Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra Haryana Established in 1956


Kurukshetra University



 Kurukshetra University is a premier institution of higher learning in India. Established in 1956 as a Sanskrit University, presently it offers education and research programmes in diverse areas of science, business studies, social sciences, performing arts and sports. Located on the southern bank of famed Brahma Sarovar, the University has a sprawling campus spread over 473 acres. By virtue of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research, the University has been awarded ‘A+ ’ Grade by NAAC. Retaining its position among the top ranking institutions of the country, the University has been placed at 8th position among the State Universities in the Category-I by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and has been awarded academic autonomy. To give boost to the development of academic infrastructure, the University has been awarded a special grant of Rs.100 crores by MHRD. These developments will surely pave the way for garnering the academic and research output and upgrading infrastructure. Kurukshetra University imparts the values of Yogastha Kuru Karmani, enshrined in Bhagwadgita, which embodies performing activities while steadfasting in Yoga. Those passing out of the precincts of the University imbibe the social, moral and ethical values. The University equips its students with skills, insights, attitudes and practical experiences make them discerning citizens. The University’s programs combine the enduring value of a liberal arts education with the skills and experience offered by professional departments. The University offers about 170 courses on the campus in 49 Departments/Institutes through a highly qualified faculty. The University also has 278 affiliated colleges and institutes. The campus of the University has often been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in India. It resembles a large, self-contained village with lecture theatres, smart class rooms, Wi-Fi campus, libraries, laboratories, on campus hostels, accommodation, cafeterias, canteens, markets, swimming pool, gymnasia, banks, ATMs, post office and world-class sports facilities. The campus provides complete tranquility desired by a learner. In its commitment to facilitating the experiences of the student, the University has opened online platforms for payment of fees. The University has taken a huge leap in digitalizing various processes relating to admissions and governance to maintain transparency.

 Striving for Excellence

 The Kurukshetra University is widely recognized for its commitment towards imparting quality education and excellent research. The University has also proved its excellence in sports at National level and presence at International level. The University has been accredited with A+ grade by NAAC after assessing its progress towards academic excellence in the form of Curricular Aspects; Teaching-Learning and Evaluation; Research, Consultancy and Extension; Infrastructure and Learning Resources; Students’ Support and Progression; Governance, Leadership and Management; Innovations and Best Practices. The University is one of the 25 Universities of the country graded as Category-I University by UGC and one of the 10 State Universities of India selected by MHRD for funding under RUSA worth Rs.100 crore. Under this scheme 5 Research Centres i.e., (i) Centre for Advance Material Research (CAMR); (ii) Centre for IT and Automation; (iii) Centre for Applied Biology in Environment Sciences (CABES); (iv) Centre for Advance Research in Earthquake Studies (CARES) and (v) Centre of Excellence for Research on the Saraswati River (CERSR) and six Training Centre i.e., (i) Incubation Centre; (ii) Centre for Skill Development (iii) Centre for Entrepreneurship; (iv) Corporate Resource Centre; (v) Centre for Continuing Education and (vi) Centre for Sports have been created with a vision to promote Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Employability.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

 The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the University works towards the realisation of the goals of quality enhancement and maintenance. It continuously strives to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the Institution. The aim is to channelize all efforts and measures of the University towards promoting ‘Quality Culture’ leading to holistic academic excellence. This is achieved through involvement of students, parents, teachers, administrative staff and other stakeholders. Students and their parents are encouraged to send in their suggestions/ feedback to the Coordinator, IQAC on any quality related issues.

 University Library

The JLN Library established on 11th January, 1957, is located at a central place in the middle of various Departments and Institutes of the Kurukshetra University. The Library has a total plinth area of 1,14,205 sq. feet besides beautiful well maintained lush green parks and vehicles parking. The JLN Library comprises of three blocks i.e. Ranganathan Block, Ram Prasad Bismil Golden Jubilee Reading Hall and Savitri Bai Phule Block having seating capacity of 1750. Presently, the library has well maintained a rich collection of 3,95,682 Books (including Bound volumes and Ph.D. thesis), 15,324 Manuscripts and 196 Print Journals covering all the subjects of different disciplines. Presently the library is receiving 13 full text E-Resources under E-shodh Sindhu consortium of INFLIBNET. The JLN Library has subscribed other E-Resources like Manupatra, Cambridage University Press, SciFinder and Emerald. The JLN Library is regarded as one of the prestigious libraries of the country. The JLN Library comprises of various sections such as Registration, Periodical, Internet Services Centre, Technical, Reference and provides open access to its books and periodicals’ collection. The buildings are centrally air conditioned and with all modern amenities for the reading of the students which remain open 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight on all the days throughout the year (except on 26th January, 15 August and 2nd October, 1st November and Holi). The Circulation (books issue and return) and Internet facility is available from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. One Reading Hall in Savitri Bai Phule Block with a seating capacity of 120 users remains open round the clock. The JLN Library provides a congenial atmosphere to the enrolled students for reading and preparation of their university examinations and competitive examinations. The library is equipped with modern infrastructure, generator facility, internet and provides disturbance free atmosphere to the students with adequate security arrangements. The library has earmarked a reading room for Research Scholars with adequate facilities. Around 100 Research Scholars have been allotted seats in this section. Internet Services Centre of the library was established in 1996 to keep abreast with the latest information technology and new trends in information management and services. The link of Library on University website www.kuk.ac.in acts as a single window information provider for the access of all its resources and services. The JLN library offers various automated/computerized activities and services including access to E-Resources, CD-RoMs, circulation services and OPAC.

Students’ Support Services

Office of the Dean Students’ Welfare

A number of facilities and opportunities are provided to the students of the University by the office of the Dean Students’ Welfare. The office governs all Cultural, Sports, NSS and Youth Red Cross activities of the University Teaching Departments and Institutes on the Campus. The office maintains liaison with students regarding their demands and other welfare activities. Bus and train passes are issued through this office. Educational/study tours are also organized through this office. The office provides generous supports for extension lectures and other students’ programmes of importance. The office provides financial help to the differently abled students for transportation facilities on Campus and provides Jackets/Jerseys to the SC/ST students. The office also supports the needy students through the Earn While You Learn Scheme which enables students to do some work in their Departments/Institutes on a token payment basis. Insurance of all the students of the University Teaching Departments on the Campus in the form of Group Insurance Scheme is managed by the Dean Students’ Welfare office. The office provides support to the students of University Teaching Departments for participating in cultural and literary events like Zonal Youth Festival, Inter-Zonal Youth Festival, Haryana Day Festival (Ratnawali), Annual Public Speaking Competition (ROSTRUM) and other Quiz, Declamation, Paperreading, Poster Making, Music and Dramatic Competitions: Slogan Writing Competition, Essay Writing Competitions etc. ROSTRUM is a programme initiated by the Dean Students’ Welfare office to develop communication abilities among students. The competition (ROSTRUM) is very popular and attracts thousands of students every year for participation. Sports material is provided to the students for sports activities on the Campus and the office provides support to students of University Teaching Departments for participating in sports tournaments held at Zonal and Inter-Zonal level of the University. 4 Dean Students’ Welfare convenes the meeting of the Students’ Grievances Redressal Cell which looks after the grievances or the students which can be submitted to the Dean Students’ Welfare either through an email (dsw@kuk.ac.in) or in writing. The office of the Dean Students’ Welfare organizes students’ programme for making the students aware regarding their role in the society. The office also takes measures from time to time to inculcate leadership qualities amongst students. The programmes for development of communication skills, soft skills, personality development and enhancement of placement activities on campus are also managed through the office of the Dean Students’ Welfare.

Supporting International Students

In the age of globalization, Kurukshetra University has set out to make its presence felt globally through internationalization of its programmes and opening new avenues of association for global student community. In order to assist international students the University has an International Students’ Advisor who helps the International Students to understand the admission procedures of various university programmes, getting visa for admissions and also to help them to integrate with and live comfortably in the new environment. The University also has arrangements to assist international students with regard to language issues. Every year the University admits international students sponsored by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and directly. The details of admission can be downloaded from the University website.

 Dr. Radhakrishnan Foundation Fund

Dr. Radhakrishnan Foundation Fund was established in the year 1994 for raising donations/mobilization of resources etc. for the overall development of the University under Financial Resources Mobilization (FRM) Scheme of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The annual interest accrued to the fund is utilized for award of scholarship etc. to the students.

