The Department of Business Studies (formerly Department of Commerce) was established in 1964 as a teaching and research department of the Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. Prof. M. M. Shah, M. A. Economics, London was the founder head and a well-known academician and administrator. During the 47 years of the existence, the department has established itself as a centre of excellence with focus on education, research and extension services. The department offers post-graduate level programmes in Commerce viz., M.Com., M.Phil., Doctoral programmes leading to Ph.D. and PG Diplomas. The Department has core faculty strength of 8 members and 5 posts are vacant.