National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

Also known as: NIT Kurukshetra

Quick Facts

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Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 2008
  • Campus Size: 300 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 179
  • Total Students Enrollment: 4660

About College

The National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra was established in 1963 under the Government of India. The institution was formed under the joint act of both the State and Central Governments. The institute first started functioning as Regional Engineering College (REC) but later got the status of a Deemed University on June 26, 2002. The institute was later renamed as The National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra after it got the status of a Deemed University. NIT Kurukshetra offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various disciplines of engineering. Ph.D research programmes also are offered in engineering, sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as computer applications. MBA and MCA degree has also started functioning in NIT KKR during the session 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 respectively. The institute offers admission to students for B.Tech programmes with an annual intake of 540 students and 165 students for M.Tech programmes.


NIT Kurukshetra is located in Kurukshetra, Haryana. NIT KKR campus is located about 10 km away from Pipli on the Sher Shah Suri Marg and about 5 km away from Kurukshetra Railway station. Students who are travelling by bus need to reach Pipli first, or Kurukshetra Railway Junction if travelling by train. At both places students can find an auto to NIT Kurukshetra and if they do not find the auto directly then take the auto of Kurukshetra University gate 2 or 3. From there, the campus of NIT KKR can be easily reached by covering a walking distance. The nearest airport to the institute is the Chandigarh Airport which is located at a distance of 160 km away from the institute.

Accreditation and Collaborations:-

The National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra is accredited by The National Board of Accreditation (NBA)


  • HP, Bangalore

  • Altair Engineering India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

Clubs, Committees and Societies:-

  • Embedded Systems and Robotics Club- The Embedded Systems & Robotics Club is a platform where students can develop their technical skills to implement them in real-time applications.

  • SAE- Society for Automotive Engineers consists of members who organise workshops to develop their skills in the field of automobile engineering. This is a club of all the budding automobile engineers who take part in a series of workshops. The members of SAE have also participated in BAJA SAEINDIA, a national level competition organised by SAEINDIA.

  • Technobyte Society- This is the official technical society consisting of students belonging to the Computer and IT Engineering departments of NIT Kurukshetra. The members of this society also develop ideas to hone their technical skills. This society also conducts different workshops and events during the fest Techspardha like Hackshetra, Excalibur, Encoder, Keynote, Blackbox, Webhunt, Gamestation etc.

  • Hackshetra: It is a coding event where students need to come up with solutions to any issue in the form of a web app, a site or an application. 
  • Excalibur: It is a team event which adopts technology and innovation to develop prototype to any problem.
  • Encoder: This is a coding event in which students need to solve questions within a given time. 
  • Keynote: This is a multi-round event where students participate by showcasing their talents through ppts and self-explanation.
  • Blackbox: This is an event where students make assumptions behind any given set of input and output.
  • Webhunt: This is an event where students can show their skills by solving puzzles and riddles.
  • Game Station: This event is all about computer gaming events like COD, Counter-strike, Need For Speed, and many more.
  • Mehsoc- The main objective of the members of Mehsoc is to enhance their technical skills by organising and participating themselves in a number of events and fests. The two main technical festivals conducted are Altius and Techspardha. Both the fests are conducted in collaboration with the other societies.

  • Electroreck Society- This Society consists of students belonging to the electrical engineering department where they share knowledge regarding electrical and electronics. The members of this society also take part in ALTIUS and TECHSPARDHA.

  • Microbus Society- Microbus is the technical society of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department where the members research and discuss topics to gain more knowledge regarding electronics. The members of this society also organise various events like workshops, expert lectures, competitions, fun events like robotics, micro-logic, micro-controller challenge, e-modelling, brainteasers, papyrus vitae etc at both institute and national level.

  • Infrastructure Society- This Society is formed with the objective of motivating the innovative and technical skills of students. Students are encouraged to join this club so that they can learn the art of innovation and develop interest in it.

  • Aeromodelling Club- The Aeromodelling Club has been formed to bring in like-minded students who can exchange unique ideas about innovation and creation. This club mainly focuses on learning and sharing knowledge about creating new flying models. The members of this club also conduct workshops like Hot air balloon workshop, Control line aircraft workshop, Chuck glider workshop, Boomerang workshop, Annual workshop, Flying workshop etc.

  • Industry Cell- The objective of Industry Cell is to develop the entrepreneurial skills of students like idea generation, opportunity evaluation, business modeling, cash flow, marketing, intellectual property rights and so on. The members of Industry Cell also conduct various events like B-Plan, B-Quiz, Microentrepreneur, Marketing guru, Ad-Mad, Stock market, Future CEO, Campus Preneur etc. where students get the platform to practice their skills and excel in it.

