C. K. Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology is a self-financed Institute which started its functioning in December, 1998 affiliated initially with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat and now with Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad. C. K. Pithawala College of Engineering And Technology is being managed by the Navyug Vidyabhavan Trust which was founded in February, 1965. The aims and objectives of the Trust are to provide facilities for higher education to students without consideration of caste, community, sex or religion and to undertake research in the exact and social science.
The intake capacity in Engineering Colleges in Gujarat State in the late 1990s was very much inadequate to cater the demand of the engineering graduates. Because of limited number of engineering colleges in the Gujarat state, number of students have to seek admission in colleges in the other states on India such as Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Looking to the above fact, in line with the objective of the trust, the institute “C. K. Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology” was established in the year 1998 under the aegis of the Navyug Vidyabhavan Trust to take upon itself the responsibility of providing technical education.
Late Shri. C. K. Pithawalla has been the driving force for the setting up of this institute named after him. The management has vowed to run the institute with the professional attention to each student to develop their overall personality and thereby making them more compatible to the Industrial standards. For the purpose, the institute is provided with all the necessary facilities for establishment of quality teaching learning process.
After the independence, demand for facilities of higher education grew rapidly. It was primarily to correct the imbalance between demand and supply and with that purpose Navyug Vidyabhavan Trust was founded in February, 1965. The aims and objectives of the Trust are to provide facilities for higher education to students without consideration of caste, community, sex or religion and to undertake research in the exact and social science.
The trust was registered as Public Education Trust under the Bombay Public Trust ACT, 1950 and allotted registration No. 1268. The trust also received exemption under section 80(G) of the Income-Tax Act for donations to it.
Over the span of last 55 years of its functioning, the Trust has fulfilled that objective most honorably and is today recognized as an ideally managed educational organization. While it has constantly undertaken a program of expansion to meet the growing educational needs of the region, it has never compromised on quality.
Surat is the most industrialized city in the state of Gujarat today. It is well known all over the world for its diamonds, jari and manmade textiles. Situated on the banks of the river Tapi, it is the fastest growing industrial city in the country. Besides this, it has also witnessed considerable growth in the various industrial fields such as dyes, chemicals and intermediates, textile machinery, plastic technology as well as agro-based products. This has attracted skilled, semiskilled and unskilled workmen from all over the country.
The pace of growth of the city accelerated during the past 60 years and Surat became a dominant center of commercial activity in South Gujarat. This in its wake brought some opportunity and requirements in the field of higher education.