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As we all are aware that June 21 has been declared as International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly. Nirma University is consistently celebrating this day over the past four years. This year too, Nirma University conduced a Yoga Session for all its members under the guidance of trained professionals. 

A total of 541 members attended the event across all institutes of the university, including the Director General, Executive Registrar, Head of Institutions, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, NSS & NCC Unit of the respective institutes.
The session commenced with a prayer under the guidance of yoga instructors Ms Tejalben Mistry and Ms Bhaviniben Patadia. During the session, certain basic Yoga exercises like Sadilaja/Calana Kriyas/Loosening practices to increase micro-circulation were performed. Thereafter Yogasanas, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, Dhyana, Sankalpa, Shanti Patha were also performed. The event concluded with light refreshment.

  • June 21, 2019

As part of the celebration of World Environment Day 2019, Nirma University participated in the Swachh Sabarmati Maha Abhiyan organised by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on June 5, 2019 from Dadhichi Bridge to Subhash bridge under Sabarmati river. PhD students of Institute of Pharmacy, Rotaract Club of Nirma Institutes, NSS unit and staff members of Nirma University participated in this campaign. The main purpose of this Sanitation campaign was to clear the plastic bags, plastic bottles and other food waste from the Sabarmati river. 

  • June 06, 2019

Nirma University signed an MoU with Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar (CSMCRI) - a unit of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on May 24, 2019. CSIR - CSMCRI, and Nirma University, will work closely in terms of research and academic activities. The Faculty and Scientists will work towards joint research projects, upon mutual agreement using leading research facilities developed at CSIR - CSMCRI and Nirma University. They will design and develop outreach activities and programmes for various mutually identified goals. On this occasion, Dr Anup K Singh, Director General, Nirma University, Ahmedabad; and Dr Amitava Das, Director, CSIR –CSMCRI, Bhavnagar shared their vision to reach out to the less privileged sections of society.

  • May 24, 2019

CSIR-AMPRI, and Nirma University, will work closely in terms of research and academic activities. The Faculty/Scientists / Technical staffs / researchers will work towards joint research projects, upon mutual agreement using leading research facilities developed/ to be developed at CSIR - AMPRI and Nirma University. Seminars/Symposiums/Conferences/Workshops shall be organised jointly. The two institutes will also develop collaborative research programmes for funding by internal, national and international agencies. They will design and develop outreach activities and programmes for various mutually identified goals of CSIR-AMPRI and Nirma University.

  • May 02, 2019

Nirma University has partnered with Automaker, Tata Motors on April 29, 2019 to provide BTech degree to the employees working at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. The programme aims at enhancing employees’ technical skills at multiple levels in the organisation, thus bridging skill gaps that prevail in the automotive industry and creating a future-ready organisation. Employees, enrolled for the BTech programme will undergo comprehensive training that is designed in two parts – technical orientation delivered through classroom sessions, virtual labs and on-the-job training in engineering, manufacturing and customer support facilities in Tata Motors.

It is a mutually beneficial initiative, which will result in a rich exchange of knowledge and the latest industry practices.

  • May 02, 2019

Twenty Seventh Convocation of the Nirma University  will be held on April 20, 2019 from 6.30 pm onwards.

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India

During the Convocation, the degrees shall be conferred to the students of Institute of Management, Institute of Law and Institute of Technology, in addition to Ph.D students of the University. The degrees shall be conferred by Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, President of the Nirma University.

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  • April 18, 2019

Institute of Management, Nirma University organized a 7 days NSS Special Camp in Khodiyar village. The camp was organized from 17th December, 2018 to 23rd December, 2018. The camp was attended by 40 students of BBA-MBA Integrated Programme comprising 24 boys and 16 girls. 

The camp was Inaugurated by Dr. M. Mallikarjun, Director, IMNU along with Mr. Suresh Rao, Assistant Registrar, Mr. Biju Thomas, Programme Officer, Dr. Bhajan Lal Kardam, Programme Officer (NSS) and Prashant Dalwani, Student Coordinator. Mr. Bhavesh Parekh, Programme Coordinator(NSS) guided the volunteers about the objective of the camp.

