School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)

The School of Natural Sciences (SoNS) at Shiv Nadar University is an integral part of the University's vision to build an institution of global education standards. The School provides an international ambience in a local setting with innovative and engaging teaching methods, globally bench-marked curricula, world-class faculty, key partnerships in research and ample opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

SoNS has four major Departments: Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Mathematics. It also houses the Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering.

Department of Physics

The focus of this Department is to answer questions ranging from how to design materials leading to novel devices to what are the properties of the Higgs particle. Many of the questions require close collaboration with Biologists, Chemists, Mathematicians, and Engineers – this interdisciplinary study is the hallmark of Shiv Nadar University.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (Research) in Physics
  • Doctoral Program in Physics

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry education at Shiv Nadar University provides focuse on a variety of interdisciplinary areas spanning different scientific disciplines, as well as non-traditional areas in the arts and humanities. Laboratory experiments are designed so that students can handle modern analytical instrumentation and equipment, preparing them for careers in both academic research and industry.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (Research) in Chemistry
  • Doctoral Program in Chemistry

Department of Life Sciences

The Department believes in laying a strong foundation in Biotechnology, at par with international standards of the Medical industry in the fields of Bio-imaging, Cell biology, and Diagnostics. Equal emphasis is laid on training and research.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (Research) in Biotechnology
  • Doctoral Program in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics

Department of Mathematics

The Departmentoffers programs and courses the highlight the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of the University. The distinguishing featureof the Department is the removal of the artificial barriers between pure and applied mathematics, and between mathematics and other disciplines; emphasis on modern computing skills and applications to real world problems; exposure through seminars and online sessions with leading mathematicians, scientists and thinkers from India and abroad.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (Research) in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Doctoral Program in Mathematics

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-oriented and student-centric University. Through its innovative curriculum and interdisciplinary focus, the University is bringing a paradigm shift in higher education in India. Enabling students to accomplish excellence in their Major while simultaneously pursuing other academic interests through various options under a Minor, the University inculcates critical thinking and problem solving skills. It prepares students to become leaders and decision-makers in the academia, research, industry, business, and policy arenas. University's source of strength lies in its distinctive feature that provides education in a broad range of disciplines and the ability to go into depth in a particular area.

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

The University's goal is to engage students in the study of a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. A student pursuing a Major degree from one School has the option of pursuing a Minor degree from another School.

World class faculty

Globally acclaimed, key advisors to Government and famous authors are teaching at Shiv Nadar University. All faculty at the University are appointed based on their contribution to research activity.

Focus on Research

The University focuses on a broad spectrum of Research, including basic and applied research, interdisciplinary research, scholarly publications and creative expression. The cornerstone of the academic mission of the University is its emphasis on undergraduate research.

Diverse Student Body

The students are from 27 states and UTs in India and selected through a rigorous admission process. The student body reflects diversity in culture, talent and perspective.

Open Culture

Fostering an Exchange of Ideas, Shiv Nadar University provides an exciting space for character and community building and an exchange of ideas. The classroom discussions often continue to the central vista of the University, library, cafeteria and to the beautiful palm groves on campus.

Global Collaborations

Active partnerships encompassing joint research projects, semester exchange programs, joint degree programs and curricular & academic support with the leading universities of the world including the University of Pennsylvania, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth College and Duke University.

Fully Residential Programs

As a fully residential campus, Shiv Nadar University continuously provides learning avenues outside of the classroom. Informal chats have led to the genesis of ~30 vibrant student societies, ranging from a curriculum-related robotics club to a creative one like the photography society.

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"Before I came to Shiv Nadar University, I did my homework on every college that I was considering. Shiv Nadar University stood out for me right from the very beginning."

Eshna Jash,
B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology

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B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics

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"The four years at SNU were just like living in the real complex world out there, where you devise a solution to the problems you come across; you try taking rational decisions against the choices you face but not missing on exploring your life at the same time."

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B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics

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"The kind of research work we have been exposed to, so early in our academic life is something so unique and so extraordinary."

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B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology

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"My curriculum is truly inter-disciplinary- I have to do courses in math, physics, biology and even one in programming to earn my degree!"

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B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry

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"One of my main motivations to join this university was the diverse faculty that it offered along with a revolutionary curriculum."

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B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics

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"Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by science and research. Shiv Nadar University came as an opportunity to pursue my dreams without having to leave the country. I just fell in love with the labs when I first saw them during the campus visit."

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Admission Process

Shiv Nadar University’s selection process has three parts:

Part 1: Eligibility based on Class XII scores as defined in the section - Eligibility for Admissions and Scholarships - Undergraduate Programs

Part 2: Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) – A combined three hour test to be administered in more than 100 Pearson VUE test centers across India helping every aspirant to participate in the process. SNUSAT and APT will be available as per the details mentioned under section - Key Dates

Part 3: Review of Application Form for the candidate’s aspiration in life and the ability to be a stakeholder at Shiv Nadar University

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