The D.A-V. College Emblem symbolizes the College in manner and purpose. The College emblem ideas revolve around four features: The Giant Wheel, Aum or Om, The Sun Rays, and The Motto (Asato Ma Sadgamaya,Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya)
The Giant Wheel that contains the college motto portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signifies the movement in life across time and space. Similarly the college aims at unrelenting movement of life and the progressive life cycle. Signifying continuity as well as change, the wheel implies the incessant striving of D.A-V. College for social transformation and upliftment.
AUM OR OM
In Sanskrit, the meaning of Om is avati, or rakùati. Rakùati means ‘One who protects, sustains’. So that which sustains everything is Om. And that which sustains everything is what we have to see as the order. We can go one step further. That order, which is the reality of everything. The order itself is a reality. And so, that which is the essence of the order itself is Om. That means Om is the name of the Lord, who pervades our being, who pervades everything in the world in the form of niyati, the form of the order that sustains.
THE SUN RAYS
The rays emanating from the sun, the source of universal energy with Aum embedded within is symbolic of the triumph of light over darkness.This is projected by the bright colour all. The rays emerge from the sun to enlighten – the dispersal of ignorance. The fading darkness, and prevailing light, taking the earth out of ignorance & evil, and into the light, knowledge, and righteousness.
THE MOTTO (ASATO MA SADGAMAYA, TAMASO MA JYOTIRGAMAYA)
This is true prayer—the seeker’s admission of his sense of limitedness and his heartfelt cry for assistance in transcendence. It is not a pray for food, shelter, health, partnership, riches, success, fame, glory or even for heaven. The essence of the mantra is the same: “O, Guru, help me free myself from my sundry misunderstandings regarding myself, the universe and God and bless me with true knowledge.”
Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College is dedicated to excellence in teaching and promoting genuine scholarship among its students and faculty members. The college believes that the development of such scholarship shall be contributory to the development of the youth in the country. The college is also dedicated to nurturing talent and providing opportunities for all round development, keeping I mind the contemporary needs of society and the workplace. The college hopes to play a lead role in capacity building of its students, preparing them for a pioneering and creative role in the development of the nation. It also hopes to maintain and improve the high standards set by its alumnae. D.A-V. College envisions itself as continuing to be amongst the best colleges in the country, continually updating its pedagogic strategies and course structures.