Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College

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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)

Aghāhā Kū Trāghi
Motto in English
Look Forward
Type Coeducation
Established 1951
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 institute for Science, Commerce and Arts in India. It is located on the North campus of the university, in New Delhi, India. Students and alumni of the college are termed as Khalsaites. It was ranked Fifth in NAAC Accreditation for University Of Delhi. [1]


Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, a constituent college of University of Delhi, was established in 1951 and has been, since, maintained by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), a statutory body established under an act of the Parliament of India. The focus of the College at the time of inception was to ensure a comprehensive social transformation through access to quality education, in particular to young Punjabi Refugees of Partition in 1947, and to conserve and promote Punjabi language, culture, and heritage. The College is named after the Ninth Guru of Sikhism Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, who sacrificed his life to uphold secular values, and is an institution with cosmopolitan environment and progressive outlook. Khalsa College is a constituent of the University of Delhi.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.


Over the years, the College has carved a niche for itself and is known to be one of the leading colleges of University. At present there are 18 undergraduate programmes, 2 B.Tech. programmes, 12 postgraduate programmes, one postgraduate diploma, 2 undergraduate diplomas, and 9 certificate courses, making a total of 44 programmes. As of the session 2015-16 there were 3,768 students in these programmes, and 140 full-time teachers, out of which 101 permanent. During last four years, 57 teachers participated in various staff-development programmes. The college offers the following courses:


The college has a spacious playing field for hockey, cricket, and football, and facilities for indoor games like table tennis, carom, and chess, as well as a mini gymnasium. The Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex consists of a gymnasium. A squash racket room, three table tennis rooms, and changing rooms for players are also in this complex. The college has a 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.

College societies[edit]

Academic societies[edit]

  • BA Program Society;Festival:Revel
  • Aakriti - the zoology society
  • Catenation- The Chemistry 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
  • Dāstaan - The History Society
  • Physics and Electronics Society
  • Prakriti - botany society
  • Polis- political science society, festival- Eudaimonia
  • Aavritii - the Electronics society

The college magazine, The Tegh, consists of English, Hindi and Punjabi sections.

Co-curricular / extracurricular societies[edit]

  • ETRAM : The Western dance society
  • Confero - Confero is the Model United Nations Society. The society is operated by its dedicated member students belonging to various academic streams to debate and conduct discussions on a wide range of geo-political, economic and social issues existing in our world. Regular groups sessions along with simulations of various United Nations committees such as the General Assembly, U.N. Security Council, U.N.S.C.W. and other sessions on novel conferences such as the I.A.E.A and The 1999 Kargil War Council are conducted by the society conforming to prescribed international rules and diplomacy to enable its members to exponentially broaden their world-view and see global and local issues in a new light and formulate prospective solutions and raise awareness about international affairs that are relatively less famous.
  • Swarang - the music society.
  • Acrostic - poetry society. This was founded in 2012 by three students Niyati, Shakti and Malini under convenorship of Novy Kapadia 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
  • Ankur - Dramatics society

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]


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