Nirma University is one of the private university in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India. It functions are under the aegis of the Nirma Education and Research Foundation. Nirma University is a statutory university established under a state act.
Distinguished industrialist and philanthropist Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel is the founder of the Nirma Group of Industries, set up the Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF) in the year of 1994 with a magnificent vision to promote higher education and provide excellent educational facilities to the youth of India. In the year of 1995, Nirma Institute of Technology affiliated to Gujarat University. It was followed by the establishment of Nirma Institute of Management from the year 1996.
In the year of 2003, the Government of Gujarat approved the application of the NERF to found the Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Afterward, the Nirma University was established under a special Act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. The University Grants Commission (UGC) duly recognized the Nirma University under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act.
The NERF is uniformly committed to school education. It strongly deemed in the fact that a strong foundation is a prerequisite for education. With this philosophy, it scamper two schools ‘Nirma Vidyavihar’ at Bodakdev and Chharodi in Ahmedabad, where the emphasis is laid down on to provide value-based education clubbed up with innovative educational practices.