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About Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR

Shiv Nadar University 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?

YTF is a certified seven-day-long online program, where students are exposed to different disciplines and beyond through a virtual 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

Prof. Anindita Chakrabarty, Prof. Richa Priyadarshini

Ever wondered how a lizard can grow back its tail? Or how a hydra is basically immortal? The answer is Regeneration. Each organism has certain regenerative capabilities but each has different intensities for it. In this course, we aim to provide exposure to the wonders of regeneration using virtual interactive labs and online simulations.

Data Science/AI
Prof. Pooja Malik

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

Prof. Samarendra Pratap Singh, Prof. Arindam Chatterjee, Prof Kenji Nishiwaki

Heard the word quantum thrown around? Would you want to know more about it using a medium other than poorly written sci-fi movies, this course is your answer. Learn all about the basics of the quantum world and how it differs from ours using theories and experiments, then see how these concepts are used in the macroworld like in LEDs and many more.

Prof. Dr. Jyoti K. Sharma, Prof. Prem Pandey

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. Partha Sarathi Roy, Prof. Shalu Kalra, Prof. Ankur Mehra, Prof. Kaushik Chaudhary

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 Sinah

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.

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

When and Where?

  • Program Dates - Saturday, 16 October, 2021- Saturday 23 October, 2021
  • Online program delivered through a live video with our team of experienced student mentors

Eligibility Criteria

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

How it works?

  • Pick 4 out of 7 courses
  • Individual Course Duration - 45 minutes
  • 4 Courses 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 - 45 minutes
  • Certificate to all attendees

Application Process:

  • Apply online by filling the application form. Click here to apply
  • Once you receive the confirmation mail, submit the program fee through bank transfer/ cheque etc.
    Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd.
    Branch: Ansals Fortune Arcade, K-Block, Sector-18, Noida
    Account No: 00881450000424
    IFSC code: HDFC0000088
    Beneficiary Name: SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY
  • Send a scanned copy of the form & payment screenshot at Please mention your name and school's name in the 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: 10 October, 2021
  • Click here to Download brochure


Aakash Sinha
Assistant Professor of Practice
Dr. Pooja Malik
Assistant Professor
Dr. Richa Priyadarshini
Associate Professor
Dr. Anindita Chakrabarty
Associate Professor
Dr. Arindam Chatterjee
Assistant Professor
Dr. Kenji Nishiwaki
Assistant Professor
Dr. Prem Chandra Pandey
Dr. Prem Pandey
Assistant Professor
Dr. Jyoti Sharma
Professor & Head
Dr. Shalu Kalra
Associate Professor
Dr. Ankur Mehra
Assistant Professor
Partha Chatterjee
Dr. Partha Chatterjee
Professor and Head

Contact Us

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

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