Chitkara University ranked 4th among top Indian Universities for filing 46 patents as per IPR Annual Report 2015-16

Chandigarh, 18h May 2017: Chitkara University today announced that as per the ANNUAL REPORT 2015-16 published by the Indian Patent Office, it is ranked at number 4 nationwide amongst top Indian Universities for filing 46 patents during the year.

Chitkara University ranking is published on Page 20 of the Indian Patents annual report 2015-16. The report can be viewed at http://ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOAnnualReport/1_71_1_Annual_Report_2015-16_English__2_.pdf

Chitkara University is known for its strategic, multidisciplinary research. With extensive networks of centers & institutes, researchers, staff, and students across disciplines help to extend the boundaries of knowledge to visualize innovation. This recognition speaks volumes of the research driven methodology adopted by Chitkara University. This proven methodology encourages students to give a shape to their creative thoughts which result in campus innovations. The University helps to patent the inventions to safeguard the research effort of its students.

Chitkara University

On this laurel, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University said, “It is a rare honor that Chitkara University is being recognized as a research and innovation centric organization. A significant share of this achievement goes to our research team and staff to have let our students embark on research from day one with access to future focussed world-class facilities in the campus allowing creative design solutions to be developed almost seamlessly from imagination to concept and reality in a single journey.”

Chitkara University has dedicated office of patent facilitation licensing and consultancy that provides a complete handholding to its students, staff and faculty members from ideation to patenting. The students and faculty members are actively involved in various research projects at national and international level. University provides full support regarding applying for funded projects, collaboration, and project completion. These efforts have started to pay rich dividends in filing 46 patents in a short time. The patents filed can be viewed at http://www.chitkara.edu.in/curin/patents/

Chitkara University has been striving hard to collaborate with international Universities & research centers across the world so as to expose its students & faculty to the best of international research & innovation practices.
About Chitkara University:

In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometers from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”.

Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Chitkara University has been founded by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara who have been passionate teachers for more than 40 years now.

Chitkara Education brings with it a reputation that has been earned through years of serving the career – needs of the student community. It is a reputation for excellence and innovation among coveted employers for preparing graduates who have the knowledge and skills they need for success in their workplace.

Our graduates go on to great careers, we’re hands -on and responsive in our teaching. Students from around the county are attracted to Chitkara University because of our commitment to teaching excellence, because we conduct research that makes a difference, because of our industry partnerships and because of our tailored courses. This difference has been acknowledged by students, parent, alumni, government, and industry since the inception of the university.

Within a decade, most of our academic programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country which speaks volumes about our string academic heritage, highly committed faculty, extensive industry collaborations, great international connections, and state of the art campus facilities.

For more information, please visit http://www.chitkara.edu.in/

Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge successfully completes the Business English Certification Pilot in 5 districts of Telangana

Today was a momentous day for 13 faculty members from Telangana who were recognized by the British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Andrew McAllister and Chief Executive Officer TASK, Mr. Sujiv Nair at the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) office.

In April 2016, TASK and Cambridge English had signed an MOU to pilot Business English Certification for students in Telangana. Subsequently 57-Faculty teaching English in Engineering Colleges went through a TSP (Teacher Support Program) by Cambridge English.  These faculty in-turn took the responsibility of skilling students in their colleges and preparing them for the BEC Certification.

239 students got skilled over a period of 3 months and then took the BEC certification and 86% of them cleared the certification exam at various levels.

British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Andrew McAllister and CEO of TASK, Mr. Sujiv Nair

Speaking on the occasion British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Andrew McAllister said “Honourable Prime Minister Modi’s Digital India and Make in India initiatives depend on the ability of young people to contribute to the workforce. Employers in both public and private sectors are seeking people with communication skills and this is often the key differentiator amongst candidates with the same skill set. I believe TASK is absolutely right to tackle this challenge head on.  Partnering with the UK and its world class providers like Cambridge English is a great first step and a powerful statement of intent.”

CEO- TASK, Mr. Sujiv Nair thanked the faculty for their initiative to train the students in their colleges and indicated that there were several students from Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar, Rangaredddy and Hyderabad who cleared the certification, which is a reinforcement of the saying that “practice makes a man perfect”. Going forward there are plans to expand this program across more districts in Telangana. He urged the faculty members to continue their efforts in training students thereby increasing their confidence and morale.

