Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh popularly known as MCM DAV, was established in 1968 by the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, to commemorate the meritorious services rendered by Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, former Chief Justice of India, a distinguished legal luminary, great patriot, administrator par excellence, committed educationist, social reformer and humanist.
- MCM is highly reputed for its superior academic programmes, intellectual vigour, cultural and moral sensitivity, dedicated faculty and achievements of the students
- The aim of the college has always been to produce enlightened and potential women, the future decision and policy makers who would repay the society through maximum utilization of their educational input
- The college mission is to adopt an academic programme which ensures quality enrichment sustenance in higher education in the quest for excellence
- MCM in the service of Quality Education in the region for the last 43 years stands fully prepared today to meet the challenges of the changing times
- Remarkable reputation of being a 'Zero-Pollution Zone owing to our unstinted efforts in the direction of environmental preservation
Various students support services are available to groom our students into conscientious member of society which primarily include the following:
- Legal Literacy Club: Women empowerment does not become meaningful without law on its side. The college became the first college ever in the city to launch a Legal Literacy Club.
- Grievance Cell: The cell helps in direct communication of the students with the Management. Locked boxes are kept in the college and hostel through which students can communicate their grievances.
- Character Building Cell: The cell looks after the moral well-being of young students. The students visits old-age homes, participates in hawans and are engaged in several social outreach activities.
- Health Care Unit: The unit, constantly regulates the health related problems of the students. The college provides the services of a general physician, a gynecologist and a skin specialist.
- Geetanjali: The helpline is available to the students facing emotional, Psychological or social problem.
- N.C.C: NCC inculcates a spirit of discipline and patriotism amongst the students. It helps to broaden their outlook and develop the quality of leadership and spirit of fraternity. The college unit offers Army and Navy Wing.
- N.S.S: To enrich the students personality and deepen her understanding of the social environment in which she lives.
The college has won the Panjab University General Efficiency All-Round Championship in sports 37 times in its existence of 43 years.
Special Facilities for Outstanding Players:
- Free nutritious and balanced diet
- Free medical-aid
- Free sports-kit
- Special inspiration scholarship (In Cash) by the college
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh was ranked 25th in India Best Arts colleges by India today in 2014.