Guru Nanak Dev University

Coordinates: 31°37′45″N 74°49′36″E / 31.62917°N 74.82667°E / 31.62917; 74.82667
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Guru Nanak Dev University
ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ
The official logo of Guru Nanak Dev University
Mottoਗੁਰ ਗਿਆਨ ਦੀਪਕ ਉਜਿਆਰੀਆ
Motto in English
The Lamp of the Guru's Wisdom Illuminates
ChancellorGovernor of Punjab
Vice-ChancellorDr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Location, ,

31°37′45″N 74°49′36″E / 31.62917°N 74.82667°E / 31.62917; 74.82667
CampusUrban, 500 acres (200 ha)
ColorsSky Blue  

Guru Nanak Dev is a university near the village of Kot Khalsa. It offers higher studies degree courses online. Guru Nanak Dev University's campus is spread over 500 acres (200 ha)[1]


Main Entrance

Guru Nanak Dev University campus is spread over 500 acres (200 ha) near the village of Kot Khalsa, some eight km (5.0 mi) west of the Amritsar City on Amritsar - Lahore highway, next to Khalsa College, Amritsar. The university was founded in 1969 and is named after the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. It has over 20,000 students and offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. The university is home to several research centers and institutes, including the National Institute of Punjabi Language, Literature and Culture, the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, and the Indian Institute of Public Administration.


The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited the university at the five-star level.[2]


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2023)[3]90th
NIRF (Universities) (2022)[4]44

Guru Nanak Dev University was ranked 44th among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022[5] and 80th overall.[6]

Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • Prof. Bishan Singh Samundri (1969 to 1978)[7]
  • Karam Singh Gill (1978 to 1981)
  • Dr. J. S. Grewal (1981 to 1984)
  • Prof. S. S. Bal (1985 to 1988)
  • Dr. Gurdip Singh Randhawa (1989 to 1996)
  • Dr. Harbhajan Singh Soch (1996 to 2001)
  • Dr. S. P. Singh (2001 to 2006)
  • Dr. Jai Rup Singh (2006 to 2009)
  • Dr. Ajaib Singh Brar (2009 to 2017)
  • Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu (2017–Present)[8]


Notable alumni[edit]

Some of the notable alumni include:[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Guru Nanak Dev University". Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "NAAC".
  3. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  4. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  5. ^ "MoE, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)".
  6. ^ "MoE, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)".
  7. ^ "Our Vice Chancellors". 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Vice Chancellor's Message". Guru Nanak Dev University. Retrieved 27 September 2023.
  9. ^ "Guru Nanak Dev University". Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  10. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Alumni share memories at GNDU meet". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Can't become original thinker if weak in mother tongue: Surjit Patar". Hindustan Times. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Surjit Patar appointed chairperson of Punjab Arts Council". Hindustan Times. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Meet IPS Sanjeev Yadav, who is set to receive President's Gallantry Medal for the 11th time". DNA India. Retrieved 26 January 2022.

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