Management Institute

Women Development Cell

Women Development Cell:
In pursuance of the directions issued by the UGC and MHRD, the Nirma University   has set up the Women Development Cell (WDC) and prescribed norms to sensitize the community with regard to gender related issues and create a gender friendly environment:

To provide and maintain a dignified, congenial working environment for women employees (including teaching, non-teaching and contractual workers) and students, where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest, a committee of the following members has been constituted as “Women Development Cell”:

Constitution of Women Development Cell:

Women Development Cell

Ms. Purvi Pokhriyal, Director & Dean ILNU


Dr. Sharita Sharma, ILNU

Member [Faculty Co-ordinator]

Prof. Anamika Sinha, IMNU

Member [Faculty Co-ordinator]

Prof.. Niyati Acharya, IPNU


Ms. Hiral Patel, ITNU

Member [Staff Co-ordinator]

Prof. Madhuri Bhavsar


Prof. Amee Nair, ISNU


Ms. Anjali Nair

Female Student

Mr. Varun Verma

Male Student

Mr. B.J. Patel, Dy Registrar, ITNU


Mr. G.R. Nair, Dy Registrar, IMNU

Member Secretary

Role and Functions:
  • To sensitize all members of Nirma University community towards the Supreme Court and statutory mandate prohibiting gender discriminations and sexual harassment at the work place and encourage involvement through academic, cultural and outreach activities such as talks, seminars, workshops, community action, drama, street theatre, poster-making etc.
  • To provide for dialogue, discussion, and deliberation on women’s rights and gender-related issues.
  • To encourage from participation from NGOs and law enforcement agencies in this area.
  • To become a resource centre for women and provide a forum for exchange of ideas.
  • To review safety and security measures for female employees and girl students at Nirma University campus.

Who Can Approach the Cell:
Any employee including faculty, staff, contractual, temporary, casual and student of Nirma University can approach the Women Development Cell.