SGTB Khalsa College
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ਅਘਾਹਾ ਕੂ ਤ੍ਰਾਘਿ (Punjabi)Aghaha Ku Traghi
Motto in English
|Principal||Dr. Jaswinder Singh|
|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 premises has 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. (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 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 Genereal 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 - 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
- Ankur - Dramatics society
- 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
- Maninder Singh: former cricketer turned commentator
- Shyam Lal: former gymnast, represented India twice in Olympics; Arjuna winner
- Mohinder Amarnath: former cricketer