Our Founders

Chitkara University is a dream envisioned and realised by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara. They are academicians dedicated to the mission of spreading Education. They have created a congenial environment which stimulates growth, learning and self-actualization.

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Dr. Ashok Chitkara

Chancellor,
Chitkara University- Himachal Pradesh

Born in Sept 1952, Dr. Ashok Chitkara has created benchmarks for generations to come. He made his foray into the field of Mathematics by doing B.Sc (Hons School) Mathematics, M.Sc (Hons) Mathematics from Delhi University. He was also awarded Gold Medal in his M.Sc. (Mathematics) for topping the Delhi University. He then went on to pursue his B.Ed, M.Ed and Ph. D, which chiseled him to perfections for teaching as a career. He has to his name the credit of contributing 25 research papers in various journals.

Dr. Ashok Chitkara started his career, spanning 31 year in teaching started in 1976 as PGT (Mathematics) at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, and then after completing his Ph.D in Mathematics from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak in 1985, he became a Reader of Mathematics at The Department of Evening Studies in Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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Born in Sept 1952, Dr. Ashok Chitkara has created benchmarks for generations to come. He made his foray into the field of Mathematics by doing B.Sc (Hons School) Mathematics, M.Sc (Hons) Mathematics from Delhi University. He was also awarded Gold Medal in his M.Sc. (Mathematics) for topping the Delhi University.He then went on to pursue his B.Ed, M.Ed and Ph. D, which chiseled him to perfections for teaching as a career. He has to his name the credit of contributing 25 research papers in various journals.

Dr. Ashok Chitkara started his career, spanning 31 year in teaching started in 1976 as PGT (Mathematics) at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, and then after completing his Ph.D in Mathematics from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak in 1985, he became a Reader of Mathematics at The Department of Evening Studies in Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is now a life member of:-

  • Indian Mathematical Society
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Indian Society for Technical Education

A researcher in Mathematics and Logic throughout his career, Dr. Ashok Chitkara has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of books, papers and reports and delivered and invited papers and keynotes at Seminars, Symposiums, National Conferences, Universities, and Research Institutions.

Click here to view the titles of some of his Eminent Research Papers

Lauding his efforts and in appreciation of his contribution to the society, Dr. Ashok Chitkara has been awarded with:-

  • Bhartiya Shiromani Puraskar on August 5, 2005.
  • Shiksha Rattan Award on March 16, 2005.
  • Haryana Rattan Award in October 2008.
  • Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Award in November 2008.
  • Shiksha Bharti Puraskar in December 2008.
  • National Status Award for Educational Development in December 2008.

He believes in a total commitment to society and thus the Trust under his proficient chairmanship has adopted nearby villages Jhansla and Fatehpurgarhi in Punjab through NSS, and provides free education to the children, and opportunities for self employment to adults. Women are involved in stitching and fabrication of uniforms which helps them become financially self sufficient. The Trust also provides health awareness programs in addition to extending health facilities to this village. A computer center has also been established in this village in order to create awareness amongst the residents about latest technology.

Being a fervent reader, he has a flair for languages and is widely traveled across the globe. He has an undying passion for transforming the lives of students and bringing about a change in the entire academic scenario.

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Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Pro Chancellor,
Chitkara University – Himachal Pradesh

Dr. Madhu Chitkara is one of the co-founders of Chitkara Educational Trust, an organization of great repute & distinction in the field of education. An eminent academician and an innovative entrepreneur, she articulated and designed the road map for the Trust and has actively contributed to its tremendous growth and recognition in all these years.

With a passion for academics and great business acumen, she has had a diversified career & variegated experience in the field of education spanning 35 years. She is highly knowledgeable, focused, a strategic leader and has a passion for excellence. She has adeptly managed numerous academic ventures and remains a true leader who leads by example, is warm, sincere and always willing to walk the extra mile to deliver on promises.

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Dr. Madhu Chitkara is one of the co-founders of Chitkara Educational Trust, an organization of great repute & distinction in the field of education. An eminent academician and an innovative entrepreneur, she articulated and designed the road map for the Trust and has actively contributed to its tremendous growth and recognition in all these years.

