Designation: Principal, D.A.V. College, Hoshiarpur.

Qualification: B.A. (Hons.), M.A. Economics (Gold Medalist), M. Phil., Ph.D.

Dr. Neerja Dhingra, the present Principal of D.A.V. College, Hoshairpur, needs no introduction when it comes to her great contribution in the field of education. Dr. Dhingra, a student and teacher par excellence, has many feathers in her cap. Before being a distinguished educator, she was a meritorious student. Her academic accomplishments cannot be counted on fingers. The qualities of her sublime became evident when she bagged the Certificate of Merit from the HRD Ministry, Government of India for her outstanding performance in Matriculation. After completing her B.A. (Honours) and M.A. (Economics), she pursued M. Phil. and Ph.D. She has also been a faculty of Economics and Business, GNDU, Amritsar. Now, she guides M. Phil. students in their dissertation work.

Dr. Dhingra’s exceptional achievements did not go unnoticed. By virtue of her talent and academic accomplishments, she served as a Lecturer in numerous prestigious colleges, namely, H.M.V., Jalandhar; K.M.V., Jalandhar and B.D. Arya Girls’ College, Jalandhar Cantt.

A born researcher, Dr. Dhingra, authored six books on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Inflows. Her works present a comprehensive detail on the history of FDI in India. She has discussed the issue of FDI in India to a great length in her books. Her reflections on the factors influencing the flow of FDI, the financial strengths of state, lack of development, size of the market and available infrastructure in different states of India are extremely valuable. Her research work on FDI spans not only India but also West and North Africa, BRICS, Carribean Islands and North America.

Many International and National Journals boast of publishing her research papers on FDI. Besides publishing 30 research papers, she has presented 10 papers in various International and National Conferences. She is also an acclaimed Editor –in-Chief of Consonance- An International Journal of English Language and Literature and Assimilation –A DAV International Journal of Social Sciences . Due to her sincere workon FDI, she was assigned a UGC Sponsored Research Project on FDI Inflows to Punjab. Her suggestions to the Government of Punjab proved to be valuable.

Her talents are countless. She has directed many plays for University Youth Festivals. Among them, Bhagwadajukam, Agni Pariksha, Kalajayi and Shubhda are rare masterpieces. Shubhda needs a special mention here. In this play, she was assisted by the renowned comedian, Kapil Sharma.

Her contributions to the society have won her many awards. She was felicitated with Award of Appreciation by ASHI (Association for Social Heath in India), Dronacharya Award by JAYCEES, Jalandhar and Award of Appreciation by Rotract Club, Jalandhar. She has received many more awards for her selfless devotion to the welfare of the people. At present, she is an active member of Apahaj Ashram Society, Jalandhar; Kusum Trivedi Trust, Sevasadan, Jalandhar; and All India Women Conference, Jalandhar. She has raised her voice against many social evils such as crime against women. She is also working actively for Anti-Drug Campaign in Punjab.

Dr. Neerja Dhingra is a real asset to D.A.V. College, Hoshairpur. Since her joining in July 2014, she has managed the financial conditions of the college efficiently.With her tireless efforts, she has improved the infrastructure of the college. A new fully air-conditioned staff room has been built and many new blocks are under construction. She got started the publication of three International Journals in the field of English Language and Literature, Pure Sciences, and Social Sciences. She gives tremendous impetus to extra-curricular and departmental activities. The library has been fully computerized and supplemented with 15000 new books. Several new vocational courses have also been started under her able guidance.
An inspiration to today’s youth and women, Dr. Neerja Dhingra stands as a tall figure to reckon with. She is a person we all truly admire.

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