Chitkara University in Association With KONE India Announces Diploma Program in Vertical Transportation

Chandigarh, 3rd August 2018: Chitkara University and KONE India, a leading Elevator & Escalator company have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer a full time diploma program in Vertical Transportation. Chitkara University and KONE India will leverage their academic and industry experience to undertake Curriculum Development & Talent Management in Mechanical Engineering requisite to the Vertical Transportation Industry.

The MoU has been signed by Mr. Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE India and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University in the presence of officials from the University & KONE India. The program is a 3-year full time Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Vertical Transportation. Students joining the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering after class 10th can now opt for this specialization. It is for the first time that such a unique program has been offered to students in this region. The program has been launched to create specialists in this fast growing sector.


Chitkara University has established an unassailable reputation for very successful campus recruitment of its students. This has been achieved through the virtue of intensive focus on making students ‘industry ready’. Chitkara University maintains close link with leading corporations and professional associations to deliver most of their professional programs. These alliances help to stay in touch with industry, ensuring that the courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand, thus enabling the graduates to hit the ground running.

“Through industry-academia partnerships, KONE is committed to transforming the lives of young people and inspire the next generation of innovators and skilled professionals,” said Mr. Gossain. He further added, “Chitkara University is known for its unique approach to imparting knowledge & training to its students across multiple disciplines. We are pleased to partner with Chitkara to start industry & country first diploma program in vertical transportation, designed to fulfil the requirement for skilled workforce in our industry.”

On the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara said, “Industry linkages are crucial to ensure continuous relevance between syllabus with industry development and latest R&D. We are delighted to collaborate with KONE India as a part of our industry associations initiative. Through this collaboration we will be leveraging on KONE’s strength and industry insight for curriculum development and training thereby, creating job ready graduates who can make a meaningful contribution to the organization they serve.”

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