Dr Karsanbhai K Patel



Dr Karsanbhai K Patel, Chairman, Nirma Limited and founder President of Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF) and Nirma University, is globally recognised, both as an industrialist and as a visionary in the field of education.

Dr Patel was conferred upon the Udyog Ratna Award in 1990, Gujarat Businessman Award in 1998, Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award in 2009, Baroda Sun Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, Padma Shri Award in 2010 and Chemtech Award of Hall of Fame, to name a few.

An Honourary Doctorate of Humane Letters was awarded to him by Florida Atlantic University, USA for Business and Marketing acumen and philanthropy in the year 2001. He was also conferred upon Honourary DLitt by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore in 2007.

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