Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College was established in 1973. The College is affiliated to Punjab University Chandigarh and accredited 'A' Grade by the NAAC.It was made in the worshipped memory of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Ji, who imagined Chandigarh as a point of convergence of society and saw it as a potential center for Sanatanist exercises. The College mission is to scatter learning that men of the hour students to meet the most elevated models of capability and polished methodology, alongside establishing them solidly in a sound worth framework.
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.
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.