An Ivy League education, right here in India

Partnering with the great institutions of the world to rediscover excellence in Indian education

Ashoka University is a philanthropic initiative founded by eminent scholars and visionaries of our time. We offer a liberal education at par with the best in the world. Taking our inspiration as much from Emperor Ashoka's commitment to knowledge and peace to the Ivy League's emphasis on rigour and breadth, we offer multidisciplinary courses of thought and socially-conscious modes of study. Ashoka is a place where the most inspiring teachers and brightest learners come together in a uniquely holistic model of higher education.

We will nurture, not only the best students in the world, but the best students for the world.

  • Amita Baviskar

    Amita Baviskar

    Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, India

  • Andre Beteille

    Andre Beteille

    Professor Emeritus, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • Mandakini Dubey

    Mandakini Dubey

    Assistant Professor of English and Critical Thinking, Ashoka University

  • Bhaskar Dutta

    Bhaskar Dutta

    Professor of Economics, Ashoka University (Aug 1, 2014)

  • Vivek Bhandari

    Vivek Bhandari

    Former Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand

  • Sanjeev Chatterjee

    Sanjeev Chatterjee

    Professor, School of Communication, University of Miami

  • Sudheendra Hangal

    Sudheendra Hangal

    Associate Professor of the Practice in Computer Science, Ashoka University

  • Jonathan Gil Harris

    Jonathan Gil Harris

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

  • Christophe Jaffrelot

    Christophe Jaffrelot

    Research Director, CNRS, Sciences Po; Visiting Professor, King's India Institute (London); Global Scholar, Princeton University

  • Aruni Kashyap

    Aruni Kashyap

    Assistant Professor of English and Critical Thinking, Ashoka University

  • Dwight Jaggard

    Dwight Jaggard

    Professor and Undergraduate Curriculum Chair, University of Pennsylvania

  • Devesh Kapur

    Devesh Kapur

    Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India & Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

  • Ratul Lahkar

    Ratul Lahkar

    Associate Professor of Economics, Ashoka University (Aug 1, 2014)

  • Malvika Maheshwari

    Malvika Maheshwari

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University

  • Martin Lin

    Martin Lin

    Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University

  • A. K. Shiva Kumar

    A. K. Shiva Kumar

    Member, National Advisory Council; Advisor, UNICEF; Visiting Professor, Harvard & ISB

  • Neil Lutsky

    Neil Lutsky

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton College

  • Madhavi Menon

    Madhavi Menon

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

  • Rudrangshu Mukherjee

    Rudrangshu Mukherjee

    Professor of History, Ashoka University

  • Orlanda Ruthven

    Orlanda Ruthven

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ashoka University

  • Kenwyn K. Smith

    Kenwyn K. Smith

    Professor, University of Pennsylvania

  • Shamika Ravi

    Shamika Ravi

    Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

  • Neeraja Sankaran

    Neeraja Sankaran

    Associate Professor of History of Science at Ashoka University

  • Eswaran Sridharan

    Eswaran Sridharan

    Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI)

  • Santosh S. Venkatesh

    Santosh S. Venkatesh

    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

  • Kranti Saran

    Kranti Saran

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ashoka University

  • Maya Saran

    Maya Saran

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Ashoka University

  • Alana Sobelman

    Alana Sobelman

    Assistant Professor of English, and Director, Centre for Writing and Communication, Ashoka University

  • Aparna Vaidik

    Aparna Vaidik

    Associate Professor of History, Ashoka University

  • Gilles Verniers

    Gilles Verniers

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University (Aug 1, 2014)

  • Ruma Banerjee

    Ruma Banerjee

    Vincent Massey Collegiate Professor and Associate Chair, Biological Chemistry, Medical School, University of Michigan

  • Sampath Kannan

    Sampath Kannan

    Henry Salvatori Professor and Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

  • Kaushik Basu

    Kaushik Basu

    Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank; Professor, Cornell University

  • Andre Beteille

    Andre Beteille

    Professor Emeritus, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • Supriya Chaudhuri

    Supriya Chaudhuri

    Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Jadavpur University

  • Ramachandra Guha

    Ramachandra Guha

    Author & Historian

  • Christophe Jaffrelot

    Christophe Jaffrelot

    Research Director, CNRS, Sciences Po; Visiting Professor, King's India Institute (London); Global Scholar, Princeton University

  • Devesh Kapur

    Devesh Kapur

    Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India & Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

  • Sunil Khilnani

    Sunil Khilnani

    Professor & Director, King's India Institute, King’s College London

  • A. K. Shiva Kumar

    A. K. Shiva Kumar

    Member, National Advisory Council; Advisor, UNICEF; Visiting Professor, Harvard & ISB

  • Sharad Malik

    Sharad Malik

    Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; Associate Director, FCRP Center for Future Architectures Research

  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta

    Pratap Bhanu Mehta

    President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research

  • Rudrangshu Mukherjee

    Rudrangshu Mukherjee

    Professor of History, Ashoka University

  • Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan

    Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan

    Professor of Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies; Co-Director, Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University

  • Kenwyn K. Smith

    Kenwyn K. Smith

    Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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