About Cambridge English: Cambridge English is the world’s leading authority on English language testing for all learners of English and qualifications for English language teachers. Cambridge English tests are globally recognized as high quality assessments, which have a positive impact on the learning of English. For more details, visit http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/in.

About TASK: Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) was established by the Government of Telangana for skilling youth and enhance synergy among institutions of Government, Industry & Academia. For more information, visit www.task.telangana.gov.in.

TASK: Nurturing the Local Skills Supply to Meet the Global Skill Demand Standards through International Collaborations

TASK is a Telangana State Government Initiative to enhance Employability Quotient of Youth

WASHINGTON, LONDON, HYDERABAD, USA, EUROPE, INDIA, May 1, 2017 — Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) was established by the Department of ITE&C, Government of Telangana (a new state in India) to enhance collaboration between Government, Academia, and Industry to enhance employability quotient of youth in the state.

TASK today announced that it had completed a milestone of improving the skill sets of 1 lakh youth of Telangana from its inception to meet the standards of international skill demand through its international collaborations with reputed IT/ITES skill training and certification institutions like Oracle, SAP, IBM, Cisco, Samsung, Salesforce, Autodesk, Hitachi Solutions, and Pratt & Whitney.

TASK journey started three years ago in small steps, and today it works with 500+ colleges, 1 lakh skilled students and over 2000 trained faculty across all international collaborations.

TASK is the first government organization which functions like a full-fledged corporate. In the early days of TASK, a lot of effort went in understanding the needs of students, colleges, and corporates to create the value proposition of TASK which was mainly to enhance skills with the objective of improving employability quotient of students by bringing in programs in three areas of Personal Skills, Organizational Skills & Technology Skills.

Skilling Initiatives of TASK are designed to provide value addition to all of its stakeholders – Government, Students, Colleges, Corporates, and Partners.

Professors of Practice, Finishing School, Entrepreneurship Development Program and Technical Skilling through collaborations, Faculty Development Programs and Skilling Collaborations are some of the Unique Skilling Initiatives adding tremendous value to all stakeholders.

Sujiv Nair, CEO of TASK

Speaking on the milestone, Sujiv Nair, CEO of TASK said, “Success in this arena lies in identifying the appropriate skill demand and then providing the right skill supply rather than running generic mass volumes training programs. TASK has a pretty unique methodology in the identification of the unprecedented demand for a particular skillset and then planning the training programs to meet that skillset. A classic example for this is that Telangana was proactive to identify the need for training on TIZEN operating system and signed up with Samsung Digital Academy to get the right skill supply created.”

Mr.Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Samsung – South West Asia said “Telangana is taking positive strides in multiple domains. It became the first state to sign-up for Samsung Digital Academy. Under this initiative, TIZEN, the Operating System for IoT and convergence, gets taught by Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge (TASK) to the budding engineers of the state. In a short span, more than 500 youngsters have learned App development on TIZEN. Great leadership makes great nations.”

“International School of Business (ISB) joined hands with TASK to pilot the Technology Entrepreneurship program in the state of Telangana. Through this initiative, we aimed to embed the Technology Entrepreneurship education across all disciplines of engineering to create a successful technology entrepreneurial graduate. The TASK team worked with us in complete partnership from the word GO, and the ISB management acknowledges the impressive effort of the TEP team at TASK”, said Aruna Reddy, Head of Entrepreneurship at ISB.

C. Divya, an engineering student, who aspires to be an entrepreneur said, “I am B-tech final year student registered through TASK. I am happy to inform you that I have been selected for RTBI-IBM’s Hackathon day event which is an ‘Innovation Drive for Impact’ I attended a pre-hackathon workshop conducted by them and I am going to attend on hackathon to demonstrate my idea. Thank you so much for TASK for providing us such an excellent opportunity.”

Working this way has won TASK recognition from Public Relations Council of India for our outstanding contributions to Profession, Industry, and Society and Skoch Platinum Award in 2016 for revamping skilling initiatives for youth in Telangana in the IT/ITES sector.”

Inspired by the success story in IT/ITES sector, TASK is all set to replicate this success to other industry verticals in the coming 2 to 3 years and will look to collaborate with leading global organizations in that space to create a right skill pool to meet the global demand in those sectors. TASK is all poised for the horizontal growth and continue to revamp skilling initiatives for the youth of Telangana.