Established: 1996, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Infrastructure, Accreditation & Linkages
Differentiator: World-class infrastructure
The institute has spacious campus, top-class faculty, well-equipped library, good hostel facilities, innovative course structures, industry collaboration and assured placements.
The Institute of Management, NIRMA University, earlier known as NIRMA Institute of Management, was established in 1996 as an autonomous institute and became a constituent institution of NIRMA University in 2003. NIRMA University was established under the leadership of Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, who is the Chairman of Nirma Ltd. and is the President of the University. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of the UGC Act and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and also Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU).
The institute has been consistently ranked in the top 20 B-schools and among the top 15 private B-schools in the country. It has also received several awards such as 2 PALMES by The Eduniversal International Scientific Committee, Innovative Leadership Award by DNA & Stars of the Industry Group, Bureaucracy Today Business School Award for the Best Institution and Student`s admission , Le Matinal Educational Excellence Awards, Dewang Mehta Business School Award, Competition Success Review Award of Excellence etc.
The institute has world-class infrastructure with air-conditioned amphitheater & classrooms, digital library with 24-hours online access, 24 hours internet access and connectivity through Wi-Fi and separate hostels on the campus for boys and girls. The green expansive campus of the university has facilities for indoor as well as outdoor games and a modern gymnasium located on the campus.
The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programmes in management. Among the various programmes offered by the institute, the two-year MBA (Full Time) programme with specialization in the areas of finance, marketing, OB & HR, information technology, operations and strategic management is the flagship programme. It also offers opportunity dual specializations. The unique features of the programmes include close relationship with the corporate world in the delivery, balance between conceptual framework and industry practices in the curricula, case study method and project work as the main pedagogical tools and special emphasis on the development of various soft skills and special programmes to create a sense of social responsibility among the students. The institute also has academic tie-up with some of the best universities in USA, UK and Germany.
The faculty is a rich blend of people with diverse academic background and industrial experience. The best academic inputs, interactive learning, hands-on real-life problem solving experience and an enriching campus life create a serene milieu and genre of ample opportunities for the students to bloom and become effective managers. Every year companies from various sectors participate in placement process offering the best profiles.
Another management programme – MBA (Family Business & Entrepreneurship) – aims to develop future owner-managers by equipping them with management knowledge and skills, family business management techniques and entrepreneurial mindset. Most of the alumni of this programme are successful entrepreneurs today. The institute has started a new management programme “Five Year Integrated BBA-MBA” at undergraduate level from this academic year.