Chitkara University

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Chitkara University
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Chitkara University
Motto Explore Your Potential
Established 2008
Type Private
Chairperson Ashok Chitkara
Vice-Chancellor Madhu Chitkara (Punjab), Vijay Shrivastava (H.P.)
Students 10000 in all programs

Rajpura, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH-64)-140 401, Punjab

HIMUDA Education Hub, Atal Nagar at Kallujhanda on Pinjore-Barotiwala National Highway (NH-21A)-174, 103, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, India
Campus Super-Urban area
Colours Red and White
Chitkara Logo.jpg

Chitkara University is a non-profit private university in India with its campus in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, India. Chitkara University is a UGC recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.[1] The university offers full courses in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Hospitality, Hotel Administration Architecture, Pharmacy, Mass Communication & Journalism, Architecture, Pharmacy, and Teacher Training.[2] The university has over 10,000 students and more than 600 tenured faculty members.


Museum, Chitkara University
Dr. Ashok Chitkara

Chitkara University was founded by Dr Ashok K Chitkara in the year 2008. The university comes under the establishment of Chitkara Educational Trust[3] based in Chandigarh, founded by Dr Ashok K Chitkara and Dr Madhu Chitkara in the year 1998 with the mission to pursue excellence in all the fields of education,[4] and to hold on to high academic standards.[5]


Chitkara University and its constituent institutions are recognized by University Grant Commission[6] and other apex bodies and have all the required memberships and accredits of various national and international bodies and associations for the various programs[7] it offers. The University has the following approvals and recognitions:[8] • University Grant Commission (UGC) • Council Of Architecture (COA) • Pharmacy Council Of India (PCI) • National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE) • Indian Nursing Council (INC) • National Council For Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT)

Chitkara Leadership Team[edit]

Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Dr Madhu Chitkara - Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab: Dr. Madhu Chitkara[9] is one of the co-founders of Chitkara Educational Trust. She was the South East Asia Regional Winner of Women Entrepreneurship[10] Project has had a teaching career spanning 36 years.

Wing Commander (Retd) R. S. Gill - Vice President (University Affairs), Chitkara University, Punjab: As an aeronautical engineer he served in the armed forces for over 30 years. As Vice-President, University Affairs at Chitkara University, Wing Commander R. S. Gill supports and advises on the expansion, execution and assessment of the aims and objectives of the organization. He has numerous published works such as Effect of Storage Conditions on Explosives Efficiency, Fuel Discipline, Mobile Power Plants, Inventory Management and Wreckage Inspection etc.

Dr Archana Mantri - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab: Dr Archana Mantri, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab, is a doctorate in electronics and communication engineering. Post-graduated in digital communication from NIT, Bhopal and a B.E. Degree holder in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior.

Dr S.C. Sharma - Registrar,Chitkara University, Punjab: Dr S. C. Sharma is Registrar, of Chitkara University, Punjab. He has had a career of 15 years in teaching and industrial research He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry.

Dr IS Sandhu - Dean Examination, Chitkara University: Dr Inderjeet Singh Sandhu, a Professor and Dean at Chitkara University, Punjab holds a Ph.D. Degree in Solid State Physics from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra by conducting research work on “Study of Diffusion in Solids & Intermetallic Compounds”. Having an experience of 18 years in teaching and researchand currently researching “nano-electrodynamics and semiconductor nonmaterial’s”.

He is also author of four international books, two textbooks, numerous chapters and articles, and 30 international/national research papers, he is an approved research guide of the Jalandhar & Chitkara University, Punjab Technical University and is member of the Board of Studies of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Dr Prabhleen Kaur - Registrar no.2,Chitkara University, Punjab: . She has had a career of 25 years in teaching and industrial research she holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance. She is also a member of the Board of Studies of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.


Chitkara University - Punjab[edit]

Chitkara Campus Punjab, Chitkara University

Chitkara Educational Trust established its first campus in Punjab in the year 2002 under the name of Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET). The campus is spread over 50 acres located 30 kilometers from Chandigarh on the Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway. The campus is equidistant from Mohali, Ambala, Panchkula and Patiala. Chitkara University, Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. In 2010 Chitkara University was documented by the Punjab State Legislature under the “The Chitkara University Act”. The campus has more than 5000 full-time students and over 250 tenured faculty.[11]

Chitkara University - Himachal[edit]

Chitkara Campus Himachal Pradesh, Chitkara University

Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh was established in the year 2008 by the Himachal Pradesh State Legislature under the “Chitkara University Act”. It is a government-recognized university, is included in the list of universities maintained by the University Grants Commission, and has the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.

The University campus—spread over 17 acres—is located at Atal Shiksha Kunj in Barotiwala, Himachal Pradesh.[12] The campus is 32 kilometers from Chandigarh, and 12 kilometers from Pinjore.[13]


The Chitkara University offers the courses in wide variety of subjects and concentrations. Following is the list of programmes covered under the university’s in depth courses.

