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Punjab University | 1969


Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was established on November 24, 1969.It was founded to honour Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 500th birth anniversary. The Guru Nanak Dev University Act 1969 stated that the new university will include provisions for providing instruction and encouraging research in the humanities, learned professions, sciences, particularly those of practical character, and technology. The slogan of the institution, etched on the knowledge of its emblem Guru, reveals what speaks of the university's dream and idealism for which it stands. The University is the first in the region to implement online enrollment, online state-level enrollment counselling, and a credit-based evaluation program.

GNDU offers a variety of courses at the UG and PG levels, as well as certification and diploma programmes. It now provides approximately 60 courses in disciplines like science, engineering, arts and humanities, law, journalism, management, commerce and accounting, architecture, computers and information technology, and pharmacy, among others.

In 2018, GNDU created a distance education department called ODL (the Directorate of Open & Distance Learning). It is located at its Main Campus in Amritsar, Punjab. UGC has designated Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – Open Distance Learning as a Category-I university. The university has made a name for itself in the sphere of higher education in the country and is regarded as one of the top institutions in the Northern states in the disciplines of science and technology. GNDU has been certified by NAAC with the highest grade level of A++, making it one of the most renowned institutions.

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCA
    Duration: 3Y
  • B.Sc
    Duration: 3Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • B. Lib
    Duration: 1Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • Diploma
    Duration: 3Y
  • PGD
    Duration: 2Y
  • Master of Arts
    English Punjabi
    Political Science  
    Computer Applications Communication Skills
    PG Diploma
    Journalism and Mass Communication Applied Nutrition
    Business Management Computer Application
    BCA / B.Lib.Sc.  
    B.Com. / M.Com.  
    MBA / MCA  


    Apart from the above-mentioned Distance Learning Courses, GNDU also offers the courses given below:

    B.Sc. + M.Sc. 
    Physics Mathematics
    Chemistry Human Genetic
    Electronics & Computer Engg. Electronics & Communication Engg.
    Computer Science & Engg Food Technology, Mechanical Engg.
    Textile Engg. Computer Engineering
    Computer & Communication Engg. Civil Engg.
    Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Biotechnology
    Food Technology Sports Nutrition
    Microbiology Exercise & Sports Physiology
    Environmental Science Pharmaceuticals
    Chemistry Biochemistry
    Human Ethics Mathematics
    Zoology Botany
    Marketing Management Human Resource Management,
    Financial Analysis Finance
    Financial Management / Services General
    Master of Arts
    Hindi Sanskrit
    English South Asian Studies
    Business Economics Psychology
    Russian Studies Sociology
    Educational Leadership & Management Punjabi
    Persian History
    Sports Psychology Political Science
    Philosophy Religious Studies
    Computer Science Computer Science Engineering
    Environmental Engineering and Management Electronics and Communication Engineering
    B. Plan. / M. Plan.  
    B.Arch. / M.Arch.  
    B.Com. + M.Com.  
    BCA + MCA  
    B.A. (Hons.) / B.Com. (Hons.) / B.Sc. (Hons)  
    B.Lib.I.Sc. / M.Lib.I.Sc.  
    B.P.Ed. /M.P.Ed.  
    Diploma in Arts (French, Persian, Urdu)  
    MPT / MPA / MHA  
    PG Diploma (Banking and Financial Management / Travel, Tourism and Cultural Heritage)  
    Advance Diploma (Russian, French)  
    Certification ( Russian, Arabic, Japanese, German, French)  
    M.Phil. (Arts)  
    Ph.D. (Arts, Science, Pharma, Management)  


    Fee Structure Of Guru Nanak Dev University(GNDU): 

    DDE Courses Fees (For 1st Year)
    B.Com ₹ 8,000
    BCA ₹ 12,000
    MA ₹ 8,000
    M.C.A  ₹ 20,000
    MBA ₹ 20,000
      Total Fees
    PG Diploma ₹ 10,000
    Diploma  ₹ 6,500
    Regular Courses Fees 
    B.Com + M.Com ₹ 40,775
    B.Sc + M.Sc ₹ 43,325
    BCA + MCA ₹ 1.09 Lakhs
    B.Tech  ₹ 1,19,475 - 2,33,335
    B.Com (Hons.) ₹ 97,945
    BA LLB ₹ 54,205
    M.Com. ₹ 38,775
    M.A  ₹ 25,025
    M.Sc ₹ 43,325
    MBA ₹ 1.26 Lakhs
    MCA ₹ 1,20,685


