institution of Ludhiana initially known as “Imperial College” was established
in 1920. It has made immense contribution to the academic sphere of the region.
Later the name was changed to Government College, Ludhiana. Under the aegis of the
principal A.C.C. Hervey, who served in this college with great dedication for
15 years (1927-1942), it developed into a premier institution and ever since it
has grown from strength to strength. In 1976 in recognition of the service
rendered to the nation by its alumnus Satish Chander Dhawan, a renowned Space
Scientist, the college was rechristened as SATISH CHANDER DHAWAN Government College (SCD GOVT. COLLEGE) by the
Government of Punjab. Under the stewardship of very able principals the college
has been serving thousands of students for ten eventful decades and is now
heading for a century. This institution has provided the brightest minds to the
world of science, humanities, commerce and IT sector.
in the midst of this buzzing city of Ludhiana the college has become a byword
for academic and extracurricular achievements. The college grounds with their
sprawling lawns, lush trees and flowers provide a calm and tranquil environment.
Service to the community is the hallmark of the students of this college. NCC
(Army & Air Wing), NSS, Sports Wing, and other extension activities have
encouraged students to reach out and make a difference. Those who are full time
working have a platform to attain education at SCD Govt. EVENING College that
started in 1966.
sportsmen of this college have made their mark on the global map. The
illustrious Alumni, the pride and strength of the college, have adorned some of
the highest offices in the country. The college main hall is dedicated to Sahir
Ludhianvi , the legendary Urdu poet who was an alumnus of the college. Apart
from Satish Chander Dhawan and Sahir Ludhianvi, Personalities like Sh. N.N.
Vohra (Governor J&K), Gen. T.N.
Riana, Major General Himmat Singh Gill, S.M.S.
Gill (Ex. MP & Ex. Chief Election Commission), Sh. Keki N. Daruwala (Famous
poet and short story writer in English Language), Col. Avtar Singh Cheema
(Arjuna Awardee & Padma Shri Awardee), Sh. Harkrishan Lall (Distinguished
Punjabi Painter), S. Joginder Singh IPS
( Former Director, CBI, India), S.K.P.S. Gill IPS (Former DGP Punjab and Padma
Shri Awardee), Sh. Mohan Sehgal (Director, Producer in Indian Film Industry) S.
Jagpal Singh Sandhu (IAS), Brig. Sanjiv Dutt (SM), S. Rupinder Singh (IPS), Entrepreneurs
like Sh. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, S. Onkar Singh Pahwa and Sh. Manoj Singla, Sh.
Yashpal Sharma (Famous Cricketer) and Arjun Awardee Sportman like S. Sajjan
Singh Cheema, S. Manmohan Singh and S. Sukhpal Singh have contributed richly to
the growth of the country.
departments impart post-graduation opportunities to the students. A superbly
equipped and expertly maintained library with computerized data caters to the
academic needs of the young scholars. Smart classrooms, seminar hall, computer
labs, gymnasium, stadium, auditorium, canteen, cafeteria, open air-theater and
qualified administrative staff provide infrastructural support to the
institution. Separate hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls.
glorious tradition of the college has been maintained by holding National and
International seminars, Youth festivals, Educational tours, interactive
sessions, quiz contests etc. The counseling cell provides guidance for
placement and career opportunities. The college magazine ‘SATLUJ’ is a showcase of talent in writing and other prize winning
achievements of the students.
greatest strength is the outstanding faculty of the college. The teachers
Research and Publish extensively, present papers at conferences organized
worldwide, win accolades and yet consider themselves as teachers first.
are dedicated to maintaining, steering and moving in this joyful, eventful and
productive academic quest in the challenging times to come.