The Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, was established on October 20,1995 by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Haryana with the objectives 'to facilitate and promote studies and research in emerging areas of higher education with focus on new frontiers of technology, pharmacy, environmental studies, non-conventional energy sources and management studies and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields'. It was formally inaugurated on November 1, 1995. It is named after Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj, a saint environmentalist of 15th century. Keeping in view the nature of courses offered at the university and the mandate for which it had been established the name of the university has been changed as Guru Jambheshwar university of Science & Technology.
The University enjoys a rare distinction of getting recognised by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) for recognition of degrees, on 11.1.1996 and, under section 12(B) of the UGC Act to be eligible for central assistance on 7.2.1997, i.e., within 15 months of its coming into being. The University opted for accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous organization of the University Grants Commission, in 2001-02. As a result of the exercise, the NAAC accredited this University at "A" level (institutional score 85%) among the Universities.
The University is situated at Hisar, a rapidly growing town situated at about 166 Kms. from Delhi on Delhi-Rohtak-Hisar-Sirsa- Fazilka National Highway (NH-10) and at a distance of about 230 Kms. from Chandigarh on NH-65. It is well connected by rail and road. Hisar is one of the principal cities catering to the administrative and commercial needs of huge rural population. It is a major centre of higher education and research with two major Universities of the State, a number of research institutions, degree colleges, breeding farms and a growing industrial environment. In addition an Army Cantonment located in Hisar enriches its cultural life.
The University is situated over a sprawling area of about 372 acres. The campus is laid out with picturesque landscape, numerous buildings of various sizes and wide road network. It presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty. Approximately 200 acres of area has been developed with all providing modern facilities such as road networks, sewerage pipe lines for water, electricity supply and parks have been developed at various places. The University has seven teaching blocks. There are 149 residential houses of different types for various categories of employees. Construction work for Staff quarters and Sewer line is under progress. Many more are planned. The University has the Branch of a nationalized bank Punjab National Bank with ATM facility and a post office in the Shopping Complex. Beautification of the campus is being attached priority to provide healthy and pollution free environment on the campus. The University is running its own cafeteria.
Training & Placement Cell arranges for Pre-Placement talks, written tests, group discussions, personal interviews for the student. The Training and Placement Cell liaisons with the potential industries and provides necessary guidance to the students. The Cell facilitates arranging on-campus placements of students in various industries, makes arrangements for students to participate in off-campus drives.
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar has 28 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar