National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

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National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
Established Type Director Location Colours Website 1963 Institute of National Importance Prof. M.N. Bandyopadhyay Kurukshetra, Haryana, India white and blue http://www.nitkkr.org

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana (founded a Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra) is a premier Technical Institute of the region. The institution has been consistently ranked amongst the top engineering colleges in India. Since 1963, like other Regional Engineering Colleges of India this institution too, had been a joint enterprise of the State and Central Governments. This Institute was conferred upon status of Deemed University on June 26, 2002. Since then it has been renamed as National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. (Deemed University)

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1 History 2 Location 3 Departments 4 Distinguished alumni 5 External links

[edit] History
The first admission to a five-year B.Sc. (Engg.) Degree Courses were made by the Institute in July, 1963 at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, with 60 student at each place. The Institute started functioning in its present campus at Kurukshetra in 1965-66 with 120 students admitted in the first year of the Five-Year Courses of study for the B.Sc. (Engg.) Degree in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The annual intake was increased to 250 students in 1966-67. B.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and

Communication Engineering was added in 1971-72. in 1967-68 M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering was added in 1971-72. In 196768 M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and in 1971-72, a Postgraduate diploma in Scientific instrumentation were also started. In July 1976 Part-Time M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering and instrumentation were started. The First registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology was made in July 1967. The Institute changed over to the 4-year B.Tech. Degree courses with effect from the academic year 1985-86. The new courses was designated as B. Tech. The annual intake at present is 540. Special three-year degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, designated as 'Bachelor of Engineering for in-service engineering diploma holders were introduced from the session 1982-83.However These courses have been discontinued by the Govt. of Haryana since 2000-2001 The 2-year M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in various disciplines were redesignated as M. Tech. degree courses with effect form the session 1983-84.Now the duration of the Courses is 2 years. From the Session 1987-88, the Institute introduced a four-year B. Tech. degree programme in Computer Engineering with an intake of 30 students. The institute also introduced a full time M. Tech. Degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering with and intake of 13. The intake of B. Tech. Electronics and communication Engineering degree courses was increased from 30 to 60 from the session 1987-88. Full time M. Tech. degree courses in Water Recourses (Civil Engineering Dept.) was introduced in 1989-90. In addition to providing in various disciplines of Engineering and Technology at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, the Institute offers excellent facilities for advanced research in the emerging areas of Science and Technology. The syllabus and the curricula are constantly being updated to meet the growing demands and need of the country in different areas of technology. The infrastructure is geared to enable the Institute to turn out technical personnel of a high quality.

NIT Kurukshetra

[edit] Location
Kurukshetra, steeped in history, is a place of great spiritual significance, where Lord Krishna, delivered the divine message of "Shrimad Bhagwad Gita". The place from where knowledge spread far and wide was chosen as his capital by King Harshwardhana. It is one of the premier centres of pilgrimage attracting devotees in a steady stream allround the year. Kurukshetra is a railway junction on the Delhi-Karnal-Ambala section of the Northern Railway. It is about 160 km. from Delhi. The Institute campus is about 10 km. from Pipli, a well known road junction on the Sher Shah Suri Marg and about 5km from Kurukshetra Railway station.

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Civil Mechanical Electrical Electronics & Communications Computer Information Technology Industrial and Production Engineering Business Administration Physics Chemistry Mathematics Humanities

[edit] Distinguished alumni

The contribution and achievements of the NIT alumni have always been somewhat lost in the glare and publicity of their counterparts from the IITs. NIT Kurukshetra boasts of a long list of distinguished alumni both in India and abroad who have gone on to make a name for themselves and for their alma mater. The long list of distinguished alumni includes
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P K Munjal, MD, Hero Honda Adesh Gupta, Chairman, Liberty Shoes Srini Raju, Chairman, I-LAbs Rakesh Bakshi, PadmaShree Awardee Sanjay Dhawan, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Aricent Technologies Biraj Adhikari, Deputy CM of Sikkim K K Agarwala, Vice-Chancellor, GGS Indraprastha University Rohit Sharma, Founder and CTO ONI systems (acquired by CIENA)

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