The Institution - BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar

The Institution

THE INSTITUTION

At a glorious 53, BBK DAV College for Women stands tall as a provider of Quality Higher Education on the national horizon. 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, sports persons and artists have been winning the highest honours in their fields of interest. In this session, the college scholars won nearly 223 merit positions, including 56 First, 44 Second & 29 Third 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 2019-20, two college players won name and fame at international level, namely Elangbam Chouba Devi, Cycling Player, won Gold Medal in (Individual Time Trial Event) 13th South Asian Games (SAF) at Kathmandu-Pokhara in Nepal from 1st to 10th Dec, 2019. She also won Gold Medal in Track Asia Cup (3 km Individual Pursuit) held in New Delhi from 9th to 11th Sept., 2019. Similarly, Jasjeet Kaur, Pencak Silat Player, won Bronze Medal in 2nd Malaysia Open International Silat Championship from 26th to 29th Sept., 2019 & 1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship held at Patong Beach Phuket Thailand from 30th to 4th Oct, 2019.

The investment of the college in sports is more than Rs.2 Crore per year and it provides the latest equipment for all the 33 games of GNDU. In the Inter College competitions organized by Guru Nanak Dev University, our College participated in 30 games and got 28 positions out of which 12 Championships, 9 got 1st Runners-up Positions and 7 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. Continuing its winning streak, the college bagged the GNDU Overall General Sports Championship Trophy (2018-19) consecutively for the eighth time and also won runners-up Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Overall General (Men & Women Combined) Sports Championship Trophy 2017-18. 52 outstanding players of the college received a huge amount worth Rs. 17,00,000 as prize money for their commendable performance. Two International Cyclists of the college, Ms. Elangbam Choaba Devi and Sushikala Durgaprasad Agashe and a Kayaking player Ms. Komal Bisht got maximum cash prize of Rs.2,90,000, Rs.85,000 and Rs.1,20,000 respectively among women players.

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 3rd to 6th Nov, 2019 with a huge margin of 59 points. The College won the championship trophy by attaining 149 marks and securing 29 positions in 34 events. The college participants made their mark by winning 1st position in 21 events, 2nd positions in 5 events and 3rd position in 3 events .

The college also won the maximum no. of first positions as a single institution in the State Level Dera Baba Nanak Online Youth Festival organised by Govt. of Punjab as a part of the celebrations of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The festival was open to all the universities and colleges in Punjab. The college won five first positions and a third position. The winners were rewarded with cash prizes of Rs. 71,000 (group), Rs. 51,000 (solo) and Rs. 21,000 (Third Position – solo) .

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.