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Sonipat / सोनीपत


Sonipat (Punjabi: ਸੋਨੀਪਤ, سونیپت; Hindi: सोनीपत) Also spelled as Sonepat, is an ancient town and a municipal council in Sonipat District in the state of Haryana, India. It is believed that it was founded as Suvarnaprastha by the five Pandava brothers during the times of Mahabharata. Another legend ascribed it to Raja Soni, the thirteenth descendent of Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers.

Sonipat is located at 28.98N 77.02E.It has an average elevation of 220 metres (721 feet)

As of 2001 India census, Sonipat had a population of 216,213. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sonipat has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%.

Most of the people living in Sonipat believe that this land is sinful, but still every one loves it who so ever lived here.
The reason why this land is believed to be sinful is that local people who have lived on this land for generation tell the story of Shravan Kumar, a boy who took his blind parents on his shoulder for pilgrimage. When he reached Bahalgarh near Sonipat, he asked his parents to pay for the services he provided, by taking them on pilgrimage.
It is also believed to be the ancient Swarnaprastha, one of 5 villages Pandavas asked for settlement in Mahabharat to forfeit their claims to the crown of Hastinapur.

Places of Interest

  • Yamuna River: The river flows besides the rural belt of the city with its holy waters which turn into a Black Nullah after entering the National Capital Delhi.
    This acts as a natural boundary also between state of Haryana and the state of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mughal Buildings: At the outskirts of the city one can enjoy the site of Mughal Buildings which lie unprotected.

In Sonipat there are a few companies which have been present for a long time now. Some of them have been mentioned below:

  • Atlas Cycle Factory:
    When the car company Maruti was less well known, more than 95% of India's vehicle-owning population owned a bicycle. It was at this time that Sonipat was the home of one of the biggest cycle manufacturer - Atlas cycle.

  • ECE:
    ECE has been here for quite some time and is situated near civil hospital.

    Arya infotch ltd. The fastest growing it company in sonipat.


  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology
    Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University Of Science and Technology is situated at the Sonepat-Murthal road is the only University in the field of Science & Technology in Haryana. Earlier, it was known as Chhotu Ram State College of Engineering. It is spread over 274 acres of land and is in very congenial rural environmental setting providing for an ideal place for attaining excellence in Education and Research.It offers Undergraduate programmes in Applied Sciences, Architecture, Bio-Medical Engineering, Bio-technology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, English Communication, M.SC. in all Subject etc. The university proposes to set up Centre of Excellence in the fields of Highway Safety, Estate Management, Energy Studies, Community Development and Business Incubation. Besides the Undergraduate Programmes Post Graduate Programmes are available in most of the Subjects.

  • Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya (BPSMV)
    This is the First university for Woman in North India situated at Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat. The University has 185 acres existing campus and there is a proposal to acquire 450 acres of more land. It promises a world class infrastructure in the University. The proposed direct road connectivity with the National Highway no.1 (Sher Shah Suri Marg / GT Road) will substantially reduce its distance from Delhi. The University has various Institutions running, a Central Library, hostels for the students and Faculty houses for the Lecturers. New Institutions and Teaching blocks for the existing and proposed new courses with the latest infrastructure, hostels, modern Faculty Houses and Staff Houses are coming up fast. Apart from this, a new Central Library with all the modern facilities, Auditoriums for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and indoor and outdoor stadiums for sports activities are proposed in the next phase of construction which will cater to the demands of about 10000 students. In addition to all this, realizing the importance of Computer Literacy in the Modern scenario of today, the University will start Computer Training Programmes for all its students from the coming Academic Session.
    About five thousand students, already enrolled, with the various colleges of the university are getting education and training in professional courses like BAMS, B. Ed, D. Ed, Diploma in Electronics and Communication, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy, Library and Information Science, MLT, IT and Modern Office Practice. Five year and three year LLB courses are imparted at PSD Girls Law College. To crown all these efforts are the Learning Resource Centres in the University which train all the students, irrespective of their professional field, in English.
    The Learning Resource Centres, the only ones of their kind in India, concentrate on making the students fluent and confident in English. Faculty of the University and the Faculty to be selected for all the proposed Courses is and will be one of the best available in the respective fields. The Faculty is provided with attractive remuneration, opportunities for professional growth, community interaction and modern infrastructure to help them attain academic excellence in their professional field.

Schools and Colleges

Sonepat is also known as the Education Capital of Haryana. Apart from Science and Technology university, there are a large number of renowned educational institutes in Sonepat.

  • S.M.Hindu Sr. Sec. School:

    S. M. Hindu Senior Secondary School is a well-known school in North, India. Established in 1914, this premier school is managed by the Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society, a registered public body running a chain of 13 educational, technical and medical institutions in Sonepat, under the able guidance of Sh. Shri Bhagwan Gupta, who is also an alumni of the school.

