Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
गुरु गोबिंद सिंह इंद्रप्रस्थ विश्वविद्यालय
GGSIU logo.svg
Former names
Indraprastha University (1998-2001)
Motto ज्योतिर्वृणीत तमसो विजानन्
Motto in English
Cleave the darkness and light through knowledge.
Type Public
Established 1998 (1998)
Affiliation Secular
Chancellor Najeeb Jung
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Anil K. Tyagi
Students 60,000
Location Dwarka, Delhi, India India
28°35′42″N 77°01′08″E / 28.595016°N 77.018942°E / 28.595016; 77.018942Coordinates: 28°35′42″N 77°01′08″E / 28.595016°N 77.018942°E / 28.595016; 77.018942
Campus Urban
60 acres (24 ha) (Main campus)
Newsletter ConnectUSS
Colours Maroon and Blue         
Sports Basketball
Nickname GGSIPU
Affiliations UGC
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State University of Delhi.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (Abbr.: GGSIPU or IP or IPU, informally known as Indraprastha University, Hindi: गुरु गोबिंद सिंह इंद्रप्रस्थ विश्वविद्यालय) is a public, professional university located in Delhi, India. It is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research, as well as the eminent scholars it attracts to its faculty. Founded in 1998 it is a teaching-cum-affiliating university which affiliates 84 colleges in Delhi-NCR and has 15 schools and centres. The medium of instruction is English to meet the international language standards.The university has been graded 'A' by NAAC.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities,[1] Association of Indian Universities,[2] Medical Council of India and Distance Education Council.[3]


Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University was established as Indraprastha University (IPU) on 28 March 1998 by the Govt. of NCT Delhi as a state University.[4] The university was named after the ancient mythological city of Indraprastha, which features prominently in the Mahabharata epic.[5] In 2001, the university was officially re-christened as Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) after the Tenth Great guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh.[6]

Board of management[edit]

The university is governed by a board of management, headed by the vice-chancellor and is appointed by the Government of Delhi. University has following departments which hold responsibility for administrative works related to university:

  • Personnel Branch
  • Planning Branch
  • Store and Purchase Section
  • Accounts Section
  • Public Relation Office
  • Academic Affairs
  • Affiliation Branch
  • Office of International Affairs

Schools and centres[edit]

Indraprastha University has 15 schools and 2 centers. These are the faculties of the university. All are present at either main campus (Dwarka) or Kashmere Gate campus; they are among the pioneer institutions of the university. Curriculum for these schools and centers is usually different from other affiliated institutions.

University Centers

  • University Center for IT Services & Infrastructure Management
  • University Center for Disaster Management Studies

Governing body[edit]

Board of Management
Name Note
Prof. Anil K. Tyagi[7] Vice Chancellor of University
D. M. Spolia Principal Secretary (Finance), Government of NCT of Delhi
Rajendra Kumar Secretary (Higher Education & Technical Education), Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Lt. General S. S. Mehta Member
Analjit Singh Chairman, MAX New York Life Insurance Co. Ltd
P. V. Indiresan Ex-Director, IIT Chennai
P. Rajendran COO, NIIT Ltd
Prof. V. S. Ramamurthy Chairman, IIT Delhi
Chandra Mohan Chairman, Board of Governors, Punjab Engineering College
Nirmal Kumar Ganguly Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research
Prof. A.K. Aggarwal Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College
N.M.D. Jain Engineer-in-chief, PWD
Prof. C.S rai Dean, University School of Information and Communication Technology
M. Afzal Wani Dean, University School of Law and Legal Studies
Anu Singh Lather Dean, University School of Management Studies
Rajiv Kale Registrar of University


E Block at University's Dwarka Campus
C Block GGSIPU Dwarka

The university has its campus in Dwarka being recently shifted from Kashmere Gate. It is a new campus and spread over an area of 60 acres where a still considerable portion is under construction. On Dwarka campus, the university is running 10 schools and imparting professional education to more than 3000 graduate and post-graduate students.

Kashmere Gate campus has been solely acquired by Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology and Ambedkar University. With an aim to provide "Research and Development" facilities of international standards, the university has decided to set up an Institute of Information Technology in Surajmal Vihar, East Delhi. For this purpose it has acquired 19 acres (77,000 m2) of land on which the construction is likely to start very soon.

