|Motto||Expanding the Horizon of Education Beyond Boundaries|
|Chancellor||Mr. Pradeep Gupta|
|Location||Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Campus||Urban (63 acres)|
|Former names||Sharda Educational Trust|
|Affiliations||UGC, ACU, BCI, CA, MCI, DCI|
Sharda University is a University established through UP State Act in 2009 and approved by University Grants Commission of India (UGC). It is based in Greater NOIDA, Delhi NCR. The university offers Bachelor, Master and PhD degree courses in Medical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Nanotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Allied Science, Business Administration, Mass Communication, Journalism and Advertising, Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Law, Languages and Culture. The university has approximately 25000 students out of which 1100 are international students coming from 42 countries globally.
Sharda University is a member of Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI) incorporated in the State of Uttar Pradesh. SGI has campuses in Agra, Mathura and Greater NOIDA totaling 167 acres of land and 3.5 millions square feet of infrastructure. In 2013 the SGI group has more than 25,000 students and around 12,000 alumni well placed in the industry.
SGI established its first self-financing Engineering College in Mathura, UP in 1996 with 160 students. Today, it is the largest Educational Group in North India with 6 colleges and a University, 44 Lacs sqft. built-up area and an asset base of over 900 crores.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Campus
- 4 Infrastructure
- 5 Schools/programs offered
- 6 Faculty
- 7 Admission process
- 8 Accreditation
- 9 Research
- 10 Cultural Diversity
- 11 Co-curricular activities
- 12 Placements
- 13 Awards and Recognition
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Mr. P. K. Gupta is the Chancellor of Sharda University and the Founder Chairman of Sharda Group of Institutions. He became an entrepreneur and started his own business of manufacturing and supplying of engineering equipments to various Educational and Research Laboratories in 1980. Slowly and steadily, he spread his business from North India to South India encompassing each and every corner of the country. He would travel extensively on business. Whilst travelling, he noticed a large number of students travelling from North India to South India for attending technical education universities. In those days, there were hardly any engineering colleges in North India due to which students travelled to South India. He also observed the poor education infrastructure and facilities present in North India. This gave him an idea – He decided to make good quality higher education available in North India.
In 1995, this dream became a reality. Sh. P.K. Gupta established the Sharda Education Trust. And by 1996, he started an engineering college in Mathura, under this trust, well known as Hindustan College of Science & Technology, Mathura. In 1997, he initiated a second college for students of management and computer science by the name of Hindustan Institute of Management & Computer Studies, Mathura.
In 1998 Anand Engineering College, Agra commenced and Hindustan Institute of Technology & Management, Agra launched in 1999.
Sharda University campus in Greater NOIDA is situated in Plot No. 32-34 in Knowledge Park III. While driving on Noida Expressway towards Pari Chowk, Knowledge Park III is towards the left hand just 2-3 kilometers before Pari Chowk. Upon turning left, you drive for about 7 minutes on a straight clear road and you will be next to Knowledge Park III.
The area surrounding Sharda University campus in Knowledge Park III is plush green and the roads are mostly empty. So it offers a tranquil backdrop for a morning jog. Or in case, you should want to go cycling, the surroundings of Sharda campus are beautiful, peaceful and there is hardly any traffic.
Infrastructure and Facilities
Sharda University campus is a fully Wi-Fi Campus. With a connectivity which can be accessed from any location in the campus. Infrastructure for Sports and Physical Training includes state-of-the-art Basketball courts, badminton, football and cricket fields for students. The best of equipment and facilities are available for students’ recreation. And for serious sport – our Football team are the reigning champions after playing at the 'Chakravyuh' in All India Sports Tournament. Sharda football team beat the IMS Gzb team at their home ground by 4-1 and brought home the trophy. There is also a brand new gym on campus for the convenience of students with all the latest exercising equipment and machines. All students have access to it. Sharda hostels provide its students with nutritious food, pure drinking water, water heating systems, attached bathroom, 24 hour Security, doctor on call and telephone.
Eateries and Hang Outs
There are numerous on-campus cafes and a Food Court. Students can enjoy a fast paced metro lifestyle right within the campus. Sagar Ratna, Amul Milk Parlour, Bikano, Café Coffee Day, Nescafe run their outlets in the campus. Plus a rooftop Food Court. Outside campus, there are many places one can visit after classes to unwind. Markets and malls within 15 minute walk from campus offer everything right from mouth-watering street food to daily shopping needs to books to go-karting experiences. Some good restaurants are serving most cuisines, some nightlife options and a movie theater too.
Sharda University has eleven separate schools pertaining to various different streams like Engineering, Business Studies, Medicine, Architecture, Dental Science, Media Studies, Law, Language and others. And each of these schools has dedicated Libraries of their own. Each library has an extensive collection of books, scientific and technical journals and electronic reference materials for satisfying the academic and research needs of the students and faculty of that school. The Libraries consist of Reference Sections, Circulation Sections, Audio-visual Sections, Periodical Sections, Book Banks and Digital Libraries. Each school library has automated all its library activities to provide effective and widerange of academic resources such as books, journals, online databases, DVDs and other useful materials.
The colleges have very well equipped Workshops and lab facilities and students are encouraged to acquire application skills and practically verify the knowledge acquired in the class room. SU College labs and workshops are amongst the best equipped in the country, second only to the govt. funded IITs. Well equipped laboratories exist for physics, chemistry, applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and IC engines, product and process development, material testing, R&D, advanced computation, software training, telecom, micro processor, DSP, CAD, CAM etc. and are supervised by competent faculty members and instructors. Engineering workshops have the latest machine tools, robotic arms, CNC machines, welding and fabrication facilities, pattern making and foundry etc. for mechanical engineering students. Electrical lab and workshop imparts training and practical testing of electrical motors and L.T. and H.T. equipments, Switch gears, Measurements, Instrumentation. Similarly separate labs exist for all branches e.g. electronics, communication, microwave, civil & environmental engg. and in all over 100 well equipped labs and workshops exist across entire SU spectrum.
A dedicated computer center at Sharda University provides easily accessible and excellent facility to the faculty and students with over 870 high end computers catering to their academic, research and recreational requirements. Sharda University campus has excellent internet connectivity. Reputed service providers like Airtel (20Mpbs), CJ online (10 Mbit/s) and BSNL NKN (1 Gbit/s) cater to the Internet requirements here.
Sharda University offers a world class infrastructure to its students. All eleven schools are equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms to facilitate teaching and interactivity amongst faculty and students. Classrooms are fitted with latest equipment for making presentations, lectures, debates and group discussions take place in the most convenient and enriching way. Classrooms are multimedia enhanced rooms that help provide an enhanced learning environment for students. The classrooms are a mix of theatre style and normal. Acoustics in classrooms are designed so that sound travels easily and promotes interactivity.
Cafeteria and Food Court
Conveniently located cafes and mini refreshment joints are popular gathering places for students, faculty, and staff to eat, study, or socialize with friends. Sharda University provides a student with an environment to enjoy the fast paced metro lifestyle right within the campus. Café Buddy’s, Sagar Ratna, Amul Parlor, Bikano, Café Coffee Day and Nestle are certain brands currently running their restaurants and refreshment joint in the campus.
Students of Sharda University have access to medical facilities within the campus as University has a 500 bedded Multi specialty hospital with all modern medical facilities.
Sharda campus houses the state-of-the-art Basketball courts, badminton, football and cricket fields for its students. The best of equipment and facilities are available for students’ recreation. In addition to our home facilities, we have also tied up with Jaypee Greens Sports Ltd for offering their high-end sports infrastructure and facilities to SU students at special rates.
A gym for the students with all the latest exercising equipment and machines. All students have access to it.
Transport facility is readily available to students, faculty and staff for travelling to nearby places or even all the way to Delhi.
Eight safe and secure hostels with all the modern amenities for a comfortable living are part of the Sharda campus. For girls:
- Sarojini Hostel
- Kasturba Hostel
- Mother Teresa Hostel
- Indira Hostel
- Tagore Hostel
- Vivekananda Hostel
For international students:
- Mandela Hostel
Sharda University offers Bachelor, Master and PhD degreecourses in various fields subdivided up in form of eleven schools in variousdisciplines namely:
- School of Engineering and Technology (SET – 2005)
- School of Medical Sciences and Research (SMSR – 2009)
- School of Business Studies (SBS – 2007)
- School of Allied Sciences and Creative Arts (SASCA-2006)
- School of Dental Sciences (SDS – 2006)
- School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)
- School of Art, Design and Media Studies
- School of Law (SOL)
- School of Basic Sciences and Research (SBSR)
- School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS)
- School of Language
At Sharda University, we attract excellent, nationally renowned and award winning faculty members who come from diverse backgrounds with academic portfolios that place them among the top researchers in their fields and are committed to creating innovative programs for the benefit of students. In addition to their excellent academic and professional credentials, faculty at Sharda University has set high standards of moral and ethical values, empowering them to be true role models.