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Chitkara Business School[14]
  • Marketing & Finance
  • Planning and Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmacy
  • Mass Communication
  • Media & Journalism
  • Health Sciences[15]
  • Education for Women
  • Hotel management & catering[16]

Educational Programs[edit]

Undergraduate Programs.[edit]

Engineering & Technology[edit]

  • 4-Year Civil Engineering[17]
  • 4-Year Computer Science Engineering
  • 4-Year Electronics & Communication Engineering(ECE)
  • 4-Year Mechanical Engineering
  • 4-Year Automotive Engineering[18]

Information Technology[edit]

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • 5-Year Integrated BCA-MCA

Hospitality & Hotel Management[edit]

  • 3-Year B.Sc (Hospitality and Hotel Management)
  • 3- Year B.Sc Hotel Management & Catering

Business & Accounting[edit]

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 3-Year Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3-Year BBA in Sales and Retail Marketing

Health Sciences[edit]

  • 3-Year B.Sc (Allied Healthcare)[19]
  • 4-Year B.Sc Nursing
  • 4-Year B.Sc. Optometry
  • 3-Year B.Sc (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • 3-Year B.Sc (Medical Imaging Technology)
  • 3-Year B.Sc (Operation Theater Techniques)

Journalism & Mass Communication[edit]

  • 3-Year BA in JMC[20]

Pharmaceutical Sciences[edit]

  • 4-Year B. Pharm.
  • 6-Year D. Pharm.

Planning and Architecture[edit]

  • 5-Year B. Arch.


  • 1-Year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • 2-Year Elementary Teacher Training (EET)

Postgraduate Programs[edit]

Business School & IT[edit]

  • 2-Year MBA Marketing
  • 2-Year MBA Finance & Banking
  • 2-Year MBA Sales & Retail Marketing
  • 2-Year MBA In Human Resource Management With ManpowerGroup
  • 2-Year MBA In Logistics & Supply Chain Management In Collaboration with Safeducate
  • 2-Year MBA Healthcare Management in collaboration with Fortis Healthcare[21]
  • 2-Year Master of Computer Applications (MCA)Lateral


  • 2-Year M.Sc (Optometry) In Collaboration With Sankara Eyecare

Journalism & Mass Communication[edit]

2-Year Master in Journalism and Mass Communication

Pharmaceutical Sciences[edit]

  • 2-Year Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharma)
  • M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology)[22]
  • M. Pharm (Pharmacology)
  • M. Pharm (Clinical Research and Clinical Pharmacology)

Campus Placements[edit]

Many reputed companies like Microsoft, Oracle, L&T, Sapient, Amazon, Infosys, Airtel, Mahindra, HCL, nVIDIA, Eicher Motors, Emerson, Headstrong,Accenture, Reliance etc. visit the campus every year.

International Affairs[edit]

Chitkara University has partnership[23] and tie-ups with education providers across the world from countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada,[24]China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S.A, U.K. In U.S.A Chitkara University has tie-ups with Central Michigan University, University of Florida,[25] Purdue University, San Diego State University,[26] University of Massachusetts, Lowell. In U.K. Chitkara has tie-up with Glasgow Caledonian University.[27] In Canada the university is associated with George Brown College, Concordia University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Vancouver Island University. In Germany Chitkara has tie-up with International Summer University of Germany[28] and Cologne Business School.[29] In Australia, the university has tie-ups with Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, Flinders University.[30] Chitkara university has also Global Partnerships with Sookmyung Women's University.[31] The University has the following programs for student[32] in association with the foreign universities: 1) Dual Degree Program[33] - wherein the students have the option to do one year of study in Chitkara University & one year in the Partner University earning a PG degree and an additional PG degree in the respective course from the Partner University. 2) Articulate Twinning Programs – provides potential Foreign Universities for students interested in twinning programs (such as 2+2 BE/B.Tech/BS and 1+1 MS/Master/PG degree programs) with Member Institutions and aid in comparing curricula of the respective institutions. Chitkara University is also the member of Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE).[34]

Students Chapters and Societies on Campus[edit]

  • Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales (AIESEC)[35]
  • Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE)[36]
  • Association for Computing Machinery[37]
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)[38]
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI)[39]
  • Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAE INDIA)[40]
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)[41]
  • Computer Society of India (CSI)[42]
  • Bits & Bytes[43]
  • Elecrama
  • E-Buzz
  • C2S2
  • Mechstein
  • Matrix
  • Seagulls
  • Rotaract

Cultural, Technical & Sports Events[edit]

Chitkara University holds a lot of cultural technical and sports event annually for students to their creative and extra curricular aspects in both of its campuses.[44] Algorythm and Techlone takes place in Chitkara University, Himachal Campus and Explore and Praudyogikii are held every year at Chitkara University, Punjab Campus. C Champ and Gameeks are the technical events that test students' skills in coding and programming. T-20 Cup and University Sports Meet are the sports event that are organized by the University in the campus. Following is the list of events[45] that are integral part of the University’s Campus curriculum:

  • Explore[46]
  • Praudyogikii[47]
  • Algorythm
  • Techelone[48]
  • Gameeks[49]
  • C-Champ
  • T-20 Cup
  • University Sports Meet
  • Quest ions[50]
  • Chitkara Mandi[51]
  • Annual Convocation[52]


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