Located in Kurukshetra, the land of the Bhagwadgita Kurukshetra University is a premier institute of higher learning in India. It is spread over 400 acres of land on the south bank of the holy Brahmsarovar. Its foundation stone was laid on 11 January 1957 by Bharatratna Dr.Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Indian Republic. Since then it has aimed at pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.
Today, Kurukshetra University is offering world-class education to students from throughout India and other countries by providing a learning experience designed to develop intellectual abilities, as well as social, moral and ethical values. The University is equipping its students with the skills, insights, attitudes and practical experience that will enable them to become discerning citizens.
The University’s programs combine the enduring value of a liberal arts education with the skills and experience offered by professional departments. The University has 445 teaching faculty members. The University also has 457 affiliated colleges and institutes in the Districts of Ambala, Panipat, Kaithal, Yamuna Nagar, Hisar, Fatehabad, Jind, Karnal, Sirsa, Kurukshetra and Panchkula.
The Campus of the University has often been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in India. It resembles a large, self-contained village with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, accommodation, cafeterias, canteens, shops and sports facilities, libraries and laboratories. The most remarkable feature of the campus is the seamless interconnection of nature and the built environment. There are a number of lush green gardens, water fountains and side walks which provide an ideal environment on the campus for study and leisure.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission to assess and accredit universities and colleges, has conferred an ‘A’ grade to Kurukshetra University. The peer team of the NAAC evaluated the university’s performance based on criteria like curriculum, teaching-learning and evaluation, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance and leadership, innovative practices and so on. The peer team in its report has specially drawn reference to the University’s “commitment to impart quality education to the students of the state, concerted efforts to preserve and create awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the State and academic tranquility and residential characteristics.”
In the emerging global scenario of competition-focused education and training, quality sustenance and quality enhancement in the institutions has gained paramount importance. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell works to ensure quality in different activities related to academics and administration of the university. The Cell set up in the University has been effectively functioning for the last many years. Various improvement strategies based on feedback from the stakeholders like students, parents are recommended by the IQAC to ensure quality of our teaching research programmes.