Shiv Nadar Foundation launches private university in Chennai

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The Shiv Nadar University has been set up near Chennai. It will be the first private varsity to be legislated in Tamil Nadu in nine decades. The University has become the first private university to be legislated in Tamil Nadu after 90 years since Annamalai University Act in 1928.

It was set up by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, formed by Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL, a $9.9 billion enterprise.

R Srinivasan, co-founder of Chennai-based supply chain solutions company Redington India Ltd, would be the Chancellor of the university, set up under the Shiv Nadar University Act 2018.

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Kala Vijayakumar, who played a key role in managing the SSN Institutions since its inception in 1996, would be the pro-chancellor of the University.

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The University has also appointed a renowned academician from one of the IITs as the Vice Chancellor who would take over the new role in December 2020. Former RBI Governor C Rangarajan and Turing Award winner Raj Reddy would be distinguished mentors of the university.

The university announced admissions for four programmes under school of engineering, school of commerce and management for the academic session 2021-22.

Set up at Kalavakkam near Chennai, it would house facilities including academic and research blocks, stadium, library, sports centre, hostel for students among many others.

The University would open for admissions in April 2021 with specialised courses in disciplines of engineering and commerce.

It also plans to introduce a four-year undergraduate programme in business management in 2022-23.

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