|District||Udham Singh Nagar|
|Elevation||344 m (1,129 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UK 06|
The town is famous for having the first agricultural university of India which was established on 17 November 1960. Previously the university was called the Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University or Pantnagar University, since it has been rechristened G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.
In recent years, an integrated industrial estate has been established near the campus which houses companies such as Tata, Bajaj, Nestle, Dabur and Vedanta Resources.
Before November 2000 Pantnagar was in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. After 9 November 2000 it became part of the new Indian state of Uttarkhand, which is located in the northern part of India and known for its natural beauty. Uttarkhand was carved out of Himalayan and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Pantnagar University houses ten colleges:
- College of Agriculture
- College of Technology 
- College of Home Science 
- College of Basic Science & Humanities
- College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
- College of Fisheries
- College of Agri-Business Management
- College of Post Graduate Studies
- College of Forestry & Hill Agriculture, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal (off-campus)
- VCSG College of Horticulture, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal (off-campus)
There are primary and secondary level schools located on the university campus. These include Campus school, Bal Nilyam Shishu Vidyalaya, Primary school, Pantnagar Inter College, Government Girls Inter College and Saraswati Shishu Mandir.
Integrated industrial estate
The Integrated Industrial Estate, Pantnagar of the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) has worked with the companies like Ashok Leyland, Vedanta Resources, RSB Transmission, Bajaj Motors Ltd., Delphi TVS Diesel System, and New Allenberst Works Ltd setting up their manufacturing units. and Tata Motors 
- Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, website.
- College of Technology Official website
- 75 ancillaries of Tata Motors coming up in Pantnagar Business Standard, 1 April 2008.
- Tata to set up mini Nano pant at Pantnagar Indian Express
- Tata seeks more land at Pantnagar for Nano Business Standard, 12 December 2008.
- Official site of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
- Official site of College of Technology, G.B.P.U.A & T, Pantnagar