CHANDIGARH MAY 27: Sri Guru Sahib World University would be formally launched in July next year. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Fourth Centenary Memorial Trust here today. The meeting was chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Paraksh Singh Badal.
This World Class Professional University would be set up at Fatehgarh Sahib to impart hi-tech quality education in collaboration with renowned educational institutions across the globe.
Disclosing this, Mr. Harcharan Bains, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister said that apart from intensive work on Guru Granth Sahib studies, the University would focus on imparting education in post modern technologies such as Nano-technology, Bio-technology, Information Technology and Business Management besides comparative study of different religions. These courses would be introduced in the inaugural academic session next year.
Later, the University would also house the faculties in Emerging Technologies, Basic Sciences, Management, Social Sciences, Arts, Languages, Engineering, Architecture, Law and Social Justice. Work would woon commence on the construction of the Complex.
The university was being established by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee under the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Act which had already come into force. It may also be recalled that this historic Act to establish and incorporate Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University is the fulfillment of a pledge given by Mr.Badal at the time of commemoration of 400th anniversary of Sri Adi (Guru) Granth Sahib and its installation in Sri Harmandar Sahib and is also a celebration of the 300th anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Gurgaddi Purb, this year.
The meeting was by the SGPC Chief Sardar Avtar Singh, Advocate General Punjab HS Mattewal, MLA Sirhind Didar Singh Bhatti, Dr.Karanjot Kaur, S. Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, Secretary, SGPC and Dr.Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, former Vice Chancellor of the Punjabi University.