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Ear­lier known as the Nirma In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Nirma Univer­sity, was started in 1995 by Nirma Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search Foun­da­tion as the first self-fi­nanced en­gi­neer­ing col­lege in Gu­jarat. It’s now a lead­ing hub of ed­u­ca­tion, of­fer­ing mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary un­der­grad­u­ate, post­grad­u­ate and Ph.D. pro­grammes in en­gi­neer­ing. With na­tional recog­ni­tion among the best in­sti­tutes for en­gi­neer­ing ed­u­ca­tion, it of­fers a learner cen­tric ap­proach along with per­son­alised at­ten­tion to the stu­dents and fo­cuses on syn­ergy be­tween teach­ing and all-round de­vel­op­ment of the stu­dents “At the univer­sity, we strive not only to pre­pare our stu­dents for the change, but also try and get them a step ahead by chal­leng­ing their abil­i­ties and nur­tur­ing their curiosities,” says di­rec­tor Alka Ma­ha­jan. With strong com­mit­ment to­wards con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion and ped­a­gogy, the univer­sity has a glob­ally com­pat­i­ble aca­demic credit sys­tem with em­pha­sis on con­tin­u­ous eval­u­a­tion. Top cour­ses B Tech with branches in chem­i­cal, civil, com­puter, in­stru­men­ta­tion and con­trol en­gi­neer­ing, elec­tri­cal, me­chan­i­cal and math­e­mat­ics and hu­man­i­ties; M Tech; Mas­ter of Com­puter Ap­pli­ca­tion

Top re­cruiters Adani Group, Aditya Birla (Birla Cel­lu­losic), Re­liance In­dus­tries Lim­ited, Capgem­ini, Cadila Health­care

En­try For B Tech through JEE test score af­ter pass­ing class 12 with the re­quired marks and for M Tech through GATE score af­ter com­ple­tion of bach­e­lors de­gree; 15 per cent seats are re­served for NRI stu­dents

Fees `1.51 lakh a year for B Tech

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