It all began with the DAV Movement, the great ideas on education of Maharishi Dayanand
Saraswati, and the founding of “Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Trust and Management
Society” at Lahore in January 1886 which has been a landmark in the history of Indian
Renaissance. Selfless support and dedication of its illustrious followers made the
management to spread not merely in India but in the five continents of the globe as well.
P.G.D.A.V College commenced in a modest way on 17 August 1957. Founded by a leading
business house of Delhi, Pannalal Girdharlal (presently having Corporates such as Victor
Cables Corporation Ltd, Pannalal Girdharlal Ltd, etc) alongwith DAV Management & Trust,
the Pannalal Girdharlal DAV College commenced functioning in a small premises at D.A.V
school on Chitragupta Road, New Delhi with a single digit teachers and double digit number
The Evening classes of P.G.D.A.V College started on 18.07.1958 with the primary objective
of imparting instruction in higher studies to employed students. Till 1972, the college
functioned in a portion of the above school.. It was temporarily shifted to Mandir Marg and
remained there for a little over 3 years. After that it was shifted to its own building at
Nehru Nagar, the present premises.
The college is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. Being on the Ring Road, it has
an easy reach and connectivity. Its premises comprises of spacious building, well-kept and
sprawling lawns, play grounds, computerized library, offices, staff room, lecture rooms and
computer laboratory thus, well equipped for all academic, sports, co-curricular and
extra-curricular activities throughout the year.
The academic inclination of the students and teachers here is commendable. The faculty here
believes in incorporating a social and moral responsibility among the students. Along with
academic excellence the college also believes in holistic development. There are many societies
operating in the campus giving an opportunity to all kinds of talent. Ranging from Dramatics to
Public speaking, Indian Music/Dance to Western Music/Dance, Quizzing to Fine arts, film &
photography to College magazine, including Enactus, NSS/NCC/NSO,the societies of PG
DAV(EVENING) are independent branches.The major attraction in the Campus is the delightfully
built 2 big Canteens (one coke studio). The sumptuous menu board has a variety of cuisine to offer,
ranging from south Indian to north Indian and various other delicacies like cheese macaroni,
pizza, chocolate tarts, etc. The sitting area is meticulously designed in order to avoid chaos and
frenzy and has beautifully done walls. On the back side of the canteen is an open eating space
too.There is a huge market near college having shops like recharge/café and a very good pastry
shop and juice store.The experience of studying in pg dav eve.collage is the best part of ones life.