Motto of University as engraved on its emblem Guru's wisdom illumines all speaks of vision & idealism for which University stands.
Guru Nanak Dev University 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 is successfully catering to twenty thousand students in various faculties at University Campuses and Constituent Colleges. Guru Nanak Dev University is the first University of the region which introduced on-line admissions to its courses, on-line counselling for State Level Admissions and Credit Based Evaluation System. All the results have been computerized and OMR (Optical Magnetic Recognition) system is being used to bring in more efficiency and transparency. It is again first for any University in the region to have computerized it examination and registration system. The students now have an all time access to their results through SMS service.
1. Guru Nanak Dev University has won India prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Trophy (MAKA) of year 2017-18 with commendable sports achievements of University.
2. MoU signed between GNDU and JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland for Academic and Research Cooperation (on October 3rd October, 2018).
3. Vice Chancellor has taken initiative to establish A World Class fully Air Condition Physical Fitnees Centre(GYM) in the University Campus.