Institute Of Management

Founded on the vision of Padmashri Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, 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.

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:

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 worldclass 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.

Master of Business Administration MBA



(Family Business and Entrepreneurship)


(Human Resource Management) (Residential)




B.Tech. (CSE) - MBA

(Residential in MBA Phase)

Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Philosophy





Approvals & Accreditation

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.

  • NAAC The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded grade 'A+' status to Nirma University and its constituent institutions indicating that they 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, organization, governance, financial wellbeing and student service.
  • NBA The National Board of Accreditation (NBA), India was initially established by the AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) under section 10(u) of AICTE Act, in the year 1994, in order to assess the qualitative competence of the programs offered by educational institution from diploma level to post-graduate level in engineering and technology, management, pharmacy, architecture and related disciplines, which are approved by AICTE.
  • Our MBA Programme has been re-accredited by NBA for a period of three years, till 30 June, 2025.
  • SAQS Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) takes pride in announcing its accomplishment by attaining SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) accreditation by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).

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