National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Recruitment of Faculty

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, an Institution of National importance declared by an Act of Parliament, offers several undergraduate, postgraduate & doctoral programmes in Technology, Science, Humanities, Management and allied areas and also provides excellent ambience for academic research and co-curricular activities.

Online applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the posts of Assistant Professor Grade-I in various Departments of the Institute. For further details and   submission of application through online mode, please visit Institute website: The last date of submission of online form is 05.09.2022 upto 11:59 p.m.

Online applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the posts of Assistant Professors Grade-I in various Departments of the Institute.

(A)               Details of Vacancies

Name of the PostLevel in the Pay MatrixVacancy
Assistant Professor Grade-ILevel 12 (Rs.1,01,500-1,67,400)130825173699

Note: Number of vacancies including those under reserved categories are provisional and may change. Vacancies shown against reserved categories are inclusive of backlog vacancies. Of the above, 07 posts are reserved for persons with benchmark disability (PwBD) on horizontal basis as per Govt. of India norms.

(B)            Qualifications and Experience for the Post of Assistant Professor Grade-I*

Essential QualificationEssential RequirementsCumulative Essential Credit Points
Ph.DThree years after Ph.D. or six years total teaching and research experience in reputed academic Institute or Research and Development Labs or relevant industry.20

* The relevant qualifications, experience and other terms & conditions of selection are prescribed in Schedule ‘E’ of NITs Statutes amended 2017 and letters issued by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development/Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi (Annexure-I).


  • Engineering Department: First class both at UG and PG level (60% or 6.5/10 CGPA) with Ph.D. in relevant branch/discipline. Candidates having Ph.D. degree directly after graduation (B.E./B.Tech. etc.) from reputed Institutes/Universities will also be considered if other norms are fulfilled.
    • Science/Humanities and Social Sciences Department: First class both at UG and PG level (60% or 6.5/10 CGPA) with Ph.D. and relevant discipline.
    • Department of Business Administration: First class both at UG and PG level (60% or 6.5/10 CGPA) with Ph.D. in relevant discipline.
    • Department of Computer Applications: First class both at UG and PG level (60% or 6.5/10 CGPA) with Ph.D. in relevant discipline.

Note – 1:

  • Any change in the grade pay will be through open advertisement and on recommendation of duly constituted selection committee, except where specifically exempted in these rules.
  • All new entrants shall have Ph.D. in the relevant or equivalent discipline and shall have first class in the preceding degrees (First class both at UG and PG level with 60% or 6.5/10 CGPA).
  • For existing faculty members who completed their Ph.D. along-with their normal teaching load of Institute or quality improvement programme, the enrolment period of Ph.D. will be counted as teaching experience.
  • Contribution to Institute Administration shall be recommended by concerned Head or Chairman and approved by the Director. Contribution to departmental Administration shall be recommended by concerned Head and approved by the Director.
  • For the departments which are not having any vacancy, movement in higher Academic Grade Pay or cadre shall be carried out as per specified selection process but it will be restricted to only for serving faculty members of the respective departments.
  • The permanent faculty members who have put in more than ten years’ experience, but have not acquired Ph.D qualification as on the date of these notification shall be mapped into four- tier flexible system as on time measure as per following norm:
    • Permanent faculty with age fifty or above:

The Assistant Professors with Academic Grade Pay of Rs.7000 shall be mapped at the level of Assistant Professor with Academic Grade Pay of Rs.8000, provided they have at least 10 credit points in their lifetime.

Provided, they have been found suitable through a Selection Committee duly constituted under the Statutes.

