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Satnam Singh Sandhu Chancellor, Chandigarh University

Learning at University is an invigorating journey that allows you to grow and progress for the future and there is no better place to do this than CU. Our sole aim is to make the university an unsurpassable place to study.

Chandigarh University has been strategically working to build an unmatched legacy that could be hard to beat. With research at the core of our approach and course curriculum vetted by the industry experts, CU assures complete dedication to achieve academic excellence.

It has been consistently said that -- the quality of leadership greatly influences the individual's capacity and we at Chandigarh University believe in giving a strong impetus to our students that can impart them with the competence to turn vision into reality.

Chandigarh University has been envisioned to make a difference to the professional and higher education in the region. In the last 14 years, we have been able to garner the support, trust and appreciation of all the stakeholders, thus making us one of India’s most reputed professional institutions. Chandigarh University has become a strong brand name associated with excellence in contemporary teaching-learning models, innovation and service to the community.

Adjudged as Asia’s Best and Fastest Growing Private University, CU has earned top rankings in terms of our academic quality, diversity, and environmental sustainability. A flexible academic model extends learning at CU far beyond the classroom. CU has committed itself to uphold the values we cherish as an academic institution, and to foster an atmosphere that is respectful, supportive, and welcoming to all. The diversity of backgrounds, talents, and perspectives helps to enrich students as they live and learn together.

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Prof. Himani Sood Pro Chancellor, Chandigarh University

Prof. Himani Sood is the Pro-Chancellor of Chandigarh University. Her dynamic leadership and resolve for positive change have been one of the primary driving forces behind the formidable legacy of Chandigarh University.

Prof. Himani is an acclaimed HR professional and a dynamic leader who has played a critical role in bringing big brands like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, IBM, EY and many others to Chandigarh University for placements.

Her exceptional skills, hallmarked by proactiveness, critical reasoning and sheer eloquence, are primarily responsible for a strong network of corporate relations that Chandigarh University has been able to build.

With a rich experience of 20+ years of corporate liaising, she has astoundingly succeeded at connecting the University with industry leaders in form of Corporate Advisory Board Meets, and forged various other academia-industry alliances. Her indefatigable zeal and qualities of head and heart have been instrumental in putting the institution on an unparalleled trajectory of growth and sterling placements for students.

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Prof. (Dr) Manpreet Singh Manna Officiating Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University

Welcome to Chandigarh University, a vibrant center of knowledge, innovation, and endless opportunities. Our mission is to foster an environment that sparks learning, nurtures creativity, and embraces diversity. Join us on a journey towards academic excellence, where we uncover and celebrate the potential of every individual. Together, let's craft a brighter future for all.

I am deeply honored to assume the role of Vice-Chancellor at Chandigarh University. My dedication lies in furthering the university's ongoing progress and prosperity.

In today's swiftly changing global educational landscape, it is imperative for institutions to adapt and innovate. Active learning methodologies, which prioritize student engagement and hands-on experiences, are paramount in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Numerous higher education institutions in India are embracing these progressive approaches and making substantial contributions to the advancement of education, both domestically and on the international stage. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has set an ambitious target of achieving a 50% Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education by 2035, placing a greater responsibility on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to provide quality education and training to a larger student population.

Chandigarh University, guided by its motto "to discover, learn, and empower," is resolutely committed to offering students an unparalleled educational experience. The university's programs are meticulously designed to be flexible, experiential, and interdisciplinary, enabling students to delve into their interests and cultivate the skills necessary for success in their chosen fields. The inclusive and inviting campus environment has attracted the brightest minds from over 40 countries worldwide.

In my capacity as Vice-Chancellor, my focal point will be on equipping students and faculty with the resources and support essential for upholding the university's position as the premier and fastest-growing HEI. We will persist in collaborating with regulatory bodies, academia, industry, and other leading organizations to implement the latest educational policies and programs, ensuring that Chandigarh University remains at the forefront of educational innovation.

