Being located at the industrial hub of India and within the premises of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology provides ASHINE-TBI with direct access to the best minds in the nation and a globally accepted centre of excellence in technical education catalyzing absorption, innovation, diffusion and transfer of high technologies resulting in enhanced quality for all the stakeholders. At present, the Institute is offering Six UG Programmes, Eighteen PG Programmes and Three M.Sc. Five Years Integrated Programme including doctoral programme in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Production Engineering. Moreover, Hazira is one of the major ports of India and the most important element of Surat Metropolitan Region.
Gems and Jewellery
Surat is the biggest diamond production center in the country. The Surat Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has over 100 listed companies and is rapidly growing as a leading jewelry manufacturing center. The Indian Gems and Jewelry industry is one of the biggest in the world, accounting for 29 per cent of global jewelry consumption. About 8 of the 10 diamonds in the world are mined in Gujarat. 90 % of the total diamonds in Gujarat are handled by approximately 10,000 diamond units located in and around Surat.
Surat is known as the textile city of Gujarat. And, the epithet is perfectly suited to the city. The textile industry in Surat is well known for its synthetic products market. It is mainly engaged in the production and trading of synthetic textile products. Nearly 30 million metres of raw fabric and 25 million metres of processed fabric are produced in Surat daily. There are 650,000 power looms, 150-200 wholesale textile markets, 20,000 manufacturers — including 10,000 weavers, 75,000 traders, 450 processing units — and 50,000-60,000 embroidery machines in the Rs 500-billion synthetic textile hub of Surat.
Smart City Mission was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 25 June, 2015. Surat city was selected among 100 cities to be developed as a smart city in India due to various achievements, initiatives and all inclusive approach. Smart City Mission marks a paradigm shift towards urban development in the country since it is based on a ‘bottom up’ approach with the involvement of citizens in formulation of city vision and smart city plans and the Urban Local Bodies and State Governments piloting the mission with little say for the Ministry of Urban Development.