Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

The Guru Nanak Dev University of Punjab was established in the year of 1969 to celebrate the five hundredth birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The main aim of this university lies in promoting research, sciences and technology. Studies and research on the life of Guru Nanak is also an important project of this educational institute in Amritsar along with the promotion of Punjabi literature and language.

The Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar is well known for the quality of education that is imparted to the students. The faculty members are extremely knowledgeable and well experienced. Their experience helps in the all round development of the students. Dr Jai Rup Singh is presently the Vice Chancellor of this university.


Some of the faculties at the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar are

  • Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy
  • Visual Art & Performing Arts
  • Applied Sciences
  • Law
  • Languages
  • Economics & Business
  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Humanities & Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Physical Planning & Architecture


There are well organized and nicely stocked libraries with books on various topics to support education in this institute. All the laboratories of the Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab are also nicely maintained.

There are various scholarships offered by the Guru Nanak Dev University in the city of Amritsar for pursuing research and studies in various fields of knowledge.

The Guru Nanak Dev University has earned a five star status from NAAC and the title of Center for Excellence in Sports Sciences from the UGC. On November 24, 1969, Guru Nanak Dev University was established in Amritsar to celebrate the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is spread towards the west of Amritsar over a total area of 500 acres. The University is both a residential and an affiliating university of Punjab. The idealism of the University is depicted on it's emblem which is "Guru's wisdom illumines all". The 102 colleges of the five districts like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Nawan Shehar, Kapurthala and Gurdaspur come under the jurisdiction of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar has 39 academic departments including department of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Applied Chemistry, Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Zoology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Technology, Architecture,Commerce and Business Management, History, Library and
Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, School of Social Sciences, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit,Pali and Prakrit, Foreign Languages etc. There are two regional campuses of the University are at Jalandhar and Gurdaspur, and two constituent colleges.

This is first University of North India to get the highest Five Star Level Status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has also been selected by UGC for Centre of Excellence in sports considering its praiseworthy achievements in sports.

Within the span of 38 years, the infrastructure has developed a lot with informative computerized library, well equipped laboratories, Academic Staff College, Instrumentation Centre, Physiotherapy Centre, All India Services Training centre, Language Labortary, Multimedia Centre, Botanical Garden, Computer Centre with all kind of facilities, Placement Unit and many more.

Last Updated on : November 21, 2018

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