Nirma University, Ahemdabad, was established as a statutory university in 2003. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. The University is also accredited 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Nirma University consists of the Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Design and Faculty of Research and Doctoral Studies. The graduate, post- graduate, and doctoral level programmes offered by these faculties are rated highly by accreditation agencies, industry, business magazines, and students.

Innovation, quality, and excellence are the key driving forces on the campus, which have translated the vision of the University Institutions into reality. Today, 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 programmes, cultural activities etc.

Nirma Education and Research Foundation

Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF) was established in 1994 by the renowned industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, to promote and support higher education in India. NERF is a trust chaired by Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel.

The first institution, Nirma Institute of Technology (NIT), was set up by the NERF in 1995 to provide world class engineering education in Gujarat and to inculcate the spirit of social relevance among young students. It offers under-graduate, post-graduate and doctor level programmes. Other Institutes set up by NERF include the Nirma Institute of Management in 1996, the Institute of Pharmacy in 2003, the Institute of Science in 2004, the Institute of Law in 2007 and the Institute of Architecture and Planning, 2014, Institute of Commerce in 2016, Department of Design in 2017. All these institutes have been brought under the umbrella of Nirma University.

Founded on the vision of Padmashri Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) earlier known as Nirma Institute of Management came into existence in 1996. Embodying the principles of entrepreneurship, excellence and professionalism, it imparts top-class business education and has produced new generation leaders and managers over the years.

The Institute of Management believes in serious academic pursuit and encourages original and innovative thinking with regard to national and internationally relevant ideas and policies through intellectually stimulating debates and discussions at all levels. The Institute has built its reputation with a dedicated goal of adding value to life and professional standards.

IMNU, a centre of learning where knowledge fuels the desire for distinction, has always pioneered in serving the changing needs of industry. The campus infrastructure and amenities are comparable to any reputed university around the world. It hosts fully equipped classrooms where focused discussions, interactive study sessions, role plays, presentations, case studies and strategy implementation sessions are held as part of the future managers' everyday work schedule.

The Institute currently offers the following programmes:


The Institute of Management, Nirma University is a constituent Institution of Nirma University. Nirma University and its constituent Institutions are accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission, Government of India with ‘A’ grade.

The letter grade ‘A’ is the highest grade awarded to an institution of higher education by NAAC. This accreditation status indicates that Nirma University and all its constituent Institutions meet the standards of quality as set by NAAC, in terms of its performance related to educational processes and outcomes; covering the curriculum, teaching-learning, evaluation, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organisation, governance, financial well-being and student service.

Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) takes pride in announcing its accomplishment by attaining SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) accreditation for five years by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), an International association, and a "SAARC Recognized Body. IMNU is now in the league of global B-Schools through its SAQS International accreditation which reflects institute's continuous quality improvement system bench-marked with the leading global B- schools in the world. IMNU is an associate member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).


  • Institute of Management is a constituent Institution of the Nirma University, a statutory university established under the Gujarat Government Act, 2003 (amended in 2009). The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act.
  • All academic programmes offered by the Institute are recognized by UGC.

International Alliances

The Institute has signed MoUs for academic collaboration with the following Foreign Universities/National Institutes:

  • Coventry University, UK
  • Wolkite University, Ethiopia
  • University of Newcastle, Australia
  • The University of Dundee, UK
  • Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Universidad Publica de Navarra Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa, Spain
  • Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • The ITER International Fusion Energy Organization, France
  • Hof University, Germany
  • Skyline University, UAE
  • PPM School of Management, Indonesia
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities