National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra) is a public engineering institute established in 1963 in Kurukshetra as a joint enterprise of the Government of India and the Government of Haryana as the Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (REC Kurukshetra). In 2002, all the Regional Engineering Colleges were unified by a common entrance exam. Therefore, REC Kurukshetra was renamed to National Institute of Technology under the NIT Act and was given a Deemed University status. It received the status of Institute of National Importance in December 2008. It is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology established and administered by Government of India. NIT Kurukshetra offers courses in B.Tech and M.Tech. degree and research facilities leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. After getting the status of Deemed University, it is now independent in every respect relating to academic work such as examinations, course structure and evaluation. The Institute has switched over from the conventional examination and evaluation system to the Credit Based Examination System. There is a semester examination at the end of each semester. In the Undergraduate courses – B.Tech. Degree Courses, admissions are made on the basis JEE conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) on behalf of the Govt. of India. However the admission to M. Tech. degree courses are made on the basis of candidate’s score in the GATE examination. Seats are first filled up by admitting GATE qualified candidates and then by industry sponsored candidates.