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About Shiv Nadar University

Based in a sprawling campus shared with SSN Institutions, Shiv Nadar University, Chennai is committed to academic excellence. Thanks to its close links to HCL, a US$10 Billion global enterprise, the University has a keen understanding of the evolving academic and professional requirements in India and abroad. Each program is designed to help talented students become a successful, job-ready professional or a world-class academic. The University promotes a culture of academic rigour, supported by ample resources, including one of the best-equipped libraries in Southern India, and extensive, world-class research facilities. The University strongly believes that its role is not limited to disseminating knowledge but to act as a catalyst for research, discovery and creation of new forms of expression and aims to become a world-class centre for research. Driven by a belief in the need for all-round development, students are provided ample sports facilities and rich campus life.

Our Vision

A global university, focused on innovation, research, academic excellence and creativity, to develop socially conscious leaders capable of addressing future challenges.

Our Legacy

The Shiv Nadar Foundation was established in 1994 by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a US$ 10 billion leading global enterprise. Driven by the idea that education plays a key role in narrowing the socio-economic divide, the Foundation has invested over US$1 Billion into its philosophy of Creative Philanthropy. This involves building institutions of excellence, imparting students with world-class skills and a strong sense of values, and triggering transformation through the Ripple Effect. Cumulatively, the Foundation has helped to shape the futures of more than 30,000 students over the years.

Institutions created by the Foundation include SSN College of Engineering and the VidyaGyan Leadership Academy amongst others. Affiliated to Anna University, SSN is one of the top 10 private engineering colleges in India and has crafted a niche for itself. Top companies visit SSN regularly and graduates have been recruited for international assignments by companies like Apple and Facebook amongst others. VidyaGyan Leadership Academy is a K-12 school for rural underprivileged students and provide free residential education to the selected students from 6th till 12thclass. It has been instrumental in helping bright students from rural India to reach leading international and national institutions such as IIT, AIIMS, Babson College, Bryn Mawr College, Virginia Tech, Purdue University etc. for higher studies.

The Shiv Nadar University Chennai has been established by an Act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly to conceptualize, promote and bring about a paradigm shift through the development of outstanding leadership in research and innovation in education and allied development sectors.

Shiv Nadar University Highlights

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Number of courses offered


Admission criteria

Entrance or merit-based

Entrance exam conducted

Shiv Nadar University Chennai Entrance Exam (SNUCEE)

Application process


Courses Offered at Shiv Nadar University

B.Tech AI & Data Science

About the Program

By 2025, It is estimated that by 2025 there will be 463 exabytes of data created each day globally – equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day. By using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, businesses will increasingly base their decisions on data to solve challenging problems in the area of image analysis, language translation and speech recognition with a phenomenal accuracy.
This has generated significant interest in devising and deploying AI and ML based solutions in most of the industry verticals such as Health-care, Finance, Retail, Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture and Education

  • This program aims at creating future data scientists and data analysts by preparing students through a semester-long capstone project where you can apply your knowledge and skills to work on a real-life data analytic assignments
  • The program is designed to make you industry ready by in-depth learning in basic as well as advanced Probability and Statistics, rigorous practical skills in multiple programming language environments such as Python and Java, state-of-the-art Machine Learning(ML) and Deep Learning(DL) frameworks, Extensive knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Image, video, text and speech analysis using ML/DL and Big Data Analytics using distributed technologies.
  • This includes a semester-long capstone project where the students can apply their knowledge and skills to work on a real-life data analytic projects.

B.Tech CSE (IoT)

About the Program

B.Tech IoT is an interdisciplinary program which has a vast scope as its applications have enormously increased in the past few years. IoT is the growing network of internet-connected devices that find various applications in engineering and sciences.
Through IoT, objects are interconnected across the world, it allows people or things using those objects to be connected anytime. As an example from urban transport to medical devices, home electronics and appliances to cars, heart monitoring implants and many more, the smart cities. It is estimated that by 2025, there will be 50 billion devices connected over the world wide web.

  • The program equips the students with a strong theoretical foundation, systematic professional knowledge, and powerful practical skills in a range of fields of computing science, internet of things, security, web-technologies, communications protocols, data management and application of intelligent algorithms.
  • The program includes development of IoT products and services alongside the devices for sensing, actuating, processing, and intercommunication. This exposure builds a robust foundation for a range of applications in the IoT domain.
  • The prime focus of the program is hands-on practice and industry learning on the applications of IoT in various sectors like Energy, Retail, Healthcare, Automation, Robotic things, and Green infrastructure.

Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting)

About the Program

  • Focused Three-year program, for students who have decided to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance
    • The program provides the rigorous academic background for students who aim to acquire professional accounting designations such as CA, CWA, CMA and work in industry as professional accountants or practice as accountants.
    • The program is benchmarked to the CA syllabus (both intermediate and final examinations) of ICAI while fulfilling the requirements of UGC. The candidates will be well prepared to appear for the Foundation examination of ICAI after the second semester and for the Intermediate exam of ICAI after the fourth semester.
    • The faculty would include academicians as well as chartered accountants and professional experts in the areas of taxation and law.

Curriculum fully mapped to the CA syllabus, in addition to UGC guidelines

  • Students will be prepared to write CA Institute’s Foundation Exam after 2nd Semester
  • Students will be prepared to write CA Institute’s Intermediate level Exam after 4th Semester
  • All courses relating to CA final exams will be completed in the 4th and 5th Semesters.
  • In the 6th Semester, students have an option to Pursue an Accounting internship. For students registered with the CA institute, this may be counted towards articles training or Pursue a Commercial / NGO internship or Take additional electives
  • Practitioners as Adjunct Faculty to augment full time faculty
    • CAs, Lawyers, Company Secretaries, Cost Accountants
  • Tutorial classes held for most subjects
  • Smaller class size for more attention
  • Apart from revising topics, practice tests conducted regularly (including past CA papers)

B.Com / B.Com (Hons)

About the program

The B.Com/B.Com(Hons) program aims to provide the skill set and the competency required for candidates to become well rounded in analytical and financial domain and be able to apply and solve real world financial issues and problems. This program provides a solid grounding in accounting, quantitative methods, finance and data analytics and data mining.

The structure of the B Com program also has an in-built provision for a student to earn ‘B Com (Hons) degree program.

  • Students of B.Com program who maintain a CGPA of 8.0 and above in Semesters 1-3 are eligible to apply for the Honours designation.
    • Obtaining Honours designation will involve
      • Three additional electives in Semesters 4-6
      • One Honours paper or project
      • Maintaining a CGPA of 8.0 or above for the entire program
  • Micro Specialization Certificate if courses in specified elective baskets taken
  • Micro specialization options
    • Strategic Management
    • Financial Economics
    • Artificial Intelligence & Data Science

Facilities at Shiv Nadar University

  • Library

    The university has well-equipped library with a rich and extensive collection of books, scientific and technical journals and electronic reference materials for satisfying the academic and research needs of students and faculty community. The library and information center consists a reference section, circulation section, audio-visual section, periodical section, book bank and digital library. It provides an effective and wide range of academic resources such as books, journals, online databases, DVDs and other useful materials. The library is also providing Network Resource Sharing and Inter-Library Loan (ILL) services through National and International Consortium by adopting the latest information technology techniques.

  • Hostel

    Hostel rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each room has an individual space containing bed, mattresses, wardrobes, study table with chair, curtains and individual LAN ports. The common areas of the hostels are Wi-Fi enabled. Each hostel has a gym, which comes with the latest gender-segregated equipment and appropriate instructors.

    Boys HostelIn-Campus HostelGirls HostelIn-Campus Hostel
  • Sports Complex
    Available Facilities: 
    Badminton Court|Football Ground|Table Tennis
  • Labs
    Available Facilities: 
    Computer Lab|Electronics Lab|Surface Science and Tribology Lab|DST-FIST Computational Mathematics Lab|Mathematics Lab|Chemical Engineering Computational Lab|Process Control Lab|Mass Transfer Lab|Unit Operations Lab|Cloud Computing and Big Data Lab|Internet of Things Lab|Computer Architecture Lab|Wireless Lab|Smart Classroom and Lab|Photoluminescence Lab|Optical Spectroscopy Lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Shuttle Service
  • Auditorium
  • Music Room
  • Dance Room
  • Convenience Store
Other Facilities:
Amphitheaters|Conference Room|Unisex Salon|Post Office|ATM and Banking Facilities
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