Pilani is where it all started.
Started by a group of BITSians under the name 'My India' at BITS, Pilani, Nirmaan has grown into a full-fledged organisation with many chapters across the country and Pilani is where its roots are the strongest.
Nirmaan-Pilani now has more than 100 dedicated student volunteers working in the villages of Rajasthan to provide better educational and employment opportunities for the poor and the marginalized rural population.
A number of projects are being undertaken in the field of education: Disha, Gyan Bodh, School Adoption Program, Shiksha ki Ore, and Utkarsh.
To provide employment to rural women, Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have been set up in the villages of Baas and Khedla, to help women dictate their own terms in life.
Participatory Community Development aims to understand the community and identify local leaders who will take up the work of developing their villages.
Parishodh aims to find technological solutions to social problems.
The Bangalore chapter of Nirmaan was established in early 2007 by a small group of BITS Alumni and BITS Practice School (internship) student members. Initially started as a fund raising chapter, it has now expanded its domain to ground-level activities as well. It is targeted at raising huge support to other chapters, apart from taking up various development projects and building the whole organization.
Nirmaan-Bangalore started its activities by supporting WARDS (a school for disabled children) and later adopted two government higher primary schools as part of the School Adoption Program. Volunteers take up bridge courses and activity based learning modules, aimed at inculcating interest in students towards education. Most of the volunteers of the chapter hail from different IT companies and local communities in Bangalore.
The Goa Chapter of Nirmaan Organization was established on 2nd October 2007 at BITS Pilani-Goa Campus (now BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus).
This chapter is unique in itself since the area of operation of this chapter is an urban-slum setup, which is quite different from a village in various aspects. The slum is named ZARI; spread over 6.2 acres of land adjoining the BITS Goa Campus and Zuari Industries Limited. The students of BITS Pilani have taken up a holistic approach in improving the socio-economic fabric of the region, and hence Nirmaan Goa has three functioning verticals: Employment Operations, Knowledge Operations and Cleanliness, Health Awareness Operations and a Tech-Enhanced Cell which facilitates use of technology for social betterment!
NIRMAAN started its operations in Hyderabad in 2008 by adopting two Govt. schools as a part of School Adoption Program (SAP). NIRMAAN-Hyderabad now has around 15 volunteers working dedicatedly to provide better educational and livelihood opportunities for the economically disadvantaged sections of the society. Most of the volunteers at Hyderabad hail from different IT companies.