SGGSWU Departments Sri Guru Granth Sahib Department of Religious Studies

The establishment of faculty of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies and Sri Guru Granth Sahib department of Religious Studies Department at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University was a unique and significant venture in the history of higher education in India as well as the world. The main objectives of the Dept. are to provide facilities for advanced research, understanding of world religions, systematic and scientific study through academic channels such as inter-religious dialogues, seminars, extension lectures and publication of books.

Department gives impetus to the study of the world's religions, civilizations, eastern and western speculative thought and globalization as an ideology. The Department focuses on the study of Sikh religion as an academic discipline and the holy Scriptures from different perspectives to produce the source material for the scholars as well as to students working in the field of Sikh Studies.

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1 Ph.D.

Seats: To be notified in a separate advertisement.

Duration: 3-5 Years

Eligibility: As per UGC Norms.

 

2 M.A. Sikh Studies

Duration: 2 years

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University.

3 M.A. Religious Studies

Duration: 2 years

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University.

4 Diploma in Sikh Studies

Duration: 6 months

Seats: 30

Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board.

5 Certificate Course in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies

Duration: 6 months

Seats: 30

Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board.

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1 Mr. Joginder Singh Senior Research Fellow (SRF) jssukh@gmail.com Philosphy and Sikh Literature
2 Dr. Kirandeep Kaur Assistant Professor and In-charge kiranmaan2010@gmail.com Gurbani & Sikhism
3 Dr. Hardev Singh Assistant Professor shardevkarnal@gmail.com Theology of Sikhism & Sikh Tradition
4 S. Maninder Singh Assistant Professor singhmaninder0077@gmail.com Gurbani& Sikh Studies
5 S. Gurpartap Singh Assistant Professor Gur86partap@gmail.com Sikh Philosophy
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1 Brief Research Profile

Primary publications of the department include two books:

  1. Insights into Major World Religions 
  2. Advanced Studies in Sikhism

Number of Ph.D. students enrolled in the department: 8

2 Journal

The department is publishing two refereed indexed journals titled   Journal of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies and The Journal of Religion and Sikh Studies.

These journals are  of high repute devoted to a wide range of themes and issues concerning Humanity.

1. Journal of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies

Vol. 01            Issue 01         April 2013     Concept of Universal Brotherhood in Sri                                                                                    Guru Granth Sahib

Vol. 01            Issue 02         October 2013            Moral Values in Sri Guru Granth                                                                                      Sahib

Vol. 02            Issue 01         April 2014                  Gurbani and Science

Vol. 02            Issue 02         October 2014            Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Vol. 03            Issue 01         April 2015                  Guru Angad Dev Ji

Vol. 03            Issue 02         October 2015            Guru Amardass Ji

Vol. 04            Issue 01         April 2016                  Guru Ramdass Ji

 

2. The Journal of Religion and Sikh Studies

Vol. 01   Issue 01     January-June 2014 Preservation of Nature: A Sikh Perspective

Vol. 01   Issue 02     July-December 2014   Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Vol. 02   Issue 01     January-June 2015     Sikh Women

Vol. 02   Issue 02     July-December 2015           Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

3 Research Project Session 2017-18

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1 Special Lectures

 

1.  Nov 23,2012- Celebrated Gurpurab (Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday) on November 23, 2012, invited Dr. Sarabjinder Singh from Punjabi University, Patiala for lecture.

2. jan 16, 2013 - Celebrated Gurpurab (Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birthday) on January 16, 2013, invited Dr. Paramvir                          Singh from Punjabi University, Patiala for lecture.

3. Nov 8, 2013- On Culture and Sikh Culture special lecture was delivered by Dr. Dilbar Singh on November 8, 2013.

4. Feb5,2014 - Dr. Gurmeet Singh Punjabi University, Patiala delivered on Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Personality & Contribution on  February 5, 2014.

5. Feb 14,2014- Lecture on Bhagat Ravidass Jiwan Darshan: Smajik Chetna by Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabar, Amritsar on February 14, 2014. 

6.March 13, 2014- Dr. Devinder Singh Chahal from the Institute of Sikh Studies, Canada, delivered a special lecture on Guru Nanak Dev ji's Philosophy & Envioronment.

