28 Oct : Sarangpur, Chandigarh, Monday October 26, 2009- His Excellency Gen. (Retd.) S.F Rodrigues, PVSM, VSM, Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator UT, was the Chief Guest at the Bhumi-Pujan and laid the foundation stone for the project. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony were the Finance Secretary Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Home Secretary Mr. Ram Nivas the deputy Commissioner Mr. Brijendra Singh and Mr. M. P . Singh Secretary to Governor. The hon’ble governor in his address to the audience said that today there can be few more exciting, challenging and varied career – offering opportunities for fast promotion – than those offered by the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.
Chitkara Education Trust was founded by Dr.Ashok Chitkara and Dr.Madhu Chitkara in 1998 and since then has become one of the leading Education providers in North India with more than 22 full time degrees programs and 7000 full time students.Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology in Punjab has been successfully ranked in the top 50 of the country and has achieved 100 placement record since inception.
Chitkara University in Himachal Pradesh is setting new benchmarks in the field of Engineering and Management Education and is poised to become one of the leading private universities in the country. Chitkara school of Hospitality in Punjab is one of the few private schools in the country accredited by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT).Chandigarh is the gateway to North India and is rapidly becoming the destination for both domestic and foreign tourist and coming year would see huge investments in the fields of
Hospitality and Tourism.Chitkara intends to open a world class Hospitality and Tourism Education Centre in Chandigarh that will address the needs of the growing needs for Hospitality and Tourism in India .
Chitkara plans to offer students a unique array of leading-edge, high-demand degrees, diplomas and certificate programs in Hospitality and Tourism which would include
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Bachelor in Applied Sciences
Certificate Program in Culinary Tourism
Certificate Program in Food Concept Management
Advanced Beverage and Wines Graduate Certificate
Medical Tourism Graduate Certificate
Special Events for Destination Tourism Diploma
MBA (Healthcare Management)
MBA (Hospitality Management)
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Ashok Chitkara ,President, Chitkara Educational Trust reiterated his passion to position Chandigarh as the next Education City of the country.
The institute would have excellent infrastructure, state-of-art technology and fully equipped labs.
Chitkara academic programs enjoy a great reputation in the industry and to maintain our leadership position, our focus is on inducting best faculty from across the industry and abroad. Our faculty is known for its strong academic orientation contributing to the creating knowledge in a dynamic, ever changing environment. Faculty brings their broad based experience into the classroom to enrich the teaching experience and to ensure that coursework reflects current industry practices.
Chitkara has strong links with companies and organizations to ensure that each and every student gets the absolute best job placement.
Chitkara has been inviting faculty from accredited universities and institutes from across the world and they would definitely be part of the learning experience. International faculty helps students to understand diverse business environments and regulations.
Chitkara has signed exchange arrangements with top universities and institutions across the world such as Purdue University, University of Massachusetts (Umass) USA and George Brown College Canada.