Established in the year 2003, the Nirma University, Ahmedabad is a value-driven, research-oriented and student centred not-for-profit institution. With a short period of its existence, it has emerged as a nationally renowned higher education institution. The University and its constituent institutes are highly ranked by different ranking agencies.
Nirma University is duly recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act. The University is 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 Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF), is the President of the Nirma University. Under his leadership, the University is expanding every passing year and moving from strength to strength.
Spread across the sprawling lush green 115-acres campus, the University has a host of Institutes, Departments and Centres, including Institute of Technology, Institute of Management, Institute of Pharmacy, Institute of Science, Institute of Law, Institute of Architecture & Planning, Institute of Commerce, Department of Design, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Centre for Continuing Education, and Centre for Entrepreneurship. These institutions offer numerous undergraduate, post graduate and PhD programmes. Apart from these, the University also offers several certificate and diploma programmes.
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya) meaning “From ignorance, lead us to truth”
The motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantra explains how to lead the life towards knowledge from ignorance that obscures our mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness is light, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.
Shaping a better future for mankind by developing effective and socially responsible individuals and organisations
Nirma University emphasises the all-round development of its students. It aims at producing not only good professionals, but also good and worthy citizens of a great country, aiding in its overall progress and development.
It endeavours to treat every student as an individual, to recognise their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions and life goals.
Our core values drive us to continuously excel and make significant contributions to students, organisations and the society. They constantly guide us to achieve our vision and mission and steer us in the times of difficulty and uncertainty. They also shape day-to-day behaviour of institutional leaders, faculty, staff members and students. Our core values are described below:
या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा
Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.
श्लोक अर्थ – जो विद्या की देवी भगवती सरस्वती कुन्द के फूल, चन्द्रमा, हिमराशि और मोती के हार की तरह धवल वर्ण की हैं और जो श्वेत वस्त्र धारण करती हैं, जिनके हाथ में वीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान है, जिन्होंने श्वेत कमलों पर आसन ग्रहण किया है तथा ब्रह्मा, विष्णु एवं शंकर शङ्कर आदि देवताओं द्वारा जो सदा पूजित हैं, वही सम्पूर्ण जड़ता और अज्ञान को दूर कर देने वाली माँ सरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।