Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India:
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR, through its Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) through its School of Corporate Governance and Public Policy. The MoU is aimed at enhancing professional learning, research, and training in corporate affairs and corporate governance related areas.
The MoU envisages combined efforts in the areas of joint academic programmes, research, and training along with jointly organizing conferences on thematic areas of relevance.
Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Dean of School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Academy of Continuing Education and Dr. Niraj Gupta, Head, School of Corporate Governance and Public Policy Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs signed the MoU. Shri Praveen Kumar, Director General & Chief Executive Officer of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Dr. Ananya Mukherjee, Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR were also present for the signing.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Praveen Kumar, Director General & Chief Executive Officer of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, stated that as an institute IICA tries to anticipate and meet the needs of learners in a way no one else does. IICA has always focused on a unique learning model. The institution aspires to align itself with the 21st Century and position the organization for the future. Highlighting the significance of this partnership, Shri Praveen mentioned that the collaboration will aid in bridging the gap between fast-changing industry expectations and career needs of senior working professionals.
Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Dean of School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Academy of Continuing Education said, “Both – ACE of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR, and IICA offers executive development programs, including Ph.D., MBA, and certification programs to sharpen existing managerial skills and knowledge and create new knowledge for shaping businesses of tomorrow. Therefore, there is significant potential to establish a symbiotic relationship between the two institutions, which will ultimately benefit professional capacity development in both the Government and Private Sectors.”
Dr. Ananya Mukherjee, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University Delhi NCR said, “The Academy of Continuing Education at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR has been established with a focus on developing and educating the path shapers of tomorrow. The University offers a unique opportunity for students to experience a multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and entrepreneurial ecosystem. This MoU with IICA is another step towards that direction.”
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR, is a student-centric, multidisciplinary, and research-focused University offering a wide range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from some of the best institutions in India and the world.
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, has been declared an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Government. In the NIRF (Government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework), the University has been the youngest institution in the ‘top 100’ Overall list for the last 5 years. In NIRF-2021, it ranked 56 in the ‘University’ category. The University has been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), valid for a period of five years from 26 November 2019. It is also among a select group of institutions in the country which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the NITI Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
Established in 1994, by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a US$11.5 billion leading global technology enterprise, the Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education, and to bridge the socio-economic divide. Over the last 27 years the Foundation, has directly touched the lives of over 30,000 alumni and students through its marquee institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of over 100,000 constituents, which includes not only globally dispersed alumni and students but also faculty members, corporate executives, and extended families.
The Foundation has invested over US$1billion in its seven landmark institutions and initiatives across education and art. Currently over 13,000 students and over 2,000 faculty are part of the Foundation along with around 21,000 strong globally dispersed alumni community.
The Foundation’s students have gone to study at some of the best institutions globally including the Ivy League in the US and top universities in other countries including Australia, Singapore, China and UK. Students are also working in major corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler, and several others both in India and across other geographies. Faculty across the Foundation institutions are drawn from the best Indian and international universities, with a strong focus on research and innovation.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation pursues the philosophy of ‘Creative Philanthropy’. It is a powerful model which envisages creation of institutions that are built to last and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term, high impact, socio-economic transformation.
About Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
IICA is set up as an autonomous institute that works under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to deliver opportunities for research, education, and advocacy. Set up as the premier organization to provide astute and credible intellectual leadership in corporate regulation, governance and running sustainable businesses, IICA is a think-tank, capacity building and service delivery institute. Its work enables corporate growth, reforms and regulation through synergized knowledge management, and global partnerships thus offering real-time solutions. IICA also supports Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) initiatives on all matters relating to Corporate Affairs. Anticipation of corporate needs for effective functioning, reviewing corporate laws for effective amendments to cater to evolving business environments, exploring new paradigms such as investor education, and periodic reviews and updating of definitions, components and activities related to corporate governance are other prominent initiatives of the institute.