The social issues covered during the camp were women hygiene, women empowerment, waste disposal, self-employment, banking, investment schemes and digitalization. Nukkad Natak, Drama, one to one conversation, etc. were used to address the issues effectively. Each day at the camp was dedicated to a particular topic.

A cultural night was organized on the 6th day of the camp attended by nearly 800 people. Sarpanch of Khodiyar village along with 2 other members of Gram Panchayat and NSS faculty coordinator attended the event. Students from Khodiyar primary school were trained to perform various activities like Group Songs, Dance and Spoken English on this night. The event ended with a Garba Programme.

Shri Bhavesh Parekh, Programme Coordinator (NSS) has visited Khodiyar village during the NSS Special Camp and motivated the students.

IMNU has successfully organized 7 days NSS Special Camp with consultation of Director-IMNU, Officer In-Charge, SWB and Program Coordinator (NSS), Nirma University.

On the last day of the camp, volunteers bid a farewell from the villagers and thanked them for their support and coordination.

  • December 24, 2018

IAPNU organized a 7 -days NSS Special Camp in Dandi village near Navsari, in the coastal region of South Gujarat, from 17th to 23rd Dec. 2018. 

37 students were accompanied by Ar. Jitendra Menghani-Programme Officer (NSS)-IAPNU, Ar. Tanaya Deka and Ar. Nishant Kansagra on this camp. Brief outline of activities carried out at the above mentioned camp is as follows:

  • Demonstration of reuse and recycle of waste plastic bottles and metal scrap. Students designed and made bench and hanging planter-stand after collecting waste plastic bottles from Dandi beach. 
  •  Basic demographic survey of village and interaction with villagers. Unnat Bharat Survey form was used for this survey. Students interacted with villagers while doing the survey and got to know the community and their issues.
  •  Cleaning of the serene Prarthna Mandir and touch-up of the marble information plaque there.
  • Art work at kindergarten and primary school. 
  • Art work at Dandi beach.
  • Counciling of girl students at girls hostel of Vinay Mandir Vidhyalaya.
  • Interaction with Shri Kalubhai and Shri Dhirubhai. (Shri Kalubhai is an expert on Gandhian philosophy and is a part of the Collector Office. Shri Dhirubhai is Trustee of Vinay Mandir Vidhyala and a pioneer in education and social welfare in this region.)

Shri Vimalbhai (Sarpanch of Dandi village), Shri Dhirubhai, Trustee-Vinay Mandir and staff, Staff of Primary Sschool and Kindergarten, Shri Kalubhai from Collector Office, Er. Sharma  from construction site of Satyagraha Memorial and Pujari of Radha-Krishna temple were in particular, helpful in the above mentioned activities done by students at Dandi.

Students have done appreciable work in a week's time and with resource constraint in this Dandi camp. We hope to built-up on this effort and do more social welfare work in rural areas in the near future.

Shri Bhavesh Parekh, Programme Coordinator (NSS) has visited Dandi village during the NSS Special Camp and motivated the students.

IAPNU has successfully organized 7 days NSS Special Camp with consultation of Director-IAPNU, Officer in-Charge-SWB and Program Coordinator (NSS), Nirma University.

  • December 24, 2018

21st June has been declared as International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly. To mark the occasion, Government of India has decided to celebrate this day in a befitting manner all over the country. 

In this regard, Nirma University celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in their campus.

The Director General, Head of Institutions, Executive Registrar, other officers, teaching?, non-teaching staff, students, NSS & NCC Unit under the university, total 480 members participated in this celebration.

The Yoga practicing session was started with a prayer under the guidance of invited yoga instructors Ms.Tejalben Mistry and Ms.Bhaviniben Patadia. During the Yoga session certain basic Yoga exercises like Sadilaja/Calana Kriyas/Loosening practices to increase micro-circulation were performed. Thereafter Yogasanas, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, Dhyana, Sankalpa, Santih Patha were also performed. The instructors also stressed on cleanliness which is an important prerequisite for yogic practice. After the event, healthy refreshment was arranged for all participants.

Yoga is essentially a path of liberation from all bondage. Yoga helps to reduce depression, fatigue, anxiety disorder and stress. 

