About the Institution
In those days, the institutes of higher education in various disciplines managed by the Sarvajanik Education Society were pocketed on the eastern bank of the river Tapti and the areas on the opposite side of the river were not fully developed. The students of this area and those residing in the nearby villages found it difficult to commute everyday to reach their respective colleges as the means of trasport were scant.
Late Prin. Dr. D. G. Vashi, then a professor of Statistics at Bilimora College, foresaw the need of an institute of the higher education in this area. He was neither rich nor influential, politically or otherwise, but had a strong sense of self-conviction. He succeeded in materializing his dream into reality and started Arts and Science College in this campus situated on Rander Road, surat. in the year 1966 with a meagre strength of 300 students.
The Navyug Vidyabhavan Trust was registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 as a Public Eduction Trust on 21 February 1965. Two separate buildings for arts and science faculties were built on approximetely 20000sq. ft. land area. As South Gujarat University ( now Veer Narmad South Gujarat University) was non-existent at that time, the college was affiliated to the Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Even though the Trust did not have adequate funds for the smooth running of the college, the Local Inquiry Committee of Late Chimanbhai Patel and Dr. Y. G. Naik recommended for affiliation to the Gujarat University looking at the noble cause of the Trust.
The strength of students increased rapidly and the Trustees foresaw the need to open a separate faculty because of the growing requirement of the people of this area. After four years of its inception. Science College was bifurcated from Arts and became an independent unit and Dr. D. G. Vashi became the first Principal of Navyug Science College in 1970. At that time, the college was offering Graduation in Chemistry, Statitics and Post graduation in Statistics as well. In the year 1979, Shri. P. J. Sukharamwala took over as the Principal of the college. Due to financial crisis, the whole institution was handed over to eminent businessman and social worker, Shri. C. K. Pithawala in 1982. Since then the colleges of this campus have been managed by Shri. C. K. Pithawala and his associate trustees. In 1991. college got affiliation for starting Physics as the Principal Subject. In the year 1992, Dr. M. D. Ankhiwala took over the charge as the Principal of the college. During his tenure, the institution started a PG centre for Organic Chemistry in the year 1998. Dr. A. S. Patel became the Principal in the year 2004. Under his dynamic leadership, the college has grown from strength to strength and has carved out a niche for itself in the field of education.