Nirma University

Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF)

Nirma University was established by the initiative of Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF). The renowned industrialist and philanthropist Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the founder of Nirma Group of Industries, established the NERF in 1994 with a view to promote and support higher education in India.

The NERF chaired by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel is a trust that crystallized his long cherished dream of providing world-class education and inculcating the spirit of social relevance among the young students of the country.


The following Institutions/Department have been established under the aegis of the NERF:

1995 Institute of Technology (earlier known as Nirma Institute of Technology)
1996
Institute of Management (earlier known as Nirma Institute of Management)
1997
Institute of Diploma Studies (earlier known as Nirma Institute of Diploma Studies)*
2003
Institute of Pharmacy
2004
Institute of Science
2007
Institute of Law
2014 Institute of Architecture and Planning
2016 Institute of Commerce
2017 Department of Design
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 philosophy 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.