SGTB Khalsa College
|Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar Khalsa College, Delhi|
ਅਘਾਹਾ ਕੂ ਤ੍ਰਾਘਿ (Punjabi)Aghaha Ku Traghi
|Motto in English||Look Forward|
|Principal||Dr. Jaswinder Singh|
|Affiliations||University of Delhi|
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2008)|
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. It is located on the North Campus of the University in New Delhi, India. The college offers courses oin Sciences, Commerce and Arts. The college premises also bears a Gurudwara.
The school is named after the 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur,, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is a constituent of University of Delhi. It was established in 1951as a co-educational institution by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee . The college began in four rooms in a school in Dev Nagar with 49 students and a faculty of 6. It moved to its present location in 1973.
The college offers following courses :
- B.A. (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
Yhe College has a spacious playing field for Hockey, Cricket, Football, etc, and facilities for indoor games like Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess and mini Gymnasium. A Sports Complex. the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, has been built, consisting of an 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.
The college has recently constructed a new floodlit Lawn Tennis court (120X120) h. The Khalsa Tennis Academy has also been set up to utilize the infrastructure and nurture fresh talents, 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. Students of the College has received invitation to participate in international competitions.
- 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
- Acrostic - The Poetry Society: The Acrostic society was founded in 2012 and held its maiden poetry recitation event in the October '12 with 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 became more active in 2010 . The society fest Apostasy was organised in 2013/
- 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
- Strokes - Fine Arts Society
Ankur - The Dramatics Society and Pratyaksh theatre-fest: Ankur which was revived in 1995 by Dr. Javed Malik I . 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. 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.
- 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
The college has undertaken projects in the field of ciliate zoology and has reported new species of protozoans from northeast India. It collaborates with the Natural History Museum, London and yjr University of Camerino.
- Saurabh Shukla: Actor, director and scriptwriter.
- 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
- Nona Walia: asst. editor, The Times of 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.
- Ashok Dewan: former hockey player, member of India's 1975 World Cup winning team.