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The 21st Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM), organized by the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), commenced on 11th January, 2018. The event will continue till January 3, 2018. NICOM has been an annual event at IMNU providing a platform for an interactive discussion between academicians and industry veterans on a plethora of topics under a common theme. In addition, the Conference will have academicians and practitioners from India and abroad, presenting their research in as many as 60 sub themes viz, Strategic Management Process, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Functional Level Strategies, Functional Information Systems & DS, Digital Ecosystem, etc., in four track sessions spread across the three days Conference. Four plenary sessions are also arranged during which, the prominent personalities from the industry will be addressing the audience on various topics.

The chief guest for the inaugural session was Mr. Gurmeet Singh Sethi, Managing Director, Johnson Controls- Hitachi Ltd. The president of Nirma University, Dr. Karsanbhai Patel and Vice President of Nirma University, Mr. K.K. Patel were also present for the inaugural session. Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University was also a part of the function. The chairpersons for NICOM, 2018 were Dr. Nityesh Bhatt, Prof. Balakrishnan Unny and Dr. Shahir Bhatt, professors of the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU). Dr. M. Mallikarjun, Director In-charge, IMNU delivered the welcome address.

Mr. Gurmeet Singh began the session. He said that the Digital India campaign started by the Government of India is extremely crucial for the nation. Given the rapid change in the business environment, organisations need to adopt technological changes going on in the society if they want to stay in competition. Talking about the concept of Smart Cities, Mr. Sethi stated that though people from different parts of the country want to shift to Tier 1 cities, the resources in these are just on line. If the trend continues, these cities would be busted at their seams. In such a critical scenario, the development of smart cities would help in reducing the burden from them and would also ensure optimum utilization of resources. He said that while people today are concerned that machines will replace human resources, according to him, the development of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence will enable humans to create more high level jobs. Addressing the students, Mr. Gurmeet said youth is going to be the teacher. The only thing they need to remember is that education does not attend with the ending of college; learning is a never ending process.

Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University also said that the use of technology is of utmost importance and the change in technology that the society accepts should be adapted by the organizations because not being able to adapt is the greatest shortcoming an organization can have.

  • January 11, 2018

Nirma University celebrated its Twenty Fourth Convocation on November 6, 2017. The Chief Guest during the occasion was Shri Narendra K Verma, MD and CEO, ONGC Videsh Ltd. In his inspirational speech, he stressed on the importance of positively working in the society and use the energy wisely. He talked about the principle of SEEK where S stands for Skills, two E stand for Employability and Entrepreneurship, K stands for Knowledge. He also quoted Shri APJ Abdul Kalam saying - Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great.

During the convocation, the students were conferred degrees by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the President of the University. Dr Patel delivered the Presidential address on the occasion.






  • November 10, 2017

‘PRAVEG’17 – Annual Techno-management Fest’ organized by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA), under the aegis of Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 5th & 6th October, 2017. The event was inaugurated by Hon. Minister of State, Road& Transport Shri Vallabhbhai Kakadiya and AirMarshal DS Rawat AVSM VSM, SASO in august presence of Shri K K Patel, Vice President Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University and Dr Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology on 5th October 2017.

On the second day 6th October, 2017 the event was graced by Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State Women & Child Development Smt Nirmala Wadhwani, AirMarshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC AOC-in-C SWAC, President of Nirma University Dr Karsanbhai Patel, MD Nirma Ltd Shri Hirenbhai Patel, Vice President of NU Shri K K Patel, Director General NU Dr Anup Singh, Mayor of Ahmedabad City Shri Gautambhai Shah, AVM AK Gupta VSM, SMSO and Director, ITNU Dr Alka Mahajan.

  • October 07, 2017

Nirma University is celebrating Ramzat 2017 - a Ras Garba Mahotsav on 7th October, 2017 from 7 pm to 10:30 pm for the faculty members, staff and students. The venue for the event will be the Cricket Ground, Nr. NIM Canteen, Nirma University.

  • October 06, 2017

15th August 2017 – Independence Day Ceremony

Nirma University celebrated 71st Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony with high spirits of nationalism and patriotism. The tri-colour flag was hoisted by Dr. Pankaj Shah, an Oncology specialist and an advisor at Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad. His inspiring speech was truly relevant and focused on the importance of this day and how our generation can contribute towards development and growth of our nation. The ceremony was attended by our faculty members, staff as well as students with pride.

  • August 16, 2017

Nirma University celebrated the 70th Independence Day with great fervour and patriotism. The chief guest during the occasion was Prof. (Dr) Anil Kumar Gupta, IIM, Ahmedabad. In his address after unfurling the national flag at the university, he expressed happiness on the progress of the nation and motivated the people to strive for innovation and invention. He quoted various engaging success stories of the country and stressed that one should endeavour to better oneself.

