First self-financed Engineering College of the State and Managed by Bhilai Institute of Technology TrustSeth Balkrishan was a great philanthropist and a paragon of human virtues. His contribution to the field of education, sports, social
uplift and the spiritual need of the community are legendary in Bhilai and indeed in the region. His enlightened humanity is beacon of hope in these difficult
years when we as people are experiencing the pains of moving towards a real national identity, a cultural and an emotional integration, his example may inspire
the faculty and the future graduates of the BHILAI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY to serve the industries and people of India to best of their abilities.
The biggest leap towards modernity and development of the Chhattisgarh region was the establishment of Bhilai Steel Plant at Bhilai. This single step proved to be an important factor in the transformation of an agrarian society into a thriving industrial region. These important developments necessitated suitably trained personnel. With above in view, some organizations, industrialists, charitable institutions and philanthropic societies of the region took an initiative for establishing an engineering educational institution. For this a trust was formed and duly registered. The Government of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh accorded the permission to open a self supporting and self financing engineering institute and thus in July 1986, Bhilai Institute of Technology came into existence.