DECADE I (1973-1982): Journey with a Mission

  • Inspired by the teachings of Mahamanna Madan Mohan Malviya ji and Goswami Ganesh Dutta ji Maharaj, Pt. Mohan Lal ji started Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Chandigarh in a small bungalow in Sector 8 with undergraduate course in Humanities. Later, the college shifted to the present building with state-of-the-art infrastructure and initiated undergraduate courses in Commerce and Science.

DECADE II (1983-1992): Many Leaps Forward

  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh introduced B.Com. (Honours).
  • Pt. Mohan Lal S.D. Public School, Chandigarh was established.

DECADE III (1993-2002): No Looking Back

  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh became a post graduate college offering M.Com and graduate and post graduate courses in Information Technology.
  • The Society started Pt. Mohan Lal College for Women in Gurdaspur and Pt Mohan Lal College for Girls in Fatehgarh Churian.
  • The Society started Smt. Kaushalya Devi Charitable Institute for Women to train women from socially backward and economically weaker sections of society in beauty culture, stitching, embroidery and computer literacy.

DECADE IV (2003-2012): Innovation and Excellence

  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh became the first among Panjab University Colleges to offer PG Courses–Masters in Business Economics and Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Animation and Graphics’.
  • The Department of Commerce and Department of Biosciences of GGDSD College, Chandigarh were declared as “Star Departments” by UGC.
  • Society set up Pandit Mohanlal SD College for girls at Fategarh Churian, Gurdaspur.
  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh adopted B.R. Ambedkar School in Naya Gaon (Pb.).
  • GGDSD College, Chandigarh formed a voluntary organization SPIRIT INDIA to raise the patriotic and spiritual quotient of the students
  • MoUs have been signed with University of the Fraser Valley, Canada and Normandy Business School, France.
  • NAAC, the highest accreditation authority accredited Grade ‘A’ to GGDSD College, Chandigarh.
  • Quality Assurance and Assessment led to NAAC accreditation of Pt. Mohan Lal SD College for Women,Gurdaspur.

DECADE V (2013 onwards): GGDSD College- Creating a Distinct Identity

  • Accredited with ‘A+’Grade by the NAAC during the session 2016-17
  • Ranked 99thin All India Ranking 2019 by NIRF (The National Institutional Ranking Framework), MHRD, Govt. of India
  • Bestowed with the status of ‘A College with Potential for Excellence’by the UGC

Some more Milestones of GGDSD College Society

  • Selected under ‘FIST Programme’scheme by the DST, Government of India
  • Sanctioned ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyay’ Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood ‘(KAUSHAL) Kendra’status by UGC to run B.Voc. courses
  • Conferred Research Centre status by P.U. in the subjects of Commerce, Physics, Biotechnology and Chemistry
  • MoU with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS iON)for Automation Solutions and Developing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • MoU with National Stock Exchange (NSE) to run a new NSE Certified Capital Market ProfessionalCourse
  • Industrial tie-upswith Punjab Dairy Development Board, Central Poultry Development Organization, Big Bazar, ITC Retail, TCS and HPMC
  • Granted INFLIBNETconnection by the UGC
  • Set up GGDSD College at Kheri Gurna, Banur (Distt. Patiala)
  • Also set up PML SD Business School, Chandigarh.
  • The college has a 200 KW Solar Power Plant which will save 292 tons ‘of CO2 emissions. The Mono Perc Solar Panel with 372 panels, each with a power of 540 Wp has the capacity to provide 900 units of electricity per day.
  • The Library Resource Centre-cum-IT Block is enabled with the state- of- the-art RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), integrated with ERP software named TCSION and KSMart RFID System from LIBSYS.
  • The college has ranked among top 150 institutions in the year 2020, 2021 and 2022 in NIRF (The National Institutional Ranking Framework) by MHRD, Government of India.