DAV College, Kanpur

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Coordinates: 26°28′50″N 80°20′50″E / 26.480676°N 80.347352°E / 26.480676; 80.347352

D.A.V. College, Kanpur
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PrincipalAmit Kumar Srivastava
Civil Lines Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dayanand Anglo Vaidik Mahavidyalaya (D.A-V. College) is a college in Kanpur, India, established 1919 by Lala Diwan Chand, is the second oldest college in the city. The college is situated in Civil Lines, opposite the Green Park Stadium.[1] It is affiliated with Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University (formerly Kanpur University), formerly with the University of Agra.[2] The college is accredited by the Indian NAAC. Amit Kumar Srivastava is present principal of this college.[3] It is managed by the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College Trust and Management Society (DAV)


DAV College has contributed immensely to the Indian independence movement. The college hostel is nerve center of patriotic activities. There is also a statue of local freedom fighter and martyr Saligram Shukla in the campus. In 1928, Mahatma Gandhi visited here. Incumbent President of India Ram Nath Kovind and former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee are notable alumni of the college.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Some notable alumni of this college are the following:[4]


  1. ^ a b "History". DAV College, Kanpur. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Affiliated colleges". Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University.
  3. ^ "Principal". DAV College, Kanpur. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. ^ "DAV basks in glory of its illustrious student". Times of India. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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