Established in 2003, the Gurmat Sangeet Chair is the first of its kind at the Global level and is dedicated to research, revival & preservation of Gurmat Sangeet. Sri Guru Gian Parkash Foundation, New Delhi has provided financial support to this Chair of Sikh Sacred Music.

Bibi Jasbir Kaur Khalsa, Chairperson, Sri Guru Gian Parkash Foundation, New Delhi and S. Swarn Singh Boparai, then Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of this Chair on March 26, 2003. The Foundation is successfully honouring its commitment to donate a sum of Rupees Six Lakhs as annual grant for fifteen years.

Under the aegis of Gurmat Sangeet Chair, a Bhai Randhir Singh On-line Gurmat Sangeet Library has been established. In this library, a collection of Gurmat Sangeet Books, Research Papers, Research Articles and other relevant literature has been digitized and presented in a Website form. This was formally launched by Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh on 3rd December, 2010. The name of the website is

Another major achievement of this Chair is the establishment of an Archives of Music dedicated to Sant Sucha Singh which intends to preserve the musical traditions - Gurmat Sangeet, Classical Music, Folk Music and Sufi Sangeet. A vast collection of these various streams is being presented through this website. The Archives also contain some memorable interviews with renowned artists.
As an initial effort to promote the Gurmat Sangeet tradition, Punjabi University has also allocated land in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings to construct the Gurmat Sangeet Bhawan. With financial assistance from donors situated all over the world, the first phase of its construction has been successfully completed

MoU Signing Photo
Dr. Gurnam Singh (Founder Professor & Head)
Bibi Jasbir Kaur Khalsa
Group Photo - Sri Guru Gian Parkash Foundation, New Delhi
Gurmat Sangeet Bhawan
Gurmat Sangeet Chair Activities
Senior Fellowship