  • Antariksh- Antariksh is the astronomy club of NIT Kurukshetra where students involve themselves in several activities like Astronar, night sky watching sessions, monthly quiz etc. to know more about astrology.

  • Fine Arts & Modelling Club-  This is the official club of NIT Kurukshetra where the members practice different activities of art.

  • Photography Club- This Club captures all the wonderful moments of joy and happiness. All the pictures and videos are clicked and edited by the members of this Club. This club provides a platform for students where they can show their creativity in terms of photography. It also motivates other students of the institute to join this club so that they can learn and develop skills in photography. The members of this club also organise various events during cultural fests like Confluence, Impressions, Shutterbug, Cinematography, Capsun etc to develop the photography and creativity skills of students.

  • Music & Dramatics Club- The members of the Music & Dramatics Club are responsible for conducting various events related to dance, music and drama. The members of this club also participate in these events conducted by them. 

  • Students & Activity Club- The members of SAC indulge themselves in events and fest where they get the opportunity to perform and showcase their skills. The members of this club also take active participation in both major events of the institute namely, Talent Show and Confluence.

  • PG Club- PG club aims to help students to connect with students of other branches of the institute.

  • Hiking & Trekking Club- Hiking and Trekking Club consist of members where students engage themselves in extracurricular activities by planning out trips, excursions and other adventure activities.

  • Audio Visual Aid Club- This Club audio-video quality of systems in jubilee hall, AE lawns and OAT and other national levels cultural fest CONFLUENCE and technical fest TECHSPARDHA happening inside the institute. The members of this club also share ideas to know more about sound and lighting and also encourage students to join this club who are interested in gaining more information about audio-video aids.

  • Spicmacay Club- This Club consists of members where students learn and enhance their skills. This club also provides a platform to students where they can present their talent by participating in workshops and events.

Ranking / Rating

Rank Score Rating
63rd 229.22 AAAA
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Exams and Cutoffs

JEE Main Paper 1
Exam Date: 18 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020
No exam date Available
Exam Date: 06 Feb, 2021 - 07 Feb, 2021
No exam date Available
Exam Date: 29 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

Admission Process

For Admission to B.Tech/BE programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to B.Tech/B.E programmes have to appear and qualify JEE Main conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • Based on their scores in JEE Main, candidates have to register for JoSAA counselling on the official website of JoSAA along with necessary documents and payment of fees.

  • Candidates need to choose NIT Kurukshetra as the preferred college while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates are offered admission to B.Tech/BE programmes based on JoSAA registration, participation in counselling, choice filling, choice locking, document verification and fee payment. 

For Admission to M.Tech/ME programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech/ME programmes need to appear and qualify GATE.

  • Based on their GATE scores, students can proceed for CCMT counselling that is conducted to admit students to M.Tech/M.E programmes.

  • Candidates need to register themselves for CCMT counselling by providing GATE credentials, qualifying degrees certificates, personal details etc. and by paying the requisite registration fees.

  • Candidates will have to select NIT Kurukshetra as their first preference while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates will be offered admission to M.E/M.Tech programmes based on the counselling participation, choice locking, choice filling, document verification and payment of fees.

  • First preference is given to GATE qualifying students and the remaining vacant seats are offered to Non-GATE students scoring a minimum of 60% (55% for SC candidates) in the qualifying examination.

For Admission to doctoral programmes-

  • Candidates seeking admission to doctoral programmes, need to clear the written test conducted by the respective departments of the institute.

  • Candidates who will qualify the written test, need to appear for an interview related to their research area.

  • Based on the marks scored by candidates in their written test and interview, merit list of the eligible candidates will be released by the authority.

  • Candidates will get admission to doctoral programmes after the successful verification of documents and payment of fees.

For Admission to MBA  programme-

  • Candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes need to appear and qualify CAT.

  • Candidates will have to go through a group discussion and personal interview conducted by the institute.

  • Candidates will get admission to MBA programmes after the successful verification of documents and payment of fees.

For Admission to MCA  programme-

  • Candidates need to appear and qualify NIMCET to get admission to this MCA programme.

  • Candidates who qualify the minimum NIMCET scores, are eligible to register themselves for the counselling procedure on the official website of NIMCET along with required documents and payment of fees.

  • The list of eligible candidates for counselling/seat allotment based on their NIMCET rank will be available on the official website of NIMCET.

  • Candidates will have to select NIT Kurukshetra as the preferred college while doing the choice locking.

