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NERF at a Glance

Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF)

Renowned industrialist and philanthropist Dr Karsanbhai K Patel, the founder of the Nirma Group of Industries, established the Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF) in the year 1994 with a vision to promote higher education and provide excellent educational facilities to the youth in India. In 1995, Nirma Institute of Technology – affiliated to Gujarat University – was established by the NERF. It was followed by the establishment of Nirma Institute of Management in 1996 and Institute of Diploma Studies in 1997.

In the year 2003, the Government of Gujarat approved the proposal of the NERF to found the Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Hence, the Nirma University was established under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. The University Grants Commission (UGC) duly recognised the University under the section 2 (f) of the UGC Act.

The NERF is equally committed to school education. It strongly believes in the fact that a strong foundation is a prerequisite for education. With this philosophy, it runs two schools ‘Nirma Vidyavihar’ at Bodakdev and Chharodi in Ahmedabad, where emphasis is laid on to provide value-based education clubbed up with innovative educational practices.

The Nirma Family

All of the above institutes are the constituents of Nirma University that was established by the NERF in 2003. In addition to the above the NERF also runs a school- 'Nirma Vidyavihar'. The objective of the school is to provide value-based education. The philosphy evolves around 'Schooling, as it should be...' with innovative and fundamental academic practices. The School is among the most sought after schools in Ahmedabad. * To be discontinued in a phased manner.

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  • 2007
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017

1995

Institute of Technology

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1996

Institute of Management

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1997

Institute of Diploma Studies

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2003

Institute of Pharmacy

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2004

Institute of Science

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2007

Institute of Law

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2014

Institute of Architecture and Planning

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2016

Institute of Commerce 

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2017

Department of Design 

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