About DAV College (DAV), Chandigarh

Chandigarh (Chandigarh)   Estd : 1958 Approved by : NAAC Type : Private

About DAV College

Dayanand Anglo Vedic College, also known as DAV College (DAVC) Chandigarh was established in 1958. Institute is affiliated to Punjab University and accredited to NAAC with grade 'A' and is one of the No. 1 colleges in Northern India. DAVC aims to develop a modern scientific approach among the students by imparting quality education. College believes in helping the students in making success in their chosen field by providing world class facilities, education and Counseling. By applying various teaching techniques and covering major areas of Sports and Education, college has created some of the big names like Kapil Dev, Yogiraj, Yuvraj Singh, Irina Brar and many more that are sound players of their respective field. DAV College is located in Sector 10 of Chandigarh.

Awards & Rankings

Sports Achievements :

  • Rupinder Singh(Badminton) was a caption of the Panjab University team which won All India Inter University Badminton Championship
  • Mridul Punia(Swimming) won 3 gold medals in All India Inter Varsity Championship.
  • Chahat Arora(Swimming) won 12 gold and 4 Silver Medal in PU Inter College Competition. She also won 3 gold and 1 Silver in All India Inter Varsity Campership. There also she created a new meet record. She also participated Senior National Swimming Championship and won 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

DAV College Vision and Mission


To give a practical shape to the ideals at Swami Dayanand's educational philosophy  which aims to develop a modern scientific approach among the students, coupled with an understanding of their roots in the ancient Vedic Culture.To provide a unique and differentlearning environment in the stream of Science, Commerce, Management, Humanities & Information Technology by imparting knowledge, skills, hands on practical training and industry exposure along with a strong value system in order to groom the students as competent, dynamic and socially awakened citizens of the country.To impart to he students the best of new world humanistic, scientific and technical knowledge with the sense of history of their rich cultural heritage the Angio and Vedic values.To spread quality education and to focus on holistic development of students.To foster a healthy human resource blessed intellectually, morally, spiritually as well as physically.

Director Message

Principal's Message

It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate you on choosing DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh for admission and also to welcome you to the college.

'Students who get higher education are a privileged class in our country, particularly those who have the opportunity of studying in some outstanding institution as this college'. These are the glowing and the ever inspiring words about our beloved College spoken by Shrimati Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, when she visited our college in 1984.

Having been founded in 1958, when the city of Chandigarh was in its infancy, the college is marching ahead with gigantic strides. Being the foremost and the best in virtue of performance among the institutions named after Dayanand, this college has grown into a worthy model of a faith in his gospel, a source of inspiration for others. DAV stands for Dayanand Anglo-Vedic , a term that is unique in its amalgamation of ancient heritage and modernity. "Dayanand" and "Vedic" are the impetus for the DAV movement, connoting the richness of the Maharishi's value system and the profundity of Vedic wisdom. Steadfastly balanced between the two is "Anglo" that refers to the best of the western knowledge that is updated with the latest technology, yet which is well within the parameters of our ancient vedic heritage. The branches of the tree of knowledge will spread far and wide, yet it is the roots that will give strength and substance to the leaves fluttering merrily in the breeze. We are to set and achieve highest standards in education as our sublime mission is man-making. DAV students get the best of the two worlds: they compete with the world for optimum knowledge and opportunities, and simultaneously build a strong, noble character rooted in Vedic values. The DAV College, Chandigarh has taken the lead in equipping the youth with the moral fibre they badly need today. Unless we do so we cannot dream of stemming the rot which has set in in our society a

DAV's vast, pervasive network of institutions owes its strength and sustenance to the age-old values and wisdom that are so reverently enshrined in the Vedas. When Swami Dayanand gave the historic call 'Back to the Vedas', he laid the foundation of a noble society founded on the moralistic principles of Vedic wisdom. Thus was created "Arya Smaj", Swami Dayanand's dream for the betterment and upliftment of society. When Mahatma Hans Raj carried forth the torch of Vedic light into the field of education, DAV - Dayanand Anglo-Vedic institutions were created.

DAV, right from its point of existence, embodies the spirit of sagacity and sacrifice that was so deeply entrenched in the lives of the renowned stalwarts such as Mahatma Hansraj and Lala Lajpat Rai. In my discourses, I often highlight the strategic wisdom of the placement of the three letters D, A, V where "Anglo" refers to Western philosopy and knowledge, and its position in the middle signifies the wonderful balance that our institutions achieve, that is, to remain rooted in the Vedic values revered by Swami Dayanand, while imbibing the best of Western thought. For DAV, there is no limit to the attainment of knowledge because our Vedas inspire us to delve into the soul as well as seek awareness of all that the outer world has to offer. It is due to this divinely powerful combination of the mind and the soul that DAV, with a strength of nearly 800 institutions, has spread all over India as well as abroad.

Sh. Punam Suri

President DAVCMC

nd threatens to undo the work of Swami Dayanand.

This college has had a distinguished history. It is not for nothing that students from all parts of the country and abroad vie with one another to find a seat in this institution. During more than fifty years of its existence we have produced great administrators, jurists, academicians, artist and sportspersons of international repute. Even this year we have achieved outstanding results in academic, sports and co-curricular activities. Our faculty is making exceptional contribution in research in various disciplines and other out-reach programs.

I am sure when you join this college you will become a part of this glorious tradition of growth and excellence.

God Bless You!

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    Sector-10, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India- 160011