Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh assures to provide a world-class education to its students. It truly defines the meaning of teaching with excellence. Every day is a new and fresh day at Chitkara, as the campus is always buzzing up with new happenings or events here! Read on.
Chitkara University stands 7th in ‘Swachh Campus’ Ranking 2019 of MHRD
In an endeavor to make the PM’s vision a reality and living up to its unmatched reputation of excellence, Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh has once again been ranked among top-ten ‘Swachh’ (the cleanest) universities of the country.
The University has earned the 7th position among 'Cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country', in the prestigious ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking 2019 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, HP was honoured and presented the 'Appreciation Certificate' by Shri R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, MHRD, GoI; in the esteemed presence of Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Union Minister for Human Resource Development; Prof. D.P Singh, Chairman UGC; Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), MHRD, GoI; and senior officials of the Ministry, at AICTE Auditorium in New Delhi recently.
Expressing her happiness over the prestigious ranking gained by the university, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, congratulated the students and staff. She said, “It is an honour to be counted among the cleanest Higher Education Institutions in the Country - indeed, a testimony of Chitkara University’s unflagging spirit of patriotism. We are committed to help build a ‘Swasth Bharat’ with the help of ‘Swachh Bharat’, to transform the Nation and make the PM's vision a reality.”
The University constantly encourages its students to come up with eco-friendly and sustainable solutions - from energy efficiency to recycling, in an endeavor to make our country clean and reduce carbon footprint.
About ‘SWACHH CAMPUS’ Ranking: It is an exercise to rank Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) on the basis of cleanliness and hygiene, considered parameters, including, student/toilet ratio, kitchen hygiene, availability of running water, modernity of toilet & kitchen equipment, campus green cover, garbage disposal in hostels and academic buildings, disposal techniques, water supply systems and also a certain weightage to whether the institutions have adopted any neighboring locality or village to spread awareness & activities in Swachhta.
Global game-changing Invention! Chitkara University student invents Plastic Replacement
Date: October 18, 2019
Plastic is one of the major threats to the environment. It is a product that is non-biodegradable and can only be re-used. In recent years a dire need to come up with a substitute for single plastic products has immensely emerged. B. Tech second-year student Pranav Goyal with the help of his mentor Abha Sharma of Chitkara University, Baddi Campus, invented one such product and claims it can serve the purpose.
As per his invention, the starch extracted from potato waste is used to make pallets which can be further used to manufacture biodegradable products like straw, spoon, forks, plates, carry bags, and water bottles. Pranav on his invention said: “We use a starch extracted from potato waste and centrifuging it to form another material which can be used as a raw material in place of plastic products. the product is 100% biodegradable and environment-friendly. We basically make pallets of the starch, feed it into the extruder and then mould it into different shapes of products.”
While congratulating Pranav on his global game-changing invention Hon’ble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh; said, “Chitkara University provides Nextgen with the right platform in the form of education, a world-class incubator, mentors, funding, to come up with innovative solutions to society’s problems and make a real difference. Pranav’s invention is indeed incredible and encouraging for the cause to save the planet.”
Pranav’s story is truly an inspiring one for his fellow students – and a testimony to the fact that “when a really great idea shows up, grab it, and don’t stop till you make it a reality!”
5000 students, 70 institutes bring Chitkara University, campus alive for Algorythm 2K19
Date: October 9, 2019
Over 5000 students from 70 institutes, from India and abroad, were a part of North India's largest Annual Cultural Festival, Algorythm. The event was hosted by Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh; on October 5, 2019. This year, the festival brought together a huge number of student teams with fresh talent and great energy for a day packed with events ranging through all categories, to celebrate culture & talent like never before!
Hon'ble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University; said, “Algorythm Festival is a grand celebration of culture, diversity, talent, friendship, and collective & individual aspirations, in the field of arts, culture, literature and other activities.” She opined that the ultimate goal of the cultural fest is to help students stage their talent and get recognition, while also learning from shared experiences, skills and talent.
Celebrating the future torchbearers with a fiesta which is all about bringing together creativity, intellect and talent of the youth, this year's event line-up had major events including, Vogue, Stomp The Yard, Fantastic Toe, Folklore, Halla Bol, Euphonious Fusion; fun & game events including, FIFA 19, Four-A-Side Soccer, CS Go, 8 Balls of Fire, 3-on-3 Basketball, NFS, PUB-G, Art Nouveau, Paintball, Zorbing, Top-It-Up; and a mega contest to grab the coveted title of ‘Mr. & Ms. Algorythm 2k19’. Each event had participants in huge numbers and an equal number of enthusiastic supporters - displaying a fantastic fusion of competitive spirit and friendly vibe.
The throngs at the fest were a testimony to the sheer magnitude of the event. "Celebs, music, fashion, glamour, fun, friends - we can't even begin to describe what CUHP Fest Algorythm means to us youngsters!" exclaimed a group of students participating in the fest. Dance performances ruled over hearts from Bhangra to Natti. Setting the stage on fire with her dance moves was Lassya from DAV College, Chandigarh; who was declared the winner of ‘Stomp the Yard’ contest; followed by the team from Agarsen University who bagged the first position in the event ‘Fantastic Toe’ dance competition. Event ‘Folklore’ was filled with some mind-boggling performances but students from CGC, Landran stole the show.
Algorythm 2k19 concluded in a glittering valedictory ceremony at the campus. The best performers were awarded a heavy stash of goodies and cash prizes worth Rs. 5 Lakh by Dr. Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor. Finally, an electrifying performance by Punjabi singer-actor Mankirt Aulakh closed the event on a high note, as he set the stage on fire with his chart-busting numbers on the backdrop of technicolor lights and grooving audience.