Established in the year 1918, DAV College Jalandhar has been amongst the premier private colleges in North India. Guided by the zeal, passion and vision of it’s founding fathers, the college offers a plethora of courses in various disciplines such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science, Food Science, and Technology. The college provides education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

At the UG level, it offers BA, B.Com, B.Sc., BFST, BCA, BBA, and BJMC programs. The BA program has 4 specializations and the B.Sc. programs have 6 specializations in total. Candidates who have secured valid marks in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board are eligible for UG courses. 

At postgraduate level, it offers MA in 7 specializations, M.Com in Accounting and Finance, and M.Sc. in 4 specializations. Candidates are required to hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject to apply for PG courses. Moreover, the institute offers PG Diploma in Computer Applications and Financial Services too. 

A graduate with 50% aggregate marks can apply for the PG Diploma course. Applications to all the courses are invited in offline mode. Candidates can download the application form from the University website and submit the same at the campus office. 

Apart from academics, the college has also made a significant mark in the sports, research, and cultural domains. The top recruiters of DAV College Jalandhar are Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Amazon India, TCS, SBI Life, Times of India, and CONCENTRIX.

DAV College Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1918 | Private 
Accredited by  NAAC, UGC
Affiliated to  Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar
Courses offered 30 courses across 7 streams 
Popular courses  BSc. MSc. 
Application Mode Online
Admission criteria  Merit-based 
Campus  88 acres
Location  Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Dayanand Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab, India, 14408
Top Recruiters Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Amazon India, TCS, SBI Life, Times of India, CONCENTRIX
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Sports, Cafeteria. In-house Hospital
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DAV College Ranking 

Dav college jalandhar has been ranked by India Today as 51 for it’s BCA course and 77 for it’s BBA course in the year 2019. Additionally, the college has been rated amongst the top 10 institutes of northern india as per a special edition of The Tribune titled ‘Guide To Best Colleges’ in the year 2018. 

DAV College Courses

At the undergraduate level, DAV college offers 7 courses that are BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, BCA, BFST, and BJMC. At the Postgraduate level, it offers MA, M.Sc. and M.Com courses. The courses details are as follows: 

Course Details
BA  Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with an aggregate 40%
Subjects Offered: Geography, physical education, music, computer science
BSc. Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with an aggregate 40% with science stream
Subjects Offered: Medical, non medical, computer science, economics,information technology,biotechnology 
BBA Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with an aggregate 40%
Subjects Offered: Business administration
BCA Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with an aggregate 40%
Subjects Offered: Computer application
M.A Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree in any stream with an aggregate 50% and at least 45% marks in the subject concerned
Subjects Offered: English, hindi, punjabi, sanskrit, history, economics, political science
M.Sc  Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: A bachelor's degree in science in the chosen subject with an aggregate 50%
Subjects Offered: Physics & chemistry, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer science and information technology

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DAV College Admissions 

The admission for all the courses is based on merit and the seats are filled up on a first come first serve basis. The college has already commenced the admissions/registration for the academic year 2020-2021. Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the college has released it’s online registrations forms on it’s official website. No registration/admission would be charged at this moment. The fees would only be charged when the situation normalises and college reopens. The online classes for the programs are expected to start shortly and the tentative dates/timetable would be announced soon.

How to Apply? 

  • Go to the DAV Jalandhar College website and click on the Download Prospectus link. 
  • Click on the Application form link. 
  • Take a printout of the form. 
  • Fill the application form with all the data required and attach the mandatory documents. 
  • Submit the form to the college admission office. 

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DAV College Placements 

The training and placement cell of DAV college is quite dedicated and impressive. The cell provides services like career counselling, training and placement opportunities in the campus. Additionally, the training and placement cell helps the students in multiple ways such as arranging campus interviews, arranging guest lectures, grooming students to face their interviews, arranging seminars and workshops and making maximum efforts to ensure that the students have the necessary skills to be recruited by top notch companies.

To ensure that all the students are updated about the placement opportunities in the college, the college sends SMS updates to the students to notify them about the latest and upcoming placement opportunities in the campus. 

In the year 2018 - 19, there were a total of 244 placements in the college. Many notable companies of our country such as Wipro, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Amazon India, TCS, SBI Life, Times of India, CONCENTRIX and many more, recruited students from the college. Apart from the placements, the college offers internships to the final year students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

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DAV College Scholarships 

DAV college offers a fairly good number of scholarships and also financial aid to the meritorious and financially weak students. 

