The Institute of Architecture and Planning at Nirma University (IAPNU) was founded in the year 2014 along the vision of Padmashri Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel and under the leadership of reputed professional and academician Dr. Utpal Sharma. The Institute aims at imparting high-quality education in the field of designing built environment and human settlements through the disciplines of Architecture and Planning.
The Institute offers a 5-year undergraduate programme in Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) which is duly recognised by Council of Architecture (COA). The programme closely connects with the creative realm of imagination and empirical execution of the same. The Institute’s pedagogy focuses on understanding of scenarios, development of perception, interaction with the real world and learning by doing. The Institute is endowed with a strong core faculty members whose experience and dedication towards knowledge dissemination assures development of socially and professionally responsible individuals who would effectively contribute to the physical, social, environmental progress of the nation. The Institute has alliances with the various national and international institutes that enhance and augment global exposure of students. The Institute also offers doctoral programme in Architecture.
Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”
The Motto of the University has been taken from brihadaranyaka 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.
Shaping a better future for mankind by developing effective and socially responsible individuals and organizations.
Nirma University emphasises the all-round development of its students. It aims at producing not only good professionals but also good and worthy citizens of a great country, aiding in its overall progress and development.
It endeavours to treat every student as an individual, to recognise their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions and life goals.
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।