Overview

Nirma University established the Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI) to promote research and innovation activities amongst the faculty and students. It works in consultation with a National Advisory Committee and a University Core Committee. The implementation of research policy, stimulation of innovation and strengthening of doctoral research are the key goals of the DRI. The Directorate also facilitates the overall research progress of the University under various schemes, faculty engagement and research orientation programmes.

The major objectives of the Directorate of Research and Innovation are:

  • To create ambiance and atmosphere for high quality, socially relevant and inter-disciplinary research
  • To promote high quality in research & innovation and intellectual capital
  • To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in research
  • To integrate teaching and research through translational and instructional research to intensify the generation of intellectual capital
  • To promote applied and inter-disciplinary research to solve societal problems
  • To encourage creativity amongst the students of the University

National Advisory Committee

The Directorate of Research and Innovation works under the guidance of National Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of both the internal and external members.

Composition

Dr Anup K Singh

Director General, Nirma University
Chairman

Dr P N Tekwani
Member Secretary
Director, Directorate of Research & Innovation
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Shri G Ramachandran Nair
Executive Registrar
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr R N Patel
Dean, Faculty of Technology & Engineering
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Subir Verma
Dean, Faculty of Management
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Manjunath Ghate
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Sarat Dalai
Dean, Faculty of Science
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Madhuri Parikh
Dean (I/c), Faculty of Law
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Prof Utpal Sharma
Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Udai Paliwal
Dean, Faculty of Commerce
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Prof Sangita Shroff
Dean, Faculty of Design
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Jayesh P Ruparelia
Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering,
Institute of Technology
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr P V Patel
Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr V J Lakhera
Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr S C Vora
Professor & Head, Dept of Electrical Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Dipak M Adhyaru
Professor, Dept of IC Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Nagendra P Gajjar
Professor, Dept of EC Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Sudeep Tanwar
Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering,
Institute of Technology,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Tejal Mehta
Professor,
Institute of Pharmacy,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Nityesh Bhatt
Professor,
Institute of Management,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dr Milind Mahajan
Group Director, ASG
Space Application Centre- ISRO, Ahmedabad
Prof (Dr) K K Pant
Dean Faculty
Head, Dept of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Prof Dulal Panda
Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
S A S Nagar (Mohali)
Dr Channiwala Salim Abbasbhai
Ex-Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,
SVNIT, Surat
Dr Shirish K Shevade
Professor, Department Computer Science and Automation
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr K R Pardasani
Professor, Department of Mathematics,
MANIT, Bhopal
Prof Abhijit Abhyankar
NTPC Chair Professor
Dept of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Dr K K Pant
Professor & Head, Chemical Engineering Department,
Dean Faculty IIT Delhi
Dr Sanjeev Gupta
Professor, Electronics & Communication Engineering
DAIICT, Ahmedabad
Dr Chetan Hazaree
Head – Research & Development (Roads, Runways & Elevated Corridors)
Civil Engineering, L&T Construction (Transportation Infrastructure IC)
Dr Suryakant Gupta
Scientific Officer – G, FCIPT
Institute Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Dr Madhushree Sekher
Dean of International Relations Office
Dean, School of Vocational Education
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Dr V Raveendra Saradhi
Professor
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
Dr Shashikala Gurpur
Professor of Law & Director
Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Prof (Dr) V K Ahuja
Vice Chancellor
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao
Vice-Chancellor
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
Prof Dulal Panda
Director
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Mohali
Prof C Mallikarjuna Rao
Principal
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
Dr Chandra Nath Ray
Ex-Professor
CEPT University
Dr R Parthasarathy
Director,
Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR)
CA Anuj Goyal
Chairman, Research Committee
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
Dr G Soral
Past (EX) National President, Indian Accounting Association
Former Dean UCCMS MLS University, Udaipur
Prof Raghavan Varadarajan
Chairman, Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr Sanjeev Kumar
President, Biotechnology & Head of Biologics
Zydus Research Centre, Moraiya, Ahmedabad