Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University
Established 2004
Type Private
Chancellor S. Avtar Singh Makkar, President- SGPC
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia
Location Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website sggswu.org

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (Punjabi: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ) is a private university located in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India. It was established under Punjab State Act 20/2008 (Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Act).

The construction of the building was funded by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee.[1] The university was inaugurated formally and started its first session on 24 July 2011. Though Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia was appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of the university in 2008, he was shot and critically injured only few days after inauguration of the university.[2] Gurnek Singh, former head of the Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi University was appointed acting Vice-Chancellor of the university on 9 August 2011.[3]

A distinguishing feature of the University will be Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies characterized by latest interpretational methodologies, Sikh Historiography with re-interpretation, in contemporary ideological perspective, of the basic sources will be given special attention.[citation needed] The new university would also focus on imparting education in most modern technologies such as nano-technology, bio-technology, information technology and business management besides comparative study of different religions. The university would also house faculties of schools of emerging technologies, basic sciences, management, social sciences, arts, languages, engineering, architecture, law and social justice.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Granth Sahib University to commence session March 2011". sify.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Punjab varsity V-C shot at, critical | The Asian Age". asianage.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gurnek Singh appointed acting VC, IBN Live News". ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Granth Sahib University to commence session March 2011". sify.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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