Welcome to Chandigarh University!
From its very inception, Chandigarh University has set the trend in providing quality education to global students and has become known for its new-age academics. We are ranked 1st among all the private universities in India by QS World University Rankings 2024 and have earned an A+ grade from India's biggest independent accreditation agency, NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Now, students can study at a globally recognised university and receive scholarships and funding from a wide range of agencies. As the only private university in Punjab with engineering and management programmes accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, we offer a wide range of programmes and excellence in teaching.
Our faculty members are the cornerstones of CU’s success. With our highly qualified academicians from IITs, NITs and foreign universities, we stay at the forefront of higher education. The skills and capabilities of young minds are honed beyond bookish knowledge.
We uphold our standards of excellence even through our Distance and Open Learning facilities. The goal of our Centre for Distance and Online Learning (CDOE) is to provide an effective alternative path to mainstream ways of gaining knowledge. I welcome you to receive the best education possible and give wings to your dreams.
Welcome to Chandigarh University Online, 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.
From 90% of the literacy rate worldwide, only 40% were able to attain some kind of tertiary education. It was evident that the conventional educational systems around the world couldn’t serve the educational needs. Increasing demands for capital and infrastructure might have been one of the reasons for this lack of educational fulfillment. The world was forced to search for alternate forms of education due to this unfulfilled expectation. These forms of education, such as online and remote learning, are more accessible while requiring less infrastructure. Online educational platforms can cater to larger and diverse learners anytime anywhere without being physically present in the classrooms, which opens new vistas of learning for learners and sets the tone for the global educational reform in the 21st Century. We, at Chandigarh University consider ourselves as both potential collaborators and catalysts for the digital transformation of India (Bharat) into a sustainable knowledge society. We welcome all the educationists, policymakers, and industry experts to join hands with us to be able to serve the emerging market needs.
As an economic powerhouse of the global economy, a growing leader in science and technology, and the world’s largest democracy, India is in a pivotal position to drive an effective and legitimate solution to the educational world. With the largest youth population, India has the potential to fulfill the educational needs of the global market. We, as digital citizens, are in a strong need to create a skilled, competent, and professional educational task force that can help in building strong online educational partnerships. Also, we are in a strong need to internationalize our educational and institutional reforms. Chandigarh University is at the forefront of creating 21st-century educational leaders who appreciate diversity and inclusion in the digital landscape and welcome all digital natives to collaborate with us for digital transformation.
Online education is growing like anything right now. It represents a transformative shift in the realm of education, which harnesses technology to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and skills. In online education, learners engage with educational content, interact with instructors or peers, and complete assignments via online platforms like websites, apps, and learning management systems. This approach offers unparalleled flexibility, enabling students to learn independently and tailor their educational experience to their needs. As a stakeholder in online education, we need to effectively communicate, collaborate, innovate, and create new dimensions of engagement. Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) at Chandigarh University strives to achieve these goals by being an equal partner in the learning journey of all associated global citizens. I am truly humbled and encouraged by the accolades and achievements of our learners and the university alike. It would be my sincere effort to enhance and expand the horizons of online education run by CDOE and further enrich the blend of academic pursuits and digital technology at the organization, which will be my real service to mankind.
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