College Diaries: Pannalal Girdharlal Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (PGDAV) College

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Pannalal Girdharlal Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College, founded in 1957 by DAV College Managing Society, is a NAAC accredited institution. It draws its traditions of excellence and learning from two eminent institutions of higher education in India: University of Delhi and DAV Education Trust, world’s largest NGO in the field of education.


Under Graduate Courses

Courses No. of Seats (Hons.) 185
B.A. (Hons.) Economics 39
B.A. (Hons.) English 62
B.A. (Hons.) Hindi 62
B.A. (Hons.) Mathematics 39
B.A. (Hons.) Political Science 62
B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit 39
B.A. (Hons.) Statistics 39
B.A. (Hons.) History 39
B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science  

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46 (Prog.) 277
B.A. (Prog.) 185
B.Sc. (Mathematical Science) 46


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Post Graduate Courses

Courses No. of Seats
M.A./M.Sc. (Maths) 18
M.A. (Hindi) 18
M.Com. 18
M.A. (Political Science) 18


It is situated at one of the prime and easily accessible locations in Nehru Nagar (Opposite Srinivaspuri) on Ring Road.

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Lajpat Nagar and Moolchand metro stations are located very close to the college. A new metro station is coming up jist outside the college gate.


Academic Societies-

  • Anant– Mathematics Society
  • Chintan– Hindi Literary Society
  • Commercium– Commerce Society
  • Dharohar– History Society
  • Eclectica– English Literary Society
  • Ecolibrium– Economics Society
  • Geo Cruaders– Environmental Society
  • Parikalan– Computer Science Society
  • Sankhyiki– Statistics Society
  • Samvaad– Political Science Society
  • Sanskrit Samvay– Sanskrit Society

Hyperion- The Cultural Society

Hyperion consists of the following cultural societies:

  • Rudra– Street Play
  • Navrang– Theatre & Film
  • Raga– Indian Classical
  • Conundrum– Western Music
  • Diversity– Western Dance
  • Natraj– Indian Dance
  • Jalsa– Folk Dance
  • Chanakya– Intellectual Society (debating, quiz, creative writing, poetry)
  • Impressions– Fine Arts Society
  • IRIS– Photography Society
  • Rap-Beats– Rapping Society
  • Techwiz– IT Society
  • Awaaz– Anchoring Society


Library and Reading Room: The college has a well stocked library with more than 85,000 books, journals, periodicals and other reference material. It also has a well furnished reading room.

Seminar Hall: The college has a very well equipped, fully air conditioned and acoustically well maintained Seminar Hall.

Computer Hub: The college has a fully functional and well equipped computer hub with access to internet and Delhi University Library System.

College Canteen: The college has a spacious and well furnished canteen, offering variety of fresh and hygienically prepared food at subsidized rates. It is one of the largest canteens in DU.

Bank: The college has a branch of the Central Bank of India through which the students avail of various banking facilities.

Career Counseling Club: The Career Counseling Club helps the students in planning their career while they are persuing their graduation.


Those who want to join jobs after graduation are provided opportunities through college placement cell which acts as a liaison between desirous students and the potential recruiters. Many prestigious companies like Ernst Young, Larsen & Tourbo, Libsys Ltd, Aon Hewitt, Genpact, IBM, ICICI, IIFM, etc. visited the college last yer.


The college is well connected to all parts of Delhi and NCR. Lajpat Nagar market is just a couple of kms away. Students Also hangout at Amar Colony market which has various cafes and street food joints.

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