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Vice President’s Message

The Nirma University, Ahmedabad is an initiative of Nirma Education and Research Foundation. The Foundation realised the need of excellent education for Indian youth way back in the mid-nineties. What started as a small college in the form of Nirma Institute of Technology in 1995 has now emerged as an impactful national higher education institution.

Our real strength is the alumni who hold important positions in leading business and government organisations in the different parts of the world. Some of them have become successful entrepreneurs and generated wealth and employment opportunities in the country.

Our current students are highly meritorious and dedicated to the study. They are selected through a rigorous selection process and are further well-trained in the various fields of professional education. Many of them go to the best universities in the world for their higher education and are recognised among the brightest students. Discipline, dedication and determination exemplify the students at the University.

The University is developing a separate building to augment the existing facilities and by the year 2020 we shall be able to double the built up area of the university. It will help us introduce new programmes and provide better infrastructure to the students. In addition, the existing infrastructure is being spruced up and state-of-the-art IT facilities are being augmented. These steps will result in the high quality teaching-learning experience for the students.

The University today has around 8000 students and 400 faculty. We plan to become a mid-size university of international repute by 2030. It will be possible through, both horizontal and vertical expansion of educational programmes and research activities. The University continuously focuses on international standards of quality in higher education by improving faculty-student ratio, recruiting research-oriented faculty, creating research infrastructure, promoting international collaborations, and developing linkages with the industry.

As India is striving to become a great nation, the Nirma University is contributing to her endeavours through its students who will be the future leaders of the nation.

Profile

Mr K K Patel, Vice-President, Nirma University, did his BS in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, the US. Mr Patel began his corporate career as the Managing Director of MASCOT (India) Instruments Pvt Ltd, a company manufacturing Control Valves under US Technical Collaboration at Naroda, Ahmedabad and served the organisation for sixteen years. He is also the Director of the Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Limited (KCCBL), a scheduled bank having several branches; President of the Gozaria Kelvani Mandal in Mehsana District, which is an Educational Public Charitable Trust managing educational activities from KG level to College level; and also the Trustee of the Gozaria Sarvajanik Hospital, having 120 beds with all modern facilities.

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