The Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, was founded on October 20, 1995, by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Haryana. Its goals were to “facilitate and promote studies and research in emerging areas of higher education, with a focus on new frontiers of technology, pharmacy, environmental studies, non-conventional energy sources, and management studies, and to achieve excellence in these and related fields.” It was formally opened on November 1, 1995. It is named after Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj, who was a saint and environmentalist in the 15th century. The university’s name has been changed to Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology to reflect the types of courses it offers and the purpose for which it was founded.
The University has the rare honor of being recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) for degree recognition on January 11, 1996, and under Section 12(B) of the UGC Act to be eligible for central assistance on February 2, 1997, just 15 months after it was founded. In 2001-02, the University decided to get accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which is an independent organization of the University Grants Commission. As a result of the exercise, the NAAC gave this university an “A” level (institutional score of 85%) in 2002, and it has been re-accredited as an “A” level with a CGPA of 3.26 for another five years starting in October 2007.