SGTB Khalsa College

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This article is about Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar Khalsa College, located in the North campus delhi. For Khalsa College in Karolbagh, Delhi, see Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College. For the historically important Khalsa College in Amritsar, Punjab, see Khalsa College, Amritsar.

Coordinates: 28°41′43″N 77°12′33″E / 28.69528°N 77.20917°E / 28.69528; 77.20917

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar Khalsa College, Delhi
SGTB Khalsa College seal
Motto

ਅਘਾਹਾ ਕੂ ਤ੍ਰਾਘਿ (Punjabi)

Aghaha Ku Traghi
Motto in English Look Forward
Established 1951
Type Coeducation
Principal Dr. Jaswinder Singh
Undergraduates ~4700
Location Delhi, India
Campus North Campus
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website sgtbkhalsadu.ac.in

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is a constituent college of University of Delhi located in New Delhi, India.It offers courses Sciences, Commerce and Arts. The college premises also bears a Gurudwara. The college has undertaken many projects in the field of ciliate biology and has reported new species of protozoans from northeast India. The laboratory has collaborated with Natural History Museum and University of Camerino. The college offers a dual credential programs in collaboration with University of the Fraser Valley and Avans.

History[edit]

Named after Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is a constituent of University of Delhi. It is a co-educational institution established in 1951 by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to instill ideals of self-sacrifice and service among the youth. It draws inspiration from the life of the Guru who laid down his life in Delhi to uphold freedom of belief and conscience and whose sacrifice and martyrdom for secular ideas are unique in the annals of our country.

The college had a modest beginning and was in four rooms in a school in Dev Nagar with 49 students and a faculty of 6 teachers. The college shifted to its present premises in the University Campus in 1973.

Sports[edit]

The College has earned popularity for its excellence in sports and gaming activities. From time to time the students of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College has received invitation to participate in all the international competitions. To facilitate sports, the College authorities have built a spacious playground where students can play games like Hockey, Cricket, Football, etc. Ample facilities are given for promoting indoor games like Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess and mini Gymnasium. A superb Sports Complex called Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex has been built, consisting of 16 up-to-date gymnasium, with facilities of treadmill and weightlifting. A squash racket room, three table tennis rooms, and changing rooms for players are incorporated within this complex. There is a seminar room that is delightfully decorated, providing excellent infrastructure for workshops, seminars and associated activities.

The college has recently constructed a new floodlit Lawn Tennis court (120X120) at a cost of Rs 23 lakh. The Khalsa Tennis Academy has also been set up to utilize the infrastructure and nurture fresh talents. The academy is being supervised under former Indian Davis Cup Player, Balram Singh. The college, along with Ramjas College and Shri Ram College of Commerce is one of the rugby training venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and hence the sporting facilities are under further upgradation.

College societies[edit]

Academic societies[edit]

  • Aakriti - The Zoology Society
  • Raah - Bachelor of Business Economics Society; Fest: Perspica
  • The Commerce Society; Fest: Comzone
  • Ecotryst - The Economics Society; Fest: Pinnacle
  • English Literary Society; Fest: Arabesque
  • Hindi Sahitya Sabha - The Hindi Literary Society; Newspaper: Aagaaz
  • Punjabi Literary Society
  • History Society
  • Physics and Electronics Society
  • Prakriti - The Botany Society

The college magazine The Tegh consists of English, Hindi and Punjabi sections.

Co-curricular / extracurricular societies[edit]

