Established in 2003, Gurmat Sangeet Chair is the first academic institution at global level which is dedicated to the 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 establishing this Chair on March 26, 2003. The Foundation is successfully honoring their commitment to donate a sum of Rupees Six Lakh as annual grant for fifteen years.

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

Another major highlight of this Chair is an Archives of Music dedicated to Sant Sucha Singh which has been established to preserve the music traditions - Gurmat Sangeet, Classical Music, Folk Music and Sufi Sangeet. A vast collection of these music streams is being presented in this website including some memorable archival interviews of various artists.

As an initial effort to promote Gurmat Sangeet tradition, Punjabi University also has allocated a beautiful piece of land in natural surroundings to construct a building of Gurmat Sangeet Bhawan. With the financial aids of donors from all over the world, first phase of this building has been successfully constructed.

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
Vice-Chancellor S. Swarn Singh Boparai, Bibi Jasbir Kaur Khalsa,
Dr. Gurnam Singh, Members of Sri Guru Gian Parkash Foundation with
other faculty members of Punjabi University at the time of signing MoU