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News of January 2018

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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

On 26th January, 2018 Nirma University celebrated 69th Republic Day of India at the campus. Mr Mukesh Patel, a reputed Tax Consultant of Ahmedabad was present to grace the event as the Chief Guest. Dr Anup Singh, Director General – NU, Shri D P Chhaya, Hon. Advisor – NU, Shri G R Nair, Executive Registrar – NU were also present. Shri Mukesh Patel delivered a speech reminding the audience of the greatness of our country and the path ahead that promises all of us a bright and successful future. Talking about the NIRMA University he said that the name stands for Noteworthy – Innovation – Resourceful – Magnanimous – Aspiring qualities that we all should develop in us.

The participation from the students, faculty members and staff was highly encouraging.

  • January 26, 2018

Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University has organised 4th National Institute of Pharmacy International Conference (NIPiCON) 2018 – Innovation in Pharmaceutical Research by Interdisciplinary Approach which is scheduled from 23 – 25 January, 2018. The inaugural function was on 23th January, 2018.

The chief guest for the inaugural session was Dr. Daniel G. Miller, President and CEO, Excorp Medical International Pte. Ltd., Singapore. As the Guest of Honour was Dr. Anamik Shah, President, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists and Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith.

The Vice President of Nirma University, Mr. K. K. Patel and Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University were also present for the inaugural session along with Dr. Manjunath Ghate, Director – Institute of Pharmacy.

  • January 23, 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