Initially named after the ninth Guru of the Sikhs, this institution began its journey as Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa (Evening) College in 1973. Securing the approval to start M.Com. Course in the academic year 1988-89, its nomenclature changed to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa Post-Graduate (Evening) College. With the coming of academic year 2005-06, the college gained the status of a full-fledged Day College and was renamed Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College after the first Sikh Guru. As a constituent college of the University of Delhi, the college is now registered under Section 2f and 12B of the UGC Act 1956, and is managed by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee-its parent body that prides itself in managing quality educational institutions all over India. The institution has lived up to the vision of its parent body to complete more than 40 years of exemplary service in the field of education.
The College has constantly strived to achieve academic excellence, coupled with the all-round development of its students, since its inception. Inspired by the iconoclastic teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who demolished many false beliefs to show the world a modern way of life, the college endeavours to inculcate the combined spirit of scientific temper and authentic spirituality. Building the character of its students along the values of Kirt Karnā (To work honestly and earn by the sweat of one’s brow), Nāam Japnā (Always remembering the name of God) and Vaṇd Chhakhnā (Sharing with others), the institution encourages them to believe in equality of all human beings before God and share equitably with the less fortunate one (Māanas Kī Jāat Sabhai Ekai Pehchanbo). NSS and NCC wings of the college, along with various student-societies, pursue this vision of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by actively engaging students with community work such as educating the under-privileged sections of society, doing social work in the slums, and spreading awareness about consumer rights, financial literacy etc.
With about 2000 students on its rolls in the various courses that are offered, the college promotes a culture of equality and strives to keep pace with a constantly evolving world. Its aim is to disseminate formal education to help students achieve their full potential as budding professionals as well as useful members of the society. This objective has borne rich harvest as it is regularly delivering academic distinction-holders and producing outstanding sportspersons and Olympians of national fame. On the other end of the spectrum lies the achievements of Art and Culture Society that is regularly winning laurels and is leaving its imprints on the cultural landscape of the university.
“To be an institution of repute, with a humane face, that is dedicated to academic excellence and social transformation by improving the quality of life of its students.”
Imparting education to evolving scholars and empowering them through capacity-building, the College fashions their young minds by enabling them to think, imagine, analyse, assess, and express themselves through activity-based learning. The vision remains to turn Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College into a viable intersection of academic excellence and moral values. It is only in this manner that the college can meaningfully contribute to community development by providing fair access to the poor and socially disadvantaged groups in the light of changing economic, social, and cultural developments. The college remains dedicated to providing all assistance-technical, infrastructural, informational, or motivational-to students and help them excel in life.
Our mission is to realize the vision by developing life-long learners- equipped with specialised knowledge, enhanced skill sets and humane values-who are not only employable and entrepreneurial but are also able to contribute meaningfully to social development. We endeavour to make our students see themselves as agents of change in the globalised world, confident of taking up professional and societal challenges with passion and maturity.
The College has the following mission:
To develop skilled human resource by instilling scientific outlook.
To facilitate learners with opportunities and hone their leadership potential to meet contemporary challenges.
To disseminate inclusive knowledge by sensitising them towards social concerns, human rights, gender, and environmental issues.