DBS (PG) College Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Inspired by the ideals of great social reformer of nineteenth centuary, Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the college was estalished in July 1961 in Dehradun by Dayanand Shiksha Sansthan, Kanpur then named as D.A.V College Trust and Management Society. The College memorizes an eminent educationist, a legal luminary, philanthropist and a legendary of Arya Samaj Dr. Brijendra Swarup, M.A., LL.B., LL.D. after whom the college was named as Dayanand Brijendra Swarup (Post-Graduate) College, Dehradun abbreviated and popularly known as D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehradun. It was founded and brought up under the guidance and blessings of Dr. (Late) Virendra Swarup, the Chairman of U.P. Legistative Council. After Dr. Virendra Swarup, his eldest son Shri Jagendra Swarup took rein of the trust and college. Shri Jagendra Swarup was a man of great personality and served the college in capacity of Secretary and chairman almost for four decades till he breathed his last on 30 July 2014. Since then Shri Manvendra Swarup Advocate is looking after the college as secretary Board of Management.

The D.B.S. (P.G.) College is situated in the heart of city and is having easy accessibility. The campus was formerly a part of Rispana river bed, which was a perennial river flowing down from the Mussoorie hills of Himalayan Ranges. One can watch towering Mussoorie Hills of the north and relatively dwarf hill of Shiwaliks in the south.

HISTORY: THE GLORIOUS 50 YEARS

‘Rome was not built in a day’. D.B.S. (PG) College, Dehradun is an example of such a statement since its humble beginning in July 1961.It has been a long and an eventful journey to attain its position as a numero uno college of the region.

This all had been possible with the untiring efforts of (Late) Dr. Virendra Swarup, MLC, Advocate and Chairman, Legislative council U.P and president, D.A.V College Trust and Management Society, Kanpur (UP) and the founder Principal Dr. Mata Baksh Srivastava who were the chief architects in founding, raising and manning this highly growing college of unique combinations and distinctions.

The college was started in July 1961 having a couple of rooms and with only 93 students spread over the departments of Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Military Studied and Economics after proper affiliation with Agra University up to degree level. In 1962, Physics was added as an additional subject in B.Sc., in 1965 departments of Geology and Geography were upgraded to Post-graduate levels. Same year the college was transferred to Meerut University. Economics was upgraded to PG level and affiliation was also granted for under Graduate Classes in Hindi, English, Sociology, Zoology, and Botany in 1966. Keeping in view the outstanding performance of the college, Meerut University also granted affiliation in Post Graduate classes of M.Sc. (Physics), M.A./M.Sc. (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Chemistry) in 1969. The enrolment of 93 students had increased to 1500 and whole of the building which exists today was built in an initial span of just 12 years.

During this short period, the college niched in the area of higher education in Northern India owing to its excellent university results and merit positions. Dr. Mata Baksh Srivastava forever lurks in the minds of those who practice education and discipline. His zeal and vision had been exemplary.

After retirement of Dr. M.B. Srivastava on 30 June 1973, Dr. T. Singh took over the charge of principal ship. Same year the affiliation of the college was shifted to the newly formed Garhwal University from Meerut University Dr. T. Singh (1973-1977) the renowned Zoologists focused on research work. During his tenure several eminent educationists and scientists visited the college and it will not be out of place to mention the impressions of some of them about this college:

Dr. Alekseev and Dr. Tseitlin from Academy of Science USSR remarked- “We had an opportunity to get an acquaintance with the departments, laboratories and library of the DBS College we must out line that the noble activity of the Staff and the Principal of the college should be highly appreciated. The staff is experienced and energetic. The up-to-date equipments are widely useful for the training of students”

Shri B.D Bhatt the first Vice-Chancellor, Garhwal University says-“With its neatness and orderliness and its imposing building the campus makes a happy visual impression. As far as I was able to gather the college Laboratories are very well equipped and well looked after. The members of the staff are alert and enthusiastic”.

Dr. Ram Mohan Singh joined D.B.S. (P.G.) College as principal in 1977 and headed our prestigious institution for more than a decade. Besides studies he had given a new thrust in the field of sports to the college. In 1979, North Zone Inter-varsity football tournament and in 1984 North Zone Inter-varsity Basket-ball tournament were hosted by our College. After retirement of Dr. Ram Mohan Singh a very senior and devoted teacher of college, Dr. B.B. Raizada took over the charge from Dr. Ram Mohan Singh in October 1987. Dr. Raizada during his term emphasized on excellence in teaching and quality education. At the same time the students were encouraged to actively participate in socio-cultural activities, NCC, CDI, Rovers and Rangers, Red Cross Society etc.

When Dr R.K. Pandey took the baton as principal in 1995, the other era of sustained progress started. The session 2001-2002 witnessed the up gradation, by having Self-Finance PG classes in M.A. English and M.Sc. Botany. M.Sc. Geology opened two new specializations namely: Remote Sensing and Environmental Geology. Department of Science and Technology (DST) had indentified the Department of Geology and Physics of the college and sanctioned grant under FIST scheme.

