Established in the year 2003, under a special act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly, the Nirma University, Ahmedabad is a research-oriented, student-centric, multidisciplinary, not-for-profit state private University. Within a short period of its existence, it has emerged as a nationally renowned higher education institution. The University and its constituent institutes are highly ranked by different ranking agencies.

Nirma University is duly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act. The University is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).Nirma University has received an Overall India Rank of 52 and Global Rank of 756 in the category of Higher Education in SCIMAGO institute ranking framework.

Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, Chairman, Nirma Group of Industries and Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF), is the President of the Nirma University. Under his leadership, the University is expanding every passing year and moving from strength to strength.

Spread across the sprawling lush green 115-acres campus, the University has a host of institutes, departments and centers, including Institute of Technology, Institute of Management, Institute of Pharmacy, Institute of Science, Institute of Law, Institute of Architecture & Planning, Institute of Commerce, Department of Design, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Centre for Continuing Education, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Advanced Instrumentation and Centre for Robotics and Automation, Centre for Family business and Entrepreneurship, Centre for Quality Assurance and Academic Development and Centre for Excellence in Data Science. The institutions under the University offer numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. Apart from these, the University also offers several certificate and diploma programmes.