Chitkara University Conferred Mr. Kailash Katkar, an IT Security visionary with an honorary doctorate at 12th Convocation Ceremony on 29th July 2017.

Chandigarh, July 31, 2017 – Chitkara University today announced that it had bestowed Mr. Kailash Karkar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Quick Heal with honorary doctorate in literature degree at the 12th Convocation held at Chitkara University Punjab Campus. Chitkara University conferred the honorary doctorate in recognition to Mr. Karkat achievements in the IT Security Space.

Mr. Kailash Katkar was born on 1st November 1966 in a small village in Maharashtra. He grew up in Pune and from a very young age, chose to break the norms of attending rigorous classroom sessions and decided to divert his inquisitiveness and hard work to create his own business. This little spur of thought guided by sheer grit and gumption drove him to set up his own business – from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to a Security Solutions empire spread across 80 countries worldwide.

Over 1200 students, both graduates and post-graduates, who have completed their degrees from various streams, were awarded the same in the 12th Convocation of Chitkara University, Punjab campus, at a glittering function in the university auditorium on the campus. The convocation ceremony was divided into three parts so that the degrees could be handed over to the students individually in the presence of the Chancellor of the university, Dr Ashok Chitkara, by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, and the guest of the day.


The dignitaries advised the students who were now ready to take on the real world to be successful in their professional life which is going to begin after the university days and said that values, peace in personal life and commitment are the core and in the competitive environment their basics will play crucial role.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, who read out her annual report, spelt out the progress made by the University in the year gone by and how it has grown over the year gone by.

Rajdeep Singh was awarded gold medal for topping the electronics and computer engineering course while Payal Tanwar topped the master’s course in the same. Harji Harpreet Kaur topped the masters of computer application examination.

Taranpreet Kaur was awarded the gold medal for topping the graduate level course in pharmacy. In the bachelors of media course Sanya Jain was awarded the gold medal while at the master’s level in media Abhilasha Kapoor finished on top.

Shubham Sharma was given the gold medal for topping in the mechanical engineering examination. Abha finished on top in the bachelor level architecture course.

Raghav Aggarwal, Shivangi Monga, Tanvi Goel, Ishan Mittal, Natasha Pundir, Jaswinder Kaur and Vivek Kaushil topped the various MBA courses of the university in 2017.

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.

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Infotree Launches Crowd Testing Platform ClicSource to Provide Testing Services Starting at 300$

Infotree Solutions, an eminent name in the U.K with over a decade existence offering cutting-edge IT solutions and services, today announced the launch of its crowd testing platform – ClicSource. This platform enables Innovators, Startups to deliver thoroughly tested applications, by purchasing testing packages online starting at 300$.

ClicSource is a cloud testing platform based on Crowdsourcing to increase Business Productivity. The best advantage of Crowdsourcing is that the work is done by a large crowd which enhances the chances of getting the work done more quickly and efficiently. ClicSource is a best-fit software testing solution for client companies since it enables client companies to get their applications tested by a large pool of experienced and talented Testing professionals without worrying much about the huge investments in testing environment and resources.

Speaking on the Occasion, Venkatesh Akula, CEO at Infotree said, “We are excited to have launched the ClicSource platform that enables organizations building apps and websites quickly and test them cost-effectively. We are bringing Automation Testing into crowdsourced testing and this is what gives the edge to be on the curve compared to other competitors. Speed and Quality are the benefits of Test Automation and we are blending it with the benefits of Crowd Testing; thus our client can avail both benefits at one stop. With ClicSource startups, who cannot afford Test Automation Engineers can leverage the crowd to create and review automation test scripts, and for execution – we are supporting them with our test execution platform. At ClicSource, we are building a vetted community which means a verified pool of crowd testers from across the globe with a reliable skill set matrix on different types of testing and diverse testing tools. We provide them the private cloud based infrastructure with right test environment and tools for them to focus on testing.”

Addressing on the launch, Pavan Kumar, Vice President – Technology said, “With the rapid increase in the launch of a wide range of software applications, quality attributes like functionality, performance, and security for the applications have become extremely important and organizations are competing with one another in providing products and services with these qualities. ClicSource is a one-stop-Crowdsource testing solution which gives organizations tremendous scope for improving their most valuable software product/application within an incredibly short time-span. ClicSource is affordable crowd source platform designed to help especially the startup’s and SME companies.”

We welcome crowd testers with experience in open source testing technologies to be part of our global testers’ pool by applying at Enterprises, Startups & Innovators looking to test their web apps or mobile apps with experts in few hours in real time can approach us at For more information on ClicSource, please visit

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ClicTest now offers off-the-shelf products to complement every client-specific need

ClicTest, a loosely coupled comprehensive software testing solution is now offering its existing components for Functional Testing, Automation Testing, Performance Testing, Compatibility Testing, Test Management and Defect Tracking for web applications.

