- Doaba College, Jalandhar
Doaba College, Jalandhar is a Multi-Faculty Postgraduate Co-educational Premier Institution of Northern India which has served the Doaba region for the last 70 years. The College has been accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), an autonomous body of U.G.C. Doaba College, Jalandhar was established on January 1, 1941 Sh. Bindraban Sondhi, Rai Bahadur Badri Dass, Sh. Jagan Nath Mittal and Acharaya Lajja Vati, following Arya Samaj and the Spartan Freedom Fighters who laid the foundation of Doaba College to promote the study of classical Sanskrit, Hindi and the teachings of Vedic Dharma, Gandhian values and to promote the philosophy of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati.
Their primary mission was to impart value-based education to the less-privileged and economically weaker section of students of this area. It was conceived as a part of the national movement for freedom with [education]] as a means to arouse public opinion to safeguard the rich cultural heritage of India. Its mission and objective was to enlighten the youth and make them vigilant citizens of the society. A small building was constructed in 1941 and thereafter the expansion of the college was undertaken in 1943. Sh. Bindraban Sondhi collected funds for the college. Ever since, the institution has been under the leadership of earlier Rai Bahadur Badri Das, Seth Stya Paul, Sh. Virendra â€“ Nationalist Freedom Fighter and now Sh. Chander Mohan, Chief-Editor, Daily Vir Pratap and the President of Arya Shiksha Mandal.
The basic aim of the college is to provide quality education to the students, character-building, molding and shaping the career of the students so that the students excel in all walks of life. The college provides instruction in Computer Education & I.T. Biotechnology, Commerce & Management, Journalism & Mass Communication, Tourism and Hotel Management in addition to the traditional courses in the faculties of Science, Commerce and the Arts.
The College has buildings and infrastructures such as the Commerce and Business Management block, Ultramodern Media & I.T. block, Hi-Tech Audio-Video Media Studio, the English Language Lab, Arts block, postgraduate block, laboratories (Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-technology & Food technology labs ), athletic fields for all major games, a library with open shelf system, parks, dispensary, girls common room, student information centre, mini rose garden, a boys and girls hostel, the Virendra Auditorium, etc.
It is situated on the Tanda Road, about a kilometer from the railway station, as about the same distance from G.T. Road, Byepass to Amritsar and within a few minutes walk from the business and industrial quarters of the city.
College alumni includes Lord Swraj Paulâ€“Chancellor [Wovlerhampton University], The United Kingdom, Sh. [Yash Chopraâ€] [“Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee], Indian Film Producer and Director, Sh. S. L. Jainâ€“Deputy D.P.I.(Colleges) Punjab,Renowned Senior Journalist & Chief Editor Punjab Kesari Group (PadmaShri) Sh Vijay Chopra, Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumalâ€“Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Sh. Manoranjan Kalia, Cabinet Minister for Local Bodies, Industry & Commerce, comedians Sh Gurpreet Ghuggi,Sh Deepak Raja and Sh Balwinder Vicky.
Doaba College has been visited by Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Former Prime Minister of India), Sh Baba Amte, Sh. S. S. Ray (Former Governor of Punjab), S.Parkash Singh Badal (Chief Minister of Punjab), Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal (Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh), Sh. Om Parkash Chautala (Former Chief Minister, Haryana), Sh. Shanta Kumar (Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh), Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone (U.K)., Sh. Yash Chopra Film Producer & Director.
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