Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology, Nirma University, earlier known as Nirma Institute of Technology, started in 1995 by Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF), was the first self-financed engineering college in Gujarat. Within 18 years of inception, Institute of Technology is a leading hub of education, offering multidisciplinary undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in engineering.

The institute is  ranked within top 25 self-financed engineering colleges of India in the survey conducted by various rating agencies. The faculty members and students of the Institute have won many prestigious awards and bring laurels to the institute.

The Institute is located in peaceful and sylvan surroundings of Ahmedabad city in the heart of Gujarat. The Institute provides disciplined, serene and conducive environ for reflection, repose and research. The Campus is overwhelmed with lush green sceneries masking the concrete beneath.

The ardent pursuit of knowledge by the young aspirants leads to knowledge generation and innovative solutions for the community and society. And, to give wings to these aspirations, the Institute presently has more than 4500 students and 180 faculty members, making relentless efforts for making a mark with their presence globally. The campus vibrates with not only world class curricular activities but also with myriad activities like international conventions, symposia, conferences, student competitions, conclaves, short-term industry relevant programs, cultural activities and many more.

The Institute is embarking on an ambitious plan focused on “Growth in Excellence” and creating the “Societal Engineer”. The Institute is now aiming to emphasize on Outcome Based Education (OBE), Experiential Education (through Project Based Learning), research in thrust areas with translational impact, and the creation of engineers as leaders in society.

It has a dynamic curriculum, robust and talented pool of faculty members, and state of art infrastructure in all the departments. It is well known for imparting quality education, active research and also in nurturing students for holistic development – achieved through Students’ Engagement Tools like continuous evaluation, blended learning, active use of MOOCs, credit based systems, departmental electives, institute electives, industrial visits, industrial projects, expert lectures, soft skills development, critical thinking training , yoga classes and many more.

The Institute gives ample opportunities to its students and strives to equip our students in terms of providing the skills, ability and knowledge for life-long learning and accolades.  Some of the major strengths of the Institute include:

  • Excellent local and regional reputation with well-established national recognition
  • Young, dynamic and dedicated faculty and staff members aligned with institutional goals
  • Learner centric approach along with personalized attention to the students
  • Focus on synergy between teaching and all-round development of the students
  • Meritorious students with geographical diversity in undergraduate programmes
  • Well placed closed-loop feedback system for curriculum development encompassing all the stake holders
  • Globally compatible academic credit system with emphasis on continuous evaluation
  • Transparent management policies with well-defined procedures 
  • Well-disciplined conducive academic environment and ambience
  • ICT usage for enhancing various academic accomplishments
  • Active linkages with nearby industries and research organizations
  • Continuous emphasis on faculty and staff development
  • Strong commitment and dedicated efforts towards continuing education and pedagogy

The Computer Engineering(CE) Department offers B. Tech. programme in Computer Engineering, M. Tech. programmes in Computer Science and Engineering and Information and Network Security, Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme and Ph.D. programme in Computer Science and Engineering. The department has active research interest in various domains like Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computer Networks and Security, High Performance Computing, Unified Hardware Software co-design etc. It has modern computing amenities equipped with the latest tools and technologies. The department has strong collaboration with many research organizations and leading industries like ISRO, PRL, IPR, BISAG, IBM, Microsoft, CISCO Network Academy, Infosys for academic and research purpose. The department emphasizes on effective teaching learning process including project based learning using modern tools and technologies.

Chemical Engineering Department, established in 1995, offers Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering, Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Environmental Process Design, Energy System; and Ph.D. in various thrust areas. The Department also offers the B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering with minor specialization in Environment Engineering.

The Department comprises of highly qualified and committed faculty members with experience in both Academia and Research & Development (R&D) from all over the India. Their expertise covers various domains in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy Engineering, Chemistry and Polymer Technology.

The Department is well equipped with laboratory facilities including high-end equipment like gas chromatography (GC), atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS), total organic carbon (TOC) analyser, high pressure reactor, atmospheric gas solid catalytic reactor, UV-vis spectrophotometer, rotary evaporator, planetary ball mill, packed bed columns and more. Department has also got a well-established simulation laboratory consisting of Aspen.HYSYS, HTRI, Suprpro Designer, POLYMATH and other open source software.

