Historical Perspective

Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government College, Faridabad is one of the oldest and the most distinguished college of the region. Established in 1971, the college is situated in Sector 16 A, in the heart of the city. Spread out in sprawling campus of 12.5 Acres, the college boasts of a proud history, with national and international achievements in Sports, Cultural Activities and National Service Scheme. The college has on its roll of honour many distinguished alumni, beginning with hon’ble Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar, the present Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Government of India. As a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, he represents the Faridabad constituency in the state of Haryana. The college has given cricketers like Vijay Yadav, Athletes like Ajay Ratra, International Wrestlers like Neha Rathi, Parkour miracle Ziley Mawai and Popular Bollywood Singers like Himani Kapoor. Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Director, Sarvodaya Group of Hospitals, too has been a product of this college, and has brought fame and glory in the domain of health services in the region.

The college has been a centre of excellence, and has received extensive patronage from the state government throughout. At present, the morning and evening shifts of the college are serving more than 6000 students. Being a centre of IGNOU, New Delhi, the college is an important hub of distance education as well.

The new building of the college is currently under construction, with state-of-the-art facilities. At present also, the college is one of the four colleges in the whole state, with a start-up incubator. Moreover, the college has some of the most qualified faculty in the whole state, with research experience at national and international levels. Academics along with Skill Development and Trainings, to improve our excellent placement programme is under a renewed focus. The college has always played a leading role in NSS, Youth Red Cross, Red Ribbon, Women Studies and Development Cell, NCC Army & Navy, and other co-curricular activities involving community outreach and has established a long-standing tradition of give and take with people of the city and surrounding areas.

A bastion of cultural activities, the college has groomed and nurtured talent in Music, Theatre and Folk Arts. Street theatre for gender parity, social justice and harmony is one of the special areas, where regular performances bring the students together in hundreds, and the annual inter-college festival of women cell ‘Yugantar’ has kept its date with the students of the region, for the last 11 years. The college is a quizzers’ paradise, with a vibrant Quiz Club, along with various clubs and subject societies creating resonances that serve the goals of holistic education and all-round growth of our students.

As we enter a new decade, the college is poised to put the National Policy of Education into practice in both letter and spirit. A whole new era of excellence in the college life is both, a promise and an invitation to participate.