|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. It was rechristened G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. keeping in view the contributions of Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, the then Chief Minister of UP.
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) houses 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 Rane Madras limited
- Pantnagar Airport - It is a domestic airport that serves the town of Pantnagar that is operated by the Airports Authority of India.
Between 2005 and 2008, the Government of Uttarakhand offered a subsidy to Jagson Airlines to undertake a scheduled flight between Pantnagar and New Delhi. The airline uses an 18 seater Dornier 228 on the route. This was however withdrawn in 2008 when the runway size was increased. The government then invited Deccan Aviation to fly on the Delhi - Pantnagar route. Kingfisher Airlines, which took over Deccan Aviation, undertakes seasonal flights to Pantnagar as the weather does not allow it to fly around the year.
- 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.
- "In its bid to connect the state through aviation, Uttaranchal government today signed an agreement with private carrier Jagson Airlines to launch a direct flight between Delhi and Pantnagar". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times. 2005-10-28. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- "Fly to Pantnagar, Uttarakhand asks Deccan". Business Standard. 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- "Kingfisher looks to shut some stations, reduce workforce". Hindustan Times (livemint). 17 November 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
- Official site of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
- Official site of College of Technology, G.B.P.U.A & T, Pantnagar