Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar is a premier institution of North India, providing value-based, employment-oriented quality education to women. The College functions under the DAV College Managing Committee which is the largest Non-Govt. Organization, entirely dedicated to the cause of education. By adhering to the principles of Arya Samaj, DAV College Managing Committee constantly works for social causes like building up an educated society, ensuring women emancipation, imbibing values and ethics. It is successfully running more than 700 institutions, spread over the entire nation and some foreign countries as well.
The college was established in the year 1927 at Lahore. Mahatma Hans Raj ji, a very dedicated and selfless worker of DAV Movement, laid the foundation of this institution in Lahore in 1927 with the noble mission of educating the girls. During the struggle of Independence, the students of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya actively participated. It was shifted and re-established at Jalandhar in 1948 after partition. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishanan, himself an enlightened soul, the then Vice President of India inaugurated the present core block of college on 7th Nov., 1959.
Ever since its inception; the college has been committed to the cause of women education. At present, this is one of the oldest institutions established by DAV College Managing Committee, operating under the supervision and guidance of a great visionary leader Dr. Sh. Poonam Suri, President, DAVCMC, New Delhi. The College has the unique distinction of having been re-accredited with grade A scoring 3.83 (Highest score in India amongst Women Colleges) out of 4 in NAAC accreditation. The college is also recognized by UGC as a “College of Excellence.” The college also has status of Star College conferred by, Government of India.