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Twenty Fifth Convocation of the University will be held on April 24, 2018 at 6.30 pm.

Chief Guest: Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore

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

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  • April 21, 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

Institute of Management, Nirma University organized "MEGHDHANUSH: A Library Event" in association with Library, IMNU and Club Sumantra on 17th February, 2018. The session was conducted by Mr. Nityesh Bhatt and the audience also got a chance to ask few questions. The talk by Mrs. Murty was highly inspiring and reflected her down-to-earth attitude towards life. She also kept the session light by her sharp wit and displayed the humorous side of her personality. Mrs. Sudha Murty also unveiled an institute magazine in the session.

  • February 17, 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

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