Sculpting Future Leaders By Promoting Research, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
Chitkara University aims to be a globally recognized organization encouraging academic excellence through interdisciplinary applied research and to expand realms of knowledge through innovation.
In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust founded its Punjab campus and Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act” in the year 2010. The university is recognized by the government with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. Presently, it has more than 13,000 students and 800 faculty members. Chitkara has 12 schools in the fields of engineering, management, architecture, nursing, healthcare, pharmacy, media, arts & design, education, hospitality, applied sciences, and applied engineering. The university has a very strong industry tie-ups. Ranked among top 20 private universities of India, it has unmatched record of the best placements in top companies such as Infosys, Deloitte, Google, L&T, Godrej, SAP, Pepsico, Ericsson, Microsoft, Wipro, HCL, Hindustan Lever Limited, EClerx, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Ernst & Young, Evalueserve, Phillips, Dabur, and many more for the students of engineering and management.
Unveiling the path to Research, Education and Innovation
“We intend to promote research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in collaboration with industries and laboratories”, said Dr Madhu Chitkara.
The prime motive of Chitkara is to carry out the academic process for achieving excellence through active teacher-student industry participation. It marches ahead with the objective of inculcating high moral, ethical, and professional standards amongst the students, and contributing to building a skillful society.
Engineering programs of the university are amongst the top 20 at the national level. Chitkara University is ranked in top 50 under Pharmacy Category and in the top 50-75 rank bank in management category in India Ranking-2018 of NIRF, Ministry of Human Resource & Development, GOI. Hotel Management and Architecture programs are also ranked amongst the top 20 at the national level by various agencies. The Chitkara University has been given various award as Best University in North India by renewed ranking agencies and firms of international importance. The business school is a member of EFMD and aspires to get international accreditation by 2020. Their healthcare programs in physiotherapy, healthcare, healthcare IT, MIT, and MLT are ranked amongst the best by several agencies. The university’s media school has its own FM 107.8 channel. As a part of social responsibility, Chitkara has adopted six villages around the campus and helps them grow intellectually, economically, and socially.
Chitkara University Research & Innovation Network (CURIN) provides huge innovation and research opportunities for the faculties in terms of many flagship programs, patents and copyrights, various consultancy projects, conferences, workshops, seminars, extension lecture, leadership excellence awards and recognition, and so on. Nearly 200 patents filed by the university speak volumes of its success in research space. They are strong in creating start-up opportunities for their students through the Centre of Entrepreneurship Education Development. Currently, more than 100 student startups are operational and the university is very rigorously building an ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs.
“We endeavour to carry out the academic process for achieving excellence through active teacher-student-industry participation”, said Dr Madhu Chitkara.
“Explore your potential” is the tagline of the university. They employ a group of talented faculty which includes academic scholars, experts who advise top Indian corporations, and the authors of important texts in technology and business. The university also has faculty who develop fresh approaches in labour relations, information management, human resources, and many other fields. Chitkara organizes Global Week every year in which more than 75 accomplished, eminent, and distinguished faculty from around 22 countries, across 53 universities from six continents conduct educational sessions for more than 3000 students.
“Our motive is to contribute to building a skillful society”, said Dr Madhu Chitkara.
Chitkara has produced around 30,000 graduates who have been successful at various walks of life and are very well settled across the globe. Pranav Arya (ME Batch 2002) is a pilot for the President of India and Shivum of CSE Batch 2003 is a MiG Fighter Pilot. Amandeep Singh Sidhu (ME Batch 2002) is 2nd Lead at Amazon in California. Ushank Khanna (CSE Batch 2003) is working in the New York Stock Exchange. Jaiveer Bawa (Batch 2009 CSPA) is working with CENTRUS and is a visionary architect and project manager for the Parliament Hill Rehabilitation project which is currently the world’s largest rehabilitation and heritage restoration project ever undertaken. Gunraj (CSE Batch 2011) is working with Google. Gunveen Kaur (CSE Batch 2003) is HCL Lead and Hema Nagpal (CSE Batch 2011) is working with Toshiba, a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo.
“We aim to inculcate high moral, ethical, and professional standards amongst our students”, said Dr Madhu Chitkara.
Chitkara University is a dream envisioned and realized by Dr Ashok K Chitkara and Dr Madhu Chitkara, the two academicians dedicated to the mission of spreading education. Through their diligence and inspiring leadership, they have helped to create a learning environment that represents a unique blend of distinguished faculty, brilliant students, and positive collaborations with the industry.
A renowned mathematician and a legendary academician, Dr Ashok K Chitkara is the Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab, and Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh. His perspective and farsightedness in the field of education has rendered future promising prospects in the fullness of time. His contribution in the field of pedagogy is serviceable both nationally and internationally, as he always believes that education makes minds, not careers. Born as a teacher, his journey towards excellence started with a foray into the field of mathematics, being an optimal mathematician with over 36 years of teaching and mentoring experience. He has more than 36 research papers to his credit and six students have completed their PhD under his guidance. Under his leadership and guidance, more than 40 programs are offered at the university. It is his strong academic mentorship that resulted in the university to have more than 165 academic partners across the globe.
A teacher by heart with a quest of excellence in mind and education as a mission of life – describes Dr Madhu Chitkara, the Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab. She is also Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, Chairperson of Chitkara International School, and Co-Founder of Chitkara Educational Trust. Her journey started as a teacher of mathematics. Dr Madhu has actively contributed to the tremendous growth and recognition of the university throughout all these years and is spreading the light of education in the life of tens of thousands of people. With a passion for academics and great business acumen, she has had a diversified career and variegated experience in the field of education spanning 42 years. She is one of the few women Vice Chancellors throughout Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. She is highly knowledgeable, focused, a strategic leader, and has a passion for excellence.
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