Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology, Surat is one of the 17 Regional Engineering Colleges that were established as joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat. It was established in June 1961 with facilities to run Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. It is now changed to National Institute of Technology along with other RECs.
The college has now been given the status of Deemed University.
The college has well-established Central Learning resource centers like Central library, Central Computer Centre, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Continuing Education Centre and Physical Education Section. The college also has a very active Training & Placement section.
The college has a campus of its own, spread over 100 hectares of land on the Surat-Dumas Highway. The college is progressing with the construction of the buildings of the academic sector. The college is having in all seven hostels, six for boys & one for girls students, accommodating 990 students. The total of 191 units of staff quarters for different categories have been built on the campus. The college has a Canteen, a Students Store, a Dispensary, a Guest House, a Post Office, a branch of the State Bank of India and play ground for some of the major games, viz. Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Cricket.