Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU)

Guru Nanak Dev University was established at Amritsar on November 24,1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak DevJi. 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.

Studies and research on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, in addition to working towards the promotion of Punjabi language and spreading education among educationally backward classes and communities were the other commitments. In consonance with these expectations, the University in its eventful history of 35 years has taken long strides in spreading the message of the Guru and promoting education in such fields as science, arts, management, information technology, industrial technology, environment, planning and architecture. Carefully nurtured by committed academia, the University has carved a niche for itself in the academic world.

The motto of the University as engraved on its emblem Guru’s wisdom illumines all speaks of the vision and idealism for which the University stands. Spread over a stretch of 500 acres towards the west of the City, Guru Nanak Dev University presents a picture of modern architecture. Traditional red brick geometrical blocks represent its regard for time-honoured values and commitment to scientific advancement. Making its humble beginning in an annexe of the adjoining Khalsa College, the University today boasts of 37 academic departments, two regional centres, two colleges and a score of support service departments besides several administrative offices. In recent years, the University has diversified in a big way its programmes into applied sciences making it one of the distinguished centres of industry related job-oriented courses.

It is highly innovative in designing its teaching and research programmes and offers a comprehensive range of general and applied courses. Very early on, it decided to restructure its syllabi on the basis of recommendations made in the reports of the Curriculum Development Centres (1988). Admission to courses at all levels is made strictly on the basis of National, state and University level entrance tests. At present, nearly 5000 students are studying on the Campus, 4 College, All India Services Training Centre, Instrumentation Centre, Computer Centre, 24 hour internet facility, Placement Unit etc.

To promote research among its faculty, almost all the Departments have been provided with independent computer facilities, internet connectivity and departmental libraries. In addition to the academics, the University has also created necessary facilities for recreation and all round development of students and faculty in the form of Department of Youth Services, National Service Scheme, a 900 seat all purpose auditorium, half a dozen seminar and conference halls, a modern hi-tech sports complex, sports hostel, faculty club, students’ centre, health centre, day care centre, two separate holiday homes at Dalhousie for teachers and students, working women hostel, Baba Buddha College Bhawan along with oncampus residential facilities for a large number of students, teachers and administrative staff. The Campus with its lush green grounds, swaying fields, blossom laden tree lined lanes provides a most conducive physical environment for work and progress.

The University takes pride in the fact that its community over the years has developed a great participative work culture. The University has won MaulanaAbulKalam Azad Trophy 17 times and inter-versity youth festival championship four times consecutively. UGC has granted the University Centre for Excellence in Sports Sciences. 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. a very large number of them being girl students drawn from the neighbouring countryside.

The University has contributed tremendously in accessing higher education to women in this otherwise educationally backward area. Being an affiliating University, it also .performs the parenting role of directing and monitoring the academic programmes of more than 100 colleges located in the five districts of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshehar and Gurdaspur, some of which have a long and creditable history of imparting higher education since late nineteenth century. Over the years, the University has built up an excellent academic infrastructure in the form of a well stockedcomputerised library, state-of-the-art laboratories, Academic Staff.

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)

Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on 1st June 1996 with the assent of His Excellency Honorable Governor of Karnataka as a full-fledged University in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification no ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 (KSOU Act – 1992). The act was promulgated with the object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems in the education pattern of the State and for the Co-ordination and determination of standard of such systems.

  • With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centers and StudyCenters at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.
  • Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has accorded recognition to Karnataka State Open University, Mysore for offering Programs / Courses approved by the Statutory bodies of the University. Karnataka State Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Revised notification F. No. DEC/OU/Recog./2008).
  • Karnataka State Open University is a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi since 1999 (No. EV/11(80)/99/203935-4172).
  • Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, United Kingdom since 1999. Its member code is: ZKASOPENUINI.
  • Karnataka State Open University is a permanent member of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China since 1999.
  • Karnataka State Open University has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada since 2003. COL is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning / distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.

Approvals and Recognitions

  • The Distance Education Council (DEC) New Delhi,
  • Regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi
  • Permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) LondonUK,
  • Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China,
  • And also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL),

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU)

Mahatma Gandhi is inspiration of millions of people all over the world for his principles, vision& knowledge. Following the footsteps ‘Mahatma Gandhi University’ is a university with a mission to make difference in field of education.Mahatma Gandhi University (M.G.U) is established through Meghalaya State legislative Act, 2010 (Meghalaya Act No.6 of 2011), published in the Gazette of Meghalaya vide No.LL (B).138/2010/41.The Promoting body of MGU has vast experience in the field of Education. University is setup with an objective of providing best quality education to the students.Mahatma Gandhi University is empowered to award degrees as specified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956.Earn your degree on your terms. Whether you choose to learn online or at a local campus, you can count on our challenging curriculum and a supportive learning environment.Mahatma Gandhi University an institution which promises to become one of India’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Needless to say it has achieved resounding success in all its ventures including professional education. MGU has emerged as a global university with boasting distinctive strengths in education and entrepreneurship. As a platform for excellence in teaching, learning & administration, state-of-the-art information technology is extensively used in M.G.U, contributing to the development of well-trained graduates, post graduates and doctorates to meet the professional manpower needs of not just India but the world.

Approvals and Recognitions

  • University Grant Commission (UGC)
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) is empowered to award degrees as specified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956.
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Mahatma Gandhi University is accorded Regular Recognition by the Distance Education Council (DEC), an apex body for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system in the country, and Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE- DEC.
  • Mahatma Gandhi University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), an organization promoting university activities especially by way of sharing information and co-operation in the field of education, culture, sports and allied areas.
  • International Association of Universities
  • IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.
  • Asian Association of Open Universities
  • Mahatma Gandhi University is a member of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). AAOU, is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with education at a distance, namely, education in which the systematic teaching and the communication between student and teacher or institution take place mainly by a variety of media. AAOU was founded in 1987 by a number of open universities in the Asian region who realized the significant contribution of distance education in democratizing the provision of learning opportunities to mankind.
  • MGU is a member of PHD Chamber
  • PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1905, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organization working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.
  • MGU is also a member of FICCI
  • Mahatma Gandhi University is an esteemed member of federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. A non-government and non-profit organization. FICCI is the voice of India’s business and Industry.
  • Knowledge Partner with World Bank
  • Mahatma Gandhi University is proud to be partnered up with World Bank’s program on climate change. (C4C) is a campaign, a coalition, and a community that cares about climate change. The goal of C4C is to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world. With the help of our broad coalition of partners (including Mahatma Gandhi University), we are kick starting an interactive dialogue on climate change issues.