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History of DAV

The Inception of DAV

Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) Trust and Management Society came into existence in 1886 to realize the prophetic vision of the great philosopher Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. It was registered under the Societies Act of 1860, and the same year the first DAV School was established at Lahore with Mahatma Hansraj as the Honorary Headmaster.

Today, DAV College Managing Committee is the largest non-government organization in the field of education in India. It has contributed to nation-building by pioneering private initiative in education. In more than 127 years long career span, DAV students have emerged as leaders in their chosen fields as Nobel laureates, Prime Ministers, scientists, sports persons, defense personnel, movie actors, media persons, CEO’s, making meaningful contributions to the economic and social development of India.

DAVCMC proudly runs over 780 educational institutions comprising public schools, grants-in-aid schools, colleges, institutes of professional education and research institutions. It also manages more than a hundred project and semi-project Schools for bluechip corporate houses such as ACC, Tata, Reliance, Adani and Public Sector Corporations such as BHEL, GAIL, SECL etc. DAVCMC discharges its social responsibility by running ashrams and orphanages for the underprivileged and destitute children and women.