The foundation stone of the World Punjabi Centre was jointly laid down by Chief Minister of East Punjab (India) and Chief Minister of West Punjab (Pakistan) on December 3, 2004.
The founder Director of the World Punjabi Centre was Dr. Jagtar Singh Grewal, former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He was succeeded by Dr. Deepak Manmohan Singh, Professor and former Dean, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
After the expiry of the term of Dr. Deepak Manmohan Singh, Dr. Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Professor and former Dean, Punjabi University, Patiala and former Chairman, Punjab State School Education Board, Mohali joined as Director, World Punjabi Centre on December 28, 2015, after his resignation Dr. Balkar Singh joined as a Director of World Punjabi Centre on May 22, 2018.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh laying foundation of World Punjabi Centre.