Besides imparting quality education to the students, the college adhering to its mission of serving the society, also ventures into the domains of noble activities.
Inculcation of Vedic Values among students through HawanYajna.
The educational philosophy of D.A.V. is encompassed in its very name- Dayanand Anglo Vedic where ‘A’ stands for Anglo- English i.e. western scientific knowledge and ‘V’ stands for Vedic i.e. time honored Vedic values. To carry forward this illustrious legacy, D.A.V. College Bathinda zealously follows the tradition of holding Yajnas and Hawans.
HawanYajna carries a lot of significance not only for individuals performing and participating in it but also for the purification of the environment. It is performed in thecollege campus to inculcate peace and moral values among students.
Standing by the doctrine of DAV philosophy, hawans are solemnized at the commencement of each semester which is attended by the Chairman, Local Managing Committee, the Principal, the teaching and the non-teaching staff and the students. Yajnas, along with the chanting of the Holy Mantras help in purifying the atmosphere. It thus becomes our moral duty to maintain a favorable and oxygen rich atmosphere.
Rain water harvesting structures and utilization in the campus
The college is located at a low lying level area of the town, therefore, during monsoon, water logging has been a serious problem in the college campus. In order to cope up with this problem, a rain water harvesting unit has been installed in the college premises. It has been constructed keeping in view the basic structure requirement for setting up of such units. There are proper drains which lead to the pit made for the purpose of rainwater harvesting. Various filters have been used so as to filter out leaves and debris.
- The filter helps collection of only clean water which is ready to use for any non-potable need.
- Harvesting of rain water helps in water conservation and maintenance of ground water table level.
- It increases the soil moisture and excess water is also used for watering plants.
- In long term the harvesting of water increases the ground water table through recharge.
- The water pumps are installed in the campus to utilize ground water during the acute emergencies for irrigation in summer.
- It helps in the conservation of environment along with solving the drainage problem in the college.
Waste Management steps including:
- Solid waste management
- Liquid waste management
- E-waste management
Solid Waste Management
There is a proper arrangement of solid waste management, liquid waste management and E-waste management within the college campus. The College has its own sewage treatment plant for disposing off the wastes.
- Tree leaves, cutting and pruning of trees, mowing of grass etc. are collected as organic wastes and recycled properl
- Dustbins are used for waste materials at different locations.
- Old news-papers and scrap are sold off to the vendors.
- Use of plastic bags is banned in canteens, and paper bags are being used.
- Lifting of garbage has been outsourced.Liquid Waste Management
- O. Plant is installed to ensure safe drinking water for the individuals. The waste water of R.O. plant is used for watering the plants in lawns and gardens. The TDS level of water is monitored regularly and displayed on the board outside the R.O. plant.
- The Chemical solutions used in chemistry laboratories are disposed off through proper drainage systems.
- Proper drainage system ensuring no water accumulation and wastage.
- Proper sewage pipes to avoid any kind of problem in disposal of waste products.
- Rain Water Harvesting system installed in order to combat the problem of water logging, making improvements in the quality of ground water, reduction in soil erosion and minimization of choking of storm water drains.
- Increase in use of e-mails and pen-drives, has resulted into negligible use of CDs and DVDs.
- The non-working and old computers, projectors, printers, scanners, photostat machines, refrigerators; air conditioners etc. are disposed off from time to time to authorized vendors.
- For official use and other communication purposes emails, e-portal, digital notices, whatsapp etc. are used to minimize the use of paper.
- To promote E-waste management among the students, “Best out of E-waste” competition is organized.
Inculcating Environmental Consciousness amongst Students
The college considers it as a top priority to protect the environment and thus takes many initiatives to sensitize the students towards environment protection.
- To reduce pollution, use of bicycles has been promoted amongst students, teaching and non-teaching staff by waiving off parking fee.
- Pedestrian friendly roads of interlocking tiles have been constructed in the college campus to keep the campus clean.
- Making the campus plastic free is also one of the major concerns of the college authorities.Recyclable bags, stainless steel and glass utensils are used in the college canteen instead of plastic bags.
- For official use and other communication purposes, emails, e-corner, digital notices, whatsapp etc. are used to minimize the use of paper.
- NSS organizes many activities such as cleanliness drive under Swacch Bharat Abhiyaanand tree plantation every year.
- Trees, grass and flower beds are grown and planted in the entire college campus which not only adds to the beautification of the college but also provides healthy and clean environment to breathe in.
- College maintains a Botanical garden including medicinal plants and herbs.
- The practice of rain water harvesting has also been put into use so as to check any wastageof water.
- Sufficient number of display boards, wall paintings put up to educate students on various issues like cleanliness and environmental consciousness.
- Environmental Science is taught to the students to create environmental consciousness among them.
- Besides, one generator of 7 KW and two generators of 15 KW, one new eco-friendly, noiseless generator of 82.5 KW have also been installed. It has helped in reduction of CO2 and smoke emission.
- CFLs replaced by LEDs.
