Why Shiv Nadar University Must Be In Your Check-list?

By Sonam Satapathy

Shiv Nadar University or SNU is serving the education world since 2011. This university is the center of undergraduate, graduate as well as doctorate level programs along various streams. The University is spread over 286 acres in the outskirts of NCR. There is a state-of-the-art campus facilitated with smart classrooms, libraries, sophisticated labs, conference rooms, sports facilities of international standards, auditoriums and amphitheaters, canteens, and hostels, etc. It comprises 5 schools and 24 departments are housed under these schools.


Read here : Shiv Nadar University (SNU) Admission procedure, Placement details, Courses and Fees


Year of establishment 2011
Campus Greater Noida
Campus size 286 acre
Recognized by UGC, AIU Member
College rankings Ranked 83rd for Private MBA by Outlook 2020
Ranked 52nd for University by NIRF 2019
Ranked 87th for University by Outlook 2019
Modes of education Full-time
Number of courses offered 35 courses across 8 streams
Scholarship Merit-based
Average & highest salary offered (2019) Average salary: Rs 6.35 LPA
Highest salary: Rs 31.5 LPA
Official website snu.edu.in
Gender intake Co-Education
Application mode (when admission are open) Online


Ranking Body 2020 Ranking
NIRF (Overall) 82
NIRF (Universities) 56


Shiv Nadar University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs, and these courses are offered by the School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS), School of Natural Sciences (SoNS), and School of Extended Education and Professional Development (SoEEPD), School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME). 

Some of the popular courses offered by Shiv Nadar University are shown in the table below along with eligibility:

Course Name Duration Eligibility Criteria Qualifying Exam
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
4 Years Passed Class 12 with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and English as main subjects JEE Main + SNUSAT & APT
BA (Research)
- English
- History
- Sociology
2 Years Passed Class 12 with English from a recognized board SNUSAT & APT
BSc (Research)
- Biotechnology
- Chemistry
- Mathematics
3 Years Passed Class 12 with Biology or Biotechnology or Zoology or Botany or Life Science and English  
Class 12 with Mathematics, Chemistry, and English as mandatory subjects
Passed Class 12 with English and Mathematics as mandatory subjects
BMS (General) 3 Years Passed Class 12 with English as one of the subjects from a recognized board  
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
2 Years Passed BE/BTech in relevant discipline with 60% aggregate GATE or SNU-WT score followed by an interview
PhD 3-4 years Post-graduation degree in the relevant subject. CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ JRF or GATE score & based on written test and interview conducted by the University itself

Shiv Nadar University Scholarships

It offers a bunch of merit scholarships to its students pursuing various programs basing on their scores on the last qualifying examination.

  • The student scoring a CGPA between 7.50 and 8.49 will be given a 20% scholarship or tuition fee waiver.
  • The students with a CGPA of 8.50 and above will be provided a 40% scholarship or tuition waiver.


Shiv Nadar University has always given good placement statistics. The Placement Cell of SNU leads to the smooth conduction of the placement drive conducted by companies visiting. It guides the students to make career-related decisions by the counseling sessions. The placement cell also conducts some pre-placement talk which is two-way communication between recruiters and the students, where students get an insight about the company and can interact with the employers, written tests in order to judge the verbal ability, aptitude, reasoning, logical, and technical knowledge. The placement process includes registration for participating in the drive, then shortlisting the candidates by arranging a written test followed by an interview round. Besides lucrative jobs, some students are also given internship opportunities in order to give them exposure to the corporate world.

The placement details of the 2020- 2021 batch are as follows:

Placement partners 320+
Placement percentage 85%
Average Salary offered INR 7.5 LPA
Highest Salary offered to a class of 2019 INR 31.5 LPA
Highest Salary offered to a class of 2018 INR 15.5 LPA

Top Recruiters:

  • IBM
  • HP
  • HCL
  • Paytm
  • Titan
  • Cognizant
  • American Express
  • Amazon
  • Ericsson
  • RANE
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Deloitte
  • Larsen and Toubro
  • Bosch,
  • Infoedge
  • Axis Bank
  • Genpact
  • Airtel

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