Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal came into being on 6th November 2006 by upgrading erstwhile Chhotu Ram State College of Engineering, Murthal through an Act 29 of 2006 of the Legislature of the state of Haryana with the vision to facilitate and promote studies and research in emerging areas of higher education with focus on new frontiers of science, engineering, technology, architecture and management studies, humanities, and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields. The University has been considered eligible for grants under Section 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956 in March, 2009. The University has got affiliating status and the technical and professional College/Institutes located in the District Sonepat have been affiliated to the University. Six B.Tech programmes of the University have also been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). University has a Central Instrumentation Laboratory which is available to scholars belong to different deptts or outside institute as central research facility
The University is located in NCR on National Highway No. 1 (G. T. Road) about 50 km from ISBT, New Delhi towards Chandigarh and 8 km from Sonepat railway station. The location of the University falls within one of the growing industrial belts of Haryana extending from Kundli to Panipat.
It is a residential university with a campus sprawling over 273 acres of land. Architecturally the campus has been developed in four distinct zones – academic, residences, hostels and recreational. The academic premises comprise of five blocks including one administrative block. One iconic building i.e. Library cum Computer Centre is also completed and is operational and a convention centre is under construction.
The University intends to impart high-end education through 26 Regular PG Courses and 9 Regular UG Courses in the academic session 2016-17. University is also running Ph. D. Programme in almost all the disciplines. University also offers PG diploma in Forensic Biotechnology, Beginner’s and Certificate Courses in foreign languages such as French and German. Few UGC Career Oriented Programmes are also conducted to enhance the breadth of knowledge and skills of engineering students as well as other/outside candidates.