About Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence

The Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence is a multidisciplinary, student-centric research university established in 2011 by Shiv Nadar, one of India’s foremost philanthropists and a pioneer of technological revolution. It has four Schools, viz., Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management & Entrepreneurship, and the Academy of Continuing Education. We were the first university in the country to offer a 4-year multidisciplinary research degree. Today, we are continuing as trailblazers with new kinds of curriculum, championed by faculty drawn from some of the top institutions in the country and the world. With low faculty-student ratios, their in-depth attention to students lead to high levels of student success.

At Shiv Nadar, academic research is the fundamental building block of the academic mission. It includes basic and applied research, scholarly publications and creative expression, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The University is home to excellent research infrastructure including a dedicated Research Block with an area of 63000 sq.ft. that houses major research equipments and facilities for experimental research. The University is the first in the country to establish a Center for Genomics and Spatial Transcriptomics (STOMICS). The library, housed in an iconic building, is also a central part of our campus. Please visit us to experience the full depth of the academic environment the University has to offer.


To become a globally recognized research university committed to excellence in teaching, discovery and innovation, scholarship, and service so as to expand the scope of human understanding, and contributing to the betterment of the world.


  • To develop and educate the path-shapers of tomorrow, capable of responsible and ethical leadership.

  • To support research, scholarly, and creative endeavors that contribute to the creation of new knowledge at the frontiers of specialized areas, as well as at the interface of diverse disciplines.

  • To establish research and teaching programs to address the most pressing problems of India and the global community.

Founder & History

Mr. Shiv Nadar, Padma Bhusan, 2008
Mr. Shiv Nadar, Padma Bhusan, 2008

Founder and Former Chancellor, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence
Founder, HCL
Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board – HCL Technologies
Founder & Chairman, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCL Group and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCLTech, a $13.3 billion global organization with 227,481 professionals operating from 60 countries.


Shikhar Malhotra
Shikhar Malhotra

Vice Chairman & CEO, HCL Healthcare
Director, HCL Corporation
Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation
Chancellor, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence
Trustee, The Habitats Trust


Shikhar Malhotra is the Director and Board Member of HCL Corporation, the holdco for HCL’s operating companies. HCL has a distinguished lineage as one of India’s original technology garage start-ups, founded by Shiv Nadar. He is also on the board of HCLTech, an $13.3 Billion global technology firm with 227,481 professionals operating from 60 countries.


Dr. Ananya Mukherjee

Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence


Dr. Ananya Mukherjee is Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, recently recognized as an Institution of Eminence. Attracted by the opportunity to lead such an institution, Dr. Mukherjee returned to India after spending more than two decades in two of the largest universities in Canada, the University of British Columbia and York University.