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Chitkara University and its constituent institutions are duly recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and other apex bodies, and have memberships and accreditations of various national and international bodies and associations.
Chitkara University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory body of the Government of India established for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education in India.
In the year 2010, Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under, “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University is a Government-Recognized University with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Chitkara University has been awarded the rating of A+ by the prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which places it among the 5% of higher education institutions (HEIs) in India to be granted such a coveted grade. The University scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.26 on a 4-point scale.
The five–year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Program at Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Chitkara University, Punjab is approved by Council of Architecture (COA)—a statutory body constituted by the Government of India to regulate the education and practice of the profession of architecture throughout India, besides maintaining the registration of architects.
The four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) Program at Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab is approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)—a statutory body of Government of India established to regulate pharmacy education in the country for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, and the profession and practice of pharmacy in the country.
Teacher education programs namely B.Ed. and M.Ed. offered by Chitkara College of Education at Chitkara University, Punjab are duly recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)—a statutory body of the Government of India established for planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout the country.
The four-year Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Program at Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab is duly recognized by Indian Nursing Council (INC)—a statutory body of Government of India established to ensure a uniform standard of training for nurses, midwives and health visitors.
The three-year Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration offered at Chitkara School of Hospitality is recognized by and affiliated to National council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)—a statutory body of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India established to ensure a uniform system of training manpower for the hospitality industry.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) is a statutory body established by Parliament of India under the Advocates Act, 1961. The BCI performs multiple functions to promote and regulate the legal education and legal profession in India. Some of its functions related to the regulation of legal education include grant recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as qualification for enrolment as an advocate, prescribing standards of legal education and professional conduct, inspect Universities, approve recognition, on a reciprocal basis, to the foreign qualifications in law obtained outside India, for the purpose of admission as an advocate in India, establishing law libraries, conduct seminars and talks on legal topics by eminent jurists and publish journals and papers of legal interest etc. BCI performs these functions in consultation with the Universities in India imparting legal education and the State Bar Councils.
Chitkara University is a member of #AUAP. (Association of the Universities of Asia and Pacific) formed in 1995 with Head Office at Thailand. It has a member strength of 150 and consultative rights of #UNESCO.
The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) of Chitkara University, Punjab is recognized & registered under the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), a statutory Committee, established under Chapter 4, Section 15(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries.
Chitkara University has been recognized by MHRD Innovation Cell, Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Government of India for the establishment for “Institution’s Innovation Cell (IIC)” as per the norms of the innovation cell, to create a vibrant innovation and startup ecosystem at Chitkara University, Punjab.
Chitkara University Institute of Engineering & Technology has been recognized as Business Incubator (BI)/host Institution (HI) for implementation of the Scheme “Support for Entrepreneurial & management development of SMEs through incubator by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India.
National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and technology, Government of India accords the recognition to “Chitkara Innovation Incubator Foundation, Chandigarh”, the incubator centre of Chitkara University, Punjab as a Technology Business Incubator (TBI).
Chitkara University was granted prestigious membership of Association of Indian Universities in 2013. Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is an organization and association of major universities in India.
The AIU is mainly concerned with the recognition of Degrees/Diplomas awarded by the Universities in India & abroad, which are recognized by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, and abroad for the purpose of admission to higher degree courses in Indian Universities. The AIU is also an implementing agency for the agreements signed under the Cultural Exchange Programmes executed between India and other countries.
Chitkara University was granted as an Affiliate Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which is a multidisciplinary professional engineering institution. The IET was formed in 2006 from two separate institutions: (IEE) and (IIE). The IET’s main offices are in Savoy Place in London, England.
In the United Kingdom, the IET has the authority to establish professional registration for the titles of Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and ICT Technicians, as a licensed member institution of the Engineering Council. The IET is registered as a charitable organization in England and Wales, and in Scotland.
Chitkara University, Punjab through its sponsoring trust “Chitkara Educational Trust”, is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (SIROs) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Scheme on Recognition of Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (SIROs), 1988. The recognition will entitle the SIRO to receive such administrative support from the DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology as may be required on issue to promote or encourage scientific research Activities at university.
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (3) of rule 17 of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019, the designated authority in the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, recognized and permitted Institutional Human Ethical Committee (IHEC) of Chitkara University, Punjab to perform the duties of ethics committee as specified in Chapter–IV of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative to align institutions of higher education, Scholarship & research with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academia, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, and educational partners. There are over 1400 member institutions in more than 145 countries that reach nearly 25 million people in the education and research sectors around the world.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is a non-governmental trade association and advocacy group based in New Delhi, India. The organisation represents the interests of trade and commerce in India, and acts as an interface between issues and initiatives. The goal of this organisation is to promote both domestic and international trade, and reduce trade barriers while fostering conducive environment for the growth of trade and industry of India. ASSOCHAM was established in 1920 by promoter chambers, representing all regions of India. The Association’s head office is located in New Delhi and regional offices are located in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Ranchi, Jammu, Chandigarh and Kolkata. As of 2019, ASSOCHAM covers a membership of over 4.5 lakh companies and professionals across the country.
ASSOCHAM members represent the following sectors:
Trade (national and international)
Industry (domestic and international)
Professionals (e.g., CAs, CMAs, lawyers, consultants)
ASSOCHAM operates 59 Expert Committees, 10 state councils and 11 International Councils that provide an interactive platform to members for interaction and aid formulating policy recommendations to facilitate economic, industrial and social growth.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
With 62 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 8 overseas offices in Australia, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.
Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,850 member organizations and more than 950 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s accreditation processes are ISO 9001:2015 certified.
When educational, professional, and business organizations become members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, they are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.
The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore.
Chitkara University is a proud member of AACSB. This membership is testimony of academic excellence, state of the art infrastructure, committed and highly competent faculty and industry ready students.