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
Former names
Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra
Motto in English
Hard Work and Consistent Efforts
Type Public institution
Established 1963
Director Dr. Satish
Location Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Campus Sub-urban, 300 acres (1.2 km2)

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (or NIT Kurukshetra), is a public engineering institute located in Kurukshetra. 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.[1] It runs undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy programme in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities.

The institute is located in the city of Kurukshetra, 168 km north of New Delhi on National Highway 1.


The first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, sought to develop India as a leader in science and technology. Between 1959 and 1965, with this vision, the Government founded 14 educational institutions in different regions of India. The system of competitive entry (based on merit) gave access to higher education in these institutions. Such an institution was established in 1963 in Kurukshetra as a joint enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Haryana as the Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (REC Kurukshetra). In 2002, all the Regional Engineering Colleges were unified by a common entrance exam. Therefore, REC Kurukshetra was renamed to National Institute of Technology under the NIT Act and was given a Deemed University status.[1]

In 2007, the university was conferred the premium status of Institute of National Importance.


Dr. Satish Kumar, a distinguished scientist, is the present Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra. Prior to this, he served as the Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems at DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), Delhi.



Undergraduate (Bachelor of Technology)[edit]

Until 2012, admissions were made on the basis of merit in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination. This exam consisted of a section each on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Every year, more than 1,000,000 students appeared for this exam and the acceptance rate was close to 3%.

Starting in 2013, admissions are now made on the basis of the merit list of Joint Entrance Examination. This is a common examination for all the premier universities in India. Under this, the candidates are ranked based on 60% of the marks scored in the test, and 40% of the marks in the grade XII board examinations.

For foreign students, admissions are done through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme.[2]


NIT Kurukshetra offers the following degrees under the postgraduate course:

  • Master of Technology (through GATE score)
  • Master of Business Administration (through CAT/JMET score, followed by group discussions and personal interview)
  • Master of Computer Application (through NIMCET score)

For M.Tech. admission, seats are first filled up by admitting GATE qualified candidates and then by industry sponsored candidates. Remaining vacant seats are offered to Non-GATE candidates with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC candidates) in their qualifying examination. While GATE candidates are eligible for a scholarship of Rs.12400/- per month. Non-GATE candidates are not given any scholarship.[3]

Ph. D.[edit]

Applications on prescribed proforma are invited for admission to Ph.D (full–time/part–time) programmes.[4]


NIT Kurukshetra awards undergraduate B.Tech in various engineering fields in a four-year programme.[5] 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.[6] Ph.D. research programmes are offered in engineering, sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as computer applications.[7] As of 2006 it also offers an MBA degree.[8]

Discipline Faculty / Department Undergraduate Programs (B.Tech.)[9] Postgraduate Programs (M.Tech., MBA & MCA)[10] Ph. D.[11][12]
Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Yes
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Yes
Structural Engineering Yes
Transportation Engineering Yes
Water Resource Engineering Yes
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Yes
Information Technology Yes
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Control System Yes
Power Electronics & Drives Yes
Power Systems Yes
Electronics & communication engineering Electronics & communication engineering Electronics & communication engineering Yes
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Industrial & Production Engineering Yes
Thermal Engineering Yes
Production & Industrial Engineering Machine Design Yes
School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency N/A Renewable Energy Systems Yes
Science Chemistry Taught as a subject N/A Yes
Mathematics Taught as a subject N/A Yes
Physics Taught as a subject Instrumentation Yes
Nanotechnology Yes
Humanities & Social Science Applied Linguistics Taught as a subject N/A Yes
Business Management Taught as a subject Business Administration Yes
Entrepreneurship Taught as a subject Taught as a subject Yes
Financial Management N/A Taught as a subject Yes
Human Resource Management N/A Taught as a subject Yes
Industrial Economics Taught as a subject Taught as a subject Yes
Intellectual Property Rights N/A Taught as a subject Yes
Marketing Management N/A Taught as a subject Yes
Organizational Behavior Taught as a subject Taught as a subject N/A

Apart from the above disciplines, the university has the following schools of excellence:

  • School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency
  • School of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Material Science and Nanotechnology

Academic reputation and rankings[edit]

