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Ashoka University Celebrates Tenth Anniversary


Ashoka University Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Photo : Founder Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

By Navneet S. Chugh

Sonepat: Ashoka University celebrated its tenth anniversary on March 2, 2021. The university was founded in 2014 as a private, non-profit institution of higher education located in Sonepat, Haryana, India.

Over the past decade, Ashoka University has established itself as a leading institution of higher learning in India, offering a liberal arts and sciences education to students from across the country and the world. The university has also made significant contributions to research and scholarship in a wide range of fields.

To mark its tenth anniversary, Ashoka University organized a series of events and initiatives, including academic conferences, talks by leading scholars and public intellectuals, cultural events, and community engagement activities. The celebrations were held both online and offline, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the founders and those who had played a role in the builidng of Ashoka University attended the celebrations.

The theme of the tenth-anniversary celebrations was “Leading the Way: Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in the 21st Century.” The university’s founders, faculty, students, and alumni reflected on the achievements of the past decade and looked forward to the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Overall, the tenth anniversary of Ashoka University was a significant milestone for the institution, and a time to celebrate its achievements and contributions to higher education in India and beyond.

The University also launched the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala School of Economics and Finance. The School will be at the forefront of academic excellence. The Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA) and the Department of Economics will be part of the School.

Speaking at the launch, his wife Rekha Jhunjhunwala said, “It was Rakesh’s dream to build a world-class university in India and so he supported Ashoka from its inception. It is a proud moment for me to see it being fulfilled through the naming of the top economics school in India after him. There is no better way to celebrate his legacy.”

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