Education Beyond business
Mr. Shiv Nadar, Padma Bhushan Award - the third highest civilian honor conferred by the President of India in January 2008, established HCL as a startup in 1976. His interest in philanthropy and education is very well known to the world. Determined to give back to the society that supported him, Mr. Nadar has been quietly supporting many significant social causes through the Shiv Nadar Foundation. The Foundation is committed to provide the means to empower individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide and to contribute to the creation of a more equitable, meritocracy based society, and aims to achieve this primarily through outstanding educational institutions of higher learning. It has established the not-for-profit SSN College of Engineering in Chennai, ranked among India’s top fifteen private engineering colleges. The Foundation is also running “VidyaGyan” schools in Uttar Pradesh that provide free, world class education to rural toppers from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Mr. Shiv Nadar is an active member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. Concerned with the public health issues in India, he is involved with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) - working to establish standards in public health education and to create a network of innovative world class India-relevant institutes of public health. The President of India appointed him the Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur. He also very strongly supports initiatives for the girl child and the empowerment of women.
HCL’s Foray into Education
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
Established in 1994, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has focused primarily on creating iconic institutions of excellence in learning across the education spectrum. Conceived and created by Shiv Nadar - a product of education himself, he strongly supports the vision that education empowers individuals and is vital to reap our demographic dividend.
Commitment at Shiv Nadar foundation
With a vision of “leadership for change through transformational education” Shiv Nadar Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, meritocracy-based society by empowering individuals in order to bridge the socio−economic divide. The foundation aims to achieve this, primarily through the creation of iconic educational institutions, which would outlast its founder and provide meritorious students from all walks of life, the opportunity to receive world-class education.