The multi-faculty co-educational institution with
its modern and magnificent campus sprawling outside Sunami Gate near Polo
Ground, was established by the late Padma Bhushan, Rai Bahadur Seth Gujjar Mal
Modi, a business magnate of India, in the fond memory of his illustrious father
Rai Bahadur Seth Multani Mal Modi.
Its foundation stone was laid by
Dr Dharam Vira, ICS, the then Governor of Punjab on Sept. 21, 1966 and the
first academic session commenced in July 1967. The college is owned and
maintained by the magnanimous and enlightened Modi Education Society. Its Chief
Patron Dr. K. N. Modi is a great entrepreneur and a man of vision. The
progressive and enlightened Managing Committee which runs the College comprises
eminent persons from various walks of life. It is headed by its Chairman Seth
Sudarshan Kumar Modi who is firmly committed to fulfilling the dreams and ideals
of his illustrious grandfather.
Over a period of three and a half
decades, the college has developed into a center of high quality education of
practical relevance to the present and future needs of our rapidly changing
society. The dedicated and hard work put in by the Principals and the faculty has
earned for Modi College a place of pride among the pioneering institutions of
The College has had the honor of its annual convocations
being addressed by eminent personages of the stature of Sh. KR Narayanan, Giani
Zail Singh, Dr. DC Pavte, Dr. R. C. Paul, Sh. S. L. Kapoor, and Dr. S. P.