THE COLLEGE: B. J. VANIJYA MAHAVIDYALAYA Past:At a Glance Bhikhabhai Jivabhai Vanijya Mahavidyalaya (B. J. Commerce College) is named after grandfather of Shri Upendrabhai M. Patel, the Chairman of Shree Dinesh Mills Ltd., Vadodara. Bhikhabhai Jivabhai Patel the donor hailed from village Ode. He started his career as a humble teacher getting meager salary of rupees 12, who later became the Manager of Rajpura Mills and then the founder of New Rajpura Mills. Late Shri Bhaikaka approached him with the purpose to obtain donation which late Shri Bhikhabhai Jivabhai readily and happily gave. With the help of this donation it was possible to establish the present Commerce College -BJVM. The donor became successful industrialist with his innate capacities, understanding and substantial hard work, and started Textile mills in Ahmedabad. His second generation members Shri Upendrabhai, Shri Girishbhai, Shri Bharatbhai further developed the business and diversified it by successfully managing Shree Dinesh Mills Ltd., Now; they are exporting wollen clothes and enjoy prime status among industrialists.
The foundation stone of BJVM was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India on October 16, 1950 and was inaugurated by Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, a renowned industrialist of Gujarat. The college started functioning from June 15, 1951 with an enrolment of 51 students in its B. Com. Course. Over the years, it has grown in all dimensions and has become the torch-bearer in academic field. Being the pioneer institute, to launch BBA programme in the whole of Western region the college is still very serious about conducting the Personality and Character Building activities on regular basis. These include tour and adventure, games and athletics, cultural programme, debate, elocution, discussions and lectures, career planning and placement, study visits, Business Battle and field trips.Our college results are higher than that of university. BJVM has been re-accredited with 'B' Grade, 2.62 CGPA by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION CHARUTAR VIDYA MANDAL: CVM and its institutions have a long history of performance. This can be very well attributed to its dynamic stewardship, activating efforts of principals, the learned and well versed pedagogies, complimentary administrative and office staff and above all, the foresightedness of those who are at the helm of affairs of C.V.M. and the excellent teamwork of all the concerned.