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PUNJAB Guru Nanak Dev University
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (State University)
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Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Established in Year: 1969

Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar on November 24,1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is both a residential and an affiliating university. In conceiving the future course of the University, the objectives enshrined in the Guru Nanak Dev University Act 1969, emphasised that the new University would make provision for imparting education and promoting research in the humanities, learned professions, sciences, especially of applied nature and technology.

Studies and research on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, in addition to working towards the promotion of Punjabi language and spreading education among educationally backward classes and communities were the other commitments. In consonance with these expectations, the University in its eventful history of 35 years has taken long strides in spreading the message of the Guru and promoting education in such fields as science, arts, management, information technology, industrial technology, environment, planning and architecture. Carefully nurtured by committed academia, the University has carved a niche for itself in the academic world.

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. Spread over a stretch of 500 acres towards the west of the City, Guru Nanak Dev University presents a picture of modern architecture. Traditional red brick geometrical blocks represent its regard for time-honoured values and commitment to scientific advancement. Making its humble beginning in an annexe of the adjoining Khalsa College, the University today boasts of 37 academic departments, two regional centres, two colleges and a score of support service departments besides several administrative offices. In recent years, the University has diversified in a big way its programmes into applied sciences making it one of the distinguished centres of industry related job-oriented courses.

It is highly innovative in designing its teaching and research programmes and offers a comprehensive range of general and applied courses. Very early on, it decided to restructure its syllabi on the basis of recommendations made in the reports of the Curriculum Development Centres (1988). Admission to courses at all levels is made strictly on the basis of National, state and University level entrance tests. At present, nearly 5000 students are studying on the Campus, 4 College, All India Services Training Centre, Instrumentation Centre, Computer Centre, 24 hour internet facility, Placement Unit etc.

To promote research among its faculty, almost all the Departments have been provided with independent computer facilities, internet connectivity and departmental libraries. In addition to the academics, the University has also created necessary facilities for recreation and all round development of students and faculty in the form of Department of Youth Services, National Service Scheme, a 900 seat all purpose auditorium, half a dozen seminar and conference halls, a modern hi-tech sports complex, sports hostel, faculty club, students’ centre, health centre, day care centre, two separate holiday homes at Dalhousie for teachers and students, working women hostel, Baba Buddha College Bhawan along with oncampus residential facilities for a large number of students, teachers and administrative staff. The Campus with its lush green grounds, swaying fields, blossom laden tree lined lanes provides a most conducive physical environment for work and progress.

The University takes pride in the fact that its community over the years has developed a great participative work culture. The University has won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 17 times and inter-versity youth festival championship four times consecutively. UGC has granted the University Centre for Excellence in Sports Sciences. National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited the University at the "Five Star Level". Being rated at such a high level will inspire its community to make strides ahead still faster and stronger with academic excellence and commitment to social upliftment as the core ideals. a very large number of them being girl students drawn from the neighbouring countryside.

The University has contributed tremendously in accessing higher education to women in this otherwise educationally backward area. Being an affiliating University, it also .performs the parenting role of directing and monitoring the academic programmes of more than 100 colleges located in the five districts of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshehar and Gurdaspur, some of which have a long and creditable history of imparting higher education since late nineteenth century. Over the years, the University has built up an excellent academic infrastructure in the form of a well stocked computerised library, state-of-the-art laboratories, Academic Staff.

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Department of History

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


Department of Political Science

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.


School of Social Sciences

  • Bachelor in SocialSciences (Hons. School)
  • Master in Social Sciences (Hons. School)


Department of Sociology

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.


Department of Library & Information Science

  • B. Lib. & Information Science
  • M. Lib & Information Science


Department of Commerce and Business Management

  • M.B.A.
  • M.B.A. (Hons.) Financial Services
  • M.B.A.(Hons.) Marketing and Retail Management
  • M.Com.(Hons.)


Punjab School of Economics

  • B.Sc (Hons. School)
  • M.Sc. (Hons. School)
  • Master of Business Economics (MBE)


Department of Electronics

  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Master of Technology
  • Ph.D.


Department of Guru Nanak Studies

  • M.A.(Hons.)Religious Studies
  • M.A.(Hons.)Philosophy
  • M.Phil. Religious studies
  • M Phil. Philosophy
  • Ph.D.


Department of English

  • M.A. (Honours)
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


Department of Foreign Languages

  • Diploma in French ( One Year)
  • Diploma in Russian( One Year)
  • Certificate in French One Year
  • Certificate in Russian One Year
  • Certificate in German One Year
  • Certificate in Japanese One Year
  • Advanced Diploma in French One Year
  • Advanced Diploma in Russian language One Year


Department of Hindi

  • M.A.
  • M.A. Translation
  • M.Phil.


Department of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


Department of Urdu & Persian

  • Certificate Course in Urdu Certificate Course in Persian
  • Certificate Course in Arabic
  • Diploma Course in Urdu
  • Diploma Course in Persian
  • Advance Diploma Course in Urdu (Part Time)
  • Advance Diploma Course in Persian (Part Time)


Department of Law

  • L.L.B
  • L.L.M


Department of Biotechnology

  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. degree


Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences

  • M.Sc. (Hons.) Botany
  • M.Sc. (Hons.) Env Sc
  • M.Sc. (H.S.) Botany
  • M.Phil Botany
  • M.Phil Env Sc.
  • Ph.D


Department of Human Genetics

  • B.Sc. (Honours School) three-year (Six Semesters) course
  • M.Sc. (Honours School) two-year (Four Semesters) course
  • M.Sc. (Honours) two-year (Four Semesters) course
  • Ph.D (Three – Five year course), One Semester course work is compulsory.


Department of Microbiology

  • M.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology
  • M.Sc. (Hons) Fermentation and Microbial Technology


Department of Molecular Bio. & Bio-Chemistry

  • M.Sc.(Hons.)(Regular)
  • M.Phil.(Regular)


Department of Zoology

  • B.Sc. (Hons. School)
  • M.Sc. (Hons.)
  • Ph.D.


Department of Physical Education(Teaching)

  • B.P.Ed
  • M.P.Ed


Department of Architecture

  • B.Arch.
  • M.Arch.


Guru Ram Das School of Planning

  • B. Tech. (Urban & Regional Planning)
  • M. Tech. (Urban Planning)
  • Master in Planning (Infrastructure)


Department of Chemistry

  • B.Sc. (Hons.School) in Chemistry - 3 year course (six semesters)
  • M.Sc. (Hons.School) in Chemsitry - 2 year course (four semesters)
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (Instrumental Analysis) - 2 year course (four semesters)
  • M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry - 2 year course (four semesters)


Department of Food Science & Technology

  • B.Tech. (Sugar & Alcohol Tech.)
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology)
  • M.Sc. (Food Technology)
  • Ph.D.


Department of Mathematics

  • M.Sc.(Hons) Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Statistics


Department of Physics

  • B.Sc. (Hons. School) Physics
  • M.Sc.(Hons.School) Physics
  • M.Sc. (Hons.) Physics
  • M. Sc Applied Physics (Electronics)
  • M. Sc. Physics (Material Science)


Department of Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy

  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
  • Master in Sports Physiotherapy (M.S.P.T.) & Master in Sports Physiotherapy (Hons.)
  • Masters in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (M.E.P.N)
  • Masters in Hospital Administration (M.H.A)

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Administrative Office Enquiry

Ph. No. +91-183-2258802-09 Extn. 3019
Fax No. +91-183-2258819

General Enquiries

P.R.O. Office
Ph. No. +91-183-2255711
Fax No. +91-183-2255711

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