Markanda National College, Shahabad Markanda was established in 1971 by M.N. College Educational Society
primarily to cater to the educational needs of this predominantly rural area. At that time, no co-educational
college existed at Shahabad, Ladwa, Ismailabad, Pheowa and even at Kurukshetra- the seat of Kurukshetra
University, except University College, where only a limited number of students could get admission on merit
basis. The establishment of this college proved to be a boon for this area. Ever since its inception, the college
has not looked back and making significant strides, has developed into a multifaculty institution, imparting
instructions in English at Post-graduate level and in Arts, Science and Commerce streams at Under-graduate
level. The college also runs successfully two job-oriented add-on-courses (i) Retail Management and (ii)
Information and Computer Technology and one PG diploma in Yoga.
The college was accredited by NAAC with ‘B’ grade in first cycle. The college is a co-educational institution
affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
The college is proud of its imposing infrastructure and an environment conducive to learning. It has a spacious
building surrounded by lush green lawns and playgrounds. The building consists of well maintained class
rooms, well equipped labs (Physics, Chemistry, Computer and Yoga) a spacious library, a conference room, an
auditorium with new green rooms, a seminar hall, a big canteen, new and modern girls’common room besides
computerized office complex and Principal’s residence. The campus is spread over about six acres of land
catering to the educational needs and overall development of its students. Besides traditional subjects, faculty is
available for teaching Marketing as a Vocational subject.