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Inauguration of Cell Culture Facility @ Institute of Pharmacy

The Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University inaugurated its Cell Culture Facility on Oct 21, 2021. The lab was inaugurated by Shri K K Patel, Vice President, Nirma University. The Cell Culture Lab is equipped with state of art facilities and is constructed as per the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) guidelines to meet the critical requirement for the research in pharmaceutical sciences nowadays for the study of disease pathways and effects of a drug or chemical. This facility will boost the research in the area of cancer, neuropharmacology, metabolic and allergic disorders etc.

Centre for Continuing Education signs MoU with TIME Pvt Ltd

An MoU has been signed for a duration of three years, from 2021 to 2024 between Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME) Pvt Ltd and Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), Nirma University, Ahmedabad on Aug 10, 2021. Mr Satish Kumar Taak, Centre Director, TIME Institute, Ahmedabad, and Dr Yogesh N Trivedi, Head, Centre for Continuing Education, Nirma University represented their respective organisations. The salient features of the MoU are:

  • Conducting a training programme on ?Preparation for CAT examination? for the benefit of students of all the institutes of Nirma University to seek admission in Management schools of India.
  • The lectures will be conducted in Nirma University premises by the experts of TIME Pvt Ltd every Saturday and Sunday without disturbing the regular schedule of students.
  • The students can avail all the Online and Offline resources provided by TIME Pvt Ltd.

RIME 2021

A two-day e-conference on ?Recent Innovation in Mechanical Engineering? was organised by the Mechanical Engineering Students Association (MESA) during July 24-25, 2021. RIME 2021 received 35 papers across the country, and 21 research papers were selected to be published in the e-proceedings with ISBN numbers. These papers were from diverse fields in mechanical engineering, including material science, hydrogen internal combustion engine, boiler technologies, CFD analysis, robotics, metal forming, etc.  The chief guest on the first day was Mr Rajesh Sampat, COO, InspirOn Engineering Pvt Ltd, and the expert on the second day was Mr Sitanshu Bhatt, General Manager, Linde Engineering Pvt Ltd, Vadodara. Dr Rajesh N Patel, Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, and Dr Kaushik M Patel, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, were also present at the e-conference.

Research Colloquy ? A seminar series on Research Practices

?Research Colloquy? is the Initiative taken by the Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University to have guest lectures on research practices and processes undertaken by experts on different topics related to architecture, planning, and allied disciplines. It aims to expand one’s horizons and knowledge, and understand different perspectives and thought processes pursued in research of varied nature.

Some of the seminars conducted under these series are:

  • ?Asking Questions and Getting Answers? by Prof Punita Mehta, an academician and a practicing Architect based in Baroda on Aug 7, 2021.
  • ?Research Methods for Process documentation? by Prof Krishna Patel, a former design educator at NID, ex-Dean of the NID PG Campus, Gandhinagar, and currently Professor at the Institute of Design, Nirma University on Aug 21, 2021.
  • ?Man vs Machine: On the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Architecture? by Prof Laurent Lescop, ENSA, Nantes, France on Oct 16, 2021.

Reverse Brainstorming

Centre for Entrepreneurship, Nirma University organised ?Reverse Brainstorming?, a team event open to all college students across India on Aug 20, 2021. In the first round, the 48 participating teams were provided with a situation statement from which they had to identify a problem and suggest a solution to resolve it.

In the second round, a case study was provided to the six finalist teams. They had to identify a problem, which was then assigned to another team to solve along with one more problem statement which was common for all. Mr Jagrat Jhamb (Founder- The Brand Folks) alumnus of Nirma University and Ms Diljeet Kaur Makhija, Assistant Professor, Institute of Management, Nirma University adjudged the event. Operations Management students from Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management – SIOM, Nashik were declared as the winners, and HR and Operations Management students from Welingkar Institute of Management, Development & Research, Mumbai  were the runner-ups. They received cash prizes worth Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 respectively.

