Doaba College, Jalandhar is a Multi-Faculty Postgraduate Co-educational Premier Institution of Northern India which has done a remarkable service to the people of Doaba region for the last 70 years. The College has been majestically accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), an autonomous body of U.G.C. Doaba College is one of the top twenty two colleges of India as mentioned by NAAC in its report on colleges of higher education in India. Doaba College, Jalandhar was established on January 1, 1941 by great philanthropists, educationists and visionary founding fathers viz. Sh. Bindraban Sondhi, Rai Bahadur Badri Dass, Sh. Jagan Nath Mittal and Acharaya Lajja Vati. They were the idols of Arya Samaj and Spartan Freedom Fighters who laid the foundation of Doaba College to promote the study of classical Sanskrit, Hindi and the teachings of Vedic Dharma, Gandhian values and to promote the philosophy of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. Thus, the primary mission of these philanthropists was to impart value based education to the less privileged and economically weaker section of students of this area and to make them fine human beings. It was conceived as a part of the national movement for freedom with education as a potent means to arouse public opinion to fight against the imperialism and safeguard the rich cultural heritage of India. Its mission and objective was to enlighten the youth and make them vigilant citizens of the society. A small building was constructed in 1941 and thereafter the expansion of the college was undertaken in 1943. Sh. Bindraban Sondhi strove day and night to collect funds for the college. Ever since the institution has constantly flourished under the dynamic leadership of earlier Rai Bahadur Badri Das, Seth Stya Paul, Sh. Virendra – Nationalist Freedom Fighter and now Sh. Chander Mohan, Chief-Editor, Daily Vir Pratap and the President of Arya Shiksha Mandal.
The basic aim of the college is to provide quality education to the students, character-building, moulding and shaping the career of the students so that the students excel in all walks of life. Doaba College provides an excellent opportunity to students to flourish their skills and groom their personalities. The students of Doaba College have touched great heights at national and international levels. The college is also known for providing Professional Education to the students to keep pace with the demands of 21st Century, especially exploring the new avenues in the fields of Computer Education & I.T. Biotechnology, Commerce & Management, Journalism & Mass Communication, Tourism and Hotel Management in addition to the traditional courses in the faculties of Science, Commerce & Arts.
The College presents a gracious look with splendid building and infrastructures such as Commerce and Business Management block, Ultramodern Media & I.T. block, Hi-Tech Audio-Video Media Studio, state of art- English Language Lab, Arts block, postgraduate block, well equipped laboratories (Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-technology & Food technology labs ), extensive play-grounds for all major games, big library with open shelf system, spacious neat and clean canteen, beautiful parks, dispensary, girls common room, student information centre, mini rose garden, water coolers, generators, a newly constructed Boys & Girls hostel, a magnificent Virendra Auditorium etc. The college has highly qualified and experienced dedicated teaching staff in all faculties. This multi faculty co-educational postgraduate college has completed 70 years of remarkable service to the people and has established itself as one of the finest institutions of India. It is situated on the Tanda Road, about a kilometer from the railway station, as about the same distance from G.T. Road, Byepass to Amritsar and within a few minutes walk from the business and industrial quarters of the city.
The college is proud of its vast alumni, who are masterminds in the different walks of life like Lord Swraj Paul–Chancellor Wovlerhampton University, The United Kingdom, Sh. Yash Chopra–Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee, Famous Indian Film Producer and Director of international repute, Sh. S. L. Jain–Deputy D.P.I.(Colleges) Punjab,Renowned Senior Journalist & Chief Editor Punjab Kesari Group (PadmaShri) Sh Vijay Chopra,Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal–Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Sh. Manoranjan Kalia, Cabinet Minister for Local Bodies, Industry & Commerce,ace comedians Sh Gurpreet Ghuggi,Sh Deepak Raja and Sh Balwinder Vicky and many IAS, IPS, PCS, bureaucrats, educationists, engineers, doctors, journalists and business tycoons.
Doaba College is a temple of high learning that has the majestic glow and imprint of the visits of the distinguished i.e. Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee( Former Prime Minister of India), Sh Baba Amte, Sh. S. S. Ray (Former Governor of Punjab), S.Parkash Singh Badal (Chief Minister of Punjab), Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal ( Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh,) Sh. Om Parkash Chautala (Former Chief Minister, Haryana), Sh. Shanta Kumar (Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh), Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone( U.K)., Sh. Yash Chopra- Renowned Film Producer & Director of International repute,.