  • Acrostic - The Poetry Society: The Acrostic society was founded in 2012 and held its maiden poetry recitation event in the October '12 wherein featured poets, professors and students of various colleges of Delhi University graced.
  • Pinhole - The Photography Society: The society was founded in the academic year 2012-13, and held its first successful exhibition in October where they showcased works of the society members.
  • DADS - The Debate and Discussion Society; Fest : Apostasy: The society was founded in 2007 but it became active in 2010 onwards when prashant solanki and sumit kumar both of b.sc(H)phy were chosen to lead the society,many panel discussions and debates were organised under their leadership,first time in the history of society the society fest Apostasy was organised by sumit and prashant in 2013 sponsored by ims,pizzaro and sweety pebels .these two guys gave a directional platform to the society and after that society never moved back.for season 2013-14 Amit kumar and Rahul Raj were chosen to lead the society and they organised a massive and successful intracollege debate sponsored by chanakya ias academy.nowadays dads is the 2nd best society ( after ankur) in the college
  • Anhad - The Divinity Society
  • Environmental Club
  • Swarang - Musical Society
  • Vigour - The Bhangra and Gidha Society
  • Renaissance - The Fashion Society ; deactivated
  • Trendsetterz - Choreography and Dance Society, the first president of the society, Shaily Tandon, had led her choreography team and had helped the members to hone their dancing skills and win many competitions in the university... Shaily had also helped many other organizations to set up their cultural programmes.
  • Strokes - Fine Arts Society

Dramatics society[edit]

Ankur - The Dramatics Society and Pratyaksh theatre-fest: Featuring among some of the best theatre societies in the campus, Ankur which was revived in 1995 with the efforts of Dr. Javed Malik is quite active in producing stage plays and street plays. Since its inception it has produced short plays, full-length productions and street plays. The team has won several awards including best play, best actor, best direction, etc. at many inter-college theatre competitions around the country. Actors at Ankur have been the recipient of Best Actors consecutively for over 7 years in a row. Aditya Jain, who was president of the group during the remarkable year '08-'09, received the Award for Best Actor for the play Jaayaz Hatyaare. In early 2008, Ankur was invited to Pakistan to represent the University of Delhi at the Second Pak-India Inter-varsity Theatre Festival at the Government College University, Lahore and was critically said to be among the best plays of the festival. Some of the other prestigious festivals where Ankur has performed are the B.V. Karanth Memorial Theatre Festival (NSD), Atelier Youth Theatre Week and the Old World Theatre Festival (India Habitat Center). Currently, the society is under the supervision of Kuljeet Singh (staff convener and teacher, Department of English) and Prabhjot Singh (president).

In '08-'09, Ankur produced Bade Bhai Sahab (Premchand), Muaavze (Bhishma Sahni), Jaayaz Hatyaare (adaptation of Albert Camus' Just Assassins) and Aaj Bhi Kal Ke Jaisa Kyun Hai? (street play) and won several accolades over the country for their work. Blog-id—ankurdramsoc.blogspot.com.

The members are striving to keep the spirit alive with their bit of celebrating theatre with Pratyaksh-The Annual Theatre festival of the college. Pratyaksh which started in 2006 has already registered its name as an inter-college theatre festival in which colleges are keen to participate and showcase their brilliance.

YEAR NAME OF PRODUCTION AUTHOR TYPE OF PRODUCTION TEACHER CONVENER PRESIDENT
1994-95 "Belpatra" Geetanjali Shree Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik -
1996-97 "Toba Tek Singh" Sahadat Manto Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik Alok Punjani
1997-98 "Muavze" Bhishma Sahni Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik Lt. Shiromani Kaushik
1998-99 "Holi" Mahesh Eklunchvar Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik Kuljeet Singh
1999-00 "Silences" Harold Pinter Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik Vineet Arora
2000-01 "Saag Meeth" Bhishma Sahni Stage Play Dr. Jawed Malik Ritu Gupta & Siddharth
2001-02 "Macbeth.com" Self-Scripted Stage Play Anuj Binodan
2002-03 "Refund" Fritze karinthi Stage Play Ashish singhal
2003-04 "The Jewish Wife" Bertolt Brecht Stage Play Nilima
2004-05 "Mahalaxmi ka pul Krishna Chander Stage Play Sadiq Fazal
2005-06 "Adhure Vaayde" - Stage Play Simrandeep Kaur
2006-07 "Vatanparast"

"Bill"

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Stage Play

Street Play

Mr. Saikat Ghosh Siddharth Gulati
2007-08 "Hatya Ek Aakar ki"

"Ghulaam-e-Aazadi"

"Maut"

"Sikke ke do pehlu"

"Bade Bhaaisaab"