Sharda University's healthy student-teacher ratio means small classes where students receive an excellent level of interaction and personal guidance for achieving their career goals. Besides the permanent faculty, leading professionals from the corporate world interacts regularly with students, enabling them to get a different insight into the subject from an industrial perspective
For Indian students Sharda University admission brochure may either be downloaded over Internet or obtained from Admission office, Sharda University, Greater NOIDA campus or regional offices. The application fee of INR 1,000 can be deposited either cash at the Sharda University fee counter or your nearest Punjab National bank or Axis Bank branch. You must carry a print out of Voucher (Challan) obtained after filling the online application form. Or you may also pay the application fee through credit card in case of online form submission. Application fee may also be paid via demand draft in favor of "Sharda University – SURE Entrance Test" payable at Greater NOIDA.
For International students Download online common admission form. Fill both sides of Common Admission form. Email scanned copy to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with all relevant education transcripts and certificates. Wait for confirmation, if not received within 48 hours, drop an email to email@example.com. After receiving the approval of the application, Pay registration fees USD 500 to HDFC bank. After receipt of registration amount the applicant will receive a provisional admission letter for applying student visa. Verification follows with complete fees deposition. Attend orientation and confirm enrollment.
Sharda University has been awarded the IAO Full Accreditation for global best practices in Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance, in 2011. Refer to Sharda University accreditation certificate. Sharda University was recognized as ‘Best Private University in Delhi-NCR 2012′ Education Excellence Awards 2012, and ‘Best Private University’ in Uttar Pradesh by Time Research in April 2010. The School of Business Studies is rated ‘A’ by CRISIL in 2012 in Delhi NCR, India.
The Research and Technology Development Centre (RTDC) has been established to explore cutting edge high tech research in the frontier areas of Science, Engineering and Medicines. The Research and Technology Development Centre has been created as a centre of excellence and is currently playing an important role in enhancing the Research Methodology and practices for useful technologically products. The centre is equipped with state of the art facilities and working in collaboration with various institutions of repute both at the National and International level.
The current activities which are being pursued at RTDC focus on multidisciplinary aspects. The RTDC team is involved extensively in the indigenous development of the piezoelectric transformer, which is being used in small gadgets like mobiles, laptops, Inverters, etc. The development of the technology for the piezoelectric transformer at the Lab Scale may ensure commercial exploitations at large scale. This work is being supported by Department of Science and Industrial Research, Government of India.
The Research and Technology Development Centre of Sharda University is also involved in the development of energy through Wind, Vegetable oils, Photovoltaic technology and low cost productions of electricity by weight moving mechanism. The development of Nanopores, Nano size particle, Biodiesel are also very important projects which are under progress in RTDC.
The other areas in which research is carried out at RTDC are:
- Smart Materials, Chalcogenides, Polymers, CNT, High speed vehicles
- Composite Cements
- Nano Cementitious Materials
- Green Chemistry
- Solid State Reactions
- Synthesis of Nanomaterials through Nitrate Melts
- Remote Sensing
The University publishes two international journals, "Journal of Scientific and Technical Research" by School of Engineering and Technology, and "International Journal of Management Issues and Research (IJMIR)" by School of Business Studies.
Sharda University has students from over 42 countries other than India and has thus become a melting pot of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicity. Some of the countries from where our students come are Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Bangladesh, West Africa, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Sri Lanka Mexico, Germany, Kuwait, Libya, Namibia, Burkina Faso and Mauritius. Other than providing us with a sense of ‘Global Togetherness’, this cultural diversity at the campus of Sharda also benefits our students in a host of other ways. Diversity expands worldliness. It enhances social development. Diversity prepares students for future career success. Diversity prepares students for work in a global society. Interactions with people different from ourselves increase our knowledge base. Just as you "think harder" when you encounter new material in a college course, you will do the same when you interact with a diverse group of people.
Diversity promotes creative thinking. Diversity expands your capacity for viewing issues or problems from multiple perspectives, angles, and vantage points. These diverse vantage points work to your advantage when you encounter new problems in different contexts and situations. Rather than viewing the world through a single-focus lens, you are able to expand your views and consider multiple options when making decisions and weighing issues of, for example, morality and ethics. Diversity enhances self-awareness. By being more self-aware, you are more capable of making informed decisions about your academic and professional future. Diversity enriches the multiple perspectives. Diversity magnifies the power of a general education by helping to liberate you from the tunnel vision of an ethnocentric and egocentric viewpoint. By moving beyond yourself, you gain a panoramic perspective of the world around you and a more complete view of your place in it.
The annual Mega-cultural fest Chorus is the annual mega-cultural festival of Sharda University. A delicious cocktail of cultural diversity, social awareness and unending entertainment, by offering a rich blend of dance, music, arts, workshops and quizzes. Chorus over the past two years has witnessed mesmerizing performances by popular singers such as Sonu Nigam, Simon Webb- Blue, UK, Jal- The Band, and Hard Kaur and a footfall of 15,000 students in Chorus ‘11. Moreover, the festival had offered stellar performances by giants of entertainment industry such as Rannvijay, Roadies host and VJ on MTV, who hosted the famous reality show on the campus.
Ojasvat is the mega annual All-India Inter-university sports event hosted by Sharda University. At Ojasvat every year, various Colleges and Universities compete with other in sports like Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket and Table Tennis.
‘Coke Studio’ Coke and MTV put up a dazzling show at Sharda University campus on 13 November 2013, for the "Coke Studio Megacerts". Papon and Salim-Sulaiman performed live at the concert.
A dedicated team called the ‘Placement Department’ - which comprises professionals from Industry, Faculty members and students – is always there to guide you and support you in getting the interview call and thereafter cracking the interview rounds.
To name a few of our recruiters - TCS, Infosys, Wipro Technolgoies, Wipro Infotech, HCL Technologies, IBM, CSC, NIIT Technologies, Patni Computers, Philips Electronics, R Systems, I-Gate, Global Logic, Interglobe Technologies, Birlasoft, Goodyear, Escorts, Mahindra & Mahindra, LG Electronics, Torrent Power, Thomson Digital, Cognizant, HCL Comnet, AON Hewitt, Syntel Inc., HDFC Bank, DLF Limited, Audi, ITC, Future Group, Dish TV, Citibank Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Capital IQ, Grail Research, Naukri.Com, Puma, HSBC Bank, Pepsico, Dabur India, Manpower Services, Mastech, TNT India, Zydus Cadilla, Copal Partners, F1F9, Axis Bank, IDBI Bank, Singtel, HT Media, Coffee Day and others.
Awards and Recognition
Acknowledging the world class education provided by Sharda University, top magazines, newspapers and television channels have bestowed good rankings to the University in various areas like placements, industry interface, infrastructure, international relations, etc. Sharda University continues to receive national and International recognition.
- Sharda School of Medical Science and Research was conferred the award of 'Excellence in Medical Education' by the India Medical Association, CMAAO-2013
- Sharda University recognized as Asia’s Most Promising Brand" in education by World Consulting and Research Corporation on 27 August 2013 in Dubai
- Sharda University awarded by the prestigious title of "Emerging Law College of the Year" on 20 July 2013
- Sharda University recognized as 'Best Private University in Delhi-NCR 2012' at Education Excellence Awards 2012
- Sharda University recognized as 'The Best Private University in UP 2012' by ASSOCHAM.
- HT Shine recognizes Sharda University for ‘Outstanding Placement Efforts’ in 2011 – 2012.
- School of Business Studies, Sharda University recognized as ‘Outstanding B-school’ at Dainik Bhaskar B-school Leadership Awards 2012.
- Sharda University adjudged ‘Best Private University’ at Indian Education Awards 2011.
- Sharda University recognized for 'Outstanding Placements in 2010 & 2011' by Hindustan Times Group
- Sharda University adjudged 'Best Private University’ in Uttar Pradesh by Times Research in April 2010
- Sharda University recognized as the 'Most Promising Brand 2010’ in the 4Ps Business & Marketing ‘100 Most Valuable Brands in India’.
- Sharda University featured in ‘D&B's India's Leading Business Schools 2011’ and recognized as one of the top B-Schools in India.
- School of Business Studies rated ‘A’ by CRISIL in 2012 in Delhi NCR.
- ZEE News ranked Sharda University 24th among all Universities in India.