Department of Guru Nanak Studies

The Department of Guru Nanak Studies was set up in 1971 in accordance with the provisions of the Article IV of Guru Nanak Dev University Act, 1969 is as follows:

            To make provision for study and research on the Life and Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and their cultural and religious impact in the context of Indian and World Civilizations.

            The Department of Guru Nanak Studies is an inter-disciplinary department with its main focus on Sikh Studies and Comparative Study of Religion. The department offers two Post Graduate Courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy and two M.Phil Courses in the same subjects.  Besides teaching, research guidance is provided to regular as well as part-time students pursuing for their Ph.D. The department was sanctioned U.G.C Grant (SAP- DRS-1) of Rs. 24 Lacs along with separate provision for two Project Fellows for five years commencing from session 2007-2008. The Centre for Guru Nanak Studies was established in the department under the X Plan of U.G.C. Scheme on the ‘Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India’. Journal of Sikh Studies, a referred journal of international repute has been a regular feature of the department since 1974. A new Journal Dharam Adhyan Patrika (Punjabi) has been started from 2012.National and International Seminars and Conferences are organized by the department for dissemination of research activities on the Sikh Studies and allied fields in the wider perspective.The Department offers four Value-Oriented (ID) courses for students of other departments.

 

  STAFF

  Professor
  Shashi Bala, Ph.D.  (Head)
  Assistant Professor
  Manvinder Singh, Ph.D.
  Bharatbeer Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D.

   Courses Offered

  M.A.(Hons.)Religious Studies

  M.A.(Hons.)Philosophy

  M.Phil. Religious studies

  M Phil. Philosophy

  Ph.D.

  Course Details: M.A.(Hons.) Philosophy
                             M.A.(Hons.) Religious Studies

  Distribution of Seats
  

Course Name

Duration
(Years)

System

Total
Seats

Reserved Categories

SC/ST

BC

RA

Others

M.A.(Hons.) Philosophy

2

Semester

14

3

1

1

2

M.A.(Hons.) Religious Studies

2

Semester

14

3

1

1

2

    Eligibility
    •  Bachelor's degree in any subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
    • Bachelor of Arts with at least 45% marks in Punjabi/History/Philosophy/Sociology/Religious Studies/Hindi/English/Political Science.
    • Any other examination recognized equivalent thereto.
  Course Details: M.Phil. Religious Studies
                             M.Phil.Philosophy

  Distribution of Seats
  

Course Name

Duration
(Years)

System

Total
Seats

Reserved Categories

SC/ST

BC

RA

Others

M.Phil. Religious Studies

1

Semester

14

3

1

1

2

M.Phil.Philosophy

1

Semester

14

3

1

1

2

Eligibility
Master's degree with at least 55% marks (6.18 CGPA out of 10) or (50% marks or 5.62 CGPA out of 10, for SC/ST candidates) of Guru Nanak Dev University or an equivalent degree of recognized Indian or foreign University in the subject concerned or allied subject.
Mode of Admission
Admission will be based on merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department.

Professor. Shashi Bala

Qualification M.A.(English & Philosophy ), Ph.D.

Designation Professor & Head
Area of Specialization Sikh Philosophy & Religious
Area of Interest Philosophyof Religion and Interfaith Understanding
No. of Publications

5 Books & 80 Research Papers

 

Email Address shashi_julka@yahoo.co.in
Contact Numbers

0183-2258802-09 extn.3243
(91)9463484563

 Dr. Manvinder Singh

Qualification  M.A. Punjabi, Religious Studies, Ph.D. M.Phil., NET

Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization Sikh Literature & Religion
Area of Interest Sikh Literature & Religion
No. of Publications

2 Books & 40 Research papers

Email Address manvindergndu@gmail.com.
Contact Numbers 9872207174,  0183-2258802-09 extn.3246

 Dr. Bharatbeer Kaur Sandhu

Qualification

M.A.(Punjabi,Religious Studies),M.Phil.U.G.C.,NET,(JRF) Ph.D

 

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Religious Studies & Literature

Area of Interest

Religious Studies,Literature & History

No. of Publications

3 Books & 20 Research Papers.

Email Address bbksandhu@yahoo.com.
Contact Numbers

9815759119 Ext.,2258802-09-3249

 
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