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ANNOUNCEMENTS
•International Punjabi Seminar held at Canada on 31-7-2016

•International Punjabi Seminar held at Canada on 31-7-2016

•International Punjabi Seminar held at Canada on 31-7-2016


Director's Profile

Academic Qualification :
a. M.A. in Punjabi, 1964, Punjabi University, Patiala
b. M.A. in Persian, 1975, Punjabi University, Patiala
c. Post Graduate Course in Sikh Theology, 1964-1966, Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, Amritsar. ( Taught by Prof. Sahib Singh,m Dr. Taran Singh, Prof. Dharamant Singh & Principal Harbajan Singh
d. Ph.D. 1983, in 'Sikh Mysticism: An Analytical Study in experience and expression'
e. Started career as Lecturer in Punjabi and Divinity at Guru Arjan Dev College, Taran - Taran & joined in the Department of SGGS, Punjabi University, Patiala in 1970 as Senior Research Fellow.

Academic Positions held:
a. Professor and Head, Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. 1984-87, 1992-95, 1998-2000.
b. Dean Faculty of Humanity and Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala 1990-92 & 1996-98
c. Dean Colleges, Punjabi University, Patiala 1998-99
d. Member, Syndicate, Punjabi University, Patiala 1997-98
e. Member (Ex) Dharam Parchar Committee, SGPC, Amritsar
f. Member (Ex) Advisory Committee to Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar
g. Director, Guru Ram Das (GRD) Institute of Language and Culture, Espanola, New Mexico, USA (Jan 2001- Jan 2006)
h. Fellow of Punjabi University, Patiala 2010-2016
i. Executive Member, Sikh Educational Society (SES), Chandigarh.
j. Member, Advisory Committee, Advanced Centre for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
k. Professor of Eminence in the department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi Univ.
l. Director, World Punjabi Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala

Research Experience:
a. Associated with the research project undertaken by the department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies. 1970-2000
b. Edited the departmental journal 'Nanak Parkash Patrika' 1980-1995.
c. Contributed about 140 articles in journals related to the field of Religion and Spiritualism
d. Participated in the Academic Seminars and Religious Conferences (India and abroad)
e. Contributed Prefaces & Introductions for a number of books published on Sikh Religion, Culture and History.
f. Radio talks on Sikh Scripture and Sikh Religion continuously.
g. Book reviews about two dozen.
h. Five students awarded Ph.D. degree under my supervision.

Publications :
a. Guru Tegh Bahadur Hind Di Chadar (Punjabi) 1974.
b. Gurmat Vivechan (Punjabi), Punjabi University publication. 1995 (Second edition)
c. Bhagat Nam Dev: Jeevan Te Rachna (Punjabi), Punjabi University publication. 1995 (Second edition)
d. Sikh Rahaswad (Punjabi), Punjabi University publication. 1999 (Second edition)
e. Akal Takhat Sahib : Joti Te Jugati (Punjabi), SGPC, Amritsar publication. 1995
f. Punjab Da Baba Boharh: Gurcharan Singh Tohra (Punjabi), Punjab Government publication. 2005
g. Jinhan Ton Vichoria Gia Hai (Punjabi) 2003
h. Edited 11 Books
i. Sikh Conception of Sabad-Guru(Punjabi), DSGPC, Delhi, Oct. 2008
j. Sabad- Guru Da Sikh Sidhant (Punjabi),Punjabi University Publication. 2012

Project in hand :
In addition to delivering talks on Sikh Religion and Theology in various institutions and forums throughout the world. I am presently working on Guru Nanak - Chintan (Punjabi) and Spiritual Light of Mankind (English)

Awards :
1. Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial award SES Society, Chandigarh
2. Shiromany Punjabi Alochak/ Kjoj Sahitkar award for the year 2013 by Punjab Language Department, Punjab, Patiala

OFFICE:

  • Office: Punjabi University, Patiala (Near Enquiry Centre, Main Gate)
  • ਦਫਤਰ : ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ (ਨੇੜੇ ਪੁੱਛਗਿਛ ਕੇਂਦਰ, ਮੇਨ ਗੇਟ)
  • Phone: (O)0175-304-6519, (O)0175-228-0380
  • E-mail: balkarsingh@mail.com

RESIDENCE:

    • Residence: 34, Urban Estate Phase-I, Patiala-147002
    • ਰਿਹਾਇਸ਼ : #4326, ਅਰਬਨ ਐਸਟੇਟ, ਫੇਜ਼ - 2, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ - 147002
    • Mobile: +91 93163-01328, 97816-27355
    • E-mail: balkarsingh@mail.com