Nirma University of Science and Technology

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Nirma University
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Established 2003
Type Private
President Karsanbhai K. Patel
Vice-president Ambubhai Patel
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban, 125 acres (0.51 km2) [1]
Website Nirma University

Nirma University, popularly known as NU (NU), is an autonomous university located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It functions under the aegis of Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF).Nirma University is a statutory university established under the state act.

History[edit]

Nirma University is the oldest private university in the state of Gujarat.[2] It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act and has also been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the industrialist and founder Chairman of the Nirma group, is a legendary business personality who inspires aspiring entrepreneurs all over the country. Dr Karsanbhai Patel crystallized his long cherished dream of providing world-class facilities for professional education in the state of Gujarat through the establishment of the NERF in 1994. He believed that an institute of professional courses imparting world-class education facilities to the youth was the need of the hour for the state of Gujarat. The NERF established Nirma Institute of Technology in 1995, Nirma Institute of Management in 1996 and Nirma Institute of Diploma Studies in 1997. The institutions made their mark and as a natural consequence of the outstanding performance in their respective areas, the Government of Gujarat in 2003 approved the proposal of NERF to grant the status of a University under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. Subsequently the University established three more institutes, the Institute of Pharmacy in 2003, the Institute of Science in 2004 and the Institute of Law in 2007. All the Nirma University institutes are providing value based quality professional education and are widely respected for their contribution to the society. The NERF chaired by Dr Karsanbhai Patel is a trust which is constituted by eminent academicians and prominent industrialists who have taken up the mission to produce professionals who would strive to work relentlessly for the progress and development of our nation along with practising and propagating ethics and values. [3]

Campus[edit]

Nirma University Campus is situated on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway near Gota, at the outskirts of Ahmedabad. It is spread over 125 acres in picturesque surroundings. The University is acclaimed for its holistic education that strives to develop not only academic competence but also human character. It has established itself as a centre of excellence where there is constant effort to grow, innovate, build strength and strive to achieve all round distinction. Today it is identified with cutting edge research, robust academic programmes, quality teaching- learning process and over-all personality development of its students. The state of art campus provides refreshing environment, stimulates intellectual growth and creativity.

Infrastructure The constituent institutes of the university have independent state of art infrastructure comparable to the top international institutions. The campus has a serene academic ambience that motivates students to focus on development and all round growth. The buildings have air-conditioned amphitheatre class rooms equipped with multi-media and audio-visual equipments, spacious seminar halls and auditoriums with varied capacities and hi-tech laboratories with latest equipments. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.

Computing Facilities The Computing facilities at the campus include most modern updated computer laboratories with latest configuration computers, modern software and high speed servers. A state of art gigabit network connects every corner of the Institutes. 128 Mbit/s dedicated optic fibre leased line and Wi-Fi hotspots enable round the clock internet connectivity on the campus. Language Laboratories are equipped with latest software to aid modern language teaching.

Library Resource Centre The library provides access to a wide range of technological, management and business information sources that include leading national and international research journals and periodicals in addition to an impressive collection of databases, electronic media, project reports and CDs. The libraries are fully computerized, accessible on the campus LAN and operate on specialized library software ‘Alice for Windows’. The user- friendly package facilitates issue and return of books, online access to the catalogue and reservation of books. The libraries have adopted the latest information technologies like CD, DVD, Multimedia Kits, Barcode Scanners and Text and Graphic Scanners for effective use of the library services.

Institute Industry Interaction and Placement Cell The Institute Industry Interaction and Placement Cell emphasizes on inculcation of leadership qualities, team spirit, corporate behaviour and works on overall personality development of the students. The cell also facilitates the students to simulate industry environment during coursework and develop job skills and establishes partnership with industries. The cell advices and counsels the students to determine their career objectives and prepares them to be achievers and leaders in the corporate world.

Other Facilities The Campus hostel for PG students has separate accommodation facilities for boys and girls. The hostel rooms are spacious and well-furnished. The Mess and Cafeteria provide hygienic and healthy vegetarian food. The University has excellent sports facilities comprising synthetic grounds for basketball, volleyball and tennis, large fields for football and cricket, volleyball courts, lawn tennis courts, table tennis room in addition to well equipped modern gymnasium. The University has its own fleet of buses plying in all the areas of city for students and staff. A branch of the Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Limited, a scheduled bank with ATM facility, is located on the campus. The University has a health care centre and a non- resident doctor.

Motto of Nirma University The University emphasizes all round development of its students. It aims not only at producing good professionals, but, also good and worthy citizens of great country, aiding in its overall progress and development. The University strives to provide it's students the skills with which they find a way through the sea of knowledge that we have created and continued with life long learning.[4]

Programmes[edit]

The Nirma University offers wide range of programmes through constituent institutes:

Institute of Technology
presently offers different graduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in various branches of engineering in addition to MCA programme.
The Institute is renowned for imparting quality education, active research and also in nurturing students for holistic development, accomplished through Students’ Engagement Tools like Continuous Evaluation, Outcome Based Education, Blended Learning, Active use of MOOCs, Departmental and Institute Electives, Industrial Visits, Industrial Projects, Expert Lectures, Soft Skills Development, Critical Thinking Training, Yoga Classes and many more.The Institute offers:
Doctoral Programme in Technology and Engineering: Full Time and External;
M. Tech in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Process and Plant Design, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering,Information and Communication Technology, Instrumentation and Control Engineering;
Master of Computer Application;
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

Institute of Management ( MBA Full-Time in Finance, Marketing, IT, Operations, HR, International Business, Ph.D, Five Years BBA-MBA program )

Institute of Science ( M.Sc. Programs )


Institute of Law ( Five years integrated Programs )
Institute of Pharmacy ( B.Pharm, M.Pharm )
Institute of Architecture(B.Arch)

Apart from this, Nirma also offers Management Development Programs for various company executives and Part-time programs for working professional. More information can be found out by visiting www.imnu.ac.in

Rankings[edit]

University Rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India[5] 34
CSR-GHRDC*[6] 19
Private colleges:
Mint[7] 27
* Limited participation

The Institute of Technology was ranked 34 in the Outlook India Best Engineering colleges 2012.[5] In rankings limited to private institutes it was ranked 27 in the Mint Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges.[7] In the limited CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2011 it was ranked 19.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Pranav Mistry,B.E. Computer Engineering, 2003 batch, an Indian computer scientist and Samsung's Director of Research.
  • Sunny Vaghela, B.Tech. Electronics & Communication, 2008 batch, a founder of Techdefence and leading cyber security expert. He has been playing important role to solve cyber crime.
  • DHAVAL ZALAVADIYA,Diploma in Information Technology, 2012 batch,Managing Director of SECURE CYBER GROUP.

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