ClicTest suite offers the following as its off-the-shelf products:

  • ClicAutomate – Platform Agnostic, Script-less Test Automation Tool helps in creating automation test cases without writing a single line of code.
  • ClicLoad – On-Demand, Continuous Performance Testing Enabler to identify performance bottlenecks at the earliest and make load testing faster and more comprehensive
  • ClicAPI – An API Testing Tool to identify issues at a rapid pace and bring unprecedented functional capabilities to your application.
  • ClicManage – Intuitive Tool for Release and Test Management, helps in centralizing, organizing and planning testing activities across multiple projects.
  • ClicBug – Insightful Defect Tracking Tool to bring more than a mere bug tracking to your QA with powerful insights.
  • ClicBrowse – Robust Tool for Cross Browser Compatibility, to render website across browsers and browser versions on different platforms with results auto-compare.

ClicTest has taken shape as an answer to the problem of scattered testing tasks.

Having an understanding of the necessity of a solution where all types of testing needs are addressed, ClicTest evolved. ClicTest is more flexible in addressing clients’ specific needs and to achieve faster time to market. By taking the advantage of loosely coupled architecture, it empowers to deliver complete end-to-end suite as “ClicTest” or independent components like “ClicAutomate” for automation testing or “ClicLoad” for performance testing or any other aforementioned products. ClicTest also gives the flexibility to combine any choice of off-the-shelf products as a single solution.

ClicTest products inherit the same delivery model “SaaS” from ClicTest and ask for no installation.

Pavan Kumar, Vice President Technology and Innovation, who is also the mastermind behind ClicTest said, “Adding comprehensiveness to an organization’s software testing process was the ultimate goal of ClicTest along with the required flexibility”. So far ClicTest has succeeded in catering the capabilities which an organization needs to address all of their software testing needs from manual testing to Next-Generation Automation Testing. Now, with this move, ClicTest will become handier for Startups, SMEs and Enterprises in surpassing the challenges associated with quality, reliability and performance of their applications and software products.”

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SAEINDIA announces Mahindra presents BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 Virtual Round to be held at Chitkara University, Punjab

Chandigarh, July 13, 2017: SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers, today announced the commencement of the 11th edition of the much-awaited BAJA series. Mahindra & Mahindra is the title sponsor and the event is known as Mahindra presents BAJA SAEINDIA 2018.

The redesigned Virtual round of BAJA SAEINDIA will be held on 14th & 15th July, 2017 at Chitkara University, Punjab. The teams have already started feeling the heat of this upcoming Mega Event which is due to be held in Chandigarh. With around 388 teams from various engineering colleges of India, 5 students from each team totalling over 2000 students, the battlefield is set and ready for these students to battle out their ideas.

In these two days event, the registered teams will be scrutinized for their knowledge and capability to participate successfully in the main event. Like last year, all the teams at the Virtual BAJA 2017 must make a presentation on their design, followed by a VIVA or Extempore, which will carry equal weightage in their final selection. The evaluation process will test every participant’s knowledge on Rulebook and General Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Based on the performance in Virtual BAJA, the teams would be selected for participation in the main event to be held IIT Ropar, Punjab or NATRiP, Pithampur near Indore.

BAJA SAE Series® is an event for the undergraduate engineering students, organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers, USA. The event spread like a wildfire since its inception in the year 1976 and broaden its horizon in the countries like USA, Mexico, South Africa, Korea, Brazil & India.

In India, the BAJA SAEINDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) began its journey in the year 2007 and was launched under the leadership of Dr. Pawan Goenka (during his tenure as SAEINDIA President) and the convenorship of Dr. K.C. Vora. As SAEINDIA ventured on to the unchartered territory of holding a mega-event of this scale, NATRiP came forward to lend a helping hand through an earmarked zone at its upcoming proving grounds- NATRAX, situated at Pithampur, Indore. Similarly, IIT Ropar came forward to lend a helping hand at it Roopnagar location from 2018.

BAJA SAEINDIA tasks the students to conceptualize design, build, test & validate a single-seater four wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to take part in series of events spread across a course of 3 days. The finale will be held at the NATRIP facility at Pithampur near Indore, from 24th to 28th Jan, 2018 followed by HR meet on 29th & 30th Jan, 2018 and IIT Ropar from 8th to 11th March, 2018 followed by the HR Meet on 12th March, 2018.