On-campus cultural festivals[edit]

  • AVENSIS Annual cultural-cum-technical Fest of Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (MSIT).
  • BAR annual cultural-cum-law fest festival of University School of Law and Legal Studies.
  • Nirvana Annual cultural festival of Vardhman Mahavir Medical College.
  • Anugoonj Annual cultural festival.
  • InfoXpression Annual cultural festival of the University School of Information Technology.
  • Neurotrix Annual technical festival of IEEE branch of University School of Information Technology.
  • Techsurge and Mridang Annual Technical and Cultural Fest of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT).
  • Impulse Cultural-cum-technical festival of the IEEE-IGIT.
  • Tremors Cultural-cum-technical festival of the CSI-IGIT.
  • Exuberance Cultural festival of the University School of Management Studies.
  • Sanslation Annual technical festival of the University School of Chemical Technology.
  • FPS Film and Photography Society by University School of Mass Communication.
  • Spandan annual cultural festival of vivekananda institute of professional studies.
  • Corona Annual Technical and Cultural Fest of Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology (BPIT).

University Information Resource Centre (Library)[edit]

UIRC at Dwarka Campus

The library, re-christened as University Information Resource Centre (UIRC), was established in September 1999 with the prime responsibility to supplement the education and knowledge needs of the students, researchers and its faculty members. As like other departments of university, UIRC has shifted to the Dwarka campus, but the Information Technology and Business sections are still in Kashmere Gate. The services offered by UIRC are fully computerized. It has Web OPAC system with university’s website which helps its members and international academic community to assess the information on the library holdings on-line. The centre at present serves about 4000 members.[8]

Academic programs and affiliated institutes[edit]

GGSIPU was established as an affiliating and teaching university to promote studies in the emerging areas of higher education. The university runs almost 50 courses of study as diverse as engineering, technology, business management, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, education, and law.[9][10] There are more than 120 colleges affiliated to it which are run according to the rules and regulation set by the university.[11]


Admission to courses of the university are strictly done by Common Entrance Tests (CETs). The university holds 46 CETs for admissions to all of its programs. The university also hold CET for Ph.d.[12]

International students and education[edit]

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University enrolls foreign students in its affiliated schools and colleges.[13] The medium of instruction is English to meet the international language standards. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has been qualified to be a certified and education partner with Educational Testing Services (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The university is a certified test administrative site for internet based examination for TOEFL iBT and other ETS tests (GRE, GMAT, SAT). The university has been recognized globally with this significant achievement and by this it promotes international education.[14] The university hosted 30 students from Laos as part of a bilateral cooperation programme on Information and Communication Technology.[15]

Residential Student Halls[edit]

Residential Student Halls at university's Dwarka campus

University provides hostel facility to students from outside the Delhi NCR region. There are four hostels, Shivalik and Aravali for Boys and Nilgiri and Satpura for girls.


According to Times Ranking 2013 Indraprastha University is ranked 12th among the top universities of India. University School of Law and Legal Studies also ranked amongst top 10 law school of the country. Faculty of Biotechnology of university-University School of Biotechnology is ranked sixth in the list of Premier Public Biotechnology Institutes of India.[16]

University banks[edit]

Indian Bank, the official bank of university at Dwarka campus

The Punjab and Sind Bank at the Kashmere Gate campus of university served as the official banker of university until shifted to its new campus at Dwarka. Now Indian Bank provides money management facility to university students and staff as official banker of university. It is the official and only vendor of university's CETs' forms.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Members by country". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ "AIU-Members". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Affiliations and Memberships". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Establishment of Affiliating University (GGSIP UNIVERSITY)". Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Introduction to Delhi" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Heavy agenda for assembly session". The Hindu (Chennai, India: The Hindu). 15 December 2001. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "UNIVERSITY INFORMATION RESOURCES CENTRE". Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Courses". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  10. ^ "Programs". Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Affiliated Institutes". Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  12. ^ "French honours for V-Cs". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 25 December 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  13. ^ "Admission Criterion for International Students" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  14. ^ "International Affairs". Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  15. ^ "Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to host students from Laos". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  16. ^ "India's Top Public BT Schools - Uttarakhand Government". Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved 2011-02-22.