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Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (deemed to be University) Delhi - NCR

Shiv Nadar IoE is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused University offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities all over the world. Shiv Nadar University has been recognized as one of the ten private ‘Institutions of Eminence’ by the Government

What is YTF?

Young Thinkers Forum is a certified seven-day-long program, where students are exposed to different disciplines and beyond through a offline setting.

Our program includes a range of activities including vertical tutoring between high school students and college students, faculty presentations, fun sessions, discussion groups, guest speakers and interactive multimedia learning.
Along with the courses of their choice, the students can engage in non-academic activities that focus on honing important leadership and networking skills.

This program will also allow high school students to get a chance to expand their academic interests by exploring new fields and expanding their skills, making them ready to enter the next stage of their path.

Courses Offered

Data Science/AI
Prof. Balamurugan Balusamy

Data is now more valuable than ever, every industry now needs data science to grow. Using basic python tools panda, Sci-py, NumPy learn the basics of data science and analysis. In this course, you will learn to perform simple statistical analysis, visualization, and even predicting the future. This course has a prerequisite which is attached below, the knowledge from this might be helpful.
Link to the prerequisite for this course - Click Here

Prachi Pandit

We eagerly await a beautiful future but it is all in vain if we don’t protect the environment. This course introduces major environmental health science (mostly of India), how to determine them and how to alter/resolve them. This course focuses a lot on hygiene, waste management, and how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the game and our priorities.

Prof. Partha Chatterjee

Why does money exist on a delicate balance and why is it so complicated? Get your answers in this course. Here we dive into the different terminologies you hear thrown around like macro and microeconomics, taxes, trades, etc while providing you with both financial problems and their solutions. We will also provide you with examples and encourage you to look at these real-life socio-economic problems in a different light.

Prof. Vinita Krishna

All you need to know to start a business of your own is in this course (at least the basics), here you will learn everything from marketing principles behind high budget ad campaigns to the changing financial market while also how to manage your personal finance. Using hands-on activities we would make sure the students get real experience and business ethics.

Prof. Aakash Sinha

Astronomy compels the soul to look up to the cosmos thinking of all the bizarre and mind-boggling worlds out there. In this course, we cover one topic each day to paint you an image of what is out there in the vastness of the space. Cover topics such as stars from birth to death, relativity, satellites, and astrobiology. Explore space with numerous questions both answered and unanswered.

Prof. Charu Sharma
Prof. Neha Gupta

The Konigsberg Bridge Problem and Generating Music with Numbers are two fascinating subjects that help students understand the basics of music and how it can be created using numbers. Face Recognition using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) will teach how to express every image in training set in terms of a few algorithmically generated images.

Prof. Jyoti Sinha

Exploring Navigation Autonomy in Robotics We are living in an era of robots. Combined with artificial. intelligence, robots can carry out complex tasks and assist humans in dull, dangerous, and dirty tasks. The students will learn sensor interfacing, providing motion and actuation, and programming some of the autonomous behaviors and demonstrate their autonomous robot in action!

Social Media Marketing
Dr. Bikramjeet Rishi

Social media marketing permeates every business function and plays a significant role in our daily life. We can say that it has become an essential part of our life. We communicate daily on different social media platforms. We post information related to our achievements, creativity, daily routine, etc. We are always curious to check the number of likes, comments, and shares the post has received.

Program Highlights

Integrated Learaning to
bridge gap between
theory and practice
Discussions using
Socratic Method
Comprehensive School
to University
transition system
with peers
Hands on
experience through
multidisciplinary courses
Interactive classes
taught by the
students, mentored by the
prestigious professors
Introduction to
liberal arts and
science pedagogy
Chance to explore
a variety of topics
Foster innovative
Drive innovation
to change
local communities
Master the
fundamentals of leadership

Program Details(General Summer School)

When and Where?

  • Program Dates - , 2nd June, 2023 – to 7 June, 2023
  • Offline, one campus one week long program will be experienced by the participants under the guidance of Shiv Nadar IoE faculty and trained mentors

Eligibility Criteria

  • For students from Grade 8 to 12
  • A passion for learning and engaging with diverse fields.
  • Eligibile students from all over India are eligible to

How it works?

  • Overall 7-10 course will be offered including the activity based learnings.
  • Individual Course Duration - 45 minutes
  • One core course every day along with Skill Building session – 45 minutes
    A-Vocation Corner : The aim of this program is to impart social life skills and leadership skills for regaining a sense of philanthropy and diligence. A series of events would be conducted by diverse clubs and societies in the University. Moreover, there would be sessions taken up by the professors and the alumni.
  • Team building and non-scholastic activity
  • Certificate to all attendees

Application Process:

  • Apply online by filling the application form. Click here to apply
  • Once you received the confirmation and the payment details. Please make the payment and share the screenshot of the payment via mail
  • Applications without the payment of program fee will not be accepted and will be deemed incomplete.
  • Important information about registration, schedule, time-table etc. will be sent after the payment is received.
  • Last date to apply: 30th april, 2023
  • Click here to Download brochure


Prof. Aakash Sinha
Department of Electrical Engineering
Partha Chatterjee
Dr. Partha Chatterjee
Department of Economics
Dr. Bikramjit Rishi
Department of Marketing Management
Prof. Balamurugan Balusamy
Associate Dean - Students
Prof. Jyoti Sinha
Chief Architect - MakerSpace, SNIoE
Dr. Charu Sharma
Department of Mathematics
Ashutosh Bhardwaj
Department of Art, Media and Performance
Prof. Neha Gupta
Department of Mathematics
Prof. Vinita Krishna
Department of General Management
Ms. Prachi Pandit
Shiv Nadar Foundation
Prof. Prakash Kumar
Department of Design

Contact Us

Shiv Nadar University, NH - 91, Tehsil Dadri Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh - 201314

+91-120-7170100 / +91-120-7170100

Write to:

Contact: Mr. Nitin Negi (9997997175)