  • Candidates who will qualify the counselling procedure will get admission to MCA programmes after paying the required admission fees and verification of documents.


There are several facilities and amenities such as hostels, health centre, centre of computing and networking, central library etc. which are provided for students and faculty members of the campus. Students and staff are allowed to use all the facilities under the rules and regulations of the authority which are mentioned below.

  • Centre of Computing and Networking- It is the Centre which connects the overall computing and networking of the Institute through Local Area Network (LAN). The Centre of Computing and Networking was established in 1997 to provide students with advanced technology. 

  • Health Centre- Medical and healthcare facilities are available for students and staff 24x7. The medical unit is provided with trained medical officers and para medical staff which offers any kind of medical treatment to students and staff in case of any medical emergency.

  • Central Library- The Library has a collection of books including textbooks, reference books, CD- ROMs and large number of Print & Online Journals and e-books providing all the necessary information and knowledge to students and staff. The library was established in 1965. The library is also well equipped with audio and video facilities for conducting seminars, conferences, guest lectures, user awareness programs etc. with a capacity to accommodate 100 persons.

  • Hostels- Separate accommodation is provided to girls and boys based on the availability of seats. Students are provided with all basic facilities to students to meet their daily requirements.

  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • WiFi Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Laboratories Laboratories
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Banks Facilities Bank/ATM Facilities
  • Alumni Alumni Associations

Student Reviews

4.1/5 135 Reviews

NIT Kurukshetra

Posted on 09 May' 20 by sagar setia
Batch of Jan. 1, 2020 | B.Tech Information Technology
College Infrastructure
Back when i joined college in 2016, the infrastructure was really poor with 20 year old buildings standing but recently college is paying attention to this field so infrastructure is improving at a good rate.
Academics is kind of poor as we were made to study the subjects stated in a curriculum which was created decades ago and not updated since.. but recently with the coming of new director thankfully noticeable changes have been made.
Placement for branches CS IT ECE is fairly good as various tech giants like flipkart, amazon, microsoft visits campus for on-campus placements. Whereas for other branches like Mechanical, Civil placement is just average.
Its definitely value for money as it is a govt college with less fees and much better placements as compared to other institutes of the state. :P So basically it is the best engineering college of Haryana.
Campus Life
Campus life is just awesome consisting of a number of national level fests both cultural and technical. And even in sports our college teams has outperformed other colleges at various national level platforms.
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Life at NIT Kurukshetra

Posted on 20 Mar' 20 by Sanjay Malik
Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | B.Tech Electrical Engineering
College Infrastructure
Good infrastructure. Pleasing environment. Open air theatre, sports complex, health centre, swimming pool, well established labs and machinery. Clean and green campus. Fully wifi hostels, A.C Computing and networking centre.
Teaching quality is okay. Now new academic curriculum is implemented hope it will create a positive change in student's career. You can do good projects with processors who are already working on some projects.
Many core/software brands visit this campus for recruitment. The placement is good. In core you can get upto 8 lakh/annum starting package. In my batch Electrical Engineering 2015, more thn 85% of eligible students got placed. Many of us got multiple job offers also.
At our time it was around 42500 INR per semester, not its increased to around 70000 INR per semester. Ye I've things worth money. Classrooms are air conditioned, hygenic mess food and fund for various students activities.
Campus Life
Campus life is very awesome. You can learn so much technical and cultural things here. SAE club for Mechanical engineering is the best part of campus here. Good scope for dancers/artists. Also here's good scope for sports person.
Anything Else
Overall good👌 Clean and green campus, pleasing environment fully wifi hostels, good placements. Safe and friendly campus environment. Major issue with security staff's behaviour and management. Else everything is good.
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Good institute

Posted on 19 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Computer Engineering
College Infrastructure
The institute is good for every student , infrastructure is good ,also they have ac in every class also we have super computer in the department , hostels are also good, digit board is present in every class
Academics is also good in every respect all the new subjects are available, since the syllabus is revised also u have a chance of 6 months internship in nit kkr . Keep studying and teachers give deserving marks
Good placements, placements for cs / it is also good with avg package of 14 lpa , cs / it students have ample opportunities to get placed even in 2 companies , u can check the placement statistics on the website of the institute
Good value
Campus Life
Greate campus life
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Nit kkr

