Nirma University, Ahmedabad has been established in the year 2003 as a statutory university under the Gujarat State Act by the initiative of the Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF). The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. The achievement of 'A' grade by NAAC by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in November, 2015 once again manifests that the University is committed to quality teaching-learning and research and is accomplishing the promise by making it the first private university of Gujarat to achieve such honour. Nirma University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The University has SIRO (Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) recognition from DSIR, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, Chairman, Nirma Group of Companies and Chairman, NERF is the President of the University. Nirma University consists of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Commerce and Department of Design. The graduate, post graduate and doctoral level programmes offered by these faculties are rated high by industry, business magazines and students. Innovation, excellence and quality are the driving forces on the campus and this has translated the vision of these institutions into a reality over a short period of time. The 125-acre sprawling green campus with serene picturesque landscape provides refreshing environment for intellectual and creative activities. Today the campus vibrates with not only world class curricular activities but also with myriad events like international conventions symposia, conferences, student competitions, conclaves, short-term industry relevant programs, cultural activities, etc.