7. April 21, 2014- Special Lecture on Gyani Ditt Singh Ji’s Personality & Contribution.

8. August 29, 2014- Dr. Mohinder Singh, Delhi delivered special lecture on Gurmukhi Manuscript.

9. September 10, 2014- Celebrated birth anniversary of M.A. Maculiffe on September 10, 2014, invited Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu from Punjabi University, Patiala & Giani Harpal Singh Ji, Head Granthi, Gurdwara Sahib, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib.

10. October 9, 2014- Celebrated Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ramdass Ji on October 9, 2014 Dr. Sikander Singh & Dr. Harjeet Singh delivered lecture on Sri Guru Ramdass Ji

11.  November 25, 2014- Celebrated Gurpurab (Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday) on November 25, 2014, invited Dr. Rajinder Kaur Rohi from Punjabi University Patiala for lecture.

12.  Feb 02, 2015-  Special lecture held on Life and Contribution of Bhagat Ravidas Ji. Dr. KulwantKaur, Ex-Principal, Gurmat College, Patiala was the speaker, Vice-chancellor Dr. Gurmohan Singh presided and Professor Kirpal Singh Bandungar, Ex-president SGPC & Chairman Backward Classes, Punjab Govt. was the chief guest of the event.

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13. Feabruary 11, 2015- A Lecture on 'Hazrat Muhhamad Sahib da Jiwan ate Darshan' delivered by Dr. Muhhamad Kamal, Professor, N.I.S., Patiala

14.  March 12, 2015- National Seminar organized on CONTRIBUTION OF KAMAGATAMARU INCIDENT IN FREEDOM STRUGGLE. Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu & Dr. Paramvir Singh,Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala were the speakers and Vice-chancellor Dr. Gurmohan Singh presided the seminar. Professor Kirpal Singh Bandungar, Ex-president SGPC & Chairman Backward Classes, Punjab Govt. was the chief guest and Sardar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, secretary SGPC was the special guest of the event.

15. March 29, 2015- National Seminar organized on LIFE and CONTRIBUTION of SIKH WOMEN. Dr. Rajinder Kaur Rohi & Dr. Malkinder Kaur,Professors, Punjabi University, Patiala and Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kang,Professors, Panjab University, Chandigarh were the speakers and Vice-chancellor Dr. Gurmohan Singh presided the seminar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, Ex-secretary SGPC was the special guest of the event.

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16.April 20, 2015-  A special lecture on Life and contribution of Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was organized . Dr. Sukhdial Singh, Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala was the speaker and famous Bollywood director Harry Baweja was the chief guest. 

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17. January 15, 2016- Celebrated Gurpurab (Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birthday) on January 15, 2016, invited Dr. Sukhdial Singh from Punjabi University Patiala for lecture.

18. February 22, 2016- Lecture on Bhagat Ravidass by Dr. Brahmjagdish Singh, Amritsar. 

19. November 22, 2016 - On the occasion of Parkashpurab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji,  November 22, 2016 a special lecture delivered by Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Professor, Punjabi university,Patiala.

2 Seminars

1. National seminar on Sikhism & Universal Concerns: Challenges & Responses on November 29, 2011. Dr. Darshan Singh preside the semainar, Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon presented keynote speech, Dr. Ashok  Singh Bagrian, Dr. Rajinder Kaur Rohi, Dr. Paramvir Singh, Dr. Dilbar Singh presented papers.

2. Bhagat Ravidas Ji Di Bani de Mukh Sarokar, on February 27, 2013. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, GNDU and Dr. Harnek Singh Kaler presented papers on bhagat Ravidas.

3. National seminar on Shahadat Da Sikh Sankalp on February 21, 2014. S. Tarlochan Singh, Dr. J.S.Grewal, Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu, Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Dr. Paramvir Singh, S. Harcharan Singh Sarhandi, Dr. Gurmeet Singh Sidhu and many more scholars presented their paper. 

4.On March 11, 2015 a national seminar 'Azadi de Sangarsh vich Kamagatamaru de Shahidi sake da Mahatav' organized by the department. S. Sukdev  Singh Bhaur was the chief guest, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar was the special Guest, Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu was the keynote speaker, Dr. Paramvir Singh from the Punjabi University & S. Jaswinder Singh Ghuman was the speakers.

