To provide opportunity of access to higher education to people of 'Kandi' area through
personalized teaching, considering every student as important
and unique. To develop the institution in every aspect, so that ultimately it contributes to all-around
development of the students in terms of spiritual,
intellectual, moral, physical, aesthetic power, paradigm of oneness with attitude of integrity, hard work,
honesty, fairness and tolerance, so that they
can give their best.
The main objective behind the establishment of Hindu National College (its original name) in Hariana in 1949 was to provide a gateway to the socially, economically and educationally deprived people of Hariana and its feeding 'kandi' area, for having an easy access to further education. It was an era when the people of 'kandi' area were enmeshed in a vicious circle of poverty, deprivation and backwardness, when there was no modern means of transportation, except the mule trains which were being used by the traders to transport persons and goods across the area, when the poor people of the area could not even fulfill their basic needs of 'Roti, Kapda and Makaan', what to talk of higher education. Educationally, the year 1949 proved to be a bonanza year for the people of this area. The college which was originally founded as Hindu Tyagmurti Goswami Ganesh Dutt Ji (Founder of the College) (1889-1959) National College in 1945 in Lyallpur (now in Pakistan ), was rehabilitated after partition in Hariana, by the messiah of the common man, 'Karamyogi' Tyagmurthi Goswami Ganesh Dutt Ji Maharaj, the 'Dharam Putra' of 'Bapu' Gandhi and the 'Dharam Guru' of Dr. Rajender Parshad, a great fund-raiser, social worker and the doyen and General-Secretary of Sanatan Dharam Paratinidhi Sabha (Punjab) Lahore. This is the same sabha, which was originally founded in 1921 by venerated Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, the great national leader and freedom fighter of moderate stream, an educationist, a social reformer, a true 'sanatanist' and the founder of Benaras Hindu University. Evidently, this college was restarted in Hariana with the main objective of catering to the need, of the youth of this area, especially womenfolk, for further education, and to bring about national and cultural renaissance. Since then, the college with its new name 'Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College', Hariana, despite its financial fetters, has been treading on its turbulent journey towards excellence. With the passage of time, goals have changed. Outlook of the institution has also changed. The college has, as its new goal, envisaged the provision of quality education, general and vocational, to make it employment-oriented, to develop the rational outlook of the students and to make them capable of catching with the fast-developing world.
For the success of an institution, organization and management are of paramount importance. G.G.D.S.D. College Hariana (Hoshiarpur) is governed by Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha ( Punjab ) with its headquarters in New Delhi. The brainy Dr. Shiv Kumar, former MLA Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, who is at present steering the ship of the Sabha is the president of the College Managing Committee. He is assisted in this stupendous task of management by DR. R.P.Vij as secretary and Principal Guru Dutt Sharma as Joint Secretary, and also a closely-knit and organized team of dedicated office-bearers and members, who together have got the grit and determination to make this little temple a prominent seat of learning. The management in co-ordination with the college Principal and the staff sets the goals and the plans. The Principal, in turn, concerts with his team to carry out the plan and achieve the goals, which are of course constantly revised as per requirement. Evidently, decentralization of work is followed. Each member participates in every field through rotational assignment. Annual Confidential reports are written. Self – appraisal system of self-evaluation is also followed. This is possible because the merit is the criteria of recruitment. Transparency in the college work is fully ensured. For that purpose, complete computerization of its finance and accounts is on the anvil.