(a) Hostel: Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) Surat is residential institute and Hostel section of the institute is established to deal with all the matters related to accommodation, food and general wellbeing of the students. Presently, the Institute Campus has 09 hostels which include 07 boys’ hostel, 01 girls’ hostel and 01 hostel guest house. The activities of hostels are managed by the Council of Wardens (CoW) and Hostel Management Committees (HMC) of the students. Council of Warden includes the Chief Warden and Wardens of the hostels with Co-Chairman as the Associate Dean (Students Welfare) and Chairman as Dean (Students Welfare).
Each hostel has a Chief Warden and few Wardens, a faculty member of various departments. In addition to Hostel Section office, the warden’soffice is located within each hostel, where the hostel supervisors and wardens handle the administration of the hostel. The Hostel Management Committee (HMC) of each hostel comprises of number of elected student secretaries from the hostel that look into hostel-related issues. It is the elected representative of the Hostel which includes the Hostel Secretary, Joint Hostel Secretary, Mess Secretary, Sports Secretary, Magazine Secretary, Cultural Secretary, Technical Secretary, Environmental Secretary, and Welfare Secretary. The management of hostels is carried out in the most democratic manner with involvement of students. The CoWs plans the students' activities for the year, prepares the budget for sports, recreational and other social activities through the respective student secretaries, and runs individual messes alongside the Mess Committee in consultation with Chief Wardens and Wardens.
All the hostels are equipped with basic facilities like furniture, Wi-Fi/LAN enabled internet, Mess, and recreational facilities like fully equipped sports facilities, music rooms, magazine rooms and television rooms. Most hostel-level meetings take place in common rooms. The students celebrate festivals such as Ram Navami, Sharad Utsav, Saraswati Puja, Krishna Janmastami, ganesh Puja, Holi, Diwali, and New Year’s Eve etc. The hostel day is organised annually by each hostel, where the entire hostel celebrates with food and music.
The Institute operates buses connecting the main gate to different parts of the campus, including the Hostel and Academic zones at frequent intervals. Students are encouraged to traverse the vast campus on bicycles or on foot. Use of powered vehicles by students is not permitted.
(b) Computing, Internet and Intranet:
Central Computer Centre, one of the premium Central Learning Resource Centre of the Institute was established in 1995. It is the heart of computing resources of the institute and kernel of the institute's internet connectivity. The Central Computer Centre (CCC) primarily caters to the Internet Access requirements throughout the institute and Campus-wide network connectivity throughout the campus, including academic & administration departments, hostels, staff quarters, guest house etc. User Account and Bandwidth are managed with the help of Sophos firewall.The institute is the participant of MHRD, Government of India NMEICT/NKN project through which connectivity functions. The internet access to the institute is also available from various vendors, a total of 768 Mbps. There are 277 nos. of HP/Dell PCs, 8 nos. of IBM tower Servers and one high-end IBM blade server in the Central Computer Center.
(c) Sports/Indoor Games and Gym:
Student Activities Center (SAC) of the institute organizes and manages sports, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of students and staffs. It has adequate sport facilities like Badminton courts with standard size of synthetic flooring, proper light and ventilation, two International standard synthetic Tennis courts with class-3 flood lights and modern seating arrangement for the spectators, two Volleyball grounds with standard quality grounds with flood lights, two Basketball courts facility with standard size of concrete flooring, proper light, Pool Table, Table Tennis and football ground.
In addition to above, the institute has a Gymnasium Hall equipped with varieties of equipments i.e more than 15 stations for specific body part exercise. Further, the SAC provides coaching camps for various games like Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Handball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Swimming and Yoga etc.