With our visionary leadership, dedicated faculty, and self-motivated learners hailing from diverse corners of the globe, we are poised to set new milestones and benchmarks in both physical and online education within a remarkably short span.

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Devinder Singh Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University

As the Pro Vice-Chancellor, I want to assure you that you can do wonders with the guidance, facilities, and opportunities provided to you here at CU. I welcome all to this elite institution of quality learning. I am sure you will make the most of the precious time spent here and build a great future for yourself.

Chandigarh University, counted among the top 5% Universities of India with the prestigious NAAC A+ accreditation, is committed to nurturing talented students and providing them with the best opportunities. As one of the country’s most reputed universities, CU has strong global linkages, world- class research, and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalized student experience.

Our students are smart, collaborative, and entrepreneurial. We provide them with opportunities to develop a global mindset through our partnerships with universities and institutes around the world. We have forged 300+ tie-ups with top-ranked universities of the world to encourage a global outlook among students. With a curriculum designed by industry and academic experts and various high-end industry-sponsored labs, we make our students industry- ready as soon as they step out of the university.

A pedagogy to imbibe holistic development in each and every learner to harness goodness factor in his/her entire career with a positive mind is the hallmark of CU education. The pandemic might have amplified your concerns regarding learning but we have kept our primary focus on the academics of our students. We have adopted a world-leading Learning Management System to ensure hassle-free and uninterrupted learning when the physical mode of learning is not feasible.

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Prof. (Dr.) Vinay Kumar Mittal Pro Vice-Chancellor - Academic Affairs, Chandigarh University

As the Pro Vice Chancellor, I bring a rich diverse experience of academics, research, corporate and defense. That includes having seen 2 IITs, 2 IIITs, 2 private universities, Microsoft IDC, and as CEO of a global IT Company and also as an IAF officer. But my profound passion is higher education, research, and entrepreneurship. With a strong background in academia and a diverse range of roles in higher education sector and industry, I have dedicated my career to igniting young minds, nurturing talent, and fostering an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, inclusion, and critical thinking.

My primary focus is to ensure that Chandigarh University remains at the forefront of higher education, by continuously elevating the standards of teaching, research, and infrastructure. I firmly believe that the education transcends beyond textbooks and classrooms. Also, I am deeply committed to provide well-rounded educational experience to our students, that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an ever-changing world and be a valuable global citizen.

In the world, where the landscapes of technologies and paradigms in all walks of life have been changing fast, it is important for each of us to keep ourselves ahead of the curve, relevant and futuristic. We all academicians and students not only need to keep us updated of the latest developments in respective fields, but possibly also be contributors to these domains. With a healthy mix of experiential learning, industry projects and theoretical depth, we prepare our students best for the challenges ahead while fostering innovation.

At Chandigarh University, we foster a culture of inclusivity, where students from all walks of life feel valued and empowered to unleash their potential. Our emphasis on research and industry collaborations with global leader organizations, professionals and academicians facilitates real-world learning experiences, that empower our students to be future-ready professionals and leaders in their respective domains.

I am a firm believer in the power of education to transform lives, and I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Chandigarh University family. Together with our dedicated faculty and staff, I am committed to creating an environment that nurtures innovation, fosters excellence, and instills the values of integrity and empathy in our students.

I look forward to contributing wholeheartedly to the growth and success of each student who walks through our doors. As we march towards new milestones, I invite you to join us in this exciting journey of learning and transformation at Chandigarh University.

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Prof. (Dr.) Chander Prakash Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research

As the Pro Vice Chancellor-Research, I want to establish a strong research ecosystem by cultivating and fostering interdisciplinary high-impact research in partnerships with external organizations, industry, government agencies, and community groups to amplify the research impact and outcome of Chandigarh University. Therefore, I look at this opportunity not as an accomplishment but some big shoes to fill. I am confident I would do justice because of my capacity to learn, lead and share. My doors are open to you always. May you all continue to be success in your R&D endeavours!

It is a matter of honor and immense pleasure to lead the most prestigious and esteemed Chandigarh University as a Pro-Vice Chancellor- Research.

