Sikh National College, Banga, is a multi-faculty, multi-disciplinary, co-educational institution fulfilling the educational aspirations of rural students and weaker sections of the society. Established in 1953, with a mission to strengthen socio-cultural, moral and ethical values and to instill spirit of patriotism among the youth, the institute has grown to its present glorious stature as a premier institute in the sphere of higher learning. It is situated in Doaba region on 8 acres of land in the precincts of the serene environs of ‘Gurdwara Charan Kanwal’ on Chandigarh-Amritsar National Highway.
Sikh National College was conceived and translated into reality by Late S. Harguranad Singh, the then local MLA, in 1953. It was later on transferred to the control of Sikh Educational Society in 1964. The society has its head office in Chandigarh and has always played a pivotal role in providing timely guidance, support and visionary leadership. The institute has experienced and gained through the ingenious and innovative ideas put forth from time to time by its leaders S Kapur Singh, S Ajit Singh Sarhadi and S Gurcharan Singh Tohra. The committee is presently headed by illustrious S. Gurdev Singh Brar [Retd. IAS], as President and Col. (Retd.)Jasmer Singh Bala, as virtuoso Secretary and other executive members of high calibre. Besides the central management, there is a local managing committee comprising of eminent personalities of the area and S Rajbinder Singh Bains as its Secretary. The College is all set to take long strides under the able guidance of these luminaries.
This heritage institution had a wider mission at the time of its birth, not only to cater to the educational needs of the region, but to become a beacon light for other institutions of North India – owing to its innate dynamism and historicity. This college has already proved its mettle by becoming alma mater of many doctors, engineers, military officers, renowned politicians and high ranking bureaucrats. Though the list of old students of this college, who won laurels in their respective fields, runs very long, yet the names of S. Amrik Singh Pooni IAS, former Chief Secretary, Punjab; Sh. Shingara Ram IAS; Sh. S R Ladhar IAS, Dr. Randhir Singh IAS; Sh. Charan Dass IAS; Sh. Dharam Pal IAS, S. Harcharn Singh IRS, S Jasbir Singh IFS, Sh. BudhDass Virdhi IES, Major Gen. Amritpal Sandhu (Vir Chakra); Brigadier R.S. Mann; Col. Sukhdev Raj IPS, Lt.Col. BalKrishan Sekhri, S. Gian Singh Bal PCS; Sh. D P Sahdev, Chief Engineer, PSEB ; S. Raghbir Singh Chokar, Deputy Chief Engineer and S. Mohinder Singh, Supdt. Engineer; Dr. Gursharan Singh an eminent Scientist, Doctorate from Oxford University, Dr. N S Neki, Professor of Medicine, Dr. H.S. Mann and Dr. Dinesh Nagi (U.K.), Doctorate on Diabetes, from USA, Dr. DPS Sandhu, Former Director Health, Punjab, Dr. Kultar Singh, Sh. Narinder Kumar Gaur PCS (J) and S Sarbjit Singh Panesar PCS(J), Principal Bhagwant Singh and Sh. Satnam Singh Manak, Executive Editor, Ajit Group Publications (News Paper) are worth mentioning. The College and its staff always seek to strive for the academic excellence. Annual results of our college always show much higher pass percentage than the university results. A large number of our students bag top positions in GNDU Examinations. Likewise, in the field of politics the College has among its proud alumni, S. Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, Ex- Gen. Secy. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar; Sh. Satnam Singh Kainth, former MP; Sh. Harbhajan Singh Lakha, former MP, S. Jatinder Singh Kariha MLA and S Balwant Singh Sarhal MLA.
There are a considerable number of old students who are now settled abroad. Living in alien lands, they have many nostalgic memories of the college where they grew and studied in the formative years of their lives. Whenever the occasion demands they come up to the expectations of their mother institution. Names of Tejinder Dosanjh, Darshan Mahil and Salwinder Pal Singh are worth mentioning who have contributed a lot in mobilizing our NRI alumni to contribute monetarily in building their mother institution. The College is especially thankful to S John Singh Gill of America who has contributed a lot to this college. This building of Library cum Gurbux Singh Memorial Hall where we organize the functions has been funded single handedly by him in the memory of his worthy teacher. A forerunner in the field of sports, Sikh National College, Banga, has many achievements to its credit. It has created history in producing sports persons of national and international fame. The college is proud of its sportsmen like Tara Singh (weight-lifting) Arjuna Awardee, P.L. Sondhi (National Coach – Wrestling), Surjit Kaur (Athletics), Champion, International Athletic meet, Hardev Singh, Champion (Athletics- Asian Cross Country and World Cross Country), Narinder Singh (Decathlon) International Athletics, Kamaljit Singh Rasulpur and Satpal, participants in World Cross Country, Malkiat Singh Gosal second in Asia in 1500 meters race, and a number of other athletes and players who represented the college at various levels.
The college has highly qualified and experienced members on the faculty and equally competent non-teaching staff. It offers Post-graduate courses along with various Undergraduate programs, Post Graduate and Undergraduate Diplomas. Under-graduate courses include the streams of Arts, Science, Commerce, Economics and Computer Science, Home Science, Fashion Designing. Keeping pace with the latest developments and changing demands of the market and society, the college authorities have the vision and power to introduce new streams and subjects. The College has two well-equipped computer laboratories for imparting technical skills to the learners at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Vocational subjects like Computer Applications, Dress Designing & Tailoring, Functional English and Office Management & Secretarial Practices along with add-on courses have been introduced to impart skills to the students. All these departments have their own well equipped laboratories/workshops.
Art and Cultural Wing has always been active as it organizes talent search competition every year and prepares the students for youth festival and other cultural competitions.
Sikh National Sr. Sec. School is also in operation in the institution’s campus catering the needs of Arts, Science and Commerce students of 10+1 and 10+2 classes along with classes of 9th and 10th. Very competent teachers are appointed here.
The college has in place a beautiful outdoor stadium along with a magnificent indoor sports complex. Newly constructed buildings and renovated and modernized infrastructure with Lush green lawns in the Campus enhance scenic splendor of this excellent center of learning.
The college administration remains committed to the cause of promoting and propagating higher learning and serving humanity by irradiating the light of knowledge far and wide.