The College is permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai and has received UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(b). The college was accredited with B++, in 2004, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) setup by the UGC. Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce is one of the many educational institutions established by Guru Nanak Vidyak Society. Guided by the principles of purity, truth, charity and peace, the Sikh management established the college in 1989. It also opened a new chapter in the history of higher education in the state of Maharashtra. The aim of the Society in establishing this institution is to reach out to the educational needs of the people in the vicinity of the college and also to fulfill the needs of the ever growing population of the city. The Institution also aims at providing the students an opportunity to develop an integrated personality, to foster a spirit of free thinking and above all to inculcate love for humanity and love for truthful living. These indeed were the true teachings of Guru Nanak. The college provides all its students with a friendly and supportive study environment, high teaching standards, excellent facilities and support services to enrich learning and make them more confident to face the tough challenges of the ever changing global environment.
The college library is a rich resource centre providing services and facilities to meet the requirements of the students and the staff. The library has text books on all subjects, latest reference books, journals, periodicals, newspapers and magazines. There are a large number of books and journals in Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi. The reference collection in the library includes dictionaries, directories, reports, encyclopaediae , CDs and audio- visual cassettes. The College is an Institutional member of the British Council Library, American Centre Library and the Bombay Natural History Society. A spacious and well furnished Reading Room is situated on the third floor of the college. It also contain a Computer Centre with internet facility. The college has spacious laboratories for conducting practicals in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Computer science. All the laboratories are wi-fi enabled and equipped with standard, well maintained instruments. The college has a fully air-conditioned computer laboratories, which are well equipped with latest technology and software to handle different courses. Internet facilities are also provided to students.