Admissions to GNDU are made on both a merit and an entrance basis. Candidates for B.Com (H), B.Sc, BA (H), BA.LLB, and B.Arch must have completed 10+2 with at least 50 percent marks and 45 percent marks in the appropriate subject. For B.Tech., the candidate must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% and have valid JEE Main results. A Bachelor's degree with at least 45 percent marks is required for LLB. All other UG programmes need a candidate to have completed 10+2 with the relevant stream.

Steps to Apply for DDE

  • Applicants must register online at GNDU website.
  • Pay an entrance fee of INR 500/- (General Category) and INR 250/- (SC/ST Category) online.
  • To take provisional admission or attend online counselling, candidates must fill out an online counselling proforma accessible on the directorate's website and provide a scanned copy of the relevant supporting papers.


Steps to Apply for Campus Admission

  • Login to GNDU website.
  • Select admission and then select campus admission and campus admission notice from drop-down menu.
  • Click on "Sign Up" and then "Sign In."
  • Click on "course registration," then fill out the GNDU Amritsar application form with all the necessary details.
  • Pay the fee to State Bank of India via a bank challan or by depositing it online.
  • And then submit to complete the process.


Important Dates Of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) 2022:

Registration for GNDU Admission 2021 22nd Apr, 2022
Deadline for enrollment to the ODL Program without late fee 15th Sept., 2022
Counselling for B. Arch 6th Oct, 2022
Deadline for PhD Registration 16th Nov, 2022
Entrance Test for PhD  1st Dec., 2022
Counseling for PhD 7th Dec., 2022

Eligibility Criteria Of Guru Nanak Dev University(GNDU)

Admission to all programmes provided by Guru Nanak Dev University's Directorate of Open and Distance Learning is based on the Merit of the Last Qualifying Examination. There are no admission exams for any of the courses offered under the ODL programme. For regular course, the criteria is mentioned below:

Course Eligibility
B.Com. / B.Sc. 10+2 from an acknowledged board with at least 50% marks
M.A. / MBA / M.Sc. Graduation in relevant field from an acknowledged university with at least 50% marks
B.Tech. 10+2 from an acknowledged board with at least 50% marks along with JEE main
M.Tech. Graduation in relevant field from an acknowledged university along with GATE


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Ques 1. Is GNDU a government university or a private one?
Guru Nanak Dev University is one of the top ten high level ranking state university in India by the MHRD. Since 2010, the GNU has consistently improved its NIRF ranking, securing 51st position in the ranking at the end of 2020.


Ques 2. What is the registration fee for Guru Nanak Dev University?
The GNDU Amritsar registration cost varies per category. For General: INR 1200 (SC/ST: INR 600). For B. Arch or B.Tech, its INR 2000 and for NRI: $500 (USD). It’s not refundable.


Ques 3. How can I apply for admission to GNDU?
Candidates seeking admission to the university's UG, PG, and Integrated PG programmes must complete and submit the registration form by the submission deadline. 


Ques 4. Does GNDU University provide scholarships?
Yes, according to the guidelines, GNDU offers scholarships to a list of candidates.


Ques 5.  Are the courses of Guru Nanak Dev University's DDE on an annual or semester basis?
All courses in the Open & Distance Learning modality are provided on a semester basis. To test and evaluate students, the University uses the CBES (Credit Based Evaluation System) method.


Review & Ranking Of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU)

  • GNDU is approved by the UGC, AIU and accredited by NAAC with “Grade A”.
  • GNDU was placed 88th overall and 51st among universities in the NIRF 2020 rankings.
  • According to the World University Ranking, GNDU is in the top ten state public universities and among the top 9% of universities worldwide.
  • The Week 2020 ranked GNDU university 16th and Outlook 2020 ranks university 43rd.
  • It obtained a rating of 7.8/10 in a student survey.


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