SGTB Khalsa College

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This article is about Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar Khalsa College, located in the North campus of the University of Delhi. For Khalsa College in Karolbagh, Delhi, see Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College. For the one in Amritsar, 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

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

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 institutes 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 bear a gurudwara. Students and alumni of the college are termed as 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 college is named after the 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur.


The college offers the following courses:

  • B.A. (Hons)
  • B.A. (Hons) in Business Economics also known as B.B.E.
  • B.Com.(Hons)
  • B.Com. (Programme)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Electronics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology
  • B.Sc. in Life Science
  • B.Sc. in 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, was one of the rugby training venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The sporting facilities are being further upgraded.

Students of the college have received invitations to participate in international sporting competitions.

College societies[edit]

Academic societies[edit]

  • Aakriti - the zoology society
  • Raah - the Business Economics society; festival: Perspica; society magazine: Bizonomist
  • The Commerce Society; festival: Comzone
  • Ecotryst - economics society; festival: Convergence and Annual Economic Conclave; Society Magazine: E-Quest
  • 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 Nitesh Rohilla.

Co-curricular / extracurricular societies[edit]

  • Confero - MUN Society had its first model united nation held on the 18th and 19th of April 2015.
  • 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. This was founded in 2007 and currently Intracollege & Intercollege Debate competitions, Parliamentary Debate & Youth Parliament are organised by this society. This is enumerated in one of the best debating societies of Delhi University.
  • 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

Dramatics society[edit]

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.[1]

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, 1971-1992
  • Udham Singh, 1988
  • Tirath Singh, 1988-1995
  • D.S. Claire, 1995-2005
  • Jaswinder Singh, 2005–present

Academic work[edit]

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.

It offers a dual credential programs in collaboration with University of the Fraser Valley and Avans.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • 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


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