Bhikhabhai Jivabhai Vanijya Mahavidyalaya (BJVM) 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.The college has been established by Charutar Vidya Mandal(CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagar; and The college is affiliated to Sardar Patel University (SPU), Vallabh Vidyanagar. College is Re-Accredited 'B' Grade by NAAC in Year 2015.
Library and Reading Room: It is indeed a matter of great interest that college has a rich and resourceful library with around 30,000 books, and numerous journals and magazines on trade, commerce and industry of national and international repute. The students can utilize a separate reading room for enriching their studies. Reference books and paper sets are available in the reading room.
Health Care: For the new entrants, the college organises, on compulsory basis, the medical check-up camp soon after the admissions are over.. Those having ailments may visit Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. For general illness, students can contact University Health Centre where medicine is given free of charge. The centre is situated behind BJVM.
Tours and Excursion: We live in an enchanting world-full of beauty, charm and adventure. Travel provides us with immeasurable opportunities to enhance, enrich and expand our lives. The magical moments spent travelling surely has an everlasting impact on us. Each journey that we undertake is a learning experience. As we encounter, a myriad of cultures and form friendships, we stretch our limits beyond the known boundaries to the unknown. Tours and excursions form an essential part of our curriculum, for we firmly agree with St. Augustine's view, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.”
Hostel Facilities Available: Charutar Vidya Mandal has hostels both for boys and girls. The boys are given acommodation in Liberty Hostel at a five minutes distance from the college. For girls, this facility is available at C. J. Patel Ladies Hostel (Ranak Hostel) complex near Shastri Maidan. Due to increasing rush of occupants, the students interested in hostel facilities are requested to book their room promptly.