D.A.V. College Managing Committee

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D.A.V. College Managing Committee
Formation1 June 1886 (133 years ago) (1886-06-01)
FounderMahatma Hansraj
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Area served
India, Fiji, Nepal, Mauritius, Singapore
Official language
Hindi, English and other regional languages
Punam Suri[1]
Key people
Mahatma Hansraj, Rai Bahadur Lal Chand, Bhagat Ishwar Das , Lala lajpat rai, Lala Dwarka Das, Rai Bahadur Durga Das
AffiliationsCBSE, ICSE, other regional boards and Arya Samaj

The D.A.V. College Managing Committee, familiarly known as DAVCMC, is a non-governmental educational organisation in India and overseas with over 900 schools.[2] 75 colleges and a university. It is based on the ideals of the religious and social reformer, Swami Dayanand Saraswati. The Dayanand Anglo-Vedic education system also comprises colleges offering graduate and post-graduate degrees in various areas of study all over India.

Founded in 1886 in Lahore by the efforts of Mahatma Hansraj in the memory of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, these schools are run by the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College Trust and Management Society, also commonly known as the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Education Society.[3][4][5] It holds the record for producing the largest number of CBSE (class Xth and XIIth) toppers as a single institution in the last 10 years.[citation needed] Today, institutional records of the D.A.V. College Trust and Management Society are part of the archives at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, at Teen Murti House, Delhi.[6]

English is the primary language of instruction, with students also receiving compulsory education in Hindi and Sanskrit or a regional language. Presently, the DAV movement has grown to become the single largest non-governmental educational society in the country, managing 750+ educational institutions, apart from D.A.V. Public Schools spread over the country and even in foreign lands, with an annual budget of more than INR ₹2 billion. It employs 50,000+ people and educates more than 20 lakh students every year.

In 2013,The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) awarded 40 institutions for its exemplary contribution to quality education for an employable workforce to harness its demographic dividend and to cater the need of industry. ASSOCHAM awarded DAV College Managing Committee with 'Best Chain of Schools in India' award.[7]


Lala Lajpat Rai was among the founders of the national D.A.V. College Managing Committee.[8] 1885 the first DAV School was established at Lahore which was subsequently upgraded to become the first DAV College. In 1886 the DAV College Trust and Management Society was established and registered. The DAV Society visualized that the DAV Schools shall produce men and women of sterling national character and social commitment. The commendable objectives of the DAV attracted several committed individuals and groups to serve the society by striving to collect petty donations and gather humble resources to set up DAV Schools to spread Maharishi's message for enlightening all the Indians. Thus the crusade against ignorance, illiteracy, injustice and inequality was revived and it gained further momentum with the opening of each DAV School.



There are more than 75 colleges across India for graduate and post-graduate programmes.[11]

Professional colleges[edit]

Under DAV[12]

  • University of Delhi
  • College of Education
    • Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala, Haryana
    • Dr.Ganesh Dass DAV college of Education for Women, Karnal, Haryana
    • BN Saha DAV Teacher's Training College, Giridih, Jharkhand
    • DPB Dayanand College of Education, Solapur, Mahashtra
    • DAV College of Education, Abohar, Punjab
    • DAV College of Education for Women, outside Beri Gate, Amritsar, Punjab
    • Jialal B.Ed College, Ramganj, Beawer Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
    • MCM DAV college, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Law
    • Damani Gopabai Bhairuratan (D.G.B.) Dayanand Law College, Solapur, Mahashtra
  • Medical, Ayurveda, Dental, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy
    • DAV Edwardganj Hospital, Malout, Punjab
    • Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Mahatma Hans Raj DAV Institute of Nursing, Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • JN Kapoor DAV Centenary Dental College, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
    • MN DAV Dental College, Tatul, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
    • TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Professor Colony, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
    • DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Km. Vimla Memorial DAV Physio Centre & Gym, Chheharta, Amritsar, Punjab
    • DAV Pharmacy College, Mahatma Hans GT Road, Jalandhar City, Punjab
  • Management
    • DAV Institute of Management, NH-III, NIT, Faridabad, Haryana
    • DAV Centre for Management Development in Agriculture & Environment, N-4/16, Civil Township, Rourkela, Odisha
    • DAV School of Business Management, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    • DAV Institute of Management Studies & Research, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Engineering and Technology
    • NMDC DAV Polytechnic, Old Central School Building, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
    • DAV College of Engg. & Technology, Kanina, Mohindergarh, Haryana
    • DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology Betla Road, Medininagar, Daltonganj, Palamau, Jharkhand
    • DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kabir Nagar, Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Dayanand Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Mehr Chand Technical Institute, Dayanand Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
    • Dayanand Junior Technical School, Dayanad Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Industrial Training
    • NMDC Ltd. DAV Industrial Training Center, Bhansi, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
    • NMDC - DAV ITC Nagarnagar, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh
    • Dayanand Industrial Training Institute Katra Sher Singh, Amritsar, Punjab

Aided schools[edit]

There are over 62 government-aided DAV schools across the country which are being run by DAVCMC in co-operation with six state (Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Orissa and Punjab) and Chandigarh union territory governments.[13]

Unaided Schools[edit]

There are more than 800 Not-for-profit Charitable trust run unaided DAV schools across India and several other countries for studies up to the higher secondary level.[14] In India, they are more in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha. [15]

DAV institutes outside India[edit]



Related educational institutes[edit]

These Arya Samaj educational institutes are not under the DAV College Managing Committee.

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Gurukula Patrika, April–July, 1940-41, Ank 10, (12 June 1940), P.1
  4. ^ Madalsa Ujjwal, 2008, "Swami Dayanand Saraswati Life and Ideas", Book Treasure Publications, Jodhpur, PP.96-97
  5. ^ Gunjun H. Shakshi, 1971, "Social and Humanistic Life in India", Abhinav Publications, Delhi, PP.122-124.
  6. ^ "Archives". Nehru Memorial Museum & Library. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Assocham honour 40 institutions for its contribution to Education". 17 April 2013.
  8. ^ Nation Remembers ‘Sher-E-Punjab’ Lala Lajpat Rai On His Birth Anniversary Archived 28 January 2019 at the Wayback Machine, Newsworldindia.in, 28 Jan 2019.
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  10. ^ Khattar approves DAV Women's University.
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  15. ^ davcmc.net.in http://davcmc.net.in/CABB0423-483E-4E48-AE5F-C4D64AABEC1F/CMS/Page/DAV-Schools. Retrieved 27 February 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  18. ^ "Dr. Juroo Seegobin DAV College - Port Louis". aryasabhamauritius.mu. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  19. ^ "D.A.V. Hindi School". davschool.edu.sg.
  20. ^ Nepal, DAV School. "DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati Higher Secondary School". davnepal.com.
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  22. ^ "Arya Samaj (Vedic Mission) West Midlands". www.arya-samaj.org.
  23. ^ "Children's Montessori School In Houston, TX". DAV Montessori School.