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Institute of Management, Nirma University - Logo

The Institute

The Institute

Founded in 1996, on the vision of Padmashri Dr.Karsanbhai K Patel, Institute of Management embodies the same principle and values which define Nirma viz. entrepreneurship, integrity, social responsibility, excellence and above all a certain “Chutzpah”, the hallmark of its mindset and winning strategy. Today, the Institute of Management is a Global Business School reputed for developing managers and leaders who transform organisations and contribute to society.

The Institute of Management has constantly pushed boundaries – of thinking, learning and doing. Over the 25 glorious years,it has acquired a stellar reputation of being contextual, student centric and agile. It has curated new programmes, introduced new age courses, and systematically restructured curriculum to respond, adapt and even anticipate the effulgent social and business realities, the upsurge of new roles, and the imperatives of emerging and hybridized competencies. The curriculum, the pedagogic mix, and the commitment to outcome-based education philosophy encourage meaningful, innovative and authentic academic pursuits. The legion of highly qualified faculty, talks by Business thought Leaders, value adding workshops and access to the real-world corporate lab due to its location in the vibrant business hub of India,all combine to ensure that the students are equipped with cutting edge, industry ready and continuously employable knowledge, skills and abilities. Being entrepreneurial, engaged, ethical and socially responsible is in the DNA of the Institute and its graduates. We Create Learning; We Inspire transformation.

Institute of Management is a constituent unit of Nirma University, a statutory university established under the Gujarat Government Act, 2003 (amended in 2009). The University is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act., accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade and conferred with “Centre of Excellence” by Gujarat Government. It is located in the economically thriving, industrially vigorous and culturally vibrant UNESCO Heritage city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat which is also the very land of the Father of our Nation, M.K. Gandhi.

Our Motto is तमसोमाज्योतिर्गमय. Which in English means-“From ignorance, lead us to truth”

The motto of the Institute is the same as that of the University. It is taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantra illustrates how we must move from ignorance, which obscures our mind, towards knowledge that illuminates and opens up our minds. Just as the only remedy for darkness is light, the only remedy for ignorance is knowledge.


Shaping a Better Future for Mankind by Developing Effective and Socially Responsible Individuals and Organisations.


The Institute develops conscientious, innovative and principled leaders and entrepreneurs who shall be committed to the betterment of organizations, operating in complex, technologically enabled, globally connected and fast changing world. The Institute also advances management knowledge and practices and adds value to its multiple stakeholders.



Core Values

The Core Values of the Institute are Student Centricity, Contribution to Society and Quest for Academic Excellence.

Student Centricity

  • Emphasis on holistic development of the students through extra and co-curricular activities.
  • Pursuit of student-centred teaching-learning process.
  • Focus on employability and entrepreneurship.
  • Nurture lifelong learning skills.
  • Application of ICT tools and technology for learning.


Contribution to the Society

  • Align curricula and pedagogy to cater to societal needs and demands.
  • Conduct applied research to address organisational and societal problems.


Quest for Academic Excellence

  • Use inter-disciplinary approach in teaching-learning process and research activities.
  • Encourage analytical and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, dialoguing and solution building through a pedagogic mix comprising case studies, simulations, presentations and lectures.
  • Emphasise knowledge creation through meaningful research aligned with National agenda and International sustainable development goals.
  • Establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organisations, alumni and civil society.
  • Develop and retain outstanding faculty.
Quality Statement

To develop high-quality professionals who reflect and demonstrate values that the University stands for, through innovation and continuous improvement in learning facilitation, research and extension activities.

To develop and nurture a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, the Institute follows the educational approach and learning philosophy of Outcome Based Education (OBE).The OBE is student centric in which the entire academic curriculum and instructional efforts are organized around clearly defined outcomes in terms of knowledge, skill, abilities, attitudes and understanding each student is required to demonstrate at the end of the course. Each programme of the Institute has its Programme Learning Outcomes that are derived from its vision and mission, consultation with myriad stakeholders, benchmarking with the best across the world and internal deliberations. Programme Learning Outcomes become the basis for developing Course Learning Outcomes which reflect both in course content and assessment practices. In order to ensure effective learning, the Institute uses a mix of pedagogy such as case studies, simulation, discussions, presentations, role plays, project work, etc. in addition to the traditional lecture method to make the teaching-learning process more experiential and participative. Each student is motivated to take ownership of his or her learning and to reflect on the learning process. Through established mechanisms, the level to which students have learnt is assessed. This is then used for improving the teaching-learning process. The Assurance of Learning is thus a key driver of educational betterment and continuous improvement in the Institute.