About Ashoka

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

Ashoka University is a philanthropic initiative by some of the most eminent scholars and visionaries of our time. They have come together to provide intellectually curious Indian students with a well-rounded liberal education comparable to the celebrated Ivy League institutions, at just a fraction of the cost. The university was conceived with the abiding belief that India’s young talent should have access to a world-class higher education experience, irrespective of the ability to pay. With a strong emphasis on broad-based foundational knowledge, hands-on experience in engaging with real-world challenges, and thorough academic research, an Ashoka education will prepare students to be effective, ethical and responsible leaders in a diverse, rapidly-changing world.





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