Nirma University of Science and Technology

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Nirma University
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Established 2003
Type Private
President Karsanbhai K. 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). 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. The NERF chaired by Dr Karsanbhai Patel is a trust. [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.

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.

Other Facilities The Campus hostel for PG students has separate accommodation facilities for boys and girls. 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.

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. & Ph.D.)
Institute of Law (Five years Integrated Programmes)
Institute of Pharmacy (B.Pharm, M.Pharm)
Institute of Architecture(B.Arch)

Rankings[edit]

University Rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India[4] 34
CSR-GHRDC*[5] 19
Private colleges:
Mint[6] 27
* Limited participation

The Institute of Technology was ranked 34 in the Outlook India Best Engineering colleges 2012.[4] In rankings limited to private institutes it was ranked 27 in the Mint Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges.[6] In the limited CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2011 it was ranked 19.[5]

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.
  • Parth Vikani M.Tech Computer Science & Engineering, 2015 Batch, Creator of I'm Programmer Blog

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nirma University Campus". 
  2. ^ "Private Universities in Gujarat homepage". 
  3. ^ http://www.nirmauni.ac.in/
  4. ^ a b "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "GHRDC-CSR Engineering Colleges Survey 2013" (PDF). Competition Success Review (Competition Success Review and the Global Human Resources Development Centre): 1–6. July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges of 2009" (PDF). Mint. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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