Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, a premier institute of the region was established by Late Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia on November 1, 1960 with a donation from Gangajali Trust fund. The Institute started with B.E. in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering. Now the Institute offers 9 full time Under Graduate programmes leading to degree in Bachelor of Technology and 8 full time Post Graduate Courses (5 ME/M.Tech., MCA, MBA And M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry) in the areas of Engineering, Science and Management. It is an autonomous institute, which is Grant in Aid by Government of Madhya Pradesh and managed by the Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Education Society chaired by Hon'ble Shrimant Jyotiraditya M. Scindia. The college campus is spread over an area of 85 acres of lush green land with natural surroundings.
Institute has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) - An autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission vide letter No. F-19-26/EC(SC-14)/DO/2016/39.1, New Delhi, Dated 29.03.2016 for Five years and Reaccredited for further Five years upto 21.03.2027.
Four B.Tech Programs i.e. Civil, CSE (upto 30.06.2024) and Mechanical, E&I (upto 30.06.2025) has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) (Accreditation of Tier I Engineering Institutions under Washington Accord)
Institute has been accorded academic autonomy by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya vide letter No. F-5/RGPV/Academic/Autonomy/2011/59, Bhopal, Dated 07.01.2011 w.e.f. session 2010-11.
Institute has been accorded autonomy by University Grant Commission, New Delhi vide letter No. F. 22-1/2015(AC), New Delhi, Dated 01.05.2015 w.e.f. session 2015-16.
Barkatullah University Bhopal
Institute has been accorded autonomy by Barkatullah University Bhopal vide letter No. 1618/Academic/Affiliation/2015,Bhopal, Dated 09.07.2015.