About Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC Ludhiana), Ludhiana

Ludhiana (Punjab)   Estd : 1956 Approved by : NBA, ISO, UGC, AICTE Type : Private

About Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, one of the prestigious, oldest and minority institution of Northern India, was established under the aegis of Nankana Sahib Education Trust (NSET) in 1956. NSET was founded in memory of the most sacred temple of Nankana Sahib, birth place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, a premier organization of universal brotherhood, which is the main force behind the mission of "Removal of Economic Backwardness through Technology" and NSET with the same mission, established a Polytechnic in 1953 and Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) in 1956. The Trust deed was registered on 24th February 1953 with a commitment by Nankana Sahib Education Trust to uplift the vast weaker section of Indian polity comprising Rural India by admitting 70% students every year from Rural Areas. This commitment was made to the nation on 8th April, 1956. The day when foundation stone of the College was laid by Late Dr. Rajendra Prasad Ji, the First President of India.

The College was affiliated with Punjab University, Chandigarh since its inception. On establishment of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, since 1997 the college is affiliated with it, which is now known as I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU). The College courses are approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. This is the first Engineering College of Punjab, which was conferred Autonomous Status by University Grants Commission(UGC), New Delhi in 2012 under section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956. The College undergraduate courses are accredited with National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi since 2004, now the same are accredited under Tier-I (Washington Accord). The college is accredited with ‘A” Grade by NAAC, UGC. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accredited this college twice for placement purpose. The college is also ISO 9001-2008 Certified.

GNDEC runs seven Engineering Branches(Civil Engg., Mech. Engg, Elect.Engg., Electronics & Comm. Engg. Computer Sc. & Engg,, Information Technology, Production Engg.) at UG level and 15 PG level courses including MBA, MCA. The college has Ph.D in all Engineering Branches and it is a QIP Centre under AICTE for Ph.D in streams viz. Civil Engg., Mech. Engg. Electrical Engineering. Nearly 25,000 Graduates and 7500 Post Graduates have passed out from this college and are at present successfully employed on high profile jobs in India & abroad making their alma mater proud of them.

Awards & Rankings

  • GNDEC was recently ranked as Best Government Engineering College Award by ABP News channel.
  • 3rd position under the category of Top Engineering College ranked by State (CSR-GHRDC Engineering College Survey 2012).
  • Competition Success Review (July-2013) during its Survey has ranked GNDEC as First Position  in the category of 3. Top 15 Engineering Colleges Ranked by Region and in the category of Top 15 Engineering Colleges ranked by State
  • The Magazine OUTLOOK (Monthly Magazine July, 2014 Edition) has ranked GNDEC, Ludhiana on 37th position in the ranking of Top 75 Engineering colleges of Nation and First among Engineering Colleges of Punjab.
  • The College is excelling in the University Sports by bagging the three major I.K. Gujral PTU Championship Trophies every year in both men & women section. The I.K. Gujral PTU Over all Combined (men & women) Championship Trophy is being won consecutively from the last twelve years

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Vision and Mission


  • Upliftment of Rural Students through technical education.

  • Respond to local societal needs by developing selected 'targeted research projects'.

  • Quality training programs in need based modern technology.
  • To maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure in laboratories.
  • To promote culture of self-employment.
  • To impart non-formal education to unemployed youth.
  • To inculcate moral, ethical, spiritual values in education at all levels.


Realization of Glimpses of a Golden India in the real(rural) India which lives and abounds in its villages. GNDEC will excel nationally and distinguish itself as a recognized pre-eminent leader to serve this 70% Brotherhood through its socioeconomic upliftment by exposure of the havenots to Engg. & Technology thereby grooming them as technically competent and intellectually-vital Graduates through practically focused quality learning experiences, and thus assuring productive Careers for them.

Director Message

Dr.Manohar Singh Saini

Director's Message:

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana (an autonomous college under UGC Act), established in 1956, was set up under the aegis of Nankana Sahib Education Trust, devoted to the cause of rural education to meet the growing demand for technical and professional manpower and industries. We are proud that this institution has consistently maintained its tradition of excellence in the field of technical education till date. The college has been declared an autonomous college by UGC, New Delhi on 17.8.2012. The college has privilege of starting Ph.D degree under Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) by AICTE, New Delhi. The college has been accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC. The college has attained ISO 9001:2008 Certification and the UG programmes are accredited by NBA under the New Outcome Based System under Washington Accord. Recently, the Institute was ranked Best Engineering College Award in Punjab State (CSR-GHRDC) & 37th position under the category of Top 75 Engineering College of Nation and First among Engineering Colleges of Punjab (Magazine Outlook). Apart from offering various Accredited graduate level B.Tech courses vis-a-vis Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Information Technology, the institute imparts instruction in eleven Postgraduate M.Tech courses both on regular and part time basis. A dedicated research environment is provided to the researchers leading to Ph.D degree programme.

The perseverance and dedication of the entire staff is so high that it is effervescent to evolve problem- solving strategies for the betterment of the students. Numerous ongoing projects by AICTE,MHRD,CSIR, TEQIP-II/FIST etc. further enrich the faculty and the institution. The college has been granted FM radio station under Community FM Scheme by the Centre.

The college believes in strong industry institute collaboration for which the testing and consultancy cell established by the college works rigoursly by sharing its expertise with industry.

The Training and the Placement Cell is dynamic and immaculate in discharging its duties. MNCs and Indian Corporate giants like Microsoft , TCS, WIPRO , etc visit the college, and the caliber of the students leave them spellbound. The College is accredited with TCS for placement. Consequently, the placement graph has risen manifold. The proud alumni of GNDEC are serving in IAS, PCS etc. and on eminent positions in industries & also administration all across the world. PTU has been regularly awarding first position to the college in placement & academic performance amongst its all colleges. Majority of the academic and non academic work is online. Hassle free information access and quality education are the hallmark of the college.

Holistic development of the personality of each and every student is stressed upon and taken care of. Sports, cultural and other extra curricular activities nurture and hone up the talent of the students. Our students are the proud achievers of not only the academic positions but the topmost ones in sports also at the University and Inter-University level. The college has also state of the art hostel facilities for boys & girls.

The Management is highly supportive and motivator for the all-round growth & development of the students, beyond the curriculum, and maintains cordial and harmonious relationship with its employees. I take this opportunity to welcome the students from the core of my heart, and assure their parents that the college will further register tremendous progress on all fronts with its sincere, dedicated & progressive efforts.

Contact Details of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

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    +91-0161-2502700 , +91-0161-5064501
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  • Address:
    Gill Park, Gill Road, Ludhiana 141006, Punjab(India).