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.

  • Durba Chattaraj

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Director of Writing

  • Gilles Verniers

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University

  • Dwight Jaggard

    Professor and Undergraduate Curriculum Chair, University of Pennsylvania

  • Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan

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

  • Ruma Banerjee

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

  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta

    President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research

  • Christophe Jaffrelot

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

  • Sharad Malik

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

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