Infrastructure

The Main Building


The Centre is housed in its own building known as Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan
The design of the building has been prepared by the Architecture Department of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, keeping in mind the Sikh Architectural features. It is a two storey building which is spread over 70,000 square feet area.


It is situated at a prime location in the University. Besides the office for faculty and research and administrative staff, it comprises an auditorium, museum, library, workshop hall, meeting room etc. The building was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, S. Parkash Singh Badal on 15th Feb. 2016.

International Guest House and Residence for the Faculty

As the upcoming Centre will require the services of very senior and reputed scholars, providing them congenial atmosphere and making their stay in Amritsar comfortable, suitable accommodation is required.
Presently, many of the faculty members of the Centre are living outside the campus in rented houses.
University bye-laws do not allow out-of-the-turn accommodation.
In this situation the Centre must have its own residential complex besides the other buildings and infrastructure.
Residential complex for various categories of the employees of the centre has been proposed and it will be built during the II phase of building plan.
A Faculty House and an international Guest House of the Centre has also been proposed in the plan of the Centre.

Interfaith Understanding

Sri Guru Granth Sahib presents an excellent example of co-existence, cosmopolitanism, interfaith understanding and unity in diversity, which is unparalleled in the history of world scriptures.It is the need of the hour to understand that Sri Guru Granth Sahib addresses not its votaries alone, but the whole humankind.

Digitization Of Archives

The central library has been equipped with digital archives of manuscripts.The invaluable manuscripts and thesises related to sikh religion have been fully digitized. Students, researchers as well as the faculty members have access to this section of library. Bhai Gurdas Library has prepared the catalogues of bibliographic descriptions which has been compiled in five volumes available in the library which is now available in print as well as in CD/DVD form.

Conservation Lab With Microfilming Facilities

The conservation lab is primarily concerned with the preservation of rare books and manuscripts for research purposes.For optimum and purposeful use of manuscripts,their microfilming is important. So far,microfilming of 600 manuscripts has been accomplished.In order to save the brittle manuscripts from damage,they are being laminated. Fumigation chamber is also available for chemical treatment of infected manuscripts which further helps in effective preservation.

Museum Of Sikh History And Culture

Museum Of Sikh History And Culture

The university has a museum devoted to depict the rich sikh history and culture.It is furnished with artifacts related to sikh religion and puts on display the the relics which are an integral part of sikh history.Its contribution is immense towards the propagation of genesis and impact of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the entire sikh religion.

Recording Room

The Centre is having a Recording Room with all the latest equipments. It has the facilities like: all the four inside walls are fitted with sound proof wooden shelter with sponge inside to make it sound proof, latest video and still cameras, proper light system, cordless and collar mikes etc. Centre has recorded some important recordings related with Sikh history and of keertan Tradition.