DAV College ( Lahore ), Ambala City , has a sacrosanct and hallowed history dating back to 1886 when it was established at Lahore with Mahatma Hans Raj as its honorary Principal. The year 1886 proved a watershed year as the institutionalization of college education in India by the DAVs had a historically significant ripple-effect which ultimately led to the birth and growth of a long chain of centres of higher education in India . Mahatma Hans Raj served this institution with humility, dedication and a missionary spirit. This DAV College in particular is a matrix of the Dayanand Anglo Vedic renaissance which played a stellar role in rejuvenating in a society intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Ever since its inception, this nodal college has been accoladed and honoured as a signifier of the core ideology of the DAV macrocosm. After partition, the college was relocated at Ambala city in 1948.