Kurukshetra University

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Kurukshetra University
Kurukshetra University logo.jpg
Established 1957[1]
Type Education and Research
Chancellor Kaptan Singh Solanki
Vice-Chancellor Mr. Hardeep Kumar, IAS (HY 1984), Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. Haryana, PWD (B & R) and Architecture Department
Location Kurukshetra, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.kuk.ac.in

Kurukshetra University (Hindi: कुरुक्षेत्र विश्वविद्यालय) is a university established on 11 January 1957 [1] in Kurukshetra in the Indian state of Haryana, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the capital, Delhi.[2] It is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities.[3] The university was the idea of the then Punjab governor, Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh, a Sanskrit scholar, who wanted to set up an institute to promote Indian culture and traditions.[4] The Department of Sanskrit was the first and the only department in the university when it was inaugurated by Bharatratna Dr.Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Indian Republic. Its campus is spread over 400 acres (1.6 km2).[5]

Today, Kurukshetra University is offering world-class education to students from throughout India and other countries by providing a learning experience designed to develop intellectual abilities, as well as social, moral and ethical values. The University is equipping its students with the skills, insights, attitudes and practical experience that will enable them to become discerning citizens.

The University’s programs combine the enduring value of a liberal arts education with the skills and experience offered by professional departments. The University has 445 teaching faculty members. The University also has 457 affiliated colleges and institutes in the Districts of Ambala, Panipat, Kaithal, Yamuna Nagar, Hisar, Fatehabad, Jind, Karnal, Sirsa, Kurukshetra and Panchkula.

The Campus of the University has often been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in India. It resembles a large, self-contained village with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, accommodation, cafeterias, canteens, shops and sports facilities, libraries and laboratories. The most remarkable feature of the campus is the seamless interconnection of nature and the built environment. There are a number of lush green gardens, water fountains and side walks which provide an ideal environment on the campus for study and leisure.


The University Institute of Engineering and Technology was started in 2005. The University received Grade 'A' rating in the 2009 National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading.[6][7]

The Department of Electronic Science in 2011, was awarded a 2.96 crore (US$450,000) project on nanoscience by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.[8] In 2012, the Department of philosophy introduced academic course on Gita.

The Department of Geophysics has also received the aid of about 3 crore from D.S.T. This department is running a 3 year M.Tech. Applied Geophysics course since 1985 which is affiliated by A.I.C.T.E and U.G.C. The students from this department have been placed to very well known oil companies i.e. ONGC, Oil India, Schlumberger, Cairn, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. to name a few and other MNC's as well along with being working with the best R & D labs in the field in our country.

Gate No. 2 of Kurukshetra University
Gate No. 3 of Kurukshetra University
Auditorium of Kurukshetra University

Department of Electronic Science[edit]

The Electronic Science Department was established in 1990 with the aim of generating specially trained manpower in the highly sophisticated field of Microelectronics, Integrated Circuit Design, Fabrication and Semiconductor Material Technology. This Department was established with funding from the then Department of Electronics (now, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology), Government of India, UGC and Haryana State Government. This Department is running a four semester M.Sc. course in Electronic Science since 1990. A M.Tech. Course in Microelectronics & VLSI Design was started in 2005 and a M.Tech. Course in Nano Science & Technology was started in 2008. All of these courses are job oriented with provision for project work and industrial training. There are laboratories for providing practical training to students in the areas of Device Fabrication, Thin Film Technology, Photo Lithography, Computer Aided Simulation and Design, Test and Measurement with modern equipment and facilities. The Department has established several advanced labs for teaching and research like VLSI Design Lab, Semiconductor Characterization Lab with advanced facilities like Atomic Force Microscope, X-Ray Diffraction, Spectrophotometer, Elipsometer, RF Magnetron Sputtering System. The Department has been selected to be a part of National Level Programme of NPMASS for MEMs Design. [9]

Library & centers[edit]

