Committee

The Research Advisory Committee/Board (RAB) is constituted for defining and upgrading the policies related to Research activities at Chitkara University, Punjab. The vision of Chitkara University Research Advisory Board is to ensure the efficient utilization of resources for inculcating the research culture among the stakeholder of the Universities. The other aspect of constituting RAB is to ensure the easy policies for local industries to access the global solution offered by the research carried at the University. Following are the members of the committee:

Sr. No Name Designation Internal/External Official Address
1. Dr Deepak Sharma Senior Scientist External CSIR-Imtech Chandigarh
2. Dr Rajesh Khanna Professor External Thapar University, Bhadson Road, Patiala (Punjab)
3. Dr Sanjai Saxena Professor External Thapar University, Bhadson Road, Patiala (Punjab)
4. Dr Rakesh Kumar Professor External Department of computer science and engineering, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
5. Dr. Vikram Singh Professor External Department of Computer Science, Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa (Haryana)
6. Dr Simranjit Singh Assistant Professor External University College of Engineering, Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab
7. Dr. R. P. Joshi CEO External RI Instruments, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand
8. Mr Gagan Malik Director External NuTech Dairy Engineers Private Limited, Saha, Ambala, Haryana
9. Dr Himanshu Aggarwal Professor External Department of Computer Engineering Punjabi University Patiala Punjab
10. Mr Raj Pal Midha Managing Director External 21st Century Enviro Engineers Private Limited Phase-II Industrial Area, Chandigarh UT
11. Dr Madhu Chitkara/ Dr. Archana Mantri Vice Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor Internal Chitkara University, Rajpura-Chandigarh Highway, Patiala Punjab
12. Dr Varinder Kanwar Vice Chancellor Internal Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh
13. Dr S.N. Panda Director | Research Internal Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network, Chitkara University Punjab
14. Dr Rajnish Sharma Dean | Research Internal Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network, Chitkara University Punjab
15. Dr Sachin Ahuja Director | Research Internal Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network, Chitkara University Punjab
16. Dr Nitin K Saluja Associate Director | Research Internal Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network, Chitkara University Punjab

Research Ethics Committee (REC), Chitkara University, Punjab has been constituted with a clear mandate to achieve the following objectives:

  • To ensure that any academic article in the form of a research paper, book chapter or book etc. being communicated from the university conforms to the guidelines mentioned in UGC notification dated 23rd July, 2018 about ‘Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions’.
  • To educate the Faculty members and encourage them uphold the highest level of academic integrity
  • To counsel the Faculty members who may inadvertently fail to comply with objective 1 and recommend further due action
Sr. No Name Designation
1. Dr. Archana Mantri Vice Chancellor (Chair)
2. Dr. Rajnish Sharma Dean-Research (Member Secretary)
3. Dr. Pankaj Kumar Dean, PhD Programs, (Member)
4. Dr. Amit Kumar Dean, Business School, (Member)
5. Mr. Jaswinder Pal Singh Librarian (Member)

The formation Doctoral Research Board (DRB) of Chitkara University, Punjab was approved by the Governing Body (GB) on 14th April, 2011 to oversee all the research related activities as laid down in the PhD ordinance of the University. The DRB is equipped to specifically formulate and approve the framework of the PhD program and authorised to be the custodian of the quality of Doctoral research work. Following are the members of the board:

Sr. No Name Designation Members
1. Dr Archana Mantri Vice Chancellor Chairperson
2. Dr Pankaj Kumar Dean, PhD Programs, CURIN Member Secretary
3. Dr S C Sharma Registrar, CUPB Member
4. Dr I S Sandhu Dean Examinations, CUPB Member
5. Dr Kawaljeet Singh Director, University Computer Centre Punjabi University, Patiala Member, External Expert
6. Dr Varinder Kanwar Vice Chancellor, CUHP Member, External Expert
7. Dr Sandeep Arora Director, Chitkara College of Pharmacy Member
8. Dr Sandhir Sharma Dean, Chitkara Business School-PG Programs Member
9. Dr Sangeeta Pant Dean, Chitkara College of Education Member
10. Dr Ashutosh Mishra Dean, Chitkara School of Mass Communications Member
11. Dr Preethi Pradhan Dean, Chitkara School of Health Sciences Member
12. Dr Amit Mittal Dean, DRC, Chitkara Business School Member
13. Dr Meenu Khurana Dean, Department of Computer Science and Engineering Member
14. Dr Shivani Malhotra Dean, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering Member
15. Dr Anoop Kumar Singh Dean, Department of Mechanical Engineering, CUIET Member
16. Dr S N Panda Director, Research , CURIN Member
17. Dr Jaiteg Singh Dean, Department of Computer Applications, CUIET Member
18. Dr Mohit Kakkar Assistant Dean, Department of Applied Sciences ,CUIET Member
19. Dr Ranjan Mallik Dean, Chitkara School of Art and Design Member
20. Dr Ambuj Kumar Dean, Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture Member

