The Directorate of Distance Education meets the needs of thousands who wish to enroll for different courses. Today the Directorate is engaged in providing Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate education in about 35 courses having an enrolment of 39,000 students. In addition to conventional courses, the Directorate also offers professional courses in the areas of Computer, IT, Commerce, Management, Finance, Marketing, Law, Tourism and Hotel Management, Journalism & Mass Communication, Library and Information Sc., M.A. (Education) and B.Ed. (Two Year Course).
The University Library is centrally located and is an air conditioned three storey building having 49,230 sq. feet plinth area and its extension as Golden Jubilee Reading Hall having plinth area of 57,500 sq. feet is also under progress. It has seating capacity of 470 users at a time and remains open on 360 days from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight. The University Library has a rich collection of 339817 volumes in the stream of Sciences, Management, Social Science, Commerce and Humanities too. The Library ERNET Centre with 150 computers for the faculty members, students and Research Scholars has an internet connectivity of 512 kbps VSAT, 10 mbps & 2 mbps leased line. Library has also provided internet connectivity to almost all the teaching and non-teaching Departments, Hostels and the entire Campus through WI FI internet connection. In addition to this, under U.G.C.-INFONET E-Journals consortium library provides an access to 8453 scholarly journals. The Library has automated its in house activities such as library membership, circulation of documents, holdings of periodicals, catalogue as Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
Corporate Resource Centre
The Corporate Resource Centre was established for a larger industry-academia interface in higher education at the university level. It is a Nodal Centre for faculty, academics and industry for mutual interaction and research. The Centre is aimed at seeking wider industry participation in the academic process particularly in research, course designing, and curricula delivery. The Centre helps and encourages faculty to seek industry assignments and uses the same to acquaint students with latest and updated knowledge and practices. This has also opened up possibilities of bringing real life corporate experience in the interactive teaching-learning in classroom sessions.
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.
Kurukshetra University ranks third in overall performance in Sports in the All India Inter-University events in which about 250 Universities participate annually. The University’s Directorate of Sports provides top class sports facilities, programmes and activities to enable the students to achieve and maintain a fit, healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.The university has a modern gymnasium equipped with ‘workout’ machines, a 50 metre swimming pool, a yoga centre, football, hockey and cricket pitches, tennis courts, volleyball and basket ball courts, etc.
The Sports Department organizes Inter-Collegiate Championships for men and women in different sports disciplines every year. The Sports Department also conducts coaching camps for the University teams for participation in the Inter-University tournaments. Tournaments like International Competitions, National Championships, Haryana State Games, Ranji Trophy Matches and State Championships are organized at the University. The University also organizes two/three North Zone/North-East Zone/All India Inter Universities Championships, every year. The University gives Awards and Sports Stipend to the outstanding sports persons.
Department of Youth and Cultural Affairs
The Youth and Cultural Affairs Department aims at providing opportunities, incentives and channels to students for making healthy, educative and constructive use of their leisure for self-fulfillment and excellence. The Department organizes various activities and programmes for the students of the University Post Graduate Departments and affiliated Colleges. Some of these include Basic Youth Leadership Camps; Advanced Youth Leadership Training Camps; Preliminary, Basic and Advanced Hiking and Trekking; Talent Shows, Youth Festivals, Haryana Day State Level Festival, Orchestra, Folk Festivals, Literary and Fine Art Events, Poetic Symposium, and film screenings by Campus Film Society.
The University’s museum, dedicated to the preservation of the region’s cultural heritage, is now a nationally recognized institution. Through exhibits, publications, and special events, the museum presents the rich traditions of the region and gives new meaning to life in Haryana in a manner that is authentic and non-stereotypical. The second phase of the museum, which is nearing completion, will recreate in life-size arts and crafts of the region and the life lived by its people for centuries which are rapidly disappearing. Dharohar phase III being designed to international standards will be India’s first museum dedicated to the first war of India’s independence, the great uprising of 1857.
The University at present has 22 Hostels- 9 for Boys, 1 for Foreign male students and 12 for Girls - on the sprawling campus of the university. These hostels have a capacity to accommodate 2500 girls and 2000 boys. 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 away from their home. The girls’ hostels provide all important facilities within the complex. Each hostel on the campus operates its own mess providing hygienic and nutritious meals with a varied menu. 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.
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