Chitkara University, Rajpura – 2021

Chitkara University was established in 2010 in Rajpura near Chandigarh Punjab as a Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology as a private institution affiliated with Punjab Technological University in an area of 50 acres in a pleasing placid atmosphere to be recognized globally as a renewed institution promoting excellent education through interdisciplinary applied research and expanding the knowledge through innovation. However, it became a university in 2010 after being granted university status with the passing of The Chitkara University Act, 2008 in 2009, and it was recognized by the UGC.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where Chitkara University gave its reports.

Courses Offered at Chitkara University Rajpura

Chitkara University offers a modest number of 15 courses in undergraduate programs and 2 courses in PG 3-year programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at Chitkara University Rajpura

Students Intake at Chitkara University
Chitkara University admitted 1470 students in 2021, 1440 students in 2020 and 1200 students in 2019 at UG programs, and 45 students in 2021 and 54 students each in 2020 and 2019 at PG 3 year programs, respectively.
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Chitkara University has 423 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

Chitkara University Rajpura Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
Chitkara University spent Rs. 13.5 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which merely 3.35 spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a modest 18.51% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 4.46% spent on workshops, and the remaining a huge 73.68% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 6.8 crores and it was around Rs. 3.6 crores in 2019. The capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
Chitkara University spent over Rs. 111 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 49.15% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, an equivalent 49.49% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.36% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 68 crores in 2020 and Rs. 49.8 crores in 2019. The operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

Chitkara University Rajpura Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As Chitkara University has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 4 crores through 45 sponsored research projects from 32 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.3 crores and 64 lakhs through 26 and 8 sponsored projects from 23 and 9 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
Chitkara University received Rs. 1.9 crores through 31 consultancy projects from 28 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 65.5 and Rs. 32.1 lakhs through 8 consultancy projects each from 7 and 6 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Chitkara University Rajpura Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At Chitkara University, a massive 1123 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 96.79% of them graduated, of whom 81.25% got placements at top companies and 36 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 89.55% of students graduated, of whom 64.16% got placements, and 23 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 99.79% of students graduated, of whom 68.44% got placements and 184 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG 3-Year Graduations & Placements
At the PG 3-year programs, 56.52% of students graduated, of whom all got placements at top companies and none was selected for higher studies in 2021; all students graduated, of whom all got placements, and the remaining 6 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and all students graduated, of whom 90.90% got placements and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 233 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 22 students graduated in 2021, 7 students graduated in 2020, and 1 student graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.34 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG 3-Year Graduates: Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2021 and Rs. 3 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 2.52 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of Chitkara University are Google, Amazon, Oracle, IBM, Reliance, M&M, Eaton, SML, L&T, Sobha Developers, DLF, 3 C, Virtusa, Dell, Panasonic, etc.

Students Diversity at Chitkara University Rajpura

At Chitkara University, a massive 5245 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 74.87% are boys, 25.13% are girls, 2032 students are from within the state, a considerable number of 3203 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 10 students are from outside the country.

Facilities on Chitkara University Rajpura

Chitkara University has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, an auditorium, shuttle service, a gym, a wi-fi campus, a designing room, banks & ATMs, a boxing arena, three radio studios, A/C classrooms, video editing studio, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at Chitkara University Rajpura

EXPLORE is the annual intra-departmental fest celebrated in March where students from both campuses are participating and events like Voguesta, Fusion Funk, Symphony, Frisk Feet Mr & Ms. Explore while miscellaneous events like Doodle/Cartooning/Sketching, Brush off, Lens It Up, Chakravyuh, Codathon, Codathon, Robo Race, Bollywood Battle, IPL Auction & Sports Quiz, Logo Quiz, Business Quiz, Pitthoo, Spell Bee/Scrabble, Auto & Tech Quiz, Pictionary & JAM and fun events like Minute to Win it, Game of Doubles, Laser Maze, Mystery Room & Bottle Flip Challenge, etc., are organized to enthrall the enthusiastic students, and create a platform for them to showcase their inner talents. Besides these, fashion shows, bands, symphony, and dance shows are also organized to exhilarate the enthusiastic students.

Furthermore, many symposiums, conferences, and workshops are conducted on various topics in naval technologies, besides these, sports, games, management events, and science events are organized to induce the interest of the students in science & technology and engineering.


Chitkara University is near Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, moreover, it is a well-planned city, therefore, it has a good transport system. Chandigarh Junction Railway Station is around 29.4 km away and Chandigarh International Airport is around 26.3 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution, so students from anywhere can commute to it easily.

How to Get Admission at Chitkara University Rajpura

For UG courses at Chitkara University: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent recognized exams with 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics need to take and clear JEE Main for admission to UG courses.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degrees with 50% marks and their performance in the personal interview are considered to admit them to PG courses.

Fee Structure at Chitkara University Rajpura

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 9.2 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at Chitkara University, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.8 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within four years.

Chitkara University Rajpura Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: Chitkara University has a decent faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 53.58%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: Chitkara University has a decent faculty and better infrastructure, however, it lacks in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 13.38%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As Chitkara University has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 52.56%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: Chitkara University has students from every section and every part of India and the world, so it scored 58.11%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: Chitkara University has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 11.02%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Chitkara University Rajpura got 37.5% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 113.

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