Swami Sarvanand Giri Institute
(also known as SSGPURC, Hoshiarpur
) is a regional centre affiliated to Panjab University
. Panjab University
is one of the oldest universities in India, having a history of providing training and research work in areas such as arts
. The university expanded its activities in technical education in 2002 by establishing a campus technical institution, U.I.E.T
. To expand its technical education, Panjab University started a regional centre at Hoshiarpur
. The present campus was taken over by Panjab University in 2006 and started BE courses in 2006.
Dr Lajat Rai Munger, a citizen of the USA
, came from the village of Nagal Sadhian Hoshiarpur
. Dr. Munger adopted Swami Sarvanand Gir Maharaj as his guru. He bought 20 acres of property in the name of his guruji in Bajwara village on Una
Road, 5 km from the court of Hoshiarpur and constructed a campus. Later, he handed it over to Panjab University. In February 2006, the campus was taken over by Panjab University, as regional centre.
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