Ashoka University, Sonepat

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  • Estd. Year: 2014
  • Campus Size: 25 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 91
  • Total Students Enrollment: 1664

About College

The Ashoka University was started with the aim to foster an environment of liberal education. There is a heavy focus on the liberal arts and to mould individuals with an all-round intellectual development. This university is built on a luxurious campus within the Rajiv Gandhi Educational City (RGEC) in Sonipat, just north of Haryana. Plans to link this Sonipat with North Delhi’s metro will further ease connectivity with this education hub. The strong emphasis placed on foundational knowledge is reflected in the fact that there are 9 Foundation Courses all are expected to take up. Barring the two seminars on Critical Thinking, the rest of the seven papers can be undertaken at any time. Due to the excellent reputation, the university has now carved out for itself, it is attracting some of the finest students and educators from across the country. 

Ashoka University has built strong links with some of the finest universities in the world. Its international partners include UC Berkeley, Duke, Yale, Stanford, King’s College-London, HEC- Paris, Tel Aviv University, Victoria University and Carlton University among others. Visiting faculty from these places frequently make visits to Ashoka. Among the founding members, and present-day trustees, are luminaries who have studied at some of the biggest names in education worldwide. 

There are multiple centres and courses to study at the Ashoka University. The centres of study are in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Well Being, Social Impact & Philanthropy, Writing & Communication, Women’s Leadership, Political Data, Gender & Sexuality and Social & Behaviour Change. There are many more courses on offer as yet at the Undergraduate level than higher. Courses at the UG level may be divided into Pure and Inter-disciplinary Majors. There are also some Minors. Pure Majors may be pursued in the fields of Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology. There are also multiple combinations from this lot that can be pursued for the Interdisciplinary courses. Minors may be opted out of Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Media Studies, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Ashoka also encourages students to engage themselves with co-curricular activities such as with languages, aesthetics, performing or visual arts, social, historical and economic dimensions. At the Masters level, the options narrow down. Here at Ashoka, the PG courses last between 12 and 15 months, and can be pursued in either Economics or Liberal Studies. The shorter time period than conventional is due to the fact that these courses are mainly open to those who have undergone the diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship. 

The Admissions process to a seat at the Ashoka University is spread across three stages. The first stage is about fact-filling and document submission. One can submit scores of internationally recognized exams such as SAT or ACT. This provides strong encouragement to NRIs and foreigners as well to apply. Next up, there is the interview stage. The university also conducts what is called the Ashoka Aptitude Test. This test gauges, verbal and quantitative knowledge, plus logical reasoning and general knowledge. At the third stage, a student is either offered a seat, put on waiting, or better luck for next time. In case of students requiring financial aid, it is at this stage that details are worked out, only for those genuinely needing any waiver. 

Another really interesting part of the Ashoka University, is the plethora of clubs and societies. These cater to a variety of student interests and societal requirements. There is Neev, which is for community engagement, extremely crucial to hone students with a holistic personality. Then there is Kirdaar, which as the name suggests is Ashoka’s theatre society. There are various clubs within the music society. There are separate societies for Debates, Art Appreciation, Photography, Calligraphy and MUNs (Model United Nations). There are others for dance, quizzing, history & heritage, meditation, poetry, finance & investment, storytelling, art and even one for baking. 

There are residential facilities available for the students. Wardens are present at each building plus there are Resident Assistants (RA) and a student-support wing. All other usual services may be availed. There is ample scope for sports and exercise. There is a football field with floodlights and a cricket pitch in the middle. A running track surrounds it. There are floodlit courts for basketball, volleyball and lawn tennis. A full-fledged gym and table tennis rooms are also there. The library at Ashoka is most well equipped with the best of collection. In addition, there is an immense quantity if digital material available that can be sourced from using the data bases. Several journals- both online as well as online- are already subscribed to. There is a local LMS system as well to help students and the librarians scan through the relevant material. 

Ashoka University has indeed set a new pattern for liberal education in the country, a template which many would seek to follow. Its location is neither in the heart of a big city, nor in some remote part. This helps Ashoka to be in a position to provide the most wholesome of experiences as attested by several students who have studied here so far. 

Ranking / Rating

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21st 202.65 AAAA
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Student Reviews

4.5/5 2 Reviews

The best decision of my life

Posted on 05 Sep' 16 by Sashrika
Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | BA Economics Hons
Ashoka has made me realise how much there is to education other than just mugging up. Ashoka develops you holistically and makes you a better person from within. there are many societies which are active, our canteen is amazing, dorm rooms are the best and the best part about our college is the faculty. there is life beyond the cliched Delhi university and I feel Ashoka can go a long way since it has a wide array of subjects and opportunities for students. it has tie-ups with the one the best universities abroad.
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Where the arts and sciences come together.

Posted on 25 Aug' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | B.Sc Computer Science and Entrepreneurship Hons
At Ashoka I am pursuing a degree in Computer Science . At the same time I'm also taking courses spanning economics, history, literature, film making etc. It's enriching in the sense that my breadth of knowledge has increased and also that I have started realising that these subjects no matter how different ,converge at some point. Here, we design our own course structure, select majors as per choice and are allowed to switch if we want. I think this exploration is very important in the undergraduate years to realise what one wants to do in life. It helps us narrow down better in the years to come. As far as the campus culture is concerned, it is very lively. We have students from all types of backgrounds studying together. It is a huge learning experience in itself. The faculty includes some very renowned Indian scholars as well as exceptional professors from the overseas. The classroom environment is such that I haven't missed a single class even though the attendance requirements aren't very rigid. The sporting facilities include a volleyball court, basketball court, frisbee field, cricket ground, football field, swimming pool, a shooting range, a tennis court and a squash court. There is a 24*7 functional gym also. However there are some significant cons too. The fees at Ashoka is quite high in comparison to other colleges in India. However it is just a fraction of what one pays for studying abroad. A significant number of students get a financial aid depending on their financial conditions. I, myself have been completely exempted from the fee payment. The university is also very new with its first batch graduating only in 2017. So the placement record cannot be commented upon. However, it's PG batch also known as Young India Fellowship has had a terrific placement record. I cannot think of any other cons at this moment. Join Ashoka if you want to discover yourself, understand the world better and become a better human being.
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Does Ashoka University have any post graduate course in Travel & Tourism Management

Aditya kumar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Ashoka University is a private research university with a focuses on liberal arts and is recognized by the University Grants Commission, the Government of India and the Government of Haryana and it offers a large number of courses at graduation, post graduation and phD level but I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but it doesn't offer any post graduate course in travel and tourism, it offers only courses like MA economics and MA Liberal Studies at post graduation level, so you cannot pursue your pg in travel and tourism from this college.  You can get more information about this college and course offered by it by going through our page for which link is provided below :-


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Ashoka University, Plot No. 2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, National Capital Region, P.O. Rai, Sonepat, Haryana - 131029, India
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