With an objective to give students hands-on experience, develop them for future jobs, and to encourage them for diversification of activities beyond the syllabus, ‘Earn while you learn scheme’ was introduced. The scheme was launched for meritorious and needy students enrolled with the Nirma University. The applications are invited at the start of an academic year. The incumbent student is given work in the different areas including library (arrangement and display of books, issue and return of books, etc), laboratory (equipment handling, maintenance, conduct of practical – only for postgraduate students), office administration especially Student Section (data handling, data preparation, filing work, drafting work), or they are engaged as teaching assistant (postgraduate students only). Students are required to maintain a good academic and conduct record for the continuation of the scheme. In a week, a maximum of ten hours of work can be assigned to the student and payment is calculated on an hourly basis. Students can contact the Director of the respective institute to learn more about this scheme.