Affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla & H.P Board of  School Education Dharamshala 

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्।

About BTC DAV College 

Bakshi Tek Chand DAV College, Banikhet is one of the beautiful chain of educational institutions established in sacred memory of the great social and religious reformer of all times,Maharishi Dayanand ji Saraswati. The DAV movements, initiated in 1886 by Aryasamaj , envisages to carry forward torch of imparting real education and to inculcate love for the Indian Culture in tune with the lofty vedic ideals for universal brotherhood among the young minds.

Bakshi Tek Chand DAV College,Banikhet was established in the year 1990 in honour of the services rendered by Justice Bakshi Tek Chand to DAV CMC and has attained an envious position in academic,sports and co-curricular activities. This is the third DAV college in the state and first in Chamba district. The college was granted afflilation for Board/Degree classes by HP board of School Education, Dharamshala/H.P University Shimla.   

The College promotes  inter-disciplinary higher education in the faculities of Arts,Science(B.Sc. Medical,Non-Medical ) and Commerce, Management and Computer Science. To match up with the aspirations of student, College introduced various courses viz, (Chemistry) ,M.Sc. (Physics),B.Com,B.B.A,B.C.A colleges believes in quality culture and discipline and takes initiatives to inculcate the same in the students.

Our Students have always magnified our glory in academics,   sports,  Co- curricular activities.

Still achieving, still pursuing will always remain our goal. We are committed to build strong foundational skills of their students and help     them to realize their potential. Welcome to the college for your comprehensive development.

Our Vision and  Our Mission

Our Vision

To emerge as a center of excellence and provide knowledge and all round development of students in the field of art, commerce, science and computer science.  To develop an atmosphere for holistic growth of students so as to make India an intellectual powerhouse. The  awareness for values and ethics related to issues prevalent in the society is incorporated in the young minds in such a way that they become catalysts of change. The emphasis is on creating an  environment which is rooted in the Indian philosophy and yet globally relevant. 

Our Mission 

To develop knowledge ,skills, attitudes and values through dynamic and interactive methods of learning and grooming students in a highly competent professionals and responsible citizen.  To strive for the holistic growth of the students with  Anglo Vedic  ideology by providing them opportunities to grow and blossom out, and by sensitizing them towards social, cultural, moral ethical and environmental concern and issues.

About President

Shri Punam Suri did his Senior Cambridge from Mussorie and is a distinguished graduate of Panjab University in Commerce faculty. A distinguished alumnus of British Institute of Management, London, U.K., he exhibits unique approach in decision making, leadership, growth and innovation.

An illustrious grandson of Mahatma Ananad Swami, Shri Punam Suri is an eminent educationist, with a rare sense of futuristic initiatives in the field of education. This has resulted in newer projects and initiatives being taken at DAV College Managing Committee. Smart classes,Academic Audit, Construction Audit, Integration with World Systems and increased tie ups with Indian & Foreign Universities have jointly paved a path for giving new dimensions to the educational programme at DAV under

his stewardship.


He cherishes a deep concern for the Arya Samaj and it’s programmes of social reform and national upliftment. Under his leadership Arya Yuva Samaj has launched

numerous effective programmes on eradication of dowery system, female infanticide and corruption. His stress on character building, rational use of natural resources has led to organization of projects like Charitra Nirman Shivirs, Community Marriages and Project-Boond at national level.


Honoured with the award ‘Arya Rattan’, Shri Punam Suri holds the coveted offices of President Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha, President Arya Yuvak Samaj, patron

Arya Samaj Vasant Vihar, President Arya Samaj (Anarkali) Mandir Marg, Founder President Indian Modellers Educational Society. Sh. Suri is a reputed journalist 

bringing out ‘The Daily Milap’ the largest Urdu Daily of India, as its Managing Editor.


The renowned daily has been awarded at national level for safety, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Sarva Dharm Samman’. He is widely travelled to all European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern countries.

From the Desk of Principal

I believe that nothing in this world is more important than education. It plays a vital role in the development of an individual as well as of the entire nation. No country can progress unless its people are not educated.

At BTC DAV College, Banikhet, I am putting best efforts to ensure that every single facility is provided to my students to make their learning experience more better and smooth. We are preparing our students in such a way that they can accomplish their future goals and become better members of the society.

I believe the students of my college are indeed blessed to find an opportunity to get education at the institute. The college has a very healthy and nurturing environment which helps the students to grow.

I consider myself very fortunate to work with such dedicated and hardworking staff members who guide the students at their every step. I pay my gratitude to them. I hope that sincere and collective efforts of my staff and my students will go in a long way for the progress of this institute .

Best Wishes

Dr. Ranju Patiyal


The Arya Samaj is a progressive faith and a way of life. It was founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. The great saint, Maharishi Dayananad Saraswati was born in 1824 in village Tankara in Gujarat.

He was a great thinker and social reformer. In 19th century, he saw the Indian society in the grip of age-old customs, superstitions and beliefs. He propounded the slogan 'Back to the Vedas’ to help people get rid of the false beliefs and adopt an objective, rational and progressive way of life. He openly stood up against all the social evils such as discrimination on grounds of caste, creed, sex, economic status , social bigotry, male chauvinism and religious dominance of higher castes over the backward castes and classes.

By propagating Vedic knowledge he ushered in a social renaissance in the Indian society. He strongly advocated the eradication of ignorance and illiteracy through education of persons belonging to all castes, high or low. He encouraged education of women and promoted widow-remarriage. Rarely in history has one single person come to be so totally identified with social and moral revival of the nation as Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

Thus Arya Samaj aims at making man a good human being and achieving the two-fold development i.e. the spiritual upliftment and the social upliftment.


10 Principles of Arya Samaj