Guru Nanak Dev University, established in 1969, is a State University located towards the west of Amritsar
A residential as well as an affiliating university, its jurisdiction extends over colleges in the five districts, namely, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Nawan Shehar, Kapurthala and Gurdaspur. It promotes research in humanities, sciences, especially of applied nature, technology and such other branches of learning. With 102 affiliated colleges, the university has two regional campuses at Jalandhar and Gurdaspur.
The placement unit of the university looks after the placement activities. Distance education programs are also offered by the university.