DR ASHOK K CHITKARA
Chancellor, Chitkara University – Himachal Pradesh

With exemplary elegance and polished ideas, with towering calibre and right balance of thoughts and beliefs, Dr Ashok K Chitkara is the face of potential youth and equitable education.

A renowned mathematician and a legendary academician, Dr Ashok K Chitkara is the Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab and Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh. His perspective and farsightedness in the field of education has rendered future promising prospects in the fullness of time. His contribution in the field of pedagogy is serviceable both nationally and internationally as he always believes that education makes minds, not careers.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS – DR ASHOK K CHITKARA:
  • B.Sc (Hons.) Mathematics, Delhi University, Delhi – 1973
  • M.Sc Mathematics, Delhi University, Delhi – 1975,
  • B.Ed, Panjab University, Chandigarh – 1976
  • M.Ed, Panjab University, Chandigarh – 1977
  • Ph.D Mathematics, MDU, Rohtak – 1984
  • Passed 10 levels in French language from Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh
  • Passed 4 levels in Chinese language by clearing HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), the Chinese Proficiency Test, that is an international standardized exam.

Dr Ashok K Chitkara has always been at the forefront and is passionate for teaching and mentoring students since beginning. Born as a teacher, his journey towards excellence started with foray into the field of Mathematics, being an optimal mathematician with over 42 years of teaching and mentoring experience. More than 36 research papers are to his credit and 6 students have completed their PhD under his guidance.

HE IS NOW A LIFE MEMBER OF:
  • Indian Mathematical Society
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Indian Society for Technical Education

The establishment of Chitkara University was a turning point in the career of Dr Ashok K Chitkara, as it pronounced the foundation of an educational system which would help reach the upcoming generation to the zenith of their success. Under his leadership and guidance, more than 40 programs are being offered at Chitkara University. It is his strong academic mentorship that resulted for the University to have 126 plus academic partners across the globe.

His entire life has been an epicentre of creating academic excellence among youth of India and producing capable industry professionals and aspirant students, thus adding to the social and scholarly fabric of India.

As a ‘Community Reformer’, Dr Ashok K Chitkara is also dedicated to improve the quality of underprivileged and neglected women and children. He has also adopted five villages in Punjab and one in Himachal Pradesh. Dr Chitkara believes in total commitment to society as his focus is to constantly make the lives of people better by uplifting them in every possible way. In addition to this, under Dr Chitkara’s leadership, Chitkara runs it’s own Community Radio by the name of Chitkara 107.8. This is also a great way to engage the community and the best part is that this is completely managed by the students of Chitkara University.

Under the revered guidance of Dr Ashok K Chitkara, Chitkara University is in the process of building a vibrant research culture for fostering outstanding research programs in areas relevant to future. Keeping this perspective in mind, more than 100 patents have already been filed.

In his personal life, Dr Ashok K Chitkara lives by the motto, ‘FAITH, FOCUS and FOLLOW.’ He lives a ‘NO EXCUSE’ life.

Such achievements explicitly show that how an ordinary man becomes extraordinary with right values and beliefs.

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