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Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib

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The College is situated at the historical town of Fatehgarh Sahib, a district head quarter about 4 kilometers from Sirhind Railway Station. Mata Gujri College was founded in 1957 to commemorate the supreme martyrdom of Mata Gujri, the revered mother of the Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh. Facing the historic shrine of Fatehgarh Sahib, a living testimony of the unique sacrifice of the two younger Sahibzadas, Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh who were bricked alive by the tyrannical Mughal rulers, the college was built brick by brick by its founders.

Bibi Gurbachan Kaur Mann, the founder of the college was a lady of great determination and dedication & vision whose sole ambition was to promote higher education in the area. Starting on a humble scale, the college now boasts of a sprawling campus spread over more than 25 acres.

The college was taken over by the S.G.P.C.,Amritsar in 1964. The College is under the overall management of S.G.P.C. Panth Ratan, Late Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra who remained the president of the college managing committee as well as the SGPC for a record period of more than 25 years was the main spirit behind the overall development of the college in various fields of education.

A man with a deep religious bent of mind,visionary & dynamic leader Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal, President SGPC, is the president ,College Governing Body. A senior Akali leader and eminent social worker S. Ranjit Singh Libra is Addl. Secretary,Local Managing Committee. The college is bound to make rapid strides in every field under the worthy leadership of such personalities.

The college has a huge campus comprising of Admn Block,Life Sciences Block, Management and Computer Science Block,Commerce Block, Science Block, Arts Block and Social Sciences Block. The college has eight well equipped computer labs with latest computers.Campus is fully Wi Fi enabled.College is having Fully AC well stocked library with more than 55,000 Books, a sports Stadium with all modern amenities, a well furnished canteen, separate boys hostel and Girls hostel and required parking facilities. The college owns buses to transport students from cities like Chandigarh, Patiala, Panchkula,Amloh,Mandi Gobindgarh,Khanna and rural areas. Lush lawns interspersed with eye-catching flowers and ornamental trees welcome the entrants in the College.

Besides running the traditional courses like BA, B.Sc., B. Com.,M.Com,MA (Eco) the college is also running successfully the prestigious professional courses Like MBA, MCA, M.Sc. (Bio Technology), M.Sc. (Micro- Biology), M.Sc. (Food Technology), M.Sc. (IT), BCA, B.Sc.(Bio-technology) B.Sc (Agriculture) & PGDCA etc. The UGC sponsored vocational courses in Software Development,Retail Management,Food Processing and Nursery Management are benefiting the desirous students.

The classroom teaching is supplemented with ultra modern teaching aids and methodologies. Special emphasis is made on sports, co-curricular activities, social service and moral values to ensure all-round personality development of the students. Tours, travels and excursions are organised from time to time to provide maximum exposure to the students. Lectures and seminars by eminent educationists and professionals are regular feature of the college curriculum. Interaction with the industrial and business world is maintained to give the students practical experience of the world they are expected to enter after the completion of their studies. Thus the college always tries its best to keep pace with the ever changing global scenario and provide the best possible facilities to the young students in order to make them successful professionals.

Institutional Distinctiveness

The distinctive elements of the institute are summarized below:

    The college aims at making our students holistic beings by emulating the core values of Sikhism ‘Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Chhako’ –  Make an honest living, Meditate, Share with others. In order to follow the tenets in letter and spirit, the college emphasises a blend of skills through the curriculum and a commitment to humanity through community service that goes beyond the curriculum.

    Each Academic session begins and ends with Ardas Diwas to seek the blessings of the Almighty and to thank him for his grace in bringing it to a successful completion. It imbibes humility, contentment and compassion in our students.

    The third tenet ‘Vand Chhako’ – is assimilated in our students through the service they render during the religious congregation of Jor Mel organised every year in the month of December to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Mata Gujri, the revered mother of tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and martyrdom of his two younger sons Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh who laid down their lives for truth, righteousness and faith. Whole-hearted involvement of students, staff and alumni on this occasion motivates them to follow their path. The college organises Langar (free community kitchen) for devotees irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, invoking a sense of unity and equality. Students assist the old and physically disabled to pay obeisance. They also support the District Administration to make special arrangements for approx 3 lakh devotees.  Medical camps, Cancer awareness camp and emergency services are organized by NSS and Red Cross volunteers and Alumni Association.

    The college strongly believes in giving back to the community. Thus, the institution ensures that the students understand their moral obligation towards the society and make efforts to empower others. All departments through their clubs and societies involve students in developmental activities  and to create awareness about economic and environmental issues in the nearby villages. The Lab to Land Programme of the Faculty of Life Sciences helps in the transfer of technology and knowledge to the farmers of neighbouring villages to strengthen them economically and technically.

    On the whole, the involvement of the students in community service elevates them towards academic excellence with relevance and inclusion of the marginalised for empowerment. All of the above activities ensure moulding of our students into agents of social change and future leaders through love care and service. Involving all stakeholders in community service reiterate the distinctive character of this institution to serve humanity at large.

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