As one of India's top liberal arts and sciences universities, Ashoka University was created as a cohesive philanthropic organization by some of the country's most prominent business entrepreneurs. Commencing the foundation plan in 2007, Pranav Gupta actively participated in its establishment together with a group of like-minded individuals. With the intention of redefining higher education and the objective of creating one of the top liberal arts universities in India, Ashoka University began operations in 2014 in Sonepat, Haryana.
Ashoka University is named after Emperor Ashoka (c. 304 – 232 BC) who stands for India's noblest principles and values. Taking inspiration from his life of transformation and teachings, Ashoka University offers a comprehensive curriculum that is liberal and trans-disciplinary. It provides a broad and welcoming place for its students to learn across disciplinary barriers, to comprehend critically and creatively and present themselves artistically in meaningful encounters to create an impactful change.
Ashoka University is a forerunner in promoting a liberal education on par with the finest available globally. Ashoka University’s mission is to develop well-rounded individuals who can communicate skillfully, think critically from multiple perspectives, and be leaders who are dedicated to public good. Over 2500 students from over 243 cities in India and 27 other countries are enrolled on campus where they are given a top-notch multidisciplinary education through undergraduate and post graduate programmes that are taught by faculty with a global reputation.