The Foundation

Impacting lives through
creative philanthropy
The Shiv Nadar Foundation was established in 1994 by Shiv Nadar, Founder of HCL. With an investment of over Rs. 7,600 crores in education, it has built world-classinstitutions and created a legacy of excellence in education with over 40,000 students and alumni. Guided by the philosophy of ‘Creative Philanthropy,’ the Foundation’s enduring vision is to build institutions that leave a lasting impact, making it a powerful force for positive change.

Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCL Group and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus and Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCLTech, a $12.8 billion global organization.

Kiran Nadar

Kiran Nadar is the Founder and Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. She is also a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Chairperson of HCLTech, a leading global technology organization with a market capitalization of $34 billion, and a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

Shikhar Malhotra

Shikar Malhotra is the CEO & Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare, Director of HCL Corporation and a Director on the HCLTech board. He is also a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

The Foundation has established several institutions and programs that address crucial areas of rural and urban education, technology, and art.

The Foundation’s first educational initiative. SSN College of Engineering is a premier centre of higher education offering top-tier engineering programs and one of India’s largest scholarship initiatives.

A leadership academy that empowers economically underprivileged, rural students to become transformative agents of change. With its innovative pedagogy and state-of-the-art facilities, VidyaGyan seeks to bridge the urban-rural education divide in India.

The first private museum of art exhibiting modern and contemporary works. KNMA is committed to promoting visual and intellectual dialogue between artists and the public. Its chairperson, Kiran Nadar, is one of the world’s leading collectors of Indian art.

(Institution of Eminence)
A philanthropic, multi-disciplinary research university with a student-centric education model, opened in 2011. It has been recognized for its teaching and research initiatives, and was declared an Institution of Eminence in 2022.

A dynamic hub of learning, with state-of-the-art facilities, research projects, and a strong philanthropic mission. Its vibrant campus nurtures a diverse academic community and now hosts the brand new Shiv Nadar School of Law, setting the stage for legal excellence and innovation. 

Technology-driven literacy and enhanced learning program for an inclusive and empowered society. Shiksha’s mission is to eradicate illiteracy from India by creating a model which is easily replicable, scalable and measurable. 

Private school education initiative bringing the finest learning experiences to students. SNS’s learning methodology has an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and holistic development. There are four locations so far: Chennai, Noida, Gurgaon, and Faridabad.