Khalsa College Charitable Society, Amritsar, established in year 1892, is a renowned and historic body in the field of Higher Education. Since its inception for more than a century and a quarter, it has endeavored to keep the torch of enlightenment high. All the Sikh princes, including the Maharaja of Patiala, Kapurthala, Nabha, Faridkot and Jind were closely associated with Khalsa College and counted among its Chief Patrons. The aim of the founding fathers like S. Attar Singh Raees of Bhadaur, S. Harbans Singh of Attari, Bhai Jawahar Singh, Sir Sunder Singh Majithia, Bhai Vir Singh, to name a few, was to raise the status of Khalsa College to that of a first class educational institution in the Country.
The present President S. Satyajit Singh Majithia has inherited the passion of serving this great educational institution from his grand father Sir Sunder Singh Majithia, uncle S. Kirpal Singh Majithia and father S. Surjeet Singh Majithia. Like his illustratious grand father, under whom the college had risen to an enviable position in the province. S. Satyajit Singh Majithia is marshalling all his energies and powers of organization and working very energetically and assiduously to guide the college to further progress and popularity. He is, thus, on the verge of realizing the dream of his forefathers to elevate this college to the status of a university by the name Khalsa University, Amritsar.
- 1873- Banaras Hindu College came into existence
- 1886- Mohamedan Anglo Oriental College, Aligarh came into existence
- 1915- Banaras Hindu College given the status of a University by the Parliament
- 1920- Anglo Oriental College given the status of a Central University and renamed as Aligarh Muslim University
- Drawing inspiration from this, Khalsa College Amritsar , also started making efforts for the establishment of A Sikh University since 1920
- 1920- Jamia Milia Islamia founded at Aligarh and shifted to Delhi
- 1921- Principal G.A.Wathen first presented a proposal of establishing A Sikh University in the annual report of the college and proposed a charter .
The Prince of Wales was to visit Amritsar in Feb. 1922, when he was to declare Khalsa College Amritsar, a university under the name of Amritsar Sikh University on the lines of Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University and the Management, Staff and Principal of Khalsa College were to welcome him on his arrival to this great institution. However, the freedom movement was at its peak and thus faculty and students of Khalsa College decided to boycott his visit, what to say of welcoming him. The Prince of Wales neither visited the college nor could such an announcement be made although it had a legitimate claim to make the University at this junction.