National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra


Being the Director of an ‘Institution of National Importance ‘is a matter of pride as well as a burden of responsibility. This position has been held by many stalwarts who have nurtured this institution to where it is today and given it a glorious past of over fifty years. Now, as the baton has passed on to me, I realize that it is for me to lay a roadmap that would take this institution to even greater heights.

NIT Kurukshetra has been successfully fulfilling its mandate of developing competent professionals to serve not only our country, but the world as a whole. More than thirty thousand alumni proudly consider this institution their Alma Mater. Many of them have occupied important positions across the country and the globe and have made meaningful contributions to their professions and to advancing the quality of life through their innovative ideas. I applaud their contributions.

We live at a time when our country is striving to occupy its deserving place among the developed countries of the world. This can happen only if technology leads the way. Today we hardly have any technology that we can rightfully claim as having originated in this country. That makes it imperative that we develop an ecosystem, both at the macro level and micro level, that would facilitate creation of new technologies. I strongly believe that as an institution of technology, our primary goal has to be develop such an ecosystem where students are encouraged to go beyond merely acquiring knowledge to applying knowledge for practical purposes. Having come from a research background and having seen, at close quarters, what meaningful research output can do for the growth and prestige of the country, I am convinced that research has to be a thrust area for our institutions of higher learning. I would strive to provide that thrust in this institution. If we succeed in enthusing our faculty, staff and students towards this end, our institute would become a cradle of creative and innovative ideas that can help develop new technologies, which, in turn, would transform our country.

Located in Dharmkshetre Kurukshetre, where the good fought the evil and emerged successful, a stress on value-education should come naturally to this institution. For the present-day students who are targeting success in the material world, it is difficult, even confusing, to be receptive to the idea of inculcating ethics and values in their thinking and practice. But that cannot be a reason for not making it a part of the education we provide the budding professionals. I make no lofty claims in this regard, except that we are constantly gripped by the need to somehow make this a part of our teaching-learning process so that the outcome of this process is not only a competent professional but a compassionate human being.

I heartily welcome everyone who visits this website, to the portals of this institution!

Prof. Akhilesh Swarup

Director Incharge

NIT Kurukshetra is one of the premier technical institutes of the country. Founded in 1963 as Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra, the institute was rechristened as National Institute of Technology on June 26, 2002.