5. On March 27, 2015 a national seminar on Life and Contribution of Sikh Women organized by the  department. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur member, SGPC, was the chief guest, Dr. Rajinder Kaur Rohi, Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala presented keynote speech. Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kang,Professor, Punjab University, Dr.Malkinder Kaur & Dr. Aspreet Kaur presented papers in the seminar.       

6. A National Seminar on the topic 'Sri Guru Granth Sahib Darshan ate Vichardhara' was organized on January 29,2016 by the department. Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor Punjabi University was the Chief Guest. Dr.Mohinder Kaur Gill presentd the keynote speech. Dr.Jagbir Singh, Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Dr.N.Muthumohan, Dr. Gulzaar Singh Kang, Dr. Paramvir Singh presented papers.

7. A two days national Seminar on ' Yug Chintak Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji' held on October 6-7, 2016 organized by the department in which Dr. Ratan Singh Jaggi,presented keynote speech. Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar, Dr. Jaspal Singh,  any many more dignitaries were present. Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, Dr.Sarabjinder Singh, Dr. Roop Singh, Dr. R.S.Bhatti and many more scholars participated in the seminar and presented valuable papers on Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  

                

3 Conferences

1. Organized one Session on Science and Religion National Conference (EHST), held on January 17-18, 2013 at  Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University. Dr.Balwant Singh Dhillon from GNDU, Amritsar presided over the session. Dr. S.S. Narang, retd. Prof. GNDU, Amritsar, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Prof. GNDU, any many more scholars participated in the session.

2. On April 19-20, 2016 an International Conference on Interfaith Dialogue for Global Peace and Harmony' was organized by the department. In which Dr. Jaspal Singh, S. Tarlochan Singh were the Chief guest on inaugural and Valedictory Session. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, Dr. Jagbir Singh, Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Dr. Madan Mohan Verma, Dr. Akhtrul Wasey, Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Dr. Darshan Singh Tatla, UK, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Brijpal Singh, Dr. Amarjit Singh, Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu,Dr. Paramvir Singh, Dr. Muhammad Habib, Dr. Anekant Jain and many more scholars participated in this conference and presented papers.  

4 Book Release

 

  1. May 20, 2015 a book release programme of Dr. Gurtaran Singh's (ed.) book The Sikh Scripture (A reveal Journey of world Religions) was organized. S.Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa was the chief guest. Prof.Kirpal Singh Badungar was present as special guest.
5 Competition
  1. On February 13, 2015, Gurmat Sangeet competition was organized by the department in which students from the different colleges & Schools participated   
6 Vichar Goshti
  1. Organized vichar Gosti on the books of Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar 'Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar Da Joygdan: Sikh Sahit De Paripekh Vich', on February15, 2013. Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu, Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Dr. Roop Singh, Dr. Paramvir Singh and Prof. Ashroo participated in the vichar goshti.
7 Some Activities in Academic Session 2017-18

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22, August 2017

One Day Seminar

A Seminar on  Guru Granth Sahib: Sadacharak Pripekh organized by the department. Prof. Kirpal Singh Badunger, President of S.G.P.C and Chancellor of the university is the chief guest. Dr. Paramvir Singh, Professor department of encyclopedia of Sikhism of Punjabi University Patiala, Dr. Gurnaib Singh   Professor of Punjabi University Patiala present their paper.

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6, September 2017

One Day Seminar

A seminar held on Giani Dit Singh: Jivan te shakshiet organized by the department. S. Darbara Singh Guru member secretary of the university trust is the chief guest. Dr. Kirandeep Kaur, Assistant Professor & In charge of the department, Dr. Paramvir Singh, Professor department of encyclopedia of Sikhism of Punjabi University Patiala.

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22, September 2017

One Day Seminar

A one day seminar on Bhai Kanhayia ji: Jivan te Yogdan organised by the department. Prof. Kirpal Singh Badunger, President of S.G.P.C and Chancellor of the university is the chief guest. University students Buta ram  and Harneet kaur presented their paper on Bhai Kanhayia ji.

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Educational Trip

1-2 April 2017

Department organise the two days tour to visit Christ Church and Jakhu Mandir in Shimla.

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1 Award received

International Award on the title of 'Bahi Gurdas Sikh Budhijivi 2017' to Dr. Kirandeep Kaur (Incharge)

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