Fulfilling the Prophecy of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
ਇਹ ਹੈ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਹਮਾਰੀ ਕਾਸੀ। ਪੜ ਹੈ ਇਹਾਂ ਢੋਰ ਮਤਿ ਰਾਸੀ।
ਲੇਖਕ ਗਨੀ ਕਵਿੰਦ ਗਿਆਨੀ। ਬੁਧ ਸਿੰਧ ਹ੍ਹੈ ਹੈ ਇਤ ਆਨੀ ॥
(ਗੁਰਬਿਲਾਸ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹੀ ੧੦, ਅੰਗ: 361)
Three centuries ago, the tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh Ji stayed at Talwandi Sabo, finalized the compilation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and prophesied that this place will manifest as Guru Ki Kashi great Centre of teaching and learning from where will emerge great scholars of Sikhism. About two centuries thereafter, establishment of Gurumat Vidalaya by Sant Atar Singh Ji Maharaj was the first step in this direction. About a century thereafter, establishment of Akal University, Talwandi Sabo under the leadership of Baba Iqbal Singh Ji Baru Sahib Wale was culmination of what the tenth Guru prophesied about three centuries ago. The University has started its sixth academic session this year. The mission and vision of the University is not merely to impart literacy but also to provide high quality spiritual value-based education leading to holistic development of complete human beings who will propagate the message of universal brotherhood and philosophy of interfaith wisdom enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji .
Modern Education Hub
Magnificent building with ultra-modern facilities for teaching and research is the hallmark of the University. Wi-Fi campus, well equipped modern labs, internet linked smart class rooms, high tech well stocked library facilities
CCTV cameras for special security of girl students, modern residential accommodation for teachers and separate hostel facilities for boys and girls, 100% healthy pure vegetarian diet, centralized RO system on all drinking water coolers, well-functional University transport services for staff and day scholars, drug free campus, sports and recreational facilities for boys and girls, and special fee concession upto Rs.1,09,000 per year per meritorious student are key features of the education system at the University.
The University has designed goal oriented course curriculum. The unique features of the same include choice based credit system, market oriented skill enhancement courses, special coaching classes for UGC-NET, ICS, Bank PO, SSC, UPSC and other competitive exams. The University adopted English medium for teaching and examination of the students. The University endeavors to enhance the communication skills of the students by making special efforts on improving the knowledge of English language. The University has also established English Language Lab to improve the writing & communication skills of the students.
Unlike most of the educational entities having commercialized the higher education by operating like business ventures, the Akal University has mandated to uphold the three basic principles of higher education namely; Teaching, Learning and Research. Consequently, the University has started with Undergraduate and Postgraduate Honours courses and Ph.D programmes in basic sciences and languages namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Psychology, Economics, Commerce, English and Punjabi. The University also offers BCA, B.Tech. (CSE), MBA, and four year Integrated B.Sc.-B.Ed./B.A.-B.Ed program.
Offering the three years Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies is a unique programme of the University, probably first of its kind offered by any university in the country and abroad. The programme is fully residential and totally free including fee, boarding and lodging charges. The course aims not only to impart complete learning of the Holy Scripture but also to teach Guru Darbar Maryada, Sikh tenants, Sikh history and life and teaching of Sant Atar Singh Maharaj Mastuane Wale and other enlightened sages from different sects and religions of the world. Comparative study of different religions is an integral part of the course.
Excellence & Values
To strive for excellence in teaching and research, all faculty members are UGC qualified with exceptional academic records and have earned their Doctorate and Post-Doctorates from top universities and institutions. Besides following students-teacher interactive mode of teaching, each student has been assigned a teacher mentor to take tutorial and to resolve his/her academic and personal problems. There is special provision of counselors to motivate, guide and address personal day to day issues and problems of the girl students.
The University has a firm resolve to provide a drug free environment and to create a disciplined campus life. In tune with the philosophy of Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, all efforts are being made to inculcate spiritual, moral and ethical values in the students to make them decent human beings and responsible citizens.
In due course, the University plans to start the great work of translation of the holy scripture in different languages of the world so that the seekers of spirituality from all over the world may submerge themselves in the ocean of divinity and parmarth and find the path of ultimate salvation enshrined in the holy scripture of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and as blessed by the tenth Guru Sri Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.
• Value-based, high-quality and ethical education.
• Innovation and excellence.
• Meritocracy and integrity.
• Accountability and social responsibility.
• Equity and inclusiveness.