A remarkable feature unique to BAJA SAEINDIA is the adoption of a new theme every year. This year the theme for BAJA 2018 is ‘Ground To Glory’. The passion, hard work and perseverance of the budding engineers, who start their journey from scratch and traverse throughout the year to come up with their dreams converted into reality, the fervour to take up challenges and ability to maximize efforts is rightly justified by this theme. It shall drive the standards and boundaries of our capabilities to new scales and prove BAJA to be a ground of glory for all the people associated to the event in the form of learnings they take away from the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Mahindra is delighted to be associated with BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 as the title sponsor. With BAJA, we are taking forward the philosophy of Mahindra Rise to the next level. Year on year there has been an increase in participation from colleges and this is testimony to BAJA SAEINDIA’s growing popularity and its national significance. I am glad that BAJA SAEINDIA has been a forum that gives young engineering talent the platform to turn those dreams into a reality.”

Speaking at the conference, Mr. Shoaib Sadiq, Convener Virtual BAJA 2017 & HR Lead SAE BAJA 2018 said, “This event has been built through shared passion and ardor among students all over the country, who have the zeal and the intent to venture further. Students undergo a leap’s bound in terms of technical knowledge along with an experience, which leads to the addition of an astonishing dimension to their overall persona. These individuals are surely propelling the Indian Auto Industry to new heights”.

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor Chitkara University said, “I am delighted to see that over the years, BAJA has grown in popularity and has become a bigger event nationally signifying its increasing popularity. I have seen the enthusiasm of students who have been participating in this competition. I must say it is an apt platform for the young engineering talent to showcase their skills and acquire a real-life experience. We are glad to extend our support and look forward to contribute more to this competition”.


BAJA SAEINDIA is an educational pursuit for the engineering college students, an out-of-classroom-education system, where engineering students from all over India can participate as a team, giving them pragmatic exposure to real world challenges as faced in the industry. Originally started in the USA by the SAE International as Mini BAJA SAE, today it is being organized in several countries. In India, it is being organized as BAJA SAEINDIA. An international student level competition in which teams from universities all over the country, design, analyse, fabricate and validate an all-terrain vehicle which is evaluated during a series of Static, Dynamic and Durability events like design, cost evaluation, sales presentation, acceleration, manoeuvrability, hill climb and endurance.

The first edition saw the participation of 27 teams while for the decade edition there are 413 teams that have registered to be among the 150+ teams that will battle it out on NATRiP’s proving ground for BAJA SAEINDIA. Such a phenomenal growth has been achieved without any marketing or promotional expenditure.

Over the years, BAJA has grown in popularity and has become a bigger event nationally signifying its increasing popularity. It serves as a platform for young engineering talent to showcase their skills and acquire a real-life experience while overcoming obstacles and challenges – something that is critical for their long term success. These engineers showcase their passion for automobiles by conceiving, designing and fabricating a 4-wheeled single-seater All-Terrain Vehicle.


BAJA thrives on the students’ love for their subjects and their thirst to learn hands-on. The passion recirculates back into BAJA by having the alumni members, organizing and coordinating the event throughout the year, which is the primary reason why BAJA SAEINDIA is a grand success and why it gets better every year. BAJA is a platform of the enthusiasts, by the enthusiasts and for the enthusiasts.


About eBAJA


eBAJA is an event initiated by the Steering Committee & Organising Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA which engages more than 1000 engineering students every year. To leverage the onset of electric mobility in India we had started this event under the convenorship of Mr. Subodh Morye in 2015. This is a platform where engineering students get an opportunity to build an electric vehicle on the same dynamics of BAJA rulebook and experience the wonder that this vehicle does with electric power. During a session with, His Excellency Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, he suggested utilizing this platform for national prosperity. Overwhelmed by his thoughts, the organizing committee decided to include a new sub event to its 8th season – named eBAJA. The conventional BAJA is all about petrol driven ATVs, while the eBAJA vehicles runs on electric motor powered by rechargeable Lithium ion battery pack.



eBAJA is the concept of electric driven BAJA ATVs to lay emphasis on “Electrical Mobility” which will play a significant role in the growth of the nation. This year we have 48 teams individually registered for eBAJA.


About Sponsors


Mahindra is playing a prominent role in slating the event since its inception under the able leadership of Dr. Pawan Goenka as the Chairman of the Steering committee of BAJA SAEINDIA. Since last 5 years Mahindra is the title sponsor and proudly continue to remain the same this year too, and others like ARAI, Altair, Anand Automotives, Ansys, ASDC, AVL, Bharat Petroleum, BKT, Bosch , Briggs & Stratton, Chitkara University, Continental, Cummins, Delphi, Eleation, Endurance, GM, IAC, iCAT, ITW Chemin, John Deere, Lear, L&T, Math Works, Medanta Hospital, Mentor Graphics, M P Consulting, NATRiP, OYO Rooms, Padmini Engineering, Polaris, Priya Events, PTC, Radisson Hotels, Varroc, Volvo, Wurth and Xitadel are also proudly continuing their support towards the event.