Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University

Coordinates: 26°56′39″N 80°56′23″E / 26.9443029°N 80.9396275°E / 26.9443029; 80.9396275
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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
Former names
  • Uttar Pradesh Technical University
  • Gautam Buddh Technical University
  • Mahamaya Technical University
Motto in English
Excellence in action is yoga
TypeState Government University
Established26 July 2000 (23 years ago) (2000-07-26)
ChancellorGovernor of Uttar Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorProf. J. P. Pandey
Location, ,
26°56′39″N 80°56′23″E / 26.9443029°N 80.9396275°E / 26.9443029; 80.9396275
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
AffiliationsUGC, AICTE[1]

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), before 2015 as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), is a public collegiate university in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University through the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000. To reduce workload and to ensure proper management, the university was bifurcated into separate universities, Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU) and Mahamaya Technical University (MTU), with effect from 1 May 2010.[2] In 2013, as a new government came into power, the university was formed again by combining the two on 5 January 2013.[3]

It is an affiliating university, with approximately 800 colleges affiliated to it.[4] The university was earlier on the IET Lucknow campus. Now it is in its newly inaugurated campus in Jankipuram, Lucknow. Additionally, the university had a Centre and Regional Office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.[5]


Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), was established by the government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000 (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).[5]

The university was bifurcated into the Mahamaya Technical University and Gautam Buddha Technical University as of 1 May 2010 for better management of education in the state. On 1 May 2013, the Uttar Pradesh government decided to merge GBTU and MTU to bring back the original form of UPTU. On 31 October 2013, GBTU and MTU merged back to UPTU, the university with the maximum number of colleges affiliated to it, in India.[2] On 18 September 2015, the university was officially renamed as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University.[6]

In February 2023, Alok Kumar Rai was appointed the vice-chancellor (additional charge) of the university.[7]


The university is affiliating in nature and its jurisdiction spanned the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the largest technical universities in India and perhaps in Asia. Because of its size, the number of colleges affiliated with it, and geographic dispersion, it is sub-divided into five zones with 150–160 colleges in each zone for the ease of management and facilitating inter-zonal comparison and possible internal competition to enhance the quality of teaching-learning processes.[5]

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, now in August 2019, 785 colleges and institutions. The task of the university included conducting the SEE-UPTU for admission to programs affiliated with it. The university conducted central examinations each semester for all the affiliated colleges and institutions. Results were declared using technology-enabled systems. At present, in August 2019 around 4,00,000 students are enrolled in its programmes. The medium of instruction and examination is English.[5]

As per a dipstick study conducted by MeritTrac in association with UPTU Watch magazine (2011), the engineering talent pool of the university was found to be significantly better than the national average.[8]


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Courses offered[edit]

The university offers undergraduate courses in engineering, architecture, hotel management and catering technology, fashion and apparel design, and pharmacy. These lead to degrees of B.Tech, B.Arch, BHMCT, BFAD, and B.Pharma respectively. The university offers postgraduate courses in computer applications and business administration leading to degrees of MCA, MBA and MBA (Rural Development).[12]

The university received its lowest number of applications in 2016, lowest in past 5 years.[13] The university offers training and placement support to affiliated colleges and institutes through the University industry interface cell(UIIC).[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

List of notable people who studied at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow.

Film and television[edit]

Entrepreneur and other[edit]


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  1. ^ "Accreditation: Universities: Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow". All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) website. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "UPTU Circular" (PDF) (in Hindi). Lucknow. 28 May 2010. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Govt merges MTU, GBTU to form UPTU". The Times Of India.
  4. ^ "Institute List". Gautam Buddh Technical University. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "About AKTU • Know Your College • AKTU".
  6. ^ "UPTU Renamed". No. August 1, 2015. IndiaToday. IndiaToday. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ "अनुशासनहीनता के आरोप में एकेटीयू के कुलपति प्रो. पीके मिश्रा हटाए गए, लखनऊ विश्वविद्यालय के प्रो आलोक राय को मिला चार्ज". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Engineering Talent Pool Survey Report". UPTU Watch. 10 February 2011. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). AKTU. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "List Of Affiliated Institute". Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  11. ^ "About Us". www.mnnit.ac.in. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  12. ^ Courses offered by gbtu Archived 16 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine, uptu.ac.in Retrieved 09-07-2012
  13. ^ "UPSEE courses not so popular among students?". The Times of India. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi | National Portal of India".
  15. ^ "Praveen Kumar Nishad - National Portal of India".
  16. ^ "Yasar Shah(Samajwadi Party(SP)):Constituency- MATERA(BAHRAICH) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  17. ^ Krishna, Srikanth (20 April 2018). "Who is Swati Maliwal and why is she on indefinite hunger strike?". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  18. ^ "Arun Verma- About". Arun Verma. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  19. ^ "About". Srijan Pal Singh. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  20. ^ "Prof. (Dr.) D.S. Chauhan - Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  21. ^ "Prof. Prem Vrat - Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  22. ^ "Prof. Kripa Shanker - Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  23. ^ "Dr. R K Khandal - Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  24. ^ "Prof. Onkar Singh - Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  25. ^ "Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  26. ^ Mullick, Rajeev (20 June 2017). "PM Modi to inaugurate AKTU's newly constructed campus in Lucknow today". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  27. ^ "Prof. Vineet Kansal". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  28. ^ Mullick, Rajeev (5 January 2022). "Professor Pradeep Kumar Mishra is new VC of AKTU". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  29. ^ "Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  30. ^ "Prof. Alok Kumar Rai". Retrieved 5 September 2023.
  31. ^ "Vice Chancellor". Retrieved 5 September 2023.

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