After the R.K. Pandey, Dr. O.P. Kulshrestha took the charge of the college on 18th Dec. 2009 in permanent capacity. Dynamic, energetic, visionary with an excellent managerial skill, Dr Kulshrestha’s priority rested on developing a worn-down infrastructural facility and to tackle serious issues of indiscipline, creation of a conducive academic atmosphere in the campus. D.B.S. (P.G.) College has now a well-equipped Multifunctional Language Lab to boost Communication Skills, Personality Development and Phonetic training. An Earth Science Lab for the student of Geography and Geology and a Modern Bio Sciences Lab for the student of life Sciences. A fully furnished Sabhagar named as Swarn Jayanti Sabhgaar with a seating capacity of about 200 student and 05 new classrooms were added. All class rooms and laboratories are connected with Public Address System and internet connectivity has been provided to all the departments and offices.

Uttarakhand Technical University has accorded affiliation to three professional courses namely—M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Microbiology and B.Lib. & I.Sc. under self finance mode from the session 2012-2013.

Under merged scheme from UGC and now in 12th plan the college has been imparting free coaching for the SC, ST, OBC, minorities and general students for preparation of the competitive Examination of Civil Services, NET/SLET, Banking and other services. It is matter of great pride that our students are selected in Civil Services, GATE, NET, GSI and other competitive examinations.

Besides teaching, the teachers and scholars of the college are always actively engaged to pursue research work. The National seminars and workshops sponsored by UGC, CSIR, UCOST, ICMR, BOITAC etc. are frequently organized by different departments. A grand and dignified convocation was organized on 4th November 2011 on the eve of Golden Jubliee year of the college. Now the college has full strength of 2900 students.

A great achievement for the college occurred when the University Grants Commission bestowed honour upon the college by declaring it as, “A College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)” with a heart warming grant of Rs. One Crore.

The alumni of the college have shown outstanding performance in their chosen fields and many of them are in key and very prestigious positions in different parts of the country and abroad. Shri O.P. Bhatt, Ex-Managing Director of State Bank of India and presently chairman TISCO, Justice B.S. Verma, Sr. Judge High Court, Uttarakhand, Dr. P.C. Navani, Director NIRM, Dr. R.P. Reditt D.G., GSI, Dr. B.R. Arora Director WIHG, Dr. S.S. Negi, Director IRDE, Dr. Navin Juyal, Scientist H, Physical Research Laboratory(PRL), Ahemdabad, Dr. Asha Arora, Sr. Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. S.S. Negi, Additional Sectary Ministry of Forest and Environment Govt. of India, Shri Dhirendra Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator, Shri K.N. Bhatnagar, IAS, Shri Suresh Chandra Muyal (IAS), Dr. D.P. Joshi, Chairman Public Service Commission Uttarakhand, Dr. Vikram Singh Super Nephrologist , Lt. General Mukesh Bansal , Major General Subhash, and Shri Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament are few names to be quoted. Most recently in 2016 a student of M.Sc. Chemistry named Mr. Sagar Fauzdaar stood first in All India NET Examination.

It is matter of great honour that in recent past Mr. Aaditya Mamgain, Miss. Neha Nautiyal and Mr. Aaditya Dalela have been selected in Indian Administrative Services (IAS). The selection of Mr. Hemant Sati in IAS (Main) on 31st May 2017 is a great feather in our cap.

Now the colleges is a center for academic excellence and achievements and is one of the finest institution for science and Arts.

OUR VISION

The vision of the college is to provide quality education, value system and develop quest for excellence and global competence among the students in tune with national Higher Education policy and to encourage the over-all personality development of the students thereby increasing their abilities, creative talent and excellence.

OUR MISSION

Mission
  • To become as a centre of excellence in higher education.
  • To enhance the human capabilities and potential to the fullest extent and achieve the excellence by enabling students to be more creative and innovative.
  • To be a bridge between the urban-hill(rural) divide taking the benefits of education to the hilly and the marginalized aiming at their empowerment.
  • To help disadvantaged groups, such as woman, SC, ST, OBC and minority, so that they can improve their performance in studies and get the rightful place in the society.
  • Strengthen physical and academic infrastructure and human resources of the college by incorporating modern means of teaching and learning aids such as NM- ICT and Edu-Sat.
  • To facilitate overall development of the students by quality education.
  • To eradicate prejudices and to ensure equality for all.
  • No discrimination on the basis of sex, caste, creed and religion.
  • To inculcate sense of responsibility, character building, spirit of cooperation and empowerment of women for self esteem, thought building of equality and strength.
  • To impart quality education to help students in developing proficiency and abilities which will further inculcate self confidence, decision making power & leadership qualities in them.
D.B.S. (P.G.) College Dehra Dun - 248001 (Uttarakhand) India TelFax: +91.135.2654757
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