Guru Nanak Dev University was established on Nov. 14, 1969 to commemorate the 500th
birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion. Guru Nanak
Dev University is one of the premier universities of the country, which was recently
accredited with the 5 stars (the highest level) accreditation among the universities
in India by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution
of University Grants Commission. Apart from traditional areas of higher education
university has the reputation of promoting education and research in professional
and technological fields, with the aim of creating human resources in the new but
highly required areas in the country.
Objectives Of The University
Promotion of teaching and Research, especially of applied nature of science technology
and other branch of knowledge.
To make provisions for imparting education and for promoting research in the humanities,
learned professions, Sciences, especially of applied nature, technology and such
other branches of learning and courses of studying on it may think fit.
To make provisions for study and research on the life and teaching of Guru Nanak
Dev and their cultural and religion impact in the contest of Indian and World civilizations.
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
To make special provision for the spread of University education among classes and
communities which are educationally backward.