Nirma University

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Nirma University
Nirma Institute.JPG
Established 2003
Type Private
President Karsanbhai K. Patel
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban, 125 acres (0.51 km2) [1]

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


Nirma University is the oldest private university in the state of Gujarat. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act and has also been accredited by the 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 the trust that established each of the institutes that constitute the university.[2]


Nirma University's campus is situated on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway near Gota, at the outskirts of Ahmedabad. It is spread over 125 acres.

Library Resource Centre[edit]

The library provides access to a range of technological, management and business information sources that includes national and international research journals and periodicals, in addition to a collection of databases, electronic media, project reports and CDs.

Other Facilities[edit]

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.


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

Institute of Technology[edit]

The Institute of Technology presently offers graduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in various branches of engineering in addition to an MCA programme. The programmes include:

  • 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[edit]

Institute of Science[edit]

The Institute of Science offers Masters of Science and Ph.D. courses.

Institute of Law[edit]

The Institute of Law was set up in the year 2007. It offers five-year integrated programmes. It was ranked 16th on the Outlook Rankings 2015 for the top law schools in India

Institute of Pharmacy[edit]

The Institute offers bachelor's and master's degrees in pharmacy.

Institute of Architecture[edit]

The Institute of Architecture offers a bachelor of architecture degree.


The institute of technology was ranked 34 in the Outlook India Best Engineering Colleges survey of 2012 and 19th in the India Today 2015 Ranking of Engineering Colleges.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Pranav Mistry, B.E. Computer Engineering, 2003 batch, an Indian computer scientist and Samsung's Director of Research.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°07′41″N 72°32′40″E / 23.1281°N 72.5444°E / 23.1281; 72.5444