About Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, [ASSMC] Nawan Shehar
The college was established in 1994 by Sardar Gurcharan Singh Shergill and his associates in memory of his son Amardeep Singh Shergill who passed away during his studies at London School of Economics in 1992. Sardar Shergill established the Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial Trust and nominated 7 trustees; gradually the strength was raised to 9. They are:
- Mr. G S Shergill
- Mr. Sadhu Singh Shergill
- Dr. Jagjit Singh Sanghera
- Mr. Jaswinder Singh Atwal
- Mr. Mohan Singh Kandola
- Ms Ravinder Kaur Shergill
- Mr. Sohan Singh Dhillon
- Mr. Surinder Singh Bains
- Dr. Amarjit Singh
In December 1994 Dr. S. S. Johl was nominated as lifetime Chairman of the College Managing Committee. On July 7, 2007 Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar took over the college.
A college with a difference" as envisioned by the former chairman Managing Committee Dr. S. S. Johl, renowned agricultural economist, policy maker and educationist has been at the vanguard of academics since 1994. Our mission is to provide value based education & training to the rural youth. Under the guidance of a visionary like Dr.S.S.Johl who was honoured with Padam Bhushan by Govt. of India and has served two universities as Vice Chancellor, the college grew by leaps and bounds. The institution was established in the memory of Amardeep Singh Shergill, an illustrious student of London School of Economics, who passed away in the prime of his youth. He was the only son of Mrs. Surinder Kaur and S. Gurcharan Singh Shergill, NRIs from England. Instead of taking recourse to grief, the parents found comfort and solace in serving the noble cause of spreading the light of knowledge amongst rural youth. With the cooperation of veteran S. Sadhu Singh Shergill, Dr. Amarjit Singh and their NRI friends, the bereaved parents decided to open a college in their native village Mukandpur. The College Trust, Overseas Committee, Managing Committee, Principal and Staff worked together in harmony to achieve the objectives and took the college to the zenith.
The college is approved to get grants under section 2(F) and 12(B) from the U.G.C. The management did well to create an infrastructure of highest standards. The triple storeyed main building of the college encompasses all the facilities necessary for imparting modern education. It houses a double storeyed library, which has more than 29000 books on its open shelves. 15 Newspapers and 40 magazines, journals and periodicals adorn its stands. The library has an E-Book section also. The students can view the educational C.D‟s in the library. Our students have access to 51000 e-books and 2100 e- journals through Inflibnet. Dedicated internet connectivity and Photostat machine is also available in the library. The college have well equipped Physics ,Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Zoology ,Home Science, Child Care, Music, , English, Dress Designing and Automobile Maintenance labs. There is a separate Computer Sci. & and I.T Block, which has six state of the art Computer Labs with 150 computers & Internet service of 6Mbps(1:1). There is a separate Seminar Hall with a seating capacity of 170 persons. Gymnasium with its latest imported machines is a cynosure of all the eyes. Darshan Gill Sports Complex has a track of four hundred meter and playgrounds for Football, Hockey, Volleyball and Handball. A Multi-purpose Hall for indoor games and other gatherings. Close circuit cameras and public address systems have been installed in the college.
Teachers are provided accommodation in 24 beautifully built flats. Girl‟s hostel has been providing its services since 2005. Computers and broad band internet connection is available in the hostel. A fleet of nine buses carries the girl students to college daily. A generator of 125KVA is installed for continuous power supply during power cuts. The beautiful open-air theatre helps our students to nurture their academic and cultural capabilities .We perform considerably well in the youth festivals and win a number of prizes. In sports, the college has already won the University Championship for five consecutive years in „B‟ Division. Our weightlifters have excelled at the national level winning top slots. Free of cost wrestling coaching in collaboration with Harbans Singh Purewal Sports and Education Academy is being started from this session.