Mahavir Education Trust was established in
the year 1983 with the main purpose of promoting technical education. With the
help of generous donations of two main donors viz., Shrimati Laxmiben
Karamshibhai Shah Trust and Shah Lalji Velji Anchorwalal, Polytechnic under the
name of Shah & Anchor Kutchhi Polytechnic was started in the year 1983. The
trust was lucky to have the inauguration of the Polytechnic done at the hands
of Shri Vasantdada Patil, the then, Chief Minister of Maharashtra State.
Further, it was felt that University level education was also the need of the
society so within a year in 1984, Mangal Textiles Building located in the
Ujagar Industrial Estate was purchased. After necessary modifications in the
building Shah & Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College was started in that
building in 1985.
Visualising the needs for expansion, the Trust started the process of
purchasing the adjoining vacant plot in the year 1990, but as this plot was
owned by about 10 to 12 persons in parts, the persistent efforts enabled the
Trust to get the possession of the plot in 1993 only. The construction work for
the Modern building for the Engineering College was started in 1994. The Trust
was given IOD/CC for 2&1/2 (two and half) floors every successive year, on
completion of construction of the 2 & ½ floors every year. The complete
building of 7 floors & the stilts was ready within 4 years.
The new building is provided with Modern state of the art Electronics,
Computers, IT laboratories and the necessary sized classrooms with proper
lightings, the library, mini auditorium etc as per the Central/State Government
authorities (i.e. A.I.C.T.E./D.T.E.) norms.
The College has been awarded “ A “ Grade by the Directorate of Technical
Education, Maharashtra State.
The built up area of the College building is 1 lakh 10 thousand square feet. I
must make a mention of the fact that presently we have 7 (seven) computer
laboratories and an Internet Centre out of which 3 are IBM Laboratories, 2 are
HP/COMPAQ laboratories with the latest Computers and Servers while the other
laboratories are having older versions of computers again from the MNC
companies like HP and the same are being upgraded to the latest Intel Pentium
P-4s branded computers.
In addition to these, two more computer laboratories are being added which are
being equipped with the latest Intel Pentium P4s from the MNC companies Compaq
& Acer and will be completed by this March. Thus the College will have
about 450 branded Computers in Nine Computer laboratories and the Internet
Centre. The old Engineering College building was modified and renovated to
satisfy the needs of a modern polytechnic and the Shah & Anchor Kutchhi
Polytechnic has been shifted to this building with a built up area of 45
thousand square feet.
The Trust has developed and is maintaining two traffic islands at the Shivaji
Maharaj Chowk and also maintaining a Playground. The Mahavir Education Trust is
also prepared not only to maintain the Mahavir Education Trust Chowk but also
the beautifiation of the foot path from the chowk upto the college by planting
trees on the said food path adding to the aesthetic environment and keeping
with the requirement of ‘ Clean Mumbai Green Mumbai’.