Vice Chancellor's Message
My Dear Alumni,
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” by UGC and accredited at “A++” grade (highest level as per modified criteria) by NAAC. More than twenty departments of the University have received various grants under UGC:SAP, DST-FIST and PURSE.
The Alumni Association of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was first created in the year 2007 to develop a strong relationship between the alumni and the University for achieving excellence in academics and research. Over the years, the University has made phenomenal academic growth and is presently recognised as “University with Potential for Excellence” by University Grants Commission. The University Alumni have distinguished themselves through their commitment to their respective professions in a wide variety of disciplines. The knowledge and skills of the alumni can make a big difference in helping build a more vibrant GNDU. The association aims at better interactions between the alumni and students by providing forums and creating opportunities for such interactions. The alumni can interact with the faculty and the students, share their experiences and provide assistance in academics, placements etc.
The alumni can also help the underprivileged students of the University by providing financial assistance in terms of Scholarship to poor students, distinguished lecture series, research projects and infrastructure developments like Hostels, Alumni Guest House, Sports Fund, Extension Activities etc. and even for the social cause like helping the Marginalized Kids.
I am sure that office of Dean Alumni Association from time to time shall apprise the GNDU alumni about the academic growth and other activities of the University and invite suggestions from them for its growth and development to achieve academic excellence.
Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Dean Alumni's Message
Alumni Association Guru Nanak Dev University (AAGNDU) endeavours to bring the old students who have passed from University Campuses & its Constituents Colleges together to promote the GNDU-perception and to provide them a common platform and strengthen bonds between Guru Nanak Dev University and its Alumnus. The students and alumni of the university continue to excel in diverse fields of basic sciences, engineering, software development, sports, arts, management and public administration. Today, GNDU ranks among the top universities of the country.The office of Dean, AAGNDU supports activities of different alumni groups in India and abroad and offer a meeting ground to our alumni community spread throughout the world
The office of AAGNDU is situated at the Arts Block (ground-floor) in GNDU Main Campus and remains open on all working days from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. The alumni can become member of AAGNDU by registering on the website http://alumni.gndu.ac.in the alumni are provided with ID/password to stay connected with their classmates on alumni portal, and to update their information on the AAGNDU website. The office of AAGNDU is committed to cater the concerns of alumni in the campus and to provide information to the alumni on its website or through email.
The Executive Council of AAGNDU was established in the year 2015 for the smooth working of the Alumni Association and new Executive Members of the council are being elected every year by nominations. At present, it has full strength of 21 members.
The Alumni Association has now formed several GNDU Alumni Chapters abroad in US, UK & Europe, Eastern Canada & Western Canada and Australia to promote its activities inforeign countries.
The main objectives of AAGNDU are:
- To connect alumni, current students, staff associated with GNDU.
- To encourage and support a spirit of community amongst members and to promote opportunities for the members to retain association with each other and the university.
- To maintain, develop and foster loyalty towards the university amongst the members and potential members.
- To strengthen and support the effectiveness, membership and activities of the recognized alumni groups and promote activities amongst them and to offer advice and assistance in appropriate circumstances to the members and the University.
- To make our alumni community as most vibrant & socially responsible alumni community and to assist GNDU to be visible at world map.
The last annual AAGNDU meeting was held in February, 2019. Due to the pandemic the annual meeting could not be held in 2020 and an online meeting of the members was held in September, 2020 wherein members urged to focus and redouble efforts to generate grants and donations for the university.
As a graduate of GNDU, the alumni members are entitled to an amazing selection of benefits and services being provided by the University. These include campus-based offers such as availing the facilities of State-of-the-Art Gym and Swimming Pool, Health Center/Medical-Lab Tests and Guest House at discounted rates as per University Rules. To be able to take advantage of all the above benefits and services, the AAGNDU members can become a proud owner of an Alumni Privilege Card, introduced by the University, with a one-time life membership fee of Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five Thousand only) from the members living in India and Rs. 15,000 (Rs. Fifteen Thousand only) from the members living abroad.
The alumni can submit the duly filled Alumni Identity Card Form to the Office of the Dean Alumni Association, GNDU, Amritsar. Presently, the one-time membership fee can be deposited with the University Cashier or in the bank account Number 02881000052760, Punjab & Sind Bank, GNDU, Amritsar with the intimation to the office of Dean Alumni Association, GNDU, Amritsar. The procedure for online fee payment would also be made available in due course of time.
Prof. (Dr.) Atul Khanna
Message from Vice-President (Overseas)
It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as Vice-President (Overseas) of my Alma Mater. Established in 1969, Guru Nanak Dev University has excelled in academics, research and sports, and has been recognized as an institute of excellence by the national accreditation agency of India. The University has also set up international collaborations and signed MOUs with a number of reputed universities and institutes.
The GNDU Alumni Association, first created in 2007, has grown world-wide by establishing Alumni Chapters in Canada, UK and USA. Many of the alumni have achieved outstanding success in their career and have settled all over the globe; a number of them being entrepreneurs and prominent professionals in academics and in various industries of repute. The Association is largely aimed at facilitating interactions between the university alumni, faculty and students to advance the academic and research environment. It encourages the alumni to share their knowledge and experience with students by participating in interactive sessions in order to help students progress in their career paths and secure placements.
The University is committed to providing equal opportunities, quality education and healthy campus environment to all the students irrespective of their financial difficulties, which requires additional funding resources. It should be our endeavour to support our Alma Mater for this worthy cause. It is my earnest appeal to all the alumni to work together with the University in providing scholarships to the underprivileged students, creating research facilities, and developing infrastructure for the overall growth of the university. All contributions, big or small, are important and can play a significant role in supporting the career goals of several students.
If you would like to start a lecture series, make a contribution to the university, or have any other questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.
Alumni Association Guru Nanak Dev University
President, AAGNDU Eastern Canada Chapter
Message from Vice-President
I congratulate the students and faculty for ensuring highest standards in the area of academics and co-curricular activities. My special appreciations to the worthy leadership of our Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu under whose guidance and command the University has achieved new heights and has been conferred the status of “University with Potential for Excellence” by UGC. The University has also been accredited at “A++” grade by the NAAC.
As a proud alumnus of the University, I have always tried my best to see this University in the top ranks in the list of universities at global level. My endeavours would be to connect the academics with the governance so that human resource produced by this University can contribute in nation building in true sense. In the capacity of “First Vice-President” of the executive Council of AAGNDU, my vision is to equip the teachers and the students of the University with core-competencies so that most of the governmental project-works and researches could be carried out at university-level.
We are thankful to our Dean Alumni Prof. (Dr.) Atul Khanna who has been doing tireless efforts in coordinating the activities of the AAGNDU. With my Overseas colleague Dr. Vijay Kumar Babbar, we seek valuable guidance, support and suggestions from our earnest members of alumni, esteemed teachers and hardworking students so that we could be able to shape-up our endeavours in attaining truthful results.
Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh
Alumni Association Guru Nanak Dev University