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Chancellor's Message

S. Gobind Singh Longowal

Chancellor

For the first time in Sikh history a unique institution of higher learning in the form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University has been established under Punjab State Act 20/2008, at Fatehgarh Sahib, near Chandigarh (India).

Vice - Chancellor's Message

Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra

Vice Chancellor

In this era of globalisation and specialisation when ever-widening horizons of knowledge are endeavouring to scale the acme of excellence, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, in tune with the times, visualise

The establishment of Department of Religious & Civilizational Studies at the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University was a unique and significant venture in the history of higher education in India as well as abroad. The main objectives 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 etc.

Department will also focus on study of the World's Religions, Civilizations, Eastern & Western Speculative Thought, and Globalization as an ideology. The Department will focus on the study of Sikh religion as an academic discipline and the scriptures from different perspectives to produce the source material for the scholars as well as for students working in the field of Sikh Studies. The department has produced a lot of source material through research and seminars.The Department also focuses on research  along with following research centres:

Guru Arjun Dev Centre For Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies
The objective for setting up of this centre is to carry out authentic research in the various aspects of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, to spread its message universally. It is relevant to mention here that the whole universe is in dire need of the message of niversal brotherhood through the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Only such teachings can guide the world on the path of Grehasth-Udaas instead of extreme ways of materialism and renunciation.For this purpose we need to expand this message to the people who belong to different cultures, languages and life styles via its adequate presentation in their language as well as idiom.

Bhai Gurdas Centre For Sikh Studies
The objective for setting up of this centre is to carry out research in Sikh heritage, culture, philosophy, tradition, Martyrs, Sikh way of life and all related aspects of Sikh living and thinking. Sikh panth has made glorious achievements, but these have yet to be explored in front of the world in a right context. Further, Guru Sahib has bestowed Sikh Panth with revolutionary models which are exceptionally distinguished from the existing models in the areas of politics, economics as well as cultural. But this is yet to be explored within the academic disciplines.

Guru Nanak Dev Centre For Gurmat Sangeet
The objective for setting up of this centre is to carry out research in various aspects of Sikh Music and to prepare Encyclopedia of Sikh Music. Gurmat Sangeet (Sikh Music) plays very significant role in spreading the pious message of Gurbani. The aim of research in Sikh Music is to explore the distinct features of Gurmat Sangeet in comparison to Indian classical music. Moreover, we wish to explore its potential to lead the human soul to the higher dimensions of life.

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1 Ph.D.

Eligibility: As per UGC Norms.

The University admits Ph.D. students through Ph.D. Entrance test conducted by the University. The students who have qualified UGC (NET)/ UGC-CSIR (JRF) examination/  SLET/ GATE and foreign students sponsored by ICCR or any other applicable test conducted by notified authority of Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

2 M.A. Sikh Studies

Duration: 2 years

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor Degree (any Stream) with 50% in aggregate (45% marks for SC/ST).

3 M.A. Religious Studies

Duration: 2 years

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor Degree (any Stream) with 50% in aggregate (45% marks for SC/ST).

4 Diploma in Sikh Studies

Duration: 3 months

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor Degree (any Stream) with 50% in aggregate (45% marks for SC/ST).

5 Certificate Course in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies

Duration: 6 months

Seats: 30

Eligibility: Bachelor Degree (any Stream) with 50% in aggregate (45% marks for SC/ST).

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1 Dr. Kirandeep Kaur Assistant Professor and In-charge kiranmaan2010@gmail.com Sikhism
2 Dr. Hardev Singh Assistant Professor shardevkarnal@gmail.com Sikhism
3 S. Kulwinder Singh Junior Research Fellow:Guru Nanak Dev Center for Sikh Music Gurmat Sangeet
4 S. Maninder Singh Assistant Professor Religious Studies
5 Sr. Aman Singh Senior Research Fellow
6 Sr. Harjeet Singh Senior Research Fellow
7 Palwinder Kaur Senior Research Fellow
8 Mr. Joginder Singh Senior Research Fellow (SRF) jssukh@gmail.com Philosphy and Sikh Literature
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Primary publications of the department include two books:

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

 

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

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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.
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