The Haryana Waqf Board is the promoting body which was established by the Haryana Government under
section 13 (1) of the Waqf Act, 1995 vide its Notification No. 18/2/96-3JJ (I) dated 1.08.2003 with its
Headquarters at 50, Sardar Patel Marg, Ambala Cantt. The Board has been actively engaged in various
educational and welfare programmes. The Mewat Engineering College was established by the Haryana Waqf
Board as one of the institutions for promoting knowledge and learning among Muslim minority community.
Looking into the vast potential of industrial development in the state, the Board took a conscious decision in
establishing Mewat Engineering College in the minority concentrated and educationally backward region of
the state to produce skilled and trained manpower in the emerging areas of technology.
About the Haryana Waqf Board
The Haryana Waqf Board, a body corporate, having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to
acquire and hold property has been established under section 13 (1) of the Waqf Act, 1995. Previously, the
Board was one of the constituent units of the erstwhile Punjab Waqf Board. The erstwhile Punjab Waqf
Board (which was composite Board for four states namely: Punjab; Haryana; Himachal Pradesh; and U.T.
Chandigarh) was dissolved vide notification of Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
dated 29th July, 2003 w.e.f. the 1st day of August, 2003. After the dissolution of the erstwhile Punjab Waqf
Board the Governments of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh U.T. established separate
Waqf Boards in their states.
One of the objectives of the Haryana Waqf Board is promotion of knowledge and learning, particularly
among the Muslim community. The Board also runs its own schools in Haryana and provides financial
assistance to a number of colleges, schools and madarsas.
The Haryana Waqf Board is maintaining and assisting a number of educational institutions all over
Haryana. The Mewat Engineering College at village Palla, Tehsil Nuh, district Mewat is the latest
institution set up by the Haryana Waqf Board in the year 2010.