The enthusiasm of innovative projects shown by the students is matched by the industry through continuous guidance and supervision from the sponsoring industrial houses. These multi-faceted collaborations offer you experiential learning via projects, professional competence, internships, enhanced placement opportunities and skill enhancement.
The major facilities include the following:

North India's 1st Innovation center provides world class resources and support for students, entrepreneurs and startups, accelerating the creation of new companies, jobs and growth of the local software ecosystem. Microsoft Innovation Center offers a comprehensive set of programs and services to foster innovation and growth sustainable local software economies to students.

Key Highlights:

  • Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of Microsoft training courses.
  • Empowering Women: Microsoft has initiated this program to empower women to play an active role in technology. CU has set a new benchmark by registering 1180 female engineers under this program.
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate Program: MTA certifications allow you to explore career options in ITand validate your understanding of core concepts in IT infrastructure, databases and software development. They can also help prepare you for more advanced technology education and certifications.
  • Microsoft Student Partner: Under this program, Student Partners are offered training especially in product-specific skills. MSP program aims to enhance students' employability and increase students' awareness of Microsoft technologies, programs and initiatives.

Microsoft India GTSC provides technical resolution services to Microsoft's customers and partners across geographies. The center works towards helping enterprises optimize their IT investments and keep their businesses productive around the clock. Chandigarh University and Microsoft - Global Technical Support Center (GTSC), India joined hands to groom and hire final semester students of Chandigarh University to go through a packed technical and overall readiness program for 4 months, both through classroom training and mentoring, to make them experts with Microsoft products and technologies that prepare them to help solve technical problems. This trainee program builds abilities and helps nurture a career in technology by providing challenging situations in various environments. Upon successful completion of the training, trainees are selected as Support Engineers and Partner Technical consultant.

IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies is an advancing information technology lab through research in software and services, and provides leadership by delivering innovations to various sectors. The lab is focused on a wide array of projects in exploratory and applied research. Under this academic initiative CU and IBM are also offering collaborated courses in cloud computing, information security, big data and business analytics.


  • Exposure to Open-source and specialized software such as Cognos, DB2, SPSS and Study material and live projects designed and provided by IBM
  • Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) supports and resources to startups with latest software, industry expertise and promotion
  • Professional Certication from IBM, ensuring availability of industry ready IBM certied students.
  • A self-sustaining model to ensure a continuous stream of competent skills in the market.
  • Building strong linkages between IBM, Academia, IBM's Business Partners and Clients, various other industry groups and Government, for a collaborative ecosystem in the software industry.

The Oracle Academy is one of the most comprehensive academic offerings in the IT industry, providing software, technology, business curriculum, and certification resources to teachers in secondary and higher education institutions. The program delivers hands-on technical experience to prepare students for both IT and business careers, and provides faculty with professional development resources to further their own careers.

Unisys Innovation Labs and Chandigarh University collaborated on 9th April 2013. Unisys innovation lab offers the unique opportunity to work on Unisys technologies and resources to bring to life innovative ideas and concepts. It also gives students the experience of working alongside some of the best minds in the industry. Unisys  bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology.

Key Highlights:

  • Access to Unisys Proprietary Software/Open Source Technologies such as Unisys ClearPath MCP/OS 2200 technologies, ClearPath e-Portal, Business Information Server (BIS), Agile Business Suite, etc.
  • Access to Unisys Virtual/Physical lab resources via internet and cloud and training through webinars, seminars and workshops and UTFI digital library
  • Certification programs for faculty and students e.g.  Clear Path Mainframe
  • Enhancing teamwork and project management, analytical and critical thinking
  • Facilitates Project and research internships  also an opportunity for participation in various student technical contests like Cloud 20/20

Chandigarh University entered into EMC² Academic Alliance Program collaboration agreement on 4th February, 2013. The collaborative curriculum focuses on technology concepts and principle applicable to any vendor environment, enabling students to develop highly marketable knowledge and skills required in today's evolving IT industry.

Key Highlights:

  • Focus on key technologies such as Information Storage and Management, Cloud infrastructure and services, Data Science and Big Data Analytic
  • Online faculty community with teaching resources and networking forum along with comprehensive instructor material including: Course Slide, Facilitator Guide, Students Exercise and case study in the form of live project
  • Students Resource Portal with Student ID's to provide secure site with case study, white papers, and simulators.
  • Project and research internship programs
  • EMC² proven professional certification exams for students and faculty

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