Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (NIT Surat)
Gaurav Path, Ichchhanath, Surat, Gujarat 395007
NIT Surat was established in 1961 as one of the RECs for imparting technical education in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In the year 1983-84 the Under Graduate Programmes in Electronics Engineering was introduced and in the year 1988-89 the UG Programmes in Computer Engineering and Production Engineering was started. In the year 1995-96, UG Programme in Chemical Engineering was introduced. Also, Five Year Integrated M.Sc. Programme in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics were started with effect from the year 2007-2008. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, the Central Government on the advice of the University Grants Commission, has declared the Sardar Vallabhbhai Regional College of Engineering & Technology (SVREC), Surat to Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat with status of “Deemed University” with effect from 4th December 2002. The Institute has been granted the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’ w.e.f. Aug. 15, 2007.
NIT Surat ranked 2nd amongst all the NITs and 15th amongst all the Engineering Institutions in the National Institutional Ranking Framework – the ranking exercise done by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt of India declared in 4th April 2016.
NIT Surat receives funding from Government of India of Rs.500 million per year. Other sources of funds include student fees and research funding by industry-sponsored projects. NIT Surat subsidizes undergraduate student fees by approximately 80% and provide scholarships to all M.Tech. students and research scholars to encourage them to pursue higher studies.
The academic policies of NIT Surat are decided by its senate. It consists of all professors of the institute, and administrative and student representatives. The senate controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results and appoints committees to look into academic matters. The teaching, training and research activities of the institute are reviewed by the senate to maintain educational standards. The director is the ex officio chairman of the senate.