Case Study on M S University, Vadodara

M S University, Vadodara

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, formerly Baroda College, is a public university in the city of Vadodara, in Gujarat state, India. Originally established as a college in 1881, it became a university in 1949 after the independence of the country. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda ranked as 5th Best College of Social Work in India by Outlook-ICARE Ranking 2022. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programs. It houses 89 departments spread over 6 campuses (2 rural and 4 urban) covering 275 acres of land.
The goal of the MSU was to facilitate the building according to the international standards. The university wanted to host its students with globally accepted standards. Safety was one of the majorly focused aspects in design considerations. It was analysed that there were several causes that could raise ignition in the university further leading to disastrous fire.
In addition to be compliant, MSU strongly emphasizes on safety and security issues. The MSU aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the staff to the students understand the requirements of fire safety in order to ensure optimum safety for all who are present in the building. They aimed to focus on life and property safety. MSU wanted a solution that could match its required standards. They wanted to opt for a future ready addressable system that could pin point the exact location of fire. The installation must not involve any changes to the newly constructed building’s architecture.

The Challenges of MSU before NFire

As MSU has an old construction, wiring would include civil work. Hence, that was clearly not an option for them. A large number of students gathered at one place and a single fire can affect all of them. Most of the furniture in a class room such as chairs, tables and desks are made from wood which is easily flammable. Air-conditioned rooms can trap fire, practical labs, smoking and accidental fires, in the same manner can lead to life threatening scenarios. In cafeterias where commercial grade kitchens are in operation to feed thousands of students and staff, unpreventable accidents in the kitchen equipment can lead to ignition of fire. With more dense occupants in an area, the risk for fire load increases and at the same time, evacuation process gains more importance. Even in case of power cuts, terror attacks or any other emergencies, quick and planned evacuation is extremely important. One of the key requirements of MSU was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for MSU were safety, technical leverage, highly reliable system that could last longer with low maintenance and installation cost.
The consultant was given this task to find a solution that satisfied MSU’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to MSU as the perfect fit. NFire Solution is an ideal solution as it is highly scalable, cost effective and highly reliable. A site survey was conducted for MSU by NFire Team.


NFire Solution is a smart integrated incidence management system. It minimizes complexities to increase the speed of communication. NFire Solution was implemented at MSU. NFire provides the institution with localized alert within the premises along with centralized monitoring by NFire Emergency Monitoring Service Centre as per their requirements.
The site survey was conducted by NFire Team. MSU believes that the site survey was the most valuable part of this project as it gave them confidence on the recommendation of NFire by the consultant. Working with NFire Team on the site survey put into perspective that this process should be every institution’s standard. They believe that NFire Team highlighted the risks/threats and assured NFire’s seamless functioning. Smoke sensors were installed at MSU. NFire is a customizable solution with easy installation and minimal downtime. It causes no damage to the existing structure and saves a major cost compared to any conventional or wired addressable systems. NFire solution also brings other unique features like 24×7 monitoring, advance integration with IoT, Cloud computing, Mobile technology and communication technology. It is an easily upgradable future proof technology system for next generation smart fire stations. NFire feasibly reduces operational complexity and increases the incident response speed. It is highly stable, robust and built as per UL/BIS/NFPA specifications. Along with the live emergency monitoring service, notifications are sent via live call and SMS by NFire team of highly trained monitoring officers. NFire connect app makes it easy to access NFire alarm system from anywhere.

Benefits to MSU

NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for MSU. MSU precisely experienced half of the total civil cost for safeguarding their premises and their people. There was no lengthy wiring or masonry work which saved a lot of cost with fast installation. Live monitoring with pin point location of fire through an app is provided to the institution as demanded. The system is cloud integrated, IoT operational and AI enabled with integrated communications. NFire Solution ultimately ensures that the building was safe and operational. Moreover, MSU was able to achieve higher Returns of Investment (ROI) while experiencing minimal Total Cost of Investment (TCO) with the help of NFire Solution.

More about NFire

NFire is the revolutionary wireless addressable fire alarm system, designed and manufactured in India. Manufactured with the highest quality European standards our NFire range is one of the most advanced Fire Detection Systems currently available in the market. NFire is marketed in India by Atigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Growing at a fast pace, Atigo is one of the leading electronic security and safety solutions provider in India. NFire conforms to US-NFPA-10th Edition Specifications and is certified with CE, ROHS and ISO 9001-2005.
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