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Program Statistics

Program Statistics

Since its inception in 2006, NIRMAN has grown all throughout and its impact can be assessed on multiple dimensions.

Some of the key metrics as of today are as follows:

1. Training Camps/Workshops Conducted: So far over 50+ distinct trainings with ~17,500 person-days.

2. Resource Persons: Over 100+ State, National and International resource persons have lectured in and facilitated the NIRMAN trainings.

3. Number of Participants: 1056

4. Full-Time Social Contributors: 250+

NIRMAN participants work on social issues through various avenues like: be a social entrepreneur and start one’s own venture, work with different non-profit organizations with an explicit social mission, join the government system and serve the people, avail various fellowships to work on specified social projects or work in the private sector and contribute part time for a social cause.

5. Cumulative Person-Years of Social Contribution: 600+ years in India’s development sector

6. Social Organizations Served: 65+

7. Volunteering in Social Action through Krutee NIRMAN: 4000+ person-days

8. Distribution of Participants:

a. Educational Composition: A mix of diverse backgrounds including Doctors, Engineers, Chartered Accountants, Science-Arts-Commerce Graduates, Social Workers, Lawyers, Journalists, Teachers, Farmers, Film Makers etc.

b. Geographic Spread: Participants have come from all the 36 districts in Maharashtra (from 210 out of 358 tehsils in the state), and from 13 other states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

c. Gender Composition: Male/Female ratio is 55/45 (per 100)

d. Many participants from NIRMAN have pursued advanced degrees from some of the top educational institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Chennai, IIT BHU, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, IISER Pune, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, SGPGI Lucknow, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute Trivandrum, CEPT University Ahmedabad, GSMC & KEM Hospital, LTMMC & Sion Hospital, TNMC & Nair Hospital, BJMC and Sassoon Hospital, GMCH Nagpur, etc.

9. Media Coverage There have been over ~150 articles, features, news, interviews about NIRMAN in various newspapers, magazines, TV, radio channels, social media and blogs, including The Wire, Your Story, Times of India, Economic Times, Indian Express, Loksatta, Lokmat, Maharashtra Times, Divya Marathi, Sakal, Sakal Times, Tarun Bharat, Pudhari, Punya Nagari, Deshonnati, Samana, Saptahik Sakal, Lokprabha, Sadhana, Anubhav, Maayboli, etc.

10. Knowledge Contribution/ Research Papers Published: Quite a few NIRMAN alumni have been involved in applied research on socially relevant issues and knowledge creation. Some of their work involves the following:

  1. Stroke Is the Leading Cause of Death in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Prospective Community-Based Study - Stroke
  2. High Prevalence of Stroke in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Community-Based Study – Neuro epidemiology
  3. Barriers to Malaria Control among Marginalized Tribal Communities: A Qualitative Study – PLOS ONE
  4. Use of Ethno-Veterinary medicines (EVM) from Vidarbha Region (MH) India – Bioscience Discovery
  5. Natural Fodder Species and Analysis for Diet Pattern in Breeding Tract of Kathani Cattle in Maharashtra – Research Journal of Animal Husbandry and Diary Science
  6. Food Grain vs Liquor: Maharashtra under Crisis - Economic and Political Weekly
  7. Species diversity of leafhoppers and planthoppers in agroclimatic zones of Maharashtra - Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  8. Host preference and its effect on phadka grasshopper Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus bolivar - Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies
  9. Oxford study validates Indian environmentalist claims – India Together
  10. Consume more, Pollute more, Pay less, Ask for more Dams: Pune City’s water policy – South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People
  11. Healthcare Seeking Behavior for Back and Joint Pain in Rural Gadchiroli, India: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study – Indian Journal of Community Medicine
  12. Association between literacy and self-rated poor health in 33 high- and upper middle-income countries – International Journal of Public Health
  13. Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy – The Lancet, Diabetes & Endocrinology
  14. Drivers of Epilepsy-related Cost of Care in an Integrated Healthcare System – Neurology