Guru Nanak Dev University

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Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar on November 24, 1969 under an Act to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The University has now an eventful history of 30+ years. Carefully nurtured by illustrious academicians as administrators it has created a place of pride for itself on the academic map of India, and is striving to equip the students to face the challenges of 21st century.

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The motto of the University as engraved on its emblem (Guru,s wisdom illumines all) speaks of the vision and idealism for which the university stands.

Guru Nanak Dev University is a residential as well as an affiliating university. Its jurisdiction extends over colleges in the five districts of Punjab, namely of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Nawan sheher, Kapurthala and Gurdaspur.

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The Objectives of the university, inter alia, include the following specific activities as envisaged in the Act:

  • To make provision for imparting education for promoting research in the humanities, learned Professions, sciences, especially of applied nature, Technology and such other branches of learning and courses of study as it may think fit;
  • To make provision for study and research on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and their cultural and re1igious impact in the context of Indian and world civilizations; guru nanak dev university
  • To promote Punjabi studies, to provide for research in Punjabi language and literature and to undertake measures for the development of Punjabi language,literature and culture-,and to make special provision for the spread of University education among classes and communities which are educationally backward.


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