DAV College Jalandhar established in 1918 in the sacred memory of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati to impart modern knowledge alongwith the Vedic traditions to the youth of contemporary India.The institution has grown into an academic giant in the last 95 years of its matchless service of growth and grooming of youth of this part of the country. Guided by the missionary zeal and visionary approach of its founding fathers, the college is constantly evolving, improving and updating itself to be one-up against the challenges of a swiftly changing world environment with globalization and advancements in the social, technological, economical and political landscapes.It becomes imperative for us to acquire new ways of thinking and new concepts and perceiving reality. This paradigm shift towards a new World Order compels us to ‘innovate’. For this we at DAV Jalandhar are always taking the challenges, finding opportunities and devising changes to foster developments. We believe in adjusting the existing educational systems into a system that is universal and holistic, thus making every student a ‘global’ student.
The institution has WiFi campus with modern infra-structure that includes spacious and well equipped lecture theaters, well stocked library with DELNET connections, Hi Technology Science laboratories and state of art computer labs supplemented with dedicated leased line internet connections. Five comfortable Hostels two for boys and two for girls and one for sports persons, vast and well maintained play grounds, manicured lawns complete the picture of the college.
DAV College, Jalandhar at present is one of the largest academic centres of North India imparting instructions in Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science, Food Science & Technology and Media Studies. Besides a host of courses at the under graduate level, the college provides instruction in 14 disciplines at the PG level.
The list of alumni makes the college proud. The Nobel laureate Dr. Hargobind Khurana, renowned Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, noted Bollywood singer Sukhwinder, famous Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, Sharat Sabharwal, Indian Ambassador to Pakistan, present vice-Chancellors of Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Professor A. S. Brar and Punjab University Professor Arun Kumar Grover, 18 Olympians, 8 Arjuna Awardee, 2 Dronacharya Awardee and thousands of other distinguished Indians are the proud products of this institution.
Pandit Mehar Chand, the founder Principal of this college literally built this college brick-by-brick. Since then his successors continue their efforts to keep the institution as a trend-setter in the field of education, research, sports and cultural activities. It was during the tenure of Principal B. S. Behl (1962-1977) that this college reached the peak of glory and its achievements were recognised the world over. At present, DAV College Jalandhar is being administrated by Principal Dr. S.K. Arora one of the most experienced administrators of the DAV organization, a person with a mission, a teacher with a vision. He is very alive to the technological changes taking place in teaching, learning and management and swiftly adapts himself, his team and his institution to the demands of the times. To coin a term, Principal Dr. S.K. Arora is an ‘EDUCRAT” under whose stewardship the college has swiftly slipped ahead in the competition.