About us - SACE


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 with a mission 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. Recognizing the need for trained manpower in tools and techniques used in Industry 4.0, SSN SACE has established a Center of Excellence in Industry 4.0 to offer educational programs and consultancy in this field.


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

“Our vision is to contribute to and promote the fourth industrial revolution by offering education service and consultancy in emerging technologies and tools to empower industries to achieve excellence.”


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

Shiv Nadar,
Founder – HCL
Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board – HCL Tech
Founder & Chairman – Shiv Nadar Foundation
Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCL Group and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCL Tech, a $11.8 billion global organization with over 211,000 professionals operating from 52 countries.
Nadar is credited with being one of the pioneers of the computing and IT industry in India. Under his guidance HCL has continued to ride the waves of the changing IT landscape for over 45 years and remain at the forefront of every technological revolution since 1976.While HCL started off as a hardware organization, manufacturing the country’s first indigenous computers and introducing them to the Indian consumer, it eventually evolved into a more comprehensive software services organization. HCL is in fact one of the few global IT companies founded in the 1970s that remains in existence to date.
Throughout his career, Nadar always acknowledged that successful institution building is dependent on forging result-oriented partnerships and creating new knowledge. He steered HCL to create several valuable joint ventures and alliances that aided the organization’s emergence as a global technology enterprise. His pioneering spirit and belief in engineering and research shaped the course of the organization and is the reason that today HCL Tech boastsone of the largest IT Engineering and R&D divisions in the world.
Nadar started his career as part of the elite DCM management trainee system. It was at DCM that he met the people with whom he later started HCL in a Delhi Barsati “akin to a garage startup” with a compelling vision that the microprocessor would change the world.

Nadar credits his success to the education and scholarships that he received during his early years. He has always maintained that access to quality education is the most potent tool of transformation and therefore, in 1994, he established the philanthropic – Shiv Nadar Foundation. The Foundation draws heavily on Nadar’s experience of building a world-class organization like HCL. It endeavors to create institutions of transformational education that will continue to influence and nurture the country’s youth for decades to come. To this effect, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has established six institutions covering the entire spectrum of education, which aim to address the issue of quality in education, create lasting partnerships and have a strong research orientation.
As of March 2022, Nadar has invested US$1.1 billion through the Foundation, impacting over 36,000 students directly. However, the Foundation’s ultimate aim is to nurture the next generation of leaders in the ideologies of symbiotic growth so that each of them may in turn aspire to affect a small change, creating a large multiplier effect. The impact of the Shiv Nadar Foundation institutions is today reflected in the aspirations of meritorious students who started their journeys from humble, geographically, remote backgrounds but are today pursuing their dreams in India as well as other countries.
In recognition of his pioneering role in business and philanthropy in India and across the globe, Nadar has received several honors and accolades, notable being the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 2008.
Nadar is married to Kiran, an Asian Games medalist and internationally renowned bridge player. She is also one of the largest Indian Art collectors in the world.

The Trust & The Trustees

Mr. Shiv Nadar, Managing Trustee

Ms. Kiran Nadar

Mr. Shikhar Malhotra

Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Board of Management

1. Mr. R . Srinivasan, Director and CEO Redington Ltd, Global Management and Business Leader
1. Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder, SSN Trust
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson, HCLTech Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation , Founder & Trustee, The Habitats Trust
2. Mr. T.S. Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
3. Prof. M.S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT Madras
4. Mr. P. Siva Prasad, Advocate, High Court, Chennai
1. Dr. Kala Vijayakumar, President, SSN Institutions


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

SSN Trust has established SSN Institutions. Both the trust and institutions are named after the Chairman’s father, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar. Dr. Kala Vijayakumar is the president of the SSN Institutions.

SSN institutions consist of 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.

SSN President Ms. Kala Vijayakumar

Dr. Kala Vijayakumar