Utkrishta 2021

Utkrishta, the management conclave of the Institute of Management, Nirma University was organised on Sep 17-18, 2021 on the theme ?Bounce Back India: Embedding Growth and Resilience?. The objective of the conclave was to acquaint the students with the ever-evolving cultures in the domains of IT, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Management Education and learning. Speakers for the first session on ?Resilient Leadership and People Management? included, Mr Rajiv Arora, SVP group HR, Adani Enterprises Limited; Mr K S Bakshi, Group CHRO, Interglobe Enterprises; Dr Vipul Singh, DVP and Head of Human Resources, ADP; and Mr Shravan Kumar, Director HR, Darwin Box. The second session was on ?Rebooting Manufacturing in Technological Disruption? conducted by Mr Rakesh Gandhi, MD, Hitachi; Mr Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, C3i Hub, IIT Kanpur; and Mr Ramakrishna Pandey, MD-Hella India.  Mr Snehanshu Gandhi, Co-founder, Kaagaz Document Super App; Mr Amit Didolkar, Director Regional Sales, Citrix; Mr Animesh Sinha, Chief of Marketing, Tata Steel; Mr Sanjay Mohta, International Business, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd were the key speakers for the third session on ?Business Model-A Catalyst for Marketing Competitiveness?. The fourth session was on ?Fintech-Fueling Financial Revolution?. Dr Jose AV, VP- ESAF Small Finance Bank Ltd, and Mr Sameer Parwani, Dy VP Digital Banking and Transformation, Axis Bank were the key speakers.

Technocalypse 2021

The Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA) hosted Technocalypse 2021 on Sep 18-19, 2021. MESA has been hosting this event since 2011 as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity where students of various schools from Gujarat are invited on the campus with the main aim of enlightening the school students about the field of automobiles and robotics. This year’s online event had a participation of 408 students from 23 different schools across Gujarat. Technocalypse 2021 consisted of two events namely Autocalypse (Automobile workshop) and Robocalypse (Robotic workshop). Participants had the choice to participate in any one of the two events i.e. Autocalypse or Robocalypse.

The first day of the event was devoted to expert talks and workshops, and the second day had the Idea Presentation contest where the school students came up with innovative and interesting ideas in the field of Robotics and Automobiles. In this competition, K D Ambani School, Jamnagar; and P V Modi School, Jamnagar won the Best Idea Award in Robocalypse and Autocalypse respectively, and were felicitated with the trophy and cash prize of Rs 1500 each.

ILNU-UJ Seminar Series

As part of a four-part webinar series on ?Social Justice Continuum in Comparative Context: Indian and South African Perspectives on Equality, Labour Law and Legal Education?, Institute of Law in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg; organised the first seminar on the theme of Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law on Sep 18, 2021. The speakers at the event were Miss Meghan Finn, Lecturer, Department of Public Law, and Miss Leoni Van der Merwe, Lecturer, Department of Practical Business Law, University of Johannesburg; Mr Anand Grover, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Mr Manvendra Singh Gohil, Founder, Lakshya Trust, Champion of rights of LGBTQI+; and Miss Shreya Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Institute of Law, Nirma University. The first technical session was on ?The Rights and Realities of LGBTQI+ Communities? and the second on ?Commitments to CEDAW?.

Celebration of World Habitat Day 2021  

World Habitat Day was celebrated at the Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University on Oct 5, 2021 on the theme ?Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world.? The event was held in hybrid mode. Mr Probir Banerjee, President of PondyCAN (Pondy Citizens’ Action Network), an NGO committed to preserving and enhancing the natural, social, cultural, and spiritual environment through a collaborative approach spoke on ?Collaboration for an Integrated Planning and Development of Pondy Bioregion.? The session gave the viewers a new perspective on sustainability.


National webinar on Nanotechnology in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges   

A National webinar on ?Nanotechnology in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges? was organised by the Department of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Pharmacy in association with Controlled Release Society Indian Chapter (CRSIC) on Oct 28, 2021. The chief guest of the inaugural function Prof Dulal Panda (Director, NIPER Mohali, Punjab) provided an outlook on the importance and requirement of nanotechnology to alleviate various diseases. Dr Anup K Singh (Director General, Nirma University) delivered the presidential address in which he spoke about the dire need for developing novel drug delivery systems on the rise in the number of diseases. Eminent speakers from India and across the globe shared their insight into the evolving area of nanotechnology in healthcare.