Lalit Sehgal

Self Scripted

Self Scripted

Self-Scripted

Munshi Premchand

Stage Play

Stage Play

Short Play

Short Play

Stage Play

Mr. Saikat Ghosh Gaurav Nagesh
2008-09 "Muaavze"

"Jaayaz Hatyaare"

"Aaj bhi kal ke jaisa kyu hai"

"Hak se maango"

Bhishma Sahni

Adaptation of Albert Camus' 'The Just Assassins'

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Stage Play

Stage Play

Street Play

Street Play

Mr. Saikat Ghosh Aditya Jain
2009-10 "Antigone"

"Romeo Juliet aur Andhera"

"T.R.P"

"Aaj na Chorenge Tujhe"

"Karu to Kya"

Jean Anouilh

Based on Nirmal Verma's translation of Jan Otsenacek's novel, Romeo, Juliet and Darkness

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Stage Play

Stage Play

Street Play

Street Play

Street Play

Mr. Saikat Ghosh Trishant Srivastava
2010-11 "Khel Khel Mein"

"Dekh Mat! Kharid Le"

"Bazaar"

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Self-Scripted

Street Play

Street Play

Street Play

Mr. Saikat Ghosh Ullas Samrat
2011-12 "Present Sir!"

"Mahabhoj"

"Dharm"

"Park"

Self Scripted

Manu Bhandari

Self Scripted

Manav Kaul

Street Play

Stage Play

Street Play

Stage Play

Mr. Kuljeet Singh Simranjeet Singh Malhotra
2012-13 "Handicapped"

"MantoRang"

"Reservation Leela"

Self Scripted

Self Scripted (based on short stories of Saadat Hasan Manto)

Self Scripted

Street Play

Stage Play

Street Play

Mr. Kuljeet Singh Ayush Gupta

College principals[edit]

  • G.S. Talib, 1951-1952
  • Sachdev Singh, 1952-1954
  • G.S. Mansukhani, 1954-1955
  • Prof. Niranjan Singh, 1955-1957
  • G.S. Bal, 1957-1971
  • G.S. Randhawa, 1971-1988
  • Udham Singh, 1988
  • Tirath Singh, 1988-1995
  • D.S. Claire, 1995-2005
  • Jaswinder Singh, 2005–present

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Saurabh Shukla: Actor, director and scriptwriter.
  • Vivek Mishra: Theatre actor and director.
  • Kuljeet Singh: noted theatre person.
  • Aman Bakshi: Actor, Theatre personality.
  • Jag Taneja: Realtor in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Rabbi Shergill: singer and musician.
  • Arvinder Singh Lovely: minister of Education & Transport, Delhi Govt.
  • Manjinder Singh Sirsa: councilor & chairman, Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Now MLA Delhi Vidhan Sabha & General secretary (DSGMC) the parent body of college
  • Anil Kumar Singh: journalist and political critic.
  • Nona Walia: asst. editor, The Times of India.
  • Colin Fernandes: author of Viva Santiago and deputy editor, Maxim India.
  • Maninder Singh: former cricketer turned commentator.
  • Shyam Lal: former gymnast, represented India twice in Olympics; Arjuna Awardee.
  • Dalbir Singh: former weight-lifter, represented India twice in Asian Games; Arjuna Awardee.
  • Vijay Mala Bhanot: former athlete, represented India twice in Asian Games; Arjuna Awardee.
  • Mohinder Amarnath: former cricketer, Man of the Match for the semi-final and the final of the victorious Cricket World Cup 1983; Arjuna Awardee.
  • Yogesh Sharma: player, Delhi Daredevils, IPL
  • Ashok Dewan: former hockey player, member of India's 1975 World Cup winning team.
  • Alok Punjani: noted Bollywood sound engineer.

Courses Available[edit]

  • B.A. (Hons)
  • B.Com.(Hons)
  • B.Com. (Pass)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electronics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology
  • B.Sc. Life Science
  • B.Sc. Physical Science
  • B.Tech in Computer Science
  • B.Tech. in Electronics
  • PG Diploma Forensic Science
  • Certificate Course in Web Journalism
  • Certificate Course in Sports Economics & Marketing
  • Certificate Courses in French, German, Spanish and Italian

External links[edit]