  • The scholarships are offered on the basis of a student’s economic background, their college marks, and their university marks.
  • You can access the various scholarships offered by the college on it’s official website: Scholarships and Financial Assistance
  • Apart from scholarships and financial aid, the college also offers fee concessions to merit holders in sports and cultural activities. 
  • Also, loan facilities are also available for students from all major banks. 

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DAV College Facilities 

Library: The library of DAV college is probably the most well maintained, well equipped and up to date library in Jalandhar. The library is very spacious and houses a whopping 2 lakh texts,reference books, encyclopedias on a variety of subjects. The library also provides the facility of a digital library which offers more than 3000 E-Journals, 75000 E- books and many other e-resources which cater to the needs of the students. The library also provides the facility of a book bank to benefit the economically weak students. 

Cafeteria: DAV college houses 3 well maintained cafeterias across the campus for the faculty, students and staff. The cafeterias are spacious, well maintained and serve a variety of delicious food items so that the students can unwind and relax between their hectic schedules. Everything in the cafeteria is duly taken care of, right from the cleanliness, hygiene, price and quality of the food items. 

In house hospital: To ensure proper healthcare for the students, staff and faculty of the college as well as the hostel, DAV college provides the facility of a well structured and well equipped hospital in the premises itself. The hospital provides decent services such as separate restrooms for boys and girls, medicines at discounted prices etc. 

Sports: DAV College has quite an excellent track record when it comes to physical education and sports. The department of physical education is the pride of the college and has made consistent progress throughout the years. 

  • It has been led by many notable sportspersons in the past and has produced top players in games like football, hockey, cricket, basketball, badminton, tennis etc.
  • On top of that, the players have also been recipients of prestigious sports awards awards in India like the Arjuna awards and Dronacharya awards. Also, many players have also been part of the Olympics and also represented India at the international level. 
  • With a stunning sports area of 17.5 acres, the College has well developed football/cricket/hockey fields and tennis/basketball/badminton/volleyball/handball courts.
  • The college also consists of 2 expansive swimming pools, indoor gymnasium, indoor shooting range and a jogging track. 
  • If you wish to study physical education and gain a deeper knowledge about the subject, then the college also offers physical education as an optional subject with an excellent faculty to teach the course.

Hostel: DAV College also provides hostel facilities for it’s outstation students to give them the feeling of home away from home. 

To accommodate the maximum students, the college has five hostels - 3 for boys and 2 for girls. The intake capacity is as follows:

  1. Lakhpat Rai Hostel — 175 rooms
  2. Mehr Chand Hostel — 198 rooms
  3. Sports Hostel (for boys) — 14 rooms
  4. Girls Hostel (Old) — 103 rooms
  5. Girls Hostel (New) — 38 rooms

The hostel provides many basic as well as modern facilities to ensure a comfortable and homely stay for the students. The facilities are - 

  • Geysers, RO water drinking system, 24 hours backup, well maintained washrooms, AC rooms, WiFi facility, round O clock security system etc.
  • Well equipped health care center and frequent college hospital doctor visits to cater to students health issues. 
  • General stores, stationery shops, shopping centres, banks and ATMs all located at a minute's distance from the college. 
  • Each hostel has a mess which provides nutritious, healthy, hygienic and quality food to the students. All the mess have an expansive dining area to create a homely vibe and promote bonding amongst students.
  • The hostel also has many recreational facilities such as indoor games room, yoga centre, open air theatre, a reading room and a recreational room with a LCD and a music system to enjoy, relax and rejuvenate amongst all the hustle and bustle.

DAV College Faculty 

The faculty details of DAV college are as follows:

  • Dr. SK Arora, Principal 
  • Sh. Arun Mehra, Vice principal 
  • Sh. Ajay Kumar Aggarwal, Vice principal 

The college has an impressive faculty whereby most of the faculty members have a ph.d degree in their respective fields. You can access the names of all the faculty members and the department to which they belong; from the college’s official website. 

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DAV College FAQs 

Ques. How many courses are offered at DAV college at the postgraduate level?

Ans. There are a total of 14 courses offered by the college at the postgraduate level.

Ques. How old is DAV college jalandhar?

Ans. The college was established in 1918 and on 13th May 2017, the college commemorated 100 years of its existence.

Ques. Are there any entrance exams for admissions to the college?

Ans. No, the admissions are purely based on merit for the courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Ques. Is the admission process online or offline?

Ans. The admission process takes place offline but due to the current COVID 19 situation, the college has made the admission process online. You can download the application form from the college website.

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of admission?

Ans. Class 10th and 12th marksheet, transfer certificate, character certificate, special quota/reservation certificate (if applicable) and graduation marksheet for PG admission.