Note – 2: Credit Point System

The following shall be the credit pint system:

S. No.ActivityCredits points
1.One external Sponsored Research and Development Projects completed or ongoing or Patent granted8 credit pints per project or 8 credit points per patent as inventor (in case of more than one person in a Project, the Principal Investigator gets 5 credit points and the rest to be divided equally among other members)
2.Consultancy projects2 credit points @ Rs.5 lakhs of consultancy, subject to maximum of 10 Credit points.
3.Ph.D.     completed     (including              thesis submitted cases)8 credit points per Ph.D student (in case there are more than one supervisor, then the Guide (1st Supervisor) gets 5 credit points per students and the rest to be divided equally among other supervisors.
4.One Journal paper I Science Citation Index or Scopus (Paid Journals not allowed)4 credit points per paper since the last promotion. First author or Main supervisor will get 2 credit points and rest will be divided among others.
5.One Conference paper indexed in Science Citation Index or Scopus or Web of Science Conference or any internationally renowned conference.1 credit point per paper upto a maximum of 10 credit pints. First author or Main Supervisor will get 0.6 and rest will be divided among the rest.
6.Head of the Department, Dean Chief Warden, Professor Incharge (Training and Placement), Advisor (Estate), Chief Vigilance Officer, PI (Exam), TEQIP (Coordinator)2 credit pints per semester upto a maximum of 16 credits pints since the last promotion.
7.Warden, Assistant Warden, Associate Dean, Chairman or Convener institute academic committees, Faculty In Charge Computer Center or Information and Technology Services or Library or Admission or student activities and other Institutional activities.1 credit pint per semester upto a maximum of 8 credit points since the last promotion.
8.Chairman and Convener of different standing committees and special committee (Ex officio status will not be considered). Faculty-in-Charges (Each for one year duration) of different units or equivalent.0.5 credit pint per semester upto a maximum of 3 credits pints since the last promotion.
9.Departmental activities identified by head of the Department like lab in charges, or department level committee for a minimum period of one year.0.5 credit point per semesters upto a maximum of 3 credits points since the last promotion.
10.Workshop or Faculty Development Program or short term courses of minimum of 05 working days duration offered as coordinator or convener.2 credit points per course upto a maximum of 8 credits points since the last promotion.
11.For conducting national programs like Global Initiative of Academic Networks etc. as course Coordinator   Program of two weeks duration.   Program of one week duration.      2 credit points per course upto a maximum of 4 credit points since the last promotion. 1 credit point per course upto a maximum of 2 credit points since the last promotion.
12.National   or    International                 conference organized as Chairman or Secretary.3 credit points per program upto a maximum of 6 credit points since the last promotion.
13.Length of service over and above the relevant minimum teaching experience required for a given cadre.2 credit points per semester with maximum of 10 credit points since the last promotion.
14.Establishment of New Lab(s).4 credit points since the last promotion.
15.Theory Teaching of over and above 6 credit hrs. course.1 credit point or credit hrs. upto a maximum of 6 credit per points since the last promotion.
16.Post Graduate Dissertation guided.0.5 credit point per project to a maximum of 10 credit points since the last promotion.
17.Under Graduate Projects0.25 credit point per project upto a maximum of 4 credit points since the last promotion.
18.Text or Reference Books published on relevant subjects from reputed international publishers.6 credit points per book upto a maximum of 18 credit points since the last promotion.
19.Text or Reference book published on relevant subjects from reputed national publishers or book chapters in the books published by reputed international publishers.2 credit points per unit upto a maximum of 6 credit points since the last promotion.
20.Significant      outreach                      Institute       out activities.1 credit pint per activity upto a maximum of 4 credit pints since the last promotion.
21.Fellow IEEE, FNA, FNAE, FNASc10 credit points
22.Placement percentage (only for the placement cell officers or Faculty Incharge of Placement)
Above 85%4 credit points per year upto a maximum of 20 credit points since the last promotion.
75% – 85% (% to be based on total number of students passing out and single job offer)2 credit points per year upto a maximum of 10 credit points since the last promotion.
  • Specializations required for Direct Recruits for the posts of Assistant Professor Grade-I in Various Departments/Disciplines:
Sr. No.Department/ DisciplineTentative postsAreas of Specialization
1.Civil Engineering19Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying, Any Specialization of Civil Engineering
2.Electrical Engineering10Power System/High Voltage Engineering/Smart Grid/ Micro Grid, Power Electronics & Drives/Power Quality, Control System/Computational Intelligence and Optimization
3.Mechanical Engineering Discipline
(a) Mechanical Engineering12Design, Thermal, Production
(b) Production & Industrial Engineering06Design, Thermal, Production
4.Electronics & Communication Engineering07Electronic Device and Circuits, Signal and Image Processing, Microwave and RF Engineering, Computing and Expert Systems
5.Computer Engineering Discipline
(a) Computer Engineering15Algorithmic Computation, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Nomadic & High Performance Computing, Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning, Database & Analytics
(b) Information Technology08Image Processing & Computer Vision, Information Security
6.Physics05Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Experimental Physics/ Theoretical Physics
8.Mathematics02Pure/Applied     Mathematics/     Statistics                         and/or                Operational Research
9.Humanities & Social Sciences02Language    –   English,                    Economics/Management/                    Psychology preferably with specialization in Professional Ethics/IPR
10.Business Administration04General    Management/Operation                 Management/                    Information Technology,     Human    Resources                        Management,                        Marketing Management
11.Computer Applications09Programming Languages & Web Development/ Programming System, Hardware Technologies/ Graphics & Multimedia/ Computing & Networks, Artificial Intelligence/ Soft Computing/ Cloud                           Computing, Software Engineering/ Service and Business Computing/ Database Management

