Harcourt Butler Technical University - HBTI
Harcourt Butler Technical University Kanpur has been established in year 2016 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh with a view for making it a leading Residential University to become a Centre of Excellence with focus on Research and Development and Incubation in the field of Engineering, Technology, Basic & Applied Sciences, Humanities, Social Science & Management Architecture and other professional courses. HBTU aims to promote studies, research & innovation in Engineering areas of higher education, to enhance skill development through continuing education programme and knowledge and to achieve excellence in higher Technical education.
On academic front, the University is running Four Schools with thirteen Undergraduate Programmes in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Leather Technology , Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Food Technology , Oil Technology, Paint Technology and Plastic Technology along with M.C.A, full time & part time M.Tech. Programme in various disciplines and going to start full time Ph.D. programme in number of disciplines as part of Quality Improvement Programme of MHRD and TEQUP-II. In view of the emerging need of the time, the University is planning to start number of Programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level in the near future.
The University provides a congenial environment for the holistic growth and all round development of the students such that they become globally acceptable personalities with communication skills, proper attitudes, aptitudes, problem solving capabilities and to work as a team.
Since 1921 Harcourt Butler Technical University (Formerly HBTI Kanpur) has always been a paragon and a source of inspiration in the field of science and technology. It has maintained its conspicuous presence in the technical world. H.B.T.I. has a history of realization, fulfilment of necessities and advancement in the field of science and technology. It is dedicated for the cause of rapid industrial development, creating a healthy environment for applied researches and above all to carve out men and women, having a truly rational and scientific demeanour. ‘Attitude’ is the watchword – taking care of which the personality of every harcourtian is moulded. Its roots are as deep as its outlook. “Government Research Institute, Cawnpore” was established in 1920, which was renamed as “Government Technological Institute” in 1921. Finally in 1926 it got the name by which we know it today “Harcourt Butler Technological Institute”. Now as per Act No. 11 of 2016 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh it become university, i.e., Harcourt Butler Technical University Kanpur.
The University is spread across two campuses, the east campus (77 acres) and the west campus (271 acres) situated about 3 km apart.