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Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal established this Polytechnic in 1963 with a munificent donation of RS. 7,50,000/- from Shri Arvind N. Mafatlal and his brothers and named the same after their uncle Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal.
Mafatlal family and their industries have taken keen interest in developing the same and given financial support which stands at RS. 43,26,000/- at present. The Polytechnic receives Grants and Project fund from the State and Central Governments for establishing facilities and developing its infrastructures. The Polytechnic has developed excellent interaction and liaison with industries and has received financial support for a variety of projects and towards equipment support.
S.B.M. Polytechnic has created a name for itself by maintaining high standard of discipline and performance. The Polytechnic believes in organising need-based programmes and assisting in-service personnel in education and training activities. The Polytechnic has developed Sandwich Programmes and has diversified its conventional programmes initiated in 1963 into variety of discipline areas as First Level as well as Post-Diploma Level along with in-service programmes. The Polytechnic is a grant-in-aid autonomous institution affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. The Polytechnic is being managed by the duly constituted Managing Council.
The Polytechnic is located on Road No. 3 crossing Swami Vivekanand Road, Vile Parle (West) at a distance of about two and half km on the west of either Vile Parle or Andheri Railway Station on the Western Railway. The Polytechnic may be reached by a three minutes walk from the Irla Naka Bus Stop. It is bounded on the north by Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homeopathic Medical College, on the east by offices of the Khadi & Village Industries Commission and on the west by the Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital Building. The Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, the Mithibai College of Arts and Chauhan Institute of Science are situated nearby on the south of Polytechnic. Bus routes available from Andheri Rly. Station (West) are 4 Ltd., 84 Ltd., 202 Ltd., 358 Ltd., 201, 253. The ground plus Five storeyed building of the Polytechnic houses the Administrative Offices, Class rooms, Library, Laboratories, Drawing Halls, Computer Centres, Staff-rooms, Engineering Workshops, as well as Canteen, Staff Club and Staff and Students’ Common Rooms.
For achieving these, SBMP strives to
(a) Develop better approach, skills and attitude to work
(b) Bridge Theory-Practice gap and stress on Application and Utility of Programmes.
(c) Ensure participating and association of Faculty through Staff Development Activities.
(d) Promote Institute Industry Interaction for mutual help.