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Director General

Director’s Message

Welcome to the Nirma University, Ahmedabad!

Over a short period of its operations, the Nirma University has emerged as an integrated institution, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in the different fields. Our institutes have been ranked among the top institutions in India and they are highly sought after by students not only from Gujarat but across India.

The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is changing the business world very fast. Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Smart Manufacturing, and Advanced Robotics are new knowledge drivers of innovation. Accordingly, we adopt these developments in various curricula and prepare students so that they are poised to respond to the emerging challenges of the world of work.

Student centricity is one of our core values. Indeed, it is our raison d’etre. As a result, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are organised round the year around students’ needs and expectations. A professor at the Nirma University is not an instructor, but he is also a friend, philosopher and guide. Each student is assigned a mentor with a view to assist him in coping with academic and personal difficulties. The best of facilities are provided to the students to enhance their learning and living experiences.

The twenty first century is characterised by a greater emphasis on research and innovation.

As knowledge is exploding and technologies are transforming organisations and societies, professors as well as students have to give more time and attention to research and innovation. The University has a structured programme of research for postgraduate studies.

In the same vein, it has a scheme for promoting and supporting research at the undergraduate level. Idea Labs, Incubation and industry connect help students to come out with new ideas and think of start-ups in the early years of their studies.

Campus life is quite vibrant and students have umpteen clubs and associations to realise their potential and unfold their creativity. Each institute regularly organises a host of sports, adventurous and cultural activities. Moreover, there are various university level events and activities. Students are also encouraged to participate in state and national level sports and cultural activities.

A university must be grounded and must have a close linkage with its neighbourhood. It must create value for its different stakeholders, including nearby villages and towns. While our reach is pan India, we are deeply connected with our neighbourhood. Our students participate in several extension activities, such as National Social Service, National Cadet Corps, volunteering activities, and help weaker sections of the society, which enables them to be more responsible and sensitive citizens. They also reach out to people who suffer from natural calamities. Most students do their internships with several non-governmental organisations to understand the ground realities as well as to serve the society.

We make concerted efforts to increase the employability of students and develop several avenues to get decent employment for them. We start preparing the students to get ready for the real world of employment as soon as they join the University

Profile

Prof Anup K Singh is an eminent academician and thought leader. Under his leadership since 2013, Nirma University has moved from strength to strength. He did his PhD from the University of Allahabad and Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a visiting scholar at the J L Kellog Graduate School of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston. He was professor of Organisational Behaviour at Management Development Institute, Gurugram and professor and dean at International Management Institute, New Delhi. He was also Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. Earlier, he was Director, Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has many publications to his credit comprising books, research papers in international and national journals, case studies, book chapters in addition to paper presentations at national and international levels. He is recipient of various awards for his teaching and learning excellence.

Dr Anup K Singh

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