Through seven eventful decades of its history, Gandhi Memorial National College, Ambala Cantt has celebrated the quest for expanding landscapes of learning and critical thinking. Today, this college is recognised as a premier institution of higher learning that nurtures intellectual and academic striving, vibrant curricular activities, outreach initiatives and civic engagement. The college offers a unique combination of resources where community of inspired faculty and talented students learn and grow together to share the dynamic energy field. It is a place not only of teaching but collaborated scholarship reinforcing a very special interaction between students and faculty.

After partition, a great visionary and philanthropist Sh. Jaswant Rai with other eminent associates planted the seeds of D.A.V. College, Rawalpindi at Ambala which flourished into G.M.N. College in 1948. Having had a modest beginning in a building with thatched roofs, today the college has a whole range of infrastructural facilities such as high-tech seminar rooms, Smart Class Rooms, Arts, Science and Commerce block, well-equipped laboratories, departmental rooms equiped with computers and internet facilities, gymnasium, fully automated library, E-library, sprawling sports fields. The college has become a byword for academic and extra curricular achievements. The dynamic, enlightened and supportive Managing Committee comprising of members from industry, medicine, academic and administration is constantly engaged in taking the college to newer heights of excellence. Its alumni occupy distinguished positions in almost all spheres of society – Government, Banking, Finance, Academics, Sports, Armed Forces, Business and Media. The college believes in the motto “Be the First and be with the First”.


Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Challenges(SWOC)


Institutional Strength

Ø Highly qualified and experienced teaching staff

Ø Blend of traditional and modern pedagogical methods

Ø Pioneers in offering post-graduation in English and Political Science

Ø Pioneer in installing solar grid in educational institution

Ø Facilitation of research activities

Ø Automated library and administrative block

Ø Well-equipped laboratories

Ø Well-maintained infrastructure

Ø Vast and well-managed sports ground and gymnasium

Ø Clean and green campus

Ø Eco-friendly premises

Ø Achievements in sports and cultural activities

Ø Co-educational institution

Ø Locational advantage


Institutional Weakness

Ø Constraints in construction due to locational disadvantage

Ø Higher proportion of slow learners in admission

Ø Shortage of ICT based classrooms

Ø Too much addiction of students to social media

Ø Low student aptitude towards classrooms teaching

Ø Poor academic performance of the students

Ø Late declaration of results by the University

Ø Faulty examination policy of University


Institutional Opportunity

Ø Strengthening academic performance of the students

Ø Career advancement in sports

Ø Introduction of new job-oriented courses

Ø Promotion of research projects and collaborative research by teachers

Ø Possibility of linkages with industry

Ø Skill Development for employability

Ø Introduction of gender sensitive programmes/ courses


Institutional Challenge

Ø Challenges from local colleges with respect to courses and admissions

Ø To strengthen the classroom attendance

Ø Keeping pace with rapid changes in higher education