Note: For the of reservation of posts, as per the Gazette of India, No.29, The CEI (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act 2019,

Dated 9th July 2019, The Gazette of India, No.2289, Dated 12th July 2019, and further direction of Ministry of Education F.No.33-3/2018-TS.III dated 5th Nov 2019, the Institution has been treated as one unit.

(D)                   General Conditions:

  1. The applicants are required to apply online mode only. Applicants applying for more than one post are required to apply online separately.
  2. The applicants shall be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs.1000/- for UR/OBC/EWS category and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwBD category only through online mode.
  3. The eligibility, qualifications/experience etc. for the post shall be determined as on the last date of receipt of application forms.
  4. Fresh appointment beyond the age of 60 years is discouraged except the case of faculty with exceptionally brilliant research career and with on-going or approved externally funded research project.
  5. This being an advertisement governed by the Flexible Faculty Recruitment Rules, relevant instructions from MHRD issued till the date of interviews will be applicable. Incomplete applications/applications without necessary enclosures will summarily be rejected.
  6. For the departments which are not having any vacancy, movement in higher academic grade pay or cadre shall be carried out as per specified selection process but it will be restricted to only for serving faculty members of the respective departments.
  7. The internal serving faculty is required to apply for movement in higher academic grade pay irrespective of any vacancy in the respective department. Further, there shall be no specialization constraint on existing faculty.
  8. Reservation of posts in Teachers’ Cadre is as per Gazette notification [The Gazette of India, No.29, The CEI (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019 dated 9th July, 2019, The Gazette of Indian, No.2289, dated 12th July, 2019] and further direction of MHRD vide notification F.No.33-3/2018-TS.III dated 5th November, 2019. For the purpose of reservation of posts, Institute has been taken as one unit.
  9. All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.
  10. For SC/ST (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribes) Candidates:

Reservation of vacancies for SC/ST will be as per Government of India directives. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category shall have to submit the attested copy of Caste certificate (Annexure-II) issued by the Competent Authority at the time of document verification.

  1. For OBC-NCL (Other Backward Class – Non Creamy Layer) Candidates:

Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) candidates in particular shall ensure that they possess the OBC-NCL Certificate in the prescribed format (issued on or after 1st January 2020) as given in Annexure-III to apply for posts under Govt. of India.

The candidates applying against vacancies reserved for OBC-NCL should note that they have to produce a valid caste certificate at the time of document verification in support of their belonging to OBC-NCL community as per rule of Govt. of India as issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format for this purpose so as to prove that they do not belong to “Creamy Layer” of the OBC-NCL. Further, the caste to which the candidate belongs should be the one included in the Central list of OBC-NCL issued by the Government of India. A declaration shall also be submitted by the candidate before his appointment that he does not belong to the Creamy Layer of OBC-NCL. The income limit is decided on the basis of income earned during three previous financial years preceding the year of appointment.

