Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR, conferred the title of Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence by Ministry of Education, Government of India
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India:
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, India’s leading multidisciplinary university was inducted today under the Ministry of Education, Government of India and will henceforth be known as Shiv Nadar (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University). Established in 2011 by an Act of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, the University became the youngest institution of higher education in the country to be awarded the prestigious title.
The statement was announced on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The Institution of Eminence program was announced by the Ministry of Education, Government. from India in 2017 through the University Grants Commission (UGC) create a distinct category of higher education institutions that would enjoy greater autonomy and “aim to be ranked internationally for its teaching and research as one of the top hundred institutions in the world over time”.
Speaking about the announcement, Pro-Chancellor Shikhar Malhotra said: “It’s a proud moment for us. This coveted status is a testament to 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 deserving students, create exemplary structures for higher education governance and have a higher social impact through our research and innovation. I am confident that the institution will continue to be home to many firsts and will 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 exceptional institution. In just ten years, he has set a new trajectory for higher education in India. I take this moment to thank my predecessor, Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh, for his contribution leading to this recognition. As we look to the next decade, we will continue to stimulate fundamental thinking within, between and beyond disciplines – be it science, management, entrepreneurship, engineering, humanities and social sciences or the arts. Our focus will remain unwavering on the fundamental pillars of a great university: holistic and multidisciplinary education, research and innovation, and a commitment to the betterment of society. »
The Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence is a student-centered 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.
Established in 1994 by Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL – a leading US$11.8 billion global technology company, the Foundation is committed to creating a more equitable and merit-based society by empowering people through transformational education and bridging the economic divide. Over the past 27 years, the Foundation has directly touched the lives of more than 36,000 alumni and students through its renowned institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of more than 100,000 members, which includes not only alumni and students scattered around the world, but also faculty members, business leaders and extended families.
The Foundation has invested more than US$1.1 billion in its seven flagship institutions and initiatives in education and the arts. Currently, nearly 14,000 students and more than 2,000 professors are part of the Foundation, as well as more than 22,000 alumni scattered around the world.
Foundation students have gone on to study at some of the best institutions in the world, including the Ivy League in the United States, and top universities in other countries, including Australia, Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom. Students also work in major companies including Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler and several others in India and other regions. Faculty at the Foundation institutions are drawn from top 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 that envisions the creation of institutions designed to last and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that enables sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term, high-impact socio-economic transformation.