Situated near Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE) is India’s leading multidisciplinary and research-centric university. The youngest varsity to be recognised as an IoE by the Government of India, it offers distinctive degree programs, fosters research, and works for social development.
The SNIoE is a multidisciplinary, student- centric research university founded in 2011 as part of a series of initiatives launched by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation established by Shiv Nadar, the Founder and Chairman of HCL. The institution is known for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation across various disciplines, including engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and management. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, a diverse and accomplished faculty, and a vibrant campus life, it emphasises on research, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary learning to produce well-rounded graduates who are equipped to address today’s complex challenges.
Demonstrating its dedication to exceptional education, the university proudly hosts the Shiv Nadar IoE – Dassault Systèmes Center of Excellence (SDC). This state-of-the-art centre offers the Dassault Systèmes’ globally recognised 3D experience platform to students. It facilitates the building of a future-ready global workforce and employability. Students are selected based on either the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design or the university’s entrance examination, the SNIoE Design Aptitude Test, which is conducted online.
DIVERSE DEGREE PROGRAMS
The SNIoE is registered with DSIR, Government of India, as a research institution. It offers comprehensive and noteworthy degree programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral levels. A few of its prominent courses are Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), B.Sc. (Research) in Economics & Finance, B.A. (Research) in English, B.A. (Research) in History, B.A. (Research) in International Relations, B.A. (Research) in Sociology, and B.Sc. (Study) in Economics. Each programme at the varsity has been developed after consulting industry and academic experts.
The highlights of SNIoE include its Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, which aims at undertaking focused, high-quality, interdisciplinary basic and applied research on key areas of environmental issues crossing the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Its School of Engineering has 54 state-of- the-art laboratories – a testament to its commitment to providing students with hands-on, practical learning experiences.
INNOVATIVE DESIGN PROGRAM
The SNIoE launched the Undergraduate Program in Design in 2023. The course highlights the institution’s revolutionary and widely recognised multidisciplinary approach while focusing on the need for a sustainable future. Students will be able to learn and work on complex systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, and mixed reality, as well as sustainability and systems approaches in various design-related fields. The four-year, full-time programme will offer students choice-based streaming in three domains of design: Experience Design (UI/UX), Product-System Design, and Visual Communication Design, with an option for an upgrade to a five-year Integrated B.Des.–M.Des. degree. Visual Communication Design will offer courses in high-demand areas such as digital interface design, design for sustainability, smart products, and mobility design.
FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS
The university’s curriculum helps students solve real-world problems through industry projects, hands-on exercises, and mandatory internships. In partnership with MachineHack, SNIoE hosted the third edition of the ‘Analytics Olympiad’ from August 24 to September 24, 2023. The annual competition offered data scientists and machine learning experts an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in predictive analytics and compete for prizes of up to INR 1.5 lakh.