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Statutory Declaration under RTI Act, 2005

The Right to Information Act, 2005 has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. This Act provides access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

Chitkara University Punjab (The University) is a statutory organization established by “The Chitkara University Act” of the State Legislature of Punjab in 2010 and by virtue of its being established by the statute of the State Legislature; it comes within the meaning of Public Authority and under the purview of Right to Information Act, 2005.

Full Particulars of the Public Authority
S. No. Particulars Details
1. Name of the University Chitkara University, Punjab
2. Postal Address of the University Chandigarh- Patiala National Highway (NH-7) Village Jhansla, Tehsil Rajpura, District Patiala. Pin- 140401.
3. Website www.chitkara.edu.in
4. E- mail pio@chitkara.edu.in
5. Phone No. +91-1762-507084
6. Fax No. +91-1762-507085
7. The Chancellor Dr. Ashok K Chitkara
8. Approval to run as a State Private University given by State Government of Punjab Notification No. 8/47/2010-4 Edu1/ 2571-86 dated 07/12/ 2010
9. Approval to award degrees as specified by the UGC under Section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 given by University Grants Commission, New Delhi Letter of Approval: F. No. 8- 27/ 2010 (CPP-I/PU) dated 17/01/2011

University has the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956 and Chitkara University First Ordinances empowers the University to establish Schools of Studies/ Institutes/ Colleges, Departments and Centers under the various Faculties in the University in a phased manner over a period of time.

Different Schools/ Departments of the University

The University offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry-relevant. Presently following Schools/ Institutes/ Colleges, Departments and Centers are running in the University:

All the Courses and Programmes offered by Chitkara University are approved and recognized by UGC or other regulatory bodies as required. Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Program of Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture 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 register of architects.

B. Pharm, M. Pharm, Pharm D, B. Pharm (Practice) and other Programs in Pharmacy being offered by Chitkara College of Pharmacy are 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.

Teacher education programs such as B. Ed of Chitkara College of Education for Women are duly recognized by National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)—a statutory body of the Government of India established for planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout the country.

Nursing Programs of Chitkara School of Health Sciences are duly recognized by Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC) and 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.

Details of the Courses/ Programmes being offered by each of the above Schools/ Institutes/ Colleges, Departments and Centers or any other information related to the public affairs of this University may be obtained from the official website of the University www.chitkara.edu.in or from the functionaries designated by the University under Section 5(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Names, designations and other particulars of the Functionaries designated by the University under RTI Act, 2005:
Chitkara University Punjab has designated Assistant Public Information Officer, Public Information Officer and Appellate Authority for performing all functions related to the RTI Act, 2005. Name, designation and other particulars of the Authorities so designated by the University are as under:-

Assistant Public Information Officer
Name Designation Email Contact No. Address
Rohit Gupta Assistant Registrar rohit.gupta@chitkara.edu.in 01762-507084, 9501105646 Chitkara University Punjab, Village- Jhansla, Tehsil- Rajpura, District- Patiala, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Punjab – 140401
Public Information Officer
Name Designation Email Contact No. Address
Arun Vatsyayan Law Officer arun.vatsyayan@chitkara.edu.in 01762-507084, 9501105655 Chitkara University Punjab, Village- Jhansla, Tehsil- Rajpura, District- Patiala, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Punjab – 140401
Appellate Authority
Name Designation Email Contact No. Address
Dr. S.C. Sharma Registrar registrar@chitkara.edu.in 01762-507084, 9876894944 Chitkara University Punjab, Village- Jhansla, Tehsil- Rajpura, District- Patiala, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Punjab – 140401
Procedure for seeking information

Any information disclosure of which is not prohibited by any law and information is related to the public affairs of this University is open for public and may be obtained from the Public Information Officer (PIO) of this University by written applications for seeking such information.

All RTI applications must clearly specify the full name and address of the applicant and full particulars of the information required with relevant reference, if any. Request for information may be made in Hindi, English or Punjabi. Where the applicant cannot make the request in writing, the assistance of Assistant Public Information Officer may be taken to reduce the oral request into a written request. Requests may be sent by post or personally handed over in the Administrative Office of the University during working hours of the University.

All applications must be accompanied by application fee of Rs. 10/-and a documentary proof to the effect that applicant is a citizen of India. If volume of information required is large, additional fee of Rupees two for each additional page in A4 size paper and actual copying cost in larger size paper shall have to be borne by the applicant before requisitioning information. The fee against application of RTI may be paid by demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian Postal order payable to “Chitkara University, Punjab”. Persons below poverty line are exempted from payment of application fee and also the fee for providing the information.

(Dr. S. C. Sharma)
Registrar,
Chitkara University, Punjab

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