The Guru Nanak College was established in the year 1971 as a Unit of Guru Nanak Educational Society to mark the 500th birthday of the great mentor, Shri Guru Nanak Devji, the founder of sikh religion.The objective of the college is to spread the ideals of Universal brotherhood, oneness of God, communal harmony and welfare to all communities. The College is being run as a minority community college within the meaning of articles 29 and 30 of the Indian Constitution.
The college provides a quiet and ideal setting amidst natural surroundings. It is located on the Velachery-Tambaram Road within a verdant 20 acre campus gifted by the Government of Tamil Nadu for the development of an Arts & Science College.
The institution admits students as per the government norms. 30% of the total strength in each course is reserved for women students. Admission is open to trans-genders also. The College is now ranked among the top ten colleges in Chennai.
University education is not complete without activities and programs to develop one’s social and personal skills. The student gets to know interesting people, becomes a part of the community, and creates a niche for oneself.. A good campus life is vital for the overall personality development of the student, which is experienced by GNCians. Campus Life is an integral part of the GNC education
-Dr. M. Selvaraj, M.Sc, Ph.d
"Let me assure you that we, at GNC are committed with all our resources – academic, library, sports, administrative and financial-to the overall growth of students personality with numerous opportunities for all. In the college life, it all depends on how the learners utilize the resources available here for the growth of their personality. "