 On-Campus Hostel Facilities

The University at present has 25 Hostels (11 for Boys, 1 for Foreign male students and 13 for Girls) on the campus. These hostels have a capacity to accommodate 2700 boys and 3200 girls. Providing a comfortable and safe atmosphere to the students, the hostel facilities on the campus make it easy for the students to find a home like accommodation away from their families. The girls’ hostels provide all important facilities within the girls’ hostels complex. These include common Gym., Common Reading Hall, ATM, Photocopy facilities, Computer Lab. etc. Out of 25 hostels, 15 hostels operate their own mess and in rest of the hostels there are contractual messes where hygienic and nutritious meals with a varied menu is provided. In view of the large number of applicants seeking hostel accommodation, the University allots hostels to the students on the basis of their merit in the admission list. Most of the hostels have Reading Rooms, Computer Lab., Common Rooms and Indoor & Outdoor Games facilities. The University has also made available the facility to male hostlers for parking their vehicles in the Central Parking near their hostels. The girls’ hostels are also provided with round the clock ambulance services and a dispensary. The hostel accommodation is subject to availability of seats.

Health Care

The University Health Centre looks after the medical needs of the students, staff and their families, facilities for protective inoculation exist in Health Centre. Complete Physiotherapy Unit, Computerized ECG, X-Ray, Round the Clock Ambulance facilities, adequate Laboratory facilities, Auto Analyzer facilities, are available in the Health Centre. A Dentist is also available in the Health Centre. The University has more than 65 private Doctors with different specializations on its panel for consultation free of cost. The facilities include a modern ambulance service.

 Career and Counseling Cell

 The University has established a Career and Counseling Cell with an objective to address the diverse socio-economic handicaps and geographic backgrounds of the heterogeneous population of students coming to the University. The Cell supports the students in the development of soft skills and communication ability to challenge the rigors of competitive tests and on-job-training in add-on or vocational courses, besides inculcating social values and ability to think independently for carrying out social responsibilities. The Career and Counseling Cell is a Resource Centre of information, guidance and counseling with free accessibility and internet based global connectivity and exchange of information on professional placements.

 Placement Cell

The Placement Cell of the University provides career guidance and facilitates corporate interaction to the University students. It organizes and coordinates campus placement activities. The Cell also organizes the employability skills enhancement programmes for the University students. The Cell is headed by Placement Officer and there are teacher(s) coordinators at departmental level. It coordinates and organizes campus interviews/placement drives/summer internship/industrial visit etc. The Cell also organizes and coordinates personality development, soft skills development, entrepreneurship development programmes, executive meets, motivational talks and other activities related to the employability career guidance and personal development of the University students.

Addressing Women and Societal Concerns

 Women’s Studies Research Centre

The Centre reflects the University’s commitment to society and its policy of inclusive growth. The Centre is fulfilling its objectives of women empowerment through research, curriculum development, documentation, networking, providing counseling services and launching awareness programmes. The Centre offers two full time courses in Women’s Studies - M.A. (Women Studies) two years (semester system) and PG Diploma in Women’s Studies one year (annual examination). Gender Sensitization workshops are organized for various sectors of society including the development functionaries of the State. The Centre has also been working as a Nodal Agency to guide and monitor the functions of Women Cells in the colleges of Haryana. The Centre is a Phase-III Centre of the University Grants Commission making it one of the top few in the Country. The Centre’s library and research documentation are rated as one of the best in the country. As part of the Extension Work, the Centre regularly organizes Gender Sensitization Programmes cum Awareness Campaigns in the different Departments and Colleges on the Campus as well as in villages surrounding Kurukshetra.

 Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)

