DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab: Empowering Students with Exceptional Education

The institute aims to provide high standard of academic performance, quality and value based education to promote employment opportunities, continuous improvement, and enhancing decision making capabilities for students

DAV College, Jalandhar was established in 1918 in the sacred memory of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati to impart modern knowledge along with the Vedic traditions to the youth of contemporary India. The institution has entered into the 100th year and has established itself as an academic giant with matchless service of growth and grooming of youth in the country. DAV College, Jalandhar is a premier multi-faculty; co-educational post graduate institution which has NAAC re-accredited Grade ‘A’ with 3.76 CGPA. It has been recognized as “College with Potential for Excellence” by UGC New Delhi. DAV College has been supported under DBT-FIST by Ministry of Science and Technology, the Government of India.

Exceptional Educational and Infrastructural Facilities

The post-graduate department of Economics was established in the year 1918. Prof. R L Bhatia, a graduate from London School of Economics was the Founder Head of the Department. The department strives to build up strong foundation at graduate level and research aptitude at post graduate level. DAV College, Jalandhar at present is one of the largest academic centers of North India imparting instructions in Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science, Food Science & Technology and Media Studies. Besides a host of courses at the undergraduate level, the college provides instruction in fourteen disciplines at the post graduate level.

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled with modern infra-structure that includes spacious and well-equipped smart classrooms, 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, two for girls and one for sportspersons, vast and well-maintained playgrounds, and manicured lawns complete the picture of the college.

Personalities behind the Success of Institute

Pandit Mehar Chand is the Founder Principal of DAV College. At present, DAV College Jalandhar is being administrated by Principal Dr. S. K. Arora who is one of the most experienced administrators of the DAV organization. He is quite receptive 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.

The HOD of PG department of Economics, Dr. Suresh Kumar Khurana, did his M. A. (Economics) in 1990 and M. Phil. in 1991. He was awarded Ph. D. in 1993 and D. Litt. in 2018. He has authored eighteen books and 25 articles of his have got published in national and international journals. He has attended eleven seminars, workshops and has presented 87 Research papers. He successfully completed a Research Project funded by UGC, New Delhi. He is the founder editor of the research journal “The Economic World with ISSN number 2393-8145”.He has been invited as Resource Person at Wardha (Maharashtra), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Jammu University, Jammu (J & K) and Laussane (Switzerland). Dr. Khurana has received Bharat Jyoti Award from the India International Friendship Society for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role in promoting education. He is a member of thirteen professional bodies.

Outstanding Carrier Opportunities

The Motto of DAV College is loud and clear- “Hey students! You are assets, the higher you go; the higher goes your alma-mater!” The College has a Training and Placement cell to arrange career counseling, training and placement activities for placement of final year students of UG and PG Classes. The Training and Placement cell is an indispensable pillar of DAV College and plays a vital role in shaping student’s future. The placement cell functions with a vision to groom students with competencies and employability skills to become part of top notch companies.

Eminent Alumni

The list of the alumni makes college proud. The Nobel Laureate Dr. Hargobind Khurana, renowned Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, “Hero of American Hearts” Dr. Harvinder Sahota-the world renowned cardiologist, former Director of PGI Chandigarh and presently Advisor to the Government of India- Dr K K Talwar, noted bollywood singer –Sukhwinder  are some of the famous alumni of the college. Additionally ,famous sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, former Indian Ambassador to Pakistan-Sharat Sabharwal, former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University- Professor A S Brar and Vice-Chancellor Punjab university-Professor-Arun Kumar Grover, Sh. P K Gupta MD of SBI are alumni of the college. The college has produced18 Olympians, 8 Arjuna Awardee, 2 Dronacharya Awardee and thousands of other distinguished Indians till now.

More than Just a College

The overall development of the students has been the prime motive of Economics department which is achieved through classroom teaching and other activities organized by two very active and progressive societies— The Kautalya Society of Economics and The Ambedkar Planning Forum. These societies organize extension lectures, group discussions, educational tours and cultural programs every year. The students are motivated to avail employment opportunities in banking and insurance sector and are encouraged for Indian Economic Services besides teaching profession.

Career counseling and guidance cell endeavors for the holistic development of students so that they can serve their community, society and motherland. Keeping in view the student focused approach; the cell provides career as well as psychological counseling to students. Throughout the year, career counseling programs are carried as and when the students need any guidance. Moreover, the cell also provides psychological counseling to students, addressing any behavioral problems or any other psycho-social problems or issues that they might have in their life in coordination with the department of student welfare.

Future Endeavors

DAV Jalandhar is always taking the challenges, finding opportunities and devising changes to foster developments. Institute believes in adjusting the existing educational systems into a system that is universal and holistic, thus making every student a ‘global’ student. The Institute is dedicated to make students ready for various services and professions like IES Officer, IAS/IPS/PCS Officer, Teachers, NSSO Officers, Bank Employees, Insurance Employees, M. Phil. and Ph.D. and Research Scholars.

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