Nirma University

News of August 2014

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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

Founded in 2014 and led by Prof. Utpal Sharma, the Institute of Architecture, Nirma University hosted its inaugural on August 1, 2014. Padmashri Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, President NU, presided over the function along with Chief Guest- eminent architect and educationist, Padmashri Dr B. V. Doshi and Prof Uday Gadkari, President, Council of Architecture.

The organization of the five year B. Arch programme aims in enchantment and mobilization of creative thinking from initial years, progressing to next dimension of design with environment and society. The course includes modules of site and town planning with regulations and context study in addition to varied subjects of landscape, urban design, interior design and sustainability in subsequent semesters. Final two years will be building practical base by facilitating one year internship and handling independent project through design and research thesis.

Present on the occasion were also the parents of the students admitted to the first batch of the institute. Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General, NU also shared his vision for the new Institute and assured that Nirma University is committed to make IA-NU a landmark in the field of Architectural education.   

  • August 01, 2014