It was during the mid-nineteen seventies when the Alumni Association of our institute, then Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra, came into being as RECKOBA (Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra Old Boys Association). It was on humble beginning with Prof. B.K. Kaul and Dr. A.K. Kachroo as the first President and Secretary, respectively.

The membership was open to all the graduates and faculty of the College. However, very soon the membership was extended to all the students who had obtained an approved degree course from the institute and the faculty. Later, with the entry of substantial number of girl students to the college, a need to change the name of the association was felt. Various names including RECKOSA, Alumni Association etc. were suggested and finally Alumni Association, RECK Alumni, was finalized. Then with the changeover of RECK to NITK, i.e., Regional to National, Engineering to Technology and College to Institute, today our association stands as Alumni Association National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, short named as NITK Alumni. It is a registered body whose strength has crossed the five-figure mark.

The Association had a written constitution. Among the various objectives of the Association enshrined in the written document, the major objective is to promote and encourage fraternity among the alumni. The affairs of the Association are managed by an Executive Committee which strives to act in accordance with the directions given by the General Body. General Body meeting takes place once in a year while the Executive Committee meets at least quarterly. The EC comprises of 12 members including the Patron. Director of the Institute is the ex-officio Patron of the Association and the remaining eleven members are elected by the General Body for a two-year term. Since the office of the Association is housed in the Institute, the President and Secretary are preferred to be from the Institute itself, as a convention.

Later with the change in Society Registration Act of Haryana, the society was freshly registered as NIT Kurukshetra Alumni Association in 2016 under the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012. The Society registration was approved vide registration number 06-004-2016-01269 on 17.11.2016. Now the EC comprises of 12 members including the Patron. Director of the Institute is the ex-officio Patron of the Association and the remaining eleven members are elected by the General Body for a three-year term. Since the office of the Association is housed in the Institute, the President and Secretary are preferred to be from the Institute itself, as a convention.

The present source of finance for the Association is the Donations from the Alumni and Alumni Fee from the students admitted to an approved degree course in the institute.