Chitkara University, Punjab has received the authorization for its Institutional Bioethics Safety Committee (IBSC) from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) with the UIC number CHIT170220201218. This recognition will be helpful for accomplishing the research projects and activities related to recombinant DNA technology under the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance to organizations in compliance with “Rules for the manufacture, use/import/export, and storage of hazardous microorganisms/ genetically engineered organisms or cells, 1989” (hereinafter referred as Rules, 1989) notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Following are the members of the committee:

Sr. No Name Composition Fields of Expertise Present Affiliation
1. Dr. Navita Gupta Chairman Cell Biology and Bio- Analytical Technique s, Molecular Biology Chitkara University, Punjab
2. Dr. Neeraj Khatri DBT Nominee Biosciences & Biotechnology/Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Laboratory Animal Sciences Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
3. Dr. Mohit Kapoor Member Secretary Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Chitkara University, Punjab
4. Dr. Meenakshi Sood Biosafety Officer MBBS Chitkara University, Punjab
5. Dr. Deepak Sharma Outside Expert Yeast Biology and Protein Biophysics CSIR IMTech, Chandigarh
6. Dr. Varsha Singh Internal Member Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Chitkara University, Punjab
7. Dr. Navjot Singh Internal Member Microbiology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering Chitkara University, Punjab
8. Dr. Kiranjeet Kaur Internal Member Microbiology Chitkara University, Punjab

The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) of Chitkara University, Punjab is recognized & registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), a statutory Committee, established under Chapter 4, Section 15(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The list of the members of the committee is as follow:

Sr. No Members Name of the Member
1. Chairperson Dr. Sandeep Arora
Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab.
2. Main Nominee Dr. Lachhman Das Singla
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab
3. Link Nominee Dr. Anil Kumar
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014
4. Scientist Dr. Rajesh Kumar Goel
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
5. Socially Aware Nominee Dr. Darshan Singh
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab
6. Scientist In-charge animal house facility & member Secretary Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh
Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab.
7. Veterinarian Dr. Anoop Sahu
Private Practitioner, Panchkula, Haryana
8. Scientist from Different Discipline Dr. Amarjot Kaur
Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab.
9. Biological Scientist Dr. Randhir Singh
Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala

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In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (3) of rule 17 of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019, the designated authority in the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, recognized and permitted Institutional Human Ethical Committee (IHEC) of Chitkara University, Punjab to perform the duties of ethics committee as specified in Chapter–IV of the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019. The following list of the members of the IHEC Chitkara University Punjab:

Sr. No Members Internal External
1. Chairperson Dr. Shikha Gupta
2. Co- Chairperson & Scientific Member Dr. Sandeep Arora
3. Member Secretary Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh
4. Basic Medical Scientist Dr. Pritpal Singh Mitreja
5. Clinician Dr. Nitin Gupta
6. Clinician Dr. Sandeep Bansal
7. Scientific Member Dr. Ravinder Singh
8. Scientific Member Dr. Amit Sharma
9. Social Scientist/Philosopher/Social activist Mr. Nayab Singh
10. Legal experts Mr. Arun Vatsyanan
11. Lay person Mr. Sanjay Vohra Mr. Ram Nath
12. IHEC advisors/members Dr. Abhimanyu Parashar Dr. Randhir Singh

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The Institutional Innovation Council (IIC) is recognized by MHRD Innovation Cell, Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Government of India and registered with the Committee for the Purpose to create a vibrant innovation and startup ecosystem at Chitkara University, Punjab. The list of the committee members as is under:

Sr. No Name of Member Member Type (Teaching/Non-Teaching) Key Role/ Position assigned in IIC
1. Dr. Sachin Ahuja Teaching Vice President, IPR Activity Coordinator
2. Dr. Sagar Juneja Teaching Convener, Innovation Activity Coordinator
3. Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal Teaching Internship Activity Coordinator,Startup Activity Coordinator
4. Dr. Nitin Goyal Teaching FDP Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator
5. Dr. K K Mishra Teaching ARIIA Coordinator, NIRF Coordinator
6. Mr. Sandeep Kumar Non-Teaching Workshop, Seminar, Social Media Coordinator