Shri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur, a Multi Faculty, Post Graduate, Co-Educational College is a premier Institution in the rural area of District Hoshiarpur (Punjab). The establishment of the College in 1946 was the fruit which the selfless and tireless efforts of two visionaries, namely Sant Baba Hari Singh Kaharpuri, the Founder President of the Sikh Educational Council and S. Harbhajan Singh, the Founder Principal, bore. Both these great souls were motivated by the missionary zeal of providing higher education to the socially, economically and educationally deprived people of this rural, backward and kandi area.
SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH KHALSA COLLEGE, MAHILPUR, DISTT. HOSHIARPUR (PUNJAB), INDIA
The College is situated on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh Road at a distance of 22 kilometres from Hoshiarpur, 37 kilometres from Phagwara, 35 kilometres from Nangal Dam and 45 kilometres from Una (Himachal Pradesh) in the foothills of Shivalik Range. The college campus is spread over 28 acres of land with imposing buildings in lush green, pollution-free environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It has a serene and soothing ambience which has gone a long way in shaping its rich academic, sports and cultural history.
The College which during the initial years of its growth imparted education in only two Faculties, i.e. Arts and Science, has shown a tremendous transformative capability over the years that has led to its emergence as a top-notch educational centre amongst the premier institutions of higher learning in northern India. In view of the new emerging global trends in the field of education, the College has been redefining and redesigning its educational policies by introducing new courses, both at the Under Graduate as well as Post Graduate levels, in the Faculties of Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Commerce, Computer Science, Physical Education, Fashion Designing and Agriculture with the sole objective of turning out physically fit, professionally competent, morally sound, mentally healthy and socially aware young boys and girls who are adequately equipped and fully armed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Mahilpur is known as the nursery of football in Asia and right from its inception, the College has been serving as the lifeline of this nursery by offering the requisite infrastructure in the form of vast, well-maintained playgrounds as well as proper coaching facilities. No wonder, the care with which this sport has been nurtured at this College has made it emerge as one of the major strengths of the Institution. The supportive managing committee and the dedicated staff work in tandem to make learning for the students a fruitful experience by adding new dimensions to the vision of the founding fathers of this temple of learning.
Besides providing the students with ample opportunities and infrastructure to become professionally qualified, the College aims at fulfilling the objectives of chiselling their personalities in such a way as to enable them to perform their personal, professional and social roles with aplomb; instilling in them proper attitude for effecting harmonious cohesion between traditional values and modern outlook; imparting to them holistic education which not only enhances their employability but also sensitises them to contemporary socio-politico-economic, ethno-religious and techno-environmental concerns of local as well as global import; inspiring them to make pursuit of excellence in thought and action a motto of their lives; and empowering them with suitable professional skills and strategies and positive mental and emotional orientation to become a part of the continuous march of mankind towards a better tomorrow.
Excellence has ever been the hallmark of academics, sports and cultural activities at this College. Since its beginning, the Institution has produced innumerable brilliant minds who have made their mark in such varied and diverse fields as armed forces, science, letters, education, administration, medicine, sports, engineering, politics, et.al. The following list of the distinguished alumni of the College gives a peep into its glorious heritage:
The College is running Gandhian Studies Centre and Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under the scheme of Epoch-Making Social Thinkers of India during the XI Plan. The objectives of these Centres are to acquaint both teachers and students with the thoughts, actions and works of these outstanding social icons and pursue studies, research and fieldwork-based extension Programmes.
WOMEN’S STUDIES CENTRES
Keeping in view the amelioration of women’ conditions in India, particularly in rural-backward regions and to enhance the accessibility of basic needs like education, employment, health and law to them, the College is successfully running the Centre for Women’s Studies sponsored by the University Grants Commission.