Eminent Higher Educational Institution, Shiv Nadar University has received the status of “Institution of Eminence” from the Indian government.
The institute announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education to grant it the status of “institution of eminence (IdT)”.
IBE institutions enjoy full academic and administrative autonomy and are also responsible for making India a global brand in education.
These institutions can also partner with the top 500 higher education institutions abroad without prior approval from the government. Shiv Nadar University is one of the youngest on the list, which includes institutes such as IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.
Shikhar Malhotra, Pro Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, said that this achievement was the result of the combined efforts of all members of the community, including students, faculties, staff, parents of our students, our alumni, and our partners.
Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) was awarded “IoE” status after an assessment by the government-appointed Committee of Authorized Experts (ECE).
The assessment included various legal and procedural requirements in accordance with UGC regulations and guidelines. It took into account all aspects of the university’s operation, including but not limited to the curriculum, research, faculty, campus infrastructure, student selection parameters, and the institution’s long-term vision.
Shiv Nadar Foundation founded by HCL group founder Shiv Nadar founded Shiv Nadar University in Delhi-NCR (Greater Noida) region in 2011.
Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, said: “We will continue to equip people with the skills, knowledge, art and scientific thinking necessary to meet the world’s most pressing social and industrial needs.”
Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) was recommended by EWG as “IoE” in August 2019 after the introduction of the “Institutions of Eminence” program in 2017 by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The 20 “IoE” were selected from a total of 114 applications from public and private universities. Shiv Nadar University is also among the select group of institutions in the country that received the prestigious Atal Incubation Center Scholarship from the Indian government NITI Aayog in the first round in 2017.