Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The aim of education is to develop both mind and heart of a student as a better human being who is honest, responsible and thoughtful. Learning is the process of modification of behaviour. Through education and its learning process character and behaviour of an individual are formed and modified.
This is what we offer at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar which was started as Punjab University College in 1962, came under the jurisdiction of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 1973. Located in the centre of the city, it is situated at a distance of just 1 km from the railway station and 2 km from the bus stand. With traditional and novel educational programs and requisite infrastructure, the college is housed in a majestic building and has a peaceful, natural and conducive environment for studies.
It was started as an Arts College, gradually shifted its focus from the traditional to the professional courses. The students have a wide range of choice of courses here. With the prime objective to provide quality education and career opportunities to students of the region and make them employable keeping in view of the changing market needs MCA(FYIC) was started in the year 2002, MBA(FYIC) IN 2004, MBA(Two years) in 2010 and MCA(Three years) in the academic session 2011-2012. In continuation with these endeavors, B.Com, B.Com(Professional) and M.Com courses were started from the academic session 2013-14.BBA,BCA and M.Sc (Mathematics) were also started from academic year 2014-15.These professional courses will create young leaders, winners and achievers in a global corporate world. In the evening shift M.Com, B.Com are already running and from this year M.B.A. (Part time) will be introduced with the aim to provide opportunity to enhance the academic qualification of the persons who are already employed in private or public sector.
Coming to the infrastructure and sport services in the college, they are simply outstanding. The departments and class rooms, computer labs, seminar halls are aesthetically designed to ensure high degree efficiency in the teaching learning process and the entire environment is conductive and ideal. Wi-Fi facility, 2 Mbps leased line; modern teaching aids like multi-media projectors are available to complement the teaching learning process. Besides this EDUSAT facility is also available here.
Several support systems for the overall development are bestowed to the young minds. College sport services encourage the students to give importance to their physical well being along with studies. It is the best way to channelize the energy of the present day youth.
The college also have NCC and NSS units. At present the college has a unit of girl cadets. Student participation in extracurricular activities has been appreciated and considered as an important aspect of the higher education experience. Students get involved in extracurricular activities not only for entertainment, social, and enjoyment purposes, but most importantly, to gain and improve skills. A wide range of extracurricular activities has been organized within the college premises and outside also. The college also runs University Information Centre and a help-line for the benefit of the students hailing from Jalandhar, Kapurthala, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. An Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) has been also established for the welfare of entrepreneurs and giving new shapes to the business ideas of each individual. By considering the challenging and environmental situation SCOPE (Student’s Community on Protection of Environment) organization is made. The college has also established Red Ribbon Club Unit. The college has an efficient mechanism to conduct extension and awareness programmes keeping in view the changing scenario. Management and IT experts are regularly invited to interact with the students.
College library has a valuable collection of text books, reference books, variety of newspapers, national and international magazines and professional journals. E-books and E-Journals are also available in the e-section of the library especially built for electronic data. Students and faculty members can avail the special facility of NLIST which will be provided by INFLIBNET, Ahmadabad in the college library.
Under the various scholarship schemes many students are facilitated with them in the each academic year. Under SC/BC and OBC scholarship schemes of the government many students get financial aid for their studies as well as personal benefit. There is a provision for Scholarship under Single-girl child and Minority scheme. Fee concession for the needy and meritorious students is also available.
The college is committed towards providing students with an education that lasts and evolves indispensible wisdom and knowledge to succeed in life. With innovative teaching and an excellent learning environment where participation is appreciated and free flow of ideas are always encouraged.