About Kurukshetra University


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Kurukshetra University, established in 1957, has a well-developed multi-faculty Campus spread over 473 acres of land on the south bank of Brahmsarovar.
Ever since laying of foundation stone by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India, the University has taken quantum leaps and has emerged as an advanced centre of Study & Research for quality education in conformity with the international standards. The University has centrally air- conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 2500 and 70mm projector, Senate Hall, Conference Hall, well-equipped Sports Complex (Play fields, Gymnasium, Stadium, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Volleyball, Basketball Courts, etc.), Teachers' Club, Club for Administrative staff, 25 Hostels, (11 for Boys & 13 for Girls and 1 for Foreign male students), School, Health Centre, Business Complex, about 700 quarters for all categories of staff. Kurukshetra University has a rich Jawaharlal Nehru Library with more than 3.80 lac books, 181 journals (Foreign & Indian) and 15,328 rare manuscripts, Internet Section of 200 nodes, Computer Centre, Museum, Instrumentation (USIC) workshop, NSS Centre, Students' Guest House, Faculty House, etc. In addition to Directorate of Distance Education, University College and University College of Education, the University has 45 Teaching Departments on the campus and 369 affiliated colleges situated in the Districts of Ambala, Panipat, Kaithal, Yamuna Nagar, Hisar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Panchkula.


Organizing Departments of KUK


SHRIMADBHAGAVAD GITA STUDY CENTRE

Today our life is full of modernity. With the development of science & technology, the life of man seems to be full of all the facilities of life. If we talk about some such developed countries on earth or some countries close to being developed, then the people here are endowed with all modern facilities as well. But still restless and full of anger, he is becoming more and more distant from happiness and joy in the pursuit of pleasures in his life.
The reasons for this restlessness are the quarrels of the household, the quarrels of the community and the borders of the country. Man appears more apprehensive and frightened, disturbed, rather than prosperous by losing his quality, for all these global problems in Shri Krishna’s Gita provides all the solutions.


UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Kurukshetra University came into being is focused on imparting quality education and skill training in all functional areas of Management such as Production, Marketing, HR, Finance, IB and IT. Very recently, it added three course verticals – Agri-business, Entrepreneurship and Business Analytics to stay on course in the transient and transformational times.
As of now, it facilitates said course verticals in a two year full time MBA frame with 180 capacity intake. Students trained and groomed at the USM are readily accepted by the corporate sector as are getting opportunities and are placed with during their course of study in large numbers. Over time, it has nurtured and nourished a very rich alumni network over the years that shoulder leadership position in different facets of business and social life today in India and abroad today.
Academic life remains full of action at the University School of Management during the entire academic session. It reverberates in every Student, Teacher, Scholar and staff. Invited speakers from industry and academia also cuddles with students in different roles and responsibilities with support of technical, ministerial and supporting staff to enjoy seasonal vagaries at this beautiful campus, the Kurukshetra University.
Nevertheless, the School is equally sensitive to its role and responsibilities in the transitional and transformative India. In order to stay abreast with this, it intend to further strengthen existing course infrastructure with thought puts in the Finance (Fintech, risk management, risk and credit analytics), Marketing (Logistics and supply chain, digital and social media marketing and analytics), HR (Competency mapping and HR analytics) and strengthen compliance and governance in the Strategy space.
VISION AND MISSION:
The University School of Management (formerly Department of Management), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra is committed to the quality education, training and skill development in a transient and transformational times. It aspires to be instrumental in ethical and socially responsible reshaping young minds amidst present day weird and technologically disruptive business and work environment.
The School recommits itself to further strengthen alumni and corporate interactions and to leverage it to empowered internships and placements to the students and wish to leapfrog this learning to seek and have access to CSR funds to build and strengthen infrastructure. In this perspective it also endeavors to institutionalize governance to minimize human interface.


UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

University Institute of Engineering & Technology (UIET) is a Constituent Autonomous Institute of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra with “A + ” Grade, NAAC Accreditation, recognized by UGC under section 12(B) and 2(f). UIET was established in 2004 with an objective to develop a “Centre of Excellence” for offering the quality technical education and to undertake research in Engineering & Technology. Presently, the Institute is offering four B. Tech courses (Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Biotechnology and Mechanical Engineering) and eight M. Tech. courses in Computer Engg., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engg. (with the specialization in Industrial & Production Engg., and Thermal Engg.), Biotechnology, Material Science & Technology and Electrical Engg. The Institute is also offering Ph.D. programs in various engineering disciplines. UIET has been offered TEQIP-II & TEQIP-III projects by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. UIET has recently setup its ‘Kurukshetra University Incubation Centre’ for running the Startup activities. It presents an excellent environment for the collaborative work of the students on their innovative ideas related to the upcoming technologies. The ultimate aim of the UIET is to become the role model for Engineering & Technology Education not only for the State of Haryana but for world over to meet the challenges of 21st century.


DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT, PALI AND PRAKRIT

Director: Dr. Vibha Aggarwal
Professor, Dept.of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit, KUK
Staff : Dr. Neelam Sharma : Proof Reader: Ms.Kajal: Steno
Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies is a research Institute furnished with an exclusive Reference library and other necessary infrastructure needed for higher research in all disciplines of Indology i.e. comparative study of Ancient Indian Literature, Languages, Scripts, Indian Philosophy and Religion, Ancient Indian Culture, Civilization and History including Jainism and Buddhism.
Initially this Institute was established with the vision and leadership of late Prof. Dharmendra Nath Shastri and late Prof. Buddha Prakash in 1963. On the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of KUK in 1981, with the sincere efforts of the then Director late Prof. Gopikamohan Bhattacharya, the institute was strengthened by the UGC by accepting the enhancement proposal and in 1985 provided with full faculty along with helping staff, grants for spacious and beautiful building and books for library.
At the very outset it started publication of Prācī-Jyoti, a Digest of Indological Studies in 1963. Forty six volumes of this Digest have been published so far. It started working on another long term project of publication of Mahabharata Word Concordance. A brief account of both of these projects is as below:
(A) Preparation and Publication of Long Term Collaborative Research Project (Mahābhāratapadānukramakośa) : Mahābhārata Word Concordance is to be completed in fifteen volumes and Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India (through Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthana, New Delhi) had sanctioned a grant of ₹ 30 Lac for its publication . The concept of this project is to prepare a highly beneficial Research tool which is to supply a well alphabetized and grammatically analyzed record of each and every word unit occurring in the text of different Parvas of Mahābhārata.
The Word Concordance of Mahābhārata will supply the definite clue to find the references related to Ancient History, Geography, Law, Administration, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religion, Social and Economic Institutions, Responsiveness to Environmental balance etc. All the declensions are systematically arranged under their respective nominal head-words (prātipadikas) and verbal roots (dhātus) according to Pāninian system. Thirteen volumes of this project have already been published. Completed basic data of remaining two volumes is quickly being shaped for final printing.
(B) Publication of Prācī Jyoti – Digest of Indological Studies
Prācī-Jyoti has been a unique publication of this Institute since 1963. Its XLV-XLVI volume was released in 2020. Next volume is in progress.
Prācī-Jyoti, being the Digest of Indological Studies is a reliable and inevitable source available to old and new scholars alike for obtaining updated research information. It supplies the abridgement divided in fifteen Sections of the research papers published world over in different journals of Indological Studies. It also includes topics of Research degrees awarded or being pursued along with projects (short/long terms) completed or being pursued at different Universities/Research Institutions world over. Prācī-Jyoti also publishes critical reviews of the latest arrivals. Thus Prācī-Jyoti is a reliable source of information and helps to get updated and eliminate duplicity in research.