The Sikh Educational Society ventured into the realm of higher education with the establishment of the first Sikh National College, Lahore in 1937-38. This college was later re-established at Qadian (Punjab) in 1948. It was followed by the opening of the Sikh National College at Banga (Punjab) in 1953.Under the visionary leadership of the fore-sighted Sikh leaders, the Society further expanded its academic domain by setting up four premier educational institutions in Chandigarh, namely Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School. All are located in Sector 26, Chandigarh and this has become the epicenter of education.
It was in 1973 that the Sikh Educational Society set up Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Chandigarh to cater to the growing need for quality higher education for women. The mission was to provide the best education and values to young women to become responsible citizens, to serve humanity and to enhance the quality of their lives. In furtherance of its mission, the college focuses upon empowering young women with holistic and liberal education, analytical reasoning effective problem solving and leadership skills and the ability to fulfill their responsibilities to local and global communities.
The Sikh Educational Society with its proactive approach and relentless efforts is managing six educational institutions with the objective of imparting comprehensive modern education with an ethical dimension. Tenets of Sikhism are the abiding values on which the Management and staff base their functioning. The ambience of the institutions reflects the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, and the students internalize this atmosphere. This prepares the young minds to face the challenges of life with conviction, confidence and courage.
Guided by an enlightened and supportive Management drawn from different walks of life, the college has been moving conscientiously in the direction of achieving its cherished goals. The illustrious office -bearers of the Executive Committee of the Sikh Educational Society are:
S.Gurdev Singh Brar I.A.S.(Retd.),
S.Kulbir Singh Chief Engineer(Retd.),
Col.(Retd.) Jasmer Singh Bala,
S. Karandeep Singh Cheema