Nirma's vision visualises itself as a vibrant, pro-active and widely
admired, ethical corporate citizen. Nirma believes, that exemplary achievements on the business points are not enough in the making of a good corporate citizen. In fulfilment of this role as a
responsible part of the society and environment in which one operates, Nirma has undertaken a host of activities in the educational and social development areas.
Realising the significant role of education - especially technical and managerial in socio-economic development of the nation, Nirma played a vital role by establishing the Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF) in 1994. Recently, this Foundation has been awarded University status. This status gives way to shape up and expand into a body providing education in other courses like medicine, nursing, biotechnology, etc. along with the existing courses under a single roof of Nirma University. Today, this state-of-the art academic infrastructure runs various institution bodies such as Institute of Technology, Institute of Management, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Institute of Diploma Engineering. These all institutions are located in a disciplined, serene and pleasant environment. The campus blends beautifully with the green landscaping, aesthetic elegance of arches and the vibrant pursuit of knowledge by the young aspirants. The environment gives full scope for group activities, which are plenty, as also to individual pursuits for development on preferred tracks.
Institute of Management is a one of the premier business school, providing quality management education, and nourishing managerial talent. Within a short span, this institution achieved a position in Top-25 B-schools of India. The institute is having state-of-art infrastructure facilities and eminent faculties are sharing and contributing their knowledge to nurture the Indian industry with best managerial skills. Presently, the institution offers a two-year full time programme in business management and managing family business disciplines. Fellowship programme is doctoral level programme for post-graduate scholars in management for those who want to pursue careers in research, consulting, and academics. The programme consists of domain-specific advance courses for skill formation in research, consulting and teaching. To impart management learning to working executive community, Institute of Management is also offering three-years part-time management programme. Management Development Programmes [MDPs] and Executive Diploma Programs [EDPs] are uniquely designed for working executives, managers and entrepreneurs in the fields of Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management. The programme has been tailored to suit the needs of working executive, managers and entrepreneurs who are seeking an exposure to modern management concept and practices.
Institute of Technology offers degree-engineering courses in Chemical, Instrumentation & Control, Electronics & Communication, Computer Sciences, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical technologies. Again, the well-developed infrastructure, knowledge-based faculties and facilities offered at the institution, gives it a priority choice in student community. The institute also offers Post-graduation, advanced courses in various technology disciplines. Year-around different happenings and seminars keep the environment very lively and provide opportunities to her students to perform brilliantly in their disciplines. Institute is also offering Masters in Computer Application courses.
Institute of Diploma Studies is offering four-year diploma programme. This programme covers sandwich pattern of multi point entry (MPE) and credit system (CS). This methodology helps students to comprehend industrial practices when they are in the institution allowing them opportunity to develop skills in far better way than their counterpart of non co-operative type programme. This institute is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and State Government of Gujarat.
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is responsible for preparing students to enter into a career in pharmacy and function as professionals and responsible citizens in changing health care systems. A dynamic, challenging and comprehensive curriculum, includes a foundation in the biological, biomedical, clinical, pharmaceutical and physical sciences, clear focus on application and use of knowledge in practical settings, and a general education in healthcare systems, ethics, management, professional issues, communication and practical skills.
NirmaLabs is another contribution of Nirma with an objective to nurture, promote and facilitate potential entrepreneurs in their pursuit of knowledge based large-scale wealth generation for stakeholders and society. The prospects will undergo the program of grooming and incubation at NirmaLabs, and will then be supported to build the incubated ventures with appropriate support.
Nirma has already contributed Rs. 350 million for the development of these institutes, an amount, which is likely to rise further to Rs. 500 million. The infrastructure facilities created here are of international standards and they have already become models for similar institutes. Plans are underway to start Post Graduate & Research Courses in Management and Technology, as well as an IAS training center and a programme in Masters of Computer Applications.
Nirma Memorial Trust and Nirma Foundation - Nirma Memorial Trust looks after deprived women in Gujarat. It builds Ashrams and guesthouses for pilgrims and the elderly. The Nirma Foundation, set up in 1979, contributes towards the running of schools, colleges, temples and social institutions, within the state and outside.
Chanasma Ruppur Gram Vikas Trust in Mehsana of which Mr. K. K. Patel is the founder trustee and President provides education, maintenance of public health and related facilities in rural areas. The trust has started several institutions in Ruppur, including the Arts & Commerce College, and an ITI training institute and a ladies hostel.