In 1994, the founder of Nirma Group of Industries and an internationally famous entrepreneur Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel crystallized his long cherished dream of providing world-class facilities for professional education in Gujarat. He established Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF) which in turn established leading Institutes like Institute of Technology in 1995, Institute of Management in 1996, Institute of Diploma Studies in 1997, Institute of Pharmacy in 2003, Institute of Science in 2004 and Institute of Law in 2007. The establishment of the Nirma University in April 2003 was a natural consequence of the very high standards achieved by the first three institutes.
Nirma University has been established in the year 2003 as a statutory university under Gujarat State Act at the initiative of the Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF). The University is also recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. Nirma University has been accredited by NAAC in March 2010. Nirma University is a member of Common Wealth University Association and also of Association of Indian Universities. Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, Chairman, Nirma Group of Companies and Chairman, NERF is the President of the University. Shri Ambubhai M. Patel is the Vice-President and Dr. N. V. Vasani is the Director General of the University.
Nirma University consists of Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research, Technology and Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Science and Law. The programmes offered by these faculties are rated highly by accreditation agencies, industries, business magazines and moreover by the students. Innovation, excellence, and quality are the driving forces on the campus and this has translated the vision of this university into a reality over a short period of time. Today the campus vibrates with world class curricular activities and with myriad activities like international conventions, symposiums, conferences, student competitions, conclaves, short-term industry relevant programmes and cultural activities.
About Institute of Pharmacy
The Institute of Pharmacy was established with a view to promote excellence in pharmaceutical education and to prepare young men and women to meet the challenges in the area of Pharmaceutical industries, education, research & development and marketing. The institute provides degree, postgraduate and doctoral level education at this centre of excellence. The institute is poised to face global challenges of the pharmaceutical industry and education with the changed perspectives.