All faculty and staff members enjoyed yoga in green lawn under open sky. It is a matter of pride for all Indians that Yoga, which is a part of our culture, is getting such attention on an international platform and Nirma University celebrated the international Yoga Day in full spirit.?

  • June 21, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi famously said,
"So long as you do not take the broom and the bucket in your hands, you cannot make your towns and cities clean."

Taking this motto close to their heart, NSS Unit of Institute of Technology, Nirma University conducted a 7 day residential camp in Motipura village, Dist. Gandhinagar from June 04-10, 2018.

A group of 20 students from Institute of Techology, Nirma University who camped in the village as a part of their National Service Scheme (NSS) initiative and put together the local gram panchayat officials, local youths and Parthesh Pandya, an environment educator from near Rajpur village. He played role of catalyst in the initiative.

"From Monday, NSS Unit of ITNU have also organized door-to-door collection of waste after segregation. NSS Unit of ITNU are also going to provide two dustbins for the purpose. So far the general practice was to burn it."

Team of NSS Unit of ITNU talked about very simple but effective ways in which mosquitoes, and by extension ailments, can be kept at bay.

On Saturday evening, a mass meal was organized with the Swachhta Competition on the last day of the camp. 

Everyone knows the benefits of cleanliness, but more often than not it is confined to one's own home. NSS Unit of ITNU wanted to break that mould and extend it to their immediate surroundings, and eventually to the entire village. To make it exciting for the participants, NSS Unit of ITNU gave the drive the shape of a competition. NSS Unit of ITNU divied the 200 houses and populations of 1100 into roughly nine wards.

Two students of NSS Unit of ITNU were assigned to each ward where they worked closely with the local youth. NSS Unit of ITNU felt that the youth were more receptive of the ideas and they played a major role in taking the drive to each household.

On Saturday, independent observers visited to each household for inspection as the entire village looked spick and span after shedding about 12 trailer-loads of trash.

The observers looked at parameters such as keeping all stored water covered, not allowing algae to cover any puddle or open water, keeping the toilet clean, washing hands before cooking or meals and proper disposal of wet and dry waste.

The best household in each ward would get a token prize of Rs.1000 and the best ward would get a prize of Rs.7000.

All villagers were happy with the results.

"Generally, a community meal is organized when a deity is installed in a temple to mark the occasion. NSS Unit of ITNU, on Saturday, have installed cleanliness in the village and thus have organized the mass meal".

On the last day at closing ceremony, Mahant Shri Chaitanya Swamy ( Swaminarayan Mandir, Gandhinagar), Shri Shambhuji Thako ( MLA, Gandhinagar), Shri  Kamal Kumar Kar (Regional Director, NSS Ahmedabad), Shri Hitendra Patel (Mantrishree Kisan Morcha, Gujarat Pradesh), Ms. Niruben Patel (Sarpanch, Motipura Village) and Dr. Niraj Shilawat (Gujarat Vidhyapith, Gandhinagar - NSS National Award Winner) was present.

?Dr. J. B. Patel and Prof. Tejal Upadhyay (Programmer Officer-NSS, ITNU), has successfully organized camp with consultation of Mr. Bhavesh Parekh, Program Coordinator - NSS and Prof. Jayesh Patel, Officer in-Charge, Student Welfare Activities, Nirma University?

  • June 04, 2018

NSS Unit of Institute of Law, Nirma University conducted a 7 day residential camp in adopted village Jamiyatpura - 'Anubhooti' or realisation from 10th March,2018 to 16th March,2018. To experience and realize the problems being faced by those residing in semi-urban parts of the city.

A total of 18 students were part of the 7 days camp.Various social welfare activities were conducted in due course of period.

The day used to start with 'Shramdaan' which used to be conducted daily for 2 hours in the morning.

Volunteers used to generate awareness among the residents regarding Swachh Bharat mission, construction of toilets, cleaning of road and surrounding areas, proper sanitation, throwing of rubbish in the dustbins and keeping surroundings clean.

Meetings of residents with the representatives of village panchayat used to be conducted in the evening, to raise the issues of the village and come to some possible solutions for such issues.

