D.N. College was established as a primary school in 1882 by late Pt. Gauri Dutt Sharma with the objective of expansion of Hindi in Indian society. By the passing of time, this institution became very famous not only in U.P. but all over the country due to its educational and other characters. This organization got expansion up to High School in 1912, Intermediate in 1939 and as a degree college in 1958.
D.N. College, Meerut started B.Sc. Classes in 1958, M.Sc. Classes in 1964, M.A. (Econ.) in 1966, B.Com. in 1973 and M.Com. in 1979. The number of students was only 7 in 1958, which reached to approx. 6000 at present. The main objectives of this college are building high character and creating freindly environment for education. In British period this institution created the feelings of national patriotism up to this extent that eminent freedom fighters liked to visit this institute, whenever they came here.
From 1973 to 1978
The faculty of Commerce was started here in 1973 with only 30 students. During its infancy the rate of growth of this faculty remained tremendous. This resulted that the number of students reached upto 800 and the number of teachers upto 11 during this period. The popularity of the faculty among the society attracted the students to join this college. The teachers of this faculty started to write textbooks on different subjects both in Hindi and English languages during this era. They also participated in extra curricular activities of the college like discipline, NSS, Games & Sports etc. Thus, the first five-year period proved full of achievements.
From 1979 to 1984
The expansion of faculty of Commerce took place with the start of M.Com. Classes in 1979 and also the number of teachers in the faculty increased upto 13. The research activities in the faculty started to give results and the degree of Ph.D. was awarded to Dr. M.L. Agarwal in 1981. The University Grants Commission granted minor research projects to Dr. V.M. Saxena, Dr. R.S. Garg and Dr. M.L. Agarwal on different subjects during this era. The Degree of Ph.D. was also awarded to Dr. V.M. Saxena in 1983 and to Dr. R.S. Garg in 1984.
P.G. Forum for Management studies was started in the faculty and various seminars, workshops and symposiums were organized under this banner for the overall development of the students in the faculty. A number of students got places in the merit list of the faculty declared by the university. The students and the teachers of the faculty participated in extra curricular activities organized by the college and the University.
From 1985 to 1990
During this period the degree of Ph.D. was awarded to Dr. R.K. Rastogi, Dr. P.N. Singhal, Dr. D.R. Yadav, Dr. R.K. Singhal and Dr. S.K. Agarwal. Ph.D. Degree was awarded to Dr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta and to Dr. Tej Bhan Saxena under the supervision of Dr. M.L. Agarwal. The U.G.C. approved minor research projects to Dr. D.R. Yadav and to Dr. R.K. Singhal during this period.
The teachers of the faculty participated in national seminar held in S.S.V. College, Hapur and produced their research papers. Dr. M.R. Bansal, Dr. V.M. Saxena, Dr. R.S. Garg, Dr. A.K. Sharma and Dr. P.K. Saxena were produced their research papers in the national seminar held in Jammu in 1989. During this period the activities of P.G. Forum for Management Studies were taken places regularly and the students of the faculty got places in the merit list of the faculty declared by the University.
From 1991 to 1996
During this period about 15 research scholars were awarded Ph.D. degree under the worthy guidance of faculty members. A number of Seminars, workshops and symposiums were organized during this era and the teachers and students took keen interest in them, which definitely improved the quality of education in the faculty. Also the evening classes were started in the faculty during this period, which proved helpful in accommodate the students searching for admission in the college. The teachers of the faculty showed a keen interest and took pains in running these classes in the faculty. Besides the above, a number of students regularly got places in merit lists declared by the university during this period of five years.
From 1997 to 2002
During this periodDr. ML Agarwal completed a major research project and submitted its report to the U.G.C. well in time. During this period of five years the faculty made a tremendous progess and established milestones in the field of researches as a large number of students were involved in research activities under the able guidance of various faculty members. It is worth mentioning that 45 research scholars completed their research projects and 6 students submitted their dissertations by the end of 2002. Besides this, the teachers and the students of Commerce faculty took keen interest in extra curricular activities of the College. N.C.C. In-charge Dr. (Major) Anil Kumar Sharma secured first place in the training of captainship at national level and second place in Major's training programme. The students of commerce went abroad under Youth Exchange Programme (YEP). Two students participated in National Parade of 26th January in Delhi. A University level Rover / Ranger's programme was organized in the College under the direction of Dr. M.L. Agarwal, Rover Leader and IGNOU center was started in the College under the coordinatorship of Dr. S.K. Agarwal, Reader, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration.
From 2003 till date
During this period a number of research scholars were awarded Ph.D. degree in Commerce by the University. Naturally this credit goes to the faculty members who took pains in guiding these research scholars and to the administration of the College who provided its whole-hearted cooperation to them in this direction.
The faculty members attended a number of national seminars organized by different colleges of the state during the period and produced their papers on different topics. Dr. R.S. Garg, Dr. P.K. Saxena & Dr. B.K. Agarwal presented their papers in the National Seminar held in Amroha. Also Dr. S.K. Gupta and Dr. S.K. Sharma participated in this seminar. Dr. M.L. Agarwal, Dr. P.K. Saxena, Dr. S.K. Agarwal and Dr. B.K. Agarwal presented their papers in the National Seminar held in Modinagar. Dr. R.S. Garg, Dr. P.K. Saxena and Dr. B.K. Agarwal attended the National Seminar held in Kanpur and presented their papers. Dr. Sudhir KumarII attended the National Seminaron IPR held in Agra as a resource person.
Dr. Sudhir KumarII was awarded with the degree of D.Litt. by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra in the year 2004. At present 80 research scholars are perusing their research work on different topics under the able guidance of Commerce faculty of D.N. College, Meerut. So far the academic results are concerned, the students of commerce faculty secured places in the University merit lists. This credit goes to faculty of Commerce & Business Administration of this College.
During this period the commerce department was equipped with computer facilities, projector and 4 research rooms, which naturally improved the quality of research work in the department and facilitated the teachers as well as research students to carryon their research work more enthusiastically. Moreover, a large number of books were purchased to cope with the changed syllabus of different classes of Commerce and to promote research programmes in the department.
Undoubtedly, the Commerce Department of D.N. College has its peculiar place in the field of Commerce education and research activities. At present this department is a well-known and well-reputed figure not only in district Meerut but also in the region as a whole.