Kurukshetra University was established in 1956 as a unitary residential
University and its foundation stone was laid by late Dr. Rajendra Prasad,
the first President of India. Located in the holy city of Kurukshetra,
land of the historical battle of 'Mahabharata' and the great message of
Bhagwad Gita, its campus is situated on the western bank of Brahm Sarover
(the holy tank) and extends over an area of over 400 acres.
with only the Department of Sanskrit, it has grown into a multi-faculty
University as one of the premier centres for advanced study and research
in the region. From June 1974, the character of the University changed
to an affiliated one. At present, there are about 40 University Teaching
Departments and 127 Colleges comprising the Faculties of Arts & Languages,
Social Sciences, Indic Studies, Science, Law, Education, Commerce &
Management, Engg. & Technology, Medical & Dental Sciences and Ayurveda.
Some of the professional job-oriented courses available for regular students
in the Teaching Departments include: MBA, MIB, MFC, MMT, MCA, M.Sc., (Computer
Science Software), Home Science, Information Technology, M. Tech. (Computer
Sc. & Engg.), Master of Tourism Management, MBE, M.P.Ed., M.Com., M.A.
Mass Communication, B.Lib. & Inf. Sc., M.Lib. & Inf. Sc., MBA-5
year, LL.B.-5 year, LL.B.-3 year, LL.M., M.Sc. Bio-technology/ Microbiology/
Bio-Chemistry/ Electronics/ Industrial Chemistry-Pharmaceutical Science,
B.Pharma, B.Tech. Instrumentation, etc. Apart from Masterís
degree courses, research facilities are also available in the University
for M.Phil. and Ph.D.
sprawling campus of the University is self-contained. Set in a salubrious,
natural landscape, it has in its range a Science and Instrumentation Centre;
well equipped Health Centre; Employment, Information and Guidance Bureau;
Computer Centre; Studentsí Centre; Community Centre; Faculty Lounge;
Teachersí Club; residential complex and 16 hostels for boys and girls
including two Youth Hostels with all modern amenities. The campus
has its own sports complex comprising extensive play-fields, Stadium, Gymnasium,
a Swimming Pool, Yoga Centre, etc. as also a magnificent air-conditioned
Auditorium with a seating capacity of over 2500. Apart from Departmental
Libraries, the students have access to the centrally air-conditioned University
Library which is one of the best libraries, connected with ernet
facility, harbouring in the region. The University has also
been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council.