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Dr. Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh is a renowned mathematician and a legendary academician. With utmost humility, exemplary elegance, bright ideas, high calibre and the proper balance of thoughts & beliefs, he is the face of potential juvenility and equitable education.
A PhD in Mathematics and a mathematician par excellence, Dr Chitkara’s four-decade journey towards excellence started with his foray into teaching mathematics and mentoring countless minds. Fascinated by the language of numbers and the quest for research, he has published 36 research articles and has mentored several PhD scholars. His credentials have earned him the Life Membership of the Indian Mathematical Society, Indian Science Congress Association, and Indian Society for Technical Education. His vision has created a vibrant research culture in Chitkara University to foster outstanding research programs relevant to the future. The faculty, scholars, and students have filed above 700 patents and published over 2000 research publications.
In addition to being a popular teacher, he is a passionate learner himself. He has cleared 10 Levels in the French language from Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh and all 6 Levels of Mandarin by clearing HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), the international Chinese Proficiency Test.
Ever since start of his career, he has been relentlessly working towards developing and providing a conducive environment to learning. He cofounded Chitkara University to pronounce the foundation of an educational system that would help the young education aspirants to the zenith of success. Under his leadership and able guidance, Chitkara University offers over 60 programs. His robust academic mentorship resulted in the University having 200 plus academic partners across the globe. His entire career has been the epicentre of creating academic excellence in the Indian youth and producing competent industry-ready professionals, thus adding to India’s social and scholarly fabric.
As a ‘Community Reformer’, Dr Chitkara is dedicated to improving the underprivileged friends in the community. He has proactively adopted five villages in Punjab and one in Himachal Pradesh. His belief, total commitment to society, and constant focus are to improve people’s lives by uplifting them in every possible way. Additionally, he has facilitated Chitkara University students to manage their Community Radio – Chitkara 107.8FM and engage with the rural community
Dr Chitkara lives with the motto, ‘FAITH, FOCUS and FOLLOW.’ He lives a ‘NO EXCUSE’ life. His achievements and life is an example of how an ordinary man can transform into a legend for many to follow his footsteps. Some of the awards that testify to his glorious contribution in transforming lives through education include –