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Chitkara University: Expanding Realms of Knowledge through Innovation

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Chitkara University

Chitkara University is one of the leading non-profit universities of North India offering industry-relevant, multi–disciplinary programmes in Engineering, Management, Science, Art & Design, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Media and several other fields. Within a short span of time, we have managed to carve a niche for ourselves in terms of programs offered, quality teaching, student placements and above all research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Most of our academic programs are ranked among the top- 50 programs across the region and in the country.

Dr Madhu Chitkara, Chitkara University

Dr Madhu Chitkara,Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University

Chitkara University advocates inculcating high moral, ethical and professional values amongst its students, faculty and staff members. Our aim is to carry out the academic processes in accordance with global standards through active student-industry-academia interface and promote research, innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for our students.

We have built very strong collaborative arrangements with industry to support our program delivery. Reputed industries like nVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Cadence, Mahindra and Virtusa have set up laboratories at our campus. Strong linkages with organisations like Fortis Healthcare, Quick Heal Academy, Safeducate, Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, Manpower Group, NDTV Worldwide, Rasco and many more develop and deploy industry-relevant curricula and support our academic delivery along with our learned and expert faculty.

Research opportunities are vast at Chitkara University. Through Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network (CURIN)our students, staff and researchers work across disciplines to extend the boundaries of knowledge. Our students get hands-on learning and majority of them participate in research during their undergraduate years. They are given opportunities to work with the faculty and can even apply for financial support for their research projects.With over 125 patents filed so far, Chitkara University has been ranked 4th among top Indian Universities by the Indian Patent Office for the year 2015-16.

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Through our Engineering Exploration course now introduced in the first year of Engineering, we are taking a structured approach to sensitize and tackle social problems and finding workable engineering solutions to them. Our healthcare, nursing and pharmacy programs go an extra mile to work on social problems – specially creating awareness about health issue in our adopted villages. Our NSS wing works closely with many NGOs and other societies in the vicinity to impart skills in the areas of computer literacy, Hospitality, Electrical maintenance, stitching & tailoring and others.

We believe that we are moving towards a future where the ever-increasing demand in research and education can be met by globally networked university systems. Chitkara University’s robust international exchange programs with more than 130+ overseas universities/colleges give our students an edge to learn from the best of minds. Additional to our international edge, we host “Global Week” every year, where the expert faculty members of distinctive universities come to our campus and teach our students and share their best practices.

The Indian entrepreneurial spirit has risen remarkably as India stands third amongst the fastest growing startup countries worldwide – just after the US and the UK.The Government of India is supporting this initiativeand so are we. Through Chitkara University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, Education and Development (CEED), we have tried to provide a conducive environment for the students to develop a mindset of being an entrepreneur. At present, more than 40+ start-ups are successfully functioning at our state-of-art incubators.

In nutshell, we believe that every student has the potential to do exceptionally well if given the right guidance and mentoring. In order to deliver future generations with the right set of skills and knowledge, Chitkara University is continuously evolving its educational practices. We acknowledge the fact that it’s our key responsibility to deliver and acquaint our students with a right combination of education and employability skills so that they are ready for their future workplace.

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