D.A.V College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar, accredited with grade ’A’ by NAAC and award of ‘Potential for Excellence’ by UGC, aims at providing comprehensive education to students that helps them imbibe qualities that can convert them into knowledgeable, motivated, organized, well-informed, cultured, disciplined and useful citizens of the nation who are capable of becoming national and international leaders in every sphere of life. Starting its journey in 1958 with a meager strength of 4 students in arts faculty, the college has maintained a steady growth during the span of last 60 years despite the challenges posed by the fast-changing world and the single faculty college has now grown into a multi-faculty post-graduate college offering today a wide variety of 97 courses in different disciplines including Add on Courses & Hobby Courses. At present the college has more than 5000 students on its roll.
In order to keep pace with the changing scenario, the college has always made every endeavor to provide the latest infrastructure facilities to assist the students in bringing out their all-round development. Its Wi-Fi campus with smart class rooms , seminar rooms and labs equipped with latest gadgets, an air-conditioned digital library also provide access to e-publications through INFLIBNET and DELNET networks, a naturopathy centre, a multi-stage gymnasium, a surfing cell for students, a modern restaurant, an air-conditioned auditorium and a huge outdoor stage fitted with sophisticated light and sound system, a shooting range and a state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool, a fleet of buses to reach out to students up to 40 kms. around Yamuna Nagar are only some of the highlights of the infrastructure available in the college. The college has a hostel with a capacity of 650 students accommodated in its three blocks, furnished with a number of facilities and comforts is an added attraction for students coming from distant places and other states.
Besides these, the Rainwater Harvesting Plant and fortnightly Hawan, the proposal of the establishment of a Yagya Shala in the college campus, installation of Solar energy plant in college and hostel are some measures adopted this year by the college which benefit both society and nation as a whole and also are well in accordance with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a new Clean India Green India.
Performing exceptionally well in academic field, this year too, our students have secured 22 university positions that speaks a lot about the hard work and dedication of both the students and the faculty. The college also gives due importance to extra-curricular activities as they are an integral part of a holistic education and become an important tool for personality development. Our students have done extraordinarily well in cultural competitions at all levels. In the 40th Zonal Youth Festival held in October 2017 our students participated in 41 cultural items out of which 16 were recommended and 5 commended.
In sports, the college supports and motivates the students by providing them training from the best experts, free lodging and food to facilitate their extraordinary performance at all levels. It is a matter of honour and pride that, in sports, the college ranked first among the 374 Women colleges under Kurukshetra University for the 15th consecutive year. The NCC and NSS units keep training the students through several activities and camps. The NSS unit of the college has been organizing blood donation camp annually in order to inculcate in the students the ideals of selfless service. Hon’ble Governor of Haryana has recently honored us with an award for voluntary blood donation in February 2018. Realizing the importance of self grooming and social values, the college has established various cells, societies and clubs such as Youth Club, Scholar’s Club, Sports Club Women Cell, Phulwari etc which provide various platforms to the students to learn, perform and prove their life skills. The college also runs various UGC Centres like Women Studies Centre, Nehru Studies Centre, Gandhian Studies Centre which run short term courses for the students.
The placement cell of the college has been created to produce job opportunities to the deserving students and keeps coordinating industry-student network resulting in a number job offers from companies like WIPRO, IBM DAKSH, GENPACT, EUREKA FORBES, TECH MAHINDRA, BRITISH TELECOM and many more. This year 300 students got placements in various interviews held in the college campus.
The college publishes two peer-reviewed journals . The first is Coherence, a multi-disciplinary journal of humanities and social sciences and the National Research Journal of Social Science, attracting articles not only from national but also from international scholars. The college publishes a Year Book which not only records every activity and achievement of the college but also provides the students with a platform to express their creative views through articles, stories, poems etc. After consistent striving, the college has earned many accolades but keeping in view that improvement is a continuous process, the college is still, zealously, striving to achieve newer goals higher peaks of glory.