Various planning and discussion session used to took place in which issues of rural india were discussed and reflection was made on what is done and what is yet to be done.

In the free time, volunteers used to teach children of Jamiyatpura village, by introducing to them interactive learning methods.

A session was conducted in the village in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority on the topic :
1. Women Empowerment
2.Labour Laws
Session was conducted by Mr.Sudhirbhai Desai.

It was graced by presence of Jane Schukoske, Advisor S. M. Sehgal Foundation ; Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal, Director & Dean, ILNU, Shri Bhavesh Parekh, Chief Coordinator, Students' Welfare Activities & Program Coordinator, NSS-NU, Dr.Tarkesh Moliya, Academic Co-Ordinator, Mr.Nitesh Choudhary, Mr.Raj Mehta, Faculty Co-Ordinator - Legal Aid Committee ILNU, Dr.Samiulla, Program Officer - NSS ILNU.

On the last night of our stay, 'Bhajan Sandhya' was organised with support of Bhajan Mandli of the village, entire village participated in the Bhajan Sandhya, which had a footfall of more than 150 residents.

On last day, AADHAR registration camp was organised in the village. More than 50 individuals, who were left unregistered, registered for new AADHAR card and around 16 individuals registered for correction.

The learning experience that was received to the volunteers in due course of the camp would help them to grow with a new outlook of rural India. Such camps need to be conducted from time to time, so that students could gain a practical learning experience, which could never be received in the four walls of a classroom.

  • April 04, 2018

On February 06, 2018 Nirma University organised an extramural lecture by the motivational and spiritual speaker Shri Rameshbhai Oza. The lecture was attended by Dr Shri K K Patel, President - Nirma University, Shri K K Patel, Vice Presdent - Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh, Director General - Nirma University as well as Institute Directors, Faculty Members, Staff and students. The topic of the lecture was - "Ansh Hai Hum Param Astitva Ke". Shri Rameshbhai Oza talked about how every individual is a part of a larger system and why we all should act in unison to achieve a higher goal. He said, "Each human soul is an autograph of the all powerful divinity on the book of life". He gave multiple references from science to spirituality to put his point across and the audience was more than convinced. 

  • February 06, 2018

On 30 January, 2018 One Act Play Competition was held at Nirma University which was meant to provide the students a platform to showcase their acting talent and performing skills. The students from various Institutes participated with unparalleled zeal and the event was a great success. The theme of the competition was - Equal Opportunity which was brought out by the performances in an excellent manner. The plays were written in such a way that they touched many aspects of our society and that is what made the event enjoyable. The students talked about many important socially relevant issues right from Nepotism to Female protection. The performances were to the point and moved the audience with a deep impact. Mr. Jeetendra Thakkar & Ms. Harshaben Bhavsar were the Judge & Chief Guests of this event.

The winners are as follows:

Best One Act Play - Winner Position - Institute of Law

Best One Act Play - Runner-Up Position - Institute of Pharmacy

  • January 31, 2018

The 21st Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM), organized by the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), commenced on 11th January, 2018. The event will continue till January 3, 2018. NICOM has been an annual event at IMNU providing a platform for an interactive discussion between academicians and industry veterans on a plethora of topics under a common theme. In addition, the Conference will have academicians and practitioners from India and abroad, presenting their research in as many as 60 sub themes viz, Strategic Management Process, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Functional Level Strategies, Functional Information Systems & DS, Digital Ecosystem, etc., in four track sessions spread across the three days Conference. Four plenary sessions are also arranged during which, the prominent personalities from the industry will be addressing the audience on various topics.

The chief guest for the inaugural session was Mr. Gurmeet Singh Sethi, Managing Director, Johnson Controls- Hitachi Ltd. The president of Nirma University, Dr. Karsanbhai Patel and Vice President of Nirma University, Mr. K.K. Patel were also present for the inaugural session. Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University was also a part of the function. The chairpersons for NICOM, 2018 were Dr. Nityesh Bhatt, Prof. Balakrishnan Unny and Dr. Shahir Bhatt, professors of the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU). Dr. M. Mallikarjun, Director In-charge, IMNU delivered the welcome address.

