Kurukshetra University

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Kurukshetra University
Kurukshetra University logo.png
Mottoyogastha kuru karmāṇi
TypeEducation and Research
Established1956 (1956)
ChancellorGovernor of Haryana
Vice-ChancellorKailash Chandra Sharma[1]
29°57′28″N 76°48′57″E / 29.957691°N 76.815848°E / 29.957691; 76.815848
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC

Kurukshetra University is a university established on 11 January 1956[2] in Kurukshetra in the Indian state of Haryana, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the capital, Delhi.[3] It is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities.[4] The university was the idea of the then Punjab governor, Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh, a Sanskrit scholar.[5] The Department of Sanskrit was the first and the only department in the university when it was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Indian Republic. Its campus is spread over 473 acres (1.91 km2).[6]


Auditorium of Kurukshetra University

The Department of Electronic Science in 2011, was awarded a 2.96 crore (US$430,000) project on nanoscience by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.[7] In 2012, the Department of philosophy introduced an academic course on Gita.[citation needed]



The university follows a weighted average pattern to calculate grades, with the 1st and 2nd semester contributing 20% to the aggregate marks and each further semester, up to the 8th, contributing 10%.[citation needed]


University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[8]101-150
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[9]80
Law – India
India Today (2017)[10]15

The university was ranked 80 among universities in India by the NIRF in 2018[9] and in the 101-150 band overall.[8]

The Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University was ranked 15 by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law".[10]

Sports achievements[edit]

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has a number of achievements in sports. In 2015 the Boxing Team of Kurukshetra University won the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship among more than 100 Universities from all over India.[11] All India Inter-University Boxing Championship was held at LPU, Jalandhar. Boxers from KUK won 3 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals under their boxing coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound.[12]

Colleges and schools[edit]

The university has these colleges, schools and institutes:[13]

  • University Senior Secondary Model School
  • Institute of Integrated and Honours Studies (Formerly University College)
  • University College of Education
  • Institute of Environmental studies
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Geophysics
  • University School of Management
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Management Studies
  • Institute of Mass Communication & Media Technology

Centre of excellence[edit]

Affiliated colleges[edit]

The university has 457 affiliated colleges and institutes.[2] Notable examples include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statutory Officers". www.kuk.ac.in. Kurukshetra University. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "About us". Kurukshetra University. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Kurukshetra University declares results". The Times of India. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ Kurukshetra University Info Archived 1 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  5. ^ Yoginder Gupta (12 January 2007). "Critical thinkers must for growth: Datta". The Tribune. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  6. ^ "A rating PU tops region in NAAC grading". The Times of India. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Kurukshetra University bags project to boost Nanoscience". The Times of India. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  9. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  10. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Kurukshetra women win Varsities Boxing Trophy". punjabnewsexpress.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Kurukshetra University :: Kurukshetra". www.kuk.ac.in. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e phttps://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/ku-to-get-rs-100-cr-from-centre/690509.html KU Gets 100 crore for CoE], The Tribune, 2018.

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