Chitkara University

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
Patiala National Highway NH-64, Chandigarh, Punjab, 140401, India

About Chitkara University


Chitkara University in North India is one the premier Universities in the country which has been established and managed by passionate academicians with the sole mission of making each and every student “industry ready”. 

Since inception, we are proud of the contribution that our graduates research and innovation have on industry development both in India and around the world. With over 20,000 students and 2500 faculty drawn from over 50 nations, we are a truly global community of thinkers, scholars and academicians. 

Chitkara University maintain close links with leading blue-chip companies and professional associations from across the world to deliver most of our academic programs, ensure that our courses are relevant and practical to deliver the skills in demand, allowing our graduates to hit the ground running.


Chitkara university is recognised for its excellence and stellar achievements through the years. We are the only Indian University to be shortlisted for ‘Technological Innovation of the Year’ in ‘Times Higher Education Asia Awards 2020 and have also made it to Top 200 in ‘Clarivate Analytics’ leading innovators list 2020. 

Chitkara University is one of the largest University grants’ recipient for the highly prestigious European Commission Erasmus+ Program which speak volume about our research pedigree and academic excellence.

Our university campuses have been rated as one of the best in the country. And many of our programs rank among the nation’s elite: Management, Computer Science Engineering, Pharmacy, User Experience and Optometry to name a few. 


A state-of-the-art curriculum grounded in experiential learning, plus strong industry partnerships for every program means our classes teach the skills employers want. Our faculty is always looking ahead, designing new classes that keep us at the forefront of innovation. This means that everything you study will have a practical, relevant application in the field of work. In every program, further specialisation and electives are offered in final year of the study. To help a student in this task, various tracks have been identified through our curriculum geared towards a variety of specialisations. Our goal is to prepare students for a satisfying career. Following a particular curricular track will equip the students with the skills required for progressing further in the chosen career track. 

Whatever you study at Chitkara University, you’ll learn from leaders in the field. Our faculty includes award-winning scholars, determined researchers, innovative entrepreneurs and celebrated artists. They’re experienced and inspiring. With average class size under 50 students, you’ll get to know your professors and on any given day, you may find yourself sitting beside the next digital sensation or chatting over lunch with a future entrepreneur. Smaller classes mean you get individual attention.


Engineering programs at Chitkara University do more than just develop world-class engineers and computer-scientists. We help these bright minds develop into changemakers with the global perspective, technical prowess and leadership skills to make a difference in the world. 

We offer more than one path to your goal as our Computer Science Engineering graduates can choose their specialisation after the end of 2nd Year once they have mastered the basic computing fundamentals. These specialisations include Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Full Stack Development, Data Science and Analytics, UI/UX Design and Game Programming . 


Chitkara Business School is the top ranked Indian B-School and consistently rated as one of the finest in the country which provides an insight into our unique blend of distinguished faculty and brilliant and intellectual students with proactive industry collaborations. 

Undergraduate Business, Commerce and Economics programs give you the knowledge, skills, experience and connections you need to navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead and explore your potential. 

Chitkara Business School curriculum is based on the framework of strategic competitiveness, which teaches the concepts of creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, leadership and incisive decision making. You will learn how to compete – and create transformative change – in business.

You will learn from experienced teaching staff and be exposed to some of the industry’s top employers through opportunities such as field trips, internships, real-life scenarios and practical assignments, guest lectures from industry professionals and regular networking events.

Chitkara University takes holistic approach towards management education and is looking to provide courses on history, culture, communication, diversity, and so on to provide soft skills to our graduates. Undergraduate programs at Chitkara University combine classroom and real life learning in technical areas with a broad liberal arts curriculum and industry assignments to give you an Education turned to the 21st Century wavelength.


Chitkara Design School is fast emerging as one of the premier design schools in the country and 

Our career focused degree programs in Architecture, Media and Design are the ideal blend of theoretical learning and practical experience, taught by professors who have active industry connections and outstanding academic credentials.

You will have access to brilliant faculty along with world-renowned visiting designers known for their expertise in media, graphic, web and interactive design, branding, architecture, print publication, communication technology and fine arts. 

We follow the mantra "Explore your Potential". This means that whatever you are good at, you can explore it further to make it the best, while we will try and change every challenge into an opportunity for you. An incredible experience awaits you in incredible India.

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Subjects taught at Chitkara University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education

Key statistics

  • 40 : 60
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 15.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 12,895
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings