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Overview

Nirma University established the Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI) with the aim to promote research and innovation activities amongst the faculty and students. It works in consultation with a National Advisory Committee and a University Core Committee. The implementation of research policy, stimulation of innovation and strengthening of doctoral research are the key goals of the DRI. The Directorate also facilitates the overall research progress of the University under various schemes, faculty engagement and research orientation programmes.

The major objectives of the Directorate of Research and Innovation are:

  • To create ambiance and atmosphere for high quality, socially relevant and inter-disciplinary research
  • To promote high quality in research & innovation and intellectual capital
  • To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in research
  • To integrate teaching and research through translational and instructional research to intensify the generation of intellectual capital
  • To promote applied and inter-disciplinary research to solve societal problems
  • To encourage creativity amongst the students of the University

National Advisory Committee

The Directorate of Research and Innovation works under the guidance of National Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of both the internal and external members.

Composition

Dr Anup K Singh

Director General, Nirma University
Chairman

Dr Alka Mahajan
Dean, Faculty of Technology & Engineering
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr M Mallikarjun
Dean, Faculty of Management
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Manjunath Ghate
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Sarat Dalai
Dean, Faculty of Science
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Purvi Pokhariyal
Dean, Faculty of Law
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Prof Utpal Sharma
Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Dhaval Pujara
Dean (I/c), Faculty of Doctoral Studies &
Research, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Shri G Ramachandran Nair
Secretary
Executive Registrar
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Udail Paliwal
Dean (I/c), Faculty of Commerce
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Prof Sangita Shroff
Head, Department of Design
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Sanjeev Gupta
Professor and Dean (R&D), DAIICT,Gandhinagar
Dr Sanjay Verma
Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
Prof Yogesh M Desai
JK & MJ Mehta Chair Professor of Structural Engineering,
Department of Civil Engineering,
IIT Bombay
Dr Indra Narayan Kar
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,
IIT Delhi
Dr Nitant Dube
Group Head- MRG/EPSA, Space Applications Centre,
ISRO, Ahmedabad
Shri Chandra Prakash
Scientist/Engineer-SG, Space Applications Centre,
ISRO, Ahmedabad
Dr Beena Rai
Principal Scientist & Head, Physical Sciences Research,
TCS, Pune
Dr Rajagopalan Srinivasan
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
IIT Madras
Prof J P N Mishra
Dean, School of Life Sciences,
Central University of Gujarat,
Gandhinagar
Dr Ajay Khopade
Senior Vice President (R&D),
Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Prof N K Indrayan
Director, Samarpan School of Law,
Gandhinagar
Dr Channiwala Salim
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
SVNIT, Surat
Shri Varunesh Kumar
Managing Director, Veeral Controls Pvt Ltd,
Gandhinagar
Dr Jeemol Unni, Professor
Amrut Mody School of Management,
Ahmedabad
Dr R Parthasarathy
Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research,
Ahmedabad
Dr R N Patel
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Institute of Technology
Nirma University
Dr J P Ruparelia
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Urmil V Dave
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr P N Tekwani
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Dipak M Adhyaru
Professor, Department of IC Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Usha Mehta
Professor, Department of EC Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Priyanka Sharma
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Madhuri Bhavsar
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University
Dr Tejal Mehta
Professor, Institute of Pharmacy,
Nirma University.
Dr Shalini Rajkumar
Professor, Institute of Science,
Nirma University

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