Since 24th November, 1969, Guru Nanak Dev University has become an institution of iconic marvel in academics, sports, sciences having been conferred the status of “University with Potential for Excellence” and placed in "Category-1" (only University in Punjab) by UGC and accredited at "A++" grade (highest level as per modified criteria) by NAAC.. In addition to the green campus, excellent architecture, state-of-the-art infrastructure in well equipped laboratories, contemporary workrooms for research and teaching, facility of online admissions, online counselling for State Level Admissions, Credit Based Evaluation System, more than twenty thousand learners in various faculties at its Main Campus, four Regional Campuses and nine Constituent Colleges to its credit.
Area of Excellence
University has excelled in the field of Sports, Culture and Swachhata. It has won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy, for a record number of 23 times. It is a winner of Cultural Championship 14 times. It has 2nd Swachh Campus Ranking for maintaining, promoting and encouraging the culture of Swachhata.
Research Capability and Focus Area
More than twenty departments of the University have received varied grants under UGC:SAP, DST-FIST and PURSE programmes. Sophisticated instruments worth more than seventy crores under different schemes are housed as a central facility. The University has 93 h index with more than 7000 publications with highest citations.
Notable Research / Publication
*Morphological, thermal and rheological properties of starches from different botanical sources, *Electrochemical detection of dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid using graphene modified electrodes, *Harnessing the potential of hairy roots: dawn of a new era, *Recent developments of fluorescent probes for the detection of gasotransmitters (NO, CO and H2 S), *Chromium stress mitigation by polyamine-brassinosteroid application involves phytohormonal and physiological strategies in raphanus sativus L, *Synergistic interactions in the mixed micelles of cationic gemini with zwitterionic surfactants: Fluorescence and Krafft temperature studies, *Bifunctional fluorescent thiacalixarene based chemosensor for Cu2+ and F- ions