From your time as a student to your post-graduate experience as an alumni, DAV’s support and amenities continue, as a result of your connection to the DAV Alumni Network.

DAV Alumni

A very warm welcome to the alumni relations programme at D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. The college has a formal alumni association (DAVCJAA) which is managed by a central team at the college level with representatives from different Departments of the College. 

In the College there is a strong belief that the old students are the goodwill ambassadors of the College. We at DAVC Jalandhar aim at promoting and encouraging cordial & fruitful relations amongst members of the Alumni association. 

The Alumni Association of DAVC Jalandhar has been functioning since the year 2000. The main aim of the association is to maintain cordial relationship between College and Alumni and to share details of mutual growth, achievement and advancement in various fields. The College is also working to provide access to all the members of alumni to the infrastructure facilities, library, special labs and research work at DAVC Jalandhar. 
The College also considers its alumni’s feedback on various academic, infrastructural and co-curricular activities. The DAVCJ Alumni members meet for an annual get-together every year. 
The alumni, students, employers, community and the College together seek to give a lot by building mutually beneficial and enduring relationships; and the College is committed to take its alumni relations programme to a new level.

Our Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Harvinder Sahota

Dr. Harvinder Sahota, a world famous cardiologist also known by the title “Hero of American Heart” is a profound NRI alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.  He invented the Perfusion Angioplasty Balloon and dozens of patents in the field of medical are registered in his name. 

Dr. Bharat Bhargava

Dr. Bharat Bhargava is a professor in the Departments of Computer Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering (Courtesy) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a profound NRI of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar and was taught by mathematics professor Bansi Lal. Dr Bhargava is a world renowned researcher in the field of Computer Science. 

Dr. K. K. Talwar

Dr. K.K. Talwar is a famous Cardiologist,  a profound alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. He is the Advisor of Government of Punjab for Health and Medical Education and also a member of Punjab Governance Reform Commission. Dr. Talwar had been a former Chairman, Board of Governors Medical Council of India. 

Ghazal Maestro

Jagjit Singh

Sh. Jagjit Singh born on February 8, 1941, ‘the Ghazal King’ was a singer, composer, activist and entrepreneur. He was an illustrious person, a proud alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.  He has sung in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. He was the Recipient of Padma Bhushan award, Jagjit Singh songs such as ‘Kaagaz ki kashti’, ‘Chaak jigar ke’, ‘Kal chadhanvi ki raat thi’, and ‘Shaam se aankh me name si hai’. He mixed the words of legends like Ghalib, Qateel Shifai, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Nida Fazli and Sudarshan Faakir with melodious indigenous tunes and achieved a state where nothing came in between him and his listeners.

Padma Shri Naresh Sohal

Naresh Sohal was one of the most remarkable composers of Western classical music of his generation. In the course of his career, he produced a body of work that included major pieces for orchestra, innovative chamber works, a ballet score, two music theatre pieces, the score for a French feature film, ghazals and songs for the Bollywood director Dev Anand.

He received eight commissions from the BBC and had more than forty radio broadcasts of his work. In 1987, he was awarded a Padma Shri (Order of the Lotus) by the Government of India for his services to Western music.

Naresh grew up in Jalandhar. He studied science at DAV College from 1955 until 1961 but showed particular prowess in music and cricket. He taught himself to play the harmonica and often provided entertainment for his peers. He and his friend Inder (guitar) shared a platform with Jagjit Singh at a college prize-giving in 1961 attended by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and at the All-India Youth conference that same year.

Dr. Har Gobind Khorana(1922–2011) was an Indian American biochemist, an illustrious, noble prize winner personality, and profound alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. He was the first to demonstrate the role of nucleotides in protein synthesis. 

Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian film singer best known in Bollywood as a playback singer. He is famous for singing the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. 

Hans Raj Hans is a Punjabi singer and politician from Punjab, a profound alumnus of D.A.V.College, Jalandhar. He has been singing folk songs for many years but recently sang a number of Gurbani shabads and dharmic geets (religious songs). 

DAVCJ Alumni Relations Programme

Mission & Objectives

  • To help each other in social and professional networking in order to create job opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities & professional contacts;
  • To serve the community & the nation;
  • To specifically contribute to the upliftment of rural India through education & healthcare;
  • To imbibe & demonstrate DAV values of socially & ecologically responsible professional & personal actions.

Distinguished Alumni Award

DAVCJAA Distinguished Alumni Award is conferred by DAVCJAA to one or more of its alumni for their outstanding contribution aimed at the development of the society and the nation. The awardees have also time and again demonstrated brilliance & compassion in their professional & personal lives.

Giving to Society

DAVCJAA believes that all its members can actively contribute towards various social & community building initiatives such as blood donation; Free medical check-ups & treatment; Disease Awareness through camps, seminars & workshops; &free education programmes. 
DAVCJ welcomes anyone, especially its alumni, as partners to work for the betterment of the nation and upliftment of the society. 

An Appeal

I on behalf of Alumni Association appeal to all the distinguished Alumni of this college towards sponsoring extremely poor students. Some of them are parentless and some of them have their parents running very small businesses and can’t afford to pay the fees of their brilliant wards who obtained good marks and want to study further.

DAV College, Jalandhar.

We shall be very happy to hear from you. Please send in your ideas, proposals, views, case-studies, queries etc. on We’ll surely get back to you…

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