  1. For EWS (Economically Weaker Section) Candidates:

Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and whose family gross annual income is below Rs. 8.00 Lakh (Rupees eight Lakh) are to be identified as EWS for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application. For this recruitment, the closing date of registration is 10th January 2022. The income of the financial year 2020-2021 will only be considered. Also, candidates whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of family income:

  1. 5 acres of agricultural land and above;
    1. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;
    1. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
    1. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

The candidates applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must produce valid Income and Asset Certificate issued by Competent Authority as per Annexure-IV on the date of Document Verification. In case of non-compliance to these stipulations, their claim for reserved status under EWS will not be entertained and the candidature/application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (UR) Category, will be considered under General (UR) vaccines only.

  1. For PwBD (Persons with benchmark disability) Candidates:

The Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) shall be required to submit the medical certificate in the prescribed form issued by the competent medical authorities for the purpose of employment as per Govt. of India norms along with their applications. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of the disability shall only be eligible for the benefit of reservation.

A person, who wants to avail the benefit of relaxation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under Chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017. Refer Annexure-V(A), V(B) & V(C) for the revised formats. The existing certificates of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (since repealed) shall continue to be valid for the period specified therein.

The candidates of PwBD category will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if they (after such Medical Examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) are found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards of the post.

Candidates employed in Govt. service should send their applications through proper channel. Any application which is not routed through proper channel shall not be entertained and shall be rejected straight away. In case, the original application if routed through proper channel is likely to be delayed, a photocopy of the application should be sent in advance along with application fee to reach before the prescribed last date. Any original application, routed through proper channel, received after the commencement of screening procedure shall not be entertained. Further, all such candidates are required to produce No Objection Certificate at the time of interview.

  1. The Industry / Research experience should be in Government or Public Enterprise or National Laboratory. However, experience in Private Industry will be considered provided it is incorporated in the Indian Companies Act of 1956.
  2. All Educational Qualification Degree Certificates should be from recognized Universities/ Institutes. Further, candidates must attach conversion criteria of CGPA to percentage (%) from the University/Institution/Board.
  3. The applicant will be responsible for the authenticity of submitted information, other documents and photograph. Furnishing of any false information and/or suppression/ concealment of facts shall lead to rejection/cancellation of selection/recruitment.
  4. Mere fulfillment of the required qualifications, experience, credit points, etc., does not entitle a candidate to be called for interview/selection. Short listing criteria for calling for interview may be higher than those advertised.
  5. To limit the applicant to a reasonable number, the Institute has the right to set higher limit based on Institutional ranking and individual credit points. The areas of specialization and the post /level applied for will be considered for short listing, giving due consideration to the specific requirements of the Departments. Guidelines received from the Ministry of Education from time to time for this purpose will be followed. The decision of the Institute related to all matters pertaining to shortlisting, selection process and final selection shall be final and binding on the applicants.
  6. If the claimed credit points by the applicant are found to be grossly inappropriate and /or without relevant supporting documents, NIT Kurukshetra administration reserves the rights to summarily reject the candidature of the applicant.
  7. The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications, experience, credit points, etc; higher than those prescribed in this advertisement, and as per merit decided by the competent authority. Criteria for short-listing may vary from department to department.
  8. Candidates will have to appear for the presentation and interview at their own cost, if called, before the Selection Committee on the date and place which will be separately notified to the candidates.
  9. All original documents will have to be produced at the time of interview for verification.
  10. The appointment of selected candidates is subject to being found physically fit and sound in health for the services in the Institute which shall be examined through a medical examination by the medical Board/Senior Medical Officer/Medical Officer of the Institute as the case may be. The medical examination may be under taken before joining the post. They should be prepared to join duty with in the specified time limit. Selected candidates will be on probation initially for one year which may be extended on unsatisfactory performance.
  11. All recruitment and pay-fixation shall be done by the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Institute only on the recommendations of duly constituted Selection Committees. The decision of the Appointing Authority shall be final. There shall be no scope of fixing of altering pay (pay in pay-band or grade pay) outside the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee shall be the only entity empowered to consider the past service and qualifications of the applicant.
  12. Higher starting pay may be offered to deserving applicants on recommendation of the Selection Committee upon approval of the Board of Governors.
  • Besides the pay in the pay band and the Grade Pay applicable or the post, admissible allowances like DA, HRA etc. in accordance with Institute Rules in force from time to time are payable. The employees of the Institute will be entitled to medical benefit for self and family as per the relevant rules. New Pension Scheme of Govt. of India is applicable to fresh recruits as per Institute Rules. Accommodation on campus, if available, may be provided on payment of usual rent. House rent allowances will be payable if accommodation is not provided. Leave Travel Concession for self and family is applicable as per relevant Rules.
  • The Institute reserves to right to modify/defer or cancel full/part of the advertisement/recruitment at any stage of processing without assigning any reasons.
  • Number and nature of post shown above may change and vary at the time of selection/recruitment. Further, the Institute reserves the right not to fill any post(s).
  • The Institute reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.
  • No correspondence, whatsoever, will be entertained from the candidates regarding postal delays, conduct and result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview or selection, etc. Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification for the post.
  • The applicants are required to visit the Institute website regularly as any subsequent corrigendum/addendum etc. shall be published on the Institute website only.
  • The decision of the competent authority will be final in the matter of selection.
  • Any dispute regarding the recruitment will fall under the jurisdiction of District Kurukshetra.