  • Hindu Kanya Senior Secondary School:
    Hindu Kanya Senior Secondary School is a well-reputed school situated near Railway Station, Sonepat (Haryana), affiliated to the Haryana Board, Bhiwani. Established in 1963 this school is managed by The Sonepat Educational & Charitable Society, a registered public body running a chain of fourteen educational institutions at Sonepat under the able guidance of Dr. Gian Prakash I.A.S. (Retd.), former Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

  • Hindu Vidyapeeth:
    Hindu Vidyapeeth is situated at Kath Mandi, Sonepat, the scchool is affiliated to Central Board of School Education (CBSE) New Delhi. The school prepares the students for AISSE conducted by CBSE. There is a common course for all the students up to X standard. In 10 + 2, the students have two streams i.e science and commerce.

  • DAV Multi Purpose Public School:
    It is located in Sector - 15 of Sonipat. It was established in the year 1985. It is managed by DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, which is one of India's largest non-government, not-for-profit educational group running more than 1000 schools and colleges across India. This school is always associated with inculcating moral and religious values in students, highlighting social causes and giving meritorious and disciplined students in the city.

  • Holy Child School:
     First convent school of Sonipat, it was established in year 1983 by Sisters Of Charity. Situated in Narendar Nagar H.C.S is riding high on its motto "Always More and Always Better". It has been rated as the Best School in town for several years now.

  • Springbird Auxillium School:
    One of the quality-education provider, Springbird school was first set up 18 years ago by Mrs. Urmil Verma as Spring Preparatory at her home. Now the school has also a Secondary School building at Atlas Road, Sonepat.
    Golden Era and Vedic Era: Two latest schools with lots of name and fame for the bright future of Sonipat children and Delhi too in the field of education and extra--curricular activities also. Situated in Village Bandepur at Rathdhana Road.Jankidas

  • Kapoor Public School:
     Managed by Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, It is the most popular school of Sonipat.

  • Little Angels School:
     It is a school with lots of talent located on Rathdhana Road.

  • CRZ Sr. Sec. School:
    It is one of the oldest school in country. The school is run by Jat Sanstha. Jat Sanstha is running CRA College, Tika Ram Girls High School, and CRA College of Education as well. The school provide high quality education at low cost. Most of the students are from rural background. School has had very bright and dedicated principals like Sh. Dalip Singh.

  • Malviya Shiksha Sadan:
    Malviya Shiksha Sadan was started in 1975 in the memory Pandit Madan Mohan Malviyaw with a view to meet the pressing educational needs of Sonepat, a rapidly developing town. Initially this school started it's functioning in hostel of Hindu College Presently the hostel of Hindu Sen. Sec. School court road. After two year it was shifted to its present place, Dr. Mangal Sain the minister of Home in Haryana Govt. was a close associate of B. Dwarka Nath Ji provided land on Concessional rate to this institute. It was a waste land and totally uneven. In 1976 classes were arrange in tent ages, Day & Night untiring toil of B.Dwarka Nath, his nature soft spoken behaviour, dedication to the cause of education, change the whole situation.
    The school imparts quality education thus enabling the children to meet new challenges and fulfill the aspiration to a fast developing and changing society. Now it has been taken of by the Hindu Education & Charitable Society of Sonepat. In nutshell it is the whole creation of B.Dwarka Nath who has contributed a lot toward the cause of education and particularly he devoted his 32 years whole heartedly to developed construct this Huge Building, Auditorium, Hostel, Labs, C.R, & Library.

  • Hindu Sr. Sec. School:
    The Hindu Senior Secondary School, New Court Road, Sonepat, was founded in 1989 as Hindu High School and had classes from VI to X only. It was recognized by the Education Department of the state and affiliated to the Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani. Right from the beginning, it rose from strength to strength.
    The Management thought it wise to get it affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and raise its status from High School (Secondary School) to Senior Secondary School. Finally, it became a full-fledged SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL in 1997 with all three disciplines, i.e. Humanities, Commerce and Science (Medical and Non Medical). Since then, it has made rapid progress and carved out a niche for itself among the good schools of the state, affiliated to the C.B.S.E.

  • Shambhu Dayal Modern School:
    It is situated on Gohana Road, established in 1975 and affiliated to CBSE. It is also the oldest school in Sonipat which is affiliated to CBSE. This school started by a single man Mr. S.K. Sharma, who was the Headmaster and later on the Principal of this school for a long time. This great man has left the neighbouring SM Hindu Sr. Sec. School that time as teacher with a challenge to build an equal respectable school in the neighbourhood. With his dreams the farmers from village Garhi Brahmnan donated the land to this noble cause and people both from city and villages donated money to build the school building. The school has an Shiva Temple and Stadium. Now the school has many branches as boys, girls wings, senior, junior schools etc. The school started classes in 1975 in tents and slowly picked up the pace and presently it is one of the great education institutions in the city. Mr. S.K. Sharma later left this school and opened his own school named Rishikul Vidyapeeth.