NIT Kurukshetra has been ranked as the 32nd best Engineering College of India in the Edu-Rank Rankings of 2015.According to the latest rankings released by National Institutional Framework Ranking, NIT Kurukshetra ranks at 48th position throughout India and 10th among the nits.[13] The survey was done jointly by Edu, an Indian company and Rand Corporation, a non-profit American thinktank.[14]


Among the facilities available within the campus are:

  • Center of Computing and Networking (available 24X7X365(06:00 to 24:00 only)
  • Library
  • Central workshop (with machine shop, Fitting, welding, foundry and casting)
  • State Bank of India, post office and health centre (medical consultation, diagnosis and pharmacy)
  • 12 hostels (Optical Fiber connectivity throughout the campus. No internet facility at Hostel.10)[15]
  • Residence society for the university faculty
  • Cafeteria and shopping center[16]
  • Auditorium and open-air theater
  • Sports complex and gymnasium (along with martial arts training facilities)[17]
  • Guest house[18]

Student life[edit]

In addition to academic activities, the NIT students take part in many technical, cultural and managerial events throughout the year. For technical activities there are five societies associated with each branch named MICROBUS, TECHNOBYTE, ELECTRORECK, MECHSOC, and INFRASTRUCTURE, which organize events for electronics, computers, electrical, mechanical and civil branches respectively. These societies, along with a 6th named Mexperts, for PG students, organize the technical fests Techspardha and Altius each year in the college.

In addition to this there are four more technical groups are

  1. Industrial Cell
  2. Embedded System and Robotics Club (EMR)[19]
  3. Aeromodeling Club
  4. SAE-NITK (Society of Automotive Engineers)

These are committed to organize technical events as well as technical knowledge of students in the fields of industry, 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 organize a cultural fest named Confluence every year.


These are the major festivals that take place at NIT Kurukshetra every year.

  • Techspardha:Theme for Techspardha'16 is Smart India. It is the main technical festival of the institute. Various technology based activities and competitions are organized and a large of students take part in these events thus adding to its popularity.[20]
  • Confluence: It is the annual cultural event and one of the most anticipated events in North India. Many colleges from the state as well as from the other parts of the nation take part in Confluence. It is a three-day event and has been visited by some of the most famous artists and personalities of the county in the past few years.[21][22]

Notable alumni[edit]

NIT Kurukshetra is proud of its large alumni network across the globe with chapters in the United States and in Europe.

  • Gurdeep Singh,[23] Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited
  • Shailesh Rao, Director, New Products & Solutions, Google Enterprise, Google
  • Srini Raju, co-founder and Chairman of Peepul Capital; former COO of Satyam Ltd; founder, Sri City (an IT Park)
  • Karthik K S, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of 24x7 Learning & CEO of AVAGMAH
  • R. K. Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, WAPCOS (Govt. of India Undertaking)
  • Rajeev Kapoor, CEO, Fiat India Automobile Private
  • P. K. Munjal, MD, Hero Honda
  • Adesh Gupta, Chairman, Liberty Shoes
  • Narayanan Ramanathan, Vice President and Head, Tech Mahindra Ltd, India
  • Rakesh Bakshi, Padma Shri awardee
  • R. Aravindhan, Visiting Scientist, IISc
  • Sanjay Dhawan, President and CEO, Symphony Service
  • Biraj Adhikari, Deputy CM of Sikkim
  • Ramasubramanian T.K., Writer, Physicist
  • K. K. Agarwala, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
  • Rohit Sharma, founder and CTO ONI systems (acquired by Ciena Corp.)
  • V. K. Suri, Chief Director, National Co-operative Development Corporation (Govt. of India)
  • Amit Singh Dahiya,CEO- Hewitt Associates,India
  • Ved Pal Jangra,MD-Infosys Ltd,Chandigarh
  • Shailesh Rao, Director, New Products & Solutions, Google Enterprise, Google
  • Amar Nath, IAS, Administrator of Lakshadweep
  • Dilip Desai,deputy managing director -Darvsh -Dubai
  • Anil Kaul,Co-founder Absolute Data
  • Suresh Rai, Professor LSU-United States of America.

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