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. 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. 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.