Uttar Pradesh Technical University
|Uttar Pradesh Technical University|
|Motto||yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam Sanskrit: योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्|
|Motto in English||Excellence in action is yoga|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Kripa Shanker|
|Location||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, AICTE |
Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was a public university in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh set up by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on May 8, 2000. To reduce workload and to ensure proper management, the university was bifurcated into separate universities: Gautam Buddha Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University with effect from May 1, 2010. But in 2013 as Samajwadi Party came into power this university was again formed by combining Gautam Buddha Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University on January 5, 2013.
According to the university's website, it was the biggest technical university in Asia. It had approximately 637 colleges affiliated to it. The university was on the IET Lucknow campus. Additionally, the university had a Centre and Regional Office in Noida.
Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000 (vide Act No. 1248 (2)XVII-V-I-I-19-2000 Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam Sankhya 23 of 2000). Under the University Act, 'Technical Education' includes programmes of education, research and training in engineering, technology, architecture, town planning, pharmacy, applied arts and crafts and such other programmes and areas that the central government may declare by notification in the Gazette in consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The university was bifurcated into the Mahamaya Technical University and Gautam Buddha Technical University as of May 1, 2010 for better management of education in the state.On 05/01/2013 the uttar pradesh government has decided to merge GBTU and MTU to bring back the original form of UPTU.
The university was affiliating in nature and its jurisdiction spanned the state of Uttar Pradesh. It was one of the largest technical universities not only in India but perhaps in Asia. Because of its gigantic size and the number of colleges affiliated to it and geographic dispersion, it was sub-divided into five zones with 45–50 colleges in each zone for the ease of management and facilitating inter-zonal comparison and possible internal competition to enhance quality of teaching-learning processes.
The university envisioned to facilitate and nurture quality technical education and research in its own premises as well as all affiliated institutions. There were 49 affiliated colleges in 2000. The task of the university included conducting the SEE-UPTU for admission to programs affiliated to it. The university conducted central examinations each semester for all the affiliated colleges and institutions. Results were declared using technology-enabled systems. At present[when?] around 150,000 students are enrolled in its programmes. More than 50,000 students were admitted every year. The medium of instruction and examination was English.
As per a dipstick study conducted by MeritTrac in association with UPTU Watch magazine, the engineering talent pool of the university was found to be significantly better than the national average.
List of affiliated colleges 
Courses offered 
The university offered undergraduate courses in engineering, architecture, hotel management and catering technology, fashion and apparel design, and pharmacy, leading to degrees of B.Tech, B.Arch, BHMCT, BFAD, and B.Pharma respectively. The university offered postgraduate courses in computer applications and business administration leading to degrees of MCA, MBA and MBA (Rural Development).
The university offered the Bachelor of Technology course in the following fields:
|Electrical Engineering and Allied Fields||Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Allied Fields||Mechanical Engineering and Allied Fields|
|Computer Engineering and Allied Fields||Textile Engineering and Allied Fields||Agriculture Engineering and Allied Fields||Civil Engineering and Allied Fields|
- "Kripa Shanker appointed UPTU V-C". The Times Of India. 24 July 2009.[dead link]
- "Accreditation: Universities: Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow". All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) website.
- "UPTU Circular" (pdf) (in Hindi). Lucknow. 28. p. 1. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
- "UPTU Formed once again". 1. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Engineering Talent Pool Survey Report". UPTU Watch. 10. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
- Courses offered by gbtu, uptu.ac.in Retrieved 09-07-2012