Dean Alumni's Message

Prof. Atul Khanna
Dean Alumni Association
Alumni Association Guru Nanak Dev University (AAGNDU) endeavours to bring together the old students who have passed from university campuses & its constituent and affliated colleges to promote the GNDU-perception, 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 sciences, engineering, software development, sports, arts, management and public administration, GNDU today ranks among the top universities of the country. The AAGNDU supports activities of different alumni groups in India and abroad and provides a meeting ground to our alumni community spread through out 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 and can update their information on the AAGNDU website. As of now, about 23,000 alumni have registered themselves on the website.
The Executive Council of AAGNDU was established in the year 2015 for the smooth working of the Association and new Executive Members of the council are elected for a period of 3 years by nominations. Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, the Vice-Chancellor of the university is the president of AAGNDU, Prof. Atul Khanna, Department of Physics, is the Dean Alumni. Dr. Karanjeet Singh Kahlon, Registrar GNDU is the financial secretary, Dr. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh is the first Vice-President (alumnus living in India) and Dr. Vijay Kumar Babbar is the Second Vice-President (alumnus living abroad). At present the Executive council 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 in foreign countries.
The Association has created several GNDU Alumni Chapters abroad in US, UK & Europe, Canada and Australia to promote its activities in foreign countries.
The main objectives of AAGNDU are:
1.  To connect alumni, current students, staff associated with GNDU.
2.  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.
3.  To maintain, develop and foster loyalty towards the university amongst the members and potential members.
4.  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.
5.  To make our alumni community as most vibrant & socially responsible alumni community and to assist GNDU to be visible at world map.
As a graduate of GNDU, the alumni are entitled to an amazing selection of benefits being provided by the University. These include campus-based facilities of state-of-the-art Gym, Swimming Pool, Health Centre/diagnostics tests and Guest House at discounted rates. To be able to take advantage of all the above benefits and services, the AAGNDU members can become a proud owner of an Alumni Life Membership Card, with a one-time life membership fee of Rs. 5,000/- from the members living in India and Rs. 15,000 from the members living abroad. The alumni can submit the Alumni 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. So far 79 alumni have enrolled in the Life Member Card Scheme. AAGNDU has been organizing seminars in which the alumni are invited to give presentations on their work and several notable alumni have given talks in the online and physical mode during last one year and the association welcomes intereaction meetings with its alumni.
Due to the covid pandemic the annual meetings could not be held during the years; 2020-2022. After a gap of three years, The annual alumni meet was organized at Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan of the University on 17th March, 2023. The annual meet was a grand success and attended by a large number of the alumni of the university from wide range of spheres such as judiciary, civil services, defence forces, industrialists, banking and academic institutes and managers from various private organizations.The Cabinet Minister and GNDU alumnus, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar was the Chief Guest and Vice- Chancellor and President of the association, Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu presided over the meeting. In his address, Prof. Sandhu mentioned that the alumni of the university have risen to great heights in diverse fields. He appealed to university alumni to help the students financially who are in need, in research, help in their career by giving recommendation letter, employ them in their companies and assist them in their academics pursuits. Further the university syndicate has already adopted a policy which allows alumni to construct buildings above Rs. 5 crores dedicated to their fore fathers. Besides this Alumni can donate in several projects, the details of which are on alumni website.
In his addrerss, the Vice-President, Dr. Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor, faculty staff and students to uplift this university at an international level, and said that the GNDU will be an international level university, shortly.
On this occasion, Dr. Nijjer and Prof. Sandhu honuored 10 prominent alumni of the university for their notable contributions; Prof. Susheel Mittal, Vice Chancellor, SBS University, Gurdaspur, Prof. Rattan Singh from Dept. of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Dr. Vinay Kumar, Retd. Senior Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai; Mrs. Maninder Sachdev, Retd. CBI Officer; Mr. Kunwar Rajeev, Head Physics Dept., DAV College Jalandhar; Mr. H.P. Singh, Managing Director of an eminent construction company and member Chief Khalsa Diwan; Dr. Sukhbir Kaur, Staff Scientist, National Institute of Health, USA; Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Vice President Sales, Hewlett-Packard Inc., Australia, Mr. Sarvjit Singh Samra, Finance Expert and Sh. Manjit Singh Nijjar, Senior Hon. NRI Coordinator, NRI Department, Govt. of Punjab.
The G.N.D.U. Alumni Society recently got itself registered under section 12A and donors to the society can avail of tax benefits under section 80G of the income tax act. An online portal has been created to accept donations from persons/organisations based in India.The approval under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act for receiving donations from abroad is under process. For donations to G.N.D.U. Alumni Society, kindly visit here:
Starting from the year, 2023, AAGNDU has instituted three outstanding alumnus awards in the fields of sports, sciences and humanities. The awards will be given to alumni who have made notable contributions in these areas. The award will consist of a medal and a citation and will be presented during the annual alumni meets. The nominations for the awards can be submitted online at:
The alumni association wishes to establish strong bonds with its alumni and contiuously work for their well being.

Prof. Atul Khanna

Professor of Physics

Dean Alumni Association