Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Vice Chancellor
Guru Nanak Dev University,

Education is the global force that provides the aptitude to recognize our capabilities, and become progressive, rational and benevolent gives vent to the overwhelming and budding potential of the youth and diverts their dynamism and vitality towards a constructive and productive society and economy. When we drink deep from the fountain of education, we can achieve the intellectual and ethical integrity and become prudent, open-minded, energetic and substantial beings. Our harnessed capabilities towards the right direction enable us to face day to day challenges boldly adding an extra spark to life. Effective education is not about earning a degree only but it is also a preparation for the journey of life.

Guru Nanak Dev University guarantees academic excellence and holistic development of its students. All the constituent colleges are a part of this attempt to attain distinction. I am pleased to note that Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar, with a sprawling campus is catering to educational needs of the youth. The college, which started as an arts college, has now also introduced MBA, MCA, M.Com, M.Sc. (Mathematics), BBA, BCA, B.Com (Financial Services), Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and many more courses under Open and Distance Learning Programme of Guru Nanak Dev University.  The College has produced various gems in academics, sports, co-curricular activities and NSS outshining in its district and the State. The organization of social and cultural functions at the college inculcates in students philanthropic values like compassion, humility and integrity. The establishment of 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) for the welfare of entrepreneurs; and the Red Ribbon Club Unit are praiseworthy developments.

I wish the Principal, members of the faculty and students of Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar, good luck for all their future endeavors.