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Guru Nanak Dev University Ranked 17th in India

SIMERPREET KAUR | June 23, 2019 03:04 PM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University once again proves its supremacy amongst the Government Universities of North India. This was announced by India Today (MDRA) survey 2019. The survey was conducted by Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA) a reputed Delhi based Marketing and Development Research Agency.

In the overall India’s Best General Govt. Universities, it has secured 17th Rank by securing 1422.5 overall scores. The survey was based on Intake Quality & Governance, Academic & Research Excellence, Infrastructure & Living Experience, Personality & Leadership Development, Career Progression & Placement, as well as Objective & Perceptual Score.

Earlier the University has made its proud presence felt at various National & International platforms by achieving  higher rankings. National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 conducted by MHRD has ranked University at 55th position amongst National Universities. Guru Nanak Dev University has also been included among Top Ten High Performing State Universities across India which have been empowered to form Campus Companies that will receive  special grants directly from the Centre and attract  Foreign Mentors for up gradation and innovation in teaching and research.

Guru Nanak Dev University is a popular University of North India with a score of 3.51 on 4.00 Point Scale of National Assessment and  Accreditation Council (A++ Grade). The University Grant Commission has granted “Category One” status to Guru Nanak Dev University. The University has been conferred with the status of  “University with Potential for Excellence” by UGC.

 It is pertinent to say that with the efforts of all the faculty members and Vice Chancellor's vision and hard works, University's ranking has improved and is focusing on excelling  in all fields. Vice-Chancellor  thanked the University fraternity for their support and co-operation in the upliftment of University. Members of Syndicate, Senate, many local bodies, Professors, Researchers, Officers and Employees of the University congratulated Professor Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu for this commendable achievement and success.

 On the occasion of Golden Jubilee year Annual Convocation, University  will honour eminent personality in the field of Sports, Raja Randhir Singh, Life Vice- President, Indian Olympic Association and Dr. Gurtej Singh Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director, Micron Technology Inc. with  Honoris Causa Doctorate Degrees. They will be honoured in the Faculty of Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy and in Faculty of Sciences respectively at the 45th Annual Convocation of the University to be held on July 19, 2019, in the newly renovated Golden Jubilee Dashmesh Auditorium. Honourable Chief Minister Punjab Capt. Amrinder Singh will be Chief Guest on this occasion

 Raja Randhir Singh is eminent player of Shooting (trap and skeet), golf, swimming, squash, cricket. He also represented India in shooting at the Olympic Games (Tokyo 1964 (Reserve Shooter), Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984), at the Asian Games (Bangkok 1978, New Delhi 1982, Seoul 1986 and Hiroshima 1994) and at the Commonwealth Games (Edmonton 1978). He won Gold Medal in Shooting at Bangkok Asian Games and Bronze (individual) and Silver (team) at the Asian Games (New Delhi 1982).

Dr. Gurtej Singh Sandhu is an Indian inventor in the fields of thin film processes and materials, VLSI and semiconductor device fabrication. He is recognized for being the all-time seventh most prolific inventor as measured by a number of U.S. utility patents. Gurtej has 1,315 U.S. utility patents as of February 5, 2019.  Currently, he is Senior Fellow and Director of Advanced Technology developments at Micron Technology, Inc. The publication Kiplinger reports, "Sandhu developed a method of coating microchips with titanium without exposing the metal to oxygen, which would have ruined the chips. Initially, he didn't think his idea was a big deal, but now most memory-chip makers use the process." Dr, Sandhu earned an electrical engineering degree at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and PhD in  physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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