Kurukshetra University

country rank  26
world rank  1971

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University Overview

Founded in 1956, Kurukshetra University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Kurukshetra (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Haryana. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Reginal centre, Jind, Haryana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Kurukshetra University (KUK) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kurukshetra University (KUK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 64 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Indian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

University Location

Kurukshetra (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
136 119 Haryana
T +91 (1744) 238 039
F +91 (1744) 238 277
Other locations Reginal centre, Jind, Haryana

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office The Deputy Registrar (Academic)
Kurukshetra 136 119
+91 (1744) 225 636

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kurukshetra University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC
  • Bar Council of India BCI
  • Education Council of India ECI
  • All India association for Technical Education AICTE
  • Pharmacy Council of India PCI

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020