Chitkara University today announced that the University had been a proud recipient of “Millennium Alliance (MA) Awards” in two categories of Healthcare and Agriculture. The University has been setting exceptional standards in the field of Research and Innovation, and these awards speak volumes of the research focused innovations on the campus.
Millennium Alliance is an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid population across India and the world. The MA is a network to bring together various actors within India’s social innovation ecosystem including, but not limited to social innovators, philanthropy organizations, social venture capitalists, angel investors, donors, service providers, and corporate foundations, to stimulate and facilitate financial contributions from the private and public sectors and offer a range of support to innovators.
Under FICCI’s leadership and in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Technology Development Board (TDB), and other MA partners, the Alliance will provide innovators with services such as seed funding, grants, incubation and accelerator services, networking opportunities, business support services, knowledge exchange, and technical assistance, and will facilitate access to equity, debt, and other capital. Through the Millennium Alliance, USAID, FICCI, TDB, and other partners, will help realize India’s role as a global innovation laboratory.
On this Occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara said, “It is an exceptionally proud moment for our organization to mark success in a big event like Millennium Alliance. The innovations PICU (Portable Intensive Care Unit) by Dr. Surya Narayan Panda, Director Research and E-DeWeeder by Dr. Nitin Saluja, Assistant Director Research, are national level innovations now emerging fast as a solution to severe social problems. The event Millennium Alliance helps social innovations to grow beyond the commercialization stage with seed funds and business development assistance in four different sectors. In round IV, total 24 projects are funded among more than 1000 applications. These awards vouch for the research and innovation focus we have on the campus at Chitkara University.”
The award ceremony was organized by FICCI, the coordinating agency of the alliance on 20th July 2017. The awards were distributed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India. The innovations are now being created for the market with funding of INR 20 Lakhs for innovation lead by Dr. Surya Narayan Panda and 30 Lakhs for innovation lead by Dr. Nitin Saluja.
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.