The College History
General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College, Patiala functioning under the dynamic leadership of Jathedar Avtar Singh, President, SGPC, Sri Amritsar, is one of Punjab’s premier Institutes of higher learning. Setup in the heart of the royal city of Patiala, the campus is spread across 20 acres of Urban and 20 acres of serenity at village Dhablan. The campus is home to 5200 students, more than 200 faculty and a large and efficient team of support staff. The Institute is reputed for its state of the art infrastructure, well stocked library, advanced technology labs and Science labs. All these facilities have made Khalsa College Patiala a much sought after institution in the state.
The college embarked on an unprecedented journey in 1960 with 37 students on its rolls offering a few programmes but today it can proudly claim to have introduced a series of a programmes with an aim to develop the skill set of students which are in consonance with the ever evolving market scenario.
Besides running traditional programmes in Humanities, Science, Computer Science and Commerce the college took initiative to introduce B.Com Accounting and Finance, B.Sc. (CSM) and takes pride to proclaim that it has started a course of its own kind- Master of Leadership Development. This course has been designed and developed exclusively by us strictly in accordance with the needs of the market and this course has been approved by University Grants Commission under the Innovative Course Scheme and the college has also been given financial assistance to run the course smoothly. The college was one of the few colleges who were selected to run Community College Scheme of UGC. Two programmes are running successfully under this scheme – Advanced Diploma in Green House Technology and Advanced Diploma in Auto Electrical and Electronics. Both the programmes are very flexible with multiple entry and exit points for benefit of students. Under skill development scheme of UGC the college was granted B.Voc. in Food Processing & Engineering and B.Voc. in Software Development. All these programme follow choice based credit system. In this regard various MOU’s have been signed with Industry to give students practical exposure.
Khalsa College Patiala enjoys the benefit of MOU’s signed by SGPC for its Institutions. The college benefits from the partnership and collaboration made with more than five universities from across the world. The partnership provides for students and faculty an atmosphere for research and student exchange programme. The MOU’s ensure academic excellence for mutual benefit and fruitful academic and professional initiatives in teaching and research.
The college works in two shifts thus making maximum use of its resources. The college has a complete Wi-Fi campus, air conditioned on-line library with more than 30,000 books, Soft Skills Labs, Well-equipped Gymnasium, Computer and Science Labs and Smart Classrooms, ATM, Stationary and Photocopy Shop. These facilities are put to maximum use by the faculty who believes in constantly upgrading themselves. They believe that learning never stops and they keep on updating themselves about the changes taking place all around. They are encouraged to participate in conferences and seminars to groom themselves. Many of them are working on research projects which equip them with newer methods of teaching.
Our students excel in academics, sports and cultural activities due to the efforts made by the college. They bring laurels to college with their tireless efforts by bagging positions at University Exams. They also bring a name to college in cultural activities and many of our sports persons have won positions at International and National Level. Department of Mathematics have produced position holders, who have bagged positions at university level.
Our alumni hold strong and prominent positions at International and National level. Their positions at that level speaks volumes of our former students who keep coming to their college to share their views with us. Their guidance proves very useful to our present students and also for the college who strives to incorporate their valuable ideas into their scheme of planning.
The college strongly believes in teaching beyond syllabus to hone the personality of students. The college has various clubs and societies to bring to the fore the talent of students. Students contribute their writings to the college magazine ‘The Patiala’ published every year. Various educational and Industrial tours are organised to give exposure to students.
The college has established Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance, Counselling and Placement Centre with a purpose to train the students vigorously to ace interviews and group discussion rounds. The center has an excellent and enviable track record of placements. The Publication Cell of the college has published 11 books.
In short the college is making greater strides than ever towards making Khalsa College Patiala strongest..