Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh

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Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh
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FoundersAshok K. Chitkara, Madhu Chitkara
ChancellorAshok K. Chitkara
Vice-ChancellorR.S. Grewal[1]
Pro-ChancellorMadhu Chitkara
Kallujhanda, Solan
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30°52′37″N 76°52′19″E / 30.877°N 76.872°E / 30.877; 76.872Coordinates: 30°52′37″N 76°52′19″E / 30.877°N 76.872°E / 30.877; 76.872
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU

Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh is a private university[2] located at the HIMUDA Education Hub, near the village Kallujhanda, Solan district, Himachal Pradesh, India. The university was established in 2009 by the Chitkara Educational Trust through the Chitkara University (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2008.[3] Chitkara Educational Trust, founded by Ashok K. Chitkara and Madhu Chitkara, who serve as the institute's Chancellor and Pro-chancellor respectively,[4] has also set up Chitkara University, Punjab.


The university includes six schools:[5]

  • Chitkara School of Engineering & Technology
  • Chitkara School of Hospitality Management
  • Chitkara School of Basic Sciences
  • Chitkara School of Computer Applications
  • Chitkara School of Pharmacy
  • Chitkara School of Nursing


Chitkara University offers 4-Year Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) programmes in various engineering and technology fields. Candidates with a 3-year diploma in Engineering or an equivalent degree can also join a 3-year lateral entry B.E. programmes. Master of Engineering (ME) programmes are also available.[6] The university also offers doctoral programmes.[7]


Like all universities in India, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which has also sent an expert committee.[8] The UGC states that "University to take corrective measures in respect of the suggestions of the UGC inspection committee and approach UGC after two years".[9] The university is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a score of 2.71 out of 4 and a "B" grade.[10] The university is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).[11]


  1. ^ "Campus Administration - Chitkara University Himachal". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "State-wise List of Private Universities as on 6.10.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Chitkara University (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2008" (PDF). Himachal Pradesh Gazette. Government of Himachal Pradesh. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Our Founders - Chitkara University Himachal". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Home Page". Retrieved 24 February 2019. Click on "OUR INSTITUTIONS".
  6. ^ "Academic Programs - Chitkara University Himachal". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Doctoral Program - Chitkara University Himachal". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Report of the UGC Expert Committee for Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 18–19 December 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Private Universities in Himachal Pradesh". University Grants Commission. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "NAAC Certificate" (PDF). National Assessment and Accreditation Council. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  11. ^ "AIU membership letter" (PDF). Association of Indian Universities. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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