Kurukshetra University is committed to provide to all women a place of work and study free of sexual harassment, intimidation and exploitation. It is expected that all students, faculty, staff, karamcharis and officials treat one another and visitors to the University with respect. Reports of sexual harassment are taken seriously and dealt with promptly. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment of women. Strict action will be taken against anyone found guilty of such behavior. Sexual harassment can take place in various forms; some subtle and indirect, some blatant and overt. For instance anyone or more of the following acts of unwelcome behaviour (directly or by implication); physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, making sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography, any other unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct of sexual nature. Kurukshetra University policy against Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) 2015 is available on its website : www.kuk.ac.in. This policy is a compliance with (SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORK PLACE PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL ACT 2013). As per policy Kurukshetra University constitutes ICC every year representing different stakeholders and this list remains available on University website. The list of ICC members and their contact numbers are circulated to teaching departments/institutes and non-teaching offices. Moreover, posters containing information about KUK policy against sexual harassment and contact information of ICC office are displayed throughout the campus. If any, female student/employee is beeing sexual harassed, she should not hesitate but report the matter immediately. Complaints can be made directly to Chairperson or any member of ICC (icc@kuk.ac.in) or through existing channels of lodging grievances, such as University Authorities, Wardens, Teachers, Students, Union/Association Representatives, and Administrative Superiors etc. Third Party (any individual who is not a party to the incidents) can also register complaints. Privacy and confidentiality of complainant will be maintained. SPEAK UP. SPEAKING UP MAY PREVENT YOU AND OTHERS FROM BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED.

Co-curricular Activities


The Ranking of Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra in Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy remains in top four from the session 2006-07 to 2018-19 . The Trophy is symbol of supremacy and excellence in sports among about 900 Indian Universities, affiliated to Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.). On the basis of overall performances of the Universities in sports, the Ministry of Sports, Govt. of India & Association of Indian Universities (Sports Division), New Delhi declares best four Universities, every year. About five players of the University have represented India in different International tournaments & secured positions. The University teams which secured positions at All India Inter University as well as Zonal level in the session 2019-20, so far are ; Volleyball (Men) team secured 1st position, Volleyball (Women), Wrestling Free Style (Men) and Boxing (Women) teams secured 2nd position, Kabaddi (Men) and Wrestling free style (Women) teams secured 3rd position at All India Inter University championships and 6 teams of University have secured the different positions in North Zone Inter University Championships 2019-20. The University provides maximum sports facilities, programmes and activities to enable the students to achieve and maintain a fit, healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. The University has two Multipurpose Halls (New & Old). The New Hall equipped with workout machines, Gymnastic equipments and mats of Judo, Taekwondo, Kabaddi, Wrestling, Wushu etc. and all these activities are being organized in this Hall. There is a Boxing Ring, Weight Lifting Station & Badminton Courts in Old Gymnasium Hall. The University has a Standard Swimming Pool also. In addition to these, the University has Hockey, Football, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Hand Ball, Tennis, Volley Ball & Basket Ball Courts/Grounds, Table Tennis Room and a Standard 400 mts. Grassy Athletic Track and a Climbing Wall for Adventure Sports. The University has constructed a double storey Shooting Range of 80 targets and provided PVC Vinyl Synthetic Sports Flooring of International Standards in the Gymnasium Hall and Multipurpose Hall. The Directorate of Sports Organized about 72 Inter-Collegiate Championships in men & women sections in different sports disciplines in the year 2019-20. The Directorate of Sports conducts coaching camps for the University teams prior to their participation in the Inter-University Tournaments and also organized two/three North Zone/All India Inter University Championships every year. Other than the Inter Collegiate & Inter University tournaments, the tournaments of Central/State Government departments and Federations/Associations are also being organized at University Sports Complex. The University gives Awards and Sports Stipend to the outstanding sports persons.

Department of Youth and Cultural Affairs

Besides attaining academic excellence, the students of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra are provided ample of opportunities to hone up their skills. Over the decades, K.U. has emerged as an apex platform for the artists and is looked upon as the cultural capital of Haryana. Department of Youth & Cultural Affairs is working for the promotion, preservation and documentation of rich cultural heritage since last four decades. It provides opportunities, incentives and channels to the students for making healthy educative and constructive use of their leisure for fulfillment and excellence. The budding artists of affiliated Colleges and from K.U. Campus participate in different events like Dance, Theatre, Music, Literary, Fine Arts and canalize their hidden talent. Our students have been furling the flag at National Level and get 1st two positions in Music, Dance and Theater. For the students of the University Teaching Departments and affiliated Colleges, the Department also organizes various activities i.e. Independence day, Talent Show Competition at all the affiliated Colleges, Celebration of Sanskrit Week, Celebration of Hindi Diwas, Inter Zonal Youth Festival, Literary Workshop-cum-Competition, , Fine Arts Competition-cum-workshop, Quiz competition, Kamlesh Memo. Poetical Symposium, Participation in North Zone Inter University Youth Festival organized by the A.I.U., New Delhi. Celebration of Republic Day, Participation in All India Inter University National, Youth Festival organized by the A.I.U., Participation in SAUFEST (South Asian Universities Festival, International Youth Festival) organized by the A.I.U. Ratnawali Yuva Saang Mahtosav at Four zones, Adventurous Programme/Youth Leadership Camp, Two Trekking Camps (UG), Two Trekking Camps (PG), Two Advance Youth Leadership Camps (Boys & Girls) (UG & PG), Two Basis Youth Leadership Camps (Boys & Girls) (UG&PG), Aapni Baat and Voice of KUK in memory of late Sh. Jagjit Singh Ex student of KUK and renowned Gazal Singer.

