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.
Careers360 shortlists over 5000 colleges across domains each year. Out of these colleges, only those colleges are rated/ranked which provide transparent data requested by Careers360. The cumulative scores of colleges are then calculated and they are divided into clusters as per their scores. Careers360 ranks private and government colleges separately as the support system of both types of Institutions is completely different.
Based on the individual scores secured by colleges in cumulative score that they have received.
The colleges are ranked as per the cumulative score that they have received. The college that has got the maximum cumulative score will be ranked first while the college that has got least cumulative score will be ranked last.
Institutions that are promoted by the central/state or provincial Government or Government aided agencies.
Institutes that are promoted by private trusts/Socities/sector 8 companies that are not for profits.
Accreditation is a process by which the quality of all the programme is examined and certified normally by an external body of academics in a college. It validates and certifies the academic processes practised within an institute are robust and relevant.
Accreditation of this College:
In India, a degree can only be delivered by an approved institution and awarded by an institution authorised to do so by an act of parliament or legislature. Approval of institutions can be in the form of affiliation, autonomy, constituent or even approved institution status accorded by a university.
The Question containing Inaapropriate or Abusive Words
Question lacks the basic details making it difficult to answer
Topic Tagged to the Question are not relevant to Question
Question drives traffic to external sites for promotional or commercial purposes
The Question is not relevant to User
Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile