Chitkara University – [CU], Chandigarh Overview Overview

  Chandigarh   NCTE, PCI, INC, UGC, Private   ESTD 2002
  Chandigarh   NCTE, PCI, INC, UGC, Private   ESTD 2002

About College

Chitkara University (CU) the best university in Punjab is a government-recognised university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act,1956. Chitkara University has at the centre of its philosophical core the commitment to excellence in education.

Chitkara University is the strong academic heritage of the University & such firmness on matters of principles that has seen it grow from strength to strength in such a short period. A healthy number of international students regularly study at the campus and number of them also visits on exchange programs, adding to the cultural diversity found on campus

  • The motto of the University is “Explore Your Potential.”
  • Dr Ashok K Chitkara founded Chitkara University in the year 2008
  • The mission of the University is “Pursue excellence in all the fields of education and to hold on to high academic standards.”
  • The University provides services and resources to promote student learning, retention and academic success
  • It is based at Chandigarh and has two campuses at Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
  • CU-Punjab was established as the first campus in Punjab on Chandigarh –Patiala National Highway which is 30 km from Chandigarh
  • 15% seats are exclusively reserved for the candidates of Punjab Domicile in Chitkara University, Punjab

International Collaborations:

  • University of Florida, U.S.A
  • Purdue University, San Diego
  • Hanbuk University, South Korea
  • Central Michigan University, U.S.A
  • Concordia University, Canada
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K
  • Deakin University, Australia


They are the books, the arts, the academes, that show, contain and nourish all the world

Items Numbers
Books 58000+
printed journals 185+
online international Magazines 450+

Extracurricular Activities:

  • C Champ and Gameeks- Test students’ skills in coding and programming
  • Algorythm
  • Techlone
  • C Champ and Gameeks- Test students’ skills in coding and programming
  • Following clubs are held in the University – EBUZZ, MATRIX,  MECHSTEIN, ELECRAMA, C2S2 SEAGULLS, BIT AND BYTES


  • Explore cultural festival
  • Annual Convocation
  • Chitkara Mandi
  • Praudyogiki 2013 Technical fest


Two awards are given for each of the five zones (viz., North, East & Central, West, South central & South), which then compete for the National Award


Partner Universities offer full year scholarships and semester long scholarships to students through which study is absolutely free for the students for those terms