Chitkara University: Imparting Veracious and Holistic Opportunities for Future Leaders
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Chitkara University is one of the leading non-profit Universities of India offering industry-relevant, multi-disciplinary programs in Engineering Management, Science, Art and Design, Hospitality, and several other fields. They believe that every student has the potential to do exceptionally well if given the right guidance and mentoring.

Chitkara University was established in the year 2010 by the Punjab State Legislature. The University aims at becoming a globally recognized organization promoting academic excellence through inter-disciplinary applied research and expand the real meaning of knowledge through innovation.

Since its inception, Chitkara University has strongly believed that it is their responsibility to create a bright future for the upcoming professionals that they are educating today. Thus, the university offers a rigorous and flexible curriculum that prepares the students for every kind of leadership challenge.

Chitkara University and its constituents are duly recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and other apex bodies, and have memberships and accreditations of various national and international bodies and associations. Their teaching method include lectures, applied & project based learning, guest lectures from experts across the world, student exchange programs and much more.

Within a decade, most of the academic programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country. The sole mission of Chitkara University, to make each and every student “industry-ready”, has been the foundational ground for their successful establishment.

An Inspirational Philosophy

Chitkara University advocates inculcating high moral, ethical and professional values, amongst their students, faculty and staff. It aims to carry out the academic processes in accordance with global standards through active teacher-student-industry participation and promote research, innovation and entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Industry, Research Laboratories and Academic Institutions of Global reputation. The University believes in contributing towards building a skillful society.

Distinctive Offerings to Explore Diverse Opportunities

Chitkara University offers students comprehensive opportunities to occupy themselves with questions around their career planning right from the beginning of their studies. A broadly diversified choice of career activities accompanies them during their studies and offers numerous networking opportunities with industry leaders and alumni. Some of the opportunities and exposures that the students get during their journey of learning are:

Mentoring: Students have unlimited opportunities to interact with professionals from their field to build contacts and learn new industry needs.

Internships: Most of the students are provided opportunities to pursue internships and gain real world practical experience.

Guest Faculty: Chitkara University aims to provide a holistic learning experience for the students. The University invites national and international faculties for guest lectures, workshops, and mentorship programs for students

National and International Level Competitions: Chitkara University ensures that whatever their students are learning they should be able to apply in the real world. Students from various departments participate in the national and international events that not only give them exposure but also demonstrate their learning.

International Student Exchange Programs: Chitkara University’s robust international exchange program with more than 120 overseas universities gives its students the exposure to build network and experiences with a global and culturally sensitive perspective.

Summer Study Programs: Summer Programs are short duration programs of 2-4 weeks on various specializations. It adds to the international exposure of the students.

Semester Exchange Programs: Chitkara students have option to finish the last half part of their degree programs at our partner universities. Students visit partner universities for six months to one year for completing their semester aboard.

Student Support Services: The Career Centre provides personal career counseling, extensive career development seminars and invaluable assistance in developing one’s resume that showcases his/her skills and experiences.

Great Campus Placements: Chitkara graduates go on to great careers. Chitkara University has established an unassailable reputation for very strong on-campus recruitments on the sheer virtue of their intensive focus on making all their graduates “industry ready”, but brilliant campus recruitment is an end result of their teaching approach which is learning-centric enhancing knowledge, skills, and understanding through practical experience.

Research (CURIN):  Through Chitkara University Research & Innovation Network (CURIN), students, researchers and staff members work across various disciplines to extend the boundaries of knowledge. A number of patents and publications are filed by their researchers.

Scope for Entrepreneurships: Chitkara University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED), is an endeavor to develop a mindset of being an entrepreneur while a student is still in his academic tenure. CEED has a structured setup where it has two entrepreneurship development cells, which are run by the students under the guidance of a dedicated mentor. Once the students move out of the University, until they plan to continue their entrepreneurship projects, they are moved and provided space at Chitkara University’s Innovation Incubator near Chandigarh IT Park. The Incubator already has 40+ startups successfully functioning.

A Sprawling Infrastructure

In order to achieve its ambition of being a world-class education provider, Chitkara University is committed to significant enhancement of its facilities and buildings, essential for world-class research and all-round development of students. The University has an extremely modern and state-of-the-art infrastructure that goes a long way in facilitating a number of services for the students as well as the staff members. At Chitkara University, they focus on inducting the best faculty from across the industry and academia. Classes are built around experiential learning wherein students are pushed to their limits to take conceptual framework and apply them.

Chitkara University has been ranked in the top-3 cleanest universities of India in the SWACHHTA Ranking, 2017 by the MHRD. It has spacious amphitheatre-style classrooms with Exploratorium and Conference Halls. For imparting knowledge in the most hi-tech environment, Chitraka University has the latest computing Facilities and High-Tech Laboratories with calibrated equipment and state-of-the-art workshops and numerous workstations with licensed software.

Encouraging Creative Thinking

There are countless opportunities to get active and involved, engaged and enriched at Chitkara University. The student life at Chitkara is more than just an ardent toil to a big pile of books. There are wide range of clubs and student associations and annual events that keep the campus vibrant and full of life.

Chitkara University hosts the virtual rounds of the BAJA SAEINDIA in an event called SAE-BAJA. It also undertakes North India’s biggest management quiz called QuestIONS. Every year almost 50 plus faculties and researchers from renowned international universities of the world participate and share their teaching-learning experience in a week-long event known as the Global Week. Chitkara University also hosts TEDx Talks.

Encouraging the creative output of students, Chitkara University organizes various festivals like the Rangrezz – National Level Theatre Fest, Chitkara Mobile Film Making Fest, Udaan: the annual media fest, and Algorythm & Explore Fest. Chitkara University also holds various sports competitions, alumni meets and the Chitkara T-20 Cricket tournament.

A Passionate Educator

An eminent academician and an innovative entrepreneur, Dr. Madhu Chitkara has articulated and designed the road map for Chitakara Educational Trust and has actively contributed to its tremendous growth and recognition in all these years. She is the Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab and also the Co-Founder of Chitkara Educational Trust.

Despite achieving phenomenal success in the field of education she had a desire to do something for those who were not very privileged. Accordingly, she prevailed upon the heads of her institutions to adopt villages in the vicinity of their organizations. Villagers, mainly women were given training to pursue vocations that could provide livelihood to them. Care was taken to ensure that the products manufactured by them found use in educational institutions. The items produced by these cottage industry level enterprises were purchased by Chitkara, thus relieving the villagers of the burden of marketing their produce.

With a passion for academics and great business acumen, Dr. Madhu Chitkara has a diversified career & variegated experience in the field of education spanning over 38 years. Highly knowledgeable, focused, and a strategic leader, Dr. Madhu Chitkara has been instrumental in transforming higher education in India. She also supports several humanitarian causes and is indeed a tribute to her philanthropic nature, her zest for life and her desire to transform lives for better.

Her penchant for equity and access, a desire to abide by value system and to stick to an ethical path have enabled her to create a brand name – Chitkara – in the field of education.

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