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From Principal's Desk

Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma

Principal, DAV College, Chandigarh

Welcome to the web portal of this premier centre of higher and holistic learning. In fact, the idea and ideals of education espoused in principle and practicality by D A V institutions have always evoked a sense of the sane and sacred as it foregrounds the sanatan principles of life, amply illustrated by the philosophy of Arya Samaj, as the basic goal of all education, aiming at the harmonious development of the physical, mental, spiritual, and social faculties for a life of dedicated service; and subsequently, on the way, waking the learners up to the inter-dependencies of all things, to the power within the human race to create alternatives, to the obstacles entrenched in economic, social and political and cultural structures that prevent their quest to the pursuits of wholeness. I genuinely express my deep gratitude to the D A V college Managing committee for offering me this great opportunity to serve this idea and ideal as Principal, being fully conscious of the challenges ahead: both spatial as well as temporal in nature. By evolving a culture of collectivism and cohesion, honesty and integrity, I shall always make genuine endeavours to overcome every obstacle that comes our way and create an ideal ambience for true learning to take shape in the institution.
D.A.V. College, Chandigarh, where excellence has always been a tradition, is for those men and women who venture out to be pioneers, for those who shall explore and experiment with the cutting edge of contemporary thought and creative expression, for those who shall dare give shape to their aspirations and cherished dreams. The corridors of the college continue to reverberate with the footfalls of generations of young minds, the alumna who ventured forth to uphold these traditions of DAV College and excelled in their chosen area of enterprise. At DAV College, Chandigarh, we believe that each student is special and has the potential to excel in many different ways. Thus the thrust of all our programmes is interactive engagement that nurtures individual talent. We impart formal education with a difference even as we work within the constraints of a traditional university system. Through carefully crafted interaction and activities within and outside the classroom, we generate experiences that help the student discover innate capabilities, set life-long goals and proactively work towards their fulfillment.
DAV College, Chandigarh, offers you an ideal ambience and wide breadth of academic choices which are directly relevant to the needs of the times. I assure you that the college you are joining will offer you the best in Humanities, Commerce, Sciences, Management studies market-sensitive programs in Information Technology & Computer Science, and Mass Media. The academic life is rigorous and designed to lay a firm conceptual foundation and provide professional expertise necessary for adapting to the challenging work place. The college has, as its backbone, an excellent infrastructure; the teaching laboratories and general facilities are amongst the best in the University. The faculty is distinguished and the support staff dedicated. The teaching-learning programmes are marked with personal mentoring; students are encouraged to work in collaborative teams and learn from peers. The emphasis is on innovative teaching strategies that provide experiential learning through project work, field work and case studies. Traditional methods of imparting information are increasingly being supplemented by digital modes. The college has several skill development and career oriented programmes as well; it intends to further introduce adjunct modules and short term courses to enrich and add value to the degree programmes. The students can pursue these in conjunction with their regular course of studies.
Life at DAV, however, is not just an academic fire-wall. It offers an adequate space of support to give wings to all your dreams. At any time, the campus remains suffused with vibrant energy as the entire community revels in the creative pursuit of extra-curricular activities, sports and other co curricular activities with equal vigour. Amateur activities often verge on the professional and provide the forum for launch of artistic careers. Then there can be no better place than DAV College, Chandigarh to spend your formative years. When you are with us, we promise to share with you what we have learnt and, in turn, create an earnest quest for learning for you to keep growing, rising and extending your boundaries. Long after you have left DAV, you will cherish memories of the alma mater and rely on the lifelong support structure provided by a unique peer group and by a caring faculty who shall be your friends and mentors. Let us together steer our academic-ship to safe harbors.
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