Smt. C. P. Choksi Arts & Shree P. L. Choksi Commerce College- Veraval

About us
The famous Somnath Trust of Shree Somnath Temple established Shree Somnath college in 1960 at Veraval, a costal area. The college is situated on sea shore. The aim of the institution was to provide higher education to the people of veraval and its adjoining rural areas.

In 1967, the college was transferred to the local trust, Somnath Education Society.

Till 1991-92, this college was known as Shree Somnath College, there-after known as Smt. C.P.Choksi Arts and Shri P.L. Choksi Commerce College.

At the outset, Sanskrit and economics were started as special subjects at B.A. level. In 1962, the college had taken up commerce education to cope up with the development of business and industry around the area. In 1981, the college started Sociology as a special subject at B.A. level. P.G. Classes for arts and commerce students were started in the year 2001-02 but had to close down later. The college also runs IGNOU courses. The College offers only two programmes at the undergraduate level B.A. and B.Com.

The college is affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot. It is covered under grant-in-aid scheme of the State Govt. ofGujarat. It has also been recognized by the University Grants Commission under 2(f) & 12(b) since 1960.

Though, the college is located in urban area students of adjoining rural area seek admission in the college. The college campus is spread over 10,000/ sq. meters.

At present there are 16 permanent teachers and 13 non-teaching staff in the college. The total number of students studying in the college is 975. Out of which 454 students have offered Arts programme and 521 students have offered Commerce programme. The ratio of female-male students is 1 :4.32. The temporal plan of the academic work of the college is annual system. The success rate of college consistently is 85 %& above.

Smt. C.P. Choksi Arts and Shree P.L. Choksi Commerce College volunteered itself to get assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council by submitting self study report. The NAAC constituted an expert committee to visit the college and validate its 'self study report'. The peer team was comprised of Prof. c.K. Sharma, former Vice-Chancellor, Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Prof. N.B. Badnore, retired Principal, Sangameshwar college, Solapur and Dr. Neelima Dahiya, Professor of History M.D. University, Rohtak,Haryana.