Originally known as Imperial College, Ludhiana later known as Govt College for Boys and presently known as S.C.D Government College, Ludhiana, named after Satish Chander Dhawan - a renowned Space Scientist, who migrated to the USA, and had a long and illustrious career at MIT, Massachusetts. Other famous alumni include the well-loved poet Sahir Ludhianvi, the economist M S Gill, union HRD minister Kapil Sibbal, the retired police chief KPS Gill, film-director David Dhawan and many more personalities who made their mark in different fields like sports, administration, civil services, defence, industry, police etc.
Ludhiana is located in the center of Punjab in the Malwa region on the southern bank of the Satluj. Its latitudinal and longitudinal extent are 300-34 and 310-1 North and 750-36 and 760-9 east. Ludhiana is almost a flat plain and slopes towards the south- west. Its altitude ranges between 300 m in the east to 220 m in the west. It is spread over an area of 159.77 sq. m. At present the total population of Ludhiana is 30,32,831. The mean summer temperature is 32.50 and the mean winter temperature is 14.10C. The annual average rainfall is 68 cm.