Overview Ashoka University

Founded in 2014, Ashoka University has quickly risen to prominence as a highly esteemed institution of higher education in India. Its core focus centers on the fields of Liberal Arts and Humanities, offering a comprehensive range of academic programs that span across undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The university prides itself on hosting an impressive array of 20 academic departments, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines, including Science, Commerce, and Humanities. This commitment to multidisciplinarity underscores Ashoka University's dedication to providing a well-rounded and holistic education.

Ashoka University Sonipat has earned recognition and accreditation from the University Grants Commission (UGC), a testament to its unwavering commitment to academic quality and rigor. Notably, the university has also achieved global recognition, securing an impressive ranking of 64 in the prestigious QS World University Ranking for the year 2023, within the 'Asian University' category.

Nestled within the serene and picturesque confines of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Haryana, Ashoka University's sprawling main campus extends over an impressive 25 acres of lush greenery. This lush and vibrant setting provides an ideal backdrop for intellectual exploration, academic pursuits, and a vibrant campus life.

In summary, Ashoka University stands as a shining exemplar of educational excellence in India. With its diverse academic offerings and commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, it provides students with a dynamic and enriching educational experience that is deeply rooted in the multifaceted landscape of India's academia.
 

ASHOKA UNIVERSITY HIGHLIGHTS

Year of establishment 2014
Affiliated by UGC
Accredited by UGC
Campus Area 25 acre
Type Of Institution Private
Top Courses BSc,MSc,Ph.D.,PG Diploma
Mode of Application Online and Offline
Facilities Catering and Hospitality, Transport, Spaces and Classrooms
Placement companies  -

Ashoka University stands as a premier private educational institution situated in Sonipat, India. In the Asian University Rankings for 2023, it holds the impressive rank of #291-300.

Somak Raychaudhury Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University 
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
 

  • B.A./B.Sc. Honours with Research
  • B.A./B.Sc. Honours
  • Diploma
  • Certificate
  •  MA programme
  • Phd programme
     

Stage 1: Application
Requirements: Academic scores, SAT/ACT scores, Personal Essays, Letter of Recommendation, Non-academic Engagement

Detailed instructions to register and start your application are listed below.
Stage 2: Assessments
Requirements: Ashoka Aptitude Assessment (Mandatory); On-the-Spot Essay (Mandatory)

Once an application form has been submitted within the deadline of a particular round, the applicant will be required to mandatorily participate in the Assessments on the date(s) mentioned in the Admissions Calendar. The Assessments consist of the following

On-the-Spot Essay; Mandatory (30 minutes)
The on-the-spot essay evaluates the following parameters: engagement with the prompt, critical thinking, clarity of thought, and creativity. The candidate will be given two topics to choose from at the time of writing the essay. The candidate cannot use any external resources to help them write the essay. The essay has no word limit and can be attempted with minimal preparation. Please click here to download sample essays and prompts for the On-the-Spot Essay.

Ashoka Aptitude Assessment; Mandatory (90 minutes)
The Ashoka Aptitude Assessment has been developed for Ashoka University’s admissions purposes by Cambridge and is based on the Thinking Skills Assessment to evaluate the thinking skills of the applicant. It consists of questions on problem-solving skills (includes numerical and spatial reasoning) and critical thinking skills (includes understanding arguments and reasoning using everyday language). It has a total of 40 Multiple Choice Questions (20 problem-solving questions and 20 critical thinking questions) and is designed to be taken with minimal preparation. A sample paper of the Ashoka Aptitude Test will be attached shortly.

Students are shortlisted once the Office of Admissions conducts an in-depth review of each application form and assessment.

Stage 3: Shortlist for Interview
Each Application Form is read in detail and evaluated along with the Assessments in a holistic manner by the Admissions Committee, which shortlists candidates for an online interview with an interview panel.

The Ashoka Interview is a mandatory stage and seeks to understand and get to know the candidate, their background and story. It also evaluates various parameters of the application form submitted by the candidate to gauge the candidate’s suitability to Ashoka University’s academic and residential life programme. The candidate will be interviewed by a panel. The time taken for the interview might vary depending on the interaction

Stage 4: Decisions and Financial Aid
All final decisions are declared by the Admissions Committee. Once a student receives a firm offer of admission, the financial aid form is enabled for them. The financial aid process is separate from the admission process and in no way impacts a student’s admission at Ashoka.
 

