Guru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsar 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.
The University has won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy seventeen times and inter-varsity youth festival championship four times consecutively. UGC has granted the University Centre for Excellence in Sport Science. 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.
Bhai Gurdas Library
The University Library is one of the most Prestigious & well known Library in north zone of India, having more than 4 lakh 15 thousand books along with many Indian & foreign journals, manuscripts, dissertations and map Collections etc. Bhai Gurdas Library has prepared Databases of books in English, Hindi and Punjabi Languages. As soon as new books are purchased and processed, their bibliographic description is added in the OPAC. Two terminals have been dedicated for the readers to use OPAC for their search of books. In addition to OPAC this facility is also available on INTRANET within University Campus to benefit the students/faculty members by giving access to catalog at their respective departments. Computer Section of Bhai Gurdas Library also provide fast speed free Internet Service to students with more than twenty systems.
Departmental Libraries Guru Nanak dev University
For the convenience of the students and teachers 22 departmental libraries (14 Individual Libraries, 5 Multidisciplinary Libraries and 3 Libraries maintained by the departments) have been established in different departments buildings which are as follows:
Academic Staff College
Department of Applied Chemical Sciences & Technology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Commerce & Business Management
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Electronics & Technology
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Laws
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
Punjab School of Economics
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