The Kendo UI library is based on jQuery.
For the Kendo UI scripts to work as expected, include a reference to the jQuery library in the document before the scripts.
As of R3 2023 the Kendo UI bundles do not include the jQuery library in their
jsdirectories and you can use any available jQuery source you prefer (https://jquery.com/download/).
Kendo UI is compatible with jQuery 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.7.0. Each newly released jQuery version introduces breaking changes and is not compatible with the existing Kendo UI versions. In such cases, use the previous jQuery version until the next official Kendo UI version that resolves the issue is released. The following table provides a list of the jQuery versions that are compatible with the major Kendo UI releases and their corresponding service packs.
Legacy web applications may require an earlier jQuery version with which Kendo UI is not compatible. In such cases, use a recent jQuery version together with the jQuery Migrate plugin. It restores the jQuery features that have been depreciated and provides for the required backward compatibility.