At a glorious 52, BBK DAV College for Women stands tall as a provider of Quality Higher Education on the national horizon and is one of the best colleges in Amritsar. It was founded in the year 1967 under the aegis of DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, with the avowed aim of spreading the beneﬁts of education to women, synchronizing tradition with modernity. A multi-faculty institution, that aims to blend professional & vocational education with traditional courses, it is an excellent model of what a women’s college can do for women’s development. The thrust of the college is on the highly innovative and efficient management of all its resources – human and infrastructural. The history of fifty years shows an endless desire to be in pace with vocation-oriented education and challenges of technology, communication & media. The college combines a commitment to teaching excellence with extensive sports and cultural opportunities. The academic thrust is on imparting in-depth knowledge of the subjects concerned and to develop critical abilities to enable the students to relate and use knowledge in real-life situations. The co-academic and cultural activities are focused around inculcating a strong sense of commitment to nationalist, social & aesthetic values.
Nurtured by an ideal combination of facilities and facilitators, the college scholars, sportspersons and artists have been winning the highest honours in their fields of interest. In this session, the college scholars won 248 Merit positions, including 42 First, 46 Second, 35 Third & 125 other merit positions.
The college enjoys the rare honour of having given to the nation one Arjuna Awardee, one Olympian, one gold Medalist in Asian Games and scores of players of the international level in addition to 400 sports women of extraordinary ability to meet the national standards during the last five years. In the session 2018-19, four college players won name and fame at international level, namely Elangbam Chouba Devi Cycling Player, won Gold Medal in Track Asia Cup held in New Delhi and participated in 18th Asian Games held at Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia. She also participated in Asian Championship held at Jakarta, Indonesia. Ms. Jasjeet Kaur, Pencak Silat Player, won Bronze Medal in 4th Asia Pencak Silat Championship held at Srinagar. Ms. Naswinder Kaur, Pencak Silat Player, participated in 4th Asia Pencak Silat Championship held in Srinagar. Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Netball Player, participated in Asian Netball Championship held in Singapore.
The investment of the college in sports is more than Rs.2 Crore per year and it provides the latest equipment for all the 43 games of GNDU. Out of the 43 Inter College competitions organized by Guru Nanak Dev University, our College participated in 40 games and got 36 positions out of which 16 Championships, 12 got 1st Runners up Positions and 8 teams got 2nd Runners up Positions. The college has made tremendous contribution to university sports, adding a major share in Guru Nanak Dev University’s exceptional feat of winning Maulana Abul Kalam Azad All India Trophy for Sports.
The College lifted the Overall General Sports Championship Trophy for the seventh year in a row and also got 2nd runners-up position in Shahed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Overall General (Men & Women combined). The college sportswomen were awarded Rs.35,00,000 (Rupees Thirty Five Lac only) approximately for their commendable achievements in various sports. On the 48th Annual Sports Prize Distribution Function 2017-18 organized by Sports Department of Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar. Ms.Alieena Reji, International Cycling Player was awarded a cash prize of Rs.25,000, Ms. Amritha Raghunath and Ms.Nayana Rajesh. P were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 22,000 each, Ms. Vaishnavi Gabhane, Ms. Shushikala, Cycling Player & Ms. Manalisha Sonawal were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 20,000 each. In the session 2018-19, College players got 36 Gold, 24 Silver and 12 Bronze medals at National level and 17 Gold, 11 Silver and 3 Bronze medals at Intervarsity level in the session.
In all the fields of cultural activity, the college artists remain in the forefront. The College lifted the overall championship trophy in Zonal Youth Festival (‘A’ Zone) of GNDU held from 1st to 4th Nov, 2018 in Jalandhar. This year college has won this trophy with a huge margin of 39 points. Participants made their mark by winning 1st Position in 14 events, 2nd position in 12 items and 3rd position in 5 items. This year was remarkable as College won Overall Championship Trophy in Inter-Zonal Youth Festival of GNDU, held at ApeeJay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar from 13th Nov to 16th Nov, 2018 after 19 years. Besides this two teams of the College namely Group Song (Indian) and On the Spot Painting have brought laurels to the college and GNDU by winning second position at National Youth Festival held at Chandigarh University from 1st to 5th Feb, 2019.
The college NCC and NSS units have been decorated with the highest honours. Our cadets have won the honour of commanding the NCC contingent at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. In this session, NCC and NSS cadets of the college zealously participated in various state level and national level activities to create awareness in the society on the burning issues. The college takes genuine pride in pursuing its community service programmes and extensive activities most vigorously. To broaden the students’ horizons, the college provides them abundant exposure through various seminars, guest lectures, exhibitions etc.