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An inspirational talk on, ‘Vikash Yatra: Svayam Se Samaj Tak’ by Pujya Shri Morari Bapu was organized on December 16, 2016 (Friday) by the Academic Development and Research Cell, Nirma University. The illuminating and humanizing talk was attended by Dr. Karsanbhai Patel President, Nirma University and the entire teaching and non-teaching staff members of the University. In the talk Morari Bapu emphasized on improvising one’s own self to lead to the betterment of the society. He conversed real life examples for character, conduct and behavior building of individual. The talk was whole-heartedly received by the entire staff fraternity of the University.

  • December 19, 2016

The Twenty-Second Convocation of the University is scheduled on October 21, 2016. The Chief Guest for the occassion is Lord Bhikhu Parekh, the political theorist and and labour member of the House of Lords. During the Convocation, the degrees shall be conferred to the students by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the president of the University.

Watch the convocation live at 6:00 p.m. on the same day.

  • October 20, 2016

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

Prof. Dhaval Pujara has been selected for the prestigious US Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for International Education Seminar scheduled in the United States in October 2016. He is among the ten Indian higher education administrators selected to participate in the two-week seminar.

The Seminar aims to provide learnings about various facets of U.S. higher education, including the types of institutions, accreditation, curriculum development, fund-raising, student services and international education on U.S. campuses, as well as knowledge on Indian higher education.

  • June 25, 2016

Nirma University celebrated the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2016, admist great enthusiasm. The Senior Officials, Heads of the Institutions, faculty and staff members along with the students performed meditation and various yoga asanas on the day under the instrcutions from the Yoga Instructors. The participants gathered in large numbers to participate in the ancient physical and spiritual discipline of Yoga.

  • June 21, 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

A delegation of 'European Research and Innovation' officials visited Nirma University on 25 February 2016. The objective of the visit was to deepen cooperation with Indian research and academic community and to explore opportunities for international collaboration and exchange. The delegation comprised Science, Technology and Innovation Counsellors, Attachés and Directors of the Institutes from European Countries, headed by Mr Denis DAMBOIS, Head of Research and Innovation, EU Delegation to India.

The delegation interacted with the Management team of Nirma University and the Heads of the Institutes to learn more about the University as well as its academic, new initiatives,research and innovation activities. The visiting members briefed the University team about various cooperation opportunities for collaborative research as well as mobility schemes offered by the European Union and its Member States. This was followed by an inspection of the labs of ITNU and IPNU.

  • February 25, 2016