Renowned academicians and prominent personalities have helped theVidhyasabha in converting the blue print of the early dreams into a physical reality. Anandshankar Dhruv, a former Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University; Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar, the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha; his son and noted parliamentarian Purushottam Mavlankar; Rasiklal Parikh, a scholar of Indian arts and aesthetics; IndulalYajnik, a popular political leader of Gujarat till mid-seventies; the Jnanapith-honored Gujarati poet Umashankar Joshi, each made their distinctive contribution. Vidhyasabha started its first arts college, Ramanand Vidhyalaya, later named Shri H. K. Arts College in 1955. In order to cater to the growing need of commerce education in the city, the trustees decided to lay the foundation stone of a commerce college again to be named as Shri Harivallabhdas Kalidas Commerce College, after the father of late Shri Jaykrishnabhai Harivallabhdas and his brothers.