THE kurukshetra UNIVERSITy
 
 The 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.
 
 Starting 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.
 
 The 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.