 National Cadet Corps (NCC)

The University has a well-equipped contingent of NCC Battalion under the charge of experienced and trained officers of 10 Haryana Bn. NCC, Kurukshetra. Separate arrangements have been made for boys and girls to facilitate them to join NCC. Apart from regular training parades, the Cadets attend NCC Camps for centralized training with their counterparts from other institutions. The Units prepare them for taking up the higher NCC Certificate Examinations. NCC Cadets are also groomed for assisting the administration in the proper and orderly conduct of special events and in relief work in civic emergencies. The Unit also presents brief programmes during the Republic and Independence Day Celebrations, and on special occasions such as the NCC Day. The University lays special emphasis on training students for the armed forces by arranging lectures and guidance programmes. A special facility is provided in the sports complex to help students prepare for entry into the forces.

National Service Scheme (NSS)

Kurukshetra University is a founder member of NSS Programme, since 1969. At present there are 15,852 volunteers enrolled with 158 units in 101 affiliated colleges. The volunteers take keen interest in various activities and last year 71 special 7 day NSS Camps were organized. The Volunteers donated 3,028 units of blood. Several awareness programmes such as Swachhta Mission : Ek Bharat, Saresth Bharat, Jal Sarankshan, Samajik Samrasta, Vittia Saksharta Abhiyan/Digital India, Swachh Bharat Summer Internship, Swachhta Pakwhwara, AIDS, Yoga Programme for Society, Fit India Movement, Vigilance Awareness Week, Crop Residue Management Scheme, Run For Unity, Constitution Day Celebration, Anti Tobacco Day, Poshan Maah, Road Safety Week, Flag Day 25th November, 2019, Voter Awareness and various social issues including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Environmental Pollution, Awareness for the Health & Hygiene etc. are regularly undertaken by the NSS volunteers. University Teaching Departments has four units of NSS, where students can work for community and participate in various activities.

Inclusive Growth

Mahatma Gandhi All India Service Coaching Institute

 The Mahatma Gandhi All India Services Coaching Institute was established in the year 1982. The prime purpose of the Institute is to encourage the students coming from the downtrodden and backward sections of the society including SC/ST students by way of providing them coaching and counseling for the UGC NET Examinations and other competition examinations including the Civil Services Examinations. The Institute also undertakes the Coaching Programmes for the Haryana Civil Services (Executive) Examinations, Haryana Judicial Services Examinations and Remedial Coaching. During the Calendar Year 2019, the Institute has organized one Coaching-cum- Counseling Programmes for the UGC NET Paper-I Examination for the SC/BC and Minority categories students of Haryana. The students are advised to look for the notices issues by the Institute from time to time.

 SC/ST Cell

The Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Cell was established in the year 1984 with the financial assistance of the University Grants Commission. The main objectives of the Cell are to look after the work of Co-ordination, Evaluation and Monitoring of the implementation of programme/work relating to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students/employees of this University. It is the duty of the Cell to see that the guidelines issued by the Govt. of India/University Grants Commission/State Govt. in favour of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates are implemented effectively. The Cell has been working as a Nodal Agency for supplying of various types of statistical information in respect of the students, teachers and other employees of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes categories in the University for onward transmission to the Govt. of India/University Grants Commission/State Govt. from time to time after collecting the same from various University Teaching Departments/Institutes/Colleges/ Branches of the University. The Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Cell remains in constant touch with various agencies of the Govt. in order to apprise the various welfare schemes to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes students of the University. 8 Keeping in view the above objectives the University has been carrying out welfare activities for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes students studying in the University Teaching Departments/Institutes of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra during the period under report. The Cell provides winter clothing to extremely needy and poor students and financial assistance.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Study Centre