Prof Ryan F Donelly (Chair- Pharmaceutical Technology, Queens University Belfast, Director of QUB?s interdisciplinary research programme, Materials & Advanced Technologies for Healthcare (MATCH) Medical Biology Centre, UK) gave a keynote address on ?Microneedle Systems for Nanomedicine Delivery.? Dr Sanjay Garg, Professor, University of South Australia City West Campus; Prof Tin Wui Wong, Professor, Non-Destructive Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research Centre, Smart Manufacturing Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi MARA; Dr Amirali Popat, Director of Research School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland Brisbane; Dr Ajay Khopade, Vice President R&D Formulations, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; Dr Vandana Patravale-Vice President, CRS-IC Executive committee and Convener of the event, and Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology delivered talks on topics related to nanotechnology.

Webinar on Labour and Market Access

A webinar on ?Labour and Market Access? was held at the Institute of Law on Oct 16, 2021. The speakers at the event were Prof Elmarie Fourie, HoD- Department of Public Law, University of Johannesburg; Prof Babu Mathew, Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore; Dr Devisha Sasidevan, Assistant Professor, Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; Prof Irudaya Rajan, Chairman, The International Institute of Migration and Development, Kerala; and Prof Marius Van Staden, Associate Professor, Department of Public Law, University of Johannesburg. The first sub-theme of the session was ?Future of the workforce: Legal developments and the informal economy in India and South Africa?. The second sub-theme of the session was ?Climate change and vulnerabilities of migrant workers?.

Workshop on Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Institute of Technology, organised an online workshop on ?Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? in collaboration with Vodafone Idea Foundation during Oct 2-4, 2021. The workshop was conducted by Mr Jonathan Rajiv, Senior Programme Manager, Vodafone Idea Foundation. During the programme, apart from the lectures, there were hands-on sessions on various concepts related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

NIRMAN: The National Technical Symposium

NIRMAN – A three-day national technical symposium was organised by the Student Association, OrCES (Organisation of Civil Engineering Student) Civil Engineering Department, Nirma University from Oct 22-24, 2021. More than 600+ students registered across the state. Technical events like Tech-Trio, Placement Guru, Technical housie, Paper/Idea Presentation; and Non-technical events like Open-mic and Online Extempore were organised as part of the symposium. The event was inaugurated by the guest of honours, Shri P R Patelia, Chief Engineer R & B Department, Government of Gujarat; and Shri Mukesh Raval, Advisor L&T Ltd (Retired Project Manager at Statue of Unity). Mr Taral Shah, MD at the Shivalik Group was invited for a talk show with fellow participants present and discuss the future and difficulties faced in the Real Estate industry.

Celebration of 75th Independence Day

Nirma University celebrated the 75th Independence Day amid high patriotic spirit and fervour. The celebrations began with flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem followed by a community address by the Director General, Nirma University. Given the current situation, only the heads of the University, institutes, departments, and section heads were present on campus for the flag hoisting ceremony.

Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Institute of Management   

The Institute of Management, Nirma University celebrated its Silver Jubilee on Sep 24, 2021. The Institute marked the Silver Jubilee Celebration in a hybrid mode and reached around 1600 attendees through various platforms. The event had the CEO Lecture series and Cultural performances as part of the events. Mr Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India Limited, addressed the gathering by congratulating the institute for achieving 25 years of excellence. He also stressed the significance of social and digital skills and recommended continual effort and learning.

Kargil Vijay Diwas

The NCC Unit at Nirma University celebrated the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26, 2021 to remember the heroes and martyrs of the Kargil war and to spread awareness amongst the youth about the importance of Kargil in India. The online event was attended by all the NCC cadets. CPL Harshal Patil introduced the audience to the history of Kargil, its importance from Siachen?s point of view, and how it is a strategic location between Pakistan and China that monitors movement on National Highway NH-1. Further, how the Indian Army started ?Operation Vijay?, the Indian Air Force started ?Operation Safed Sagar?, and the Indian Navy started ?Operation Talwar? in the context of the Kargil war was also shared. Homage was paid to the Param Vir Chakra awardees, Mahavir Chakra awardees, and Vir Chakra awardees. An online display of artwork prepared by students on the Kargil theme was also held. CDT Shivam Padmani organised a quiz based on the theme of Kargil which was well received by the audience.