Mr. Gurmeet Singh began the session. He said that the Digital India campaign started by the Government of India is extremely crucial for the nation. Given the rapid change in the business environment, organisations need to adopt technological changes going on in the society if they want to stay in competition. Talking about the concept of Smart Cities, Mr. Sethi stated that though people from different parts of the country want to shift to Tier 1 cities, the resources in these are just on line. If the trend continues, these cities would be busted at their seams. In such a critical scenario, the development of smart cities would help in reducing the burden from them and would also ensure optimum utilization of resources. He said that while people today are concerned that machines will replace human resources, according to him, the development of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence will enable humans to create more high level jobs. Addressing the students, Mr. Gurmeet said youth is going to be the teacher. The only thing they need to remember is that education does not attend with the ending of college; learning is a never ending process.

Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University also said that the use of technology is of utmost importance and the change in technology that the society accepts should be adapted by the organizations because not being able to adapt is the greatest shortcoming an organization can have.

  • January 11, 2018

Nirma University celebrated its Twenty Fourth Convocation on November 6, 2017. The Chief Guest during the occasion was Shri Narendra K Verma, MD and CEO, ONGC Videsh Ltd. In his inspirational speech, he stressed on the importance of positively working in the society and use the energy wisely. He talked about the principle of SEEK where S stands for Skills, two E stand for Employability and Entrepreneurship, K stands for Knowledge. He also quoted Shri APJ Abdul Kalam saying - Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great.

During the convocation, the students were conferred degrees by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the President of the University. Dr Patel delivered the Presidential address on the occasion.






  • November 10, 2017

‘PRAVEG’17 – Annual Techno-management Fest’ organized by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA), under the aegis of Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 5th & 6th October, 2017. The event was inaugurated by Hon. Minister of State, Road& Transport Shri Vallabhbhai Kakadiya and AirMarshal DS Rawat AVSM VSM, SASO in august presence of Shri K K Patel, Vice President Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University and Dr Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology on 5th October 2017.

On the second day 6th October, 2017 the event was graced by Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State Women & Child Development Smt Nirmala Wadhwani, AirMarshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC AOC-in-C SWAC, President of Nirma University Dr Karsanbhai Patel, MD Nirma Ltd Shri Hirenbhai Patel, Vice President of NU Shri K K Patel, Director General NU Dr Anup Singh, Mayor of Ahmedabad City Shri Gautambhai Shah, AVM AK Gupta VSM, SMSO and Director, ITNU Dr Alka Mahajan.

  • October 07, 2017

Nirma University is celebrating Ramzat 2017 - a Ras Garba Mahotsav on 7th October, 2017 from 7 pm to 10:30 pm for the faculty members, staff and students. The venue for the event will be the Cricket Ground, Nr. NIM Canteen, Nirma University.

  • October 06, 2017

15th August 2017 – Independence Day Ceremony

Nirma University celebrated 71st Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony with high spirits of nationalism and patriotism. The tri-colour flag was hoisted by Dr. Pankaj Shah, an Oncology specialist and an advisor at Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad. His inspiring speech was truly relevant and focused on the importance of this day and how our generation can contribute towards development and growth of our nation. The ceremony was attended by our faculty members, staff as well as students with pride.

  • August 16, 2017

Nirma University celebrated the 70th Independence Day with great fervour and patriotism. The chief guest during the occasion was Prof. (Dr) Anil Kumar Gupta, IIM, Ahmedabad. In his address after unfurling the national flag at the university, he expressed happiness on the progress of the nation and motivated the people to strive for innovation and invention. He quoted various engaging success stories of the country and stressed that one should endeavour to better oneself.

The flag hoisting ceremony was also attended by Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General; Shri D. P. Chhaya, Director (A&GA); Mr. G. Ramchandran Nair, Executive Registrar; Heads of the constituent Institutes of the University; faculty and staff members and the students in large numbers.

  • August 15, 2016

The first meeting of the Executive Committee of Nirma University Alumni Forum was organized on April 23, 2016. The objective of the meeting is to foster continuous engagement of the Alumni with their Alma Mater and draw their expert knowledge in the relevant fields to further enhance, strengthen and reinforce the overall quality of the constituent Institutes of the University.

  • April 23, 2016