(E)                   How to apply

  1. The candidates need to apply online in the online recruitment portal of Institute website: from 05.08.2022 to 05.09.2022 upto 11:59 p.m. Candidates should click on the online application link, read the instructions carefully and fill-in the online application form giving accurate information. If the online application is not successfully completed, candidate is required to register again. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.
  2. No request with respect to change in any data entered by the candidate will be entertained once the online application is submitted successfully. While applying online, candidate needs to upload the scanned copy of their recent passport size colour photograph & signature. In case the candidate is called for personal interview, he/she will be required to produce his/her original certificate and other relevant documents as mentioned in the on- line application form.
  3. The hard copy of online application along with self-attested photocopies of all the documents in support of the information given by the candidate in their online application should reach the Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119 (Haryana) by post on or before 10.09.2022 upto 5:30 p.m. Name of the post applied for should be superscribed on the envelope used for sending the hard copy of the application. No manual/paper application will be entertained directly unless registered   and applied online.
  4. It may be noted that a candidate’s application only in soft copy will not be entertained and will be rejected summarily if the hard copy of the application form along with other requisite self-attested photocopies of the relevant documents is not received at the Institute.
  5. NIT, Kurukshetra will not be responsible for any candidate for not being able to submit his/her online application within the last date on account of system error or any other reasons.
  6. After submission of form, payment gateway will open for payment of fee. Follow the instructions carefully for payment of fee. Without payment of fee, application will not be accepted/ considered.

Check-list of documents to be submitted along with the hard copy of application:

  1. Printout of online Application duly signed in each page.
  2. Self-Attested copies of all certificates, Mark sheets from SSC/HSC/Matriculation onwards.
  3. Self-Attested copies of any other relevant certificates/testimonials.
  4. Self-Attested copies Certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS) and certificate for PwBD etc. as per Govt. of India norms. In case of OBC category candidates, latest non-creamy layer Certificate is essential.
  5. Self-Attested copies of experience Certificates issued by the Competent Authorities.

Important Dates:

Date of publication of detailed notification on Institute website.:    05.08.2022

Opening date of online submission of application.                  :    05.08.2022

Closing date of online submission of application form.           :    05.09.2022 upto 11:59 p.m.

Last date of receipt of hard copy of application along with requisite documents. :    10.09.2022 upto 05:30 p.m.

Any difficulties relating to submission of online application may be sent to [email protected]

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