Ashoka University offers a Merit-cum-Means Scholarship program designed to support outstanding undergraduate students who plan to major in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, or Computer Science at Ashoka.

This program will grant a total of 25 scholarships, in addition to the existing need-based financial aid accessible to all students. Among these scholarships, 5 students will be fortunate enough to receive a full 100% waiver covering both tuition and residence expenses. The remaining 20 awardees will enjoy a 100% tuition fee waiver.
Ashoka University university Placements- 
"The Career Development Office offers a wide range of dynamic and diverse career opportunities to both students and alumni. Our dedicated team facilitates on-campus placements and internship opportunities, all while helping students hone their professional skills. A highlight of our services is the Career Preparatory Program, our flagship event designed to enhance student profiles in preparation for upcoming job placements. We take pride in offering personalized support to each student, guiding them through every stage of their journey towards building a successful and fulfilling career."
 

"The Career Development Office offers a wide range of dynamic and diverse career opportunities to both students and alumni. Our dedicated team facilitates on-campus placements and internship opportunities, all while helping students hone their professional skills. A highlight of our services is the Career Preparatory Program, our flagship event designed to enhance student profiles in preparation for upcoming job placements. We take pride in offering personalized support to each student, guiding them through every stage of their journey towards building a successful and fulfilling career."

Facility Location Operating Hours
Catering and Hospitality Facilities Various locations Varies per facility
Food Outlets and Timings Multiple outlets on campus Timings vary; refer to specific outlets
Transport Campus-wide Operational during campus hours
Medical Services & Guidelines On-campus medical center Follow medical center guidelines
Dr. Reddy's Auditorium Campus auditorium Refer to event schedule for timings
Spaces and Classrooms Various locations Refer to room bookings or class schedules
Other Facilities    
Unisex Salon Ground Floor, Sports Complex Operational during sports complex hours
Documentation Centre 2nd floor, Student Commons (Dining Hall) Payable basis; refer to Student Commons hours
Provision Store Campus-wide Open 7 days a week; closed on festivals/holidays
Book-Cum-Stationery Store Campus-wide Open on weekdays; closed on Sundays/holidays
Residence Hall Amenities Various residence halls See specific residence hall amenities
Common Lounge Residence halls, dining floor, gymnasium Equipped with televisions
Pantries Residence halls Equipped with coolers, microwave, refrigerator, and induction plate
Name Position Education Email Address
Aniket Aga Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Ph.D. Yale University aniket.aga@ashoka.edu.in
Kavita Agarwal Assistant Professor of Biology Ph.D. National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi kavita.agarwal@ashoka.edu.in
Meghna Agarwala Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ph.D. Columbia University  
Anustubh Agnihotri Assistant Professor of Political Science Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley  
Ritwik Agrawal Visiting Faculty, Young India Fellowship Doctoral Researcher, University of Arizona  
Purushottam Agrawal Visiting Faculty, Young India Fellowship Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University  
Anurag Agrawal Dean, BioSciences and Health Research MBBS, PhD, Diplomate American Board (Int Med, Pulm Dis, Crit Care) anurag.agrawal@ashoka.edu.in
Pavan Ahluwalia Visiting Faculty, Department of Entrepreneurship Founder and Managing Director, Laburnum Capital  
Nadeem Akhtar Visiting Faculty, Persian language Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University nadeem.akhtar@ashoka.edu.in
Rama Akondy Associate Professor of Biology Ph.D. National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi rama.akondy@ashoka.edu.in
Seema Alavi Professor of History Ph.D. Cambridge University seema.alavi@ashoka.edu.in
Sandeep Ameta Assistant Professor of Biology PhD, Heidelberg University sandeep.ameta@ashoka.edu.in

At Ashoka, when students aren't studying, they have lots of fun options. They can join different clubs and groups related to their interests. This helps them make their time at the college more interesting and enjoyable. There are clubs for music, dance, theater, games, helping the community, writing, taking photos, and many more. Students can pick from these clubs or even start their own!

At Ashoka, these clubs and groups make their own rules and ways of doing things. A "Club" is a group of people who all like the same thing and work together on it. A "Society" is like a big group that includes two or more clubs. These clubs have different interests, but they share a common goal or interest that brings them together.
 

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