In December, 1955, the all India council of Tech. Education sent a visiting committee consisting of shri S.C Sen, principal Delhi polytechnic, Shri P.C. Dutt, prof. of Elect. Engg.. B.H.U, Shri S.R. Singh, Prof. of Civil Engg., Roorkee university and Shri D.V Narsimbam, Secretary to the Government, This committee studied in detail the possibility of the development of the institution and recommended a grant-in-aid of Rs. 11 Lakhs for building, equipment and Library and Rs. 3,75,000 as loan for construction of a hostel for 150 students.Sanction for continuing the diploma classes was accorded under the condition that the then exiswting courses be converted into 3 years National Certificates Courses based on the syllabus drawn by All India Council for Tech. Education with annual intake of 50. The intake for the 2 years?s Draftman Civil Courses was first fixed at 30. Grant was sanctioned by the Government and the Institutiuon was re-named as Mehr Chand Polytechnic aftewr late. Lala Mehr Chand, a life member and ex-president of D.A.V college, managing committee who had a distinguished career, of service to the cause of education.
During National Emergency, when a large number of Engineers were needed, the annual intake in all diploma raised to 60 each. The total intake rose to 240 in 1964 from 80 in 1954.In a decade, it was trebled. The total number of students in the polytechnic rose from 210 in 1957 to 660 in 1965,The discipline of ECE was added in the year 1982 with intake of 30 and D-Pharmacy was started in the year 1987 with initial intake of 40.In 2003-2004,no. of seats in diplomas in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were increased from 40 to 60 besides, starting new diploma course in Computer Engineering with intake of 60. Again the intake was increased in other discipline of Civil Engineering, ECE and D-Pharmacy and the present intake is 60 in all branches. The total strength of the Institute in the year 2002 was increased to 1020.In 2010 Principal Jagroop Singh under the guidance of office bearers of D.A.V. College Managing Committee submitted the proposal for starting a new diploma in Automobile Engineering in the morning shift and three discipline of Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering in the evening shift with intake of 60 in each discipline with a view to achieve financial stability. The Proposal was subsequently approved by AICTE and Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training Chandigarh.