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Over the years, the University has given focused attention to promote research activities by framing and following the various policies and guidelines. The University has framed a systematic Research Policy to promote research culture in its constituent institutes. The University has structured ‘Code of Ethics for Research’ as well as rules for checking malpractices and plagiarism in research. There is a policy for undertaking of consultancy assignments, patent filing, awards and incentive to the faculty members for their outstanding contribution in research.

Although being a young University, Nirma University has made significant strides in research during the last decade. It is consistently improving its performance. In the coming years, the University plans to excel in various research arenas and envisages becoming a leading global university.

Directorate of Research & Innovation

Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research



Nirma University started Doctoral Programmes in the year 2003. Currently, the PhD Programmes are offered in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, Law and Architecture. The Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research is the coordinating Faculty for the PhD programmes run by the constituent institutes of the University. The University offers both Full time and External PhD programmes.


The Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research has a Committee consisting of both internal and external members.

(Click Here to Download the Composition of the FDSR)


Dr Dhaval Pujara is serving as the In-charge Director of Directorate of Research and Innovation and Dean – Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Nirma University

Research Activities

Research Reports

Annual Research Report of Nirma University is compiled for a fiscal year. The report covers the details of research related activities carried out by the University and its constituent institutes for the duration of April 1 to March 31 for a particular year.


The Directorate of Research and Innovation organises various programmes including the Research Orientation Programme, short term research training programmes, etc.


Collaborations at the University intend to bring diverse experience, insights, perspectives and expertise from diverse backgrounds.


A crucial aspect of the scientific process is the reporting of new results through publication of journals so that the information is disseminated to the larger community of researchers and scientists.


Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE) Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE) is a flagship event of the Institute of Technology, Nirma University. It is organised every two years.

Policies and Guidelines


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