Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology
यंत्रवीध्या परावीध्या
The SVIT Official Logo.jpg
Motto Yantravidya Paravidya
Established 1997
Type Private
Chairman Shri Bhaskarbhai C. Patel
Chancellor Dr. Kamla Beniwal
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Akshai Aggarwal
Principal Dr. V. R. Panchal
Director Dr. (Prof.) A. R. Pandya
Academic staff 184 full-time and 10 part-time
Admin. staff Unknown
Undergraduates 2,480
Postgraduates 180
Location Vasad, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban
Accreditation NAAC
Nickname SVIT
Affiliations GTU, GU, AICTE, ISTE, CSI, ISA
Website http://www.svitvasad.ac.in

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad, or SVIT, is a private technical institute located on the banks of the Mahi River, Gujarat, India. It offers undergraduate and graduate-level technical education. SVIT holds annual events like Prakarsh (National Technical Festival), Annual Day, Sports Week, Welcome and Farewell Party. SVIT has started M.E courses in Mechanical and Civil Engineering.

History[edit]

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology was established in 1997 with the ideals of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The New English School Trust, Vasad, constituted the Board of Management of SVIT under the chairmanship of an educationist and administrator of Gujarat, Prof. Shantibhai M Amin, Shri.Shivakaka and Shri. Chandukaka.

Accreditation[edit]

SVIT is approved by AICTE, DTE (Government of Gujarat) and affiliated to Gujarat University, GTU.

Though SVIT is approved by the AICTE, the website of AICTE mentions only three of its courses as approved by it, namely Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering.[1] From 2004 to 2005 all courses Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and MCA were approved by AICTE.

Foundation[edit]

Prof.Shantibhai Amin and Shiva Kaka, classmates at the College of Engineering, Pune, along with Chandubhai Patel, a businessman in the town established SVIT with the help of local people. The objective was to fill the gap between the institutes situated in Baroda and Anand, i.e., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Sardar Patel University.

Prof. Amin is an educationalist and was the principal of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya for 13 years. He was a civil engineer and was involved in the construction of the township of Vallabh Vidhyanagar. The college was built with Gandhian philosophy.

The main role was played by Chandubhai Patel. He played a big part in bringing the people together who could make this institution possible. Ramanbhai Patel (Raman kaka) contributed Rs. 1.5 crore — the biggest donation the institution has received.

The college land was waste land purchased from the government. It was a ruinous area then it was prepared for the construction of the building. SVIT started with Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches with an intake of 40 students.

SVIT houses an Aeronautical Engineering division as well, the only one in the State of Gujarat, with an intake of 60 students. It also has Architecture as a branch, called the College of Architecture.

Geography[edit]

SVIT is located on the banks of the Mahi River

SVIT, Vasad is on the banks of the Mahi River at Vasad, in a pollution-free environment 20 km from Vadodara, 18 km from Vallabh Vidhyanagar and 90 km from Ahmedabad. The climate is mostly dry and temperature is mostly between 30˚ to 40˚ in summer and 10˚ to 25˚ in winter. It is around 50 km from the Gulf of Cambay and Arabian Sea. It is surrounded by the fertile Charotar region.

Infrastructure[edit]

Entrance of SVIT

SVIT comprises 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land on which the institute buildings are constructed with the plinth area of 232608 (Carpet area 193840) sq ft. Playgrounds for outdoor and indoor games facilities have been developed. Land for 25 feet (7.6 m)-wide approach road, joining the national highway to the institute, has been purchased and developed by the management.

Other facilities include Administration (G.F-ADM & Drawing Hall, F.F-Library, S.F-Ament. & Drawing Hall), cafeteria, Remote Sensing (Civil Dept.), Power Sub Station, Stationery Shop, Transport Cell, Pump Room, Coffee Shop.

Education environment[edit]

Central Lawn, Administration and Library Building
  • A CNC lathe machine and EDM are present in the workshop.
  • Software like Pro/E & ANSYS are used in aiding students of the Mechanical Engineering department.
  • FFT Analyser is in Aeronautical Engineering Department.
  • Software like MATLAB, TINAPRO, Embedded System, Mobile Communication and Energy Audit instruments are in the E&C Department.
  • PSCAD and ETAP software and a high voltage laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department.
  • STADD-PRO software, image processing software and Photogrammetric Instrument (PG-3) are available for analyzing aerial photographs in the Civil Engineering Department.
  • Consultancy services and auditing in Environmental Engineering.

