Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Pro-Chancellor and Co-Founder, Chitkara University, Punjab & Himachal Pradesh

At Chitkara University, she has been instrumental in creating more than 60 relevant industry-linked programs across all streams at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. Her contribution also extends to building Incubation Centres for students with more than 100 incubate companies. Driven by her vision, the University has built a strong network with over 200 universities and institutions across the world. It is her constant endeavour to create strong academic-industry partnerships to bring the best of career opportunities for the young graduates.
With the aim to bring global education to the campus, Dr. Madhu Chitkara designed the Global Week, a footprint of Global Engagement at Chitkara University and one of the best ways of internationalising the student learning experience. Because of her unique way to ‘lead by example’ and ‘lead from front’, Dr Madhu Chitkara continues to inspire many young women around the world and her story has been featured in the third edition of the book “Rising to the Top” published by IFEES. Her remarkable contribution in the field of education has been recognised on both the international and national stages.