As we all know, the word – “Engineer” is a verb, which means that it’s action-oriented, which is also perhaps, a keyway we look at life. Even though engineers have always been relied upon due to their brilliant problem-solving capabilities, and their ability to innovate and create, engineers pretty much are the main minds behind products, processes and systems, which a functional society needs. Moreover, whenever or wherever a problem arises, be it a natural calamity or a global pandemic, engineers lead the parade as front line warriors, working relentlessly to maintain the integrity of the supply chain, be it in the mass production of vaccines or therapeutics. Moreover, considering the rate at which the world is progressing, the need and demand for highly skilled engineers is on a drastic rise, and thus, India being the engineering hub of the world needs to scale up in terms of capable engineers passing out, each year. Thereby, striving endlessly towards catering to the needs of gen-z engineering aspirants and clearly aiming towards providing every student an opportunity to gain international exposure and experience – Chitkara University Institute of Engineering & Technology (CUIET), has embarked on the journey of imparting quality technical education to all, since its inception.
Rated among the top engineering colleges in Punjab and rest of India, the perfect blend of academic excellence, innovative teaching methods, and well-established relationships with industry giants, motivates everyone present on the campus to get converted into lifelong learners. Exhibiting sheer academic rigor, coupled with the best of international curricula, CUIET not only works towards enriching educational experiences, but also prepares students towards their respective careers in this competitive and global job market. Prioritizing ‘hands-on’ learning and laying the foundation of impressive research among young engineers, the faculty and the management actively push students to inculcate a strong sense of technical knowledge and vigor.
Basing the whole ethos around their logo, which depicts – ‘soaring heights, promising progress’, CUIET epitomizes interlinking all the key stakeholders at the institute. Also, regularly involving every stakeholder, be it the parents or the teachers in the process of endless cooperation and learning, the engineering institute motivates each one of them to explore their inner potentials. Additionally, having been known for its impressive reputation in terms of innovative teaching, strong industry links and high employability ratios among young graduates, 500+ companies visit Chitkara each year to hire the best of students. The focused approach CUIET puts in, in pursuit of making each graduate an industry-ready & employable individual from their day-one, speaks volumes about the academic excellence the engineering institute displays.
Step into the spotlight
Offering resources of a world-class university, which treats everyone equally irrespective of the socio-economic backgrounds they come from, CUIET has the faculty who are as accomplished in the field as they are in the classroom. Taking teaching/guidance beyond the classroom hours, the onboard faculty follow an open-door policy, giving it their best to guiding and mentoring budding engineers of tomorrow. Furthermore, to enable smooth learning curves, the institute promotes smaller classes, focused towards individual attention. Also, with the average class sizes under 50 students, students get to choose their role models in their very own teachers, all thanks to the individual time they get with their tutors.
“A state-of-the-art curriculum grounded in experiential learning, plus strong industry partnerships, mean our classes teach the skills employers want”, stated – Dr. Madhu Chitkara, the pro-chancellor of the Chitkara University. Helping us and budding engineering aspirants understand the whole ethos present on the campus of the institute, and illustrating how CUIET has been practicing what it claims, Dr. Madhu, took us on a virtual tour of the institute, elaborating on aspects from the curriculum to the impressive industry-connections. Thereby, continuing on her above statement and talking about the faculty members, the institute is really proud of, she added – “Our faculty are always looking ahead, designing new classes that keep us at the forefront of innovation”. Also via the conversation, we learnt that the students get equipped with all the skills necessary to make it big in their corporate careers or as innovation filled entrepreneurs, CUIET always gives its utmost to prepare every student for a future filled with success and learning.
Recognized by the Government of Punjab, The Institute of Engineering & Technology is a multi-disciplinary student-centric campus of excellence. Located ideally among a serene surrounding, the institute is about 30km from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway. Maintaining close links with leading blue-chip companies and professional associations, the institute delivers academic programs, through the alliances made. It is ensured that all the courses and the academic practices followed on campus are relevant, practical, and deliver the skills in demand. Also, succeeding hands-down to serve as a unique launching pad for many, the institute keeps research as a prime point of focus, preaching practical engineering learning across all its programs. Being one of the few academic campuses in India to have 300+ patents, the innovative excellence felt across the campus of the institute gives a sudden boost to the students to outdo themselves, in every endeavor of their respective lives. Also, fulfilling the sole purpose of being a complete engineering institute, CUIET promotes entrepreneurship and excels at providing excellent placements with ease. Chitkara University has also made it to the list of cleanest universities of India, according to the ‘Swachhta Ranking’, given by the Govt. of India.
All-rounded excellence galore
Outperforming itself in the field of providing exceptional courses to the masses, CUIET along with hosting conventional programs across major fields of engineering has started on the path of imparting unique courses, such as – Specialization for all Engineering Graduates in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The course being a special treat, helps every student taking up this course to grow as future entrepreneurs, with the right skills & knowledge required today to give wings to their dreams. Also, taking it up a notch, CUIET also has a course into Event Management, which is perhaps a highly practical course, with a perfect blend of core management, and special event management knowledge at students’ fingertips.
All in all, every student at CUIET depends on such opportunities for gaining real-world views and also gaining the ‘how to become successful in the industry’ perspectives. CUIET also specializes in letting every student custom-build a special ‘Industry Experience Portfolio (IEP) ‘, based on the way the student performs in his/her course. Lastly, aiming towards moulding young technical minds of future Engineers into an informed, socially responsible faculty that turns an individual into a lifelong learner with the ability to think critically and make informed judgement, CUIET and the Chitkara University takes a holistic approach towards technical education with ease. In turn, always working forward to provide courses on history, culture, communication, diversity, and so on, converting students into tomorrow’s well-learned leaders.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor
Co-founder of the Chitkara Educational Trust, an eminent academician, and an innovative entrepreneur, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, has articulated and designed the road map for the trust and actively participated in its growth. With a passion for academics and great business acumen, she has had a diversified career and varied experience in the field of education spanning almost four decades. Knowledgeable, focused, and a strategic leader, Dr. Madhu Chitkara has adeptly managed numerous academic ventures and remains a true leader who ‘leads by example’ – is warm, sincere, and always willing to walk the extra mile to deliver on her promises. Her support for several humanitarian causes, in association with various NGOs, is indeed a tribute to her philanthropic nature, zest for life, and desire to transform other’s lives for the better, pushing her forward towards her dream of bringing a positive change to society, one step at a time.