P.G.D.A.V College was started in a modest way on the 17th of August 1957 by
the D.A.V College Managing Committee, one of the biggest educational trust in
the world. It started functioning in a small portion of D.A.V school on
Chitragupta Road in Pharganj with a single digit number of teachers and double
digit number of students. Progressing gradually in 1971, the college shifted to
its own premises at a prime location between Lajpat Nagar and Ashram on the main
Ring road.. Over a period, the college became coeducational and now has over two
thousand students in the morning and one thousand students in our evening
college. Our college is considered as one of the best institutions for all over
development in South campus and Delhi university.
Courses: The college imparts honours in
ten disciplines viz. B.Com(Hons), B.A.Hons in Mathematics, , History, Economics,
Political Science, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and B.Sc(Hons) in Statistics and
Computer Science. It is one of the few colleges to run the B.Sc( Gen)
Mathematical sciences, which is a specialised course for mathematics, Computer
Science, Statistics /Operational Research. The college also admits students for
B.Com(pass) and the new B.A. programme. B.Com(Hons) hosts 120 students,
B.Com(Pass) a 180 and B.A. Programme 120. Rest of the courses the admission
level is about 30-40 students per batch.
Results: The results of the college in
all courses have been excellent for the past few years. Our students have topped
in the university in B.Sc(Hons) Statisctics. The results of B.Com(Hons) have
also been note worthy and many of our students have done exceedingly well in the
prestigious C.A examinations conducted by ICAI. It is a matter of pride that
lots of our students have become CAs and MBAs and MCAs and are working as top
officials in different parts of the world.
Faculty: Our faculty consists of a highly
qualified and dedicated team of teachers. We have been achieving excellent
results due to the efforts put by them. The strength of our faculty is the
personal rapport they establish with their students and help them in improving
their overall personality.
Infrastructure: The College has a 3 storeyed building, with spacious and
well-maintained rooms and a backup generator for the entire college that assures
uninterrupted power supply. Our college is one of the best-maintained colleges
of the university. The college has a fully equipped computer laboratory to run
the prestigious B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer science course and has an Electronics
laboratory to support the course. Administrative and Accounts offices are computerized
with an efficient and student friendly staff managing them. Our college has a
well-equipped conference room with modern facilities in audio and visual
equipments. A number of conferences, lectures and seminars are hosted regularly
in the conference room. College also has broad band internet facilities for
students using computers. The college has spacious lawns all around making it
very picturesque. We also have a good canteen to cater to the students.
Library: Our library is one of the best
in the university, and has more than 70000 books, a number of periodicals and
research journals . It is fully computerized and issue and return of books is
done through this process. It has very spacious reading rooms for students to
sit and study.
Sports activities: P.G.D.A.V. college has
a lush green play field and is the most sought after ground in the university.
It is a matter of great pride to say that every student (not necessarily an
outstanding sports person) gets the opportunity to participate in the sports
activities. The college sportsmen have brought great laurels to the college.
Players like Manoj Prabhakar, Ramamn Lamba, Ajay Sharma, Atul Wason were
students of our college. In fact at one time 7 out of 11 players of the Ranji
Trophy team of Delhi were students of our college. Recently, the college was
privileged to host the concluding cricket match between India and Pakistan
series for the blind .The organisers appreciated the facilities available in our
college. Our college has been champion in Judo, Ball badminton and runners up in
Shaeed Bhagat Singh Cricket tournament last year. A number of players of the
college represented the university in many teams.
Cultural activities: These have been a
great strength of the college for many years. Last year our cultural team won
more than 60 prizes in the inter college competitions, including some prizes in
the prestigious BITS Pilani, an All India Competition.
Strength : P.G.D.A.V. college has been
providing excellent education, opportunities in co curricular and extra
curricular activities to broaden the perspective and outlook of students. Our
college is one of the best colleges for all the subjects that we offer and in
particular for Commerce and Statistics. Discipline of students of the college is
noteworthy. There have been no discipline problems in the last 20 years. College
is very strict in adherence to attendance rules.
Alumni: Our Alumni Association is a proud
amalgamation of top executives, bureaucrats and professionals like lawyers,
chartered accountants, academicians and business executives. The association is
very actively involved in the developmentof the college. Besides hosting two
meetings every year, they formally welcome the new entrants. The Alumni
Association have installed a number of scholarships and also conduct a number of
competitions for the current students.. . This association may probably be the
best such association amongst Delhi university colleges.
Placement cell: The on campus placements
have been very successful. A number of students have been placed in top National
and Multinational companies.
NCC: The College has a contingent for NCC,
for both boys and girls. Our NCC organizes regularly lots of useful activities
like blood donation camp, self defense training for girls etc.
Additional facility provided this year: A new computer laboratory with
sufficient number of computers, peripherals and broadband internet connection
are being provided for B.Com(Hons) students. In addition, an Internet room will
be opened in the library for the use of all students.
What we are looking forward: Our College needs a good auditorium. Efforts are on to achieve the same.