Scholarships/Financial Aid Other Than Government Schemes
We believe that an educational institution is a vehicle to reach one’s life goals, but coming across many determined and talented students who fall short of their goals because of financial limitations, inspire us to provide scholarship to economically disadvantaged students and motivate the deserving students to translate their endeavours into action. The following scholarships are thus provided to the students:
i) *MAHARISHI DAYANAND AWARD FOR ACADEMICS & SPORTS EXCELLENCE:
|First Position in University||Rs. 5,000/-|
|Second Position in University||Rs. 4,000/-|
|University Merit List from 3rd to 10th Position||Rs. 3,000/-|
|95% and Above Marks in Board Exam||Total Freeship (Only Compulsory Charges)|
|90% to 94.9% Marks in Board Exam||Rs. 5,000/-|
|85% to 89.9% Marks in Board Exam||Rs. 4,000/-|
|80% to 84.9% Marks in Board Exam||Rs. 3,000/-|
|First Position Holders in the Class (Minimum 90% Marks)||Rs. 3,000/-|
|Sports Persons of State/National level||Rs. 5,000/-|
(*This scholarship is available only at entry level)
ii)MAHATMA HANS RAJ SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT:
|Single Girl Child||Rs. 5,000/-|
|Brother/Sister Concession||Rs. 2,000/-|
iii) MAHATMA ANAND SWAMI SHIKSHA SCHOLARSHIP
|Concession for Economically Weaker Section (General Category)||Rs. 3,000/-|
iv) SHIV CHAND GUPTA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to 50 needy students on the recommendation of the Principal and personal interview of the students by a philanthropist NRI.
v) GURU RAVIDAS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE TRUST (GREAT)
Financial assistance is limited up to 10 students.
vi) NISHKAM SIKH WELFARE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Financial assistance is provided on the basis of a written test which is conducted by the society itself every year. Maximum limit is Rs. 30,000/- per annum to a student.
Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for Students Belonging to The Minority Communities
Scholarships are awarded to the students belonging to Minority Communities (Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) under this category as per the guidelines issued by Government.
- Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose Parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh.
- Scholarships will not be given to more than two students in a family.
- The students should be regular in attendance minimum 75% attendance of student is compulsory in semester/annual
- A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship to the SC/BC Students
The scholarship under this category will be as per the following guidelines/conditions issued by Punjab Government:
- Minimum 75% attendance of student is compulsory in semester/annual.
- Annual income of whose Parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh for SC Students.
- Annual income of whose Parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh for BC Students.
- A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
- Students of SC category will deposit their college fee in full and they will get reimbursement from the Punjab Govt as and when the scholarship grant is released to be beneficiaries.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, caste certificate, Aadhar card, Bank account and income certificate is must.
The college aims at making the students sensitive towards mankind and to play a participative and constructive role towards the welfare of society. It also helps students in making them responsible and concerned. Blood donation camps are organised on the campus under the supervision of the NSS program officer, Prof. Vikas . The blood bank of Civil Hospital, Bathinda cannot cater to the needs of all the critical patients in need of blood in a very short span of time. Thus was felt the need of donating blood in cases of emergency by the college.
A blood donor group has been constituted in the college, wherein the students and the faculty come forward to the rescue of emergency patients. A list of volunteer blood donors has been prepared. The NSS program officer, Prof. Vikas Katia keeps in touch with well- known hospitals and NGOs of the city and share details on whatsapp, so that the need of blood can be fulfilled at the right time.
Computer Literacy Classes
In a noble bid to provide assistance to the elderly, the Department of Computer Science headed by Prof. Vandana Jindal, has introduced computer literacy classes for the senior citizens to make them self-reliant in the present scenario, where working knowledge of computers is required in every field. The senior citizens are taught about the basics of computers, online transactions, etc. which has elicited a favourable response.
Earn While Learn Scheme
The college has introduced this programme in order to encourage young students to learn about Dignity of Labour. This scheme aims at harnessing the immense potential of students as a valuable human resource and give students hands on experience and thereby prepare them better for taking up jobs in future. The students are selected under Earn While Learn Scheme on part time basis in the office for official work and are paid a decent honorariam per month. This not only enables meritorious and needy students to earn a reasonable amount every month but also prevents them from distractions and engages them in meaningful and positive activities. This initiative has contributed significantly in making the students self reliant and responsible. These students in their off hours render help with tasks in the accounts office and library such as data entry, maintaining records, library management etc. Thus not only the workload of the staff is minimized but the students also get hands–on knowledge which would certainly prove to be beneficial when they move out of college.. In order to prevent any kind of indiscrepancy there is a proper system of maintaining the daily working hours record register which remains under the supervision of the senior officials.
Imparting Kabaddi Training
The college has been providing free coaching for Kabaddi for several years. The efforts have been fruitful as many of the athletes trained under the guidance of Professor Madan Lal, Coach and Head, Department of Physical Education have been the participants in several National as well as International level Kabaddi tournaments and have brought laurels by winning several medals and trophies for the college which is noteworthy.
It is not only the students of the college who have benefitted from expert coaching provided, but coaching is also provided to army personnel in the premises.
Classes for Deaf and Dumb
In a continuous pursuit to cater to the society at large, the college provides space for conducting classes for deaf and dumb students on Sundays.
Donating Woolen Wear
Taking a step forward in contributing to the cause of ailing humanity and providing respite in extreme winters, the college in collaboration with a leading manufacturer distributes woolen wear to under-privileged and needy students.