National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, NIT Kurukshetra, NITKKR, Haryana /
Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, REC Kurukshetra
Year of Establishment :
NIT Kurukshetra was founded in July 1963 as a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Haryana as the Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (REC Kurukshetra). In 2002 it was upgraded to National Institute of Technology and was given a Deemed University status.
History :
NIT Kurukshetra is a public engineering institution completely funded by MHRD, the Government of India. The institute was started in 1963 and the classes were conducted at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.After three years the institute started functioning in the present campus at Kurukshetra in 1965-66, with 120 students.
Institute celebrated its 50th Institute Foundation day on September 15, 2012. The year long Golden Jubilee year celebrations were inaugurated on September 15, 2012.
College  Grade / Ranking :
NIT Kurukshetra is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year. (15 Sept. 2012 - 14 Sept. 2013)
In December 2008, it was accredited with the status of Institution of National Importance.
Location :
Road Distance from Nit Kurukshetra to Kurukshetra New Bus Stand is 8 km.
The institute campus is 7 km from Kurukshetra Railway station & 10 km from Pipli, a road junction on the Sher Shah Suri Marg (NH-1). It is next to the Kurukshetra University.
Kurukshetra is a railway junction on the Delhi-Karnal-Ambala division of the Northern Railway. It is 160 km from Delhi and 90 km from Chandigarh.
Admissions :
NIT Kurukshetra awards undergraduate B.Tech in different engineering fields in a four year program. It offers postgraduate M.Tech degrees in similar engineering fields as well as Physics. The M.Tech degree is awarded after four semesters. Ph.D. research programs are offered in engineering, science, humanities & social science as well as computer applications. It offers an MBA degree as well.
Courses  / Departments :
Branch / Course Intake Course Start Year
Civil Engineering 90  
Computer Science & Engineering 60  
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 90  
Electronics and Communication Engineering 90  
Mechanical Engineering 90  
Industrial & Production Engineering 60  
Information Technology 60  
Business Administration    
Computer Applications    
Humanities and Social Science    
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College Campus :
The campus spreads over an area of 300 acres artistically laid down on a pretty landscape. It presents a display of harmony in architecture and natural beauty.
A full fledged health centre, a Post Office and a branch of the State Bank of India are located inside the Campus. For organizing cultural activities there's an Open Air Theater and an auditorium - Jubilee Hall.
The academic departments have been located between the two residential sectors. Hostels for students are located towards Eastern side of the campus.
Magazine :
The Helios - is the annual magazine of NIT Kurukshetra jointlypublished by students and teachers. It was formerly called the Vulcan but due to trademark issues with its previous name it was renamed to "The Helios" in 2006. "The Vulcan" was in publication from 1967 through to 2002.
Festivals / College Events :
1) Techspardha : Formerly Literati, is the annual technical conference.
Established in 1994, as Literati, it is a merger of the spirit of the various engineering disciplines, namely Computer Engg (Technobyte), Electrical Engg (Electroreck), Electronics & Communication Engg ( MICROBUS), Civil Engg (Infrastructure), Mechanical Engg (Mechsoc) and MBA Dept. (Mexperts). It includes events from paper presentations to seminars and robotics.
2) Confluence : The national level annual cultural festival. The major attraction of the event was 3D Film Festival, DJ night, laser show, group dance and battle of bands. The involvement crosses 20000 students every year. This cultural show comprises more than 100 events and is attended by over 50 colleges over four fun-filled days.
Campus Placements :
Contact :
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra ( NIT Kurukshetra)
BA-6 Thanesar,
Kurukshetra – 136119
Tel : +91 01744 233337
Fax : +91
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra Website :
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