One of the hallmarks of a successful educational institution is its ability to interact with industry, understand the requirements and create industry ready professionals. SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SSN SACE) has been established as a new constituent of SSN Institutions with a vision to create world class professionals in emerging technologies. SSN SACE offers educational programs for professionals to enable them to enhance their knowledge and skills thereby augmenting their career.


Our vision is to create world class professionals in emerging technologies by designing and delivering innovative programs with industry collaboration.


  • To develop and enhance professional competencies through innovative programs.
  • To offer best education through distinguished faculty from India and abroad to teach the courses in the program.
  • To conduct research in learning and education technology to make learning more effective.
  • To continuously liaison with industry to identify ongoing needs and offer innovative programs.

Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman – HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Shiv Nadar was born and raised in mofussil Tamil Nadu, in an India awakening to its first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Tryst with Destiny”. Studying his way through the Indian schooling and graduate system, a scholastically-gifted Nadar confronted both the harsh realities and the opportunities of a struggling Indian state before he saw his first big town, Chennai, at the age of 21. His story is both a reflection of the times he lived in as well as the future that he always dreamt of shaping.

Nadar was part of the elite DCM management trainee system where he met several of the people with whom he was soon to impact an entire industry as a pioneer of modern computing. In 1976, eight young men left DCM to create HCL in a Delhi Barsati “akin to a garage startup” with a compelling vision – that the microprocessor would change the world.

A visionary, Nadar made HCL an engine of invention turning dreams into reality. HCL, under Nadar’s leadership, revolutionized Indian technology and product innovation with many world firsts to its credit – the first 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978, the first Relational Database Management System in 1983 before some of its global peers, client- server architecture in 1984, world’s first fine-grained multi-processor UNIX installation in 1989, among others. A pioneer in Remote Infrastructure Management, HCL was instrumental in implementing and managing the infrastructure backbone of one of India’s tallest financial institutions – the National Stock Exchange. HCL played a key role in supporting India’s telecom revolution through the creation of the largest mobile distribution network with Nokia. HCL Technologies, which spun out of HCL’s R&D unit, is currently a top IT services company in India and a global leader in Engineering & R&D Services with a game changing business model.


Nadar has made daring forays based on his conviction of the future. HCL created several valuable Joint Ventures and alliances with marquee partners such as Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Perot Systems, Deutsche Bank and Toshiba among others, to emerge as a global technology enterprise. In the last three decades, HCL has evolved into a $7 billion global enterprise with over 110,000 professionals from 102 diverse nationalities, who operate from 70 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India.

After playing a key role in putting India on the global technology map, HCL in 2014 diversified and forayed into healthcare, an area of paramount national importance. HCL Healthcare aspires to be the nation’s leading healthcare company by providing innovative medical services, products and training to meet the growing demand for quality healthcare.

In 1994, Nadar established what he believed was closest to his heart – the philanthropic Shiv Nadar Foundation and created its first initiative in Chennai, the SSN Institutions, that is a top ranked engineering college. Today the Foundation is a significant driver of social change and transformational education through its landmark institutions spanning the entire education spectrum from schools to universities. VidyaGyan, an innovation in school education, reaches out to the ‘top of the bottom of the pyramid’ and creates leaders from across the cross- section of the society. A young and a unique research-led interdisciplinary university, the Shiv Nadar University has been identified as India’s first Ivy League institution.

In recognition of his pioneering role in business and philanthropy in India and across the globe, Nadar has received several honours and accolades in the past, notable being the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 2008, the BNP Paribas Grand Prize for Individual Philanthropy in 2013, the AIMA Managing India Corporate Citizen Award, the ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in Corporate Governance and the Golden Peacock Award for Social Leadership in 2014.

He was also named the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year in 2015 by Forbes. This year Shiv Nadar was named as the most generous Indian by the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2016, a ranking of the most generous individuals from India.

Shiv Nadar often says that he is a product of education. He is restless, passionate and a creative institution builder who also likes to quote Andy Grove by stating “Only the Paranoid Survive”.

Nadar stays in Delhi with his wife Kiran. Kiran Nadar, an internationally renowned bridge player and an avid art collector, has established the iconic Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India’s largest private philanthropic art museum.

The Trust

SSN Trust was founded in 1994 by Dr. Shiv Nadar and his elder brother (Late) Justice Pratap Singh, a Judge of the Madras High Court.

The Trust has established the SSN Institutions, comprising SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SSN SACE), The SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering (SSN SASE), The SSN College of Engineering (SSN CE), The SSN School of Management (SSN SOM) and The SSN Research Centre. The institutions are run on a not-for-profit basis, and aim to provide the highest quality educational and research facilities for meritorious students belonging to all economic strata.

The Trustees

Board of Management

S.No Name of Member Designation
1 Mr. R. Srinivasan, Director and CEO Redington Ltd, Global Management and Business Leader Chairman
2 Dr. Shiv Nadar, Founder, SSN Trust Special Invitee
3 Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Trustee, SSN Trust Member
4 Mr. T.S. Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Member
5 Prof. M.S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT Madras Member
6 Mr. P. Siva Prasad, Advocate, High Court, Chennai Member
7 Ms. Kala Vijayakumar, President, SSN Institutions Member Secretary