Since its inception, NISAU has been committed to providing a platform for the ideas and energy of the Indian youth. We have always encouraged dialogue and have, time and again, worked for the youth by organising events with opportunities to interact with celebrated people from all across the world, who, with their stories continue to inspire young Indians.

Staying true to our vision, NISAU is happy to announce its partnership with Shiv Nadar University for it's TedX conference on the 18th of November in India.

Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, is back with the third edition of its annual TEDx conference. TED, which stands for Technology Entertainment Design, is a non-profit organization devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading' and TEDx was created in the spirit of that very mission. At TEDx events, a combination of live presenters and TED Talk videos spark deep conversation and connections at a local level.

The University has seen two extremely successful editions in the past two years, and this year seems to be no different. The organizing team is working extremely hard to get prolific speakers from all walks of life on board, and already are in talks with a few exciting speakers. The speakers will be revealed very soon.

In the meantime, let's have a look at some of the speakers that graced the stage the last two years. The first conference, held in November, 2016, saw the likes of visionaries like Pernia Qureshi, Indian fashion entrepreneur, Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Chief Scientist of IBM, Karuna Nundy, one of the most prolific lawyers of the Supreme Court, and many more who fostered the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in students and at the same time inspired the audience.

The second edition of the conference, held in 2017, saw an increase in the scale and magnitude the event was held on. With speakers like Sriram Raghvan, Director of IBM India, Shreya Soni, founder of the Delhi Secret Supper Club, Zorian Cross, a multi-award- winning actor and playwright, the organizers left no stone unturned to provide a platform to visionaries of diverse backgrounds to spread ideas.

This year, too, the organizers aim to host an "Out of the blue" conference, with ideas that are bound to leave you pondering long after the conference ends. So make sure to mark the date on your calendars: 18th November, 2018, only at Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, to witness a spectacular amalgamation of ideas and visions that are going to leave you spellbound.

Ideas can change our nation for the better.

NISAU often produces thought leadership on various areas of interest and relevance. These can be made available to relevant audiences, on demand, except where they are confidential and not restricted by sharing guidelines.

  • Internationalising the UK Curricula — Speech at Westminster Higher Education Policymaking Forum

  • Indian Students in UK - Experiences and Feedback - Research project for London and Partners

  • Problems faced by Indian Students Abroad & NRI Students in India — Discussion with Honourable Ministers Mrs Sushma Swaraj and Mr Prakash Javadekar

  • Issues of concern to Indian diaspora; a student and young person perspective — Speech at Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014, London

  • Experience, Consumer Protection and Support for International Students — Speech at Westminster Higher Education Policymaking Forum

  • India's transition to a knowledge economy — role of diaspora - Speech at High Commission of India, London

  • Next Steps for UK Immigration Policymaking — Speech at Westminster Legal Policymaking Forum

  • UK General Elections 2017 - Manifesto Comparison vis a vis Higher Education — Prepared for Public Benefit

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  by Gayatri Rawtal |   August 30th, 2017 | | | | Comments

As we embarked on our 71st year of independence this year, India witnessed some laudable landmark judgments in the following weeks. India, diverse and abundant in both in its culture, beliefs, and population has long been led by its traditions and customs which have been impinging basic human rights for years along. Despite having a inclusive constitution, which acts as the cornerstone of law and order, and revered by legal academicians worldwide, the rise of communal disputes, sexual offences and ill-treatment of women in the nation called an emergence for judicial intervention.

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  by Riddi Viswanathan |   August 15th, 2017 | | | | Comments

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  by Arathi Kizhedath |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

Have you just been accepted to a UK university? Congratulations! As you are preparing to embark on this wonderful adventure which will enrich you academically and personally, we are sure your mind would be brimming with questions. Here we attempt to give you a personal snapshot about life in the UK and some information that might help you get started.

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  by Arathi Kizhedath |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

There are many definitions for the word empathy, the most fitting one in this context being "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts,and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner". A relatively new descriptive term for the ability to associate and understand the feelings and experiences of others, the word empathy originated from the Greek word empatheia ...

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  by Akshi Sudhan |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

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  by Manu Sasidharan |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

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  by Vijaya Priyadarshini |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

.."Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Birmingham International Airport. The local time here is five past eight in the morning'. I adjusted my wristwatch and fiddled around to set the time, wondering why the English had to complicate it. Surely, they could just say 08:05 am. Ten minutes later, I found myself walking along the alley, following the crowd towards the immigration desks. I saw directions leading us to 'Border control' and realised had I not filled in the visa application

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  by Omkar Chavan |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

Hello there! I am the voice of one of the few students who are fortunate enough to study abroad once in their lifetime. I was lucky enough to be brought up in a financially stable family with good values. Therefore, I had access to a complete and good quality education.

In India, education is a crucial aspect and children start nursery school around three years of age. The family pressure for achieving higher marks is traumatizing for every student.

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  by Saritha Choudhry |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

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  by Sanam Arora |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

I was invited to speak at the very reputed Westminster Higher Education Forum recently. It is always an honour to speak at this platform and I particularly enjoyed speaking on the topic of "Innovation in curriculum design - internationalisation, employability and inclusivity". Specifically, I was asked to address the question of whether UK curricula prepares students for a globalised economy.

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  by Sanam Arora |   August 14th, 2017 | | | | Comments

Sundar Pichai. Satya Nadella. Indra Nooyi. Parineeti Chopra. Aseem Chauhan.

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All these people have something more in common. And that is their pattern of education and subsequent work experience. All these brilliant people were once Indian students who went abroad to study.

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