Formation of Guru Nanak Educational Society; Laying The foundation stone for the College by Sardar Ujjal Singh, the Governor of TamilNadu in the presence of The then Chief Minister, Kalaignar Karunanidhi.
University of Madras granted affiliation for 6 sections Of PUC and 3 U.G courses in Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics.
Formal inauguration of Guru Nanak College by the Then Governor Sri K.K. Shah, in the presence of the Then Education Minister Dr.V.R. Nedunchezhian.
3 UG courses – (English, Zoology & B.Com) were Added. The Gurudwara was inaugurated. The Administrative Block became operational.
Punjab Ex-Chief Minister Sardar Gurnam Singh Declared open Hostel Block and Mess Block.
Punjab Chief Minister Giani Zail Singh (later President Of India) laid the foundation stone for the Auditorium (Guru Nanak Bhavan).
NCC Air Wing was inaugurated.
NCC Army Wing was introduced. Sind Block declared Open.
B.A Defence Studies was introduced. PUC admission Was closed.N.S.S and Rotaract Clubs were formed.
the Institution became a postgraduate College by Starting M.Com Course (1st PG Course). June-1981 M.A Economics (2nd PG Course) introduced.
Establishment of Guru Nanak Evening College as a Self-Financing institution.
B.A Corporate Secretary ship course commenced.
B.Sc. Physics course commenced.
B.Sc. Botany course was introduced.
M.Phil. course in Commerce commenced.
M.Sc. Chemistry programme commenced (3rd PG Course).
Part time Ph.D. programme in Economics started.
A research institution named Gill Research Institute (GRI) was inaugurated by Dr.A.Gnanam, the then Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras, to conduct Research on Life Sciences.
The Institution opened its portals to women students In UG courses also and became a full-fledged Co-educational institution, though women were Admitted in the PG courses from the inception.
Ph.D. programme in Commerce commenced.
New canteen building declared open.
M.Phil. Programme in Economics and Zoology Introduced. Inception of two degree courses in B.Sc. Computer Science & B.C.A in the evening College.
Job Oriented computer programmes in Tally. Certificate courses in Sales Management and Salesmanship, were introduced as self-financing Courses.
IGNOU Study Centre became functional in college Campus. Aug-2003 NAAC accreditation B++ was awarded for 5 years July-2004 B.Sc. Visual communication, B.Sc. – E-media and M.Sc. Chemistry introduced in the evening College. Three Add-on-course were introduced in the Department of Commerce in Day College.
The institution was granted ISO 9001:2000 Certification. Guru Nanak Institute of Management was Inaugurated. MBA Course commenced. B.Com (Acc. & Finance) was introduced in the Evening College.
Gill Research Institute became an Autonomous Body. Cognizant Technology Solutions started conducting Soft-skill training for students.
Ph.D. programme in Defence Studies commenced. MCA course introduced in the Evening College.
The new nomenclature of Shift-I and Shift-II were Assigned to Day College and Evening College Respectively.
Inauguration of Guru Teg Bahadur Auditorium. Celebtation of 40th Anniversary of the College.
College re-accredited at ‘A’ grade by NAAC.
“Guru Harikrishan Block” a new state of the art academic block was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Ram Sankar Katheria, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Govt.of India.
UGC conferred” Autonomous “status to Guru Nanak College. June-2015 New Courses introduced in Shift-II: B.Com (Information Systems Management) B.Com (Marketing Management) B.Com (Bank Management) M.Sc. (Mathematics) M.Sc. (Zoology) One additional section each in BBA and B.Com (A&F).