The Centre for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Studies was set up in Kurukshetra University in June, 1992 to mark the centenary celebration of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar who played important role in the constitutional development and emancipation of the Scheduled Castes and weaker sections of the society. The objectives of the centre are : to study the work of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar scientifically and objectively; to understand Dr. Ambedkar’s relevance today; to study problems such as untouchability, social injustice etc. in the light of his ideas and vision; to collect and publish writings and speeches on Dr. Ambedkar; to bring out publications and journal devoted to his life and the subjects in which he contributed and to propagate the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar among the downtrodden and other weaker sections of the society; to encourage students of M.Phil and Ph.D. courses and other scholars to work on Dr. Ambedkar and Dalit Literature; to hold seminars, symposia, lectures and competitions on Dr. Ambedkar’s life, work and ideology and to provide a common platform to the scholars working on Dr. Ambedkar in India and abroad to share their views and experiences.

Taking Education to the Door Steps Distance Education Programme

Kurukshetra University started Distance Education Programmes of 1976 through Directorate of Correspondence Courses with a vision of providing higher education opportunities to the large number of aspiring persons who could not be part of regular education. Since then the Directorate has been attempting to provide access to quality education at affordable fees. The Directorate was re-casted as Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) to keep pace with the advancements in Distance Education Modes. It has consistently evolved and reinvented with times and in the recent years around 20,000 students enrolled in about 40 undergraduate and postgraduate conventional and job-oriented professional courses in the areas of Law, Commerce, Library & Information Science, Computer Science, Management, Journalism and many more. Its courses meet students’ demand and social needs. The curricula are updated alongwith regular courses to offer education at par to the students of distance education. The important programmes offered by the Directorate are two year LL.M. and two year B.Ed. Its LL.M. course is preferred choice of working law professionals and NCTE approved B.Ed. benefit working teachers in schools and education institutions across the country. DDE is making persistent efforts to provide more opportunities for distance education and has started 6 new programmes as Category-I University in the areas of Business Analytics, Cyber Law, Taxation, Human Rights, Gita and Yoga in 2018-19 and plans to offer more courses in the new and emerging areas in the coming years. All courses of the Directorate are recognized by regulatory bodies; Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC, NCTE. The learning mode adopted by the Directorate involves use of study material for self learning and annual Personal Contact Programme (PCP) for teacher assisted learning. DDE teachers provide round the year personal counseling to its students and the schedule for the same is displayed on the website for the information of students. The study material of DDE in SIM format is made available in both print and soft forms. The soft version can be downloaded from the DDE Website using a unique ID allotted to each student. DDE aim is to provide all study material in the form of ISBN numbered books. The Directorate provides many facilities to its students such as centrally air-conditioned library, well equipped computer labs. with internet facility, teaching-block exclusively for the classes of distance education students, canteen and other amenities. The Directorate has kept pace with times and uses its own website www.ddekuk.ac.in for online admission and other information. It uses a mobile app ‘DDEKUK’ for better and effective communication with the students that is available free on the Google Play Store. It uses SMS service to provide the information to the students, quickly and efficiently. An important feature of DDE evaluation system is its comprehensiveness using 20% Internal Assessment in all UG/PG (except LL.M. & B.Ed.) classes and 80% external evaluation. The internal assessment is added to external exam marks for deciding result of students. DDE has been offering incentive for girls’ education beginning 2017-18 in phased manner for B.A. courses through its scheme ‘Shikshit Beti” 9 which provides 25% concession in tuition fee to the girl students having more than 70% marks at 10+2 level. Hostel facilities are made available to girls during PCP to ensure equity. The reach of the Directorate and its ability to support education in the country is its biggest achievement. The Directorate has been acknowledged for its efforts on many occasions namely; Ranked No.1 by Career 360 Magzine in the year 2012, awarded with “Dnyandeep Award” by Yashwantrao Chavan, Maharashtra Open University, Nasik, Maharashtra in 2015, conferred with the “CSR Top Distance Learning Institutes of India Award” for the year 2016 by the Competition Success Review, New Delhi. It again got the same recognition from CSR in 2018. In 2020, Directorate of Distance Education started two academic session i.e. January and July session. These recognitions have strengthened the commitment of Directorate towards quality education and empowerment of the society, DDE plans to build more students friendly systems with the use of technology and wishes that learners from all sections of the society get opportunities for higher education. Recently, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has entered in MOU with Schoolguru, KUK to start new Diploma courses in the University under which Schoolguru will facilitate the students to study for these courses. Initially, Directorate of Distance Education will facilitate these students for the following courses on behalf of RUSA from the session January, 2020 :

