Shiv Nadar among Forbes 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Mar 16, 2009

Chairman and chief strategy officer, HCL Technologies.

Started the SSN Trust, named after his late father, in 1994. Its $30 million endowment is used mainly to fund SSN Institutions, which are aimed at providing affordable higher education, offering $1 million in scholarships each year. A 250-acre campus in South India includes an engineering college and a software-engineering school that collaborates with Carnegie Mellon University. Recently established the Shiv Nadar Foundation to build the Shiv Nadar University on a 290-acre campus in North India and set up 8 public secondary schools for rural children with the government of Uttar Pradesh state.