  • Rishikul Vidyapeeth:
     It is situated on Gohana Road (RV1) and on Devru Road RV2, affiliated to CBSE. One of the most disciplined & productive Day/Boarding School. It has a magnificent campus (a must visit).

  • Motilal Nehru School Of Sports, Rai:
    The Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai was founded in July 1973 by the Government of Haryana with the prime objective to provide excellent education facilities with extra emphasis on sports to deserving students. The school is organized on the Public School pattern. It is fully residential & co-educational. The School is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education for the Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) Examinations. Our endeavour is to help and guide the students in their vigorous pursuit of excellence in academics and sports. maddy
    The administration of the School is vested in a Special Board for the Haryana. The expenditure on academics and sports is heavily subsidised by the state Government.
    Spread over about 300 acres of verdant splendour, the magnificent campus covers the school building, academics and administrative blocks, hostels, residential accommodation for staff, auditorium, athletics stadium, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, equestrian lines, football and hockey fields, cricket field, squash court, school infirmary and miles of boulevards skirted by majestic avenues.
    The School buildings are specially designed and are sheer architectural beauties. Our sports and games infrastructure is most modern and perhaps the best in the country. Our campus is a perfect setting and an ideal environment for intellectual, aesthetic and physical development of the chosen few who Dare fortunate to gain admission in our school.


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  • Hindu College:

    Hindu College, Sonepat, a premier institution of Haryana state was set up in the year 1956 by The Sonepat Hindu Educational & Charitable Society. The college building is situated in the heart of the city and is very near to the Railway Station. A massive double-storey structure with spacious and well – ventilated lecture theatres, magnificent auditorium, impressive library block, aesthetically appealing layout with sprawling lawns provide Congenial atmosphere for academic pursuits. Around seventy well-qualified, scholarly teachers of whom 19 have Ph.D/D. Litt. and 19 M. Phil. degrees provide instruction to 1748 students. Education in Humanities. Commerce, Science, Electronics, Computer and business Administration is imparted. Our achievements have been impassive from the very beginning when the college was affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh. It has given a number of reputed and dedicated doctors, engineers, administrators, lawyers and public servants to society.

  • CRA College:

  • Hindu College of Education:

  • CRA College of Education:

  • Hindu College of Engineering:
    Hindu College of Engineering, (HCE) was established in 1999 (academic session 1999-2000) with the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education. The College is affiliated to the M.D. University, Rohtak and is managed by the Sonepat Hindu Educational & Charitable Society, a registered public body running a chain of 14 educational, technical and medical institutions at Sonepat, under the able guidance of Shri. Bhagwan Gupta.

  • Hindu College of Pharmacy:

  • Hindu Girls' College:

  • Hindu Institute of Management:
    The Hindu Institute of Management was established in the year 1994 by The Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society, Sonepat. The Institute is providing instructions in two year full time M.B.A and three year full time M.C.A programmes. These programmes are approved by AICTE, Government of India and are affiliated to M. D. University, Rohtak. The Institute is located just opposite the Sonepat Railway Station and is also close to the Bus Stand. This makes the Institute easily accessible from Delhi and nearby towns.

  • Hindu Institute of Technology:
    Hindu Institute of Technology (HIT) was established in the year 1994 under the magnanimity sagacious guidance and patronage of the Hindu Educational and Charitable Society. The Institute is headed by Prof. M. R. Agarwal, the Director Principal of the Institute, who is B.Tech. IIT Delhi, M.Tech. IIT Delhi, LLB, MBA (Europe), specialised in strategy management from IIM and XLRI. The Institute is located in Industrial Area, Sonepat and is 1 Km. from Railway Station and 3 Km. (approx.) from Sonepat Bus Stand. HIT is presently running 5 Courses of three years Diploma in Engineering.

  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Institute of Engineering and Technology (BMIET)

  • Gateway Institute of Engineering and Technology
    Gateway Institute of Engineering and Technology, one of the upcoming college, a premier institution of ‘Gateway Education & Charitable Society’, registered in 2005, The college building is situated in prime location of city and has a easy access. College infrastructure is world class, it’s spread over in about 20 Acore campus, college has Boys and Girls Hostel. College campus is wifi enabled, building of Gateway Institute of Engineering and Technology, is centrally air conditioned. It’s parent society Gateway Education & Charitable Society and its members have long experience in establishing quality educational institutions including Gateway International Public School and few others along with the Gateway College of Architecture & Design. Its motto “Sarv-vidya Vikasaya”, very rightly suggests overall development in all type of education thus making it a pioneer society with a ‘Will’ to nurture development of quality education all around.

Other Institutes
Sonepat also has Industrial Training Institute (ITI), which impart vocational training to students in different fields of technology. In addition, Government Polytechnic College,a Pharmacy college, Gateway college of architecture and design, gateway college of engineering,and gateway international school.


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