With a passion for academics and great business acumen, she has had a diversified career & variegated experience in the field of education spanning 35 years. She is highly knowledgeable, focused, a strategic leader and has a passion for excellence. She has adeptly managed numerous academic ventures and remains a true leader who leads by example, is warm, sincere and always willing to walk the extra mile to deliver on promises.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara acquired her B.Sc degree in Mathematics (Honors) from Maitrey College for Women, Delhi and then proceeded to complete B.Ed and M.Ed from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1976 and 1977 respectively. She has completed M.Sc in Mathematics (1980) and Ph.D (1984) also from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Pursuing her teaching career with great vigor and sincerity, she brought about several ideas and innovative techniques to the art of teaching. She worked as a lecturer in Mathematics in various schools and Dev Samaj College, in Chandigarh (1976–2002), inviting praise and recognition & throughout this time, she remained focused and worked tirelessly at creating higher standards of learning. In recognition of her exemplary services, she was honored with State Award for Teachers as a teacher of outstanding merit in the year 1987. In the same year, the visiting premier of England, Margaret Thatcher donated computers to a few schools in Chandigarh and Dr. Madhu Chitkara was the first woman to be trained at TTTI on the BBC Microcomputer Systems, a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by Acorn Computers for the BBC Computer Literacy Project. She then proceeded to train others in U.T on this technology. Apart from this, she has also imparted training in CAI (Computer Aided Instruction) as well as National Policy of Education.

In the year 1998 Chitkara Educational Trust was established which is spearheading the movement aimed at bringing about excellence in the field of education. Dr. Madhu Chitkara has been Instrumental in running the day-to-day affairs of the Trust and plays a key role in policy formulation and implementation. Every year more colleges were established with the aspiration to make a difference to the prevailing educational scenario.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara has varied interests but her primary field of work remains Applied Mathematics, Architecture, and Educational Technologies. She is a highly focused thorough professional with a logical bend of mind. With a proclivity towards reading she has read innumerable books on variegated topics and is widely traveled across the globe. In November 2008, she along with a few of her key team members visited various Top Universities of the US with the intention of bringing about a massive change in the way education is viewed in the Nation. This prolific visit had a one point agenda to imbibe and assimilate the best available practices of the western education scenario and to initiate a more progressive educational environment. Soon after this visit she was invited to attend The Clinton Global Initiative in Hong Kong (Dec 2008) with an opportunity to interact with Asia’s most influential leaders and to deal with the region’s most pressing issues.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara is an epitome of patience, perseverance and precision. She has to her name the credit of contributing 25 research papers in various journals. For her endeavors, Dr. Madhu Chitkara has been felicitated with

  • State Award for Teachers in public recognition of valuable services to the community as a teacher of outstanding merit in 1987
  • The Rashtra Nirman Ratna Award 2002 by Economic Growth Society of India, New Delhi
  • Rashtriya Shiksha Ratan award 2003 by All India Business Development Association, New Delhi.
  • The Life Time Achievement Gold Medal Award 2004 by Global Society for Health & Educational Growth, New Delhi.
  • The International Gold Star Millennium Award and Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani award by Global Economic Council STATE AWARD FOR TEACHERS in public recognition of valuable services to the community as a teacher of outstanding merit.
  • The Life Time Achievement Gold Medal Award 2004 by Global Society for Health & Educational Growth, New Delhi.
  • International Achiever’s Award 2009 for Women Entrepreneur for Recognizing outstanding achievement at 21st International Achievers Summit, Emerging India on 31st October 2009 at Bangkok (Thailand) by Indian Achievers Forum.

With new fields of knowledge emerging, Dr. Madhu Chitkara aims to venture into the arena of patents. She has a strong preference for working towards creation of knowledge in specific areas. She is creating avenues to bridge the gap between the industry and academia by incorporating more application based courses wherein both the Universities can provide the companies with students who are ready to take on the responsibilities endowed upon them.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara continues to be an inspiration around the world and her acumen will keep her at the pinnacle of success.

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