Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University (CU) is a private university located in Mohali, Punjab, India.The university was established on 10 July 2012 by an act of Punjab State Legislature.[2][3] It is recognized by University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.[4] Chandigarh University has been accredited 'A+' by NAAC in 2019.

Chandigarh University
Chandigarh University Seal.png
Logo of the university
MottoDiscover. Learn . Empower.
TypePrivate
Established2012
ChancellorSatnam Singh Sandhu[citation needed]
Vice-ChancellorProf. (Dr) Anand Agrawal[1]
Address
NH05, Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway
,
Gharuan, Mohali
, ,
31°45′10.35″N 74°35′48.71″E / 31.7528750°N 74.5968639°E / 31.7528750; 74.5968639Coordinates: 31°45′10.35″N 74°35′48.71″E / 31.7528750°N 74.5968639°E / 31.7528750; 74.5968639
CampusRural, 250 acres (100 ha)
Colors     
NicknameCUians
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, IET[disambiguation needed]
Websitewww.cuchd.in

AcademicsEdit

Chandigarh University offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees in various disciplines including engineering, management, computing, cognitive sciences, education, animation and multimedia, tourism, pharma sciences, biotechnology, architecture, commerce, legal studies, agricultural science, media studies, liberal arts and basic sciences.[5]

The university offers more than 200 programmes[6]

RankingsEdit

College rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2021)[7]271-280
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2022)[8]48
NIRF (Universities) (2022)[9]29
Engineering – India
NIRF (2022)[10]45
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2022)[11]40
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2022)[12]37
Architecture – India
NIRF (2022)[13]19

The National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked Chandigarh University 48 in the overall rankings,[14] 29 in the universities rankings,[15] 45 in the engineering category,[16] 40 in the management category,[17] 37 in the pharmacy category,[18] and 19 in the architecture category,[19] as per the rankings released in July 2022.

The university has been ranked #271-280 under QS Asia Rankings and rated Diamond by QS IGAUGE.[20][relevant?]

RecognitionsEdit

Chandigarh University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[21] There are also courses which are also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE),[22] National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT),[23] Bar Council of India (BCI),[24] Pharmacy Council of India (PCI),[25] Council of Architecture (COA),[26] National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE),[27] member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU),[28] member of Computer Society of India (CSI),[29] member of International Association of Universities (IAU),[30] member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU),[31] member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)[32] and member of American Chemical Society (ACS).[33]

AccreditationEdit

MembershipsEdit

InstitutesEdit

 
Chandigarh University Administrative Block
 
Chandigarh University Academic Block 1

Chandigarh University includes the institutes of Engineering, Business, Computing, Pharma Sciences, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Nursing, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Applied Health Sciences, among others. [36]

ControversyEdit

On 17 September 2022, at least 6 girls residing in Chandigarh University hostel complained to the hostel warden about a girl who was secretly recording their videos.[37] Later that day, a video erupted on the social media, where the warden of the said hostel in Chandigarh University was reprimanding the accused girl for recording bathing videos of her hostel-mates.[38][39] As this went viral, demands for legal action into the matter were being made.[40] On 18 September 2022, Punjab Police arrested the female student at Chandigarh University for allegedly recording objectionable videos of hostel inmates and sending them to her boyfriend in Shimla who leaked it on the internet.[41] The action was taken after hostel inmates claimed their videos have gone viral on the internet.

The university promptly issued a statement saying that there was only one 'leaked' clip and that it was a personal video that the accused sent to her boyfriend in Shimla. However, students at the university protested alleging that the university is covering-up the facts and suppressing the case.[42][43]

A massive protest erupted on the university campus over the leaked clips. The protesting students alleged that the girl used her mobile to make videos of students taking a bath.[44] Following massive protests, the university administration declared holidays till 24 September 2022.[45]

The police denied any incident of death, injury or attempt to suicide in the aftermath of the video leak. “It's a matter of a video being shot by a girl student & circulated. FIR has been registered in the matter and the accused student has been arrested. No death reported related to this incident. As per medical records, no attempt (to commit suicide) reported”, Mohali SSP Vivek Soni said.[46]

ReferencesEdit

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  13. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Architecture)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
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  22. ^ "Extension of approval for the academic year 2017-2018". All India Council for Technical Education. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  23. ^ "National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology approval". National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Extension of provisional temporary approval of affiliation for the academic year 2017-2018". Bar Council of India. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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  28. ^ "MEMBERS | AIU". www.aiu.ac.in. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  29. ^ "CSI INDIA". www.csi-india.org. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  30. ^ "List of IAU Members - IAU". www.iau-aiu.net. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
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  34. ^ "NAAC Results of 4th October" (PDF).
  35. ^ "List of IAU members". www.iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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  39. ^ "VIDEO: बेशर्म...किसने बोला तुझे वीडियो बनाने के लिए, कितना घिनौना काम कर रही है तू? आरोपी लड़की को वार्डेन ने फटकारा". Zee News (in Hindi). Retrieved 18 September 2022.
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