About Kurukshetra University


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


The Department Of Physical Education Was Started In The Year 1973. Over The Preceding Decades Department Has Established Itself As The Foremost Institution For The Study Of Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport And Yoga In India.
The Department Offers A Broad Range Of Qualifications And Study Options, Whether It Be A Master’s Degree, A Bachelors Degree, A Diploma, Certificate Courses Or The Opportunity For Research To Acquire PhD. Our Teaching Staffs Deliver The Latest Knowledge, Theories And Methods In Their Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratories And Course Books. Academic Staffs In The Department Of Physical Education Are Inspirational Teachers Of National Repute For In Their Areas Of Research And Interest.
Department Has Designed And Structured The Different Programmes Of Physical Education & Yoga To Enhance Knowledge And Understanding Of Movement, Health, Sport, Physical, Yoga And Outdoor Education. Our Degree Opens The Door To Professional And Vocational Opportunities In Many Fields Including Sports Organisations, Government Departments, Research Institutes, Primary And Secondary Schools, Universities And Private Enterprises In India And Around The World. The Programmes In Our Department Enable Students To Develop And Improve Generic Life Skills: Thinking, Questioning, Reflecting, Evaluating, Team Work And Communicating. These Are The Skills Desired And Sought By Employers Of Today’s And Tomorrow’s Graduates.


In the year 2003, University took a strategic decision of starting an Integrated 5-Year MBA Programme under the umbrella of Department of Management in order to cope up with the emerging challenges of management education. Since then, the Department has remained very successful in meeting the corporate requirements of trained work force both at middle and top-level managerial positions. On receiving an overwhelming response from all corners for this programme, University decided to go for a separate Institute. Accordingly, in year 2005 the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) was established to run MBA-5 Year Integrated Practice Oriented Programme. The students of the Institute get BBA and MBA degrees after successful completion of first three years and five years respectively. The admissions to the programme are made as per the composite merit score comprising All India Entrance Test, GD and personal Interview. The students admitted in this programme come from various academic, social and geographical backgrounds. The Institute offers specializations in accordance with the requirements of the industry and interest of the students. The major fields of specialization include Finance, Marketing and HRM. The Institute has started a new course, i.e., BBA (H) in 2021 considering the demand of the course nationally and internationally. Unlike a two-year MBA Programme, the Institute offers the students with specialization in 4th and 5th year. Moreover, the Institute utilizes the services of visiting faculty from Industry and Academia. The Institute has its own library equipped with above 6072 books, 54 Computers, adequate number of smart class rooms/OHPs etc. Several reputed companies visit the Institute for Summer/Final placements.
In the session 2020-21 the institute started BBA(H) with an intake of 50 students constituting 35 Indian students and 15 international students. The BBA(H) Program was started with the aim of imparting management education with wide socio-economic and international spectrum.
NEP-2020 was implemented for the academic session 2022-23 in the MBA 5 yr. Integrated program and BBA(H) program.


The Department of Commerce was established in 1971, as a pioneering institution of the state of Haryana for providing commerce and business education in this region. Over the decades, it has been keeping pace with the changing economic and business scenario of the country and updating the syllabi from time to time.
Presently, the Department is running two regular programmes:
1. Master of Commerce
2. Ph.D. (Commerce)
Department also provides academic leadership and support to the PG & UG programmes in the commerce being offered by the affiliated colleges of the Kurukshetra University and Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.


The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (A+ Grade NAAC accredited) was established in 1989 to start the First Master’s degree in Tourism in India under the faculty of commerce and management. Within a short period, it became a trendsetter in Tourism and Hotel management education by introducing Master of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (MHM&CT) and Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHM&CT) courses in 2002 and 2009 respectively. The department is also running research program (s) such as Ph.D. in Tourism & Hotel Management. In a similar vein to remain a pioneer and trendsetter in tourism and hospitality management education, The DTHM proposed to start Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Event Management w.e.f. 2022 session. The experienced and multi-disciplinary faculty of the department is determined to make it a Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Management Education at par with international standards.
The structure & delivery of the curriculum at The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management are contemporary & based on our continuous interaction with renowned educationists & industry professionals besides Alunani and students’ feedback under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
At DTHM we believe in developing holistic managers and leaders for tomorrow’s hospitality corporate culture by following a judicious blend of theory & practice along with ability and skill enhancement courses, by applying highly innovative pedagogical tools and techniques tailored by the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra to bequeath its students. We endeavor to provide an ecosystem and to groom them to be highly adaptive to the changing tourism and hospitality business environment as managers, leaders & entrepreneurs, and also sensitive toward socio-cultural responsibilities.
At this juncture, I congratulate all those aspirants who have already succeeded in transforming their careers through tourism and hospitality education from The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. On the other hand, as a prospective student, I welcome you to explore options that may be available to you in our academic and research programs, and please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.


THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC & DANCE had originally been christened as the Department of Music and at present known as the Department of Music & Dance, it came into existence in the year 1975. It started its journey with students admitted to M.A. Music (Vocal) as well as M.A. Music (Instrumental) with intake capacity of 6 students in each option. Having taken into consideration the keenness and interest of more and more students aspiring for admittance to these subjects of music, the University on the recommendation of the teachers concerned decided to introduce M.Phil. Music (Vocal & Instrumental) w.e.f. the academic session 1981-82 with intake capacity of 10 aspiring students. Keeping this in view, the number of students admitted to these courses went from 12 to 36 in M.A. Music (Vocal & Instrumental) whereas the number of M.Phil. students went from 10 to 15. Since 2018-19 M.Phil Programme is discontinue.
In Department there are lots of opportunities for those students who want to go further for Research and higher studies in music. The Department has programme like Ph.D. for those students who are willing to do research in several interdisciplinary areas of music. In addition to this, the primary focus of the department remains on research work in the spheres of classical, vocal, instrumental and different forms of classical dances with inter disciplinary topics. The department also targets the attainments in the fields of music, folk dance of different States of India in general and the State of Haryana in particular. The department touches the cords of various musical instruments to produce a heart warming atmosphere
Department has produced Ph.D. scholars equal to the number of 170 till 31.11.2016 in Music Vocal as well as Instrumental, the department has brought academic laurels to the University. Needless to say, as many as 20 research scholars are still working keenly on different topics of research. Two teachers of Departments’ are doing Post Doctoral Research.


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.


The Department of Social Work was established in July, 1981 and is the pioneer Department in Haryana to meet the pressing need for scientific education and training in Professional Social Work Education.
The vision of the department is to Develop manpower for professional social work practice to strive for creation of a just and equal society which ensures freedom from all forms of oppression and exploitation. The mission of the department to develop human resource for competent and effective professional social work practice through teaching and research with diverse range of problems and issues related to individuals, groups and communities by using frame work of social justice and human rights to promote sustainable and participatory welfare and development.


The Department Of Home Science Was Established In 1998 Under The Able Leadership Of Prof. N. K. Mata, The Founder Head. The Department Offers A Rich Academic And Research Environment To The Youthful Minds, With An Aim In Making Professionally Productive And Worthy Home Scientists In Thrust Areas. Department Of Home Science Is Running Two Master’s Programme Namely M.Sc. Home Science (Food, Nutrition And Dietetics) Since 1998 And M.Sc. Home Science (Human Development) Since 2008. The Department Of Home Science Focuses On Impeccable Research Facilities By Offering The Doctorate Of Philosophy Degree In Foods And Nutrition (Ph.D. In Foods And Nutrition) Since 2004. Our Research Program Offers An Elaborate Curriculum That Provides Research Scholars With An Opportunity To Get Acquainted With Research Methodologies In Different Thrust Areas Of Foods And Nutrition. Under The Student Centric Learning Approach, Practical Training And Field Work Are The Utmost Integral Part Of The Curriculum That Provides Intended Opportunities To Enrich Classroom Learning. Department Provides Well Equipped Laboratories To Master Students And Research Scholars For Conducting Experiments Like Food Analysis, Value Added Product Development, Biochemical Analysis, Body Composition Determination, Diet Counseling, Psychology Testing, Early Childhood Education And Family Counseling.
We Endeavour To Provide Finest Learning Environment And Exemplary Education To Our Students In Order To Acquire The Best Vocational Skills For Achieving The Bright Future In Their Respective Career Fields. M.Sc. In Food, Nutrition And Dietetics Opens The Career Opportunities For Students As Registered Dieticians, Clinical Dieticians, Nutritionists, Nutrition And Wellness Coach, Food Product Development Scientist, Food Analyst, Public Health Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, Food Manager In Addition To Research And In Academics. M.Sc. In Human Development Prepare The Young Minds In The Broad Professional Spectrum Of Human Development As Relationship/ Child Counsellor, Family Counsellor, Child Development Project Officer, In ICDS, NIPCCID, Govt. Organisations, NGOs, Research And Academics.
Beyond Curriculum, Home Science Department Celebrates Dietetic Day, Breast Feeding Week, National Nutrition Month, World Food Day, Pink October By Organizing Various Competitions For Overall Grooming Of The Students. Under Community Outreach Initiative Department Organize Nutrition Counseling, Family Counseling, Nutrition Awareness Drives / Rallies, Nukkad Natikas And Street Plays To Create Awareness In The Community Regarding Various Nutritional, Health And Societal Issues. The Goal Is To Provide Facilities For The Development Of The Overall Personality To Serve The Nation.
The Faculty Members Of Department Are Dedicatedly Working In The Research Areas Of Food Analysis, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition/ Dietetic Counselling, Value Added Product Development Etc. In Addition, Our Faculty Also Serves As Members Of Editorial Board, Reviewers And Actively Involved In Community Outreach Initiatives. More Than 150 Students Qualified NET/ JRF. Our Students Are Also Recognized At National And International Level For The Award Of Scholarship For Doctoral Programme. We Have A Well-Knit Association With Our Alumni. Our Alumni Are Well Placed In Academia, Research Institutes, Govt. & Non Govt. Organizations, Industry And Administration As Well.


In 1976 UGC established University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra as a Central Instrumentation Facility. It was aimed to up keep the scientific equipment in the university science departments to give an impetuous to research and development (R&D) activities of the university. This endeavor was supported by providing the best human resource for the purpose. With the support of state of art facilities and human resources in the field of instrumentation it played a pivotal role in R&D activities of the university.