Fit India Freedom Run 2.0

On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, NSS Unit and Student Welfare Board, Nirma University jointly organised Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 on virtual mode during Aug 13-17, 2021 under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. A total of 177 people from Nirma University including students, faculty and staff enthusiastically participated in activities like running, jogging, walking, cycling, gym/yoga exercises. Participants submitted a photograph of their activity through google form and were thereafter honored with an e-certificate.


As a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, singing of the National Anthem of India was one of the major event. In this context, a total of 151 faculty, staff and students of Nirma University recorded and uploaded their national anthem video on the link provided by the government, and received e-certificates by the government.

Hindi Diwas Celebrations

Hindi Diwas was celebrated by the Institute of Commerce with great zeal and enthusiasm on Sep 14, 2021. Shri Bhagwant Anmol, renowned Hindi novelist, Speech therapist, and Motivational speaker was the chief guest. Shri Anmol through video conferencing reiterated the significance of mother tongue and motivated students to take pride in the national language. He shared that language is not only a medium of communication but reflects the culture of a society. He motivated the students to be socially responsible and engage in reading beyond the syllabus. Besides this, LITWITS – the literary club of Institute of Commerce, Nirma University organised various competitions like Poetry Recital, Hindi short stories, Poster making, and Online quiz for the students of Nirma University to mark the celebrations of Hindi Diwas 2021.

The NSS unit of the Institute of Law organised a reel, video making, and a quiz competition apart from its online event. The reels highlighted the basic information about the Hindi language, its origin, associated dialects, and the richness of Hindi literature.

Webinar on Business Ethics and Corporate Governance         

The Institute of Commerce, Nirma University organised a webinar on ?Business Ethics and Corporate Governance? on July 28, 2021. Dr (CA) Nilesh Suchak, Associate Professor, R J Tibrewala College of Commerce, and Member of Ad-hoc BoS of Institute of Commerce, Nirma University illustrated the need for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance and discussed the case studies of Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi in the said reference. Around 95 participants from 3rd year joined the webinar.

Design Thinking Bootcamp

The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Nirma University organised a Design Thinking Bootcamp on Oct 9-10, 2021. Mr Karmjitsinh Bihola, founder of Innodesk Designovation Services, a design-driven innovation strategy firm to foster entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and 21st Century skills was the resource person. During the bootcamp, the students learned about hands-on building and an empathic approach to daily life problems. Mr Bihola also enlightened the students with the difference between intrapreneur and entrepreneur and discussed how the conventional way of thinking and education has been detrimental to our creativity.

Webinar on Aspects of Design Registration in India  

A Webinar on ?Aspects of Design Registration in India? by Ms Gopi Trivedi, a patent attorney and a Senior Partner of Y J Trivedi & Co was organised by the Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI), Nirma University on Oct 16, 2021. Ms Trivedi explained the difference between the patents and the designs in India. She provided information about the procedure for the design registrations and their significance. She also discussed the types of designs that can be registered and shared an in-depth understanding of their classification. In addition to that, she narrated the current scenario of design registrations in India and abroad. Heads of Institutions, Heads of the Departments, Deans, and more than 95 faculty members from the constituent Institutes of Nirma University were present in this webinar.

Induction Training Programme for faculty members

A University level Induction Training Programme was conducted on Oct 30, 2021 for the newly joined faculty members of Nirma University. The objective of the programme was to support the faculty members to understand the rules and regulations, happenings, and expectations of the university.



