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Lyallpur Khalsa College

Lyallpur Khalsa College is a multi-faculty co-educational college located in Jalandhar, Punjab. The college is one of the biggest colleges in region in context of student strength, academic courses offered and co-curricular and sports achievements. The college is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Currently, Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra is the principal of the college.

History



The college began its life journey in Lyallpur present day Faisalabad Pakistan in undivided Punjab with the establishment of Khalsa High School in 1908. The philanthropists of the city donated land and other resources for the establishment of the school. Noted Sikh statesman Master Tara Singh served as the first headmaster of the school and it was here that he got the title of 'Master' prefixed to his name. The school was later upgraded to a degree college in 1928. The bloody partition of the country led to reestablishment of the college in Jalandhar in 1947-48. Although much of the possessions of the institution remained behind, the college was still able to bring along a number of books from its library. Soon after its migration to Jalandhar, the college started post graduation in Punjabi and became the first college in the region to offer MA Punjabi. The affiliation of the college was transferred from Punjab University to Guru Nanak Dev University in 1969-70. The college is managed by a Governing Council which has been headed by key political figures S.Swaran Singh, the former Minister of External Affairs in the Government of India and S. Balbir Singh, former Member Rajyasabha and Loksabha. Currently, Mrs. Balbir Kaur is the president of the College Governing council.

Achievements

The college is one of the pioneer colleges in Punjab in the context of education in Computers, Biotechnology and Physiotherapy. It now offers a range of over 40 courses at degree, diploma and certificate levels in Arts, Commerce, Science, Computer and Physiotherapy Streams. The college has won the Overall Sports Championship of Guru Nanak Dev University for 21 times out of which it has been won for 11 times consecutively. The college has won the Overall Cultural Championship of the university. The college was accredited as A+ grade college by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2003. In 2011, the college was reaccredited as A grade college with a CGPA of 3.74. The College has been recognised as the College with Potential for Excellence by the University Grants Commission.

Notable Faculty

  • Prof. Falwinder Verma, Dr Surinder Mand,Dr. Harjinder Singh,Dr.Sukhdev Singh Nagra Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu (former Student at Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar)

    Hind Rattan Awardee(2014); Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (2002) for Punjab University, Chandigarh. Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar (Guru Nanak Dev University). Distinguished Professor of Research and Former Chairman (Educational & Counseling Psychology Department), University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Founder and Executive Director, Association of Mental Health Counseling (India). Elected President: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Published more than a dozen books, 60 book chapters and more than 50 journal articles in the field of professional counseling and psychotherapy. Presently serving as the Director of Research and Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision at Lindsey Wilson College. Kentucky Counseling Association a new research award in Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu's name on 20 May 2014, to be called, "Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu Award in Research and Innovation in Counseling."

    Notable alumni

    The college has a list of distinguished Alunni to its credit which include the following:
  • Prithviraj Kapoor, actor
  • Ajit Pal Singh, Captain, Indian National Hockey Team
  • Pargat Singh, Captain, Indian National Hockey Team
  • S.Buta Singh, Former Union Minister
  • S. Balbir Singh, Former Member Parliament
  • Surjit Singh Randhawa, hockey player
  • Dr.Waryam Singh Sandhu, Sahitya Academy Winner Punjabi Writer
  • Malkit Singh Punjabi Singer
  • Sarbjit Cheema, Punjabi Singer
  • Dr. Daya Singh Sandhu, Academician The college celebrates its Annual Alumni Meet every year on 5 December.