GREATER NOIDA, India: Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Government of India, for granting of the prestigious status of ‘Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University’ (IoE). With this MoU, it has become the youngest recognized IoE and part of the hallowed league of top 20 public and private institutions mandated to elevate Indian higher education on the global stage with complete academic and administrative autonomy.
“This is a historic achievement in the journey of what we now proudly call ‘Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence’. It’s a heartening testament of our commitment to redefining higher education in India and to helping transform the future of human capital emerging from our country. We are grateful to the Ministry of Education for recognizing Shiv Nadar University as a role model for private higher education as India addresses the needs for enhancing access to modern, high-quality education and cutting-edge research,” said Mr. Shikhar Malhotra, Pro-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University.
Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) has been granted the ‘IoE’ status upon duly clearing a wide-ranging assessment by the Government of India-appointed Empowered Expert Committee (EEC). The assessment included several legislative and procedural requirements under the University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations and guidelines. It took into account all aspects of the University’s functioning including but not limited to curriculum, research, faculty, campus infrastructure, student selection parameters and the Institution’s long-term vision, culminating in the MoU signed.
Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, said: “This achievement is direct result of our pioneering multidisciplinary approach to education in India and an unwavering focus on driving research that can help solve issues of global importance. The recognition is also a shot in the arm for the vision of our Founder, Shiv Nadar, whose life’s work is based on the philosophy of ‘creative philanthropy’ – to build institutions that outlast individuals and create transformational impact on future generations.”
“To be the youngest IoE is a matter of great pride, and to get this recognition in the 10th year of the Institution’s existence makes it even more special,” she added.
Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) was recommended as an ‘IoE’ by the EEC in August 2019 after the ‘Institutions of Eminence’ scheme was rolled out by the UGC in 2017. The 20 ‘IoEs’ were selected from a total of 114 applications received from public and private universities.
About Shiv Nadar University, Delhi National Capital Region (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 selected as one of the ten private ‘Institutions of Eminence’ by the Government. In the NIRF (Government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework), the University has been the youngest institution in the ‘top 100’ Overall list, and its score has been rising steadily. In NIRF-2020, it ranked 56 in the ‘University’ category. Shiv Nadar University has been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), valid for a period of five years from 26 November 2019. It is also among a select group of institutions in the country which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the NITI Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.