About Sikh National College, [SNC] Gurdaspur
Sikh National College, one of the oldest and historical educational institutions of the region, was established in June 1938 at Lahore, with S. Niranjan Singh as its founder principal. It was the first college in the whole country, whose building fluttered the Tricolour (Tringa) as a symbol of National character. It was the dream of the people of the time to build an idealistic institute committed to National ideals that would mould the character of students into non-communal brotherhood. For the purpose, Principal Niranjan Singh had the backing as well as co-operation of Baba Bhola Singh, Master Kehar Singh, Giani Kartar Singh, Master Tara Singh and Bawa Harkishan Singh Ji. Sikh Educational Society (S. E. S.) was registered in Lahore with Baba Bhola Singh as President and Master Kehar Singh as the Secretary to manage the college affairs.
Sardar Bahadur Inder Singh Ji, in Jan. 1938, laid the foundation stone of the college. He donated one Lac rupees to the college and was elected as President of the S. E. S. The major cash fundings to the college came from various Gurdwara Committees of Sikh shrines namely, Darbar Sahib Amritsar, Nankana Sahib, Punja Sahib and Taran Taran Sahib. The college building was constructed in a record time of three months. A local Managing Committee was formed and S. Baldev Singh (The First Defense Minister of Independent India) and S. Sampuran Singh were elected as the President and the Vice-President respectively.
As the country edged towards the partition, the functioning of the college was abandoned at Lahore in June 1947 and it was shifted at Qadian, in March 1948, with staff- Prof. Pritam Singh, S. Niranjan Singh, Sh. Des Raj, Sh. Baken Lal (Lib.), S. Balbir Singh (Clerk), Tara Singh (Lab Attendant), S. Karam Singh and Sh. Amarnath. It was a big challenge for these people to reestablish the college, but they bravely faced and overcome the difficulties of the way. Principal Niranjan Singh appointed Major Kartar Singh as the acting principal of the college and Later on, Bawa Harkishan Singh ji was made the first Principal of the college in post-Independent era.
Why to Join Sikh National College, Gurdaspur, Punjab?
- Faculty: The College has eminent faculty members who are friendly and motivating to the students. The college has friendly and peaceful environment to enhance the learning process.
- Placement: The College has its placement cell which helps to assist alumni and current students to get jobs in good companies. The college has excellent placement records, and many students of the college are internationally well renowned.
- Facilities: The College has spacious classrooms in the beautiful historical building. Moreover, the college is also building a new block with collaboration of Punjab Government. The classrooms are well equipped with audio-visual stuffs like projectors, VCR, etc. to enhance the learning process. The college also has a canteen, laboratories and computer labs available to students. There is also Guru Hargobind Stadium inside the college to promote the sports as an extracurricular activity in the college. The college also has a library with a vast collection of books and magazines. The college has a total of 32876 books and subscribes to 22 daily newspapers. New books are also added to the college library every year as per requirement of students and faculty members.
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