Why Khalsa College
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, the premier historical educational institution of Northern India, recognized as college having Potential For Excellence by the UGC in 2016, is ranked among the top institutions of country. The genesis of this great institution dedicated to selfless-service of humanity dates back to 1908, when it was established first as Khalsa School at Lyallpur (now known as Faislabad in Pakistan) and later developed into a college in 1926. After its reestablishment in Jalandhar in 1948 following the partition of the country, the college has established itself as a leader in the field of higher education. Currently, it is imparting quality education to more than 7500 students including over 3000 girls. The college was accredited as A grade college by the NAAC in 2004 and was reaccredited as A grade college with a high CGPA of 3.74 in 2011.
Synthesizing the best of traditional values with the best of modern knowledge, the college, during decades of its existence, has produced a large number of distinguished alumni who have made the country proud. The list includes the movie and theater icon late Sh. Prithviraj Kapoor, S. Buta Singh, former Home Minister of India, Late S. Balbir Singh, Ex-Member Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, S. Iqbal Singh former Governor Pudducherry, S. Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Chief Editor Daily Ajit Group of Newspapers, Dr. J.S. Puar, Former Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr. S.P. Singh, Former Vice Chancellor Guru Nanak Dev University, late S. Bharpur Singh former Chairman P.S.Ed.B., former Hockey Captains Padamshree S. Ajitpal Singh and Padamshree Pargat Singh, famous folk singers S. Malkit Singh and S. Sarabjit Singh Cheema etc.
The College offers an rich academic diversity to its students through over 45 academic programmes at graduate and postgraduate degree , diploma and certificate levels in the streams of Humanities, Commerce, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science and Physiotherapy. The list includes programmes ranging from traditional to most modern and technology based, job oriented courses. The UGC has granted the college two unique ultra modern vocational courses- B.Voc. (Printing Technology) and B.Voc. (Software System). These two courses have been awarded by the UGC under Vocational Courses Scheme with a financial Assistance of Rs. 1.85 Crore and each of these job oriented courses is of graduation degree level and of three year duration with 10+2 as eligibility.