Excellence is never achieved in a day. Excellence has a preface. A preface, no less than a saga made up of extraordinary events, real life heroes and a foundation ornamented with valour, initiative, sacrifice and faith. A foundation, so deep rooted and concrete, which creates edifices emitting values, knowledge, thoughts to the society at large and a character to its inhabitants. That excellence is what Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharam College has achieved in its thirty seven years of existence.
Right from its very inception, the college was fortunate to have been led by eminent stalwarts. Inspired by the spirit of service and sacrifice, the institution was incepted on 3rd July, 1973 in the revered memory of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Ji, who envisioned Chandigarh as a focal point of culture and saw it as a potential hub for Sanatanist activities.
His dream materialized under the dynamic leadership of late Pt. Mohan Lal Ji, former Education, Home and Finance Minister, Punjab, and other eminent educationists, prominent lawyers and public men. With the efforts and collaboration of such profound workers, a first rate college was established, firmly grounded on the bricks of principles and values, proudly telling the world about its very character in its motto 'Firm in Faith and Broad in Mind'. The teething troubles of the institution were overcome by the 'karmayogi' Pt. Mohan Lal Ji, who, with his pragmatism, vision, administrative acumen and exceptional enthusiasm led the institution from the front.