D.A.V. College Managing Committee
|Formation||1 June 1886|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|India, Fiji, Nepal, Mauritius, Singapore|
|Hindi, English and other regional languages|
|Mahatma Hansraj, Rai Bahadur Lal Chand, Bhagat Ishwar Das , Lala lagpat rai, Lala Dwarka Das, Rai Bahadur Durga Das|
|Affiliations||CBSE, ICSE, other regional boards and Arya Samaj|
The D.A.V. College Managing Committee, familiarly known as DAVCMC, is a non-governmental educational organisation in India and overseas with over 900+ schools, 75+ colleges and a university. It is based on the ideals of the religious and social reformer, Swami Dayanand Saraswati. The Dayanand Anglo-Vedic education system also comprises colleges offering graduate and post-graduate degrees in various areas of study all over India.
Founded in 1886 in Lahore by the efforts of Mahatma Hansraj, these schools are run by the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College Trust and Management Society, also commonly known as the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Education Society. It holds the record for producing the largest number of CBSE (class Xth and XIIth) toppers as a single institution in the last 10 years. Today, institutional records of the D.A.V. College Trust and Management Society are part of the archives at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, at Teen Murti House, Delhi.
English is the primary language of instruction, with students also receiving compulsory education in Hindi and Sanskrit or a regional language. Presently, the DAV movement has grown to become the single largest non-governmental educational society in the country, managing 750+ educational institutions, apart from D.A.V. Public Schools spread over the country and even in foreign lands, with an annual budget of more than INR ₹2 billion. It employs 50,000+ people and educates more than 20 lakh students every year.
There are more than 75 colleges across India for graduate and post-graduate programmes.
- College of Education
- Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala, Haryana
- Dr.Ganesh Dass DAV college of Education for Women, Karnal, Haryana
- BN Saha DAV Teacher's Training College, Giridih, Jharkhand
- DPB Dayanand College of Education, Solapur, Mahashtra
- DAV College of Education, Abohar, Punjab
- DAV College of Education for Women,outside Beri Gate, Amritsar, Punjab
- Jialal B.Ed College, Ramganj, Beawer Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
- MCM DAV college, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
- Dayanand Law College, Solapur, Mahashtra
- Medical, Ayurveda, Dental, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy
- DAV Edwardganj Hospital, Malout, Punjab
- Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Mahatma Hans Raj DAV Institute of Nursing, Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Jalandhar, Punjab
- JN Kapoor DAV Centenary Dental College, Model Town, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
- MN DAV Dental College, Tatul, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
- TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Professor Colony, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
- DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Km. Vimla Memorial DAV Physio Centre & Gym, Chheharta, Amritsar, Punjab
- DAV Pharmacy College, Mahatma Hans GT Road, Jalandhar City, Punjab
- DAV Institute of Management, NH-III, NIT, Faridabad, Haryana
- DAV Centre for Management Development in Agriculture & Environment, N-4/16, Civil Township, Rourkela, Odisha
- DAV School of Business Management, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
- DAV Institute of Management Studies & Research, Pune, Maharashtra
- Engineering and Technology
- NMDC DAV Polytechnic, Old Central School Building, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
- DAV College of Engg. & Technology, Kanina, Mohindergarh, Haryana
- DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology Betla Road, Medininagar, Daltonganj, Palamau, Jharkhand
- DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kabir Nagar, Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Dayanand Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Mehr Chand Technical Institute, Dayanand Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Dayanand Junior Technical School, Dayanad Nagar, GT Road, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Industrial Training
- NMDC Ltd. DAV Industrial Training Center, Bhansi, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
- NMDC - DAV ITC Nagarnagar, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh
- Dayanand Industrial Training Institute Katra Sher Singh, Amritsar, Punjab
There are over 62 government-aided DAV schools across the country which are being run by DAVCMC in co-operation with six state (Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Orissa and Punjab) and Chandigarh union territory governments.
DAV institutes outside India
- DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati Higher Secondary, Kathmandu, Nepal
- D.A.V. Dedraj Sewal Devi Todi Higher Secondary School, Biratnagar
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Related educational institutes
These Arya Samaj educational institutes are not under the DAV College Managing Committee.
- DAV University
- Gurukula Patrika, April–July, 1940-41, Ank 10, (12 June 1940), P.1
- Madalsa Ujjwal, 2008, "Swami Dayanand Saraswati Life and Ideas", Book Treasure Publications, Jodhpur, PP.96-97
- Gunjun H. Shakshi, 1971, "Social and Humanistic Life in India", Abhinav Publications, Delhi, PP.122-124.
- "Archives". Nehru Memorial Museum & Library. Archived from the original on 2011-05-03.
- "DAV University, Jalandhar". davuniversity.org.
- DAV professional colleges
- http://www.aryasamaj.org.fj/Educational%20Institutions/dav_college_nabua.html. Missing or empty
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- "DAV College-Morc. St Andre". aryasabhamauritius.mu.
- "Dr. Juroo Seegobin DAV College - Port Louis". aryasabhamauritius.mu.
- "D.A.V. Hindi School". davschool.edu.sg.
- http://www.davcollege.edu.np/index.html[permanent dead link]
- Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) Primary School, Birmingham
- DAV Montessori School, Houston