The flag hoisting ceremony was also attended by Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General; Shri D. P. Chhaya, Director (A&GA); Mr. G. Ramchandran Nair, Executive Registrar; Heads of the constituent Institutes of the University; faculty and staff members and the students in large numbers.

  • August 15, 2016

The first meeting of the Executive Committee of Nirma University Alumni Forum was organized on April 23, 2016. The objective of the meeting is to foster continuous engagement of the Alumni with their Alma Mater and draw their expert knowledge in the relevant fields to further enhance, strengthen and reinforce the overall quality of the constituent Institutes of the University.

  • April 23, 2016

Nirma University celebrated its Twenty-First Convocation on April 18, 2016. The Chief Guest during the occasion was Mr. John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. In his inspirational speech, he stressed on the importance of global integration as this is an era of start-ups.  He said, “Entrepreneurship is an approach to life. That approach is built around innovative thinking, which means finding the solutions no one else has thought of taking calculated risks, because risk and reward go hand in hand and always thinking and acting ahead.” He also stated that Global collaboration is critical to solve the world’s pressing problems such as climate change and need for clean energy, green technology and industry.   


During the convocation, the students from the Institute of Management and the Institute of Law were conferred degrees by Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, the President of the University. In all 500 students were awarded degrees and medals during the convocation. Dr Patel delivered the Presidential address on the occasion.

Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University presented the concluding address at the convocation.


  • April 18, 2016

Nirma University signed an MoU with Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad on March 14, 2016. The University looks forward to a collaborative research leading to technology development and innovation.

  • March 14, 2016

The Institute of Architecture, Nirma University has been awarded with the prestigious 'Indo Global Architecture Education Excellence Award' for promoting quality education in the field of Architecture and providing the students global exposure through updated architecture pedagogy. The award ceremony took place during an International Conference held at Pune on December 28, 2015.

  • December 28, 2015

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University organized the Fifth Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE) 2015 during November 26-28, 2015. The conference was organized in collaboration with IEEE and CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, and also in association with Institute of Engineers (India), ISA, American Society of Civil Engineers, Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Society, BISAG, GESIA and ASHRAE.

The inaugural function of the conference was graced by the presence of Padmashri Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Founder Executive Director of C-DAC as the Chief Guest, Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel, Managing Director, Nirma Ltd.; Padmashri Dr Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, Director General and former Secretary, DRDO and Dr P.N.Tekwani, Director, Institute of Technology.

The conference covered Robotics, Automation, Autonomic Computing, Networking Technologies, VLSI Design and Embedded System, Infrastructure Project Planning and Management, Green Technology, Energy Conservation in addition to various other themes related to the disciplines of Engineering and Technology. Over 700 participants attended the conference.

  • November 26, 2015

Nirma University and its constituent Institutes have been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with Grade 'A'. The achievement once again manifests that the University is committed to Quality Teaching-Learning and Research and is accomplishing the promised. There is a continuous attempt to meet the standards of quality in terms of its educational practises and outcomes, research, teaching-learning, evaluation, administrative processes and structure and student services.

The University, at every stage, has believed in self-assessment and self-evaluation with the objective to re-confirm the direction, thrust and momentum with which we move ahead towards achieving our Vision and Mission.


  • November 16, 2015

Nirma University has been accorded recognition as Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India with effect from May 30, 2014. The long and excellent record of research done at Nirma University has brought this coveted recognition and it will also make us eligible to apply for research grants at various agencies, and avail exemption in customs duty, central excise duty on purchases related to research. 

  • August 20, 2014

Dhananjay Nakarani (10BCE30) and Ujjwal Thakkar (10BIT050) students of BTech CE/IT have been selected for the Google Summer of Code. They will be paid $5500(each) by Google.

  • April 22, 2014

It is a matter of accolade for us that the ROBOCON Team of Institute of Technology, Nirma University has won the Championship Trophy in the National level ROBOCON-2014 Competition held in Pune, organized by Doordarshan - MIT AOE.
There were a total of 89 teams in the ROBOCON 2014 competition.  Our Team has bagged this Tropy leaving all the Teams behind.  In the finals, our team won against Veermata Jijabhai Technological Institute, Mumbai. Institute of Technology has won this Championship Award for the 6th time so far.

ROBOCON is an international competition organized by Asia pacific Broadcasting union (ABU) , a collection of over 50 countries of Asia Pacific region.

The broadcasters of each participant country are responsible for conduct of their national contests to select the team which will represent their country in the International Contest. Teams from Engineering and Technological colleges are eligible for participation. Participating Teams are expected to design and fabricate their own robots and organize their teams including an Instructor, Team Leader, Manual Robot Operator and an Automatic Robot Operator.

  • April 22, 2014

MoU with Mitsubishi Electrical India Pvt. Ltd. is signed on 19/02/2014. The training programs for the academicians and/or personnel working in the industries will be planned under the same.

  • February 19, 2014