The legacy of the Chiranjiv Charitable Trust in the realm of higher education goes back to 1989, when the foundation of the School of Art and Architecture was laid by Mr. Sushil Ansal, to address the gap in Indian architectural education. The School was conceived with the objective of combining traditional Indian aesthetics and modes of urban planning with the needs of a modern cityscape. As the School made a mark in the field of architectural education under the guiding force of late Fellow of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Padma Shri MM Rana, the Trust further expanded to establish the Ansal Institute of Technology in the year 2000 that received international recognition in the field of research, extension and global collaborations. The School of Design was instituted a decade later and in 2012 the ‘Sushant Group of Institutions’ came under the Ansal University, established through the legislation of the State of Haryana under Haryana Private Universities Act 2006.
The various schools under the University, located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon, have carved a niche by offering the required educational programs and providing the best faculty and facilities to promote academic excellence. The University has collaborated with some of the finest Universities and Institutions like Harvard Business School Online, University of Warwick, Art University of Bournemouth, University of West England and Vatel International, France in the areas of Curriculum Development, Student and Faculty Exchanges, Joint PhD supervisions, joint research Conferences, seminars and study semesters abroad. The organization has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculty from diverse fields. Besides the regular faculty members, the institutes have a history of long standing academic relationship with eminent personalities like late MF Hussain, Sonal Mansingh, Sir Joseph Allen Stein, Mario Botta, Sir James Bevan, Sunil Kant Munjal, Hafeez Contractor, Rajan Anandan and many more from various fields.