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Kanya Maha Vidyalaya

Star College by DBT (Govt. of India)

Designated College with Potential for Excellence and Accredited ‘A’ by UGC-NAAC
Kaushal Kendra by UGC, MHRD, Govt. of India

(First College under GNDU to have been granted Kaushal Kendra)

KMV at a Glance

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (Autonomous), the pioneer institution of women education, has long been recognised as a premier centre of higher learning for women in North India. Re-accredited “A” by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore), the college strives ceaselessly to emancipate, enlighten and empower women. Education at K.M.V. is a unique amalgam of traditional learning and futuristic vision.

Committed to preserving our rich cultural legacy and traditional values, the college harmoniously blends tradition and modernity to create an ambience conducive to the holistic development of an individual’s potential. The rich tradition of patriotic ideals and commitment towards high moral values make K.M.V. the prototype of value education.

Through 133 eventful years of its existence, K.M.V. has striven ceaselessly to expand landscapes of learning. Keeping pace with the changing times, the college offers courses that help develop individual skills, knowledge and creativity for a wide choice of career opportunities. The college offers diverse programmes at undergraduate level in the areas of Humanities, Science, Commerce and Computers; and Post Graduation in English, Hindi, Music, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information & Network Security,Commerce, Mathematics, Economics and Physics. In addition, the college offers Honours in Economics, Political Science, History, Psychology, English, Hindi and Punjabi. With the world of work in mind the college has blended these conventional courses with career oriented Diploma courses in Counseling, Computers, Textile Designing and Fashion Designing. Professional Courses like B.Sc. in Bio-Technology and Honours School in English are among its strengths. What makes K.M.V. the first choice among students is the quality education being imparted by our highly qualified and motivated faculty.

K.M.V. creates women who change the world. Epitomising and synthesising old values with modern education, K.M.V. women have a heightened awareness of their productive role in society. Endowed with holistic belief they venture into the world as highly competent and creatively confident individuals, fine tune their professional skills and expertise to meet the requirements of the world and carve a niche for themselves.

The college lays emphasis not only on academic excellence but also on shaping the diverse talents of our students. For this the college provides unusually rich and vibrant cultural life, outreach initiatives and civic engagements. We excel in sports also. The college has a sustained record of excellence in academic, co-curricular and sports activities and is constantly stretching its arms towards new areas of perfection.

The college, which is located in a beautiful 27 acre campus far away from the madding city crowds of Jalandhar, has approximately 2500 students, over 120 faculty, administrative and support staff. The peaceful environment of the college houses an impressive infrastructure consisting of Ultra Modern Science Labs, State-of-the Art Computer Labs, Conference Room with Audio-Visual Aids, Fully Automated Library, Functional Language Lab, Health Club and a Hostel with a fully Mechanised Kitchen.

K.M.V. with its selfless services towards empowering women continues to lead from the front. It is the only institution from North India to have been selected by the Ministry of HRD for the production of documentary films on leading institutions of women education in India. Lauding the Vidyalaya’s effort in imparting quality education, the chairperson of NAAC strongly recommended the elevation of the college to the status of deemed University. The college is poised to fulfil the dreams of its founding father and scale unprecedented heights.

Our Vision

To be the flag bearer of women empowerment through higher education that combines emerging global trends with value-based nurturing of enlightened young women.

Our Mission

  • To make every student globally employable through holistic education and development of right skills.
  • To emerge as a world class centre of academic excellence and research.
  • To focus on personality development of each student through development of positive attitude, leadership qualities and self awareness.
  • To produce young women who, along with being job-skilled, are adept to address the larger issues of life and become effective in building a strong and modern India.
  • To actively respond to the momentous issues of our society and socio-political environment of the world.
  • To reach out to the less-privileged and deserving sections of our society and lend a helping hand to them.
  • To inculcate national spirit and respect for our culture among our students and society at large.

Autonomous Status

Under Autonomous status, KMV has taken a giant leap by placing itself into a higher league of colleges that enjoy the honour of uplifting academic standards towards excellence by developing new age innovative programmes, value-added courses, developing curriculum and bringing about educational reforms through conduct of examinations, evaluation and declaration of results. The college has earned this functional status only after having been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) with a higher grade for three times, under which degrees will continue to be awarded by the parent university, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Detailed Marks Certificates containing marks of students in various subjects will be awarded by the college.

Benefits of Autonomy at KMV

  • Student-friendly and student-participatory system: students will have a say in what they want to learn
  • Relevant syllabus at par with international standards based on feedback from the industry, job market, students, parents and alumni
  • Well-timed introduction of new and innovative programmes in accordance with global demand and employability
  • Preparation for life skills: Foundation Course, Moral Education, Social Outreach, Personality Development, Communication Skills and Spoken English, Gender Sensitization & Self Defence and Reasoning & Mental Abilities are compulsory for all students in different semesters to prepare them for life and workplace. Grades of these value-added courses will be given in DMC.
  • Increased employability and empowerment through skill development: Edge over the others in job placements
  • More effective international programmes with the option to study in foreign universities after one or two years
  • Quick and timely implementation of academic reforms without the need to go through lengthy and time-consuming procedures of the university
  • Compact date-sheet for exams that allows more teaching days and thus more time for developing students with in-depth knowledge of their subjects
  • 20% Internal assessment introduced and implemented successfully
  • Continuous assessment system that decreases the stress and burden on the students
  • Marks based on attendance and class performance ensure that students work throughout and gain good marks
  • Credit system for vocational courses which is at par with the international education system
  • Exams to be conducted by the college itself in accordance with what is being taught during the session :
  • No out-of-syllabus question papers
  • Transparent evaluation resulting in justice for all students: Less chances of wrong evaluation
  • Timely declaration of results: Announcement of results in large universities is time consuming because of which students lose out many opportunities
  • Immediate appeal and quick redressal of grievances which is otherwise a very lengthy procedure in universities and may take upto 6 months at times