Kurukshetra University

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Kurukshetra University
Kurukshetra University logo.png
Motto yogastha kuru karmāṇi
Type Education and Research
Established 1957 (1957)
Chancellor Governor of Haryana
Vice-Chancellor Kailash Chandra Sharma[1]
Location Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
29°57′28″N 76°48′57″E / 29.957691°N 76.815848°E / 29.957691; 76.815848
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC, NAAC
Website www.kuk.ac.in

Kurukshetra University is a university established on 11 January 1957[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 400 acres (1.6 km2).[6]


Auditorium of Kurukshetra University

The Department of Electronic Science in 2011, was awarded a 2.96 crore (US$460,000) project on nanoscience by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.[7] 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.



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 rankings
Law – India
India Today (2017)[8] 15

The Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University was ranked 15 by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law".[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Colleges and schools[edit]

The university lists three colleges and schools:[11]

  • University College. Kurukshetra
  • University College of Education
  • University Senior Secondary Model School

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 2014-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Kurukshetra University declares results". The Times of India. 19 Apr 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  4. ^ Kurukshetra University Info Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  5. ^ Yoginder Gupta (2007-01-12). "Critical thinkers must for growth: Datta". The Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  6. ^ "A rating PU tops region in NAAC grading". The Times of India. 4 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Kurukshetra University bags project to boost Nanoscience". The Times of India. 15 Feb 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  8. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Kurukshetra women win Varsities Boxing Trophy". punjabnewsexpress.com. 
  11. ^ "Kurukshetra University :: Kurukshetra". www.kuk.ac.in. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 

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