Chitkara University started its operations from Academic Year 2008-09 after the Legislature of Himachal Pradesh passed Chitkara University (Establishment and Regulation) Act (Act No. 2 of 2009). We are NAAC accredited government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956 and are member of esteemed Association of Indian Universities. The University has grown tremendously during the last few years and is fast moving towards attaining leadership position in North India, which speaks volumes about our enduring commitment, outstanding faculty and rich learning environment. Being founded by a family of academicians, consequently our ethos is geared towards development of society by providing high quality education.
The Campus is spread over approximately 17 acres and provides state-of-the-art facilities and ambience for a conducive learning environment. The pedagogy is learning-centric and the curriculum has been drawn to keep abreast with latest in respective domains that prepares students for life. The ambience of the University, teacher-student relations, functional industry tie-ups, and collaborations with foreign universities provide excellent opportunities to students for their overall development.
We hold a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of our educational activities, learning outcomes and support services and also seek to continuously strengthen the overall effectiveness of our operations. We recognize that in a shrinking globe students have to possess skills to work in an international environment. The University has collaboration with a large number of reputed foreign universities that encompass articulation arrangements, student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations as the main stay of such joint ventures.
Research has been accorded its due importance and the University has established three research centres to give a boost to research activities. A number of reputed companies have sponsored laboratories that have been set up in the campus and facilitate research. The companies like Bentley, nVIDIA (one of the leading companies in the parallel computing space) has granted the status of “CUDA teaching Centre” to Chitkara University. Marquee companies such as ARM, Cadence and NXP Semiconductors are supporting us in terms of supplying state-of-the-art equipment for best hands-on classroom training. Infosys Campus Connect and Wipro 10X Mission have provided us an important framework for our engineering curriculum.
Chitkara University recognises that world class campus infrastructure is an integral part of the institutional, organisational and service mission of the institution. Our campus is designed to enhance teaching-learning processes and we ensure that it becomes a second home for Chitkarians.
Our University campus provides comfortable hostel facilities separately for boys and girls. Solar water heaters, water coolers and water purifiers are provided in all the hostels. All rooms in the hostels have Internet connections. The pollution-free environment adds to the healthy living conditions on the campus.
The University libraries offer a wide range of materials in a variety of formats—from traditional books and serials to films, and multimedia and networked information from around the world. Highly skilled staff assists students to use the local collections and find information on specific topics.
Our libraries are a learning space where students are inspired to explore, research and create. Our libraries are not only the places to think, but also an informal work area where students gather to collaborate. Our libraries house a collection of more than 57,800 items including books, journals, microfilms, audio–visual material and CD-ROMs. Furthermore, the students have access to more than 10,000 electronic journals available online, apart from daily newspapers.
The University has access to a large number of e-resources, ASCE Journals, ASME Journals, IEL online, Science Direct, EBSCO, EMERALD, SCIFINDER, SAE-Tech Papers, Indian Standards Codes, ACM, ABI / Inform Complete (PRO QUEST), Springer Link and Engineering Referex. Our libraries have a video conferencing facility and also provide classroom teaching through EDUSAT programs and NPTEL video courses in the different fields of education.
The food court at Chitkara University serves all delicacies keeping in mind the health quotient. Students take delight in holding academic discussions and informal get to-gethers in its comfortable and hospitable ambience.
Transport facility is provided to students from their residence to the institute and back. For this University has its own fleet of new buses which ply on pre-decided routes from Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Manimajra, Zirakpur, Pinjore and Kalka.
For over a decade, Chitkara Educational Trust has been an epitome of excellence in the field of education. The foundation has won laurels for its academic programs. Chitkara Educational Trust emphasizes on a constantly evolving curriculum which is at par with the full time educational programs and meets the latest needs of a fast growing economy and progressive society. We are introducing new and innovative educational programs each year and empowering learners to meet the challenges of a dynamic society.
Chitkara Educational Trust has been selected to be the regional partner in North India to represent “Indo – USA collaboration for Engineering Education” (IUCEE) which is a prestigious association of premier American Universities Engineering schools.
Wipro Technologies honoured and accredited Chitkara University as a Trusted Academic Partner by virtue of having met the qualifying standards of excellence in Wipro’s Institutional accreditation framework and providing talent of the highest Calibre.
Playgrounds for basketball, Volleyball, badminton and tennis will be available in the campus. Indoor games facilities have also been created which include table tennis and other board games. A full- fledged gymnasium facility is planned and likely to come up shortly.
Chitkara University has established an unassailable reputation for strong on-campus recruitments on the sheer virtue of our intensive focus on making all ourgraduates "industry ready". Our students have gained employment in diverse professional roles and areas across the globe. From managing hotels to discovering new drugs to helping patients in hospital to analyzing the stock market, your Chitkara University degree can lead to varied and rewarding career paths./p>
Dr Madhu Chitkara is the founding Pro Chancellor of the University. Coming from an humble background of school and University teaching, she has seen and traversed the path, which many people can only dream of. The proud legacy of the University to be a people’s place has actually stemmed up and has a strong backing of her personality traits.
During her current tenure as Pro chancellor, Chitkara University is emerging as a globally recognized organization promoting academic excellence and expanding realms of knowledge. In line with the vision, she has carved out a number of strategic initiatives including recruiting a cadre of transformative, world class faculty and accelerating the expansion of the University’s academic enterprise, broadening her international presence, dramatically improving the breadth and quality of its outstanding student body; improving the University’s infrastructure, including the development of community in vicinity, bringing and building innovation culture, Building product Oriented and Impactful societal research to the core of the University values. She strives inculcate high moral, ethical and professional values amongst our students, faculty & staff.