The reputed Shiv Nadar Foundation (SNF) was founded in 1994 and has since been bridging the socioeconomic divide by empowering people through the power of transformational education. SNF aims at promoting the growth of a more just and merit-based society. In order to do this, the Foundation has built organizations and initiatives for the underprivileged to support them in the fields of art and education in both rural and urban areas. These ongoing programs have immediate as well as long-term impacts. It is encouraging and humbling to see each of these programs getting recognized. Below are some of the main programs that have reached milestones:
Founded in 1994, the SHIKSHA program has come a long way. In collaboration with the Basic Education Department, the SHIKSHA initiative was recently introduced in the Gonda district of eastern Uttar Pradesh with initial implementation in 50 primary and public schools. SHIKSHA also worked with the Aspirational District Programme, contributing curriculum for smart classrooms across all of Uttar Pradesh's aspirational districts.
Established in 1996, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recently accredited SSN institutes with the highest possible grade, an "A++". Stanford ranked the faculty members at SSN in the top 2% in the world for the second year in a row.
VidyaGyan was founded in 2009 and two of its students, Ansuiya from the grade XII 2021 cohort and Kumar Vishwas from the grade X 2021 batch graduated as CBSE National Toppers with 100% marks. The students were chosen to receive full scholarships to attend renowned international colleges in the U.S., such as Stanford, Babson College, Washington & Lee, and New York University (Abu Dhabi campus) with 100% scholarships.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Cultural Centre is an iconic epicenter of culture & art in New Delhi. Established in 2010, the institution combines a world-class museum of contemporary art with a cultural hub for dance, music, and creative learning. Sir David Adjaye, the prominent international designer and architect, created the campus for the new art and cultural center.
Shiv Nadar University Delhi NCR
For collective research and collaboration, the University, founded in 2011, has formed relationships with prestigious organizations like the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain). As the first Indian woman scientist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr. Bimlesh Lochab, a professor in the university's department of chemistry, made history.
Shiv Nadar School
For the third year in a row, Shiv Nadar School has earned the ‘Great Place to Work’ certification. According to the Green schools rating system of the Indian Green Building Council, The Shiv Nadar School in Faridabad attained the Platinum Certification in Green Building Standards. In 2012, the Shiv Nadar Foundation made its foray into K12 urban private school education and set up the Shiv Nadar School. Today, it is on its way to opening its fourth campus in India in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Shiv Nadar University Chennai
SNF's youngest initiative and the third in the field of higher education, SNU Chennai began operations in the academic year 2021. Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, a highly esteemed academician and former Director (officiating) at IIT Kharagpur, was appointed the Founding Vice Chancellor of the University. In order to give deserving and meritorious students access to a high-quality education, the University established a robust assistantship and scholarship program that includes full cost waivers for students.
The Trustees of Shiv Nadar Foundation have also been honored at various prestigious forums to recognize their determination to help make a meaningful contribution to the world. Roshni Nadar Malhotra was awarded the ‘Achievers Award for Excellence in Community Service’ by the Young FICCI Ladies Organization. Shiv Nadar was felicitated with the ‘US-India Business Council Corporate Leadership Award’. The FICCI Ladies Organization also recognized Roshni Nadar Malhotra with the ‘Award of Excellence 2022 in Philanthropy’, among many others.
For more details regarding SNF’s programs that are helping in making the world a better place through meaningful work, visit the website.