Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU) was established by an act (No. 25 of 2004) of legislature passed by the Chhattisgarh State Govt. Assembly vide notification no. 639/21-A/Praroopan/04 dt 21st January 2005 to incorporate a University and Technology for the purpose of ensuring systematic, efficient and quality education in engineering and technological subjects including Architecture and Pharmacy at Research, Post graduate, Degree and Diploma level.
The University since its inception in the year 2005 is striving hard to emerge as one of the nations prominent Universities to fulfill its commitment to the service of state and nation. It was inaugurated on 30th April 2005 by the Hon’blePrime-Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. The University without waiting for full fledged infrastructure development started identifying the frontier area of research and development and outreach programmes for the benefit of the society. With this approach several academic programmes, seminars, workshops and conferences have been conducted by the University during past 5 years.
In order to improve the standards of the education and enable the students to acquire the knowledge and skills required in the professional world the scheme of teaching, learning and syllabus was designed and implemented by way of brainstorming session, taskforce, group working and workshops on Redefining the Technical Education. The efforts have been widely appreciated and the University has earned distinction of introducing soft skills as a part of the curriculum. The courses include communication skills, group discussion, human values education, health hygiene and yoga, personality development, entrepreneurship and project based learning.
The permanent campus of the University encircles 250 acres of land in the vicinity of Bhilai township considered to be one of the most eminent education hubs in India. The formalities of acquisition of land have been completed and construction of the University building and related facilities are in progress. The construction of University Administrative building is complete.
Presently there are 44 Engineering Colleges, 1 Architecture Institution, 40 Polytechnics and 11 Pharmacy colleges affiliated to the University.
University has introduced digitalized evaluation system over the last few years that have brought in a sea-change in the publication of result precisely ahead of the schedule, thereby increasing substantially the available time for teaching and interaction with the students.
Owing to the different reformative measures adopted by the university, WORLD MANAGEMENT CONGRESS, Higher Education and Development Summit, conferred "EMERGING TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR AWARD" on 30th Dec 2011 during the global meet held at world Management Congress New Delhi. The Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh has expressed his happiness – which in fact has added another new dimension to the enhancement of visibility of the University in the current challenging scenario of upgrading educational standards.