‘Incubation Ready’ Chitkara University featured in latest issue of Seasonal Magazine
It is a matter of immense pride & prestige that Hon’ble Dr Ashok Chitkara, Chancellor, Chitkara University; and Hon’ble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University; have been featured in Seasonal Magazine’s latest issue titled, ‘Most Preferred Universities’ with cover story titled “Incubation Ready, Chitkara University” on Chitkara University. The cover story speaks about Chitkara University’s incubated projects coming on top, in an international competition for start-ups spanning UK, China and India.
Chitkara University recently participated in three-nation start-up competition, Ingenuity-2018 Innovation Challenge, and not only did two teams from the University come in the top category but Chitkara University Project, a farm engineering start-up called MOKSH, won the first spot and Gold Medal among 17 international projects submitted. The article observes that such achievement by students of Chitkara University can be traced back to the passion of its founders, Dr. Ashok K Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara. As Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, they are not just Founders but hands-on leaders at the campus, which has proven to be a major edge for Chitkara.
Elaborating about entrepreneurship development, the article further observes that Universities today cannot afford to ignore entrepreneurship development and start-up incubation, given the high momentum start-ups have achieved in India. It states that while most private universities worth their name have started start-up promotion cells, very few have full-fledged incubation centres – and even for them it is indeed is an uphill task for delivering on the promise as start-ups don’t become successful on hard work alone. Article suggests that it calls for brilliant ideas, the right enabling ecosystem and real entrepreneurial brains that can be groomed, to be successful. It is in this background that Chitkara University’s recent achievements in the international start-up domain, achieve significance. The University incubation initiatives – Chitkara University Research & Innovation network (CURIN) and the Chandigarh-based Chitkara Innovation Incubator are the places where its researchers, faculty and aspiring student entrepreneurs work across various disciplines to extend the boundaries of knowledge so that their projects can be executed.