Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research

News of 2015

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Research Orientation Programme scheduled during June 22, 2015 to July 4, 2015 was inaugurated on June 22, 2015. The Two-Week Programme has been scheduled with the objective to strengthen the research activities and encourage faculty members to be active researchers. The programme has been organised under the aegis of Academic Development and Research (ADR) Cell.

The programme commenced with the address by Prof. K. Kotecha, Director, Institute of Technology and Director ADR Cell. He talked about the various initiatives and activities undertaken by the ADR Cell to promote research. He stated that the faculty members should focus on inter-disciplinary and collaborative research. He, further added that research is not just ‘re-search’ but there are various attributes to research and the faculty should put in efforts to blend research with teaching.

The Chief Guest of the programme was Prof. Anamik Shah, Vice- Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapeeth. He delivered an inspirational anecdote from his student life and told the attendees about his transformation from a student leader to an ardent and successful researcher.

He motivated the faculty members through various enriching experiences of his life as a researcher. He quoted the examples of various initiatives undertaken by the great leaders of the country and discussed ‘Nai Talim’ by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel’s efforts through establishment of Rural Research Centres to fortify agriculture research. He deliberated on different research centres, their challenges and successes and sharing of the research for the betterment of the society.

The inaugural address was followed by the address by Shri D. P. Chhaya, Director (A&GA), Nirma University. In his address, he deliberated on the different schemes of Faculty Development and Research Promotion Programmes being undertaken at the University. He stated that these programmes are more structured and advance as compared to the programmes organised in past.

He added that research is the heart of the University and as the expectation from the University is more to deliver solutions to the challenges being faced by the society, there is an immense need to emphasize on applied research instead of theoretical research. He informed the faculty members that the University has a structured research policy in addition to various research funding opportunities for the faculty.

The presidential address during the inaugural function of the programme was delivered by the Director-General of the University, Dr Anup K. Singh. In his motivating address, he inspired the faculty members to initiate the thinking process in their minds and stressed that the research should be more for the benefit and betterment of the society.  He said that the two sources of research problem are laboratory and life and instead of opting for commercial research the faculty should work for the society. He motivated the faculty members to be not let down by failures as success is only achieved by those who do not stop trying.

The programmes ended with a vote of thanks by Prof Manjunath Ghate, Director, Institute of Pharmacy. He extended gratitude to the Chief Guest and other dignitaries from the University for sparing valuable time from their busy schedule. He also expressed thanks to the ADR team and faculty members. 


  • June 22, 2015

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University has received a research grant of Rupees One Crore by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India under the scheme 'Vishvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT' . The research grant has been received for five full time and five part time PhD Candidates. The grant amounts to One Crore Rupees and will be applicable from the academic year 2015-16. The Institute is the only private institution which has been granted the research scholarship in the state and among one of the very few in the country.

  • May 25, 2015

The Nineteenth Convocation of Nirma University was celebrated on April 25, 2015 in which 478 students were conferred upon various degrees. Hon’ble Justice Mr. A. M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of India, graced the convocation as the Chief Guest. The function was presided over by Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, President, Nirma University.

The convocation began with welcome address by Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, the President of the University, who also conferred degrees to the pass-out students. Dr. Patel commented that, Nirma University has set up new benchmark in the way the education system works and it has educated the students so that they can take up the challenges of the new age and grow up to their potential.

The Chief Guest, Hon’ble Justice Mr. Ahmadi presented Scholastic Awards to the toppers of various disciplines and delivered the convocation address. In his address he asked the young graduates, especially law students, to abide by the duty even at the peril of being at the end of an unpleasant experience. He also talked about the rule of law which governs us and the role of the Supreme Court. Hon'ble Justice Mr. Ahmadi further stated that, "Management diluted with law is an interesting combination. Proper management skills help in streaming the number of law cases properly."

The function ended with concluding address by the Dr Anup K. Singh, the Director General of the University.
Twelve students from Ph. D, 177 students from MBA – Full Time, 80 students from MBA – Family Business & Entrepreneurship, 7 students from MBA – Part Time, 1 student from LL.M. in Legal Pedagogy & Research, 101 students from B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) and 100 students from B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) were awarded degree for successful completion of their academic courses. Several awards were also given to deserving students as a token of appreciation of their hard work while achieving their goal. Total 19 medals were given to students for securing first,second and third rank in their respective courses.

  • May 14, 2015

Anvesh 2015 – Annual Doctoral Conference in Management was held on 03/04/2015 to 04/04/2015 at Institute Of Management, Nirma University. Dr Mukul Jain Sr. VP, Zydus Research Centre delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University and Dr. Garimella, Director, Institute Of Management, Nirma University also graced the occasion and addressed the participants of the conference. Two workshops were organized during the doctoral conference. First workshop titled “What a Doctoral Student Should Know?”  by Dr Sridhar Vaidianathan Of IMT, Hyderabad and  second “Research Designs”  by Dr Vivek  Suneja  of FMS, Delhi were offered to participants of the doctoral conference. There were eleven tracks of paper presentation on Marketing, Human Resources Management, and Finance & Economics areas of management. Five research clinics were organized where one to one interaction of 23 delegates was planned with experts. Anvesh 2015 witnessed 104 abstracts, 64 full papers, 55 delegates and 48 paper presentations. The conference proceedings were published in form of two books titled “Research Trends in Economics, Finance and Marketing” and “Research Trends in General Management” with ISBN which contained 33 selected papers. The Valedictory address was by Dr S. Garimella, Director, Institute of Management, Nirma University.  Three prizes were given.

  • April 05, 2015