The Bhakra- Nangal Complex is a unique achievement of Independent India. The complex had remained without an institute of higher education during many years of its existence. Although efforts were made from time to time to start a college at Naya Nangal yet it could not see the light of the day till 1979 when this college came into existence. The College is situated at a site measuring about 16.5 acres in picturesque surroundings on the right bank of the Satluj, on the Nangal-Bhallan Road about 2.5 kms. from Nangal Dam. The College was taken over by the Government of Punjab on May 12, 1997. The College complex comprises three Teaching Blocks(Three-storeyed each), a Library-cum-Administrative Block , a students' Centre, a Sports Complex and a Cycle Stand.
The college is affiliated to Punjabi University,Patiala. It has a spacious and beautiful campus with manicured lawns, fully equipped modern laboratories ; a highly rated well-stocked Library with wide collection of books, periodicals, journals and magazines. The college has sprawling playground,a gymnasium and a Canteen. The Computer labs consist of latest version of computers with broadband internet facility, LAN and required softwares. The college has highly qualified, experienced and devoted faculty out of which 11 are Ph.Ds. and 08 are M. Phils. The College is efficiently run with the help of 38 members of administrative and technical staff.The college also promotes research work among its faculty. Students' full participation and involvement is encouraged in curricular and extra-curricular activities like Youth Welfare, NSS, NCC and Red Cross and cultural activities. Efforts are also made to inculcate various healthy practices and values among the students.
The Library also has a UGC Network Resource Center with free Wi-Fi access to students. The Administrative Block is also Wi-Fi enabled. The college is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in every sphere.Percentage of success rate at the undergraduate level has been much higher than the University percentage which is quite impressive. At P.G. level the success rate is almost 100% with most of the students obtaining first classes. The Drop out rate is within 5%.
The college aims to internalize among the students a strong commitment to human values and social justice and sensitize them to evolve a scientific temper and spirit, as reflected in the Motto of the college - Deh Shiva Var Mohe Shubh Karman te Kabhu na taro- Nishche kar apni Jeet karo (“Grant me this Boon, O God, May I never refrain, from righteous acts, may I fight without fear, all foes in life’s battle with confident courage, claiming the Victory”)
The mission is to create a progressive model of lifelong learning, teaching, evaluation and research which is in sync with the changing needs of industry, commerce, public & private sector. The mission of the college is to create a progressive and creative cadre of youth, able minded, dynamic and epitome of ethical values; being in tune with the evolving demands of society and sensitive to regional, national and international aspirations.
The objectives of the institution are:
Providing Job-oriented and Professional courses besides easy access to quality education in the traditional courses in Science, Humanities and Commerce to meet the long standing demand and expectations of the predominantly rural and backward population of the area. The college has proposed the followings courses under UGC (B.Voc Scheme):
Retail Management and information Technology.
Widening the scope of education at both vertical and horizontal levels.
Providing educational empowerment to female population, especially from rural areas and from economically and socially weaker sections.
Internalizing a strong commitment to human values and social justice among the youth and sensitizing them to evolve a scientific temper and independence of mind and spirit as reflected in the motto of the college.
To mould students into rational thinkers, competent workers and socially aware citizens.
To sensitize the students towards inclusive social concerns, human rights and environmental issues.
The vision, mission and objectives of the institution are communicated to the students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders through college prospectus, notices and with formal & informal interactions during Orientation Programmes, P.T.A meetings, HEIS Board of Governors’ meetings & Staff meetings.