SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health) founded in 1986 by Dr. Abhay and Dr. Rani Bang for rural health care and research, is the parent organization of NIRMAN.

As it was felt that there was a lack of emerging youth leadership to take on various developmental challenges in the state of Maharashtra, NIRMAN was started as a program under SEARCH in the year 2006. In the year 2008, SEARCH collaborated with MKCL (Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited) and since then, NIRMAN has spread to various corners of Maharashtra.

Today, half of the Indian population is under 25 yrs of age. In 2020, average person in India will be 29 yrs of age, compared to 48 yrs in Japan. Clearly, youth is the face, force and future of India. NIRMAN aims to help these youngsters find meaning to their lives, to bridge the gap between the various social, scientific and technological challenges around and to unleash the tremendous potential of the youth.