The following table shows branch-wise intake in SVIT in alphabetical order, along with AICTE approval status as per July 2008 release.[2]

Discipline Intake Duration AICTE approved Yes / No
Aeronautical Engineering 60 4 years Yes
Architecture 120 5 years No
Civil Engineering 60 4 years Yes
Computer Engineering 120 4 years Yes[3]
Electrical Engineering 120 4 years Yes
Electronics & Communication Engineering 120 4 years Yes[3]
Information Technology Engineering 120 4 years Yes[3]
Instrumentation & Control Engineering 60 4 years Yes
Master of Computer Applications 60 3 years No
Mechanical Engineering 120 4 years Yes
M.E. - CAD/CAM 18 2 years Yes
M.E. - EC 18 2 years Yes
M.E. - Struct. Engg. (Civil) 18 2 years Yes
M.E. - Computer Engg. 18 2 years Yes

People[edit]

Student organizations[edit]

Central Committee[edit]

Central Committee is led by General Secretary of SVIT. Central Committee is a body of elected students. It is responsible for events like annual day, sports week, and the welcome and farewell party.

Edge 'U Cater[edit]

Emblem of Edge 'U Cater

Edge 'U Cater is a group of students working to boost knowledge, public speaking and personality development. They meet weekly and arrange events like extempore, group discussion, and professional lectures.

Computer Society of India, SVIT Chapter[edit]

CSI Committee for SVIT Chapter student counselor: Yagnik Rathod, Lecturer, CE

International Society of Automation, SVIT Chapter[edit]

ISA Committee for SVIT Chapter

Indian Society for Technical Education, SVIT Chapter[edit]

ISTE Chapter provides services as below,[4]

  • Promotes for career development opportunities and service benefits for teachers.
  • Updates and motivates teachers through training and information dissemination.
  • Provides training to students to become "Master Students".
  • Encourages innovation and excellence in students and teachers through means including awards at State and National level.
  • National and State level Annual Conventions, separately for teachers and students.
  • Bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Publishes quarterly Indian Journal of Technical Education.
  • Provides financial assistance to Chapters and Sections for activities.
  • Visiting Professor Scheme for faculty members.
  • Free travel facilities to several members of ISTE Chapters to attend ISTE National Annual Conventions.
  • Developed over 100 Master Trainers and 500 Trainers.
  • Publishes the data book (ISTE Handbook) on technical education facilities in India.

Events[edit]

A central lawn view during Prakarsh 2010
A Robotic Event during Prakarsh 2010
Recycle To Save World - Prakarsh 2010
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2011:The Spectrum of Technology based on theme 'Vibrant Vasad'" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • An Intra-College Technical Event "Vision-2010" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2010 'Lets Re-Wise, Re-Think, Re-Cycle, Re-Create'" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2009 'Be the change'" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2008 'Let us Evolve...'" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2007" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • National Level Event "Prakarsh-2006" arranged by ISTE SVIT Chapter.
  • Celebration of Productivity Week: experts delivering speeches.
  • Expert lecture was arranged by Brunel University (West London), UK.
  • Regular GD and Personality Development Programmes by agencies.
  • Lecture was arranged on "Prospects of Aerospace Engineering".
  • "National Water Day Celebration" sponsored by GUJCOST.
  • Airshow where aircraft models were flown and acrobatics were performed.
  • Archi fest " prrarambh -05"
  • Archi fest " zest opus -06"
  • Archi fest " zest opus -07"
  • Archi fest " zest opus -08"

Every year SVIT in association with ISTE organize PRAKARSH - A national level technical symposium. Participants from colleges in India come and take part in technical and non-technical events. In 2011 more than 5000 participants took part in more than 45 events.

Placement facilities[edit]

The placement facilities are handled by the T&P cell. Every year companies come to SVIT campus for recruitment. All the statistics of campus recruitment can be found on following link:.[5]

SVIT Alumni Association[edit]

Emblem of the SVIT Alumni Association

The SVIT Alumni Association is a group of ex-students.

Past Chairman[edit]

  • Prof. Shantibhai M. Amin (1997–2004)
  • Shri. Bhaskarbhai C. Patel
  • Shri Vinubhai M. Patel (2006–2007)
  • Shri. Bhaskarbhai C. Patel (present)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°28′08″N 73°04′30″E / 22.469°N 73.075°E / 22.469; 73.075