The University Library is centrally located and is an air conditioned three storey building having 49,230 sq. feet plinth area and its extension as Golden Jubilee Reading Hall having plinth area of 57,500 sq. feet. It remains open on 360 days from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight. The University Library has a rich collection of 339817 volumes in the stream of Sciences, Management, Social Science, Commerce and Humanities too. The Library ERNET Centre with 150 computers for the faculty members, students and Research Scholars has an internet connectivity of 100 MB/s leased line. Library has also provided internet connectivity to almost all the teaching and non-teaching Departments, Hostels and the entire Campus through WI FI internet connection. In addition to this, under U.G.C.-INFONET E-Journals consortium library provides an access to 8453 scholarly journals. The Library has automated its in house activities such as library membership, circulation of documents, holdings of periodicals, catalogue as Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

Sports Achievements[edit]

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has a number of achievements in sports. Recently Boxing Team of Kurukshetra University won All India Inter-University Boxing Championship among more than 100 Universities from all over India.[10] All India Inter-University Boxing Championship was held at LPU, Jalandhar. where Boxers from KUK won 3 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals under the extreme guidance of their boxing coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound and gain 37 points, which are enough to claim the title.[11]

Colleges and schools[edit]

Vice-chancellor Dr. Vikas Mishra with Mother Teresa at the 17th Convocation of Kurukshetra University.
  • Institute of Environmental Studies
  • University College of Education
  • University College Kurukshetra
  • University Senior Secondary Model School
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University
  • Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University
  • Institute of Instrumentation Engineering (formerly known as University Science Instrumentation Centre)
  • Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology [12]
  • Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University [13]

In 2013, the University College at the university, was placed 6th amongst, India's Best BCA Colleges, in an India Today and Nielsen Company survey.[14]

Department of Instrument Engineering (Formerly Institute of Instrumentation Engineering)[edit]

University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) was established in 1976 by UGC initially as a Central Instrumentation facility at Kurukshetra University. Recently the name of the department has been changed as Department of Instrumentation from Institute of Instrumentation Engineering with USIC remaining as one of the constituents of the department. In 1995 for the first time in the Haryana region AICTE approved four-year B.Tech (Instrumentation) course was started and in 2006 M.Tech (Instrumentation) was started. In the institute there are two readers and eight lecturers as a faculty. Three teachers hold Ph.D. degrees, one has done M.Phil, six M.Tech and three are NET/SLET qualified. They have long teaching and research experience and expertise in their field. It was formerly Institute of Instrumentation Engineering (formerly USIC)...

Institute of Management Studies[edit]

Famous as IMS KUK, the institute was started in 2003 with the vision to provide industry with a well-trained workforce and, at the same time, to help the society by providing world-class entrepreneurs. The institute is running a special MBA Five-Year Integrated Practice-Oriented Program, in which students interested in business administration are chosen after going through a rigorous selection process which consists of entrance test, group discussion and personal interview. The USP of the course is that all students have to go for a one-month training after every semester and have to prepare a training report and come up with a presentation on it. This exercise keeps them in touch with industry.

The first batch passed out in 2008 of which most of the students had got placements through campus recruitment; a few students with an entrepreneurial mindset have entered in their own ventures.

Examination Results[edit]

Kurukshetra University declares result for Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses at http://www.result.kuk.ac.in.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About us". Kurukshetra University. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Kurukshetra University declares results". The Times of India. Apr 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  3. ^ Kurukshetra University Info Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  4. ^ Yoginder Gupta (2007-01-12). "Critical thinkers must for growth: Datta". The Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ "A rating PU tops region in NAAC grading". The Times of India. Feb 4, 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Kurukshetra University introduces course on Gita". Hindustan Times. August 29, 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Accreditation List". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Kurukshetra University bags project to boost Nanoscience". The Times of India. Feb 15, 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  9. ^ elsdkuk.ac.in
  10. ^ "Punjab News Live, Headlines, Channel Live, Online, Live - Sikh News AIU’s All India Inter University Women Boxing Championship 2014-15 concluded - City Air News". cityairnews.com. 
  11. ^ "Kurukshetra women win Varsities Boxing Trophy". punjabnewsexpress.com. 
  12. ^ "Rank 7, Institute of Mass Communication & Media Technology, Kurukshetra University Best Mass Comm Colleges 2014". India Today. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  13. ^ "Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University Best Law Colleges 2014". India Today. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  14. ^ "University College - Kurukshetra University Best BCA Colleges 2013". India Today. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

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