Shiv Nadar University Announces Admissions Open for 2018-19_ Last date for application: May 28th, 2018


Shiv Nadar University Announces Admissions Open for 2018-19

· Expands its multi-disciplinary offerings with the introduction of a new program in International Relations

· Introduces New Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs

· Last date for first round of admissions is May 28, 2018

May 24, 2018, NCR: Shiv Nadar University, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and research-focused university, has declared admissions open for the academic year 2018-19. Known for its multidisciplinary curriculum, the Shiv Nadar University expands its offerings with the introduction of a new undergraduate program in International Relations.

This will be a specialized program, focusing on studying those problems, which require an interconnected global perspective. Expert faculty members, who bring to bear considerable research experience in International Relations and allied areas such as development studies, ecological economics and political science, will teach the course. The 4-year program will require students to study the core subjects for the first two years and focus on studying their International Relations electives during the third year. The fourth year will be devoted substantially to research to provide a more experiential understanding of the subject. Some of the electives in the program will include climate change, inequality and social policy, global refugee politics, international security, histories of international relations, Indian foreign policy, ecosystems, economy and the environment and global political theory among several other choices.

The University has also announced the launch of a new “Gifted Student Scholarship” program in addition to the already existing scholarships. With this new scholarship, the University will offer Rs. 40 crore as the total scholarship pool, available to students from the 2018-19 batch. Over the past seven years, the University has disbursed more than Rs. 160 crores as part of its scholarship program.

The Gifted student Scholarship will allow meritorious students to study at the University free of cost. Under this program, the University will consider students with certificates from pre-identified exams. Eligible students will be directly invited for an in-person interview at the University. Once selected, they will be entitled to a 100% fee waiver. The scholarship will be extended to:

o Top 10 rank holders in Class 12 from each Board of Education

o INSPIRE fellows awarded Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)

o JEE (Advanced) top 500 rank holders

www.snu.eduAnnouncing the details of the 2018-19 admissions season, Dr. S N Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University said, “As a research-led and multidisciplinary University, our endeavor is to create an unparalleled academic ecosystem that allows students to explore a variety of subjects and understand the practical applications of many of them. We also incorporate a dimension of creative thinking and design to all disciplines that the student study to create a synergy between the sciences and humanities. Our endeavor is to give our students a rewarding education that challenges them to realize their full potential – enabling them to become future leaders, equipped with excellent skill-sets and a sense of social commitment and responsibility. The new scholarship that we are launching this year will allow us to reach out to the gifted students and help them gain a world-class education.”

Admissions to the Shiv Nadar University are purely on the basis of merit, with the University will not be reserving any seats under any specific category. Scholarships at the University cover full or partial educational and living expenses for the entire duration of the undergraduate program. Apart from the Class XII scores, the University evaluates students for their quantitative ability, abstract reasoning, verbal and written communication through a specially designed Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT). Similarly, candidates are evaluated on their subject knowledge through the Academic Proficiency Test (APT).

Undergraduate programs include the following courses: Bachelor of Arts (Research), Bachelor of Science (Research), Bachelor of Management Studies and Bachelor of Technology. Details of admission to all programs for the Academic Year 2017-18, including new programs are available on the University website

The last date of receiving application forms for undergraduate programs is May 28, 2018, and the last date to appear for SNUSAT and APT test is June 04, 2018.

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University (, a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is a multidisciplinary, student-centric, research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Located on a 286-acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The university has been recognized as ‘University of the Year’, under the category – ‘in existence for less than 10 years’ at the 3rd FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation ( has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions ( in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (, an international multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (, a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (, India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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