In a prestigious event held at Lions Club Jalandhar, DAV College had the honor of seeing three of its esteemed dignitaries Shri Naveen Saini, Prof. Punit Puri, and Dr. Manav Aggarwal recognized for their exceptional contributions by Lions Club.
Principal Dr. Rajesh Kumar extended heartfelt praise to the esteemed DAV College dignitaries and said that this recognition underscores their outstanding contributions and reflects DAV College’s commitment to excellence and community engagement. Firstly, Shri Naveen Saini, the dedicated Librarian and Head of the Library Department at DAV College, Jalandhar since 2001, received well-deserved recognition. He completed his post graduation in Library and Information Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.
He started his career as a Librarian in Khalsa College Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur in 1998. Shri Saini has completed 25 glorious years of his career. After joining DAV College Jalandhar in 2001, Shri. Naveen Saini brought many positive and innovative changes in the library. He introduced automated library management system in the college library and modified the traditional method of information dissemination.He guided various colleges and private universities to improve the functioning of their libraries. He also acts as subject expert in selection committees of various colleges and schools. He is a member of the Academic Council, Library Advisory Committee, Internal Quality Assurance Cell and other various committees of the college. He is an author of widely used comprehensive book on library and information science and has published more than 10 research papers in national and international research journals about library management, challenges for academic libraries, technologies for library security, challenges for library professionals in India.
Prof. Punit Puri Presently works as Dean Academics & Head, Post Graduate Department of Zoology at DAV College Jalandhar. Recently in August 2023 he received his patent on COPD lung Disease detector Device which was a proud moment for DAV College. He had received Six grants from Punjab State council for Science and Technology Chandigarh. In November 2022 DBT Government of India awarded college with star status where he was overall coordinator and grant to the tune of 1.89 Cr was received by him for six science Departments. In 2019 he received a grant of rs 1.23 Cr from Government of India for the college. Prof. Puri expertise in the thrust area of Parasitology and Immunology and has a Teaching Experience of Twenty two years in subjects such as Genetics, Immunology, Cell biology and Physiology. He did his Under Graduate studies from DAV College Jalandhar and Post Graduate studies from Punjabi University Patiala. He is also a Post Graduate in the field of Bioinformatics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and holds an e-Commerce Advanced Software Technology Diploma from Govt. Of India CMC Ltd. He is pursuing PhD from lovely professional University Jalandhar. He had Published 14 National and International Research Papers to his credit and has presented around forty oral and poster presentations in various National and International conferences and has given many invited talks at various colleges and universities in India. Prof. Puri has authored 07 books in the field of life sciences He is a member of many Prestigious Organizations related to the subject of life sciences. He has also completed Minor Research Project on ‘Toxicity of Selenium in Punjab’ which was sponsored by UGC New Delhi. Presently he is a member of the PG Board of Studies and Member Faculty of Sciences at GNDU Amritsar.
Dr. Manav Aggarwal is an accomplished academician and a prominent figure in the field of Commerce education. Currently serving as an Associate Professor of Commerce at DAV College, Jalandhar, he has made significant contributions to the world of academia. He has recently completed his Ph.D. from Lovely Professional University.
With a remarkable portfolio of over 60 books authored for various universities and publishers, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum and knowledge dissemination in the field of Commerce.
In addition to his impressive publications, Dr. Manav Aggarwal is an active member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at DAV College, Jalandhar. His involvement in IQAC underscores his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of education and academic excellence within the institution.
Furthermore, Dr. Aggarwal holds the esteemed position of Dean, Training and Placement Cell at DAV College, Jalandhar. In this role, he bridges the gap between academia and industry by facilitating opportunities for students to gain practical experience and secure promising career prospects.
He is also Internship Activity Coordinator, IIC at DAV College Jalandhar.
He has worked in the various capacities in the college like Dean Section Formation; Dy Dean, Career Counselling; Dy Dean, Placements.
Last but not the least, he has recently been appointed as Coordinator of Ten value added courses started in DAV College Jalandhar and all the courses are running successfully under his supervision.
DAV College once again demonstrated its commitment to fostering excellence in education and community engagement, reinforcing its status as a beacon of academic and social enlightenment.