .0278-2210108 2203180 (Fax) 0278-2201114
Excel School of Nursing 2008 (O) .0278-2201303
Shree Danibhai & Khushaldas Kurji Parekh & Smt. Chandrikaben Rasmikant Gardi Kannya Chhatralay 1946 - 2013 (O) .0278-2211844

We are committed :

  • The education from Balmandir to Post Graduates is imparted to economically, socially and educationally challenged classes of all cast creed and religion.
  • Non – formal education for Quality life is given as major thrust for overall development of female students.
  • Free health checks of all of all students are carried out, counseling and help to be given to needy students.
  • To imbibe good culture, love and skill for fine arts, performing arts in students is encouraged.
  • Learning culture for continuous improvement in Teaching skills and methods of Teachers.
  • To explore, establish new courses, faculties relevant to time
  • To provide safe, comfortable Hygienic living ambience to students.
  • To give them healthy, Hygienic food with clean facilities.
  • To inculcate spirit of community living
  • To carry out workshops, Projects as part of “ Sanskar Sinchan “ to future mothers.