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Pannalal Girdharilal Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (PGDAV) College is one of the oldest constituent college of the top ranking University of Delhi. It was founded in the year 1957 by D.A.V. College Managing Society, situated at one of the most prime and easily accessible location in Nehru Nagar (Opposite Srinivaspuri) on Ring Road with a sprawling campus. It can be easily reached not only from all corners of Delhi but also from the neighbouring towns of Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida. Very soon it will be only a short distance away from some of the Delhi Metro Stations in South Delhi.
PGDAV College is a co-educational institution. It is well-known for excellence not only in academics but also in sports and other co-curricular activities. It has eleven teaching departments, offering undergraduate courses of the University of Delhi in the broad disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences. It also offers instructions in post graduate courses in four subjects, viz. Commerce, Hindi, Maths and Political Science. Down the years the College has emerged as a centre of excellence under the stewardship of its highly qualified and experienced faculty. Many faculty members are associated with post graduate teaching, where they are guiding students at post graduate, M. Phil. and doctoral levels. Some of our faculty members have achieved high points in their life by even shifting to careers in administration (IAS etc.) and politics.
There are a number of socities and academic associations in various subjects which organize vaious activities both at inter class and inter college levels. This provides ample opportunities to our students to express themselves creatively, learn useful skills, broaden their horizons, and indulge in a healthy spirit of competition. Through these socities, associations, and even independently, our students have participated in academic and cocurricular activities at various platforms and have brought honours for themselves and for the college. Altogether the students are provided ample opportunities to hone their intellectual and cultural faculties.