Research Society

Narmada Education and Scientific Research Society Poised on the threshold of the twenty-first century, our country needs a bright young generation, well-versed in Science, Technology and Commerce.

Rapid industrialization has accelerated the need for qualified personnel,particularly in the backward and developing areas of the country.One such area is the Bharuch-Ankleshwar region in Gujarat, Which is witnessing rapid industrial growth.

The world's largest ammonia-urea plat,Gujarat Narmada Valley,Fertilizers Company Limited, set up at a cost of Rs. 427 crores, is in Bharuch.

Ankleshwar houses Asia's largest industrial estate for chemical and water-intensive industries. A major share of the country's on-shore crude oil production also comes from Ankleshwar.On the other hand, 52% of the population of Bharuch district live below the poverty line.

To Improve the standard of living of the people in the region, they will have to be equipped with technical skills and exposed to modern education, partially in the field of Science and Technology.

In order to developed a cadre of trained technocrats who would be able to participate in the burgeoning industrial activities in the Bharuch-Ankleshwar area, and also to boost the general level of education in Bharuch, the Narmada Education and Scientific Research Society,(Registered under Public Trust Act : Reg.No.F/133-Bharuch and Societies Registration Act.Regd.No. GUJ/143-Bharuch)was set up by GNFC with the co-operation of other leading industrialists in the area.

The Society has already set up an English Medium college affiliated to the South Gujarat University. From 1985-86, courses in B.Sc.(Chemistry), B.Sc.(Electronics),and B.Com., were started. In 1986-97, a degree courses, B.Sc.(Computer Science) has been added. The Narmada College has already received. tremendous response from all over Gujarat and today the College has a strength of 558. In July 1987, the College was shifted to a well-designed, modern and spacious building near the new bridge at Zadeshwar. The College is well equipped with facilities such as a laboratories etc. This new site on the banks of the river Narmadama provides a idyllic setting for studies and all-round development of the students.

In the second phase, it has been planned to add hostels for students, a gymnasium, residential quarters for staff etc.