The commencement of Gujarati Department in N. S. Patel Arts College dates back with the establishment of the college in the year 1970. The department reached its heights of education because of the hard work and sincere efforts of Pro. I. H. Dabhi, Pro. K. B. Patel and Dr. Vanlata Bhatt who were the experts in their respective fields. Currently, the department serves in providing Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophydegrees. To raise the intellectual level of students and make them acquainted with many things, department organizes various activities in collaboration with Gujarat Sahitya Academy and Gujarat Sahitya Parisad such as “Association of Gujarat Professors” and “Association of Central Gujarat Association”. To bring out the hidden talent of the students’, department organizes competitions like self-composed poems, poetry-recitation, story-telling, essay and wall-paintings. The Department also organizes excursions to various natural places, historical sites. The literary films are screened for students.
So far eight students have been awarded Gold Medals by the University. The faculties and students present their research papers in seminars, conferences, and workshops at national and international level which are published in the well-known magazines of Gujarat. Every year the birth anniversaries of various literary figures such as Umashanakr Joshi, ZaverchandMeghani, Ravaji Patel, Ramesh Parekh are celebrated in the department.