The Department of Design is in its third year, having commenced its programme in 2017.
It offers two disciplines – Industrial Design and Communication Design. The 4-year Undergraduate programme begins with a common Foundation year in Design. There is an intense 15 weeks of ‘learning’ in each of the 8 semesters. Learning through internships and apprenticeships happens during the 10 week summer vacation period each year.
Both design programmes are industry-oriented; hence, the students get a chance to work with organisations in the fields of:
The philosophy for both programmes is Inclusive design with focus on Universal design. Our strive is to focus on the cultural and contextual needs. Our students work closely with indigenous clusters in Western India as well as other parts of the country, that they belong to. Being located in Ahmedabad- the design capital of the country, the programme draws from the expertise of multiple design practitioners and design academics resident in the city.
The Placement cell
Nirma University has a separate Placement office, known as the Industry-Institute Interaction cell. Major Industries, manufacturing organisations, research bodies interact with the University for placements, consultancy services and research projects. The Department of Design is also facilitated by this cell.
Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”
The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantra explains how to lead the life towards knowledge from ignorance which obscures our mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness is light, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.
Contribution to the Society
Quest for Academic Excellence
To develop high quality professionals who reflect and demonstrate values that the University stands for, through innovation and continuous improvement in facilitation of learning, research and extension activities
या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा
Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.
श्लोक अर्थ – जो विद्या की देवी भगवती सरस्वती कुन्द के फूल, चन्द्रमा, हिमराशि और मोती के हार की तरह धवल वर्ण की हैं और जो श्वेत वस्त्र धारण करती हैं, जिनके हाथ में वीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान है, जिन्होंने श्वेत कमलों पर आसन ग्रहण किया है तथा ब्रह्मा, विष्णु एवं शंकर शङ्कर आदि देवताओं द्वारा जो सदा पूजित हैं, वही सम्पूर्ण जड़ता और अज्ञान को दूर कर देने वाली माँ सरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।