DAV University: A Legacy Redefining the Indian Educational Scenario

DAV University provides excellent human resources to public and private sectors; DAV University ensures that students are taught through latest teaching methodologies and technology platforms.

DAV University traces its roots to the legacy that has been reforming and redefining India’s educational scenario for 130 years. The University has been established by a Legislative Act of the Punjab Government and empowered to confer degrees under Section 22 of the UGC Act 1956.

DAV University, Jalandhar is promoted by DAV College Managing Committee which is India’s single largest non-government educational organization managing more than 800 educational institutions in the country. It has been providing students with an excellent education in modern academic environment. The setting up of the University is the culmination of the movement that started with the founding of the first DAV School in Lahore on June 1, 1886, to propagate the ideals of the religious and social reformer Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

Urbane Infrastructure and Updated Curriculum

DAV University lays emphasis on education and research, befitting the DAV brand known for harmonious blend of modern education with traditional Indian Vedic values.

It is a multi-disciplinary institution, home to faculties of teaching excellence in subjects ranging from engineering to languages to natural sciences including physical and life sciences.

DAV University is spread across an area of about 72 acres and it provides an ideal ambience for pursuing professional courses and ensuring all-round development of students.

The campus is well equipped with modern infrastructure including state-of-the-art buildings, round-the-clock power backup, canteens and huge parking area in the basement of each building. Playgrounds, sports and fitness facilities add to the quality of life on the campus.

The innovative courses so designed also save precious time, money and energy of the students while they remain focused to the field of their choice. Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to studies followed by the University has been helping the students to learn by making connections between ideas and concepts across different disciplinary boundaries. Students learning in this way are able to apply the knowledge gained in one discipline to another different discipline as a way to deepen the learning experience.

Infinite Opportunities for Students

DAV University understands the need of hour in preparing the healthy and high-tech manpower which can lead society along with their personal growth. Renowned experts from various fields are invited to impart knowledge and share their experiences with the students.

The University has collaborations with Central University Punjab (CUP), Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Student branch of Computer Society of India (CSI). DAV University has established DAV Academic Industry Synergy Hub– a unique platform to promote research and development activities in association with industry. The members of the synergy provide opportunities to DAV university students for undergoing industrial training and seek placements in the industries managed by them. The university aims at making students competent enough to embrace professional mobility after their placements.

The Agricultural Department of DAV

Department of Agricultural Sciences is established under the aegis of DAV University with an aim to achieve excellence in academics and research. The Department offers four years course in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and two years Masters’ programme in Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology and Vegetable Science. The Department has designed a dynamic and focused curricula as per the guidelines of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to develop well-trained manpower for academics, agro-based industry and extension oriented applications. In post graduate programmes, students undertake specific research in fundamental and applied aspects of agriculture and its allied fields.

The vision of the Department is to develop highly specialized manpower in diverse areas of agriculture and its applications in industry, commercial food, fuel and fodder production, environment and research.

Agriculture graduate has a variety of career opportunities ranging from academics to manufacturing, marketing, banking, extension work, State Agriculture Department, corporations and quality control. Many students of the Department have qualified various competitive examinations like ICAR- JRF, State Agriculture Universities Entrance Examinations and pursuing their Masters in the renowned Agricultural Universities like Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, SKAUST, Jammu and CSK HPKV, Palampur in different disciplines including Soil Science, Agronomy, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Agri. Extension, Horticulture- Pomology, Vegetable Science etc. Students of the Department have also joined different Masters’ programmes in foreign Universities of repute.

Featuring the Esteemed Personae of DAV

Dr. Punam Suri, Padma Shree Awardee, is the Chancellor of DAV University. An illustrious grandson of Mahatma Anand Swami, Shri Punam Suri is an eminent educationist, with a rare sense of futuristic initiatives in the field of education. A distinguished alumnus of British Institute of Management, London, U.K., he exhibits unique approach in decision making, leadership, growth and innovation. World Systems and increased tie ups with Indian & Foreign Universities have jointly paved a path for giving new dimensions to the educational programme at DAV under his stewardship.

Distinguished academician and noted administrator Prof (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Mahajan is the Vice- Chancellor of DAV University. Mahajan has held several major positions at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar including Head of Chemistry Department, Professor-in-Charge (Examinations), Dean, College Development Council, Coordinator, University-Industry Linkage Programme and Dean, Faculty of Science.

An M. Sc. in Chemistry and Ph. D. from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Prof Mahajan specializes in Physical Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.

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