National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

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Coordinates: 29°56′57″N 76°49′02″E / 29.94906°N 76.817254°E / 29.94906; 76.817254

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra National Institute of Technology Logo.jpg
Established 1963
Type Public Institution
Director Anand Mohan
Location Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Campus 330 acres (1.3 km2)

The National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), formerly Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, is a public engineering institution wholly funded by Government of India.[1] In December 2008, it was accredited with the status of Institute of National Importance (INI). It is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology established and administered by Government of India.[2] It runs undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy programme in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities.


NIT Kurukshetra was established in 1963 as a joint enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Haryana as the Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (REC Kurukshetra). In 2002 it was upgraded to National Institute of Technology and was given a Deemed University status.[1]


The institute is in the city of Kurukshetra, Haryana.



The Bachelor of Technology admissions for Indian students were based on the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination). The exam consists of three sections on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. However, from the year 2013, admission will be done through the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test,and ranks will be given after considering 60% of the marks scored in the test, and 40% in the class 12 Board examinations. The B. Tech admissions for foreign students are done through Direct Admission of Students Abroad(DASA)Scheme.


M. Tech students are admitted to the program through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science. MCA students are admitted through NIMCET, The admissions to the MBA program in the institute is based on the CAT/JMET result. The short listed candidates will have to undergo Group Discussion / Personal Interview for the final selection.


NIT Kurukshetra awards undergraduate B.Tech in various engineering fields in a four-year programme.[2] It offers postgraduate (PG) M.Tech degrees in similar engineering fields as well as Physics. The M.Tech degree is awarded after four semesters (two years) or two semesters for relevant PG diploma holders.[3] Ph.D. research programmes are offered in engineering, sciences, humanities & social sciences as well as computer applications.[4] As of 2006 it also offers an MBA degree.[5]

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Graduate programs[edit]

The Institute offers Master of Technology Degree in various specializations in all departments:

  • School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency
* Renewable Energy Systems
  • Civil Engineering Department
* Structural Engineering
* Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
* Transportation Engineering
* Environmental Engineering
* Water Resources Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Department
* Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Department
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* VLSI Design
  • Electrical Engineering Department
* Power System
* Power Electronics and Drives
* Control System
  • Mechanical Engineering Department
* Machine Design
* Thermal Engineering
* Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Department of Computer Application
* Master of Computer Application
  • Department of Business Administration
* Master of Business Administration
  • Department of Physics
* Nano Technology
* Instrumentation Engineering

Departments and Centers[edit]

The Institute has following departments:

The Institute has following Schools of excellence:

  • School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency
  • School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
  • School of Bio-Medical Engineering
  • School of Material Science and Nanotechnology


Academic Block of NIT Kurukshetra

Student life[edit]

Additional to academic activities the NIT students are indulged in many technical,cultural and managerial events throughout the year. For Technical activities there are 5 societies associated with each branch named MICROBUS, TECHNOBYTE, ELECTRORECK, MECHSOC, INFRASTRUCTURE which organizes the events for electronics, computers, electrical, mechanical and civil branches respectively. These 5 societies along with a 6th one named Mexperts for PG students organzies technical fest Altius and techspardha each year in the college.

In addition to this there are three more technical groups named Embedded robotics club(EMR), Aeromodeling club and SAE-NITK(Society of Automotive Engineers) which are committed to organize technical events as well as technical knowledge of students in the field of Robotics, Aeromodelling and Automobile.

For cultural activities there are following clubs in the college :

  1. MAD(Music and Dramatics)
  2. Photography
  3. Fine Arts and Modelling
  4. English Literature and Debate Club
  5. Hindi Literature and Debate Club
  6. SAC
  7. Spic Macay
  8. AVA(Audio Visual Aid)

these clubs organizes a cultural fest named Confluence every year.


  • Techspardha.[6]
  • Entrepreneurship Summit.[9]


  1. ^ "Welcome to NIT Kurukshetra". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "B. Tech. Degree". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "M. Tech Degree". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ph. D Programmes". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "MBA Programme". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Technical Fest". 
  7. ^ "Cultural Fest". 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Entrepreneurial Fest". 

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