IKGPTU Board gave go ahead to establishment of Study Chair in name of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
University is at the land of Baba Nanak ji, so it’s our prime responsibility to spread and educate world about the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji: Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) Ajay Kumar Sharma
Jalandhar/Kapurthala/Chandigarh: The Board of Governors (BOG) of I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University Jalandhar-Kapurthala welcomed the establishment of a study chair in the name of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Board members feel blessed with this decision. They gave the “go ahead” decision to University for starting immediate work on it. The university Board of Governors considered this proposal in detail as per the direction and vision of the state government.
It is worth mentioning that in November 2019, on the occasion of 550 years’ birthday celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh ji announced the establishment of a Chair in the name of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at IKG PTU during an event held at University & organized by state government in the command of Sh. Charanjit Singh Channi, Technical Education & Industrial Minister Punjab.
On this decision, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor IKGPTU said that University is at the land of Baba Nanak (near to Sultanpur Lodhi Kapurthala), so it’s our prime responsibility is to spread & educate world about the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said that BOG IKGPTU welcomed this decision wholeheartedly. VC Prof. (Dr.) Sharma shared information about the area & scope of study related to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Chair. He said that the University will work on the study of Life, philosophy and teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and its relevance in the contemporary times. Researchers will work on religious and Cultural Space with special reference to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, historical perspectives, mission and work in subsequent periods.
University will also focus on the role and place of Gurudwara Sri Ber Sahib (Sultanpur Lodhi) in the larger contexts of the teachings of Baba Nanak Ji. He shared information about the few other subjects related to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji like creation of descriptive bibliographical documentation with reference to literary and socio-cultural studies, audio-visual documentation with special reference to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life & contribution in and around Kapurthala (Doaba region of Punjab). The study on the travels (Udassies) of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, Divine Music (Raag) & Instruments with special reference to Rabab, study of Interfaith dialogues of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji are also the part of University board decisions.
On this occasion, Sandeep Kumar Kazal, Registrar IKGPTU said that the University will start work on the recruitment of Chair Professor as per the approved qualification by the BOG. He shared that University will feel honor by appointing an eminent scholar with a doctoral degree in Religious Studies/Sikhism/Punjabi Language & Literature who has published quality research work on Sikh Religion/Sikh History/Sikh Philosophy/Guru Nanak Dev Ji etc. He said it will be a new learning era for a State Technical University on this subject.