About Shiv Nadar University

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 be a globally recognized research university known for its contributions toward a world that is healthy, sustainable, just, and inclusive. We work toward generating new forms of knowledge where disciplinary barriers are dissolved, the divides between the scholar and the practitioner, the thinker and the doer, are overcome, and academic benefits of research are accompanied by concrete societal benefits.


  • 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

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

Mr. Shiv Nadar is one of India’s foremost philanthropists and a pioneer of the technological revolution that began in India in 1976. He is the Founder of HCL Enterprise, a US$11.8 billion global organization with over 211,000 professionals operating from 52 countries. He is also the Chairman Emeritus and Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCL Technologies, a group company and India's third largest IT services organization.


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 holding company 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 HCL Technologies, a US$11.8 billion global technology firm with over 211,000 professionals operating from 52 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.