Other Events 

  • A National level webinar on ?Optical Wireless Communication: Challenges and Opportunities? was organised during Aug 6-7, 2021 funded by the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST). The keynote address was delivered by Dr Raghunath Shevgaonkar, Emeritus Professor, IIT Bombay on ?Optical Fiber: A Information Super Highway?. Other sessions were conducted by Dr Yogendrakumar Prajapati, MNIT Allahabad; Dr Vivek Bohara, IIIT Delhi; Dr Sanya Anees, IIIT Guwahati; and Dr Anirban Bhowal, INRS-EMT Montreal, Canada on areas like the design of FSO link, Optical links in Optisystem, and FSO channel BER analysis in MATLAB software which are utilised in the industry for design and simulation of OWC links.
  • ISA Student Chapter, Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department, Institute of Technology organised ?ISA NextFounder’s Summit 21?, from July 30 to Aug 1, 2021 to provide a platform for someone having a business idea in their mind to get a suitable team and incubator for the development of their product. 50 participants from across India were a part of this event. They were guided by Ms Megha Bhatt, Education based Startup owner; Ms Shikha Shah, Agriculture based start-up owner; Ms Kriya Doshi, Entrepreneurship trainer; Mr Daxeel Soni, Start-up owner; Mr Satya Mehta, multiple business owner; and Ms Harsiddhi Shah, AIC GUSEC speaker on methods to develop and showcase their products. They were also given a chance to pitch their ideas in front of esteemed incubator partner GUSEC and Jury. The startup idea of Team Alumno, Ed-Tech based start-up was adjudged as the winning entry. They received an opportunity to be selected for the incubation process. Their main idea is to develop a student-based tutor community. The team members include Zeel Pandya (Institute of Management, Nirma University), Bhavik Chauhan (Institute of Technology, Nirma University), Vatsal Parmar (Ganpat University), and KNGL Reshwanth (VIT Vellore).
  • The IEI Students? Chapter, Civil Engineering Department, Institute of Technology in collaboration with The Institution of Engineers (India), Gujarat State Centre, and Organisation of Civil Engineering Students (OrCES) organised a state-level technical quiz competition ?Civista? for the Civil Engineering students of diploma and degree engineering colleges of the state of Gujarat on Aug 14, 2021. Gaurav Bambhania, Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology received a cash prize of Rs 1000 for securing the first position; Karshanbhai Kanjariya, Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya received a cash prize of Rs 750 for securing the second position; and Panth Shah, Nirma University received a cash prize of Rs 500 to for securing the third position.
  • An International Webinar on ?Testing and Verification of VLSI Design? was organised at Institute of Technology during Sep 3-4, 2021. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr Manoj Singh Gaur, Director, IIT Jammu.
  • A five-day National Webinar on ?Rietveld Refinement of XRD Data? was organised during Sep 13-17, 2021 at Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Dr Brajesh Tiwari, Assistant Professor, IITRAM, Ahmedabad; and Dr Devang Shah, Assistant Professor, and Head, Government Arts and Science College, Bavla, Ahmedabad, delivered the expert talks on various topics related to the workshop.
  • In the ongoing Nirma University – SUNY Binghamton University alumni lecture series, a session on ?A data-driven approach that balances the crew schedule operability and cost? was conducted by Dr Duaa M Serhan, Operations Research Consultant, American Airlines on Oct 22, 2021.
  • The Electronics and Instrumentation department organised an online training on ?MELSEC IQ-R programmable logic controller? on Oct 29-30, 2021 under the MoU with Mitsubishi Electric. A total of 34 students from various branches of the Institute of Technology participated in this training programme.
  • The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law organised a panel discussion on ?TRIPs Waiver for Covid Vaccines: Key Aspects Related to IPR? on July 24, 2021. The Panellists for the discussion were Mr Essenese Obhan, Managing Partner, Obhan and Associates; Ms Namrata Chadha, Partner, K&S Partners; Ms Archana Shanker, Senior Partner, Anand and Anand.
  • The Women Development Cell and ITNU organised a session on ?Life and General Insurance? on July 24, 2021 delivered by Dr Milind Joshipura, Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
  • The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of Technology organised a GUJCOST-sponsored one-week International Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on ?Blockchain Technology, Research Avenues, and its applications? from July 12-17, 2021. It was virtually attended by a total of 543 participants from 17 countries.
  • The Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Institute of Technology organised a one-week National Level Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ?Internet of Things (IoT) for Agriculture? sponsored by AICTE ATAL Academy from July 19-23, 2021. Dr Ashutosh Dutta from Johns Hopkins University, USA gave the keynote address and Prof T G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati addressed the participants in the inaugural function. 200 participants comprising faculty members from diverse fields like Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Agricultural Universities, from 22 different states of India participated in this FDP.
