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.

  • Andre Beteille

    Professor Emeritus, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

  • Sampath Kannan

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

  • Kenwyn K. Smith

    Professor, University of Pennsylvania

  • Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan

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

  • Kaushik Basu

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

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