Fatepura Taluka of Dahod district is one of the most backward Taluka in India. Fatepura taluka is located in north-western part of the district, on the border of Rajasthan. Most of the area of this Taluka is rural of which 93.04% of the population belong to the tribal Bhil community. the historical point of view, more than 1700 tribal were martyrdom here in Mangadh under the leadership of Shree Govind Guru in 1913 A.D.
In 2001 the education ratio of this area was 47.01% since there is no college in the entire taluka and the students may not deprived of higher education for the development of this area in the field of education. Shree Sumrandasji decided to establish a college here in the year 2000 A.D. At that time M.L.A. and Minister of Gujarat Gov. Shree Jasvantsinh Bhabhor established “Arts College Fatepura” under the trust of ‘Shree Gujarat Rajya Akhil Gramya Kabir Vikas Mandal, Dasa” to fulfil his father’s determination
In the first year B.A. in 2001, the main subject, Gujarati and Hindi were recognized by Gujarat University. In the year 2006, History Was also recognized as a new major subject. In this way students can learn three major subjects in B.A. in this college. At present Arts College, Fatepura is affiliated to Shri Govind Guru University Godhara as Gujarat Government established new university and shifted several colleges from Gujarat University to Shri Govind Guru University Godhara.
Currently about 1170 students are getting graduation level education in Arts College, Fatepura and thereby enlighten their future and improve social status also. the college was included under 2(F) and 12(B) 09(f) the UGC rule. Today, the college holds strengths of average 1170 students.
Every year the students from both the B.A/B.COM faculties bring results higher than the university average results. The students have performed well even in the curricular activities as well as in the co-curricular activities in the all the different activities, like- university Youth Festival, sports, Saptdhara etc. Under Saptdhara:
- Geet- Sangeetdhara
- Vyayam-Yog Khelkuddhara
- Sarjnatmak Abhivyaktidhara
- Rang kala kaushalyadhara
- Samudayik Sevadhara etc. run.
The college has a SCOPE centre, a big library which help for holistic development of the students. All the professors are young and enthusiastic and are interesting in the different activities of the college.
The college is creating wealth of knowledge in tribal area since 2001 and I hope it will continue in future also.
I/C Dr. Manharbhai S. Charpot