The Department has a strong desire of forging innovative alliance with industries to achieve academic excellence along with updated training on current professional practices. The Department offers consultancy services to the industries and also active in industrial problem solving through institute-industry-interaction. Department is a Schedule-1 Auditor of Chemical and Allied Industries recognised by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). It has organized many training programmes for professionals and faculty members in the areas of core chemical engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, modelling, simulation, optimisation and many more.

The Department has won many prestigious National Awards from various organization like Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IIChE), SAE BAJA etc.


Engineering Graduates will be able to:

1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions. (Can be map with Major project)

5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations. (Can be map with courses involving use of Aspen, HTRI, MATLAB, Excel program etc.)

6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice. (Can be map with environmental related courses)

7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development. (Can be map with all courses with some CO where output can effect to industry and to society indirectly)

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice. ((Can be map with all courses wrt term paper submission)

9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. (Can be map with Seminar and Mini, Minor, Major project)

11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments. (Can be map with Mini, Minor, Major project)

12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. (Can be map with courses with laboratory experiments, Seminar and Mini, Minor, Major project)

The Programme Specific Objectives of Chemical Engineering Department (PSO):

Curriculum of chemical engineering is designed to prepare graduates to attain the following program specific outcomes:

1. an ability to model, simulate and validate the chemical engineering problems

2. an ability to design or develop chemical processes incorporating impact of economic, environmental, social, health, safety and sustainability

3. an ability to practice or apply chemical engineering principles, communication and other skills in a wide range of industrial and professional employment areas

Established in 1996, the department offers a B.Tech. programme, M.Tech. Programme in Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design and Ph.D. Programmes in Structural Engineering and Geomatics. The department comprises of divisions of Construction Technology, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Testing, cement & concrete, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources, Surveying and GIS. Well equipped state-of-the-art laboratories like Material Testing (approved by Government of Gujarat) and Environmental Auditor Status (accorded by GPCB) offer testing and consultancy services in all the respective divisions. The department also organizes Training Programmes and Workshops for students as well as professionals from time to time. The department also offers Minor Specialization in Structural Engineering for the students of B.Tech.

The resources at the department, both literary resources as well as equipment in laboratories facilitate the teaching learning process and help students imbibe the theoretical concepts, their real time implications and their applications. The 4 month practical training in the 8th semester acts as a buffer between their transition from students to professionals and introduce them to on-site projects.



The Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology under Nirma University offers B.Tech. programme in Electrical Engineering (EE) and two M.Tech. programmes viz. Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD) and Electrical Power Systems (EPS). Doctoral research programme is also offered by the Department in the areas of Power Electronics and Power Quality, High Voltage Engineering and Electrical Power Systems. The programmes are designed and updated keeping in view the constantly changing industrial needs, skills to be developed, and challenges emerging out of new research. The programmes are well – received by the industry, and academia as well. The department emphasizes towards imparting quality education, rigorous teaching-learning, hands-on expertise and helping students to shape their all-round personality.

The Department with its strong pool of faculty, well-developed laboratories, latest software and hardware facilities, contributes to develop life-long learning skills to its graduate and post-graduate students, while producing worthy researchers by offering doctoral research programme. The department is actively involved in funded research projects apart from offering design, analysis and testing based consultancy work to relevant industries.

The Electrical Engineering programme is very well equipped with laboratory facilities and constantly upgrading available hardware and software to create conducive teaching-learning, and research / testing environment leading to a great opportunity to learn and progress in different technical domains. Some of the faculty members have obtained their Ph.D. from NITs, IITs and IISc, whereas some are undergoing their doctoral research. Faculty members are associated with nearby academia and industries by means of offering consultancy services, testing facilities, delivering expert talks etc.

Thrust areas of Electrical Engineering Department are - Power Electronics & Drives, Power Systems Engineering, Electrical Machines, Switchgear & Protection, High Voltage Engineering, Control System & Instrumentation, Electrical Networks and Electrical measurements.

The department offers B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech. Minor in Design Engineering and M.Tech. Programs in (i) Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) (ii) Thermal Engineering (iii) Design Engineerig. The department also offers PhD in major thrust areas viz. Thermal Engineering, Design & Dynamics and Production Engineering. The department has highly qualified faculty members, state of art laboratories and infrastructures. Continuing Education programs and customized training/ workshops are being organized for industry personnel on regular basis. Various Funded Research Projects and Consultancy projects are also taken up. Establishment of National Thermal Insulation Testing Laboratory is another major important milestone achieved by the department. Students of the department are actively involved in various extracurricular activities and extension activities. A group of students are participating in a national SAE BAJA competition and won remarkable prizes. Students of the department are the leading members of the team ROBOCON and won the National championship 7 times and represented India Internationally at Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Electronics and Communication Engineering Department was established in year 1995. The Department started with under graduate programmes in Electronics and Communication Engineering and later added Post Graduate programmes with specialization in VLSI Design, Communication Engineering, Embedded Systems and M.Tech. by Research. It also offers Ph.D. Programme.

