1959 , PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH
Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon stands steady as one of the most prestigious educational institutions of the region. The college named after the great national martyr LalaLajpat Rai was founded in 1959 by RK Trust established by Sh. LalaLajpat Rai in the memory of his father Sh. RadhaKrishan. It has been nurturing and nourishing young minds not only in the field of education but in the stage and stadium too for the past 56 years.
The college was initially named as LalaLajpat Rai Memorial college and provided education to undergraduate classes of BA and BSC only. Owing to untiring efforts of R.K.Trust, stewardship and able guidance of various principals and ceaseless efforts of the college faculty, the college has made rapid strides in ensuring all round development of the students. Gradually as the years rolled by, it evolved itself into a premier post graduate institution.
The college has made commendable attainments in diverse fields – academic, sports, social services, culture and heritage .This institution was taken over by DAV ,one of the most reputed organizations associated with the spread of education in the country, in 1987. It is a matter of great pride and honor to be associated with such a great organization as DAV that has always proved true to its meaning.
The college has been graced, blessed and made sanctimonious with the august presence of many renowned personalities in the past. Many students of the college have brought laurels to their alma mater through their attainments at the District, State, National and International levels. The students of the college have made their mark in State and National Civil Services and have occupied important positions in Medical and Engineering spheres too. Under the guidance of DAV ‘Management, New Delhi, the college has continued to make efforts for the attainment of further heights of glory.
The college has always produced excellent results in PU Exams. A number of our students have bagged top positions in the University. The college has excelled in cultural affairs too. The college has captured top positions in Zonal Youth Festival. Our college students performed remarkably well in many items in Zonal and Inter Zonal festival of P.U.in Youth Festival, held in 2015. We bagged as many as 13 prizes in different items like Poem Recitation, Pranda Making, General dance, Mehandi, Luddi, Poster Making etc. Our sports students also bagged a no. of prizes in different tournaments during the session. They also participated in Annual Athletic Meet, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The performance of the NSS and NCC units has too also been commendable.
The college lays emphasis on the rich culture of our country and students are motivated to adopt moral and social values. The biggest achievement of the college is that it has got accredited by NAAC . The NAAC peer team was greatly impressed by the efforts put in by the faculty of college for taking the college to the peaks of glory.
The college is striving hard to introduce more and more facilities keeping in view the comfort and welfare of the students. Last year Rain Harvesting Project was successfully launched. This year, we are going to accomplish the project of building large parking sheds.