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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

Nirma University celebrated its Twenty-First Convocation on April 18, 2016. The Chief Guest during the occasion was Mr. John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. In his inspirational speech, he stressed on the importance of global integration as this is an era of start-ups.  He said, “Entrepreneurship is an approach to life. That approach is built around innovative thinking, which means finding the solutions no one else has thought of taking calculated risks, because risk and reward go hand in hand and always thinking and acting ahead.” He also stated that Global collaboration is critical to solve the world’s pressing problems such as climate change and need for clean energy, green technology and industry.   


During the convocation, the students from the Institute of Management and the Institute of Law were conferred degrees by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the President of the University. In all 500 students were awarded degrees and medals during the convocation. Dr Patel delivered the Presidential address on the occasion.

Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University presented the concluding address at the convocation.


  • April 18, 2016

Nirma University signed an MoU with Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad on March 14, 2016. The University looks forward to a collaborative research leading to technology development and innovation.

  • March 14, 2016

The Institute of Architecture, Nirma University has been awarded with the prestigious 'Indo Global Architecture Education Excellence Award' for promoting quality education in the field of Architecture and providing the students global exposure through updated architecture pedagogy. The award ceremony took place during an International Conference held at Pune on December 28, 2015.

  • December 28, 2015

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University organized the Fifth Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE) 2015 during November 26-28, 2015. The conference was organized in collaboration with IEEE and CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, and also in association with Institute of Engineers (India), ISA, American Society of Civil Engineers, Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Society, BISAG, GESIA and ASHRAE.

The inaugural function of the conference was graced by the presence of Padmashri Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Founder Executive Director of C-DAC as the Chief Guest, Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel, Managing Director, Nirma Ltd.; Padmashri Dr Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, Director General and former Secretary, DRDO and Dr P.N.Tekwani, Director, Institute of Technology.

The conference covered Robotics, Automation, Autonomic Computing, Networking Technologies, VLSI Design and Embedded System, Infrastructure Project Planning and Management, Green Technology, Energy Conservation in addition to various other themes related to the disciplines of Engineering and Technology. Over 700 participants attended the conference.

  • November 26, 2015

Nirma University and its constituent Institutes have been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with Grade 'A'. The achievement once again manifests that the University is committed to Quality Teaching-Learning and Research and is accomplishing the promised. There is a continuous attempt to meet the standards of quality in terms of its educational practises and outcomes, research, teaching-learning, evaluation, administrative processes and structure and student services.

The University, at every stage, has believed in self-assessment and self-evaluation with the objective to re-confirm the direction, thrust and momentum with which we move ahead towards achieving our Vision and Mission.


  • November 16, 2015

Nirma University has been accorded recognition as Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India with effect from May 30, 2014. The long and excellent record of research done at Nirma University has brought this coveted recognition and it will also make us eligible to apply for research grants at various agencies, and avail exemption in customs duty, central excise duty on purchases related to research. 

  • August 20, 2014

Dhananjay Nakarani (10BCE30) and Ujjwal Thakkar (10BIT050) students of BTech CE/IT have been selected for the Google Summer of Code. They will be paid $5500(each) by Google.

  • April 22, 2014