Bhavan's I.L.Pandya (Motabhai) Arts-Science and Smt. Jashodaben M. Shah Commerce college, Dakor is one of the branches of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mumbai, established by Late Dr. K.M. Munshi and the college was established in the year 1962 by him. Dr.Munshi with the hearty blessing of Mahatma Gandhi and active support and co-operation of several eminent all India leaders like Sardar Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Shri C. Rajagopalachari, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and scholars like Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. P.V. Kane, Acharya Jinavijayaji Muni, Principal Dr. I.J.S. Taraporewala and Principal Kashmira singh, founded the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as a national organization, nay, movement with an international outlook. The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was officially registgered on Monday, November 7, 1938 on the auspicious Kartik Sud Purnima, Samvat 1995 (Vikram Year).
Since then, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has grown, from small beginnings with just a promise of monthly contribution of Rs. 250/- each, for one year from three of Dr. K.M. Munshi's friends and himself, into a comprehensive all-India intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It is totally apolitical. Its founder Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi looked upon the Bhavan as an 'Adventure in Faith'--- a faith in India's past, present and future. It is also a faith in India's people who have a rich and unbroken cultural heritage. The Bhavan firmly believes that revitalizing ancient value and reintegrating them to suit the changing needs of modern times alone will give people the strength to assimilate whatever is good in the new,without being swept away from their traditional moorings. The Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knit people together. Its ideal is : Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam : "The World is One Family". Its moto is : Aa no bhadrah kratavo yantu vishwatah : "Let noble thoughts come to us from everyside." We remember the Bhavan's founder, Munshiji with deep reverence. He rose to the top in several fields of human endeavor. But his unshakable faith in the Lord, his devotion to the cultural andspiritual heritage of Self Study Report of Shri Bhavan's I.L.Pandya Arts & Science and J.M.Shah Commerce College. DAKOR our motherland, his intense desire to make our young generations remain true to the soil by becoming fearless and cultivating true values of life made him found Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. We all have to carry forward his work in the spirit of sacrifice. We have to tell ourselves : Ask not what Bhavan can do for you,ask what you can do for the Bhavan.