The institute is located in 47 acres of green campus at Andheri (W), the fastest growing suburb of Mumbai. The campus also houses four Bhavan’s Institutions of great repute namely Bhavan’s College (the arts, commerce and science college), Sardar Patel College of Engineering – Government aided Engineering college, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, a management institute.
In 1957, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conceived the idea of establishing an engineering college in Mumbai. The Engineering Personnel Committee of the Planning Commission had made certain recommendations for the establishment of new engineering colleges and polytechnics, in order to increase the technical manpower in the country. The proposal of the Bhavan to start an engineering college was favorably received by both the Central and State Governments.
It was on the 19th August 1962 that there was a huge gathering at the Bhavan’s Campus in Andheri. There was a mood of joy and festivity as thousands of students, parents and distinguished men and women from all walks of life came to take part in and witness an important and memorable function i.e. the inauguration of Sardar Patel College of Engineering. In 1995 Self Financed Engineering Course were added to it and it has been conducting Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology Courses from 1995-1996 and Masters course in Electronics since 2005 till 2008. These courses have earned a great reputation in the field of engineering education, as well as industry. The University of Mumbai desired that these self financed courses be separated and housed in a separate building and developed as a separate self financed entity. Thus Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Unaided Wing from year 2005-2006 is established in its new building under the name and style of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel Institute of Technology and is affiliated to Mumbai University.