SGTB Khalsa College
ਅਘਾਹਾ ਕੂ ਤ੍ਰਾਘਿ (Punjabi)Aghaha Ku Traghi
Motto in English
|Principal||Dr. Jaswinder Singh|
|Affiliations||University of Delhi|
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (May 2008)|
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi.Established in 1951, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious institute for Commerce and Economics in India and regularly features in the top commerce college rankings with B.Com(Hons) and Eco(Hons) being the most sought after courses. Last year's college cutoff touched 97.5% for these courses. It is located on the North campus of the university, in New Delhi, India. The college offers courses in sciences, commerce and the arts.The college is amongst the best colleges in delhi university and its faculty is well regarded throughout the country.The college premises also bears a gurudwara Students and alumni of the college are termed Khalsaites.
Khalsa College is a constituent of the University of Delhi. It was established in 1951 as 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 school is named after the 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur.
The college offers the following courses:
- B.A. (Hons)
- B.A. (Hons) Business Economics also known as B.B.E.
- 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 and Marketing
- Certificate Courses in French, German, Spanish and Italian
The college has a spacious playing field for hockey, cricket, and football, and facilities for indoor games like table tennis, carrom, and chess, as well as a mini gymnasium. The Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex consists of an up-to-date gymnasium, with treadmill and weightlifting. A squash racket room, three table tennis rooms, and changing rooms for players are also in this complex.
The college recently constructed a new floodlit lawn tennis court. The Khalsa Tennis Academy has 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 being further upgraded.
Students of the college have received invitations to participate in international sporting competitions.
- Aakriti - the zoology society
- Raah - Bachelor of Business Economics society; festival: Perspica
- The Commerce Society; festival: Comzone
- Ecotryst - economics society; festival: Pinnacle
- English Literary Society; festival: Arabesque
- Hindi Sahitya Sabha - the Hindi literary society; newspaper: Aagaaz
- Punjabi Literary Society
- History Society
- Physics and Electronics Society
- Prakriti - botany society
The college magazine, The Tegh, consists of English, Hindi and Punjabi sections.
The Students' Union President is Abhinav Kaushik.
Co-curricular / extracurricular societies
- Confero - MUN Society
- Swarang - music society
- Acrostic - poetry society. This was founded in 2012 and held its maiden poetry recitation event in October 2012 with poets, professors and students of various colleges of Delhi University in attendance.
- Pinhole - photography society. This 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 - debate and discussion society; festival: Apostasy. This was founded in 2007 but became more active in 2010. The society festival Apostasy was organised in 2013.
- Anhad - divinity society
- Environmental Club
- Vigour - Bhangra and Gidha society
- Renaissance - fashion society; deactivated
- Trendsetterz - choreography and dance society. The first president of the society, Shaily Tandon, led the choreography team.
- Strokes - fine arts society
The Dramatics Society and Pratyaksh theatre-fest, Ankur, 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, and Best Direction at many inter-college theatre competitions around the country. Actors at Ankur have been the recipient of Best Actor consecutively for over 7 years in a row. In 2008-2009, 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 accolades over the country for their work.
- 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, 1971-1992
- 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 University of Camerino.
- Saurabh Shukla: actor, director and scriptwriter
- Rabbi Shergill: singer and musician
- Arvinder Singh Lovely: Minister of Education and Transportation, Delhi government
- Manjinder Singh Sirsa: councilor and chairman, Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Now MLA Delhi Vidhan Sabha and general secretary of DSGMC, the parent body of the college
- Nona Walia: assistant editor, The Times of India
- Maninder Singh: former cricketer turned commentator
- Shyam Lal: former gymnast, represented India twice in Olympics; Arjuna winner
- Dalbir Singh: former weight-lifter, represented India twice in Asian Games; Arjuna winner
- Vijay Mala Bhanot: former athlete, represented India twice in Asian Games; Arjuna winner
- Mohinder Amarnath: former cricketer, Man of the Match for the semi-final and the final of the victorious Cricket World Cup 1983; Arjuna winner
- Ashok Dewan: former hockey player, member of India's 1975 World Cup winning team