P.G.D.A.V College was started in a modest way on the 17th of August 1957 by the D.A.V College Managing Committee, one of the biggest educational trust in the world. It started functioning in a small portion of D.A.V school on Chitragupta Road in Pharganj with a single digit number of teachers and double digit number of students. Progressing gradually in 1971, the college shifted to its own premises at a prime location between Lajpat Nagar and Ashram on the main Ring road.. Over a period, the college became coeducational and now has over two thousand students in the morning and one thousand students in our evening college. Our college is considered as one of the best institutions for all over development in South campus and Delhi university.
Courses: The college imparts honours in ten disciplines viz. B.Com(Hons), B.A.Hons in Mathematics, , History, Economics, Political Science, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and B.Sc(Hons) in Statistics and Computer Science. It is one of the few colleges to run the B.Sc( Gen) Mathematical sciences, which is a specialised course for mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics /Operational Research. The college also admits students for B.Com(pass) and the new B.A. programme. B.Com(Hons) hosts 120 students, B.Com(Pass) a 180 and B.A. Programme 120. Rest of the courses the admission level is about 30-40 students per batch.