DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN FESTIVAL: REDO
March 18-22, 2019
The Department of Design at Nirma University hosted the first edition of its cultural festival- ReDo, from March 18–22, 2019. The festival had a series of workshops in which expert artisans and designers were invited to conduct hands-on events like Kaavad, bamboo and leather craft. There were theatre workshops as well as film screenings. A cooking competition sponsored by Nestle India also took place. There were talks by Ms. Mahek Malhotra (CEO, Giggling Monkey) and Mr. Mithilesh Valzawar (Coffee expert). Stand-up comedian Urooj Ashfaq was also a part of the festival. The festival aimed at enriching the knowledge of design students beyond classroom environment and encourage creative leadership and collaboration.
‘SHUTTERBUGS’ – A PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT
February 20-22, 2019
Department of Design, Nirma University congratulates Prapanja Anandkumar, a second year Communication Design student for winning the second position in ‘SHUTTERBUGS’ – a photography event hosted by the Institute of Management at their Inter College fest ‘GENESIS 2019’ held from February 20-22, 2019.
The event was held on the third day, February 22, 2019 as a part of their 3-day festival in Institute of Management, Nirma University. The theme for the competition was ‘WORLD OF GEOMETRIC PATTERNS”. This topic drew attention from many participants across all the Institutes. The participants submitted two of their best shots and interpreted the photographs to the panel of judges. Prapanja explained in her picture that a line segment is a basic element in construction of geometric shapes and repetition of shapes form patterns. She saw these patterns in the wire fence outside the lawn where a wire was bent to form shapes and patterns and the pattern was effective enough to stop trespassing on the lawns. This interpretation won her the second place in SHUTTERBUGS event along with a camera bag from Geeta Photography.
INTER-UNIVERSITY SPORTS FESTIVAL – ABHIMANU’19
February 19-24, 2019
Nirma University organised its second edition of Inter-University Sports Festival – AbhimaNU’19. The sports fest was organised from February 19-24, 2019 consisted of three sporting events: Cricket, Volleyball and Table Tennis, in which, a total participation of about 450 players was witnessed from colleges and universities all over Gujarat. A Prize Distribution Ceremony of AbhimaNU’19 was held at 5:00 pm on February 24, 2019 at Cricket Ground, Nirma University. Students from the Department of Design were part of the Women’s Volleyball team that stood on the Runners-up position.
February 05-06, 2019
A university Level Annual Cultural Festival – NUZEAL 2019 was organised by Students Welfare Board on February 5 & 6, 2019. Following events were organised at different places in the campus. Skit, Mime, Mimicry / Mono Acting, Solo Dance, Duet Dance, Group Dance, Solo Classical Dance, Solo Singing, Duet Singing, Group Song, Vocal (Classical), Classical Instrumental, Rangoli, Collage, On the Spot Painting, Cartooning, Face Painting, Poster Making, Debate, Elocution, Poetry Recitation and Personality Contest were organised. Prize distribution was arranged at the end of each event. Large number students, faculty and staff members participated in this festival. Anupriya Yadav and Krati Palawat received Consolation Prize from Department of Design for Poster Making. Piyush Vishwakarma from Department of Design won the Consolation prize for Cartooning. Riddhi Soni and Muskaan Gupta won the first prize in Rangoli competition from Department of Design.
Short Film Competition
October 01–31, 2018
A short film competition was organised from October 01-30, 2018 wherein 20 teams across the University had participated. Each team consisted of 4 members and they made films on the topic “Equal Opportunity”
Workshops for the teams were organised during the month to enhance their skills.
A jury consisting of Mr. Navin Mathur, Mr. Utpal Sharma and Mr. Arun Gupta evaluated the teams.
The first two positions were bagged by Department of Design while the third prize was shared by DoDNU and ILNU
October 04-06, 2018
The Annual Sports Meet of Nirma University, Ahmedabad was organised from October 04–06, 2018. It was an exciting opportunity for the students to showcase their skill, energy and true sportsmen spirit. The department of design encouraged the students to take part in all the sports events, motivating and cheering the participants all through the process.
The students brought glory to the department by winning the Gold in Chess followed by Second Runner up in Relay Race (Women), Silver medal in Discuss Throw (Women), Silver medal in both Basketball (Women) and Volleyball (Women). It was also a proud moment for the department when two of its students participated in national level competitions and brought accolades for the university and the department.
Ms. Akanksha Shah, Semester II Student, Department of Design participated both in National Level Chess Championship held in New Delhi and State Level Chess Championship held in Ahmedabad in New Delhi under 19 years’ category. She bagged the Third position in Gujrat State Chess Championship and Khel Maha Kumbh State Chess Championship held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
It was also a moment of appreciation and pride for the department when Ms. Tanvi Kumar Semester II student bagged Silver medal in Kumite (Fight) organised by Ahmedabad District Selection Karate Tournament, Ahmedabad. She also won Gold medal in Kumite, and Silver medal in Kata, in SKSI’s 9th International Karate Championship (approved by Karate Association of India), Awadh, Lucknow, December 2018. She is a brown belt and was the sole representative of Nihonden Karate do Showakan (Japan) approved by Karate association of India.