The department has acquired expertise in the area of VLSI Design, Signal Processing, Wireless Communication and Networks, Optical Communication and Networks, Antenna and RF System Design, Image, Speech and Video processing, Testing and Verification of VLSI Design, Reconfigurable Processor Design and Embedded System Design. State-of-art laboratories have been set up in department for both Under-Graduate and Post-graduate Programmes and are well equipped with computational facilities and resources both in terms of hardware and software. The department has a blend of experienced and well qualified faculty having obtained Masters and Ph.D. degrees from premier institutes and have distinction of working with established national and international research organization.

Faculty members are actively involved in research activities and have many research publications in international & national journals and international conferences to their credit. Faculty members in the department have undertaken many funded research projects, sponsored by the Government and renowned R and D organizations. The department also offers consultancy and testing services to the industries and R&D organizations in the area of the expertise and have organized many customized training programmes for industrial professionals, officers of Indian Navy, and academic staff of technical institutions in the area of Digital Communication, Signal Processing, Embedded System design, Antenna System Design, Multimedia Signal Processing and VLSI Design.

Twice the faculty in the department have received best faculty awards from Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and an award for significant contribution in the field of RF & Antenna from The Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). Students are encouraged to take part in various international and national project competitions like ROBOCON, Freescale Cup, Texas Instrument Contest, iCreate, SAE BAJA and have won many awards.

Instrumentation & Control is an interdisciplinary area. It caters to the need of chemical, fertilizer, petrochemical, oil and refinery, power, textile, plastic, automobile, agriculture, dairy, food processing and manufacturing industries. It also covers robotics, navigation, aerospace and military applications. The under graduate programme of this department is well appreciated and students are well accepted by the industries. Department has also started post graduate programme in Control and Automation and PhD programme in the area related to Instrumentation and Control Engineering. It has state of the art laboratories, which provide an excellent environment to carry out research work and consultancy projects. Department has a strong desire of shaping innovative alliance with industry to achieve academic excellence along with up-to-date training on current trends in process automation and industrial networking area.
The department caters to the Institutes' need and demand in various levels of B.Tech., M.Tech. and MCA students. Both the sections though opposite in nature, works in providing depth and breadth to the programmes offered by the Institute. The Mathematics section offers compulsory credit course like linear Algebra, Calculus as well as institute elective courses in Applied mathematics.

Humanities section offers legacy courses such as English Literature, Applied Literature, Ethics and Values, Critical Thinking and Communication Skills among other ancillary courses. To provide students with global experience, foreign languages namely German, French and Spanish are  also being offered. Section also offers courses such as Economics for Engineers, Elements of Marketing management, Human Resource management, and Entrepreneurship respectively.

Department plays a pivotal role in being the cornerstone of University's vision of providing students holistics development. We hand-hold students to develop communicative, and analytic skills, cultural knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in their professional and personal life.

The Information Technology (IT) Department offers B. Tech. programme in Information Technology, M. Tech. programme in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Networking Technology, M.Tech. by Research and Ph.D. programme in computer Science and Engineering. Department provides a learning environment that helps students to be successful in their professional lives as well as becoming lifelong learners. The graduates of the department have been placed in prestigious national and international organizations. Many of graduates choose to join further studies from premier institutes in India and abroad. The department is actively involved in various research domains like High Performance Computing, Software Engineering, Networking, Information and Network Security with structured integration of research and academic activities. To support academic requirements and research initiatives department is well equipped with modern computing amenities which includes High End servers, more than 200 computing systems connected via LAN using Ethernet, OFC or Wi-Fi so as to provide wired as well as wireless connectivity. For strengthening the execution of various academic and research activities, department has collaborated with various research organizations and multinational companies. The department is associated with research organizations and leading industries like ISRO, PRL, IPR, BISAG, CISCO, NVIDIA, Infosys and is also working on funded research project under Gujcost. Department also emphasizes on the societal obligations of the academic community. Under extension activities department is very much active in conducting trainings, workshops, programs helpful to the society in general.