Named after the daughter and son of the donor Shri Dahyabhai S. Patel, Nalini and Arvind, the college was founded in the year 1959.Earlier it was the Arts wing of Vitthalbhai Patel Mahavidyalaya. In view of the increase in enrolment it became a separate identity.The College was selected by the University Grants Commission for implementation of the College Humanities & Social Sciences Improvement Programme (COHSIP) during 1975 and 1980. It bagged the Best Arts College Award of the Government of Gujarat for the year 1979-80 in the very first year of its institution.The college runs three-year degree course leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) of Sardar Patel University.
Library: A separate computerized library with 71,208 books and 48 periodicals.The library provides individual reading carrels in the reading room.computers terminal with internet INFLIBNET access have been provided. All students and staff have been provided with individual passwords for INFLIBNET.Under UGC. INFLIBNET College N-LIST programme the library provides e-resources to all the students and faculty members. Under this programme they are able to access more than 6000 e-journal and 97,000e-books .It is functioning since April 2014.Time schedule : Monday to Saturdya 07.30 am to 1.30 pm Prior to Examination: Monday to Saturday 7.30 is onwards.Library services are kept open and accessible on examination time irrespective of time schedule.