Shiv Nadar University Introduces New Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs

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Delhi: Shiv Nadar University, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and research-focused university, today announced two new scholarships – the “Gifted Student Scholarship” and a “Rural Student Scholarship” – for its 2017-18 undergraduate programs. With the new scholarships, the University will offer Rs. 35 crore as the total scholarship pool, available to students from the 2017-18 batch. Over the past six years, the University has disbursed more than Rs. 150 crore as part of its scholarship program.

The two new scholarships introduced this year are:
– Gifted Student Scholarship: this is a merit based admissions process under which the university considers students with certificates from pre- identified exams. Eligible students are directly invited for an in-person interview at the University. Once they are selected they are entitled to a 100% tuition waiver. The exams considered for this scholarship will include:
o National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) toppers holding ranks up to 1,000
o The Indian National Olympiad holding top 5 – 10 ranks for each subject in Sciences and Mathematics
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 ranks
o Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

– Rural Student Scholarship: this will support students of exceptional caliber from a rural and underprivileged background. Up to 20 students are entitled to this at the under- graduate level (basis the University’s selection process). The scheme offers a full tuition waiver along with hostel and living expenses extended as a loan to be repaid by students after they graduate.

www.snu.eduAnnouncing the details of the 2017-18 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 develops the full potential of students – enabling them to become future leaders, equipped with excellent skill-sets and a sense of social commitment & responsibility. This year, we have launched specialized scholarship programs which are need-based as well as merit-based to attract the best talent and also offer opportunities of a world-class education to the most deserving underprivileged students.”

Admissions to the Shiv Nadar University are purely on the basis of merit, with the University not 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 www.snu.edu.in.

The last date of receiving application forms for undergraduate programs is May 25, 2017, and the last date to appear for SNUSAT and APT test is 7 June, 2017.

About Shiv Nadar University
Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), 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.