Banaarsi Dass Arya College, situated on Haquiqat Road in Jalandhar Cantt., re-accredited by NAAC, Bangalore, and earlier known as B.D. Araya Girls College owes its inception to two great visionaries-Lala Bishamber Dass Ji, a philanthropist, and Sh. Ramesh Chander Javed ji, an educationist, from Jalandhar Cantt., who dreamt of providing a place of higher education for girls in this area. The aim was to cater to the girls of Jalandhar Cantt., and the nearly 100 plus villages surrounding the cantonment area. Thus, the college founded in 1970 has always adapted itself to the changing times, focusing on global competency. Today, the farsightedness of our founding father stands as a living embodiment in the form of this premiere institution of higher learning, carrying forward the inspiring motto, Priyam Sarvasya Pashyat, meaning, “Welfare for All”.
Up-gradation, being the latest catchword, our college has introduced co-education to provide a holistic education to the students to keep them abreast of the latest developments in the field of knowledge. We offer undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the fields of Humanities, Commerce, Science and Computer Science- a combination of traditional, theoretical, practical and vocational subjects.
Education is the light that empowers, the fragrance that enriches, the beauty that mesmerises, the divinity that enlightens, and the strength that fortifies the purpose of education. So, we, at B.D. Arya, provide avalanche of opportunities to our students to excel in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, sports, etc. We strive to provide a platform where the student is holistically educated, encompassing physical (physiological), mental (cognitive), social, emotional (psychological) and spiritual growth. We aim that our students become a resource for tomorrow. We accentuate learning by synergy and collaboration and this surely comes with a positive attitude towards life.
Our curricular and practices are consistently reviewed to ensure that we are following the most updated best practices, meeting all regulations and addressing the future needs of our students.
In addition to the prolific academic learning, the students are inspired to partake in seminars, webinars, workshops, extension lectures, group discussions, etc., and join national welfare programmes like NCC, NSS etc. Our well qualified and meticulous faculty members have adapted to explore alternative methods for content delivery, student evaluation and effective engagement of human resources in this New Normal atmosphere of learning due to the pandemic Covid-19.
With its highly acclaimed and glorious legacy, B.D. Arya has played the catalytic role in its immediate neighbourhood, bringing to life Nelson Mandela’s famous thought: Education is the most important weapon you can use to change the world. Accordingly, the college offers hefty fee waivers to needy students, and the merit position holders at University are also bestowed with fee concessions as per the college norms, The institution is proud to produce a number of excellent students, be it in academics, cultural activities or sports, who in the future take the reputation of the college to new heights. The college remains in touch with the alumni and the stakeholders through the college website www.bdarya.net, email groups and social networking sites.
As Continuous improvement is a continuous process, we have miles and miles to go but definitely, we can say with conviction that as a collaborative effort of the management, the principal, the staff and the students, we are going in the right direction and are committed to continue doing so with commitment and iron determination. Thus, clearly stating the belief, Learning Never Stops.
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