  • A training programme on ?Programming in C? under the banner of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) was organised during Aug 14-Sep 11, 2021 by Prof Jatin Dave, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Prof Pooja Shah, Assistant Professor, and Prof Bhavin Shah, Assistant Professor, both from CSE department. Some of the topics covered include Introduction to C, Programming concepts, Conditional statements, Looping in programming, Functions in C, 1D and 2D Arrays, Structures in C, Concepts of File handling, and Hardware interfacing.
  • As a part of the Corporate Lecture Series, the Kaizen Committee of the Institute of Management organised a webinar on Aug 14, 2021. Ms Deepali Naair, CMO of IBM, India & South Asia shared her views on how marketing has evolved from the past to the present and how marketing in the future will be like.
  • An online training programme on ?GOT 2000?, was conducted by Mr Kiritsinh Chauhan, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad on Aug 7, 2021. A total of 80 students from Civil, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Chemical, Instrumentation & Control, and Computer Engineering departments of the Institute of Technology attended the training.
  • A talk on ?Green and Sustainable Architecture? by Prof Charanjit Singh Shah, an Architect and Infrastructure expert, Art and Architecture critic, Founding Principal of Creative Group, and Chairman of Smart Habitat Foundation was held at the Institute of Architecture on Sep 15, 2021.
  • As part of the Engineer?s Day Celebration on Sep 15, 2021, an expert lecture on ?Fundamental of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Applications? by Dr Ramesh S V Teegavarapu, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA was organised by the Organisation of civil engineering students and Civil Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. An expert lecture on ?Into an Engineer?s mind? by Mr Sarvam Miyani, General Manager at G6 SuperHomes was organised by the ISA student chapter, Nirma University.
  • The UG Research Council, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University organised an online expert session on ?Handbook for Innovators? by Dr Ketan R Patel, Chairman & Managing Director, Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad on Sep 18, 2021.
  • A workshop on ?Distribution System Analysis? was organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Centre for Continuing Education, Nirma University on Sep 18-19, 2021. The sessions were conducted by Prof Tarun Kumar Tailor, Prof Chintan D Patel, and Prof Sunil Kumar Shukla, all associated with Nirma University as Assistant Professor/s. A total of 36 participants attended the workshop.
  • An expert lecture on ?Gujarat?s Initiatives in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation? was delivered by Mr Shwetal Shah, Technical Advisor, Climate Change Department, Government of Gujarat on Sep 27, 2021, organised by the IGBC Student Chapter, OrCES, and Department of Civil Engineering, Nirma University.
  • On the occasion of Concrete Day on Sep 6, 2021, the Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University under the Indian Concrete Institute Student Chapter organised a State Level Quiz competition for the undergraduate and postgraduate students, and professionals from the civil engineering domain across Gujarat. Approximately 550 members participated in the event which included students from around 65 engineering colleges. Dhruv Thakkar from the Institute of Technology, Nirma University was the top performer. Sagar Shah from CEPT University and Mihir Soni from Dharmsinh Desai University stood second and third, respectively.
  • Prof Gunjan Arora, and Prof Taruna Jakhar, Institute of Law, Nirma University delivered a webinar on ?Overview of Patents and Industrial Designs?on Oct 30, 2021. The event was organised by the Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI), Nirma University. Heads of Institutions, Heads of the Departments, Deans, and more than 140 faculty members from the constituent Institutes of Nirma University were present in this webinar.
  • A session on ?Three Pillars of Growth? was conducted by Ms Mahima, Director, Eart Foundation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat for the students of the Institute of Commerce on Oct 8, 2021.
  • ?Importance of Legal Aid activities for law students? by Hon’ble Justice Gita Gopi, High Court of Gujarat was held on Oct 16, 2021 at the Institute of Law. The session focused on the importance of and role played by legal aid clinics in law schools.
  • An expert talk on ?Sustainability related to Concrete and Construction? by Prof Donguk Choi, President, Asian Concrete Federation, Professor at School of Architecture and Design Convergence, Hankyong National University, South Korea was held on Oct 29, 2021 for the MTech CASAD students and faculty members of the department.
  • Expert Talk on ?Design Thinking? by Mr Sayantan Mukherjee, a teacher, mentor, and coach in the domain of innovation & entrepreneurship was organised by the ISA student?s chapter on the occasion of Foundation Day Celebration of Institute of Technology on Oct 4, 2021. (Pic in ITNU)
  • A workshop on ?Personal Finance? by Mr Arpit Arora, a finance expert was organised by the Rotaract Club of Institute of Management in collaboration with AISEC Ahmedabad on Oct 9, 2021.