Gurdip Singh Randhawa

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Gurdip Singh Randhawa
Born(1925-02-16)16 February 1925
29 August 2015(2015-08-29) (aged 90)

Gurdip Singh Randhawa (16 February 1925 – 29 August 2015) was an Indian academic who served as Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and as Principal of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi. He received Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award of India, in 2009 in science and engineering.[1]

Randhawa was professor of English literature at Khalsa College and also served as the principal of the college from 1971 to 1988.[2] He later chaired the position of Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University from 1989 to 1997 serving for almost three tenures. He was known for initiating various infrastructural changes in the university and also for starting the maximum number of academic programmes.[3] He died on 29 August 2015 at Chandigarh at the age of 90.[4]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2017)" (PDF). MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Principals". Khalsa College. 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Vice Chancellors of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar". Guru Nanak Dev University. 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Former GND University VC Randhawa dead". Tribune. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.