NIRMAN has three guesthouses that can accomodate seven to nine people each. They are green, beautiful and comfortable. They include single and double rooms, shared bathrooms, and a dorm for up to eight students. All students are expected to live in one or the other of these guesthouses, specially to ensure their safety and privacy.
The guesthouses are equipped with water filters, windows and light, and a private common area to rest or work in. They have connections to “invertors” and “generators” ensuring a constant electricity supply. The two in the city campus have wi-fi and one has an AC. No wifi or air-conditioning in the village!
The guesthouses have 24 hours security. There is a cafeteria attached to each where residents have breakfast and lunch six days of the week, dinner five days and brunch one day. The city campus has a cafe where treats, snacks, drinks and ice cream can be lingered over, and the village campus has organic veggies growing right outside the window!
Most courses at NIRMAN, both longer and shorter term, have a period of “home stays” embedded in them. Students are placed in Indian families for one to two weeks each to savour the experience of being a part of Indian family life.
The residential experience of students at the NIRMAN programme is designed to maximise their safety, comfort, and a sense of belonging to a safe haven while in the middle of a bustling city working on an intense educational programme.