The origin of Dayanand College, Ajmer is unique in ways more than one. The College owes its existence neither to the zeal of an educationist, nor to that of a social reformer. It has arisen like the fabled pheonix from the ashes of a blossoming flower Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Swamiji was consigned to Panchtatva on the 31st October 1883 while his soul became a moving spirit for those who followed his footsteps. It was in the year 1888 Pt Jiyalalji thought of setting up a school for imparting value oriented education. In due course of time, incessant efforts of Pt Jiyalalji and later of Prof D Vable transforming that little school into a leading college. Their efforts have now become the folklore of the region. It is one of the best educational institutions of India. No wonder vying with DAV College of Lahore, which closed down decades ago, the present Dayanand College, Ajmer is the oldest DAV institution in the country. Its educational program aims at all round development of student's personality. Over the years Dayanand College, Ajmer has developed into a Centre for Excellence in the field of Research and Consultancy.
Spread over around 250 acres of Land and agriculture farms the College provides education to nearly 2000 students every year. The college runs Post Graduate courses in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce and Science. It is one of the most credited institutions for the study of Agricultural courses. The college was taken over by DAV CMC, New Delhi in the year 2000 and since then it has become the part of a greater tradition and a better one.
The college having grand and classical architectural design and layout is built in Jodhpur stone, the main building being situated amidst the Aravallis on one side while the other side is surrounded by vast grassy pastures and lush green fields make the institution cynosure of the visitors.