Nirma University is one of India's leading universities based in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). The University was established in the year 2003 as a Statutory University under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act. The University is duly accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, Chairman, Nirma Group of Companies and Chairman, NERF is the President of the University.
Functioning under the aegis of NERF, the University consists of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research.
Institute of Technology, Nirma University, started in 1995, was the first self-financed engineering college in Gujarat. Within 19 years of inception, Institute of Technology is a leading hub of education, offering multidisciplinary undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in engineering which are rated highly by accreditation agencies, industry, business magazines and students.
The Institute is ranked within top 25 self-financed engineering colleges of India in the survey conducted by various rating agencies. The faculty members and students of the Institute have won many prestigious awards and bring laurels to the institute such as ROBOCON Competition (6 times National Winner in last 12 years and represented India Internationally at Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.), SAE-BAJA All Terrain Vehicle Competition – "Go Green" and "Raftar" Awards at National level, 3rd prize in ELECRAMA project national level competition, regularly winning international/national level scholarships and awards like DAAD, ISA-PMCD scholarships, project competitions by IEEE, FreeScale, Motorola etc.
The Institute is located in peaceful and sylvan surroundings of Ahmedabad city in the heart of Gujarat.The Institute provides disciplined, serene and conducive environ for reflection, repose and research. The ardent pursuit of knowledge by the young aspirants leads to knowledge generation and innovative solutions for the community and society. The Institute is now aiming to emphasize on Outcome Based Education (OBE), Experiential Education (through Project Based Learning), research in thrust areas with translational impact, and the creation of engineers as leaders in society.
It has a dynamic curriculum, robust and talented pool of faculty members, and state of art infrastructure in all the departments. It is well known for imparting quality education, active research and also in nurturing students for holistic development.