Kurukshetra University (Hindi: कुरुक्षेत्र विश्वविद्यालय) was established in 1956 as a Unitary Residential University and its foundation stone was laid by late Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.
Located in the holy city of Kurukshetra, land of the historical battle of Mahabharata and the great message of Bhagwad Gita, its campus is situated on the western bank of Brahma Sarovar (the holy tank) and extends over an area of over 400 acres of land against an idyll background of rural charm and is situated at a distance of about 4 km. from Kurukshetra Railway Station and about 8 km. from Pipli, a well known road junction on National Highway No.1 (Sher Shah Suri Marg). With vast open spaces around and with its modern buildings/hostels, the campus is particularly a healthy place, conducive to quiet and concentrated academic work. The site near the sacred tank of Kurukshetra (the Brahma Sarovar) was chosen by the sponsors of the University for its historical and spiritual significance.
Starting with only the Department of Sanskrit, it has grown into a multi-faculty University as one of the premier centres for advanced study and research in the region. Adjacent to Kurukshetra university campus is National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra campus formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra.
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105 Colleges out of which 29 Colleges are exclusively for girls. To develop worldclass technocrats Kurukshetra University recently started University institute of Engg. and Technology (U.I.E.T.)
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has 44 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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