Kurukshetra is described as DHARAMKSHETRA, with historical and religious importance. Here, the battle of Mahabharata was fought, and Lord Shri Krishna preached the philosophy of “KARMA” as enshrined in the holy book “Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.” Kurukshetra is very well connected by Road (NH44, connecting Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar-Jammu), by Rail, (Delhi-Ambala section), and by Air (Delhi 160 km and Chandigarh 80 km). The NIT Kurukshetra campus is situated about 10 km from Pipli bus stand located on NH44 and about 4 km from Kurukshetra railway station.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KURUKSHETRA
NIT Kurukshetra, formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra was founded in 1963. It was conferred upon the NIT status, with Deemed University on June 26, 2002. The Institute offers several courses, in various disciplines of B. Tech., M. Tech., MBA and MCA and Ph.D. with an annual intake of about 1500 students. Institute also provides excellent facilities for advanced research in the emerging areas of Engineering, Science, and Technology.
SCHOOL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY (SREE), NITK
School of Renewable Energy and Efficiency was established in 2012. The School offers courses M. Tech., and Ph.D. Degrees since its inception. Research and development activities on various relevant aspects of non-conventional energy sources have been envisaged keeping synergy with the evolving innovations and developments in Renewable Energy.
BUREAU OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The Government of India has setup Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on 1st March 2002 under the provision of Energy Conservation Act 2001. The mission of BEE is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self regulation and market principles with primary objective of reducing energy intensity of Indian economy within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act 2001.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE) is responsible for formulating policies and programmes necessary for popularizing the applications of various non-conventional and renewable sources of energy in the State. It implements various schemes concerning utilization of solar energy, bio gas, micro hydel, bio mass energy. The Department is also acting as a State Designated Agency for the implementation of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. State Govt. has also set up a new agency called Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) in May, 1997 for implementation of various centrally and state sponsored schemes/ projects in the area of renewable energy in the State.