Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India:
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, India’s leading multidisciplinary university was today inducted under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, and will now be known as Shiv Nadar (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University). Established in 2011 by an act under the Uttar Pradesh State Government, the University has emerged as the country’s youngest institution for higher education to be conferred the prestigious title.
The declaration was announced on Wednesday (3 August 2022) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The Institution of Eminence Scheme was announced by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in 2017 through University Grants Commission (UGC) to create a distinct category of higher education institutions which would have greater levels of autonomy and will ‘aim to be rated internationally for its teaching and research as a top hundred Institution in the world over time’.
Speaking about the announcement, Pro-Chancellor Shikhar Malhotra said, “This is a proud moment for us. This coveted status is a testament of the contribution of all faculty, students and staff to the University’s goal of providing world-class education in India. As an Institution of Eminence, we will continue to attract renowned faculty from across India and the world, recruit the most meritorious students, create exemplary structures for the governance of higher education, and achieve higher social impact through our research and innovation. I am confident that the institution will continue to be the home of many firsts, and have a transformative impact on the higher education space.”
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ananya Mukherjee added, “This is a celebration of our commitment to creating an outstanding institution. Within just ten years, it has defined a new trajectory for higher education in India. I take this moment to thank my predecessor, Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, for her contribution leading to this recognition. As we look forward to the next decade, we will continue to drive foundational thinking within, across and beyond disciplines – be it the sciences, management, entrepreneurship, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, or the arts. Our focus will remain steadfast on the fundamental pillars of a great university: a holistic, multidisciplinary education, research and innovation, and a commitment to the betterment of society.”
The Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence is a student-centric, multidisciplinary research university offering a wide range of academic programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. The university was established in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL.
About the Shiv Nadar Foundation
Established in 1994, by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL - a US$11.8 billion leading global technology enterprise, the Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education, and to bridge the socio-economic divide. Over the last 27 years the Foundation, has directly touched the lives of over 36,000 alumni and students through its marquee institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of over 100,000 constituents, which includes not only globally dispersed alumni and students but also faculty members, corporate executives, and extended families.
The Foundation has invested over US$1.1 billion in its seven landmark institutions and initiatives across education and art. Currently close to 14,000 students and over 2,000 faculty are part of the Foundation along with more than 22,000 strong globally dispersed alumni community.
The Foundation’s students have gone to study at some of the best institutions globally including the Ivy League in the US and top universities in other countries including Australia, Singapore, China and UK. Students are also working in major corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler, and several others both in India and across other geographies. Faculty across the Foundation institutions are drawn from the best Indian and international universities, with a strong focus on research and innovation.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation pursues the philosophy of 'Creative Philanthropy'. It is a powerful model which envisages creation of institutions that are built to last and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term, high impact, socio-economic transformation.
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