The Spirit of Ashoka

Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges. It prepares students to be ethical leaders in a diverse and complex world, the kind envisioned by Emperor Ashoka over two thousand years ago.

  • Devesh Kapur

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

  • Kaushik Basu

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

  • Sharad Malik

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

  • Ramachandra Guha

    Author & Historian

  • Supriya Chaudhuri

    Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Jadavpur University

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