Pannalal Girdharlal Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (PGDAV) College is one of the oldest constituent colleges of the top ranking University of Delhi. It was founded in the year 1957 by D.A.V.
College Managing Society and is situated at one of the most prime and easily accessible locations in Nehru Nagar (Opposite Srinivaspuri) on Ring Road with a sprawling campus. It can be reached easily not only from all corners of Delhi but also from the neighboring towns of Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida. Lajpat Nagar and Moolchand metro stations are close to the college.
It is well-known for excellence not only in academics but also in sports and other co-curricular activities. It has eleven teaching departments, offering undergraduate course of the University of Delhi in the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences. It also offers instructions in post graduate courses in four subjects, viz.
Commerce, Hindi, Maths and Political Science. Over the years the College has emerged as a centre of excellence under the stewardship of its highly qualified and experienced faculty. Many faculty members are associated with post graduate teaching, where they are guiding students at post graduate, M. Phil. and doctoral levels. Some of our faculty members have achieved accolades shifting to careers in administration (IAS etc.) and politics as well.
There are a number of societies and academic associations in various subjects which organize activities both at inter class and inter college levels. This provides ample opportunities to our students to express themselves creatively, learn useful skills, broaden their horizons, and indulge in a healthy spirit of competition.
Through these societies, associations, and even independently, our students have participated in academic and co-curricular activities at various platforms and have brought honours for themselves and for the college. Altogether, the students are provided ample opportunities to hone their intellectual and cultural faculties.
The college strives to provide an environment that nurtures qualities of humanism and inculcates values of team work. Various events are held in the college throughout the year, including the College Fest where students are encouraged to actively participate and even take the lead in organizing them. Excursions and field trips mainly with an academic and learning focus, supplement these events and provide non-formal avenues to the students to experience 360 degree learning.
The college has a conference room, of a standard unmatched by most other colleges in the university. It is a stage for hosting artistic, academic and cultural events.
The college is well-known for nurturing sports talent. The sportspersons have been consistently bringing laurels not only to the institution but also for our country. The college has nurtured various sportspersons in the field of athletics, cricket and many other fields who have done the college and the nation proud.
To encourage our students to participate and excel in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities the college has instituted various prizes which are awarded every year in recognition of merit in these fields.
Naturally, with these traditions of cultivating and maintaining excellence in all the fields the college can justifiably take pride in having an illustrious list of alumni. Some of them are Manoj Prabhakar, Raman Lamba, Atul Wasan (sportspersons), Kamal Sabri (musician), Amarjeet Chopra (current President, ICAI) and many more.
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Aggarwal (Principal)
PGDAV College, Ring Road, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi - 110065