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Dr Ashok K Chauhan was born in 1942 in the state of Uttar Pradesh, northern India. After completing his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1963, Dr Ashok K Chauhan worked at one of the largest industrial groups in India. In 1966, he won scholarship to research chemical engineering and plastic technology in West Germany and then became Head of Research and Development at Daetwyler Europe.

In 1973 Dr Ashok K Chauhan started his own business based in Frankfurt, which rapidly grew and diversified as the AKC Group of Companies, an international industrial and trading empire with a turnover of over US$1.6 billion and businesses including petrochemicals, manufacturing, high-technology and healthcare, among others.

As an immensely successful entrepreneur in Europe for over three decades, Dr. Chauhan realised that if one could motivate tens of thousands of talented youngsters and give them global level professional education while instilling in them a sense of values, then there could be no reason why they would not cross over to the world to become global leaders. With this vision in mind, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan went on to establish the not-for-profit Ritnand Balved Education Foundation in 1986, bringing together some of the brightest minds from the scientific, academic and corporate community to take the first step towards his dream.

Today, Dr. Chauhan's vision has translated into the internationally benchmarked campuses that have come to epitomise the Amity Education Group. Currently the Group comprising of 5 universities, 17 schools & pre-schools and 150+ institutions, is home to over 95000 students pursuing 240 Programmes from nursery to Ph.D., across 15 campuses spread over 1000 acres. This unmatched growth of Amity is a culmination of globally benchmarked hi-tech campuses, a dedicated faculty comprising thought leaders and practicing professionals, innovative teaching methodology and an unparalleled corporate interaction.

Grounded to his dreams, he has always believed in the policy of lending one eye on vision and one eye on implementation. It is therefore no surprise that Dr. Chauhan's innovative leadership strategies have transformed the AKC Group and the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation into a sustainable, value driven conglomerate set to transform the education landscape of the Country.

No wonder, Dr. Chauhan comes across as a man of mission who follows the four 'E's – Edge, Enthusiasm, Excellence and Execution in all walks of life.