Posted on 19 Mar' 20 by Harshit Sakarwal
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Electrical Engineering
College Infrastructure
Yes the infrastructure is updated and have all the necessary labs and equipment. And an Lab with the help of ISRO is also under construction under a new scheme of govt. Of India. All the hostels are equiped with LAN/wifi.
Curriculum is recently updated which includes an 6 months internship in 6th semester to give industrial exposure to its students which helps in personality development which helps in campus placements of students.
Placements are very good in nit kurukshetra and they vary with the market situation and requirements last year placements were more than 90% in all the streams. College is very supportive to it's students and nit kkr has a very active placement cell.
Campus Life
Campus is good but city life is not so good
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An extraordinary phase of the life

Posted on 19 Mar' 20 by Konark
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | B.Tech Information Technology
College Infrastructure
A good campus with well established classrooms and department ;Library Hostels and sports ground. Campus is always clean and well maintained. Labs donot have much equipment and tools but library have all the necessary books. LAN is provided in hostels and wifi facility is available in library and CCN whose bandwidth is good.
Yes I think college needs to develop and re examine the syllabus and provide it in a proper manner. Your efforts ; your hard work and the atmosphere of the college makes you ready for the job. Although college provide you a good platform to be a successful person.
Placements are very good and it is about 90-95 percent with an average package of about 8-10 lakhs. Which is very good in the beginning and maximum package can go upto 25-30 lakhs per annum. College is very supportive and provide a number of companies.
Definitely the value of money. College fee is near about 1.25-1.5 lakhs per year and it vary according to your family annual income. It will worth as you get a good average package from the college and also you are in NIT which is a very big thing.
Campus Life
Awesome campus life and it is the best live I ever live. Students teachers are very good and supportive. Seniors are very caring and juniors are also very good. It is located in the kurukshetra where pollution is less and a good greenery. Safe city to live. Fest of the college and sports meet is very good.
Anything Else
Keep your company good ; you will get many bad friends do not get involved in the bad things and be happy do not take bother about marks so much Good Luck.
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Questions related to NIT Kurukshetra

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I belongs to GEN-EWS category.....about at which percentile or rank in jee mains 2020 i can get into cse in nit kurukshetra

Yash Dev Student Expert 26th May, 2020
Hello student cut off vary every year on various factors like the level of question in the entrance examination and total number of applicants in that examination, as per previous year records its expected that you need to secure rank under 5,000 to get admission into NIT kurushetra under EWS category. As we all know that seats are very limited and admission is directly based on merit rank.

For more updates refer to the link mentioned below -

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

i am an sc male student from haryana , kurukshetra . and my jee main january 2020 percentile was 61 . will i get admission in NIT Kurukshetra in computer science or electrical and electronics ? my state quota and sc quota will be applied on me .

194g1a0159 18th May, 2020


Hope you are doing great!!!

Kartik,Your All India rank would be 3,38,913 approximately by using the formula 100-61*869010/100 where 61 is your percentile and 869010 is the number of students who appeared in the january session.As per the previous year scenario,With this rank you can not get seat in Computer science ,electrical and electronics engineering under home state quota and your category.You may have to appear for the July session.For checking the probabilities of colleges or NIT's , you can use our college predictor.The link is mentioned below: Hope it helps!!!

All the best!!!!!


in NIT KURUKSHETRA , is it necessary to share hostel room ??

Yash Dev Student Expert 18th May, 2020

Hello student National institute of technology,Kurukshetra has total 9 boys hostel 3 hostel are triple bedded and rest of them are single bedded all the hostel of Postgraduate students are single bedded. You need to contact the administration department to get the accommodation and on the basis of availability they'll alot you on respective hostel.

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Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


if I get chance in NIT KURUKSHETRA and Jadavpur University in CS branch , which one should I choose

Harsha Sinha 17th May, 2020

Hi there,

If you get a chance to chose between these two college then go for jadavpur university without any second thought.

As jadavpur is one the best college in the  nation and far better than any nit on the basis of education placement fees etc.

I hope this help


sir mera 98.48 percentile ews category h muje konsi nit kya branch mil sakti h home state haryana h please tell sir

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th May, 2020

Going by the formula 100-98.48*869010/100 wherein 98.48 is your percentile and 869010 is the no.of Candidates who appeared for January session, your All India Rank is 13208. Now we do not have Category based ranks yet. And in 2019, the cut offs for Home State EWS Female Candidate for various streams have been as follows:

Civil: 5869

Electrical: 4311

ECE: 3419

Mechanical: 5347

Production and Industrial Engineering: 6731

IT: 2227

CSE: 1266

Now this is 2019 data and cut offs change every year. You might have decent chances in NIT Calicut, NIT Uttarakhand, NIT AP, NIT Puducherry, among others. Please use our College predictor for the complete list of colleges that you might have a shot at:

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