1. Diploma in IT/Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES).

2. Diploma in Manufacturing.

3. Diploma in Banking, Financial Service and Insurance (BFS).

4. Diploma in Micro Finance.

5. Diploma in E-Commerce.

Connecting with the Roots

‘Dharohar’ – Museum of Haryana Heritage

The Kurukshetra University established Dharohar a museum dedicated to Haryana heritage and culture on April 28, 2006. Its huge popularity since 2006 is reflected in the number of visitors who have visited the museum. The Dharohar is dedicated to Haryanas’ heritage and a scale that would attract national and international popularities in it. Upto January, 2020 the Museum was visited by about 25,49,747 visitors. Delegates from 110 different countries visited Dharohar Haryana Museum during these years. The Dharohar Haryana Museum also a house of literary and research centre devoted to promotion of quality research in various disciplines of study in Haryana. About 8,512 Research Scholars for doing the work on heritage and culture of Haryana has so far visited. Displays have been presented in a thematic concept spread over different sections. The Museum is divided in two parts – the 1st Phase and the 2nd Phase. The 1st Phase displays the sections like War Heroes, Domestic Articles, Arts & Craft Sections. Haryanavi Ornaments and Folk Customes, Folk Theater and Library, Profession Tools and Rasoi, Freedom Fighter Section, Construction and Architecture, Folk Musical Instruments, Wall Paintings, Archeological Heritage, Manuscripts Sections. Folk Festivals, Gher/Cattles Section, Charpai & Hukka Sections, Water Heritage, Transportation Means. The Museum is poised a major expansion by 2nd Phase in Dharohar having different sections. Displayed in distinct sections devoted to Khera the Village Deity, Thathera the Tinker, Sunar the Gold Smith, Maniyar the Bangle Seller, Tokre Wala the Basket Maker, Kumhar the Potter, Pathera the Weaver, Yagya the Sacrificial Offering, Ahirwal, Pathar Shilpkar Stones Mason, Baniya the Village Shopkeeper, Badhai the Carpenter, Leelgar the Dyer, Darji the Tailor, Charmakar, Shoe Maker, Brij, Mewat, Bharkash ke Deshaj Sadhan Modes of Travel & Transport, Bohia, Hara-Kala Papier Mache and Clay Work, Tantiya, Telli Cotton Threshing and Oil Extraction, Luhar the Blacksmith, Sikligar the Locksmith and Tools-Sharpner, Muddha the Indigenous Arm-Chair, the Barber, Kohlu Making of Jaggery in Kohlu, the Oil Extractor (Teli), Panghat the Village Well.

Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies

The Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies was established in 1963 in order to pursue Indological Research. Initially it started the publication of Praci-Jyoti-Digest of Indological Studies (published annually), which is continuously serving the needs of scholars throughout the world. 44 volumes 10 have since been published. The Institute has undertaken a Major Research Project, “A Word-Concordance of Mahabharata,” which is to be published in Fifteen Volumes. So far eleven volumes have been published.

Corporate Resource Centre

The University established a Corporate Resource Centre for a larger industry-academia interface in higher education in 2007. It is a Nodal Centre for ongoing interaction between academics and industry for furthering the horizon of education and research. The Centre is aimed at seeking wider industry participation in the academic research, course designing, and curricula delivery. The centre helps and encourages research faculty to seek corporate industry assignments and acquaint the students with latest and updated knowledge and practices. Students are the end beneficiary of this endeavour as their skills and competencies are honed up through innovative curricula and its enriched delivery to magnify their employability at higher end and inculcate entrepreneurial pursuits. This has also opened up possibilities of bringing real life corporate experience and interactive teaching-learning for the benefit of students.

 Committee for Environment Friendly Alternative

 Committee for Environment Friendly Alternative constituted to facilitate environment protection in the campus, organizes activities to increase awareness about pertinent environmental issues among employees and residents of the campus and to maintain a sustainable, clean and green campus through conservation of resources.

source: KUK Prospectus

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