Driven by exponential progress in Science & Technology (S&T), the world is increasingly moving towards an innovation economy. To be a global leader in S&T, India needs to create pioneering research and develop an ecosystem that supports its translation for the good in sculpting the economy and society, thereby ensuring that our sustained economic growth is not just service sector centric but uses cutting edge technology applications for the social good. Indian science has done well in the last decade and a half, especially when compared to the last two decades of the 20th century. The first decade of this century saw the second era of scientific institution building, the initial one being the two decades after Independence. Purely by statistics, the quantity and quality of research in STEM is going up but the weaknesses of Indian Science are still as stark as ever in general, barring top notch institutions. This impression can continue to flourish provided the leading institutions like Chandigarh University with a demonstrated history of one century are well furnished with competences to create a sustainable and innovative future.

As I assume the role of steering the University Centre for Research and Development (UCRD) at Chandigarh University, I find it to be a focused unassumingly vibrant unit fostering research eco-system, that cut across all the verticals of S&T per-se, humanities (including commerce), management and all other cognitive sciences, one can think of in such an esteemed instituition of repute. This is being achieved seamlessly by facilitating, planning, implementation, and monitoring of research activities such as information and databases, research publications, patents, sponsored grants, IPRs, international collaborations, and importantly all type of outreach and reachout activities by the faculties, research scholars and other students.

UCRD acts as a facilitator for the various schools and departments to promote inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, and multidisciplinary research culture. It is also responsible for developing policies and procedures that govern R&D activities, including ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects or animals, research incentive policies, data management policies, knowledge dissemination policies, networking & collaboration with industries, and institutions of eminense for the benefit of faculty, students, industry and other stakeholders.

Globally speaking there are many R&D funding agencies who do not have specific policies supporting interdisciplinary research. Therefore talking on the subject may be nice, but the need is to walk the talk that too judiciously. The need is also to build a resilient research ecosystem by grooming young talents that can help replenish the void created as a result of superannuated faculties. At the same time, handholding the veterans who continue to be a source of inspiration because of their continued involment in the research for the young minds. Attracting and retaining talent was a challenge long before the pandemic, but the health crisis has reinforced those demands.

To reimagine and redesign an innovative research ecosystem in the Chandigarh University; the need is to create the strategic roadmaps that are aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education. This transformation perhaps is the need of the hour to not only capitalise on innovation, but importantly delivering excellent teaching and learning in line with our NEP 2020.

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Dr. G. S. Brar Registrar - Chandigarh University

As the Registrar, I have a distinguished career of more than 18 years as an academician in various Government Colleges and as an Educational Administrator for 10 years with the Directorate of Higher Education to the Government of Punjab where I successfully managed all 13 branches under the Directorate of Higher Education. As a concrete demonstration of extraordinary passion and commitment for my work, I recognise being the strong and proactive part of the University Management.

As the Registrar in Chandigarh University, It takes immense pride in being a part of this esteemed University of Punjab flourished into a beacon of excellence, which is dedicated to academic excellence, research, and the overall development of its students. Chandigarh University has always been committed to nurturing talents, encouraging creativity, and fostering a spirit of innovation among its students. Through our diverse academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and experienced faculty members, we strive to provide a vibrant and conducive learning environment for all. Our aim is to empower our students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to the society. If you are a prospective student, a current student, an alumna/alumnus, or a visitor, we ensure that you will find that all resources here are valuable and informative.

Chandigarh University caters to the needs of students from across the Globe, a homely environment is created for our learners who choose to live on campus. The separate hostels for girls and boys are truly ‘home away from home’. Meticulous care and methodical planning at various levels are inculcated to provide our students with hygienic food and other on-campus services. Being strong believers of overall development of the youth, Chandigarh University provides ample opportunities to the students to showcase their talents in various fields like sports, cultural activities, and many more.

Our university upholds high standards of quality education, student-centric approach, and a supportive learning environment. We are committed to shaping well-rounded individuals who are equipped to make a positive impact in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to society with noble causes.

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