SNU, Greater Noida
The campus life plus the fully residential scheme of the campus, plus we went through the profiles of the various faculty members as well. On comparison of the profiles here and in Delhi University, I concluded SNU would be a better option for me. My dad is a professor in DU as well and he consulted his colleagues there, everyone suggested us to go for it. Economics here is a four year program with the last year on research which I thought would be really beneficial to me, at the same time it would allow me to apply in the US without having to drop a year.
A number of companies visit the campus during the fourth year. The entirety of the fourth year is spent in the interviews and the placement processes for the various companies. We cater to engineering as well and so many students from various branches having the particular skill sets can apply and the placement cell is really supportive of it too. In the end one has to fight for their own placement and a majority of the students sitting in the placement process end up landing a job.
World class amenities in the hostel including clean washrooms, 24/7 running hot water, water coolers on every floor and even AC rooms for those who do not wish to scorch in the Delhi summers. We have a TV room in our hostels where everyone would meet for the matches, be it football or cricket or tennis. Along with that we have a table tennis table in each hostel along with a foosball table. Vending machines are also available in each hostel block to crave the midnight munchies.
Our library is our USP, it is a really huge building adding to the aesthetics of the campus. Added to that is the huge size of the campus with plenty of open spaces for you to chill between classes or late at night. A variety of sports are available on campus with proper coaches and facilities to cater to the needs of everyone, added to that is our humongous Indoor Sports Complex which has a running track, basketball courts, pool table, foosball table, unisex gym and many more facilities.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The curriculum was up to date with the faculty emphasis on teaching us things that would help us alot if we wanted to study economics further in life. However the emphasis on the mathematical part of eco was really less which proved to be a disappointment along with the fact that we were taught little statistics.
Shiv Nadar University is full of campus activities like the DJ nights that take place on every big indian festival along with the movie screenings that take place every weekend. There are a number of clubs to choose from each adding to the extra curricular aspect of the students life. We had our annual inter college fest - Breeze each year in February which are the craziest three days on campus. Along with that we also have a intra college fest each year in October.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
100% scholarship available which is merit based. Personally I paid zero for tution and the only expense for me was the hostel, laundry and mess fees.