SES is registered under Society’s Registration Act XXI of 1860 and is the largest philanthropic society in the whole of country. It is managed by eminent citizens of Surat from different cross sections of the society. Faculty of Architecture is an important part of SES and is patronized by Donors for its inception and functioning.

A relative insensitivity towards architecture and design in 1990's led to the decision to add Faculty of Architecture to already proposed Engineering College by Sarvajanik Education Society (SES) in the year 1995 conceived and supported by Art & Architecture Education and Research Trust (AAERT) and Sarvodaya Sahakari Bank (SSB) respectively.