With the efforts of two social workers – Smt. Bajigauri D. Munshi and Smt. Shivgauri K. Gajjar, an ashram was established on 15th May, 1907 for the welfare of helpless widows, divorcees etc. Today it is recognized as Vanita Vishram Institution. It is the largest educational institution that caters to the needs of a girl child from pre-school to college education  in just one campus. It is spread over 27 acres of land in the heart of the Surat. Started as a humble organization with the motto of “Empowerment of Women through Education”, “ Vanita Vishram ” has today become a large respected organization committed to the advancement of women of all ages by providing them opportunities for personal development, empowerment and rejuvenation in a conducive environment. It offers the best of facilities for education, vocational training, sports and self-employment to almost 15000 girl students  every year. The organization has rendered un-parallel service to society by empowering thousands of women during the last 100 years of its existence. Thus it is certainly a role model in the area of empowerment and education of women. Today it occupies an eminent position as an institution working for the welfare of the women and will continue to strive to meet the aspirations of women in the years to come.

Registered Public Trust (E/1176, Surat)

In its 113 years long subsistence, Vanita Vishram has carved a niche for itself in the domain of academia and co-curricular activities. It has progressed in leaps and bounds. Through its 18 institutions, it takes care of the all-round development of more than 11,000 students. It proudly manages the following institutions in its fold:

Sr. No.Name of the InstitutionMediumYear of
1Vanita Vishram Prayogik Prathmik KanyashalaGujarati1907
2Vanita Vishram Training College (Closed)Gujarati 1950
3Sir V.D.T. Girls’ High SchoolGujarati / English1961
4Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts and Home ScienceEnglish / Gujarati1972
5Dr. Premlilaben V.T. Prathmik KanyashalaGujarati1977
6Smt. Parvatiben Desai Vidyakunj Pre-Primary School Gujarati / English1977
7Dr. Premlilaben V.T. Primary Girls’ SchoolEnglish1979
8Vanita Vishram Women’s College of CommerceEnglish1998
9Vanita Vishram Sangeet Vidhyalay--2007
10K.D.S. Vanita Vishram School of Nursing English2011
11Vanita Vishram Women Empowerment Section --2012
12Institute of Garment and Fashion Designing--2014
13Vanita Vishram Sports Complex2014
14Vanita Vishram Beauty Parlour and Training Institute (Merged with Wellness Institute)--2015
15Natkhat Nest Baby Day Care for Girls and Boys --2016
16Vanita Vishram Women's College of Commerce (BBA Department)English2017
17Sheth P.T. Mahila College of Arts and Home Science (Science Unit)English2017
18Vanita Vishram Institute of Computer Science (Merged with VVWU)--2018
19Vanita Vishram Innovation & Research Centre--2019
20Vanita Art Gallery--2019
21Vanita Vishram Wellness Institute--2021
22Vanita Vishram Women's UniversityEnglish2021